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  • Job Vacancies at Kenya Meat Commission

  • Posted on: 8 October, 2019 Deadline: 18 October, 2019
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  • The Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) was formed in 1950 through an act of parliament with an objective of providing a ready market for livestock farmers and providing high-quality
    meat and meat products to consumers. It is a public institution and by far the oldest and the most experienced meat processor in Kenya and the larger East African region. Kenya Meat Commission invites applications from self-motivated and qualified candidates for the following vacancies in its establishment. The particulars of the vacancies are as indicated hereunder.

    Sales & Marketing Manager

     

    JOB GROUP KMC 3

    REF: KMC/HRA/SMM/01/10/2019

    Responsibilities

    • Exploring, identifying markets and potential customers both locally and internationally
    • Advising management on local, national and international factors affecting buying and selling of KMC products and services
    • Plan, develop and execute the annual sales and marketing strategy, including identifying markets and potential customers
    • Prepare reports and provide the same to the Management
    • Identify, oversee and assess the activities of external advertising, promotions and marketing research agencies engaged to implement strategies,
    • Oversee the overall management of the department and identify training and development needs for the staff
    • Prepare, monitor and control the departmental budget as well as procurement plan
    • Ensure brand profitability through correct pricing policies as well as develop an effective price strategy
    • Monitor competitor activities as well as the performance of the Commission’s product in the market and advice Management accordingly
    • Manage relationships and ensure customer satisfaction through regular contact and prompt resolution of issues
    • Liaise with the internal and external regulatory agencies on the guidelines for the production and marketing of meat and meat products.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing or a relevant field from a recognized university
    • Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage
    • Served as a senior officer in Sales & Marketing or in a comparable position for a minimum period of seven (7) years.
    • Possess professional course in the relevant area
    • Be a member of the Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK)
    • Certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution
    • Advanced computer skills.

    Key personal attributes

    The ideal candidate should:

    • Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and professionalism.
    • Demonstrate sound judgment, excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills.
    • Be results-oriented and willing to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
    • Have strategic leadership skills.
    • Be a team player with the ability to motivate staff.
    • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with varied stakeholders.
    • Be customer-centric and resourceful in problem-solving.

    All applicants should have certificates of good conduct, compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority, registered Credit Reference Bureau, Higher Education Loans Board, and the Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission.

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    Quality Assurance & Research Manager

     

    JOB GROUP KMC 3

    REF: KMC/HRA/QARM/02/10/2019

    Responsibilities

    • Develop a sustainable quality strategy in line with the business set objectives and oversee delivery against quality assurance goals and objectives
    • Participate in formulating and implementing strategic corporate decisions, and advise the Commission on policies and regulations governing quality assurance and standards
    • Overall responsible for the staff in the quality assurance department, review general quality performance at all locations ensuring continuous improvement
    • Statistical product data analysis and establishment of products specifications and quality standards, coordinate products inspection and testing to ensure compliance to specifications
    • Oversee the research and development activities and provide technical support to new product development
    • Food Safety Management System Team Leader; Coordinate and oversee the periodic quality audits both internal and external within the processing facilities and for suppliers of materials that have an impact on food safety
    • Implement Food Safety System and ensure all quality aspects are adhered to and take responsibility with respect to Food Safety as documented in the Food Safety Management System manual.
    • Develop and maintain a working relationship with external quality and environmental governing bodies
    • Generate quality compliance reports and documentation, including review and implementation of work and procedures

    Qualifications

    • Degree in Food Science and Technology or its equivalent.
    • A master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage.
    • 7 years’ experience in a Senior Management position in the food processing industry.
    • Exposure in management systems related to food processing.
    • Certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution as an added advantage.

    Key personal attributes

    The ideal candidate should:

    • Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and professionalism.
    • Demonstrate sound judgment, excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills.
    • Be results-oriented and willing to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
    • Have strategic leadership skills.
    • Be a team player with the ability to motivate staff.
    • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with varied stakeholders.
    • Be customer-centric and resourceful in problem-solving.
    • Advanced computer skills.

    All applicants should have certificates of good conduct, compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority, registered Credit Reference Bureau, Higher Education Loans Board, and the Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission.

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    Chief Grader

     

    JOB GROUP KMC 5

    REF: KMC/HRA/CG/03/10/2019

    Responsibilities

    • Ensure consistency in grading in accordance with regulations.
    • Consider and determine all appeals made to him/her under regulations.
    • Identify grading problems and recommend remedial action.
    • Work together with Production superintendents, veterinary office and livestock department to ensure attainment of departmental targets
    • Participate in continuous review of the Standard Operating Procedures and production Work Instructions

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate shall possess the following:

    • Higher Diploma in Food production or equivalent from a recognized institution
    • Certificate in meat inspection and grading from recognized institutions
    • Five (5) years’ experience in meat grading
    • Conversant with Grading Regulations
    • Conversant with hygiene requirements in meat processing.
    • Satisfy the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
    • Advanced computer skills

    Key personal attributes / functional skills

    The ideal candidate should:

    • Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and professionalism.
    • Demonstrate sound judgment, excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills.
    • Be results-oriented and willing to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
    • Have strategic leadership skills.
    • Be a team player with the ability to motivate staff.
    • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with varied stakeholders.
    • Be customer-centric and resourceful in problem-solving.

    All applicants should have certificates of good conduct, compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority, registered Credit Reference Bureau, Higher Education Loans Board, and the Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission.

    Method of Application

    If you meet the specified minimum requirements for the position advertised above, please send your application, Curriculum Vitae, indicating current salary, copies of certificates, testimonials and contacts of at least three referees and daytime telephone contacts to reach the undersigned not later than Friday, 18th October 2019

    The Managing Commissioner
    Kenya Meat Commission,
    P.O. Box 2-00204
    Athi River

    Or online via: hr@kenyameat.co.ke

    Kenya Meat Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will result in an automatic disqualification.

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