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Technical Jobs at SONY Sugar (6 Positions)

South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited, a key player in the sugar industry in Kenya wishes to enhance its human capital base by filling the following senior management positions with talented and qualified Kenyan citizens:-
1. Brand Manager

1 Post

Reporting to Head of Marketing and Business Development, the Brand Manager will be responsible for:

  • Developing and managing brands with the aim of maximizing brand profitability
  • Preparing and implementing the annual brand plan
  • Generating brand targets i.e. price, budgets, profit, market share and sales in liaison with the Head of Marketing & Business Development
  • Developing and implementing brand campaigns i.e. advertising, promotions, and brand public relations in liaison with advertising agencies.
  • Monitoring brand performance on key brand equity parameters and initiating corrective action as may be required
  • Coordinating the ordering process for promotional materials in liaison with procurement and ensuring prompt availability of materials.
  • Generating merchandising standards for point of sale materials and monitoring correct placement/replacement of these materials
  • Initiating and carrying out brand research
  • Monitoring brand packaging and initiating packaging updates
  • Providing support in new product development initiatives
  • Ensuring brand marketing spend as per budget
Person Specifications
  • University graduate, Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing Option)
  • Professional qualification in Marketing
  • Must have minimum 3 years experience in Brand Management
  • Must have experience in advertising agency liaison and development of brand advertising campaigns
  • Must have experience in new product development
  • Good communication and customer care skills.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Creativity, numeracy skills and spatial ability
  • Above average computer literacy
  • Self-starter and able to work with cross functional teams
  • Age, 30 years and above.
2. Senior Workshop Superintendent 

2 Posts

Reporting to Agriculture Workshop Manager, The Senior Workshop Superintendent will be responsible for:
  • Coordinating maintenance and activities of the company vehicles and mobile machines
  • Ensuring that vehicle and plant availability of 80% is achieved
  • Ensuring field breakdown and maintenance are attended to promptly
  • Directing workflow by allocating tasks and setting work priorities to the supervisors
  • Ensuring that work standards are and vehicles/plant operational status conforms to existing professional standards and legal/statutory requirements
  • Ensuing that spare parts and materials requisitioned are procured promptly in liaison with Procurement department
  • Ensuring prompt requisitioning of spare parts, materials, tools and equipment
  • Liaising with the Training Division to ensure staff are well trained and their skills upgraded
Person Specifications
  • Bsc. Mechanical / Agricultural Engineering/Automotive Engineering with 3 years’ post qualification relevant experience in Automotive Workshop OR
  • Higher National Diploma in Mechanical/Agricultural/Automotive Engineering with 5 years relevant working experience in automotive workshop.
  • Must be IT proficient
  • Member of relevant Professional body
  • Able to display high level of integrity with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Aged, 30 years and above
3. Workshop Supervisor

3 Posts

Reporting to Workshop Superintendent, the Senior Workshop Supervisor will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring that labour, tools and other resources are effectively utilized in repairing company vehicles and mobile plant at minimum cost
  • Ensuring preventive maintenance and repair of company vehicles.
  • Ensuring 80% fleet availability.
  • Assigning jobs appropriately to artisans.
  • Initiating prompt requisition of spare parts.
  • Maintaining high standards of discipline among artisans.
  • Ensuring good housekeeping at the work place by observing safety requirements.
  • Maintaining spares utilization report.
  • Encouraging skill improvement on the job.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Person Specifications
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering /Agricultural Engineering /Automotive Engineering with at least 3 years experience.
  • Ability to attain high work output.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • High integrity
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid driving license
  • Age, 25 years and above
If you believe that you demonstrate abilities to meet the criteria of the above positions, please submit your hand written applications with copies of your certificates and a well detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) to reach the company at the address provided below not later than April 7, 2012.

Managing Director
South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited
P O Box 107-40405

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