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Massive Recruitment by Brookside Dairies Kenya (23 Vacancies)

Brookside Africa Limited, a leading market player in the dairy sector, is seeking to recruit highly qualified committed and experienced individuals for the following position. Our vision is to be the market leader in East and Central Africa for milk and milk products and be the benchmark in the industry. Our operations are focused in the manufacture of safe quality milk and milk products.

Technical General Manager
General Manager – Technical (1 Post)
Reporting To Director – Manufacturing
The General Manager-Technical will provide overall management and co-ordination of the Technical Department, which provides technical services to all divisions and departments in Brookside Dairy Limited. He will ensure that the department provides cost effective, competitive, high quality engineering services to users. He will give strategic direction for the Department.

Key Responsibilities

·         Coordinate and provide leadership for the Technical Department
·         Offer advisory services to Technical Managers on Technical related issues in liaison with the Manufacturing Director
·         Ensure effective and efficient technical services are provided to the Factory and other departments
·         Supervise all Managers in the Technical department and offer oversight role that include allocating responsibilities and ensuring all sectional KPIs are set and met
·         Overall performance monitoring and machine efficiency
·         Offer general administrative services to all Technical sections to cover amongst others; staff management, management of contractors, performance appraisal reviews, cost management infrastructure facilities etc.
·         Ensure materials and spares are procured efficiently and effectively in liaison with the Purchasing and Supply Chain Department
·         Responsible for staff development in the department
·         Ensure department budget is prepared and approved on tote and carry out monthly and quarterly reviews
·         Co-ordinate project activities

Qualifications

·         Job Holder should hold a Bachelors’ degree in Engineering
·         A holder of Master’s Degree in Management will have added advantage
·         Should have over 10 years practical experience in manufacturing concern
·         Must have good management and leadership skills
·         Excellent communications, analytical and trouble shooting skills


Production Manager
Production Manager (1 post)
Reporting To General Manager – Manufacturing
The Production Manager will manage on a daily basis the production of all Brookside Dairy products by coordinating production with sales targets, ensuring adequate quality packaging materials, human resources, acquisition of and the use of the necessary utilities and services, budgetary control and to minimize wastage and losses.

Key Responsibilities

·         Develop a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual production plan in respect of capital, material, utility and human resources
·         Establish and achieve good manufacturing practice for the dairy industry
·         Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) and specification through consultation with all relevant departments to develop appropriate product and packaging specification and the test procedures to be followed
·         Development and maintenance of an employee and facility safety programme
·         Implement appropriate and agreed upon KPI’s and report to senior management and line staff for information
·         Ensure safety of both employees and visitors in all production processes
·         Ensure handling of products adhere to established hygiene standards in line with the company’s food safety policy

Qualifications

·         Job holder should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Dairy Technology
·         Should have over 6 years working experience in Foods and Beverages industry
·         Most he a team leader, team builder and effective communicator
·         Ability to handle difficult situations and provide solutions
·         Ability to plan and meet agreed targets
·         Willing and capable of puffing extra hours daily when need arises

Quality Assurance Manager
Quality Assurance Manager
Reporting To General Manager – Manufacturing
To develop, document and implement Quality Assurance Standards based on the requirements of ISO, National and Regional Standards and ensure compliance to all Legal and Statutory requirements. To also ensure that the company products are consistent, processes are validated and appropriate documentation is kept.

Responsibilities

·         Ensure consistent safe and quality products are produced that meet customer requirements
·         Validate documentation and processes along the entire value chain Coordinate and procure suitable lab equipment
·         Plan, monitor and review test results as per policy
·         Develop Quality Assurance plans by conducting hazard analysis, identify critical control points and preventative measures
·         Actively participate in Dairy Stakeholders, Product Design and Formulation meetings
·         Ensure compliance with Food Safety and Quality Standards for raw materials and finished products
·         Manage the procedure for Product release and traceability in cooperation with Production, Supply Chain and Sales
·         Analyze data aimed at improving the Quality Assurance System and operations
·         Develop and provide training for Food Safety and Quality requirements
·         Conduct company Food Safety audits as well as manage third party audits
·         Update existing Food Safety procedures and documentation to keep up with changing requirements
·         Oversee proper hygiene maintenance in the factory

Qualifications

·         Should have a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology, Dairy Science and Technology
·         Should have over 6 years working experience in Food and beverage Industry
·         Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015, FSSC 22000:2005, ISO 14001;2015 and OHSAS 18001;2007
·         Proven process audit skills.
·         Must demonstrate leadership and management skills
·         Excellent communication, analytical and trouble shooting skills
·         Ability to make independent and objective decisions
·         Must be a team leader


Regional Sales Managers
Regional Sales Managers (5 posts)
Reporting To General Manager – Sales
The Regional Sales Manager will be focused on driving distribution depth and perfect execution in the trade. He/she will be responsible for achieving overall sales targets and objectives for the region.

Responsibilities

·         Overall achievement of sales targets and objectives for the region
·         Driving new business opportunities and initiatives
·         Arrange for tactical promotions in the region
·         Determine ways to positively influence Distributors, Groceries and Key accounts growth.
·         Support field sales team to identify and remove blockers to success.
·         Participate in Sales meetings to understand challenges facing customers and sales team and develop plan of action to eliminate the challenges Identify market segments that need to be strengthened and develop programmes to help sales team scale and increase effectiveness
·         Ensure that full MSL is supplied to the trade
·         Ensure that relevant market segments get their full service package
·         Ensure perfect execution in all market segments

Qualifications

·         Must have a degree in a Business Management e.g. B.Com or Economics
·         Minimum 10 years’ experience in a senior Sales Management position Must be dynamic, self-motivated and result oriented
·         Must be prepared to spend 800’0 of the time in the field driving distribution, perfect market execution and relationship management with business partners
·         Must demonstrate track record in managing a dynamic and fast paced sales team dealing with FMCG products
·         Must be prepared to commit to achieving agreed sales objectives
·         Holds a valid driving license


Business Development Manager
Business Development Manager (1 Post)
Reporting To General Manager – Sales
Job Objective
The Business Development Manager will be focused on decision making for market segments where we operate, improve our response time to market issues, monitor industry trends, conduct competitor analysis and develop business plans. She/he will be responsible for overall strategic initiatives to enable faster investment and launches in these markets.

Responsibilities

·         Drive new business opportunities and initiatives Identify areas of Business expansion and engagement in top business opportunities
·         Develop strategic vision for the Key markets and recommend relevant products to be launched in these markets
·         Gather relevant market insights, intelligence and key economic indicators that can help in decision making
·         Gather accurate information on government regulations, custom regimes and import and export policies
·         Take action based on insights from the market
·         Identify market segments that need urgent investment and product launches

Qualifications

·         Degree in Business Administration or related field.
·         A master’s degree will be added advantage
·         Minimum of I0 years’ experience in a senior Sales Management position preferably in an FMCG company
·         Must be dynamic, self-motivated and result oriented
·         Must be prepared to travel 8008 of the time
·         Must be prepared to commit to achieving agreed objectives
·         Must demonstrate a track record in achieving results
·         Must have good interpersonal skills
·         Ability to work and build strong relationship at top senior management level
·         Must have strategic planning skills, problem solving, critical thinking and understanding of Finance
·         Must have proven skills in Sales

Transformation Manager
Transformation Manager (1 Post)
Reporting To Director – Sales
Job Objective
The Transformation Manager will be focused on ways to improve efficiency and productivity.
She/He will be responsible for overall strategic initiatives to ensure the right innovative plans and programmes are in place to support the business and ensure we retain a competitive edge.

Responsibilities

·         Continuously evaluate functions and roles to ensure efficiency and high level of productivity
·         Bring up new innovative and creative ideas of working thinking out of the box and constantly looking for new opportunities
·         Constantly look at business operations and offer solutions on how to do them differently and much more effectively with better results
·         Use technology to improve efficiency and productivity Monitor targets, productivity and recommend solutions
·         Critically look at areas of wastage and recommend solutions Ensure perfect execution in all functions/roles

Qualifications

·         Must have attained a degree in a Business course
·         Minimum 10 years’ experience either in Sales Management or Finance position
·         Applicants with experience in Strategic Management will have added advantage
·         Ability to analyse functions and roles with the objective of enhancing efficiency and productivity
·         Must be innovative, creative and be prepared to think out of the box – not afraid to bring new ideas
·         Must be dynamic self -driven and result oriented Must have excellent presentation skills
·         Must have good interpersonal skills


Sales Managers
Sales Managers (10 posts)
Reporting To Regional Sales Manager

Responsibilities

·         Achieve Route to Market objectives of the company
·         Ensure perfect implementation of service package to all key partners
·         Achieve perfect execution in all trade activations & in all outlets
·         To work with Distributors & Key Partners to ensure they achieve agreed sales targets
·         Work with the Regional Manager to ensure retention of existing customers’ base
·         Ensure set sales targets are achieved in line with the set departmental policies and procedures
·         Distribution monitoring (numeric & depth) in designated areas to ensure 100% presence of company products
·         Coordinate daily/weekly activities of the Sales Representatives
·         Train and monitor performance of the Sales Representatives
·         Effectively communicate products and service information and billing procedures to all customers
·         Debt management and timely payment collection from all authorized credit customers
·         Recommend changes on current/existing distribution structures – routes/timings etc.
·         Develop and sustain new and existing market channels  

Qualifications

·         Minimum degree holder in a business related field
·         Minimum 5 years’ experience in FMCG related field
·         Prepared to work in any location in Kenya
·         Willing to spend 80% of his time in the field
·         Self-driven, highly motivated, dynamic has initiative and can work with minimal supervision
·         Good interpersonal and communication skills Holds a valid driving license


Marketing General Manager
General Manager – Marketing (1 Post)
Reporting To Director – Marketing
Job Objective
To develop the Marketing Strategy for the Company in line with company objectives i.e. Brand Development, Competitive Intelligence and Public Relations.

Responsibilities

·         Plan and implement promotional programmes In-charge of Communication
·         Oversee the company’s Marketing budget
·         Co-ordinate Marketing campaigns with Sales activities
·         Monitor and report effectiveness of Marketing Communications
·         Manage and train a team of 12 people Researches and analyses market trends

Qualifications

·         A recognized degree in Marketing Public Relations or similar field. A master’s degree will be an added advantage
·         Demonstrated and proven successful experience in a similar role for five or more years
·         Demonstrated experience in designing strategies and campaigns to achieve marketing objectives
·         Demonstrated understanding of the marketing communications and media industries
·         Experience in crisis management and dealing with adverse publicity
·         Persuasive and articulate with exceptional positive communication and presentation skills
·         Possession of strong organizational and time management skills
·         Able to think laterally, strategically and realistically
·         An excellent team player who considers organisational goals a priority


Brand Manager
Brand Manager (1 Post)
Reporting To General Manager – Marketing

Responsibilities

·         Develop and execute Marketing programs that increase brand identity and bend awareness
·         Brand positioning in the market
·         Translate brand strategies into brand plans and brand positioning
·         Lead creative development and motivating stimulus to get targeted population to take action”
·         Establish performance specifications, cost and price parameters, market applications and sales estimates
·         Measure and report performance of brand in all marketing campaigns
·         Coach the team and get the best from everyone
·         Monitor market trends, research consumer markets and competitors’ activities
·         Identify opportunities and key brand issues
·         Oversee brand marketing and advertising activities to ensure consistency with product line strategy
·         Monitor product distribution and consumer reactions
·         Develop new and innovative growth strategies

Qualifications

·         University degree in Business or Marketing Management
·         Ability to withstand work pressure
·         Drive for results and strong leaderships skills
·         Excellent understanding of full marketing mix
·         Highly creative and innovative
·         Experience in identifying target audiences and devising campaigns that engage, inform and motivate
·         Ability to develop brand and marketing strategies
·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
How to Apply
If you believe you fit the required profile, please send your application together with a detailed curriculum vitae and contacts of three referees.
Apply online to hr@brookside.co.ke by close of business Monday, 14th May 2018. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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