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Administrative Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Administrative Manager 

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Our client, a construction and engineering company is seeking an Administrative Manager

Job Purpose: To oversee and supervise a team of staff in the construction company and also support the management of staff at different field projects. 

You will also work closely with Site Supervisors and other departments to manage workforces and operational needs at field sites.

Reports to:
 General Manager

Supervises: Accountant, Procurement Officer, Admin Assistant, Office Assistants, Drivers, Casuals

General Administrative Roles: You will be involved in Tracking Budget Expenses, Staffing, Quality Management, Managing Processes, Organization, Coaching, Communication Processes, Disciplining Employees, Motivating Others, Promoting Process Improvement and overseeing Reporting.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Offer strategic advice and direction to achieve overall operational excellence
  • Supervise Accounts, Procurement, Transport and Admin sections
  • Oversee team strategy and ensure an effective day to day running of the office and company activities
  • Manage administrative and workforce needs for the company
  • Supervise the implementation of Finance & Accounts policies and procedures
  • Supervise the implementation of administrative policies and procedures
  • Supervise the implementation of Procurement & Transport policies and procedures
  • Oversee the nurturing of relationships with suppliers, clients, and statutory bodies in the industry
  • Work with HR in the management of staff at office and project sites in the implementation of an effective HR strategy.
  • Budget planning and cost management
  • Monitor and evaluate current system and recommend areas of review and improvement as well as initiating and running the recommended improvement programs
  • Oversee regular management and staff meetings
  • Supervise reporting and documentation of company activities in different sections
  • Oversee a performance management strategy for the company
The Successful Candidate MUST meet the following Requirements:
  • Degree in Business Administration or related
  • Must have Accounting experience with a CPA – K
  • Minimum of 6 years work experience with at least 2 years in a managerial position
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Knowledge of operations in a construction industry an advantage
  • Substantial supervisory and people management experience required
  • Highly motivated with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Good attention to detail with high importance placed on accuracy.
  • Able to prioritize and work well under pressure to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to multi task, working on several projects at any one time
  • Quality focused
  • Flexible with working hours to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Computers & Microsoft Office applications
  • Mature person with leadership skills

Remuneration: Negotiable to a Maximum gross of 90,000

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their online application on or before 8th August 2015 at

Kindly indicate your current salary in your application.

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