Jobs and Vacancies in Hotpoint Appliances, Kenya

Hotpoint Appliances Limited, a leading supplier of consumer electronics and entertainment products has an exciting opportunity in their ICT, Security & Projects department.

They are seeking for talented, dynamic, self-driven and results oriented individual who is committed to performance excellence and participating in our growth strategy.
Job Title: Facility & Maintenance Officer
Main Job Purpose: To enforce procedures and regulations in order to secure company property and ensure safety to employees and business partners.
Job Responsibility and Accountability
·         General observation of staff movement, customers and company property.
·         Ensure that goods leaving the premises have the relevant exit documents.
·         Supervise contractors and ensure that they execute their assignments as per the work programs.
·         Provide a report on any missing and damaged items in the building.
·         Maintain log of general maintenance assignments and materials.
·         Liaise with security department on any fraud/theft cases.
·         Ensure that monthly utility bills (water, electricity) are received and paid on time.
·         Ensure that installed equipment are always in serviceable state: – Generator; Power room; Pumps; Material Handling equipment.
·         Ensure that garbage disposal is carried out as agreed with the service providers.
·         Ensure availability of cleaning materials and tools to the service provider or his representative at all times.
Minimum Qualification
·         Diploma in Electrical; or Mechanical Plant.
·         Valid certificate of Good Conduct.
·         Proven experience in a similar role for a period of not less than 2 years.
Other Key Competencies and Skills
·         Excellent knowledge of Maintenance procedures.
·         Proficient in computers with working knowledge of MS Office
·         Ability to work with minimum supervision.
·         Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality, good work ethics and integrity.
·         Ability to multi-task, prioritize and pay attention to details.
·         Key focus on maintaining high security.
·         Resourceful and proactive in dealing with issues that may arise.
·         Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Job Title: Stores Keeper
Main Job Purpose: To provide prompt and efficient allocation of materials and services to ensure customer satisfaction.
Job Responsibility and Accountability
·         Prepare delivery note as per material requested by project engineer/service team.
·         Communicate to requesting staff in case of any challenge in issuance e.g. no stocks, wrong codes used etc.
·         Track all delivery notes and follow up with project technicians to ensure delivery of materials at site.
·         Maintain all record for future reference.
·         Follow strictly, materials issue process.
·         Prepare requests and follow up for all interdepartmental location transfers.
·         Responsible for periodic stock take.
·         Preparing material returns in the system immediately items are returned back to the stores.
·         Request for purchase for materials, which has low or zero inventory.
·         Ensure zero stock outs for common items.
·         Follow up with procurement department and suppliers to ensure timely deliveries.
·         Follow up with customer / consultant / main contractor for ongoing projects.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned to you by your Supervisor from time to time
Minimum Qualification
·         Minimum qualification of a diploma / degree in Purchasing & Supplies.
·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a related role in a similar industry is highly preferred.
Other Key Competencies and Skills
·         Team work – ability to contribute and operate with ease within the team.
·         Structured and organized way of handling tasks and managing daily work.
·         Pay great attention to details.
·         Process minded approach, Solution orientated, Self-motivated and self-going.
·         Must be highly organized and able to implement an effective and efficient strategy that ensures streamlined process of issuance of stock.
·         Must be highly proficient and fully functional in all Microsoft Office applications and able to effectively utilize all available office management technologies.
·         Must have professional work ethics, be articulate and also use good independent judgment and discretion.
·         Must have proven ability to maintain correspondence, discussions and materials in strictest confidence.
·         Good IT skills.
·         Excellent organization and administrative skills.
·         Good problem solving skill

Job Title: Sales Engineer – RAC & Light Commercial
Main Job Purpose: To manage sales and business development for room air conditioners and light commercial air conditioners
Job Responsibility and Accountability
·         Manage sales of RAC and SCAC products (VON & LG) in their respective regions.
·         Manage PSI, give sales and purchase forecast, maintain minimum profitability.
·         Develop business of RAC and Light Commercial units (Cassettes, ductable, floor standing and Mini VRFs of project value below 2 m KESH)
·         Prepare quotation, real time response to customer and track all inquiries.
·         Interact with the clients/architects/consultants to understand their needs and requirements and propose cost effective solution.
·         Develop and track all ongoing projects for RAC and light commercial products/projects of value below 2 m KESH within the Coastal region.
·         Preparing quotation with proper technical and commercial backup.
·         Book project with appropriate lead time to handover the project.
·         Maintain minimum (target) profit margin.
·         Organize critical site surveys (communicate with customer and Service Coordinator).
·         Analyze the site surveys and attend the critical one.
·         Opening of Job in Orion for awarded project and hand over the same to project manager and RAC project installation coordinator
·         Coordinate with project team and client for payment collection and any other project related issues if required.
·         Follow up with customer / consultant / main contractor for ongoing projects
·         Any other duties as may be assigned to you by your Supervisor from time to time
Minimum Qualification
·         A degree in Mechanical / Electrical engineering.
·         Possesses a minimum of 3 years’ experience in field sales.
·         Persons who have handled building materials (like paints, electrical & electronics equipment etc) and air conditioning background shall get added advantage.
·         Persons handled dealers, channels will get added advantages.
·         Excellent knowledge of design and visualization software such as AutoCAD
·         Familiarity with ASHRAE regulations, best practices and project performance standards.
·         Extensive knowledge of HVAC products and systems
Other Key Competencies and Skills
·         Good sales skills.
·         Good communication skills.
·         Target oriented.
·         Excellent analysis & design skills.
·         Good problem-solving skills.
·         Good report writing and presentation skills.
·         Team work – ability to lead,contribute and operate with ease within the team.
·         Solution orientated, Self-motivated and self-going.
Application Criteria
Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their applications through on or before 8th May, 2019.

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