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Cadbury Kenya Latest Jobs in Kenya



Category: Vacancies in Kenya
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Posted: Jan 20, 2011

Cadbury Kenya & East Africa (CKL) is a dynamic, diverse and growing business that participates in four core categories, namely Food Beverages, Chocolate, Candy and Gum confectionery. We are proud market leaders in Chocolate and Food Beverages and continue to innovate and excite our consumers.

At Cadbury we work together to create brands people love.

With over 250 employees based at our manufacturing plant in Nairobi and 60 years of great success, we can continue to count on and look to a promising future.

Cadbury Kenya & East Africa offers exciting career opportunities for someone with sound judgement, drive and a passion for winning. If you are interested in joining us to create brands that people love, apply for these positions

Job Title: Information Systems Manager
Line Manager: IS Area Manger-Sub Saharan Africa

Job Purpose

This position will be accountable for the day-to-day IS delivery management.

The incumbent will work closely with key 3rd party service providers to optimize and continuously improve service delivery in the areas of application support, technical enhancement, and technical maintenance as well as project delivery.

Key Accountabilities
Manage 3rd party service level agreements through on-going assessment of service delivery levels and issue resolution success in respect of the technical service level agreements
Management and planning of infrastructure for day-to-day delivery and support agenda
Evaluate and authorize change requests though release management processes, in line with governance frameworks
Ensure the smooth running of all information systems and effectively monitor, control and support service delivery
Enhancement of End User Computing experience and facilitate projects to this end
Resolution of incidents and problem management through the deployment of necessary resources as a matter of urgency
Overall accountability to ensure technical compliance to Sarbanes-Oxley IT policies
Implement all internal and external audit recommendations successfully
Ensure business continuity, integrity and security of information
Develop and maintain an IT disaster recovery plan to support the Business Continuity Plans
Identify, initiate and successfully implement service delivery improvement projects
Manage all contractors and third parties providing desktop an service desk support
Support vendors in problem identification and resolution.
Liaise and coordinate with internal customers to follow-up on outstanding operational issues.
Ensure alignment of Cadbury and Kraft best practices and standards
Generate ad hoc reports for management decisions and for financial reporting
Person Specification
Relevant degree with emphasis on IT is required
Knowledge and experience in using SAP is required
Understanding and appreciation of different functional areas is preferred
5 – 8 years experience in a similar role
Ability to work with diverse teams across the region
Knowledge of compliance requirements
Good communication and teaching skills
Good analytical skills
Job Title: Key Accounts Supervisor
Reporting to: Trade Development Manager

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for the execution of the Key Account strategy and volume in Nairobi. Working closely with all departments and coordinating merchandising activities to achieve superior in-store visibility. The annual cycle plans and promotions execution are a key critical success factor.

Key Accountabilities
Achieve set targets within agreed budgets.
Contribute to, integrate and support KA strategy and its execution.
Conduct commercial calls to designated supermarket outlets on a regular basis, imparting CKL products knowledge and in- store training of both CKL and Supermarkets staff.
Support strong in-store visibility and merchandising while working closely with the merchandising team and respective ABS.
Ensure timely execution of activations and deployment of POS materials to achieve superior visibility in the target outlets.
Support the selling process through order management by self, merchandisers and Upcountry sales team through collaborating with all the other business functions.
Prepare reports on marketing activities by CKL, competitors and peer companies and market intelligence with the commercial team.
Secure, maintain and manage strong business relationships across the supermarket channel and with other Cadbury functions.
As an individual contributor know the ethical and legal compliance responsibilities of the position; raise questions and concerns when faced with an ethical or compliance issue; apply integrity in all aspects of professional conduct.
Person Specification
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelors degree from a recognized University, preferably in Commerce, Education, Social science or a related field;
A minimum of three years post training experience in Sales/Commercial role with a proven track record of achievement;
Result oriented, entrepreneurial and self-motivated individual;
Resilient and driven to achieve in challenging environments.
A negotiator with an eye for opportunities;
Ability to inspire others to perform excellently in their day to day tasks;
A team leader with strong interpersonal skills; capable of building strong commercial relationships with the trade and internal teams;
Strong communication and influencing skills; and
A qualified and competent driver
Job Title: Area Business Supervisor – Convenience
Reporting to: Trade Development Manager

Job Purpose

The Role of ABS Convenience is to deliver sales growth objectives in the Convenience HORECA and Non traditional Trade channels. This includes providing operational support to team and to all other sales regions in the country with the main objective of listing relevant products and range to drive volume and revenue growth.

Key Accountabilities
Deliver growth realization in Horeca Channels and emerging convenience outlets.
Development and implementation of the HORECA Strategy in Kenya in line with the Trade Channel development strategy.
Development and implementation of HORECA consumer activations programmes in partnership with the relevant outlets like Convenience Stores
Tap into current potential and exploit available opportunities across HORECA Channels to drive growth and strong presence in the non traditional outlets.
Coordinate Training programs to up skill the HORECA outlet managers, Merchandisers and other distribution support staff.
Support strong in-store visibility and merchandising while working closely with respective ABS, merchandising and Auxiliary sales teams.
Person Specification

In order to succeed in this role, it is expected that the ideal candidate will have:
Relevant academic and professional qualification preferably University Degree in Business Administration, Education or Social Sciences
Minimum 3 years in sales and distribution role in FMCG Company.
A valid driving licence and be a competent driver;
Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills
Ability to establish and build close working relationship with key players in the distribution chain across the different trade channels;
Good interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with teams within the sales, marketing and other functions across the Company;
Good analytical skills;
Ability to plan, organize and work independently; and
Basic computer proficiency i.e. Power point, Word, Excel,
Job Title: Distribution Representatives
(2 positions)
Reporting to: Area Business Supervisor

Job Purpose

This position will drive the achievement sales of growth objectives by optimizing product distribution within the assigned Region to guarantee availability in the target trade channels.

Key Accountabilities
Conducting sales calls to the target retail channels to generate and supply customer order requirements by SKU.
Uplifting stocks from the assigned wholesalers for redistribution to retail outlets within the given sales region.
Effective stock management in the trade to guarantee high quality standards
Maintaining strong relationships with the trade to support our growth objectives.
Sales and market Information management including channel based sales trend.
Implementation of marketing activities including seasonal promotional in the assigned distribution territory.
Person Specification

In order to succeed in this role, it is expected that the ideal candidate will have:
Relevant academic and professional qualification preferably University Degree in Business Administration, Education or Social Sciences. Candidates with Diploma in Sales & Marketing and a minimum of 3 Years work experience in FMCG’s Company will be considered.
A strong personality endowed with strong people skills.
A negotiator with an eye for opportunities.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with teams within the sales function.
Good communication and Analytical skills
Must have valid driving licence
Should have a minimum two years post training experience in sales/commercial role.
Have a track record of achievement.
Ability to plan, organize and work independently; and
Basic computer proficiency i.e. Power point, Word, Excel,
In addition all candidates should display an accountable and adaptable behaviour and have excellent drive, influence and judgement.

How to apply

Applicants should submit their CV’s to the Human Resources Advisor by the 31st January 2011.

Please note that only applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be afforded an interview.

Cadbury is an equal opportunity employer

Cadbury Kenya Ltd
Ol kalou Road, Industrial Area
P.O. Box 45466 -00100
Nairobi, Kenya

www.cadbury.com

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