Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sameer Africa Latest Job Vacancies in Kenya

Sameer Africa Limited, a leading tyre solutions provider with offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and a strong presence within the COMESA Region has exciting opportunities for talented, dynamic and results driven individuals to fill the following job positions based in Nairobi;

1. Manager, Brand and Communications

Job Purpose

Reporting to the General Manager, Marketing & Regional Sales, the job holder will be responsible for the development and implementation of Brand plans and programs to achieve the Company’s goals.

Key Responsibilities will include:-
  • Developing and implementing annual brand plans to achieve set objectives
  • Developing brand activities that will build brand equity through ensuring visibility, brand awareness and brand loyalty
  • Preparation and management of the brand support budget in line with the brand plans
  • Liaising with the advertising agencies to develop brand advertising/communication materials for market activation
  • Developing, executing and monitoring product launches/re-launch and promotion plans
  • Developing and executing corporate brand communication /PR/CSR plans
  • Identifying, implementing and benchmarking for best practices in brand management
Knowledge, Skills, Competencies and experience
  • Bachelors’ Degree in a Business related field. (A post-graduate qualification in Marketing will be an added advantage)
  • Consumer understanding
  • Brand equity management and market intelligence
  • Proven track record in executing brand and media communications
  • New product project management skills
  • Self-driven and result oriented individual
  • A team player with excellent communication, problem solving, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • At least five years’ experience in a busy brand/marketing function of a medium to large size organization
  • Strong in conceptual thinking that connects consumers to a brand
2) Manager, Financial Accounting

Job purpose

Reporting to the General Manager, Finance, the job holder will be responsible for implementing accounting and internal controls related to Financial Accounting and Coordinate expenditure and statutory financial reporting activities.

Among others, key responsibilities will be:-
  • Leading in the preparation of individual Company financial statements and consolidation
  • Ensuring efficient management of working capital
  • Supervising the preparation of journal entries and maintaining the operational integrity of the accounting information system
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory reporting requirements and standards (IFRS) and (IAS)
  • Maintaining accounting and internal control procedures
  • Coordinating treasury, tax planning and compliance in line with regulatory requirements
  • Preparation and monitoring operational budgets
  • Coordinating periodic and statutory audits
Knowledge, Skills, Competencies and Experience
  • The successful candidate should be a fully qualified accountant (CPA (K), / ACCA or equivalent) and be a member of ICPAK.
  • Bachelors’ degree in Commerce, Finance or Business Administration. A Masters’ Degree or MBA will be an added advantage
  • Good working knowledge of leading ERP systems (Advertiser using SAP EC6 ERP)
  • Sound knowledge in internal controls, treasury, risk, tax and management reporting
  • Hands-on experience in a senior accounting position for at least four (4) years
  • Self-driven and result oriented individual
  • A team player with excellent communication, problem solving, analytical and interpersonal skills
3) Manager, Training & Development

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Human Resources, the job holder will be responsible for the implementation of learning and development plans and activities to achieve the Company’s goals.

Among others, key responsibilities will be:-
  • Developing and implementing learning and development programs
  • Reviewing skills and competencies inventory to ensure current and future organizational talent pool and capabilities are aligned to business objectives
  • Carrying out training needs analysis and managing delivery of training and development plans
  • Reviewing and recommending internal and external learning and development initiatives in line with business objectives
  • Managing the talent flow by leading recruitment, career management and succession planning in line with company goals and objectives
  • Implementing and monitoring the performance evaluation framework and periodical reviews
  • Reviewing and updating position profiles and ensure alignment to organizational needs
Knowledge, skills, competencies and experience
  • Bachelors’ Degree plus a post graduate qualification in Human Resources Management / Degree in Human Resources Management
  • Sound knowledge in organizational development and performance management programs
  • Self-driven and result oriented individual
  • A team player with excellent communication, problem solving, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • At least 5 years working experience in comparable role in a busy HR department
Interested candidates should forward their applications and detailed CV’s to the following address:

The Head of Human Resources
Sameer Africa Limited
P.O. Box 30429- 00100,
Nairobi

or through e-mail: hr@sameerafrica.com

Please ensure you indicate your telephone contacts, names and contacts of three referees, one of which should be current or a previous employer, to reach us on or before 27th September, 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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