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Job Opportunities at a Plastic Company in Kenya

Outrival HR Solutions is one of the leading HR Consultancy firms dealing Recruitment & Selection, Training & Development, Performance Management and HR Outsourcing among others. 

One of our clients in the Plastic / Polythene Industry is urgently looking for qualified candidates to fill the following position:


The main purpose of this role will be to manage the finance function of the company in a professional manner to ensure company meets its financial obligations on a day to day basis.
The main duties and responsibilities will include to:
  • Administer and monitor financial system in order to ensure the organization’s finances are maintained in accurate and timely manner
  • Maintain the accounts payable and receivable systems in order to ensure complete and accurate records.
  • Establish and perform an effective budgetary monitoring system to ensure that it is as per the approved plan and that any variance is explained.
  • Prepare the finance expenses budget and consolidate the same for the company for management presentation and approval by the board.
  • Manage company liquidity on a day to day basis to ensure that the funds are always available to meet any obligation that may arise.
  • Ensure monthly and annual accounts are prepared within the stipulated time to assist management and directors in prompt decision making.
  • Provide effective and efficient office management e.g. order office supplies, manage repairs of office equipment
  • Ensure compliance with tax authorities and that all accounting procedures are being followed to ensure compliance with financial standards and regulators requirements, among others.
  • Prepare regular financial reports as required by the Directors
The suitable candidate for the position should have:
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree or equivalent
  • Professional qualifications such as CPA Part III, ACCA or equivalent
  • Accounting/financing experience of over 4 years
  • High level of accuracy and keen to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • High level of honesty and integrity
  • Analytical and quantitative skills
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Ability to prepare and administer budgets
  • Problem solving skills

Sales & Marketing / Customer Service Officer

The job holder will be responsible for the identifying and managing marketing opportunities, building an in-depth understanding of client business needs and managing the sales process to successful conclusion, for the achievement of maximum profitability and growth in line with company vision and values.
The tasks will include:

  • Creating awareness of the organisation’s products to the existing and new markets; negotiating product terms with the clients;
  • Selling the organisation’s products;
  • Collecting the relevant information for building and updating the customers’ database;
  • Assisting in laying down marketing and selling strategies;
  • Identifying the potential prospects;
  • Providing management with regular marketing intelligence;
  • Handling clients enquiries;
  • Assisting in development and implementation of marketing plans as well as providing regular sales reports to the management as required.
Qualifications, Experience & Competencies
  • Diploma in Sales and Marketing and above
  • Customer service training
  • Over 3 years in Sales, Marketing and Customer Service
  • Good communication skills
  • Report writing skills

Production Manager

The main purpose of the role is to ensure customer satisfaction by producing and ensuring timely delivery of goods in right quality and quantity through offering technical and support services in production.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing Production plans and budgets based on sound business forecasts
  • Coordinates, schedules, facilitates and monitors production activities to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure production machineries are in good condition through a regular maintenance and reporting to Management on the same
  • Organize and implement a production work schedule for processing requests while maintaining a production database and job log.
  • Forecasting trends in plastic technology and processes
  • Create and implement an accountability system for each phase of the production schedule to ensure timely completion and availability of projects
  • Ensure availability of raw materials and maintain inventory of paper, bindery supplies, toner, and other consumables;
  • Supervision of the Production team including ensuring performance reviews are carried out
  • Monitor performance of the employees to ensure they attain planned production outputs at optimal efficiency.
  • Analyze performance reports of machines to minimize machine downtime and ensure consistency in work flow of product line.
  • Translate product sales projections into material requirements and requisitions to the supply chain to ensure continuous production.
  • Monitor production quality to ensure conformance to established specifications.
  • Prepare and submit production information for decision making.
  • Compile vital statistics for sharing with other heads of departments to foster team work
  • Training the employees in the department to ensure efficiency at all times.
Qualification, Experience and Competencies
  • Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of Seven (7) years experience in production process
  • Three years in a management position.
  • Experience in Plastic/Polythene Industry will be an added advantage.

Production Quality Controller / Manager 

The main purpose of the job is to ensure and maintain quality standards of the company products and for effective customer service.
Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop Quality Management Systems to ensure that the company products meet the  required quality standards
  • Integrate quality control and operations personnel for cross functional interaction to ensure maintenance of product quality
  • Monitor and review quality specifications, standards, designed quality systems and procedures
  • Establish standardization of products and services by setting up quality specifications, testing procedures and methodologies
  • Develop quality inspection for the finished product brands and packaging materials for quality assurance and satisfaction the customers
  • Manage the sections’ staff and their performance by ensuring set targets are met and recommended improvements including individual staff development are implemented
  • Liaise with marketing team to design and develop appropriate product brands for the market
  • Planning and coordinating internal/external assessment for QMS assurance survey. 
  • Facilitate improvement actions based on assessment findings.
  • Ensuring compliance with national and international standards.
  • Establish and monitor critical quality and business process objectives and metrics complementary to corporate policies and goals.
  • Drive continuous improvement through effective management of internal quality audits.
  • Coordinates external quality system audits
  • Develop operating standards (SOP’s) for production operations that meet best practice guidelines.
  • Bringing together staff of different disciplines and driving the group to plan, formulate and agree on comprehensive quality procedures. This also involves training of the staff on the same.
  • Ensure that any problems relating to the product, process and quality are identified and recorded through the non-conformance and both corrective and preventive actions taken.
  • Represent the organization’s quality system to customers and external parties.
Qualification & Experience
  • Degree in manufacturing and production Technology, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline.
  • At least five years practical experience in manufacturing/production as a section head.
  • Over 5 years working experience in Quality Assurance management,
  • Strong interpersonal relations
  • High integrity
  • Knowledge of ISO systems – QMS, Safety, Environmental etc.
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Leadership skills
How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role to the email address 

Please quote “Respective Position Title” as the email subject.

Short listing will be done as they are received.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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