Tuesday, April 15, 2014

UNEP Social Media Consultant Job in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy Notice No.: NA-14-24

Organizational Location: UNEP/DCPI/ Internet Unit (Public Information)

Duty Station: Nairobi

Functional Title: Consultant (Level A)

Duration: 6 months

Closing Date: 22/04/2014


Organizational Setting: The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General.  UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org).

This post is located in The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level.

Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. 

UNEP's Division of Communications and Public Information (DCPI) communicates UNEP's core messages to stakeholders and partners, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile of UNEP worldwide.

This post is located in UNEP/ DCPI at the Nairobi duty station.

Duties and Responsibilities


Under the supervision of the Head of Internet Unit and the guidance of the Division Director of DCPI the consultant will perform the following duties:

    Implementing World Environment Day and UNEA social media strategies
    Write, select, edit, post, update and maintain UNEP’s content on social networking platforms;
    Conceptualizing new ways for UNEP to engage in social networks
    Develop infographics / factographs and other visual social media content
    Identify interesting content from UNEP websites, twitter lists, social media accounts, media clippings, news sources and prepare draft messages
    Monitor social media accounts for questions, mentions, retweets, shares, lists.
    Engaging with fans on UNEP pages and channels
    Actively expand the network of followers.
    Support live tweeting, twitter chats, news centre based, and other social media activities.
    Respond to any content management issues that arise in the daily performance of the responsibilities of the post;
    Prepare weekly/ monthly updates on campaigns, VIP followers (influencers/celebrities) etc.
    Coordinate with language teams to ensure UNEP’s presence on the social media in the UN official languages.

Competencies

Professionalism:

  •     Expertise working with major social networking platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Storify, Weibo, QQ) in a corporate/organisational context;
  •     Programming capability where appropriate to develop applications for these platforms;
  •     Design capacity for developing pages on these platforms;
  •     Excellent communications skills, both oral and written;
  •     Knowledge of Chinese, French and other languages an asset,
  •     Observing deadlines and achieving results

Planning and Organizing:

  •     Ability to identify priority activities and assignments, handle multiple activities and projects concurrently and make necessary adjustments as required;
  •     Ability to foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning; 
  •     Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
  •     Identifies priority activities and assignments;
  •     Uses time efficiently;
  •     Gathers and analyzes information skillfully;
  •     Develops alternative solutions and is objective even when dealing with stressful situations.

Communication:

    Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and persuasively, including the ability to defend and explain difficult issues;
    Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
    Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
    Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience;
    Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: 


  •     Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  •     Ability to lead and gain assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavor;
  •     Gives and welcomes feedback;
  •     Contributes to building a positive team spirit;
  •     Puts success of team above own interests;
  •     Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives;
  •     Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Qualifications

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in journalism, information technology,  linguistic studies and combined with Computer, Information Systems or other related field.

A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience with the major social networking platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Blogger, Orkut, LinkedIn, MySpace, ScribD, RenRen); Experience in programming capability where appropriate to develop applications for these platforms, design capacity for developing pages on these platforms, including experience at the international level, is highly desirable.

Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first level.

Languages:

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

Knowledge of one or more of these languages (Arabic/French/Spanish/Russian/Chinese) is required.

Preference will be given to equally qualified women candidates.

All applications to be sent to the following address on or before the deadline of 02/04/2014. Applicants should send a completed United Nations Personal History form (available at http://www.unon.org/docs/P11.doc) or Personal History Profile together with a covering letter of one to two pages summarizing how they meet the requirements of the job to:
        
e-mail: Cecilia.kibare@unep.org

UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (e-PAS) reports at the time of application to the email address above.

Please Quote Vacancy Announcement No: NA-14-24

(Applications without Correct Vacancy Number will not be Considered)

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).

The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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Customer Care Representatives Jobs in Kenya

We are a microfinance institution established in 2008.

We are looking for Customer Care Representatives to assist us to manage our branches for our

Tujenge product.

The role of the Customer care representatives is:

1. Recruit and manage marketers for the Tujenge product

2. Ensure performance of agents for the Tujenge product
The ideal candidate should have the following skills:

  •     Work with minimal supervision
  •     Passionate
  •     Aggressive and self-driven
  •     Practices honesty and integrity

Education Background

We are looking for people with either certificates or diplomas.

Degree holders need not apply as they will be disqualified automatically.

If you are interested, please send your CV to jobs.paddy@gmail.com



FEP SACCO General Manager Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: General Manager

Strategic Business Unit: FEP SACCO

Reports To: Sacco Board, Group Strategy snd SBU Manager

Purpose of the job:


The General Manager shall have overall responsibility for the management of the Sacco and shall

directly report to the Board.

The GM shall implement the Sacco Strategic Agenda and ensure sustained growth of the business members satisfaction

Functions / Responsibilities / Experience:

Responsible for the organization’s investments and management of balanced investment portfolio.
Responsible for the management, development and maintenance of a high performance team by providing good leadership and effective supervision and guidance of staff members under his/her charge.
    Responsible for the organization’s financial planning, forecasting and budgeting.
    Responsible for management of costs so as to achieve business growth as outlined in the strategic plan
    Responsible for supporting decision making through preparation, analysis and presentation of comprehensive, timely, reliable and compliant financial reports.
    Ensure effective implementation of financial and accounting policies and procedures.
    Management of the general and subsidiary ledgers in accordance with internationally accepted accounting and financial reporting standards and preparation of final accounts for audit.
    Prepare and analyze on a regular basis the Sacco’s business plans, budgetary estimates and provide explanations on variances.
    Provide support to all other functions to enhance organizational goals.
    Ensure proper planning and forecasting of Sacco operations.
    Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on performance of the Sacco to the board.
    Ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
    Any other duty as delegated by the SACCO Board and Group Management.

Skills / Experience:

Competencies


  •     Strong Leadership Skills,
  •     Strong communication and Negotiation skills.
  •     Good interpersonal skills.
  •     Planning and organizational skills.
  •     Good presentation skills.
  •     Complaints handling skills.
  •     Listening and questioning skills.
  •     Good in relationship building and maintaining.
  •     Excellent sales and marketing skills.
  •     High initiative and ability to work independently with minimum supervision,
  •     A person of high integrity and ethical behavior is a key requirement,

Qualifications
  •     University Degree in Commerce/Finance /Accounting
  •     CPA ( K)
  •     Qualifications in Sacco operations, Diploma in Co-operative Management, Business

Management, Microfinance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship or any other relevant field would be an added advantage.
  •     At least 7 years’ experience in Sacco/financial management position.
  •     Two years minimum experience with a reputed Sacco at Management level.
  •     Computer skills (Ms Word, Excel);

Key Measurable Goals

  •     Achievement of SACCO strategic plan
  •     Compliance with SACCO ACT.
  •     Profit Realization.

Immediate Subordinates: Line Managers.

How to Apply

If you are innovative, self-starter and results oriented individual, looking for a challenging

career and you have met the above requirements, please send your application letter,detailed

C.V, together with copies of your relevant academic /professional testimonials and three

referees, stating your current and expected remuneration to :-

E-mail: vacancies@fep-group.com.

ATT :

Human Resource Department
FEP Holdings Limited
P.O. Box 72367-00200
Nairobi – Kenya

So as to reach us not later than 30th April 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

FEP Holdings Limited is an equal opportunity employer,any lobbying or canvassing will lead to

automatic disqualification.


FEP SACCO Credit Manager Jobs in Kenya

Job Title: Credit Manager          

Strategic Business Unit: FEP SACCO

Reports To: General Manager


Purpose of the job: He/she will be responsible for overseeing all operations of the credit department and implementation of

the credit policy.

Functions / Responsibilities / Experience:

    Processing, appraisal and approval of loans as per the credit policy and procedures.
    Preparation of monthly reports on loaning to the management.
    Preparation of delinquency reports as per SASRA requirements and underperforming loans reports.
    Reporting on loans demands to ensure adequate funding.
    Responding to members’ inquiries and complaints pertaining to loans and ensuring prompt communication to the members on their loans status.
    Ensuring that loans granted are promptly recovered and remitted together with interests thereon.
    Ensuring that all loans granted are adequately reported to the Insurance.
    Ensure timely collection of remittances and proper reconciliation of debtor accounts on monthly basis;
    Prompt notification to loanees and guarantors of the loans default and institute recovery measures
    Establishing causes of loan defaults and advising on remedial measures.
    Developing and maintaining a sound loan recovery system and credit management controls;
    Preparation of the budget for the department.
    Preparation of work plans, targets and periodic evaluation of staff performance appraisal within the department.
    Implementation of Audit and supervisory Committee recommendations.

Skills / Experience:

Competencies

  •     Strong Leadership Skills,
  •     Strong communication and Negotiation skills.
  •     Good interpersonal skills.
  •     Planning and organizational skills.
  •     Good presentation skills.
  •     Complaints handling skills.
  •     Listening and questioning skills.
  •     Good in relationship building and maintaining.
  •     Excellent sales and marketing skills.
  •     High initiative and ability to work independently with minimum supervision,
  •     A person of high integrity and ethical behavior is a key requirement,

Qualifications
  •     University Degree in Business Management
  •     Qualifications in Sacco operations, Diploma in Co-operative Management,
  •     At least 4 years’ experience in Sacco/financial management position.
  •     Certified credit management will be an added advantage.
  •     Two years minimum experience as a loans officer.
  •     Computer skills (Ms Word, Excel);

Key Measurable Goals
  •     Achievement of Loan targets
  •     Low rate of staff turnover in the Company
  •     High rate of loan repayment and maintenance of a quality portfolio.
  •     High Revenues in comparison to expenditure

Immediate Subordinates:  Loan Supervisor.

How to Apply

If you are innovative, self-starter and results oriented individual, looking for a challenging career and you have met the above requirements, please send your application letter,detailed C.V, together with copies of your relevant academic /professional testimonials and three referees, stating your current and expected remuneration to :-

E-mail: vacancies@fep-group.com.

ATT :

Human Resource Department
FEP Holdings Limited
P.O. Box 72367-00200
Nairobi – Kenya


So as to reach us not later than 30th April 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

FEP Holdings Limited is an equal opportunity employer,any lobbying or canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


FEP SACCO Business Development Manager Job in Kenya

Job Title: Business Development Manager

Strategic Business Unit: FEP SACCO

Reports To: General Manager


Purpose of the job: He /She will be responsible for the overall management of the Company’s business development organization.

As a business development manager, this position will be responsible for building up a business through gaining new customers and accounts.

Functions / Responsibilities / Experience:

    Create, Implement and manage the Sacco brand strategy.
    Create awareness on new and existing products.
    Product development and review.
    Co-ordinate and oversee the development of Sacco’s income generating services.
    Identify, explore and develop appropriate new business opportunities for the Sacco – in both income generating and service provision areas.
    Preparing proposals and presentations.
    Ensure high level of member service to ensure members loyalty and retention.
    Spearhead business development initiatives that are consistent with the Sacco’s overall strategy.
    Manage multiple business initiatives in a start-up environment.
    Revenue generation and strategic partnerships development and management.
    Build and manage a business development team.
    Manage complex contract negotiation and work with legal counsel as required.
    Win early customers with limited support.
    Be the driving force in the development of the work ethic, culture and values of the sales and business development group. Through personal example, establish the style and approach which will characterize the Company’s dealings with the marketplace
    Establishing and maintaining working relationships
    Communicating new product developments to prospective clients
    Overseeing the development of marketing literature
    Administering accounts and writing reports
    Providing management with market feedback.
    Any other duty as delegated

Skills / Experience:

Competencies

    Strong Marketing Skills,
    Strong communication and Negotiation skills.
    Good interpersonal skills.
    Planning and organizational skills.
    Good presentation skills.
    Complaints handling skills.
    Listening and questioning skills.
    Good in relationship building and maintaining.
    Excellent sales and marketing skills.
    High initiative and ability to work independently with minimum supervision,
    A person of high integrity and ethical behavior is a key requirement,

Qualifications

    University Degree in Business Management specializing in Marketing.
    At least 4 years’ experience in Sacco/financial management position.
    Experience in sales and marketing will be an added advantage.
    Computer skills (Ms Word, Excel);

Key Measurable Goals

    Achievement of Business Sales targets
    Low rate of staff turnover in the Company
    High rate of customer retention and acquisition.
    High Revenues in comparison to expenditure

Immediate Subordinates: Business Development Officers.

How to Apply
If you are innovative, self-starter and results oriented individual, looking for a challenging career and you have met the above requirements, please send your application letter,detailed C.V, together with copies of your relevant academic /professional testimonials and three referees, stating your current and expected remuneration to :-

E-mail: vacancies@fep-group.com.

ATT :

Human Resource Department
FEP Holdings Limited
P.O. Box 72367-00200
Nairobi – Kenya


So as to reach us not later than 30th April 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

FEP Holdings Limited is an equal opportunity employer,any lobbying or canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
 

FEP SACCO Finance Manager Jobs in Kenya

Job Title: Finance Manager

Strategic Business Unit: FEP SACCO

Reports To: General Manager

Purpose of the job: He / She will be responsible for the overall management of the Company’s financial system.

Functions / Responsibilities / Experience:

  •     To lead a team of trained and resourceful staff to achieve the business goals
  •     Formulate a strategic financial plan encompassing directing and control process to enhance the overall business growth.
  •     Ensuring that there is  effective and  prudent financial controls and risk management procedures  in place to provide a sustainable assurance and improvement of the organisation assets,
  •     Strongly maximize income while reducing expenses.
  •     Formulating a  sustainable and cost effective  processes and  product development
  •     Promoting a positive ethical and corporate culture practises.
  •     Manage and prepare timely monthly, and year end accounts closure,
  •     Oversee and make sure that all accounting functions are thoroughly concluded to  presentation for auditing, and responding to correspondents thereon
  •     Maintain  an up to date financial position of the organisation
  •     In liaison with Credit Department give reports on P.A.R on a daily basis.
  •     Make sure that financial reports produced conform to IAS.
  •     Be a team player in development, nurturing and improving synergies within the institution to effectively attain the set objectives.
  •     Any other duty as delegated

Skills / Experience:

Competencies
  •     Strong analytical and interpretation  Skills,
  •     Strong communication skills.
  •     Good interpersonal skills.
  •     Planning and organizational skills.
  •     Good presentation skills.
  •     High initiative and ability to work independently with minimum supervision,
  •     A person of high integrity and ethical behavior is a key requirement,

Qualifications
  •     Bachelor’s degree in Bachelor of Commerce specialized in Finance;
  •     Must be a CPA (K)
  •     A Master’s degree in Business Administration is a significant advantage
  •     Over 5 years experience, at least 3 years at a senior level, in a large Financial Institution.
  •     Proven experience in financial planning and budgeting;
  •     Knowledge of Sacco software’s application used in lending.

Key Measurable Goals
  •     Financial Controls and Reports.
  •     Maximization of Revenues and reduction of expenditure.
  •     Legal Compliance.
  •     Cost Management.

Immediate Subordinates: Accountant, Accounts clerk, interns.

How to Apply

If you are innovative, self-starter and results oriented individual, looking for a challenging career and you have met the above requirements, please send your application letter,detailed C.V, together with copies of your relevant academic / professional testimonials and three referees, stating your current and expected remuneration to :-

E-mail: vacancies@fep-group.com.

ATT :

Human Resource Department
FEP Holdings Limited
P.O. Box 72367-00200
Nairobi – Kenya


So as to reach us not later than 30th April 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

FEP Holdings Limited is an equal opportunity employer,any lobbying or canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Novozymes Household Care Account Manager (EEMEA) Job Vacancy - Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa

Welcome to a brighter future

At Novozymes, we are creating a better world every day for the world around us, for each other and for the next generations.

By joining us, you’ll be working with our customers to make the world a better place too.

Account Manager Household Care EEMEA
(Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa)

To support continuous development in our Household Care business, we wish to recruit an experienced Account Manager for the Sub-Saharan Africa region. 

The position would preferably be located at Novozymes offices in South-Africa, Turkey or Tunisia, but according to the Candidate’s profile, other locations will be also considered.

Qualifications:

    University degree (minimum BSc.) or equivalent qualification in Chemical Engineering
    Preferably extensive experience in detergent manufacturing, ideally in Soap bar or Powder detergent production
    Preferably solid technical overall understanding of detergent industry processes
    Strong fundament of sales and industry experience (>3 years) coming from B2B environment, preferred industries: Household Care, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals or job relevant experience with international suppliers to the industries
    Possess strong business acumen – in particular understanding of the negotiation principles, account planning, solution selling, value pricing, production and supply chain, basic financial and legal principles and terms
    Ability to execute market prospecting, scout for new opportunities, discover and follow-through on leads
    Identify customer needs and translate them into mutually beneficial solutions
    Personality: responsible, goal-oriented, well organized and self-motivated, being able to develop geographically assigned area independently
    Strong communication and presentation skills and demonstrated solid computer proficiency (MS Office standard software, CRM, basic SAP, URL based applications)
    Willingness and permission to travel up to 60% of the time in Africa is a prerequisite; an extension or substitution of territory is possible
    Fluency in English (written/spoken) is a prerequisite, fluency in French is a plus

Challenges: In this interesting position, you will be part of the Sales team and the primary interface between Novozymes and the current/prospective customer base and distributors. You will work closely with your colleagues in the Novozymes offices in the EEMEA region.

The primary responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to:

    Develop the business in the Household Care industry: prospect, acquire new customers and develop existing ones according to plan across the region
    Provide regional customer support to ensure a high quality standard in technical, supply chain and commercial interactions between customers and Novozymes is secured
    You relish a technically oriented sales process and have a natural interest for understanding both customer needs and the technical aspects of the Household Care industries
    Carry out commercialization of existing and new Novozymes products and lead negotiations with B2B customers in accordance with defined and agreed marketing strategies
    You are culturally open and embrace diversity for the environment you will be working in an multicultural environment

Our offer: We offer an exciting position in a lively and professional international environment.

You will report to the Industry Sales Manager EEMEA and be part of an international network of highly skilled colleagues to support our growth and innovation-oriented strategy for Household Care industries.

If you appreciate a large degree of freedom in planning and mode of action in your work, this position will be ideal for you.

Rethink tomorrow: Novozymes is the world leader in bio-innovation. We create tomorrow’s solutions by applying technology to nature, to the benefit of both our customers’ bottom line and the planet.

Novozymes serves a broad array of industries using enzymes, micro-organisms, biopolymers, and biopharmaceutical ingredients.

With over 700 products in 130 countries, Novozymes bio-innovations improve industrial performance and safeguard the world’s resources because they represent superior and sustainable solutions for tomorrow’s ever-changing marketplace.

Please apply online by 15.06.2014 here: http://www.novozymes.com/en/careers/jobs (Ref. 2BR)



Receptionist, Corporate Sales Executive and Business Development Consultants Jobs in Kenya

We are having the following vacancies:

1. Office assistant cum receptionist - 1

2. Corporate sales executive - 2

3. Business development Consultants – 10

Office Assistant cum Receptionist


  •     Aged between 19 – 23 years
  •     Must have an ID
  •     Must be Fluent in English & Swahili
  •     Knowledge in computers is a Must
  •     Experience will be an added advantage

Corporate Sales Executive
  •     Aged between 22 – 25 years
  •     Must be a graduate
  •     Must have an ID
  •     Must be Fluent in English & Swahili
  •     Knowledge in computers is a Must
  •     At least 2 years selling Experience

Business Development Consultants (BDC)
  •     We are looking for sales people Aged between 19 – 23 years
  •     Should be highly motivated to sell software
  •     Must have an ID
  •     Must be Fluent in English & Swahili
  •     Knowledge in computers is an added advantage

Applications should be done on email jobskenya14@gmail.com on or before 18th April, 2014




Automotive Quality Engineer Job in Kenya

Our Client is a Vehicle manufacturer they are currently recruiting a Quality Engineer who will work with suppliers to develop corrective action plans to correct any process failings and drive improvement in quality and productivity.

The Quality Engineer will also manage day-to-day quality activities with supply partners and mitigate any associated issues.

The role will require a close working relationship with the venture’s Technical Director, Production Engineer, Cost Engineer and Supply Chain Associate and future manufacturing, procurement and logistics teams as well as various vendors.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

Product Development

  • Collect and evaluate supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities.
  • Work with suppliers directly to mitigate quality issues, including creating corrective action plans to address process failures.
  •     Review supplier manufacturing processes, including collaborating with suppliers on process improvement and value enhancement opportunities.
  •     Regularly communicate with engineering and supply chain internally to identify opportunities for quality and productivity improvement.
  •     Collect and maintain supplier performance metrics.
  •     Coordinate with engineering and manufacturing to ensure awareness to known purchased part or product quality issues.
  •     Regularly visit suppliers and maintain supplier audit results.
  •     Participate in quality meetings and present purchased part or product quality issues.
  •     Investigate reported external quality issues that are believed to be purchased part or product driven and present findings.
  •     Perform or lead root cause analysis on purchased part or product quality issues and work issue through containment phase of corrective action process.
  •     Communicate and instruct suppliers on the use of a corrective action process and quality tools and techniques.
  •     Participate in the Corrective Action Review.
  •     Identify repeat quality issues by supplier and maintain supplier quality scorecard (PPM, Concerns, Cost recovery) to assure that the target assigned will be reached.
  •     Recommend suppliers for qualification and / or disqualification based upon quality performance.
  •     Support product and process cost reduction activity or improvement initiatives throughout product lifecycle.
  •     Support R&D group to ensure manufacturability, quality and cost-efficiency of on-going design and engineering work.
  •     Support Operations group to identify, evaluate and select suppliers and contract manufacturers to deliver the production of cost-effective vehicle parts and subassemblies.
  •     Work flexibly in a highly cross-functional team environment involving designers, engineers as well as future manufacturing and product development teams.

Project Management
 
  • Take ownership of projects; plan milestones, timelines, budgets, resources and identify potential risks to deliver supply chain aspects within agreed completion dates.
  • Be proactive regarding task completion and periodically advise wider team on project status, timing, resources, issues, and ability to deliver on-time with excellence.
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to general automotive industry production standards and best practices; maintain structured and versioned data outputs daily and backup data weekly.
  • Work as an active member of the team, ensure effective communication between colleagues and positively contribute regularly to meetings and briefings.

Required
 
  • 5-10 years related experience in quality engineering, mechanical engineering, production line operations – preferably with a major automotive company
  • Exceptional leadership and clear sense of direction
  • Ability to manage difficult suppliers and resolve disputes while preserving relationships with suppliers and internal staff
  • Excellent problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment; able to define problems, collect relevant data, extract meaning from data, and draw valid conclusions
  • Exceptional analytical skills with regards to logistics analysis, data manipulation, and the ability to create information from data
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems and components
  • Strong problem solving skills with ability to teach basic problem solving techniques and facilitate problem solving team events
  • Experience in developing part certification processes and vendor quality measures
  • Strong knowledge of fabrication based quality control methods, tools and techniques
  • Strong engineering analysis skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • High sense of drive and urgency in achieving our vision
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • Comfort with spending 10-30% of time travelling internationally, possibly on short notice

Desired
  •     Masters degree (or higher) in Quality Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research or similar
  •     10+ years related experience in quality engineering, mechanical engineering, production line operations – preferably with a major automotive company

Interested parties should send their CVs to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke


Monday, April 14, 2014

Automotive Industry Product Associate Jobs in Kenya

Our Client is a Vehicle manufacturer they are currently recruiting a Product Associate who will be responsible for the defining, prioritising and executing product innovation and reviewing product line expansions and growth / diversification plans.

The role will require a close working relationship with the Marketing Director, Technical and Operations Teams.

Product Development

  •  Assist in defining product vision in liaison with the Marketing and Technical teams.
  • Work closely with the Technical team to provide human centred design inputs in the development of prototype products.
  • Liaise with Quality team to provide product development feedback and improve overall quality of the vehicle, within clear cost targets.
  • Support Marketing Director to conceive, develop and launch new products.
  • Support development of advertising, public relations and all marketing communications relevant product specifications and performance.
  • Monitor and evaluate customer satisfaction from existing products and provide structured feedback to Technical and Marketing teams for on-going support and development.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to execute product development plan.
  • Monitor, anticipate and assess market, client, competitor and regulatory trends to drive product strategy and identify opportunities for new product innovation.
  • Support development of new product business cases, including assembling fact-based arguments and developing compelling presentations to senior management.
  • Conduct primary, secondary research and competitive analyses, including product performance, competitor response and market positioning.

Required
  •     Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in business subject
  •     A master’s degree will be an added advantage
  •     Minimum 3 years’ experience in sales, marketing, product development, management consulting, or other similar roles for top tier companies
  •     Exceptional leadership and clear sense of direction
  •     Detail oriented and capable of delivering high quality outputs
  •     Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong rapport with others as well as the ability to influence
  •     Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  •     Proven ability to work with senior management team to develop and implement company strategy
  •     Experience in managing budgets effectively, financial reporting, and setting up effective metrics and business processes
  •     Comfort with extensive domestic and regional travel when needed
  •     A fair level of technical expertise in automobile industry

Desired
  •     Masters degree (or higher) in Business Administration (MBA), Marketing, Engineering, Business or similar
  •     4+ years related experience in product development, market research or public relations
  •     Passion for the automotive industry

If you feel you fit the above role,please send your CV to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke
 

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