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Deacons K (Ltd) Jobs in Kenya

Deacons the leading fashion retailer in East Africa over the last fifty years, is seeking to recruit focused, self-driven professionals of high integrity. 

Deacons operates ten exciting brands namely, Woolworths, Truworths, Identity, Mr. Price Home, Mr. Price Clothing, 4u2, Angelo, Adidas, Lifefitness and Babyshop; through thirty one retail outlets, with a central head office and warehousing operation. 

Deacons is soon opening 3 new stores to trade the Babyshop, 4u2 and Angelo brands in Kampala, Uganda. 

To leverage the growing opportunities, we seek talented individuals who will share our passion for our brands and customers in the following new roles:

Operations Director 

Ref 08/2012

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this role is responsible for all Business Support functions, namely Finance, Human Resource, Information Technology, Property & Procurement, Warehousing and Distribution.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Lead strategic long-term initiatives for operational excellence;
  • Manage the effectiveness and efficiency of Business Support Services;
  • Coordinate workflow between support and front facing business retail operations;
  • Ensure deployment of appropriate operational systems, processes and policies;
  • Streamline and review requisite management reporting, for productivity;
  • Determine areas needing cost reduction and optimization;
  • Direct and coordinate procurement of non trade merchandise, shipping, storage and distribution of trade merchandise ;
  • Direct and coordinate property refurbishment to international franchisor standards;
  • Ensure a deep talent pipeline and an employee value proposition that engages;
  • Champion legal compliance and best practice Human Resource standards across all countries of operation;
  • Any other duties as delegated.
The successful candidate is likely to have:
  • A minimum of 10 years working experience majorly in Finance, the last 5 of which should be at a senior managerial level overseeing human resource, information technology among other administrative support roles ;
  • Clear strategic thinker with experience in formulating business strategies and plans and reporting at Board level;
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision managing across different staff groups, projects and initiatives;
  • Knowledge and experience in creating organizational effectiveness, managing change and implementing best practices;
  • Demonstrable experience in financial planning and analysis;
  • Good working knowledge of Regional markets and legislation;
  • Exemplify executive gravitas, leadership and solid negotiation skills;
  • Possess a Masters degree in Business Administration and be a fully qualified Certified Public Accountant;
Executive Business Analyst 

 Ref 09/2012

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Business Analyst offers the former support in a diverse range of business matters with investors, external stakeholders and senior management.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Undertake feasibility studies, business analysis and scenario planning for new business opportunities;
  • Offer executive support by coordinating meetings, preparing reports, managing the planning and reporting calendar and taking minutes;
  • Prepare well formatted and laid out reports, board papers and presentations;
  • Liaise with senior managers to manage business plan execution timelines and deliverables;
  • Present business analysis findings and conclusions to senior managers;
  • Monitor and advise of significant developments in the competitive business climate, government and legislative activities that may impact the business;
  • Support the development of new business initiatives while products are in pilot phase;
The successful candidate is likely be:
  • A young, high potential individual with a flair for business and potential to grow to general management levels;
  • At least 3 years directly related working experience in a junior management role;
  • Ability to quickly interpret and initiate actions that carry out management strategies;
  • High proficiency in refining data into important reports for use at senior levels;
  • Ability to build relationships with, and present information to senior executives;
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit with high attention to detail;
  • Ability to work either independently or in a team environment, depending on the task at hand;
  • A Masters degree in Business Administration degree will be an added advantage.
If you believe that you can rise to new challenges with flair and success, please apply by sending your detailed CV, current telephone number and email address to the address indicated below.

The Human Resource Manager,
Deacons Kenya Limited,
P.O. Box 30087 - 00100
Nairobi, Kenya.

Applications should be sent directly to the above address to be received on or before 20 August 2012
Detailed job descriptions can be accessed on our website

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