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Massive Recruitment at General Motors Kenya

General Motors East Africa, the leading Automotive Company in the East Africa Region assembling and distributing Global brands, Isuzu & Chevrolet has the following employment opportunity:-



Credit Analyst

Ref: FIN/HRBP/05
 
Reporting to the Credit Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:-
·                     Ensure documentation for vehicle sales to Dealers under dealer floor and Cheque discounting are followed to the bank on a weekly basis for payments
·                     Ensure documentation for Vehicle registration for Direct Sales are accurate to enable smooth presentation at KRA
·                     Ensure documentation for Insurance jobs are complete before release of the Vehicle from the workshop
·                     Give special attention on insurance jobs and provide feedback to the after sales department
·                     Ensure sound credit facility is available before release of spare parts and serviced vehicles for credit customers
·                     Ensure timely follow up, documentation and resolution of all disputed items
·                     Perform monthly customer database, clean up by carrying out the archiving and deletion of dormant accounts in After Sales
·                     Maintenance of General Motors E. A. Finance Business Continuity plans
·                     Credit Risk evaluation of all customers making credit applications
·                     Ensure creation of accounts for new customers is done accurately
·                     Ensure timely collection of all due debts and escalation of any problematic debtor
·                     Involvement in month end closing procedure so as to facilitate the process.
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·                     Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance
·                     Minimum two years work experience in Accounting
·                     CPA(K) Finalist
·                     Computer literate in MS Office packages
·                     Experience in SAP an added advantage
·                     Analytical capacity, research skills and interpersonal skills.

Inventory Coordinator

Ref: AFS/HRBP/01
 
Reporting to the Parts Operations Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:-
·                     Maintaining data for Parts & Accessory ordering model – including stock level, minimum stock requirements, transit times and economic order quantities
·                     Preparing orders for parts including direct shipments and specifying mode of transportation using appropriate forecasting models
·                     Monitoring logistics for parts in-transit, expediting orders as required and confirming delivery of direct shipment orders
·                     Analyzing parts inventory including preparing excess and obsolete status reports, notification of scrap requirements and identifying parts eligible for liquidation programs
·                     Ensuring inventory management is done as per General Motors policies within the required controls.
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following qualifications:-



·                     Bachelors Degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management / Purchasing, Inventory and Logistics Management or Statistics
·                     At least five years work experience in a similar environment
·                     Knowledge in Inventory Management and Warehouse operations
·                     Excellent communication, organization and administrative skills
·                     Proficiency in Microsoft Office, MS Query
·                     Knowledge in SAP system will be an added advantage.

Body Building Engineer - Body Building 

Ref: ENG/HRBP/07
 
Reporting to the Product Planning, Engineering & Bodybuilding Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:
·                     Manage the body building suppliers development and approval process
·                     Manage the company’s vehicle body specifications development process
·                     Develop body building suppliers manufacturing tooling requirements guidelines and manage the implementation and sustenance processes
·                     Development of the suppliers quality performance feedback and manage the continuous improvement processes
·                     Champion resolution of Product Quality Problems affecting vehicle bodies and accessories and manage product Engineering Changes
·                     Management of all body building specifications guides/books and section processes
·                     Update the management on vehicle body building market design trends, regulatory environment and best practices.
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·                     Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum Second class, Upper division
·                     Experience in Automotive industry in an Engineering capacity
·                     Skill and knowledge in the development of manufacturing tooling
·                     Strong supervisory and people management skills
·                     Strong analytical skills and proficiency in spreadsheets management & CAD
·                     Excellent problem solving, communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
·                     High standards of integrity and attention to detail.
Product Engineer - Vehicle Systems & Validations

Ref: ENG/HRBP/09

Reporting to the Product Planning, Engineering & Bodybuilding Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:
·                     Manage the product specifications development process
·                     Managing the product Supply/ Deletion (S/D) change with the source plants and champion localization through Local Development section
·                     Managing the products field problems resolution process.
·                     Managing the development and maintenance of accurate pilot Bill of Materials for local content and complementary set order (CSO/PRD) parts for all new products
·                     Prepare engineering design and specification changes geared towards suitability for local conditions and cost reduction.
·                     Conduct new product prototypes testing and results analysis for Engineering decision making
·                     Maintenance of product engineering specifications guides/books, drawings and product engineering and planning file cabinets as per ILM procedures
·                     Provide Engineering support to the plant that ensures effective and quick problem resolution process for quality concerns attributed to engineering (Ref. BIQ Core Requirements: Feedback/ Feed- forward: 5)
·                     Review and update product engineering & development Internal Control Procedures (ICP’s), desk procedures and compliance with GM policy
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·                     Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum Second class, Upper division
·                     Experience in Automotive industry in an Engineering capacity
·                     Skill and knowledge in the development of Product Engineering Specifications & Guidelines
·                     Strong supervisory and people management skills
·                     Strong analytical skills and proficiency in spreadsheets management
·                     Excellent problem solving, communication, interpersonal & presentation skills
·                     High level of integrity and attention to detail.
Process Engineers 

(2 Positions) 

Ref: ENG/HRBP/11
 
Reporting to the Senior Supervisor, Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering, the successful candidates will be responsible for the following functions:
·                     Develop production process layouts
·                     Provide and maintain production assembly instructions
·                     Develop production work standards and workplace organization standards
·                     Define production processes, identify critical processes and develop necessary process controls
·                     Provide production tools and necessary assembly aids
·                     Establish safety requirements for the established operations
·                     Develop safe use instructions for direct and indirect process materials
·                     Coordinate the implementation and validation of engineering changes
·                     Maintain accurate production Bill of Material
·                     Analyse and implement countermeasures for production engineering problems
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·                     BSc Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering
·                     Proficiency in Auto CAD/ Inventory Design packages
·                     Computer literate in MS Office packages
·                     Experience or Exposure in a Manufacturing environment is a distinct advantage
Maintenance Technician

Ref: MFG/HRBP/12
 
Reporting to the Senior Supervisor - Maintenance, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:
·                     Carrying out preventive maintenance for the plant equipment & machinery
·                     Fault Diagnosis, Troubleshooting and Corrective maintenance of productive and facilities equipment
·                     Carrying out plumbing, welding and fabrication work in the plant
·                     Installation and commissioning of new equipment and systems
·                     Implementation of maintenance specific Safety programs (Fall Hazard safety, Confined Space safety, Energy lockout, Skilled Trades safety and Contractor safety programs)
·                     Ensuring compliance with Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) and Quality policies.
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·                     Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Plant Option)
·                     Computer proficiency
·                     Ability to work under minimum supervision
·                     Good communication skills/interpersonal skills
·                     Knowledge of Maintenance systems and processes, SAP Knowledge, Forklift Operation licence and basic knowledge of Electrical Wiring will be an added advantage.

Stores Supervisor

Ref: SCN/HRBP/10

Reporting to the Supervisor, Production Planning & Supply Chain, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:
·                     Organizing and establishing systems for inventory control to minimize shortages, overstocking and obsolescence.
·                     Originate, process and follow-up on all orders for tools, machine parts, stationary and all other MRO (non-productive) materials.
·                     Ensuring that all materials are properly stored and arranged in the stores area for ease of handling and to avoid damage & pilferage.
·                     Timely updating and maintenance of all inventory Records and Systems to reflect actual inventory movements and levels at every point in time.
·                     Setting up and maintaining necessary controls to determine future inventory requirements.
·                     Establishing and maintaining processes for identification and removal of obsolete/excess materials from cribs and recommend/request write off.
·                     Preparation for and coordination of physical inventory (stock take) activities, both cyclic and annual in the Technical and Local content stores.
·                     Maintaining safety and good housekeeping standards in line with General Motors Health and Safety policy.
·                     Ensuring compliance with Quality and Environmental requirements in line with General Motors East Africa QMS and EMS policies and ISO 9001 & 14001 standards.
·                     Ensure compliance with Local and International labour laws and agreements.
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·                     Bachelors degree in Procurement & Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance, or a related field.
·                     Diploma in Stores Management & Stock Control or Purchasing & Supply Management (CIPS) will be an added advantage.
·                     Minimum five years experience in a similar position.
·                     Excellent oral and written communication skills, problem solving skills and analytical ability
·                     High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate employees and elicit work output.
·                     Working knowledge of computerized inventory control systems (Knowledge of SAP is a distinct advantage).
·                     Good planning and organizational skills

Field Service Consultant

Ref: AFS/HRBP/02
 
Reporting to the Technical & After sales Business Development Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:-
·                     Development of Quality Service at the Dealerships
·                     Train and support Dealer on General Motors East Africa (GMEA) Service Policies and Procedures, best practices to achieve improved business results
·                     Implement and co-ordinate Product Warranty & Policy cases to ensure that they are handled promptly and within set guidelines and budget
·                     Carry out Problem root cause analysis, preparation of technical reports and implement corrective measures
·                     Serve as a liaison between Aftersales, Engineering, other departments and source plants for quick resolution of field product problems
·                     Implement and co-ordinate all aspects of Product Campaigns to achieve desired hit rate by due dates
·                     Co-ordinate training at General Motors E. A. or at Dealer / Fleet Location/premises through the GMEA Technical Training Section
·                     Provide Technical support to Fleet customers
·                     Co-ordinate monitoring of suggested product quality improvement test samples and provide feedback and recommendation
·                     Work with assigned Dealers to grow Aftersales business.
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·                     Bsc in Mechatronic or Automotive Engineering
·                     Minimum five years hands on experience in a busy motor vehicle repair workshop
·                     Computer literate in MS Office packages
·                     Ability to work independently and as part of a team
·                     Good report writing skills and high personal integrity
·                     Analytical capacity and detail oriented.

Digital Marketing & CRM Executive
Ref: SSM/HRBP/09
 
Reporting to the Senior Digital Marketing & CRM Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:-
·                     Coordinate the design, usability, content update and search engine optimization for Isuzu, Chevrolet and General Motors East Africa (GMEA) websites
·                     Implement content generation and update on all GM East Africa’s social media platforms to ensure consistent growth and high levels of online brand engagements
·                     Continuously asses current website capabilities and recommend new website functionalities to enhance online user experience
·                     Coordinate Internet research and industry online activities to inform new digital strategies for the company
·                     Coordinate online and offline lead generation and lead management
·                     Coordinate E-mail Marketing, Digital Advertising and mobile advertising (SMS, MMS, WAP, etc.)
·                     Analyse customer data to answer and support strategic digital and offline marketing campaigns
·                     Monitor and analyse digital marketing & CRM activities and provide regular reports to the management teams.
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·                     At least one year experience in Sales and Marketing function
·                     Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Business IT or related degree
·                     Experience in digital environment
·                     Good analytical skills
·                     Excellent written and oral skills in English
·                     Strong interpersonal skills required to develop internal & external relationships
·                     Excellent computer skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, digital marketing tools.

Senior Internal Auditor

Ref: FIN/HRBP/04

Reporting to the Controller Finance, the successful candidates will be responsible for the following:-
·                     Plans financial, regulatory, compliance or operational reviews/audits
·                     Performs audit procedures to verify that controls are operating through testing and interviewing techniques
·                     Analyses and concludes on effectiveness and efficiency of control environment
·                     Identifies control gaps and opportunities for improvement
·                     Prepares timely audit reports for senior management
·                     Assess, evaluate and promote compliance to company policies and procedures
·                     Contributes, as appropriate, in the year-end financial audit with the external auditor
·                     Provides advice on internal control and participates in enhancing internal audit standards and practices within the company
·                     Coordinates work with Risk, Legal & Compliance and other control related activities
·                     Researches new or technical subjects when required to support audits.
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·                     Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance
·                     CPA (K)
·                     Minimum of five years experience in audit environment
·                     Must have experience working with SAP software
·                     Good understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Institute of Internal Auditors and superior analytical skills
·                     Ability to manage projects when required and manage risks appropriately
·                     Experience in preparing audit reports addressed to senior management
·                     Strong interpersonal and communication skills for interaction with relevant teams
·                     Strong work ethics with a strong sense of integrity.

Business Development Executive – Emerging Segments
 
Ref: SSM/HRBP/08
 
Reporting to the Government, Fleet & Chevrolet Sales Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:-
·                     Proactively plan and develop emerging segments to drive revenue growth and accounts
·                     Forge new relationships and prospecting in the target market
·                     Understand the nature of emerging market segments buying behavior and create a marketing mix to address the needs of these customers 
·                     Monitor market trends/economic activities and opportunities.
·                     Aggressively drive growth through superior customer service and product knowledge for effective selling, consultations and presentation of the products to the target market
·                     Develop segment through creating rapport and sustainable network in the market
·                     Participate in Tenders, Economic policy seminars, and understanding current Government / Devolved procurement systems 
·                     Advice customers on the financial packages which are available with finance houses/leasing partners for purchase/leasing of vehicles and handle documentation
·                     Participating in Brand promotional activities and develop innovative ways of capturing opportunities in the assigned segment
·                     Develop and enhance a working relationship with dealers to explore opportunities, value additions and local content
·                     Understand, follow-up on sales processes from prospecting to delivery and handover of vehicles to the customers and Customer Service Index feedback
·                     Credit control management.
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·                     Bachelors Degree in Business, Marketing or related fields
·                     Professional Marketing certificate an added advantage
·                     Minimum five years experience in related field
·                     Computer literate in MS Office packages
·                     Conceptual and analytical skill with ability to multitask
·                     Excellent communicator with ability to work with dynamic teams
·                     Enthusiastic and passionate about results
·                     Presentation and negotiation skills.

Communications Manager

Ref: SSM/HRBP/06
 
Reporting to the Communications Manager, GM Africa, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:-
·                     Overseeing the development of effective communications strategies for the markets:
·                     Ensure that the right strategies are developed to lead internal and external communications in Kenya. This be aligned to the overall company Strategic Plan and objective.
·                     Executive Communications support: Proactively prepare material for senior leadership to support all media and other high level engagement/stakeholder events and activities.
·                     Effectively leverage the media: Ensure that the right content and messaging is developed for engaging with the media both on a proactive and reactive basis.
·                     Flawless launches of products to the media: Ensure that product communications strategies are developed and implemented which will positively and consistently communicate brand and product attributes of new and current products to stakeholders via the media.
·                     Implementation of high impact PR and CSR projects: Ensure that all Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility projects which are implemented are aligned to the overall Communications strategy.
·                     Crisis Communications management: Proactively develop communications plans to ensure that the company is well prepared to effectively lead any potential negative/challenging situations which could affect the reputation of the company, its brands and products.
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·                     Bachelors Degree in Public Relations, Communications or related field
·                     Professional Diploma in Marketing or Public Relations from Charter Institute of Marketing an added advantage
·                     Minimum seven years work experience in related field
·                     Excellent understanding of the media on a regional, national and international level
·                     Expertise on all matters relating to marketing, public relations and communications
·                     The ability to develop relations with partner organisations, media representatives and other external bodies
·                     Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
·                     Excellent advisory skills and confidence giving advice and information to senior managers.

Regional Sales Manager 

2 Positions

Ref: SSM/HRBP/05
 
Reporting to the General Manager, Sales & Marketing, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:-
·                     Develop, set monthly sales and review annual dealer business plan for each dealer in his/her region
·                     Formulate monthly vehicle ordering forecasts with dealer participation to anticipate customer demand well in advance
·                     Work out sales related marketing initiatives aimed at additional sales, service and parts revenue
·                     Implement policies and procedures developed by General Motors East Africa to uphold brand reputation and create a conducive environment for business
·                     Enforce high standards for dealership premises and facility maintenance
·                     Assist dealer in brand support, local and regional marketing activities 
·                     Build and nurture strong dealership teams and help dealer management retain talent
·                     Assess trends, identify root causes of deficiencies and recommend action plans to optimize customer satisfaction levels and dealership profitability
·                     Monitor working capital availability by analysing cash flows to ensure funds are available for ordering vehicles
·                     Assist General Motors E. A. in identifying potential dealership applicants in order to achieve desired market representation.
·                     Provide a monthly report to his/her supervisor for assigned dealerships, territory on market information and all dealers’ performance
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following minimum requirements:
·                     Bachelors Degree in Marketing or Business Studies
·                     Professional qualification in Marketing an added advantage
·                     Minimum seven years experience in related field
·                     Computer literate in MS Office packages
·                     Conceptual, analytical Excellent communicator skill with ability to work with dynamic teams
·                     Leadership, consultancy and coaching skills
·                     Good presentation and negotiation skills
How to Apply

Please send your application and CV quoting the position reference on both letter and envelope to:
 
The HR Business Partner, 
General Motors East Africa Ltd,
 Enterprise/Mombasa road,
P.O. Box 30527 – 00100, 
Nairobi 

or at careers.kenya@gm.com

Only qualified candidates will be contacted



Deadline 24th November, 2014

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