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  • Posted: Oct 6, 2021
    Deadline: Oct 15, 2021
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  • Agro-Chemical and Food Company Limited (ACFC) was established in 1978 to produce power alcohol from sugarcane molasses. This was to be blended with petrol to make gasohol as a national strategy for reducing foreign exchange used to purchase petroleum oil. This programme did not succeed due to non-cooperation of oil companies and the company, through research...
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    Sales & Marketing Officer

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Sales
      • Coordinate sales targets by the category of product and monitor achievement;
      • Maintain up to date sales system to facilitate selling such as sales ledger; log books, dispatch stocks availability and sales reconciliations;
      • Submit monthly sales performance against targets;
      • Foster one-to-one relationships with potential and existing customers;
      • Maintain records on sales calls, opportunities, closed sales, and customers;
      • Compile and reviewing company-wide sales reports on regular basis;
      • Deliver sales proposals;
      • Provide after sales technical support; and
      • Conduct internal and external product and service-related activities such as sales contracts, customer requirements, product development, production, fulfilment and delivery, accounting, and customer service.
    • Marketing
      • Promote awareness creation on company products and services in the marketplace;
      • Communicate appropriate messages and maximizing message effectiveness through media selection and application;
      • Conduct promotional campaigns, trade shows and conferences;
      • Conduct market and customer research;
      • Conduct publicity and promotion of ACFC products;
      • Select content used in advertisement and promotion of ACFC products;
      • Implement market research findings and usage of lead and customer databases;
      • Test, produce, market, sell, deliver, and support products or services over its life span;
      • Conduct wet yeast demonstrations for new bakers; and
      • Carry out customer satisfaction surveys on Company’s goods and services.

    Person Specification

    • Bachelors’ Degree in any of the following disciplines: - Chemistry, Food Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering, Commerce (Marketing option), Marketing or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Bachelors’ Degree in any of the social sciences plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing;
    • Proficiency in computer application skills;
    • Valid driving license; and

    Key Competencies and Skills

    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Strategic and innovative thinking.
    • Effective communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to mobilize resources.
    • Negotiation skills.

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    Assistant Manager, Sales & Marketing

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Sales
      • Coordinate the development of Company sales and distribution strategies in liaison with the Sales and Marketing Manager;
      • Coordinate the development and communication of sales targets;
      • Spearhead maintenance of up to date sales system to facilitate selling such as sales ledger; log books, dispatch stocks availability and sales reconciliations;
      • Facilitate the preparation, maintenance and submission of monthly sales performance against targets;
      • Ensure one-to-one relationships with potential and existing customers;
      • Take leads generated from the marketing and qualifying the level of potential;
      • Maintain records on sales calls, opportunities, closed sales, and customers;
      • Ensure compilation and review of Company-wide sales reports on regular basis;
      • Coordinate preparations and delivery of sales proposals;
      • Ascertain the provision of after sales technical support;
      • Liaise with internal departments such as Production, Finance, and Supply chain as regards Sales Order Processing;
      • Maintain customer satisfaction and product/service profitability through customer communication, customer improvement activities, customer service; and
      • Coordinate internal and external product and service-related activities such as sales contracts, customer requirements, product development, production, fulfilment and delivery, accounting, and customer service.
    • Marketing
      • Ensure awareness creation of Company products and services in the marketplace;
      • Coordinate preparation of appropriate messages and maximizing message effectiveness through media selection and application;
      • Coordinate promotional campaigns, trade shows and conferences;
      • Conduct necessary market and customer research;
      • Coordinate the publicity and promotion of ACFC products;
      • Ensure creation and selection of content used in advertising, promoting, and on-line materials;
      • Domesticate and implement market research findings and use of lead and customer databases;
      • Coordinate activities between departments involved in designing, testing, producing, marketing, selling, delivering, and supporting a product or service over its life span;
      • Maintain customer satisfaction and product/service profitability through customer communication, customer improvement activities, customer service; and
      • Coordinate internal and external product and service-related activities such as sales contracts, customer requirements, product development, production, fulfilment and delivery, accounting, and customer service.

    Person Specification

    • Minimum eight (8) years’ work experience in a marketing field three of which should be in supervisory level in public or private sector;
    • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: - Chemistry, Food Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering, Commerce (Marketing option), Marketing or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: - Chemistry, Food Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering, Commerce (Marketing option), Marketing or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Bachelors degree in any of the social sciences plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing;
    • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Registration and membership to a relevant professional body;
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Valid driving license; and

    Key Competencies and Skills

    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Strategic and innovative thinking.
    • Effective communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to mobilize resources.
    • Negotiation skills.

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    Assistant Manager, Planning & Projects Management

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Conceptualization of Projects by assessing need and envisaged improvement
    • Preparation of project proposals in liaison with other relevant departments/sections
    • Approve project design and BOQ prepared by Department Engineers
    • Carry out project viability and evaluation of proposed projects to ascertain payback and justify capital investment
    • Prepare Contract documents
    • Prepare Tender Documents in liaison with Supply Chain Department
    • Asses requirements of new projects with respect to existing infrastructure to ensure smooth hook-up and compatibility to existing process
    • Prepare Payment Certificates for contractors
    • Monitor project performance over defect liability period and correcting any process challenges observed
    • Propose Projects for inclusion on Capital Budgets
    • Carry out professional technical evaluation of all proposed modifications to generate efficiency, cost effectiveness and timely completion
    • Prepare root cause analysis report with technical challenges description, proposed solution, and requirement
    • Propose for further consultancy complex challenges which require specialized expertise.
    • Participate in selection and evaluation of consultancy services in liaison with Supply Chain Department
    • Carry out plant Technical Audit to check efficiency and utilities consumption
    • Carry out Research and Development on new technologies and plant improvements

    Person Specification

    • At least eight (8) years relevant experience three (3) of which must have been in supervisory level.
    • Masters’ Degree in Civil Engineering; Instrumentation and Control Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering; Building Engineering 
      or Industrial Technology, Project management, Risk Management, Business Studies Finance or Economics or its equivalent from recognized institution;
    • Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering; Instrumentation and Control Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering; Building Engineering or Industrial Technology, Project management, Risk Management, Business Studies Finance or Economics or its equivalent from recognized institution;
    • Management course lasting not less four (4) weeks.
    • Proficiency in computer applications.
    • Membership to Engineering Board.(Where Applicable);
    • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution.

    Key Competencies and Skills

    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Strategic and innovative thinking.
    • Effective communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to mobilize resources.
    • Negotiation skills.

    Method of Application

    Applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names, and addresses of at least three referees, two coloured passport size photos and a copy of National Identity Card should be sent to the undersigned on or before October 15, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Resident Director & Chief Executive
    Agro Chemical & Food Company Limited
    P.O Box 18-40107
    Muhoroni-Kenya

    Acfc Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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