Jobs and Vacancies in KWAL, Nairobi, Kenya

KWAL is looking for a well-organized and highly motivated individual who is result-oriented to fill the following position:
 
Job Title: Procurement Supervisor - Sourcing

Ref: PSS-10-2016-Nairobi

Function / Division: Supply Chain 
 
Department: Procurement

Supervisor / Manager Title: Procurement Manager

Location: Nairobi
 

Job Purpose: The job holder will be responsible for managing a world-class supplier network that provides superior value to KWAL by managing spend, creating sourcing strategies, negotiating commercial deals and contractual terms in line with the procurement policies and procedures.
 
Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • Work with the user departments to define the product requirements, liaise with the other Departments/Units on their procurement requirements, and also ascertain supplies specifications as may be required.
  • Set up and maintain administrative arrangements for effective and efficient contract management, including stakeholder communication, governance, and performance monitoring arrangements, payments and file/record management.
  • Oversee the preparation and enforcement of detailed tender specifications and performance standards to facilitate procurement of goods, works and services in compliance with procedures and regulations. 
  • Oversee all supplier due diligence activities including supplier risk profiling to ensure a good knowledge of the supplier to minimize procurement risk
  • Identify and manage key supplier relationships with the aim of long-term saving on procurement cost while upholding quality including negotiations on contracts.
  • Undertake research into best practice contract management and adopt these practices in the contract management practices of the company after approval.
  • Provide operational advice on concepts, policies and procedures for international, regional and local procurement and ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Implement effective internal controls and ensure the proper design and functioning of ‘client-oriented’ procurement management systems.
  • Review and handle the technical, commercial and legal aspects of procurement at all stages of the project cycle in consultation with the relevant departments.
  • Conduct contractual monitoring to provide assurance of service delivery in line with strategy and contract and report on compliance and delivery performance.
  • Continuously evaluate whether the procurements are at the best possible price in order to maximize profitability through market research.
  • Develop and implement formal contingency sourcing plans as part of the business continuity planning framework for strategic commodities.
  • Develop and maintain a framework for establishing and managing relationships with suppliers that enables supplier performance to be measured and improved continuously.
  • Support the head of department in managing the human capital in the section through day to day supervision, performance management, training needs assessment and overall staff motivation.
Minimum Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing and Supplies or other relevant field.
  • A professional qualification in supplies management will be an added advantage.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in procurement in a similar environment, two (2) of which must be in strategic sourcing.
  • Practical experience in use of MS packages and ERP systems.
Competencies / Attributes
  • Demonstrated ability to independently resolve complex problems in a timely manner with little guidance from management.
  • Ability to draft, write and negotiate vendor contracts and agreements.
  • Outstanding written, verbal communication, presentation and project management skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • High integrity.
Relationships and working contacts
  • Internal – Management, procurement staff.
  • External – Vendors, suppliers.

Job Title: Handyman
 
Ref: HM-10-2016-Nairobi

Function / Division: Supply Chain
 
Department: Plant Operations

Supervisor / Manager Title: Foreman

Location: Nairobi
 

Job Purpose: The job holder will assist in maintenance requirements for equipment, building and the general housekeeping of the  grounds to ensure that facilities and equipment at KWAL are in good shape at all times.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • Perform routine and adhoc maintenance or housekeeping work in accordance to the job cards and report any change of tasks to the Foreman in adherence to safety policies and procedures.
  • Inspect the site in order to identify and rectify safety hazards in collaboration with the foreman.
  • Maintain the assigned tools and equipment in good working order
  • Control the access of workshop by unauthorised staff with the aim of ensuring that housekeeping and safety procedures are enforced in the workshop area.
  • Provide support, where necessary, personnel visiting the site such as contractors to ensure adherence with work instructions and safety policies and procedures.
Minimum Requirements
  • A Certificate in a technical field.
  • At least one (1) year experience in handling Handyman roles within a manufacturing organisation.
Competencies / Attributes
  • Hands on experience in carrying out routine fixes and maintenance.
  • Ability to do manual work over a long period of time.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • High level of Integrity.
Relationships and working contacts
  • Internal – Plant operation team, all staff.
  • External- Suppliers, Contractors.
Work Environment: This role is based on site. 

Job Title: Brand Manager - Wines

Ref: BMW/10/2016-Nairobi

Function / Division: Commercial
 
Supervisor / Manager Title: Marketing Manager

Location: Nairobi 

Job Purpose: The Brand Manager is responsible for developing and executing brand strategies for the specific product segment to build brand equity and drive revenue and increase market share.
 
Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • In collaboration with the Marketing Manager, develop and execute successful brand management strategies aligned to the overall organisational objectives.
  • Though the comprehensive understanding of the business strategy, evaluate existing and recommend new or revised ideas/concepts aimed at growing the business.  Lead in the execution of the approved ideas/concepts.
  • Develop and coordinate new and revised product launch or re-launch plans to ensure successful the achievement of envisioned benefits.
  • Develop and execute marketing campaigns for the assigned market segment to enhance brand visibility and drive growth in sales.
  • Oversee the creation and management of sales and marketing collateral including brochures, advertisements, sales tools, mobile applications, websites, value-added services, and social media programs that generate leads and facilitate the selling process while being consistent with the branding strategy.
  • Support the head of department in managing the human capital in the section through day to day supervision, performance management, training needs assessment and overall staff motivation.
Minimum Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a business related field.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body will be an added advantage.
  • A least five (5) years’ experience in marketing or branding in a similar organisation.
  • Practical experience in use of MS packages and ERP systems.
Competencies / Attributes
  • A creative mind with a drive for execution of ideas and concepts for the benefit of the organisation.
  • Developed project and event management skills.
  • Self-starter able to work well within the team environment.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced, demanding environment.
  • Proficient in the following computer software applications: Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both internally and externally.
  • High level of integrity.
Relationships and working contacts
  • Internal – Commercial team, Corporate Affairs and Plant Operations.
  • External – Clients, suppliers, distributors, Agencies.
Work Environment: This is an office based role.

Job Title: Brand Manager (RTD)

Ref: BM/10/2016-Nairobi
Function / Division:Commercial
 
Supervisor / Manager Title: Marketing Manager

Location: Nairobi 

Job Purpose: The Brand Manager is responsible for developing and executing brand strategies for the specific product segment to build brand equity and drive revenue and increase market share.
Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • In collaboration with the Marketing Manager, develop and execute successful brand management strategies aligned to the overall organisational objectives.
  • Though the comprehensive understanding of the business strategy, evaluate existing and recommend new or revised ideas/concepts aimed at growing the business.  Lead in the execution of the approved ideas/concepts.
  • Develop and coordinate new and revised product launch or re-launch plans to ensure successful the achievement of envisioned benefits.
  • Develop and execute marketing campaigns for the assigned market segment to enhance brand visibility and drive growth in sales.
  • Oversee the creation and management of sales and marketing collateral including brochures, advertisements, sales tools, mobile applications, websites, value-added services, and social media programs that generate leads and facilitate the selling process while being consistent with the branding strategy.
  • Support the head of department in managing the human capital in the section through day to day supervision, performance management, training needs assessment and overall staff motivation.
Minimum Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a business related field.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body will be an added advantage.
  • A least five (5) years’ experience in marketing or branding in a similar organisation.
  • Practical experience in use of MS packages and ERP systems.
Competencies / Attributes
  • A creative mind with a drive for execution of ideas and concepts for the benefit of the organisation.
  • Developed project and event management skills.
  • Self-starter able to work well within the team environment.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced, demanding environment.
  • Proficient in the following computer software applications: Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both internally and externally.
  • High level of integrity.
Relationships and working contacts
  • Internal – Commercial team, Corporate Affairs and Plant Operations.
  • External – Clients, suppliers, distributors, Agencies.
Work Environment: This is an office based role.

How to Apply
 
If you feel you meet the requirements for this position, send your updated CV with email & telephone contacts of three professional referees and the application letter quoting the Reference number & Title of the position as the subject to: 

The Human Resources Director, 
KWAL, 
Email: recruitment@kwal.co.ke 

to be received not later than October 10th, 2016 

Do not attach any certificates/scanned documents to your application. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

KWAL is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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