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  • Posted: Apr 9, 2020
    Deadline: Apr 14, 2020
  • Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high...
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    Manager – Logistics

    Job Ref: 2020/3/17

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    • Understand and lead the implementation of operational and financial plans for inbound logistics to match the company targets for quality of service, volume and unit costs
    • Understand and lead the implementation of operational and financial plans for sorting operations to match the company targets for timeliness of delivery, volume and unit costs
    • Develop and implement all corrective and preventive actions assigned to you in order to meet business targets
    • Analyze data on logistics and sorting operations to identify opportunities for improvement of operations and cost reduction
    • Carry out pre/post-mortems in cost reduction projects so as to implement measures to ensure that corrective actions are taken to maximize the teams chances of achieving targets
    • Develop and implement actions from the voice of the customer exercises and evaluate risks in the operations
    • Develop and implement measurement criteria that ensure the execution of robust operations in both logistics and sorting operations
    • Execute operations to ensure all waste collection services are conducted on time, in full, error free
    • Execute operations to ensure all sorting operations are carried out in order to maximise efficiency, reduce cost and meet QHSE targets
    • Develop cohesion between logistics and sorting teams of your department to ensure cost effective and efficient operations, quality and QHSE targets are met
    • Develop a cohesive working environment between your team and the maintenance and CI team, the ICS team and the Finance team to ensure vendor/client operations are efficient and effective
    • Liaise with vendors and clients and implement projects or action points that will improve logistics and sorting operations
    • Take a leading role in understanding the volatility and uncertainty in the department’s plan and develop corrective measures to ensure that the plan meets the forecast
    • Lead your team in finding ways to increase the company’s capacity to collect and sort 10X more waste while maintaining cost, quality and QHSE targets
    • Build a culture of openness in the team by coaching them on the generation, evaluation and implementation of creative ideas within the logistics, distribution and sorting operations
    • Plan and implement cost reduction and cost control measures for inbound logistics, sorting operations and distribution in order to meet financial targets

    Skills, Qualifications & Experience

    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management or equivalent, or hold a professional qualification in Supply Chain Management
    • Have at least 4 years of working experience, 2 of which should be in a supervisory role, in fleet management in a manufacturing set up
    • A track record of putting in place effective controls to track transport and logistics activities to ensure achievement of cost, productivity, accuracy, or timeliness objectives
    • Have strong analytical and report writing skills
    • Be an excellent team player/collaborator and communicator
    • Previous experience in leading a team
    • Have demonstrated the ability to act decisively and resolve problems
    • Previous experience in supervising a multi-disciplined workforce will be an added advantage

    Required documents

    • ID
    • NHIF
    • NSSF
    • KRA PIN
    • Police Clearance Certificate
    • Academic Transcripts and Academic Certificates

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    Research & Development Specialist

    We currently seek a Research & Development Specialist 1 who will be assisting in ensuring we have reliable and predictable products and processes.

    Job Ref: 2020/3/12

    The Research & Development Specialist 1 role is responsible for two main workstreams:

    • Support in design, execution, and analysis of trials for project workstreams in Kilifi
    • Assist in troubleshooting technology-related issues in Operations.

    Key duties and responsibilities

    Project management

    • Lead an assigned project workstream
    • Lead elements of and input to project scope, timeline, budget and risk management plan
    • Coordinate and deliver high-quality work packages to an agreed timeline (as set by project lead)
    • Coordinate cross-functionally for the successful implementation of a work package
    • Support stakeholder management through stakeholder engagement, interviews, presentations and updates
    • Input to project learnings and evaluation documents
    • Ensure assigned work package in the project plan is maintained and up to date with accurate data through frequent engagements with the project team (if applicable) and R&D Team Lead
    • Inputs into near term planning Weekly Update Meeting with the Design team
    • Requests resources or support where project progress is slowing or roadblocked

    Product and process development

    • Contributes ideas towards improving profitability and product quality in the assigned work area

    Execution of trials

    • Supports design of and leads execution and analysis of trials in technical workstreams
    • Ensures relevant stakeholders are involved in trials, including preparation, execution, wind-down and communication of results
    • Formulates trial protocols, reviewed by the project lead
    • Coordinate trial execution, data collection, logistics, wind down and analysis
    • Completes trial reports;
    • Present findings in post-mortems as per the R&D WoW that draw sound conclusions and make clear recommendations
    • Carry out pre-trial surveys as per the R&D WoW to proactively identify risks and opportunities with respect to answering research questions
    • Use general analytical and statistical (quantitative and qualitative) approaches to analyze experimental data to arrive at logical conclusions making use of appropriate tools and procedures

    Systems and processes

    • Identifies and escalates issues in trial and R&D processes that reduce the quality of work and speed of execution

    Quality support

    • Support RCAs focused on product issues in the work area
    • Support Quality improvement projects in the work area

    Operations support

    • Supports resolution of technology-related issues in facilities in the work area
    • Actively interact with the Operations team to identify issues in production early for mitigation measures

    Professional development

    • Initiate, attend and contribute to update discussions (with the project and team lead)
    • Initiate feedback discussions with team lead & stakeholders
    • Identify own professional development needs and seeks opportunities/executes agreed actions, including training, coaching, mentoring and workplace activities
    • Initiate development discussions with team lead and skip level management
    • Initiate and lead prioritization discussions

    Team development

    • Share subject matter knowledge with R&D team members by taking part in brain-storming sessions as requested
    • Participates in team culture activities

    Skills, Qualifications & Experience

    • Degree in Biological Sciences
    • Experience in research in biological/ life sciences
    • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite especially in Advanced Excel skills
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Strong time management, organizational, and prioritization skills
    • Excellent communication skills on all levels
    • Relentless desire to improve yourself, your team, and your organization;
    • A collaborative mentality
    • Able to work in hot environments

    Required documents for Shortlisting

    • NHIF
    • NSSF
    • KRA PIN
    • Police Clearance Certificate
    • Academic Transcripts and Academic Certificates

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    Assistant Manager – Fleet Management

    Job Ref: 2020/4/6

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    • Lead vehicle maintenance (Preventive and Breakdown Maintenance) to ensure 100% availability
    • Conducting RCAs on all breakdowns and leading implementation of corrective and preventive actions
    • Testing and recruiting quality drivers
    • Maintain detailed records of vehicle services and inspection
    • Monitor driver behaviour and provide recommendations on improvements
    • Take lead in tracking fleet maintenance performance by measuring the MTBF, MTTR, Adherence to Turn Around Time and Variance in the maintenance budget
    • Conduct Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) analysis on all our vehicles to determine appropriate maintenance strategy: predictive, preventive, run to fail or redesign/redundancy
    • Identify new vendors and build relationships in order to improve efficiencies and reduce costs
    • Regularly check on the variance between actual results versus what was planned and propose improvement areas to ensure that actual results match the plan
    • Proactively take lead in testing and implementing improvements. Escalate any blocks to the supervisor in time
    • Ensure company assets and resources are used as per set policies
    • Attend meetings with stakeholders and implement listening and asking questions in order to understand their requirements.
    • Seek and provide feedback to stakeholders and direct reports
    • Lead work planning for the mechanics
    • Rate performance for the mechanics
    • Coordinate the mechanics in line with the existing policies and values
    • Implement L&D for the mechanics


    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Automotive)
    • Masters degree would be an added advantage
    • 2+ years of experience in fleet maintenance
    • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

    Required documents

    • NHIF
    • NSSF
    • KRA PIN
    • Police Clearance Certificate
    • Academic Transcripts and Academic Certificates

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    Process Engineer

    We are currently seeking an experienced Process Engineer 4 who will work on the construction of East Africa’s largest organics recycling facility.

    Job Ref: 2020/3/18

    A typical day for you might include the following

    • Lead the overall design aspects of a waste treatment facility
    • Perform design calculations for various engineering problem
    • Review vendor drawings and provide technical feedback to ensure specifications are met
    • Review controls and/or electrical plans for various equipment
    • Support the organization and preparation of the project through assembling needed project information, tools and work documents to industry standards in a timely manner
    • Lead and manage the installation and commissioning of various industrial equipment
    • Provide hands-on field expert level support for construction
    • Lead meetings with vendors, contractors, construction teams
    • Perform field inspections to ensure construction meets the design specifications
    • Prepare commissioning test forms, equipment checklists and commissioning reports and maintain commissioning issues lists
    • Independently, or along with the vendor, perform equipment commissioning, test and balance activities, and functional performance tests
    • Troubleshoot system operational issues that impact system operation, safety, and reliability
    • Responsible for the technical quality and accuracy of work provided
    • Responsible for personal time management on assigned projects
    • Planning for project activities and keeping accurate records of project activities
    • Provide clear and transparent communication channels with other staff including Engineers, Project Manager, and Administration Staff.

    Skills and qualifications you’ll need

    • Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering or relevant field
    • 5+ years of experience in engineering and design of processing units, equipment, waste treatment facility
    • Demonstrated working knowledge commissioning various mechanical and electrical systems
    • Demonstrated working knowledge or interest in the operation of Boilers, Chillers, water treatment, Pumps, waste treatment and Control Systems is preferred.
    • Effective interpersonal skills to properly represent Sanergy in an ethical and professional manner.
    • Ability to explain technical information to technical and non-technical people.
    • Leadership skills to support the activities of other team members and workers

    Qualities you’ll need to fit in well among the Sanergy-Stars

    • A collaborative spirit that compels you to work beyond your team
    • A desire to understand and serve customers
    • A willingness to embrace diversity, integrity and empathy
    • An innovative approach to assessing and testing new ideas
    • An enthusiasm to achieve set targets and improve yourself professionally
    • The perks you’ll have
    • A holistic benefits package
    • Unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional growth
    • A unique chance to tackle critical challenges of sanitation, economic empowerment and food security

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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