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  • Posted: Jan 13, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 25, 2022
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  • Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL) is the leading manufacturer and distributor of wines and spirits in Kenya , Eastern and Central Africa region.
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    Software Technician

    Job Summary 

    Kenya Wine Agencies Limited is currently seeking a suitable candidate for the following position: KWAL Software Technician.  

    The job holder is responsible for maintenance of plant machines electronics, software and control systems for effective operation of manufacturing unit.,  

    Specification, 

    updated inventory (Electrical Spare parts)

    • Maintain an updated inventory of all plant controls, PLCS and HMI’s, Drives, programming language, programming language, Ethernet addresses and communication cables. 
    • Ensure that all the machine software backups are safely stored in the designated server location. 
    • Manage access to software systems through password protection and version control software available. 
    • Coordinate maintenance and update of machine software, electronics and controls

    Problem Solving

    • Manage the implementation of modifications on automation, controls and software, conducting the acceptance test and documenting the modifications. 
    • Maintain and troubleshoot all PLC, Drives and Control systems in the Plant 
    • Rewrite and test multiple machine PLC code and automation for safety, operability, reliability and ease of trouble shooting. 
    • Work with OEM to develop platform for controls and data acquisition of plant machinery system. 
    • Edit HMI screens to aid in engineering and production tasks. 
    • Assist maintenance teams on the breakdowns to minimize downtime. 
    • Perform regular inspections of software systems status and spares to identify defects and replacements. 
    • Determining machine automation test criteria before the final installation 
    • Overseeing the successful installation of PLC programs in all new machines. 
    • Developing and installing machine programs using automation software and custom coding languages. 
    • Ensure update information for all control and software drawing and manuals for all machines. 
    • Lead the fault-finding on electronic, software, automation and control systems by building a comprehensive knowledge base on complex equipment and liaising with original equipment suppliers to provide support. 
    • Coordinate maintenance of plant SCADA system in conjunction with IT. 
    • Assist production personnel with data acquisition and reporting during fault-finding exercises. 
    • Monitor equipment / process quality performance and availability and document downtime events, duration and reasons. 
    • Adhere to all relevant policies, procedures, work instruction and SOPs at all times including risk, health and safety procedures and statutory requirements.

    Compliance

    • Ensure that COC’s (Certificate of compliance) are in place for all automation, software and electronics installations., 

    Requirements 

    • Diploma in Electrical Engineering or Diploma in Electronics Engineering or Diploma in Instrumentation, Automation and Controls 
    • At least five (5) year experience in Automation and Controls maintenance within a manufacturing organization. 
    • Experience in a FMCG organization.

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    Route To Consumer Manager

    Job Summary 

    Kenya Wine Agencies Limited is currently seeking a suitable candidate for the following position: Route to Consumer Manager KWAL.
    Supporting the execution of Route to Consumers (RTC) strategy in Kenya & Exports to ensure demand fulfilment at optimum cost for consumers, distributors and KWAL. Drive optimum service levels & reach through the execution of a fit for purpose and competitive RTC for the markets,  

    Specification, 

    Route to Consumer 

    • Oversight of all ‘Route to Consumer’ (RTC) activities in the markets 
    • Support execution of RTC strategy across the markets in close collaboration with National Sales managers and all cross functional teams 
    • Diagnose critically current RTC and identify, then prioritize opportunities to maximize KWALs reach and offer differentiated services at optimum cost 
    • Develop clear recommendations on Route to consumer strategy and cost to serve as part of the annual business planning process. 
    • Ensure the Annual Service Level Agreements with Distributors are aligned with the RTC objectives 
    • Develop a route planning framework based on outlet targeting and segmentation 
    • Develop the strategy for distributor/sub-distributor & wholesaler management and development 
    • Provide the tools and framework for demand fulfilment execution 
    • Implement and drive a performance management culture and process for Route to consumer with key KPIs. 
    • Ensure compliance requirements with KWAL policies and procedures are met for managing and engaging third parties 
    • Work collaboratively with Area Managers to facilitate implementation of evolving Route to consumer strategies according to region maturity and capability/capacity to execute. 
    • Advise and implement best warehousing and stock management practices at Distributorships. 
    • Responsible for developing the framework for capability building of Sales reps, TDRs and DSRs based on the 70-20-10 development guide 
    • Work with Area Sales Managers to identify the development and training needs of the sales team, then liaise with HRBP and National Sales Manager to deliver solutions that will address the gaps identified. 
    • Fully embed the understanding of KWAL Channel plans, Policies, SOPs and other compliance requirements in the Sales team. 
    • Responsible for managing the all processes that relate to the automation of the sales activities and using insight from their analysis to give foresight to the business. 
    • Support Territory Sales Managers on optimising route to market practises such as route planning based on the automation tools. 
    • Collate all market SFE analysis, and track key KPI indices on RTC activities and prepare reports recommending remedial interventions.

    Distributor Management

    • Ensuring compliance with distributor operating standards i.e., minimum stock levels, tools, warehousing, people and sales systems. 
    • Maintain and review Distributor KPIs and incentives. 
    • Manage on boarding and rationalization of Distributors in Line with KWAL Distribution Strategy. 
    • Embed within the sales Team KWALs relationship management model with Distributors. 
    • Monthly review of distributor profitability with KWAL operations 
    • Growing distributor retail coverage and percentage of KWAL’s share in distributor business 
    • Advising distributors on best cash flow management practices. 

    Requirements, 

    • A Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field. 
    • Masters in a relevant field will be an added advantage. 
    • At least five (5) years’ experience in a commercial division with exposure on majority of the key areas such as Sales Management, distributor management & Route to Consumer 
    • Experience with an automated sales environment is essential. 
    • FMCG industry

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