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Vacancies in a Manufacturing Company in Nairobi Kenya

We are a manufacturing company that takes pride in producing quality fencing and other related materials to our Customers. 

We are seeking a self-driven, qualified and experienced individual to fill the following position in our Organization.

Position: Product Development Manager

Job Ref.:
 WPL244933

Industry: Manufacturing

Location: Nairobi

Job Summary: Product Development Manager will work closely and collaborate with production department to ensure the product roadmap, initiatives and goals are accomplished through the delivery of high quality releases. 



Job Objectives: Continuously works through established channels and processes to report product performance and make product recommendations including new product development recommendations, product change recommendations, and product retirement recommendations.

Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Determines customers' needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information.
·                     Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes.
·                     Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products.
·                     Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives.
·                     Obtains product market share by working with sales director to develop product sales strategies.
·                     Assesses product market data by calling on customers with field salespeople and evaluating sales call results.
·                     Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses; answering questions and requests.
·                     Facilitates inventory turnover and product availability by reviewing and adjusting inventory levels and production schedules.
·                     Brings new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing.
·                     Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production.
·                     Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing special and customized orders.
·                     Maintains product management staff job results by counselling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
·                     Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
·                     Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other related field from a University recognized in Kenya.
·                     Minimum 3 years’ experience in product development, product marketing, product implementation/operations, or product communications in a manufacturing company.
·                     Have a wider knowledge on computer and internet operations.
·                     Self-directed and detail oriented with strong organizational and multi-tasking skills and solid judgment and confidence.
·                     Excellent oral and written communication skills for application in dealing with all constituents – co-workers, vendors, and management staff.
·                     A team player able to work well in an energetic, dynamic and deadline oriented environment.
·                     Previous experience required in situations demanding strict adherence to confidentiality.
·                     Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple assignments to meet deadlines.
·                     Must possess analytic abilities of understanding financial perspective of the product portfolio and managing it.
·                     Ability to motivate and guide team members.

Position: Online Sales Manager

Job Ref.:
 WPL244932

Industry: Manufacturing

Location: Nairobi

Job Summary: This position is primarily responsible for online commerce including listing of products for sale, business marketing, and name branding and reputation development.


Job Objectives: The online Sales Manager will be focused on the operations of our e-commerce business with demonstrable experience for managing online sales / commerce projects, product launches and other operational activities.

Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Design and implement sales strategies and techniques to establish marketing goals so as to achieve maximum sales by promoting the products well on the internet.
·                     Identify and secure potential clients by e-mailing or direct meeting.
·                     Create and maintain positive client relationships to build business.
·                     Understand client’s needs and tailor products to meet client requirements.
·                     Create innovative ways to build business from individual accounts.
·                     Work with sales team to identify opportunities for new markets and growth.
·                     Coordinate with sales team to revise pricing and sales incentive plan to achieve marketing goals.
·                     Perform up-selling and cross-selling of products to clients.
·                     Conduct effective sales presentation for potential customers.
·                     Develop and maintain sales records of sales meetings, sales calls, new sales, closed sales, follow-up activities, etc.
·                     Evaluate and enhance current trade shows, conventions, and other marketing events to develop new opportunities.
·                     Provide excellent customer service by addressing and resolving customer queries/issues in a timely manner.
·                     To develop, coordinate and implement the best practices for online sales and customer services and to ensure effective sales approach and assist the sales team personnel in closing sales whenever needed.
·                     To guide, instruct and give directions to all the sales team personnel and assist in organizing all the sales activities of the internet sales department.
·                     To understand the target audience and explain the use and operation of that particular product.
·                     To assist the internet sales people in various customer interactions and make sure that the customer satisfaction is enhanced during the entire purchasing experience.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
·                     Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business administration or management from a University recognized in Kenya.
·                     Diploma in marketing will be an added advantage.
·                     Have a wider knowledge on computer and internet operations.
·                     Five years’ experience working on similar position.
·                     A member of the Marketing Society of Kenya.
·                     Self-directed and detail oriented with strong organizational and multi-tasking skills and solid judgment and confidence.
·                     Excellent computer and software skills including but not limited to: MS Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access.  Experience with web application data entry programs and data development/management software.
·                     Excellent oral and written communication skills for application in dealing with all constituents – co-workers, vendors, and management staff.
·                     A team player able to work well in an energetic, dynamic and deadline oriented environment.
·                     Previous experience required in situations demanding strict adherence to confidentiality.
·                     Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple assignments to meet deadlines.
·                     Must possess analytic abilities of understanding financial perspective of the product portfolio and managing it.
·                     Ability to motivate and guide team members.
How to Apply

If you have the required experience & skills to succeed and seek a challenging opportunity, please send your application letter including an up to date CV with 3 referees to quality2015jobs@gmail.com (Subject of the email should be the title of the POSITION APPLIED FOR + JOB REF)

If you are not interested in this opportunity today, please refer any friend or colleague you know that might suit the required profile.

Please DO NOT apply if you do not meet the requirements of the position. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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