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Dec 5, 2010

Nzoia Sugar Company Engineering Manager and Marketing Officer Jobs in Kenya

Nzoia Sugar Company Limited, a Sugar Manufacturing Company situated in Western Kenya invites suitable candidates for the following positions.

1.0. Engineering Manager (Mechanical)

The Key objective of the job is to ensure maximum plant availability and achieve maximum performance of various equipment in the Factory. The successful applicant for the position will report to the Factory Manager.

This is a senior and critical position in the factory operations and therefore the successful candidate must demonstrate leadership qualities, maturity and ability to work under pressure.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • To plan and ensure timely maintenance of all factory mechanical equipment and machinery.
  • To prepare and implement maintenance of plant equipment.
  • To timely initiate procurement of relevant spares.
  • To ensure new equipment and spares meet prescribed standards.
  • To design and ensure production of alternative parts/components to sustain plant operations at minimal costs.
  • To provide management with technical advice on all mechanical engineering matters.
  • To co-ordinate shift operation so as to ensure smooth factory running.
  • To ensure adherence to all safety practices.
  • To prepare sectional annual budget and control costs.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum of BSC degree in Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent.
  • At least 8 years relevant working experience at least five of which should preferably be in Sugar Industry or any other busy Manufacturing set up at senior level.
  • Computer literate and knowledge of spreadsheet application and ability to apply CPM will be an added advantage.
  • Evidence of overseeing/managing repairs of various sugar industry equipment and projects.
  • Experience in factory maintenance, planning and implementation
  • Age below 50 years.
2.0 Marketing Officer

The successful candidate will report to the Marketing Manager. He/she will be involved in managing marketing operations in the field.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Take Charge of consumer/trade promotions, retail data Management and intelligence gathering.
  • Drive sales initiatives for Branded sugar and ensure availability in Key Accounts.
  • Route coverage program to improve Customer service and continuously generate order from the customer.
  • Increase our physical presence in assigned markets.
  • Expand and grow distribution networks for our product in new and existing customer base.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Aged below 45 years.
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing option) or equivalent
  • KCSE- B+ (Plus) and above.
  • Be computer literate.
  • At least five (5) years working experience in a large and busy manufacturing concern.
  • Membership of a professional body will be an added advantage.
Personal Qualities
  • Practical and result oriented.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Good communication and public relations skills.
  • Team building skills.
  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills.
  • Aggressive and assertive.
  • Quality and time conscious.
Applications enclosing comprehensive CV, two coloured passport size photographs, copies of academic and professional qualifications and testimonials together with daytime telephone contacts and names of three (3) referees (one of whom must be current/previous employer) should be addressed to:

Managing Director,
Nzoia Sugar Company Limited,
P.O. Box 285,

So as to reach him not later than 24th December, 2010.

Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements will not be acknowledged.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nzoia is a tribal company, full of bukusu politics it doesn't look for professionals. I am dissapointed by the fact that upto this era you have to post your application by post office.

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