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General Manager

Job Group ‘S’
Purpose
The General Manager is responsible for providing strategic advice to the Board and Chairperson, developing & executing the company’s business strategies, preparing and implementing comprehensive business plans to facilitate achievement of the organization objectives. The position reports to the Board.
Responsibilities

·         Developing and executing the organization’s business strategies in order to attain the goals of the Board and shareholders;
·         Providing strategic advice to the Board and Chairperson so that they will have an accurate view of the market and the company’s future;
·         Preparing and implementing comprehensive business plans aiming to achieve cost-effective operations and market development activities;
·         Ensuring organization’s policies and legal guidelines are communicated across the organization and that they are followed at all times;
·         Communicating and maintaining trust relationships with all stakeholders including shareholders, suppliers, legal authorities and employees;
·         Overseeing the organization’s financial performance and investments;
·         Delegating and supervising the work of senior managers who report to him/her to drive optimal performance;
·         Reading all submitted reports by lower rank managers to reward performance, prevent issues and resolve problems;
·         Analyze problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure company survival and growth.
Qualifications
·         Master’s Degree in Business Administration or management or any other related field;
·         BSC in Food Science & Technology/Dairy Technology;
·         At least 10 years working experience in management positions in the food industry;
·         Meet the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.
Skills and Competencies
·         Demonstrable experience in developing strategic and business plans,
·         Good knowledge of market changes and competitor forces that influence the organization,
·         Familiarity with corporate governance, management best practices,
·         Good organizational and leadership skills
·         Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills,
·         Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities

Factory Supervisor
Job Group ‘Q’
Purpose To manage and coordinate all the activities within the factory
Responsibilities
·         Overseeing the administrative and technical aspects of different sections in the factory;
·         Planning of production schedules on weekly basis as per market demand;
·         Allocating duties and instructing the supervisors in the various sections;
·         Reviewing, approving and advising on internal reports from the various sections;
·         Approving all accounting and internal control documentation;
·         Advising the Head of Production on key issues that impact the production function;
·         Assessing and appraising the performance of production staff;
·         Preparing the production budget for management;
·         Ensuring production targets are achieved;
·         Ensuring production controls on raw materials, packaging materials and utilities;
·         Assisting in the sourcing and procurement of milk within his/her region;
·         Acting as the factory’s representative in charge of affairs within the defined region of operation, when required to do so;
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by immediate supervisor.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology or related field;
·         Certified in ISO Systems Management/Quality Management Systems – KEBS;
·         Over five (5) years’ work experience, two (2) years of which are at supervisory level in a dairy factory/plant;
·         Meet the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Production Supervisor
Job Group Q
Purpose To manage the production process
Responsibilities
·         Create and oversee an employee training schedule that emphasizes productivity and resource conservation
·         Evaluate each station of the manufacturing process to ensure maximum efficiency
·         Enforce safety policies and procedures (both in-house and regulatory) to decrease the potential for employee injuries on the job
·         Assume responsibility for manufacturing processes in the plant
·         Inspect products prior to dispatch to ensure accurate labelling and record keeping
·         Maintain open lines of communication between employees, management and executives
·         Ensure all resources and assets are used efficiently and correctly
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field required
·         Previous experience in a supervisory capacity
·         5+ years’ manufacturing plant experience
·         Ability to create and follow schedules
·         Organization skills and willingness to assume accountability for plant practices required
·         Meet the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Maintenance Officer
Job Group ‘L’
Purpose
To manage the maintenance and servicing of factory machines
Responsibilities
·         Overseeing the planning and implementation of maintenance of the factory machines;
·         Supervising the service and repairs of machines;
·         Liaising with the project Engineer on the planning and implementation of projects;
·         Ensuring compliance to the statutory inspections;
·         Ensuring availability of spares parts as well as monitoring stock levels and inventory control;
·         Conducting training of staff and assigning duties
·         Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisory.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor degree in Engineering or its equivalent, Registered Engineer with Engineer’s Registration Board (ERB),
·         Over 5 years’ experience in Food Industry 2 of which should be at supervisory level,
·         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

Milk Procurement Supervisor
Job Group ‘L’
Purpose
To manage and coordinate all raw milk procurement activities in the field
Responsibilities
·         Managing all raw milk field analysis,
·         Accounting for all raw milk collection quantities
·         Supervising activities at milk collection centers,
·         Training of staff in the field,
·         Liaising with Kenya Dairy Board on all official matters,
·         Liaising with farmers on issues of milk quality,
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager
Qualifications
·         Degree in Dairy Technology.
·         3 years’ experience in the industry.
·         Excellent  communication skills
·         Attention to detail
·         High integrity
·         Ability to work extra hours
·         Computer literate.

Finance Officer
Job Group ‘K’
Purpose
The Finance Officer is responsible for the financial resources of the organization
Responsibilities
·         Budget planning, Offering Financial advice to GM and Board,
·         Offering business decision support,
·         Collecting, interpreting and reviewing financial information,
·         Predicting future financial trends,
·         Reporting to management and stakeholders, and providing advice how the organization’s future business decisions might be impacted,
·         Producing financial reports related to budgets, account payables, account receivables, and expenses,
·         Developing long-term business plans based on financial reports,
·         Reviewing, monitoring and managing budgets,
·         Developing strategies that work to minimize financial risk,
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by the  Managing Director
Qualifications
·         Degree in Finance, Economics, Commerce (Accounting or Finance Option) or CPA(K)
·         Over three (3) years’ relevant work experience.
·         Meet the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.
Skills and Competencies
·          Excellent analytical skills
·         Good negotiation skills, Ability to develop strong working relationships, Commercial and business awareness,
·         Good communication skills – both written and verbal,
·         A keen eye for detail,
·         Ability to probe further into data, Ability to stick to time constraints,
·         High integrity

Shift Production Supervisors
Job Group ‘K’
Purpose
Organize workflow by assigning responsibilities and preparing schedules

Responsibilities
·          Set daily/weekly/monthly objectives and communicate them to employees,
·         Oversee and coach employees,
·         Ensure the safe use of equipment and schedule regular maintenance,
·         Check production output according to specifications,
·         Submit reports on performance and progress,
·         Identify issues in efficiency and suggest improvements,
·         Train new employees on how to safely use machinery and follow procedures,
·         Enforce strict safety guidelines and company standards
Qualifications
·         Bachelors’ degree in food sciences /analytical chemistry OR Higher National Diploma in Food Science or Analytical Chemistry,
·         3 years’ experience as a Production Supervisor or similar role,
·         Experience in using various types of production machinery and tools will be an added advantage

Quality Officer
Job Group ‘J’
(2 Posts)
Purpose
To test milk and its by-products in accordance with the set Quality standards
Responsibilities
·         Analyzing bacteriological and microbiological content of milk and milk products,
·         Analyzing chemical content of milk and milk products,
·         Grading milk at the point of receipt,
·         Sampling milk at the various critical control points/stages of processing,
·         Standardizing of chemicals for milk testing,
·         Testing detergent concentration before the cleaning process
·         Cleaning the laboratory,
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by immediate supervisor
Qualifications
·         Higher National Diploma in Laboratory Technology/Food Science/Analytical Chemistry, 2 years’ experience in related field

Sales Representative
Job Group ‘K’
(9 Posts)
Purpose
The main duty of a Sales Representative is to serve customers by selling products to them and thus meeting their needs.
Responsibilities
·         Servicing existing accounts, obtaining orders, and establishing new accounts by planning and organizing daily work schedule to call on existing or potential sales outlets,
·         Focusing sales efforts by studying current and potential volume of customers.
·         Submitting orders by referring to price lists and product literature.
·         Keeping management informed by submitting routine activity reports, such as daily call reports, weekly work plans, and monthly and annual territory analyses.
·         Monitoring competition by gathering current marketplace information on pricing, products, new products, delivery schedules and merchandising techniques.
·         Recommending changes in products and services, by evaluating results and competitor activities,
·         Resolving customer complaints by investigating problems; developing solutions;
·         Preparing reports and making recommendations to management.
·         Keeping abreast of modern sales techniques by attending educational workshops;
·         Reviewing professional publications;
·         Establishing personal networks;
·         Participating in professional societies.
·         Providing historical records on own area customer sales data.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Sales,
·         Commerce or business management
·         At least 3 years of experience in selling Fast Moving Consumer Goods
Skills and Competencies
·         Customer Service Skills,
·         Ability to speak in a friendly way to customers and potential customers,
·         Good listening skills,
·         Ability to offer and communicate options to customers,
·         Good Communication Skills-speaking to customers about a product’s different features, and answering any questions they might have.
·         Flexibility and ability to work long hours, nights or weekends.
·         Persistence with ability to bounce back after losing a sale.

Sales Assistant
Job Group ‘H’
(9 Posts)
Purpose
The key role of assistant Sales Representative is to provide support to the Sales Representative during selling. He/she will perform routine clerical duties and helps in van or truck selling
Responsibilities
·         Advising customers and answering any queries, they may have, from stock availability and details of special offers to a product’s price
·         Handling customer’s transactions, while sales Representative is doing the selling,
·         Ensuring stocks in the van, trucks and wholesale are adequate,
·         Checking for First in First out (FIFO),
·         Helping in van delivery to customers,
·         Any other duty assigned by the Sales Representative
Qualifications
·         Diploma in Sales, Commerce, economics, business management or sociology,
·         At least 2 years’ experience in selling Fast Moving Consumer Goods
Skills and Competencies
·         Data Entry Skills,
·         Reporting Skills,
·         Administrative Writing Skills,
·         Understanding the Customers,
·         Customer Focus,
·         Attention to Detail,
·         Team-working skills

Technical Operators (4 Mechanical, 3 Electrical & 1 Instrumentalist)
J.G.’H’
(8 Posts)
Purpose
To operate and maintain milk packaging machines in line with the standard operating procedures and manuals
Responsibilities
·         Operating the milk packaging machine and ensuring its cleanliness,
·         Identifying and documenting problems during operations,
·         Maintaining and servicing the milk packaging machine,
·         Maintaining a record of the machine,
·         Achieving the set daily production targets according to the set quality standards of production,
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by immediate supervisor
Qualifications
·         Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Over two (2) years’ work experience in a food industry

IT Officer
JG ‘K’-
Purpose
To manage ICT functions at the plant
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Systems or equivalent from a University recognized in Kenya.
·         Good administration, organization and analytical skills.
·         Ability to multi-task, motivate and lead others.
·         Professional certification will be an added advantage.
·         Maintenance of software support is an added advantage.
Responsibilities
·         Reporting to the Head ICT, the Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:
·         Performing system analysis and suggest recommendations in liaison with user department.
·         Performing basic technical support for both hardware and software
·         Drawing and maintaining ICT equipment inventory.
·         Ensuring adherence to established ICT standards and policies.
·         Logging of ICT problems.
·         Performing system installation, configuration and renew software licenses.
·         Recommending and supervising hardware/software specification for information communication technology equipment.
·         Repairs and maintenance of information communication technology equipment and associated peripherals,
·         Drawing scheduling preventive maintenance of ICT infrastructure.
·         Troubleshooting of general ICT problems at the user level.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
How to Apply
Application forms and details of the vacancies can be accessed at www.murang’a.go.ke Applications should be submitted to the Public Service Board clearly indicating the position applied for ad reference number on the envelope addressed to:
Secretary
Murang’a County Public Service Board
P.O. Box 52 – 10200
MURANG’A
Applications can be hand delivered at the County Public Service Board Office located within the County Governor’s office, Murang’a on or before close of business on 8th January 2019.
Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.
Women, minorities and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, clearance and other relevant documents in support of their applications.
Applicants from other Counties are encouraged to apply

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