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SumSum Bakery Ltd is a start up business serving the needs of customers in Nandi County and its surroundings. The bakery is expected to be officially commissioned in April 2011. Here is an opportunity to advance your career and grow with us.
1. General Manager (GM)
2. Manager: Production
3. Manager – Marketing, Sales & Distribution
4. Manager – Finance
5. Bakers
Applications are now being accepted for the following positions:
1. General Manager (GM)
Job ID: M:001
The position reports to the Executive Director/Proprietor.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications (summary)
·         Fluency in Swahili and English languages.
·         Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Management from an accredited or recognized institution.
·         Minimum of one (1) years relevant working experience in management or administrative duties in a medium/large size organization.
·         Strong background in food production and management, food safety and quality management systems.
·         Able to accurately understand the current status of the balance sheets and statements of bank accounts.
·         Knowledge of computers sufficient to fulfill management functions.
·         Must be knowledgeable in HR, Accounting, Marketing, Purchasing, Production and Distribution.
·         Be able to work independently.
·         Strong organizational, leadership and analytical skills.
·         ISO & KEBS conversant.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities (summary)
·         Responsible to oversee the daily management of the entire operations of the bakery.
·         Lead the implementation of the vision and mission of the company.
·         To plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the staff and resources for efficient, well-prepared, and profitable service of bakery and confectionery services.
·         Manage and supervise all Managers of all departments in accordance with established company standards, policies and procedures.
·         Manage administrative and sales costs to influence sale increases and minimize costs.
·         Adapt and use a system for quality control; compile and act on results of all monthly, quarterly and annual reports; quarterly and annual reviews, and supplemental action programs and use the data for quality control purposes and foresight planning.
2. Manager: Production
Job ID: M-002
The position reports to the General Manager (GM).
Required Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications (summary)
·         Fluency in Swahili and English languages.
·         Education: Degree or diploma food science and confectionary and/or a major in bakery production from a recognized/ accredited institution.
·         At least a minimum of one (1) year  professional bakery experience in a similar or progressively equivalent position in bakery industry.
·         A Thorough understanding of commercial high speed bakeries , and how it synchronizes with the affiliated departments such as Sales and Marketing, Accounting, Purchasing, Distribution, and Transportation etc.
·         Excellent people management and strong leadership skills in driving staff to fulfill business targets.
·         General Knowledge of computers sufficient to fulfill management functions.
·         Must be knowledgeable of statistical reports applicable to the industry.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities (summary)
·         Oversee the entire operation of all the bakery production lines.
·         Recruit, train, supervise and manage all production staff.
·         Reduce the production costs by ensuring the favorable usage of raw materials, labor and overhead costs.
·         Spearhead new product development to support the continuous business growth.
·         Overall supervision of  entire production department staff including but not limited to: Assistant Manager; Shift Supervisors; Flour Mixers; Bakers; Slicers; Packers; Loaders; Cleaners; Security Guards etc.
·         Takes accurate inventories of all incoming raw materials and outgoing products.
·         Have detailed knowledge of raw materials specifications and processing including bakery flours, fats, and yeast and dough conditioners.
·         Perform frequent quality control checks to ensure consistent high quality of all bakery products.
·         Ensure complete and timely delivery of orders to all customers.
·         Maintain clear records of movement of all products and crates in and out of production department.
·         Ensure ongoing regular in-house maintenance of all equipment and facility.
3. Manager – Marketing, Sales & Distribution
Job ID: M-003
The position reports to the General Manager (GM).
Required Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications (summary)
·         Fluent in Swahili, English  and Kalenjin languages
·         Education: Degree or Diploma in Business Administration/Management with a major in Marketing from an accredited institution.
·         At least minimum of 1 year professional experience in a similar or equivalent position.
·         Aggressive, result-oriented and able to work under pressure.
·         Proficiency in MS Office and other applicable computer packages.
·         Strong prioritization and time management skills.
·         A passion for gaining insights from customers, staffs and distributors.
·         Thorough understanding of sales and marketing, purchasing, distribution, and transportation.
·         Must be able to communicate clearly in order to effectively build and increase customer database.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
·         Manage the entire operation of the marketing, sales and distribution department
·         Plan and carry out direct marketing and sales activities, so as to maintain and develop progressively higher sale volumes.
·         Ensure that all Supervisors are adequately managing Distributors to deposit the money from the sales on their assigned routes, zones.
·         Ensure that all banking slips /cash are forward daily to finance department in a timely manner.
·         Ensure that all invoices tally with sales, cash and deposit slips from all sales department Supervisors and Distributors.
·         Assign duties, routes, zones and areas to all field Supervisors, Drivers, and Loaders and collaborate with the field
·         Supervisors to assign all the Distributors their routes and zones
·         Ensure timely and safe delivery of orders to all customers.
·         Spearhead marketing and sales of new products development to support the continuous business growth.
·         Control the budget and achieve sales and profit goals.
·         Find creative ways to increase sale volumes.
4. Manager – Finance
Job ID: M-004
Position reports to General Manager (GM)
Required Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications
·         Fluency in Swahili and English languages
·         Diploma or degree in Accounting & Finance from accredited institution/college.
·         Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent credentials.
·         Must be excited by growth, flexibility, and development
·         1-2 years experience preferably in the food and beverages industry.
·         Knowledgeable in preparing final books of accounts.
·         Proficiency in computer accounting software like QuickBooks etc.
·         Ability to provide specific analyses, interpretations and preparation of complex financial reports.
·         A high level of analytical skills and organization skills with experience using Excel and other similar computer programs.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
·         Perform professional accounting and auditing work of routine according to established procedures and regulations.
·         Make professional decisions and judgments in accordance with generally accepted accounting and auditing principles and practices.
·         Prepare, examine and analyze accounting records, financial statements or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
·         Develop, maintain and analyze budgets, prepare periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
·         Maintain financial records by entering, accessing and retrieving financial data using current computer technology.
·         Provide information and assistance to the executive leadership regarding budgets, expenditures and other financial matters.
·         Supervise the compilation and analysis of financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, and document business transactions.
·         Establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures.
·         Analyze and review all budgets and expenditures.
·         Calculate the daily cost of production.
·         Prepare the daily production forecast and raw material requisition.
·         Avail a weekly report to the General Managing on the cost of production.
·         Directs all bakery plant cost accounting activities.
5. Bakers
Job ID: B-001
3 positions
Position reports to the Production Manager
Required Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications
·         Fluency in Swahili and English
·         Minimum of 3-5 years experience as a baker in a busy commercial bakery.
·         Certificate or Diploma in Pastry Arts.
·         Experience in a variety of cake and /or loaves production.
·         High proficiency and dexterity in Scratch Baking of breads, rolls, muffins, Danish, pies, cakes, cookies, pastries, and other confectioneries.
·         Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
·         Experience with modern digitally controlled computerized bakery equipment.
·         Ability to manage/control production cost issues and offer solutions.
·         Self-motivated.
·         Ability to push, pull and lift up to 50 kgs without assistance.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
·         Overall responsibility to perform and /or supervise measuring, mixing, forming, cutting, molding, shaping, proofing of the dough and baking using a variety of devices.
·         Assists Production Manager with inventory and ordering.
·         Trains assisting staff in proper production, plating and presentation.
·         Be extremely vigilant about using exact measurements and paying strict attention to timing.
·         Maintain clean and sanitary conditions in the preparation and holding areas.
·         Monitor cooking completion times and set heat and humidity temperatures for proof box.
·         Operate and sanitize all Bakery equipment in a safe and proper manner.
Applicants should submit their detailed CV’s/Resumes attachments on word doc with position title on the subject line to:
Include salary requirements, professional experience and 3 referees in your CV.
Closing date for all applications is Friday March 18th, 2011.
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