Friday, January 30, 2009

Chemelil Sugar Company Limited Job Vacancies

Our company, which is a leading sugar manufacturing firm, situated in western Kenya along Awasi - Nandi Hills Road With a vision " to be at the cutting edge in sugar business" is looking for suitably qualified Kenyan citizens for the following positions:

A. FINANCE DEPARTMENT

1. OUTGROWERS ACCOUNTANT

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the job holder will:-

  • Be responsible for approval of farmers' payments, invoicing of services to outgrowers, recovery of deferred debts and reconciliation of farmers accounts.
  • Check and process all payments to cane creditors.
  • Recommend the opening of new accounts, update and reconcile cane creditors and debtors accounts on monthly basis.
  • Recover Chemelil loans advanced to farmers and credit the same to the respective accounts.
  • Maintain a database of all cane creditors and debtors accounts.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite
Minimum Qualifications and Experience.
  • The idea) candidate should have a Bachelor Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Economics, Finance or related field.
  • Minimum of three (3) years post qualification experience in a finance department
  • Full professional qualifications such as CPA (K), ACA, ACCA, ACMA and membership to (ICPAK) or other relevant professional body. Considerable knowledge of economics, financial management, commercial law.
  • Be over Thirty (30) years old.
2. ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT-BUDGETING/PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Reporting to the Management Accountant, the job holder will-
  • Assist in producing monthly and annual management accounts including budgetary control measures and maintaining tax records.
  • Participate in the strategic planning process and implementation of the strategic plans
  • Participate in the preparation of the Company annual budgets.
  • Participate in co-ordinating the preparation of performance contracts, periodic performance and progress reports, and in the performance evaluation exercise.
  • Prepare periodic returns to the Government of Kenya and other statutory organizations
  • Support development of technological solutions for better business information management and dissemination.
  • Participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
  • Analyse the performance of the Company's operational units.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience.
  • The ideal candidate should have a Bachelors Degree in Commerce. Business Administration, Economics, Finance or a related field.
  • Over three (3) years experience in a relevant finance department.
  • Professional qualifications such as CPA II, ACA II, ACCA II, ACMA tl or equivalent membership to ICPAK.
  • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles and practices; financial and strategic planning, and accounting including planning, forecasting, budgeting and taxation.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information obtained in the course of work.
  • Be over Twenty Six (26) years old. Proficiency in Microsoft suite
3. STORES MANAGER

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the job holder will:-
  • Be responsible for the receiving of quality goods, coordination of inspection checks, provision of safe storage for stocks, ensuring timely issuance to user departments and initiate re-ordering of stock.
  • Initiate orders for all essential stock items including factory production materials, spares and consumables such as fuels, chemicals, lubricants, sugar bags, industrial gases, etc and agricultural materials including lubricants.
  • Ensure prudent management of the company's petrol stations, accountability of cash and credit sales to customers, transporters and all company fleet.
  • Ensure all materials brought in the company for use in all departments are properly documented.
  • Ensure goods received are properly stored they are issued to user departments.
  • Undertake annual stocktaking exercise to determine the physical existence of stock items and release such results to finance department for external audits and final accounts and perform monthly stock reconciliation exercise.
  • Produce daily and monthly stock reports to users and management.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience.
  • The deal candidate should have a Bachelors Degree with complete professional qualifications sued as IPS/KISM.
  • Minimum four (4) years relevant experience in purchasing gained from a large organization.
  • Considerable knowledge of Public Procurement Regulations and Procedures.
  • Proficiency in Computer applications and computerised procurement and stores software packages.
  • Ability to analyse and process purchasing requisitions and vouchers and make purchasing decisions and maintains complex inventory records.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • Be over Thirty (30) years old. Proficiency in Microsoft suite
4. LEGAL OFFICER

Reporting to the Legal and Corporate Services Manager the Job Holder will:
  • Be responsible for the identification, communication and mitigation of legal risks to the business (Company) in order to minimize undue financial loss (costs)
  • Lead and advise the company on all legal matters.
  • Draft, negotiate, vet and execute contracts, leases, agreements, licences and any other legal documents on behalf of the company.
  • Review and advise management on existing contracts, leases, agreements etc.
  • Liaise closely with company's external lawyers.
  • Receive court process documents on behalf of the Company.
  • Collect debts on behalf of the Company.
  • Maintain registers of all legal documents.
  • Conduct legal research, develop concept papers, prepare legal briefs and opinions as well as develop effective defence strategies, arguments and testimony in preparation for legal proceedings.
  • Prepare reports for management review.
  • Ensure in conjunction with other trustees, the efficient and effective management and administration of the company's staff Retirement Benefits Scheme.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience.
  • Bachelors degree in Law (LLB).
  • Professional qualifications such as CPS or equivalent and post-graduate Diploma in Law and membership to the Law Society of Kenya.
  • Minimum five (5) years experience in providing legal services to a corporate set up Be over Thirty (30) years old.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite.
5. PROCUREMENT MANAGER

Reporting to the Managing Director the job Holder will:
  • Be responsible for the improvement of the company's operational efficiency through timely and competitive acquisition of quality goods and services in the right quantity at the right time to enable the company maximize on its key objective to profit realization.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of procurement plans and budgets as well as expected outcomes.
  • Review purchase requisitions against stock records and coordinate the development of detailed tender specifications and performance standards to facilitate procurement of capita! equipment, goods and services in strict compliance to government procedures and regulations.
  • Confer with vendors and suppliers to obtain product or service information such as price, availability and delivery schedule. Also estimate value of goods and services by soliciting for multiple quotations from reliable and competitive suppliers in line with prescribed regulations
  • Coordinate and participate in procurement negotiations with suppliers and vendors to consider tender applications against approved technical specifications and with due regard to market, cost, quality and speed of delivery as well as economy of operations.
  • Prepare purchase orders, obtain authorized signatures and forward procurement documents to Finance Manager for cheque processing. Also monitor and evaluate the delivery and quality of approved suppliers.
  • Receive goods and supplies and verify information on delivery notes and supply requisitions in order to establish the accuracy of orders. In addition, issues goods and supplies against approved requisition orders.
  • Coordinate cost-effective disposal of obsolete machinery, equipment, furniture and other salvage goods in accordance with government policies and procedures
  • Plan, monitor, assess and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implement development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Participate in the implementation of performance management system and ensure that employees are continuously monitored and measured against realistic but challenging targets aligned to the strategic direction.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Commerce, Economic or equivalent with additional qualifications in Purchasing and Supplies Management
  • Professional qualifications such as CPA, CPS, IPS or equivalent qualifications and membership to the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Suppliers/Kenya Institute of Supplies Management.
  • Minimum five (5) years relevant experience at senior level in purchasing gained from a large organization
  • Be over Thirty (30) years old.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite
6. PROCUREMENT OFFICER

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the job holder will:-
  • Be responsible for the improvement of the company's operational efficiency through timely and competitive acquisition of quality goods and services in the right quantity at the right time to enable the company maximize on its key objective of profit realization.
  • Co-ordinate procurement activities by planning the company's procurement needs.
  • Advertise, analyse and award tenders for items whose annual threshold is as per the Public Procurement Regulations.
  • Co-ordinate and participate in procurement negotiations with suppliers and vendors to consider tender applications against approved technical specifications and with due regard to market price, cost, quality and speed of delivery as well as economy of operations.
  • Co-ordinate timely delivery of goods through order progression and liaison with clearing agents.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience.
  • The ideal candidate should have a Bachelors Degree in Business, Commerce, Economics or equivalent.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience at senior level in purchasing gained from a large organization.
  • Professional qualifications such as IPS or equivalent qualifications and membership to the Chartered
  • Institute of Procurement and Suppliers/Kenya Institute of Supplies Management.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Procurement and Stores procedures.
  • Be Thirty (30) years and above.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite
7. RECORDS OFFICER

Reporting to the Company Secretary, the job holder will:-
  • Be responsible for providing effective management of records to ensure timely and improved work performance, in the company.
  • Ensure compliance with the registry/archives procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Make periodic reports to the Company Secretary on registry/archives performance to cover user satisfaction, staff productivity and records maintenance.
  • Ensure the security and integrity of records at all times.
  • Oversee the timely transfer/receipt of semi-current and non-current records to the archives.
  • Exercise control over company records and maintain an up to date inventory of all the records in the registry archives.
  • Make visits to all registries to appraise and survey records to ensure timely transfers of closed files.
  • Assess the training needs and draw up training programmes for staff.
  • Develop records retention and disposal schedules for the Company records with assistance from the creating departments,
  • Initiate destruction of records identified as ephemeral through acceptable means.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience.
  • The ideal candidate should have Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Minimum of five (5) of years relevant experience preferably in a large organization.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body such as KIM.
  • Ability to meet tight deadline and resolve conflict redundancy.
  • Considerable experience in administration policies, system and procedures.
  • Strong leadership skills including effective interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiation skills and the ability to relate to people from different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Be Thirty (30) years and above
B. FACTORY DEPARTMENT (RE- ADVERTISEMENTS)

1. CHIEF ENGINEER - ELECTRICAL

Reporting to the Factory Manager, the job holder will:-
  • Be responsible for ensuring efficient factory operations through provision of safe generation, distribution, utilization and control of electrical power.
  • Ensure proper running and operation of all electrical equipment in the factory.
  • Coordinate the repairs and maintenance of all electrical/instruments equipments to ensure that downtime is minimized.
  • Ensure that power from Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) and own generation is of acceptable voltage and frequency.
  • Attend to issues related to power supply and distribution to company housing estates and boreholes and irrigation pump houses.
Minimum Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum ten (10) years relevant experience gained from a large agricultural concern preferably sugar industry.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining electrical engineering issues, sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite
  • Be Thirty Five (35) years and above.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body e.g. Institute of Engineers of Kenya.
2. CHIEF ENGINEER- MECHANICAL

Reporting to the Factory Manager, the job holder will-
  • Be responsible for the attainment of optimum (maximum) availability of mechanical plant and machinery for efficient handling, milling and processing of cane while ensuring adequate steam generation and supply.
  • Develop and implement appropriate maintenance in order to achieve set objectives.
  • Identify and procure spares necessary for the smooth running of the plant.
  • Plan and co-ordinate the timely preparation of annual budgets estimates as well as outlining key activities to be undertaken to achieve desired targets.
  • Ensure operational efficiencies and maximization of sugar production.
  • Ensure safety of equipment and personnel in the factory.
Minimum Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum Ten (10) years relevant experience gained from a large Manufacturing firm. (Experience from the sugar industry will be an added advantage).
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the company's requirements including broad knowledge of international trends in engineering.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining mechanical engineering issues, sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problems in an impartial and objective way.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office suite computer applications.
  • Be Thirty Five (35) years and above.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body e.g. Institute of Engineers of Kenya.
3. WORKSHOP PROJECTS AND PLANNING ENGINEER

Reporting to the Factory Manager, the job holder will:-
  • Plan for the execution of factory approved work.
  • Ensure that proper design, drainage and necessary personnel, tools and materials are available in order to achieve proper project implementation at minimum cost.
  • Ensure that ail projects are done and completed.
  • Co-ordinates the commissioning of completed projects.
  • Ensure that proper costing and financial recovery of jobs carried out in the workshop is done.
  • Ensure that proper and sufficient moulding of spare parts is done in time to reduce company costs.
  • Prepare in conjunction with other engineers, the maintenance requirements for weekly/annual OOC maintenance.
Minimum Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Production Engineering.
  • At least eight (8) years working experience with emphasis to project implementation and workshop services.
  • Ability to work for long and odd hours - can be called to workshop during breakdowns.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite and management project skills.
  • Be Thirty Five (35) years and above.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body e.g. Institute of Engineers of Kenya.
4. INSTRUMENTS ENGINEER

Reporting lo the chief Electrical Engineer, the job holder will:-
  • Be responsible for overseeing the operation and management of instruments section and ensure safe operations through provision of accurate instrumentation and sound maintenance of all instruments.
  • Co-ordinate all operations and repair in the instruments section,
  • Ensure that all instruments are in sound and good working conditions to enhance safety and accuracy.
  • Liaise with laboratory chemist to ascertain the accuracy of weighing scales and other instruments.
  • Enhance good working relationships with other sections of the factory.
Minimum Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum ten (10) year relevant experience gained from a large agricultural industry.
  • Demonstrate ability to deal patiently and sympathetically with people from diverse backgrounds and to develop practical solutions to problems.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body e.g. Institute of Engineers of Kenya.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite
  • Be Thirty Five (35) years and above
5. AREA CHEMIST - SUGAR HOUSE

Reporting to the Process Manager, the job holder will:-
  • Plan, organise and control all process operations in Sugar House and Bagging Sections so as to achieve highest possible sugar recovery in the factory at the lowest possible cost.
  • Inspect process equipment in the areas and ensures that they are in good running condition.
  • Prepare Plant/equipment process maintenance schedules for weekly/annual maintenance.
  • Propose for approval on certain modifications to be done in the plant in order to meet desired production targets and changes in technology.
  • Approve stores requisition for withdrawal of spares, chemicals and other process operating items.
Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science and Technology from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum Eight (8) years relevant experiences in sugar industry.
  • Ability to work for long and odd hours, weekends, maintenance period, during breakdowns and public holidays when required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite.
  • Be Thirty Five (35) years and above.
Those who applied previously for the re-advertised positions may re-apply.

Send your applications and detailed Curriculum Vitae with a day-time telephone number and copies of your key certificates (and testimonials if any) so as to reach the undersigned not Eater than 18th February 2009.

Human Resources Manager
Chemelil Sugar Company Limited
P.O. Box 177,
MUHORONI

E-mail: Chemelil @ swiftkisumu.com




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