Field Manager Job in Kenya

Export Field Manager Vacancy- Steel Manufacturing (Nairobi)

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About the Client:

A market leader in the manufacture of Steel and Plastic construction materials with a far-reaching influence across the East and Central African region, having grown synonymously with the construction sector in the region both in scale and scope. The firm is well known for its sustainable business practices, best quality and biggest variety of its product range, and the protection of our environment.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Establish the operational terms and contractual structure for working with Reseller partners

Work with various internal and external partners to scope, create, improve, and implement our global import/export strategy

Using initiative to develop effective and constructive solutions to challenges and obstacles in export activity and procedures

Ensuring that the team maintain Standard Operating Procedures and maintain controls and procedures across all areas

Ensuring that the planning and organizing resources against shipping and dispatch are maintained as required

Responsible for planning and development of all PR elements of the marketing plan for allocated products/brands

Identify, negotiate, evaluate and recommend opportunities for larger activations and partnerships that reach across multiple channels, to secure standout presence and reach excellent press coverage, for integration into the plan

Be able and willing to travel frequently to foster partnerships.

Generate positive enthusiasm and excitement in the marketplace for the organization’s portfolio

Perform export review and classification of customer deliverables on a frequent basis

Evaluates processes to identify opportunities to reduce risks and/or costs for export control activities

Understands export compliance requirements

Acts as a point of escalation for complex, non-routine problems

Ensuring that the activities of the Business Unit(s) comply with applicable export control laws and regulations, the requirements set forth in the Export/Import Policy

Provide export classification/ruling guidance to programs that include controlled goods

Maintain existing and create new export classification processes, and ensure they are enforced.

Mentor individual Operating Unit Export Compliance personnel in resolving regulatory and classification interpretations

Recommend revisions and alternative enhancements to our network that will improve efficiencies

Manage the evaluation, selection and implementation of networks with our global transportation providers

Manages the services and performance of vendors, third party providers, and other relationships

Oversee and maintain the Classification System pertaining to tariff research, binding rules, duty rates, and valuation on import shipments are processed timely and efficiently and in accordance with all applicable laws

Assist in maintaining a classified Item database

Review and approve shipping requests

Perform other compliance activities as determined by the Director of Export/Import Compliance

Coordinate communication with Customs brokers and Customs bond underwriters

Advise business partners on cost-efficient shipment alternatives, based on prevalent tariffs, insurance and quotas.

Analyze global industry trends for potential new markets and business opportunities.

Design market research constructs, requirements and procedures.

Develop customer loyalty plans for international markets.

Develop new market entry business strategies.

Develop sales, marketing, brand communication and public relations strategies for different international markets.

Develop strategies for international marketing campaigns, brand communication and public relations.

Direct the formulation of business questions and development of models used for data-mining and analysis.

Establish brand equity performance goals and measurements to drive performance.

Establish marketing objectives and strategies for customer acquisition and retention programmes.

Lead the creation of data-driven insights and drive the practical application to the businesses.

Negotiate with international partners on new and on-going business collaborations.

Profile new target customers and market segments in international markets.

Review customer acquisition and retention programmes in various international markets.

Support fulfilment of certifications, regulatory and other requirements for product export.

Any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

7 years’ relevant work experience in export compliance required.

Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics & Distribution, Business, Engineering, International Trade, Finance or related fields.

Trade Compliance/regulatory experience.

Strong working knowledge with specific focus on licenses and license exceptions.

Valid Driving License


Competencies & Skills

Must be highly analytical with strong attention to detail

Good understanding of the diverse business and cultural environment

Strong Sales and Marketing skills

Ability to solve problems and think outside of the box

Demonstrate strong modeling, and PowerPoint capabilities

Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work cross-functionally and vertically for information.

Able to deal with ambiguities, conflicting priorities, and work under pressure

Results-oriented, innovative thinker with a focus on continuous improvement

Ability to lead projects and influence decision makers

Excellent Leadership, Management and Emotional Intelligent skills

Ability to multitask and handle various tasks with tact and diplomacy

Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

Excellent negotiation, interpersonal, PR and relationship building skills.

Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.

Team player

Ultimate customer-centric approach.

Strong Business Acumen.

Interested applicants should send their detailed CV and Cover Letter quoting the job title (EXPORT FIELD MANAGER-STEEL MANUFACTURING) to reach us not later than 3rd November 2023 to stating the current pay and expected salary. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.