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Job Opportunities at New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Limited

New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Limited is the leading Dairy Company in the Country re-known for its world class brands that include KCC Butter, Ghee, Gold Crown, Safariland and Mala among others.

1.Audit Risk & Compliance Manager

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience: 3 – 8 years
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Job Field : Finance / Accounting / Audit
 HR/CMIA, RC/01/01/2017

Job Purpose

Reporting to Managing Director, Chief Manager Internal Audit, and Risk & Compliance will be responsible for developing & enforcing implementation of internal control systems and managing organizational Risks

Responsibilities for the Audit Risk & Compliance Manager Job

  • Planning, organizing and controlling the internal audit program as well as providing guidance and direction on the overall process
  • Reviewing and evaluating systems and standard operating procedures, including administrative controls, and identifying opportunities for improvement and recommending on the same
  • Overseeing risk management and internal controls as well as governance processes
  • Ensuring the management policies and procedures are followed
  • Managing the staff in the Audit, Risk & Compliance department as well as coordinating and allocating tasks and assignments
  • Leading risk management activities within business units, ensuing that risk management programmers are robust. In addition, lead in the identification of issues at business units and champion the closure of audit issues identified
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Qualifications for the Audit Risk & Compliance Manager Job

  • Masters Degree in Finance, Accounting / Actuarial Science, or Business related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance/Actuarial Science or business related field
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Internal Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • 8 years’ experience in Senior Management preferably in an Audit firm
  • 3 years’ experience in similar position
  • Excellent risk mapping and identification skills
  • Demonstrable professional auditing capabilities
  • Excellent communication, analytical and report writing skills.
  • Experience Auditing ERP environment
  • Member of ICPAK or other relevant professional Body
  • Essential Skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial capabilities
  • Prior experience managing a section in a busy environment
  • Exceptional planning and organization skills
  • Excellent communication, analytical and report writing skills

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2.Procurement Manager

  • Job Type :Full Time
  • Qualification : BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Job Field : Procurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain

HR/PM/01/06/2017

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, the Procurement Manager will follow up on the procurement of quality goods and services at competitive prices.

Responsibilities for the Procurement Manager Job

  • Facilitate the procurement of goods, works and services for the company
  • Prepare requests for proposals
  • Prepare and follow up of tender documents in liaison with user department
  • Prepare letters of invitation to bidders to attend tender openings
  • Facilitate tender opening and tender evaluation sessions
  • Maintain a database of pre-qualified suppliers
  • Review contracts and liaise with the legal department on preparing service level agreements based on tender requisitions.
  • Offer Secretarial Services to Procurement Committee

Qualifications for the Procurement Manager Job

  • Bachelors of Science in Supply Chain Management or Business Related Degree
  • Masters in degree will be an added advantage
  • C.I.P.S qualification
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply or relevant body
  • Must be familiar with the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015
  • Must have exposure / experience in clearing and forwarding
  • Have at least 5 years’ proven and significant work experience in a Procurement department in a large organization preferably in a FMCG company.

Essential Skills

  • Working experience in use of ERP system, SAP knowledge will be an added advantage
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent negotiation skills a must
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic supervisory skills

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3.Internal Auditor

  • Job Type : Full Time
  • Qualification : BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience :5 – 6 years
  • Location :Nairobi
  • Job Field : Finance / Accounting / Audit
 HR/IA/01/09/2017

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Chief Manager Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance, the holder is expected to ensure that internal controls are functioning as intended and evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls and operational procedures and give recommendations for their improvement.

Responsibilities for the Internal Auditor Job 

  • Receiving, checking and analyzing internal controls, operational policies and procedures
  • Identifying possible risks and making recommendations
  • Carrying out audit related investigations when called upon
  • Overseeing stock-takes and write-offs as well as conducting surprise checks
  • Monitoring implementation status of past audit recommendations
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Qualifications for the Internal Auditor Job 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance or related field
  • Certified Information Systems Audit (CISA)/ Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • 5 – 6 years’ audit experience in audit function
  • Working experience in ERP environment, SAP knowledge will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in the use of CAATS/auditing software is desirable.

Essential Skills

  • Excellent in written and verbal communication, numerical, analytical and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently or with minimum supervision
  • Time management skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient with office computer applications
  • Prior experience supervising a unit / others doing similar work
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Well-developed report writing skills
  • Time management skills and attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills

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4.Production Supervisor

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 5 – 6 years
  • Location : Nairobi
  • Job Field: Administration / Secretarial
 HR/PS/01/07/2017

Job Purpose

The Production Supervisor will be Reporting to the Factory Manager. He/She will supervise, coordinate and control milk reception, processing and packaging as well as oversee dispatch of the same to the stores department

Responsibilities for the Production Supervisor Job 

  • Supervising the production staff
  • Planning, coordinating and executing production daily activities
  • Ensuring quality standards are achieved and maintained
  • Controlling, reconciling and balancing factory/plant stocks
  • Preparation of periodic reports
  • Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor

Qualifications for the Production Supervisor Job 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science / Dairy Science & Technology or related field
  • 5 – 6 years’ experience in a similar job in a busy environment
  • Work Related Skills
  • Familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic supervisory skills

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5. Quality Assurance Officer

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification : BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience : 5 – 6 years
  • Location : Nairobi
  • Job Field:  Manufacturing
 HR/QAO/01/08/2017

Job Purpose

The Quality Assurance Officer will be reporting to the Head of Quality Assurance (functionally) and Factory Manager (administratively). He/She will ensure that all products are manufactured in accordance to the set standards by overseeing and monitoring all the stages of the production process

Responsibilities for the Quality Assurance Officer Job

  • Acting as the organizations food-safety team leader and overseeing the laboratory activities at the factory to ensure quality at all times
  • Analyzing and interpreting the laboratory results and advising the relevant department
  • Undertaking frequent inspections of the factory and its surroundings and identifying safety hazards and informing the relevant authorities of the same
  • Conducting quality audits at the factory, depot and in the market and reporting on the same along with recommendations on improvements
  • Training employees on food safety and proper manufacturing practices
  • Reporting on quality, stock utilization and cost of quality to the head office
  • Handling customer complaints pertaining to quality matters
  • Participating in the analysis of returned products
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Qualifications for the Quality Assurance Officer Job

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science & Technology / Dairy Technology or related field
  • Certified in Quality Management System (QMS) will be an added advantage
  • 5 – 6 years’ experience
  • Proficient with office computer applications
  • Prior experience supervising a unit / others doing similar work
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Well-developed report writing skills
  • Time management skills and attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills

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6.Head of Security

  • Job Type : Full Time
  • Qualification : BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience : 8 years
  • Location : Nairobi
  • Job Field : Security / Intelligence
 HR/HS/01/05/2017

Job Purpose

Reporting to Managing Director, Head of Security will be responsible for ensuring maximum security in the organization.

Responsibilities for Head of Security Job 

  • Carry out physical checks and inspection of the entire organization to ensure maximum security.
  • Carry out conclusive investigations on incidents and accidents in order to create a safe environment and prevent recurrence.
  • Ensure effective gathering, analysis and dissemination of security related intelligence to safeguard against lapses in security
  • Conduct proactive investigations of security irregularities and suspected criminal activities and provide reports for decision making
  • Act as a link between the organization and the police in security matters.
  • Prepare and monitor section’s budget and forwards it to the Managing Director for approval.
  • Prepares weekly reports on the general security status of the organization to keep management updated on security issues.
  • Supervises the Security officers and the contracted security guards for efficient and effective service delivery.
  • Plan for and ensure consistent maintenance of all security equipment such as vehicle surveillance system, clocking in machine so that they are in good serviceable condition.
  • Review and update security policies and procedures and ensure full implementation
  • Institute security internal controls to prevent occurrence and recurrence of security threats
  • Constitute a disaster management team and offer leadership and training to the team
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Qualifications for the Head of Security Job 

  • Bachelors degree in Criminology / Security related field in a position of inspector
  • Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • 8 years’ experience (3 in police force) 5 years in a similar position
  • Capable of accurately making critically important decisions with little information and time.
  • High-level analytic and computer skills; must be able to navigate menus and perform logic-based searches of data rapidly and effectively.
  • Multitasking skills, including the ability to answer multiple phone lines, prioritize alarms, and efficiently dispatch contracted security officers while receiving visitors, issuing/altering/deactivating ID badges, responding to emails, and monitoring CCTV equipment.
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time (the entire work day) without becoming distracted or complacent.

Essential Skills

  • Keen on detail with a high degree of accuracy
  • Investigation skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial capabilities
  • Prior experience managing a section in a busy environment
  • Exceptional planning and organization skills
  • Excellent communication, analytical and report writing skills

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7.Head of Quality Assurance

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification : BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience: 7 years
  • Location : Nairobi
  • Job Field : Administration / Secretarial
 HR/HQA/01/03/2017

Job Purpose

To coordinate quality management systems as well as ensure implementation of food safety systems of the procurement, processing and marketing of milk.

Responsibilities for the Head of Quality Assurance Job 

  • Reviewing of general quality performance at all locations
  • Analyzing statistical data and producing specifications to establish standards of quality
  • Developing a quality policy and formulating a sampling procedure and creating forms as well as instructions for recording and reporting on quality
  • Implementing methods and procedures for the disposal of damaged products
  • Overseeing the staff in the Quality Assurance section
  • Preparing and controlling the departmental budget
  • Overseeing and provide technical support to new product development
  • Oversee periodic Quality Audits at the processing facilities
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with external quality and environmental governing bodies
  • Generate Quality Compliance Reports and documentation, including review and implementation of work instructions and procedures
  • Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Qualifications for the Head of Quality Assurance Job 

  • Masters Degree in Science or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree Food Science & Technology / Dairy Technology or related field
  • Certified in Quality Management Systems (QMS) from KEBS or related certification
  • 7 years’ experience in middle level management with 3 years in similar position

Essential Skills

  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial capabilities – Administer Psychometric Test
  • Prior experience managing a section in a busy environment
  • Exceptional planning and organization skills

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8.Head of Employee Relations

  • Job Type : Full Time
  • Qualification : BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience : 7 years
  • Location : Nairobi
  • Job Field :Human Resources / HR

Job Purpose

To provide principle support to the Chief Manager Human Resource & Administration in implementing the disciplinary and grievance handling policies and procedures taking into account application of law, organization values, operational policies and procedures. Implements staff recognition programs and interventions that support delivery of business objectives in line with the organization values.

Responsibilities for the Head of Employee Relations Job

  • To manage disciplinary/grievances as per policy, labor & government regulations;
  • To communicate recommendations on disciplinary action to be taken;
  • To facilitate building of managerial capacity of management staff on employee relations in conjunction with T & D
  • To liaise with legal section & company lawyers on all legal issues relating to staff;
  • To manage exits & separation process;
  • To develop & review Employee Relations policies in line with best practice & legal requirement;
  • To report on turnover analysis, disciplinary cases analysis & other employee relations trends and
  • To facilitate building of managerial capacity of management staff on employee relations and coaching of managers to handle disciplinary issues.
  • Any other duties as assigned by Immediate Supervisor

Qualifications for the Head of Employee Relations Job

  • Master’s Degree in HR with a bias in Industrial Relations
  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR related subjects/social sciences or any other related field.
  • Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Valid professional membership from IHRM – K or other relevant institution
  • Professional practicing license from IHRM
  • A minimum of three years relevant experience is required with a particular bias on Employee Relations
  • 7 years’ experience in middle management coupled with 3 years’ experience in a similar position.

Essential Skills

  • Considerable knowledge of current trends and practices in HR
  • Prior experience supervising a unit/others doing similar work
  • Advanced presentation skills
  • Well – developed report writing skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Time management skills and attention to details
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • High standards of personal integrity
  • Ability to prioritize activities and multi-task
  • Problem solving and Analytical skills
  • Sense of initiative
  • Adaptable to change

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9.Business Development Executive

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification : BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience : 3 – 5 years
  • Location : Nairobi
  • Job Field : Sales / Marketing

Responsibilities for the Business Development Jobs

  • Identify, Recruit, Develop, Manage new and existing Channel Partners (distributors) to ensure revenue and market share growth
  • Develop aggressive sales strategies for Channel Partners to achieve overall sales targets and objectives
    Direct Sales: Identify and qualify sales prospects (Multinational/Pan African/regional/bulk/key accounts as direct sales)
  • Revenue Generation by creating new sales and business opportunities for the company through opening new accounts, giving quotations to clients as needed
  • Work closely with other members of the team in compiling proposals as well as closing sales deals
  • Lead negotiations of contracts, tenders and follow up on project implementation
  • Seek out opportunities within existing accounts to grow market share and create visibility of our products
  • Assist Finance team with Debt collection (current or past/old) by following up with problematic clients to ensure they pay in good time as per the agreed credit terms
  • Identify customers requirements and provide solutions that meet their requirements
  • Build and maintain profitable relationships with customers
  • Participate proactively in company sales and marketing meetings, initiatives and campaigns
  • Monitor competition activities, initiatives or developments and make recommendations as well as communicate the same to management
  • Identify, initiate and pursue strategic contacts within key accounts, developing a network of key decision makers at strategic and operational level
  • Monitor and optimize revenue /margin/contribution in line with approved Key Account Business plans
  • Work with marketing to implement all marketing plans, merchandising plans and promotional activities
  • Lead analysis and management of the volume and mode of generation, rejections, and pending numbers.
  • Pipeline reporting and updating.
  • Producing a market intelligence report on competitors activities with a view of increasing our market share
  • Ensuring that all company protocols in the sales process, policies, procedures and communication are followed and adhered too.
  • Ensure Full compliance with Company laid down systems, standards and procedures / processes
  • Undertake other duties as and when requested.
  • Meet sales and revenue targets

Qualifications for the Business Development Jobs

  • Business development management positions require a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of sales or marketing experience.
  • Possesses at least a minimum of 6 years experience in a similar or like environment.
  • Other skills and qualifications, Networking, Persuasion, Prospecting, Public Speaking, Research, Writing,
  • Closing Skills, Motivation for Sales, Prospecting Skills, Sales Planning, Identification of Customer Needs and Challenges, Territory Management, Market Knowledge, Meeting Sales Goals, Professionalism, CRM, and Microsoft Office.
  • Speak French and English. (MUST)
  • Knowledge of VSAT sales/Broadband Internet
  • Sales Channel/Distribution /Channel Partner Management
  • Possess at least a minimum of 3 years in sales (preferable VSAT/Broadband Internet distribution in area of jurisdiction) Or similar environment

Method of Application

If you meet the specified requirements, send ONLY a hard copy application with a daytime telephone number and a detailed CV, copies of certificates and contacts of at least 3 referees to: Chief Manager Human Resource & Administration New Kenya Co-operative Creameries P.O. Box 30131 – 00100 G.P.O. NAIROBI. Please note that all applications MUST be sent through the above address NOT later than Monday 12th June 2017,5 p.m.

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