Uchumi Supermarkets Jobs in Kenya


Uchumi Supermarkets Limited, a leading FMCG retail chain with a well established brand in the East Africa region is looking for dynamic and ambitious professionals reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer.


Procurement & Merchandizing Manager 

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Job Profile

The successful candidate will be expected to procure a range of products, manage categories with a view to maximizing product and category profitability, with contribution to value innovation in the value chain, which will also entail:
·                     Procurement of products locally sourced and imported, 
·                     Continuous review of the business plan to meet sales targets.
·                     Ensuring efficiency in internal processes to drive timely goods replenishment and availability of stocks.
·                     Stocks Management and shrinkage management.
·                     Ensuring continuous availability of new and profitable products as required by customers.
·                     Ensuring productivity and turnover of products through promotions and advertising.
·                     Participating in Groupwide strategy formulation, business management and decision making as part of the management team to deliver corporate performance.
·                     Periodical advice and business briefs to the CEO on all strategic issues related to Customer value propositions and product development/innovations.
·                     Provide team leadership to the Procurement team, support Branch Operation Officers and guide the Country managers.
·                     Guide in promoting merchadising standards and continously promote/enhance shopfloor ambience.
·                     Maximize efficiency in the distribution of merchandise from the warehouse and suppliers.
·                     Staff training and development-merchandizing and customer service.
·                     Positive contribution to Formulation of Corporate startegy, and departmental Budget forecasting and sales projections.
·                     Effective networking with stakeholders and with emphasis on suppliers.
Person Profile
·                     Minimum of a University Degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management or a relevant degree in Management.
·                     A Masters degree ¡n Logistics Management and additional qualifications in CIPS will be an added advantage.
·                     A member of a professional body ¡n supplies Management (K.l.S.M).
·                     Excellent knowledge of warehousing and supply chain procedures.
·                     A minimum of lo years practical experience in a retail chain with cross border business.
·                     Familiar with local and regional legislation on supplies management.
·                     Well developed analytical communication and presentation skills and a team player.
·                     Result oriented, a go-getter with exposure in business /organizational management.
·                     Ability to work independently, remain focused and maintain highest integrity and objectivity.
·                     A fast Learner with advanced IT skills.
Information Communications Manager

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Job Profile

The successful candidate will be expected to leverage emerging information, communication and technology to add value to the business and effectively manage ICT operations to ensure optimal services to end users and contribute to overall business strategy delivery and professional growth for ICT staff which will also entail:
·                     Identifying ICT investments that will fit into defined business and ICT strategies that are in congruence with the corporate strategies.
·                     Set up departmental operations controls against target on security and staff allocation.
·                     Participate ¡n forums/meetings that setup/formulate corporate policy on companywide change management projects.
·                     Review IT industry trends and advice management on the impact on business and IT strategies.
·                     Manage external equipment, business and service contracts in terms of contract formulation, implementation and enforcement with third parties for business value management.
·                     Provide general internal ICT user support.
Person Profile
·                     A minimum University degree in sciences, mathematics computer science or telecommunication/electronics engineering.
·                     Relevant post graduate qualification and certification in ICT profession and data base management systems.
·                     Minimum 5 years experience in a senior managerial position.
·                     Exposure to an ERP environment.
·                     Member of a professional body.
·                     Well developed analytical communication and presentation skills and a team player.
·                     Result oriented, with exposure in business /organizational management.
·                     Ability to work independently, remain focused and maintain highest integrity and objectivity.
An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.

Email your application and detailed CV, names of three referees, their telephone contacts and email address. Disclose your current or past salary. 

Send your application via email only so as to reach us by 12 Noon, 17th May 2013. 

Send to: Executive Selection Division, Manpower Services (K) Ltd, Email: recruit@manpowerservicesgroup.com

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