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Recruitment by Isuzu East Africa, Kenya

Isuzu East Africa (Isuzu EA) is the leading motor vehicle assembler in East Africa, selling a wide range of Isuzu vehicles with a solid foundation established by the Isuzu brands automotive excellence going back over 40 years in this market.

With more than 15 models in its line-up, the Isuzu brand has dominated the new vehicle segment for seven years in a row since 2012, achieving a market share of 39.1% by end of 2018.
This is a testimony to customer confidence in its vehicles and excellent after-sales service.
We are looking for a highly engaged candidate with a track record of excellence to fill the following position:


Product Engineer
Ref: Isuzu/01
Reporting to the Manager, Product Engineering & Product Planning, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:
·         Develop validation and test procedures for vehicle components and vehicle systems and ensure compliance with testing and product standards.
·         Conduct controlled engineering vehicle test for all products, analyse data and prepare technical reports for review.
·         Conduct vehicle market benchmark for all models with competition, analyse and issue technical reports.
·         Execute product change requests for the existing models in liaison with Isuzu and Supplier Quality Engineer.
·         Conduct tests for vehicle systems original samples as per source plant and vehicle design specifications prior to localization.
·         Conduct inspection, technical evaluation and root cause analysis of product field quality cases.
·         Collect and analyse technical data for engineering test demo program vehicles and prepare technical progress reports for review.
·         Establish equipment requirement for vehicle engineering test processes and manage calibration and maintenance program for the equipment.
·         Control vehicle original samples as per company procedures.
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·         Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
·         Five (5) years relevant experience.
·         Experience in automotive mechanics and systems.
·         Must be innovative, possess excellent analytical, problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills.

Production Supervisor
Ref: Isuzu/02
Reporting to the Production Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:
·         Prepare and meet production schedules effectively and efficiently.
·         Resource and lead production teams,
·         Monitor and control operating costs.
·         Apply lean manufacturing and ISO principles and tools in the section, maintain and update the records required to demonstrate compliance to the manufacturing systems.
·         Initiate and promote safe work practices and enforce compliance with workplace organization, health and safety and environmental standards.
·         Meet quality targets through adherence to established methods and work standards,
·         Initiate and support continuous improvement programs.
·         Performance monitoring and management reports.
·         Shop floor labour relations management.
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·         Bachelor’s degree in a Mechanical Engineering (Production or Automotive).
·         At least five (5) years’ relevant work experience in a manufacturing environment.
·         Good organization, planning, problem-solving, communication and Interpersonal skills.

Maintenance Planner
Ref: ISUZU/03
Reporting to the EHS, Facilities & Plant Maintenance Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:
·         Prepare and maintain preventive maintenance and statutory inspection schedule and follow up for implementation.
·         Receive incoming work orders, identify scope, and analyse the required level of planning.
·         Develop safety procedures, including lock-out/tag-out procedures available to employees and ensure all aspects of the existing safety policy are incorporated into the job plan and facilitate permit writing training.
·         Responsible for outage planning activities such as scope identification and control, scheduling, coordination, risk assessment, execution and continuous improvement.
·         Determine and include quality assurance /quality control requirements on job by developing the specific check sheets to the task.
·         Procure equipment and specialized tools required to perform the work and maintain the equipment register.
·         Gather and maintain the necessary engineering or technical documents, specifications and drawings.
·         Develop clear and concise work procedures and maintain all standardized work.
·         Determine and arrange for parts required to perform the work in liaison with the maintenance supervisor.
·         Manage maintenance data collection and information gathering to produce reports as and when required.
·         Management of the technical expense stores.
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·         Bachelors degree in Mechanical / Manufacturing / Electrical Engineering.

·         Five (5) years’ experience in a similar position in a manufacturing environment.
·         Experience in Project management will be an added advantage.
·         Excellent planning, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.

Leasing Technical Support Engineer
Ref: ISUZU/04
Reporting to the General Manager, Leasing Operations & Sales Engineering, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:
·         Evaluate bodybuilding and product warranty technical lease claims to determine cause and cost centers.
·         Liaison with the Leasing Cost Business Partner to capture all leasing operations costs.
·         Management of outsourced lease suppliers to assure quality and agreed turnaround time.
·         Monthly generation of data and Information for all lease vehicles for warranty and replacement cost monitoring.
·         Coordination of bodybuilding and product warranty repairs with Bodybuilding and Field engineering departments.
·         Monthly generation and update of lease vehicles technical information.
·         Management of annual government inspection of lease vehicles.
·         Support in the development of aftersales accessories and components.
·         Develop special equipment and customer special specification requirements.
·         Follow through execution of design concepts with Engineering and development suppliers.
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·         Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
·         Five (5) years relevant experience.
·         Good understanding of engineering quality processes.
·         Experience in managing several protects simultaneously.
·         Ability to deal with ambiguity, excellent presentation, communication & interpersonal skills.

Parts Sales Executive
Ref: ISUZU/05
Reporting to the Parts Sales Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:
·         Generate new parts and accessories business through dealer and customer engagement.
·         Manage the overall relationship and communication with allocated accounts.
·         Participate in marketing activities done by dealers.
·         Ensure Dealers have optimum levels of parts inventory.
·         Offer support in electronic parts catalogue installation, training, license renewals and activation of new branches.
·         Enforce compliance of the Isuzu Aftersales Policy by Dealers.
·         Prepare and present reports to aftersales management on dealer and fleet performance.
·         Review and Monitor dealer performance and develop initiatives to support growth and profitability of parts and accessories.
·         Implement action plans emanating from dealer and customer satisfaction surveys.
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·         Bachelors degree.
·         Five (5) years relevant experience.
·         Sales experience in a fast-paced industry.
·         Business acumen, customer locus, planning and organizing, attention to detail, communication and interpersonal skills.

Vehicle Warehouse Supervisor
Ref: ISUZU/06
Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:
·         Management of finished vehicle warehouse operations to ensure controls are in place and standards met.
·         Establish out-bound logistics requirements for finished vehicles.
·         Coordination with relevant service providers to ensure efficient and effective service delivery.
·         Monitor execution of vehicle care maintenance program and take corrective action.
·         Establish and deploy procedures, controls and standards for the section.
·         Maintenance of records in line with policies and procedures.
·         Prepare performance and management reports to guide and support decision making
·         Supervision of staff in the section.
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·         Bachelor’s degree.
·         Five (5) years’ relevant experience in warehouse operations.
·         Customer focus, planning and organizing, analytical, attention to detail, communication and interpersonal skills.
How to Apply
Please send your application letter and CV to:
The HR Manager, Compensation & HR Services,
Isuzu East Africa Ltd, Enterprise / Mombasa road,
P.O. Box 30527- 00100, Nairobi
OR e-mail: careers.kenya@isuzu.co.ke
Deadline: 25th February, 2019
Only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Attractive compensation packages will be offered to successful candidates.

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