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  • Posted: Jul 26, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 15, 2022
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  • Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre (KAGRC) formally known as Central Artificial Insemination Station (CAIS) was established by Kenya Gazette Notice Number 557 of 19th June 1946 with the objective of controlling venereal diseases and genetic improvement of exotic dairy Cattle. KAGRC is situated 15 km from City Centre (West of the Nairobi City), and has its Headquarters in Lower Kabete in Nairobi and has land capacity of about 358 Acres, 124 bulls in the stud. The functions of the management committee have since been taken over by the Board of Directors, appointed vide the Gazette Notice No L.N. 110 of 5th Sept. 2011. The mandate of KAGRC is to produce, preserve, and conserve, animal genetic material (semen embryo, tissues and live animals) and rear breeding bulls for provision of high quality disease free semen to meet the national demand and for export. In order to meet its mandate, KAGRC works in close collaboration with other breeding organizations such as the Kenya Stud Book, the Dairy Recording Services of Kenya and the Livestock Recording Center. Together, these organizations implement the Contract Mating and Progeny Testing Programmes. The organization also works closely with the breed societies as well as individual and institutional farms which provide herds for the breeding program. It is a profound achievement that the centre has attained the ISO 9001:2008 QMS certification in management standards on the world best practices. Bull Stud The station initially started with an importation of six bulls in 1946 ; four Guernsey and two Jersey bulls from America and Scotland respectively. Ayrshire and Friesian breeds were later introduced.
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    Principal Sales and Marketing Officer

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:

    • Conducting market research to inform the marketing strategy with the aim of increasing the sales volumes;
    • Identifying market opportunities and advising management accordingly;
    • Communicating with target audiences and managing customer relationships;
    • Managing the production of marketing materials and distribution;
    • Organizing and attending events such as exhibitions and marketing workshops;
    • Contributing to and developing sales and marketing plans and strategies and evaluating their effectiveness;
    • Sourcing advertising opportunities and placing adverts in the press or on the radio;
    • Responsible for obtaining profitable results from the sales team through providing leadership and monitoring their performance;
    • Planning for and overseeing the performance Appraisal System for the sales & marketing team;
    • Coordinating sales target setting and administration of individual reward systems according to existing organization’s policy;
    • Coordinating training   for   both   the   sales    team   and   Artificial Insemination service providers;
    • Coordinating debt collection through active involvement of the sales team in the process;
    • Ensuring that the sales and marketing budget is adhered to;
    • Participating in innovative branding and development of promotional activities for KAGRC.

    Job Specification

    • Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Marketing, Business Administration/Management, Commerce, Entrepreneurship or its equivalent from a reputable institution or a degree in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science, Animal Production or its equivalent;
    • Masters degree in a relevant field or its equivalent;
    • Should have a minimum of 8 years’ experience in a busy sales and marketing department working as a team leader in an organization dealing with livestock, pharmaceutical products or any other related field;
    • Ability to travel country wide and the region to meet customers;
    • A member of a professional body recognized in Kenya; and
    • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Key Competencies and skills

    • Organization and management skills;
    • Good communication, customer care and public relations skills;
    • Leadership and managerial skills;
    • Report writing skills;
    • Negotiation skills; and
    • Integrity.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre on recruitment.kagrc.go.ke to apply

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