ICT Manager, ICT Administrator, Procurement Manager, Key Account Manager, Risk Officers, Management Accountant, Group Financial Controller, HR Manager, Resource Managers at Almasi Beverages Ltd

On Friday, April 4th, 2014
Almasi Beverages Ltd is a company which was born out of a merger of three Coca-Cola bottling companies of Rift Valley Bottlers, Kisii Bottlers and Mount Kenya Bottlers.

Almasi’s purpose is to increase shareholder value by manufacturing, packaging, distributing and selling Coca-Cola products. The company is currently integrating its operations to one seamless organization.

The company has an innovative Change strategy which focuses on strong distribution &  manufacturing, selling and building a strong and capable workforce.

Our new business architecture is that of a centralized Commercial function, devolved manufacturing and distribution for revenue generation and a strong centralized support function of HR, Finance, IT, Procurement, Risk; for the purpose of creating sharper focus, efficiency and effectiveness to enable us achieve a double digit growth in 2014 and beyond.

We shall deliver all these through close collaboration with Coca-Cola, our shareholders and other key stakeholders both externally and internally, including our people.

We believe to achieve this we shall need capable people deliver on the following roles:

ICT Manager – Almasi

The Role
Based in Nairobi with frequent travel to Almasi bottling plants in Eldoret, Kisii and Mount Kenya, the successful candidate will lead development of Almasi ICT Strategy to support rapid growth.

3 Key Focus Areas:
i. Installation of a companywide ERP System to move Supply Chain Management Control to a world class level.
ii. Development of appropriate ICT Systems to gain competitive advantage from a stored services operation.
iii. Achievement of a step change in business information accuracy, transparency and security.

The Person
Candidates should have a minimum of a first ICT degree and an MBA, with experience of ERP Implementation across multiple sites. 
Strong business acumen, negotiating and influencing skills, are a must

How to Apply


If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application letter and a CV detailing the suitability of your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts to [email protected] quoting THE TITLE OF JOB on the subject line.

The closing date: 17th April 2014.

Full Job descriptions shall be sent to shortlisted candidates before the interview.

ICT Administrator – Almasi, Eldoret
The Role
Based in Eldoret, reporting to the Almasi ICT Manager in Nairobi, the successful candidate will provide first and second level support to the Management Team in Eldoret, ensuring agreed services levels on hardware& infrastructure, and Accuracy & performance of installed software systems.

The successful candidate will play a leading role in mapping, configuring and supporting installation of a comprehensive ERP System which will meet both operational and control needs of the local management team, and provide transparency and success on data to the full Almasi system.

The Person
Candidates should have a minimum relevant ICT BSC degree and a minimum of 3 years work experience in a commercial organization.

How to Apply


If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application letter and a CV detailing the suitability of your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts to [email protected] quoting THE TITLE OF JOB on the subject line.

The closing date: 17th April 2014.

Full Job descriptions shall be sent to shortlisted candidates before the interview.

Procurement Manager
The Role
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer in Nairobi, you will be responsible for managing spend in line with budget, sourcing of all high value and critical goods and services whilst ensuring that procurement at plant level is compliant with the requisite legislations and procedures.

You will be responsible for development and implementation of the procurement strategy, implement best practice procurement procedures, prepare and manage the Procurement budget, establish supplier selection and evaluation guidelines, foster supportive relationships with key suppliers, negotiate prices and provide leadership to the procurement team.

The Person

The successful candidate will have strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, excellent problem solving and analytical skills, proficiency in IT applications and ERP systems. 
Minimum education is a Bachelor’s degree with a diploma in procurement with at least 5 years’ relevant experience in a senior managerial position in a large and busy FMCG organization.
 
How to Apply
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application letter and a CV detailing the suitability of your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts to [email protected] quoting THE TITLE OF JOB on the subject line. 
The closing date: 17th April 2014. 
Full Job descriptions shall be sent to shortlisted candidates before the interview.
Key Account Manager
The Role
Reporting to the National Sales Manager in Nairobi, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with multinational, national and local key accounts to ensure significant sales and profit growth.

You will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Key Account Business Plan and sales strategy for assigned channels; ensure effective credit management for all key accounts; negotiate for and grow share of visible inventory; manage sales funnel to drive future sales growth and provide leadership to the Key Accounts team

The Person

The successful candidate will have strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, excellent problem solving and analytical skills, results oriented demonstrated through strong sales performance; proven ability to establish lasting customer relationships with a focus on sales and customer service and ability to lead and manage teams in a change environment.

Minimum education is a Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years’ relevant experience in sales and distribution in a large and busy FMCG organization. 
You will also have in-depth knowledge of Modern Trade business and superior customer relationship management
 
How to Apply
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application letter and a CV detailing the suitability of your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts to
[email protected] quoting THE TITLE OF JOB on the subject
line. 
The closing date: 17th April 2014. 
Full Job descriptions shall be sent to shortlisted candidates before the interview.

Risk Officer 
3 Positions

The role

Based in Nyeri, Eldoret and Kisii and reporting to the General Manager, the key responsibility is to advise the Bottler management team on any potential risks to the profitability and operations of the company by proactively identifying and assessing threats and putting plans in place to avoid, mitigate or transfer risks. 
The role manages the risk to the organization, employees, customers, reputation, assets and interests of stakeholders. 
The risks will include but are not limited to enterprise risk, corporate governance, regulatory and operational risk, business continuity, information and security
risk, technology risk, and market and credit risk. 
The role is responsible for maintaining the enterprise risk register and following through on corrective action.

The Person
We are seeking a proactive, assertive, energetic, rigorous and consistent person who is committed to success and can influence in a change environment. 
This is a key role that often involves influencing in all business areas. He/She shall be an informed business partner, versatile and willing to learn. 
The person will need to have worked five years in a manufacturing environment and proven experience in risk management /or due diligence investigations. 
The position holder will be travelling within Kenya to business operations’ located in Kisii, Mount Kenya and Rift Valley. He/She will be a bachelor degree holder and CPA (K). 
FMCG experience will be an added advantage.
 
How to Apply
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application letter and a CV detailing the suitability of your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts to [email protected] quoting THE TITLE OF JOB on the subject line. 
The closing date: 17th April 2014. 
Full Job descriptions shall be sent to shortlisted candidates before the interview.
Management Accountant
The Role
Though the open role is based in Nyeri and reporting to the Finance manager, we will consider candidates interested in working in Kisii and Eldoret; the role will be responsible for Reporting, Budgeting and Cost Control. 
You will champion the budgeting process and consolidate information from various sources and proactively monitor performance versus budget. 
You will be charged with the responsibility of ensuring complete, timely and accurate delivery of information required in the Group reporting template. 
You will carry out detailed factory costing to ensure accurate and reliable management reports supported by deep dive analysis. 
You will focus particularly on the analysis of production yields and bottle pack management; project current and future business impact. 
You will be an engaged business partner providing financial analysis, monitoring KPI and Dashboards to inform management decisions.
 
The Person
We are seeking an analytical, energetic, detailed, rigorous and inquisitive minded person who is committed to success and can influence in a change environment. 
This is a key role that often involves assisting in areas other than finance. 
He/She role will be versatile and willing to learn to become an informed business partner. 
The person will have three years experience with proven ability in management reporting, financial analysis and /or due diligence investigations. 
He/She will be a bachelor degree holder and CPA/CFA/CIMA with high proficiency in MS office. 
FMCG and ERP experience will be an added advantage.
 
How to Apply
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application letter and a CV detailing the suitability of your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts to
[email protected] quoting THE TITLE OF JOB on the subject
line. 
The closing date: 17th April 2014. 
Full Job descriptions shall be sent to shortlisted candidates before the interview.
Group Financial Controller
The Role
Based in Nairobi and reporting to the Chief Finance Officer, the role will support Almasi’s double digit growth vision by engaging and providing effective support to our three bottler operations. 
Accountable for Business Control, Group reporting and Business Planning shall ensure accurate, reliable and timely consolidated financial reports supported by deep dive analysis. 
The role will be in charge of the business planning process and follow up to ensure that the business delivers on its short term and long term financial goals; keeping a keen eye on business performance metrics to inform proactive management decisions. 
Forecasting business cash cycle, ensuring adequate funding will be a key responsibility as well as developing the management reporting capabilities across the Group.
 
The Person
We are seeking a self starter who is proactive, analytical, driven and committed to success and can influence in a matrix environment. 
This is a key role in Almasi that often involves assisting in areas other than finance. 
He/She need have manufacturing experience, be versatile and willing to learn. 
The person will have five years working experience with proven ability in business control, management analysis/reporting and /or due diligence investigations. 
You will be travelling within Kenya to business operations’ located in Kisii, Mount Kenya and Rift Valley. 
He/She will be a bachelor degree holder and CPA/ CFA/CIMA with high proficiency in MS office. FMCG and ERP experience will be an added advantage.
 
How to Apply
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application letter and a CV detailing the suitability of your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts to
[email protected] quoting THE TITLE OF JOB on the subject
line. 
The closing date: 17th April 2014. 
Full Job descriptions shall be sent to shortlisted candidates before the interview.
Manager, HR Business Processes & Reward
The Role
Reporting to the Group Human Resource Director in Nairobi, you will be responsible for providing best practice expertise in reward management to attract, motivate and retain talent within the Group. 
You will also ensure the “hygiene” factors are performed to a high standard and consistently checked for their relevance and standards. 
The role will also have oversight on employee relations and ensure adherence to Group policies with a key focus to embedding the performance management culture. 
The role shall be responsible for the design and implementation of a HRMIS system.
 
The Person
The successful candidate will possess full professional qualification in Human Resource Management and/or substantial experience developing HR policies/standards including recruitment, selection, performance management, reward, employee relations, change management, learning and development, diversity and some exposure to organizational development. Highly flexible in style with the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions to complex HR problems. 
Minimum education is a Bachelor’s degree with a higher diploma in HR and at least 7 years’ relevant experience in a senior managerial position in a large and busy FMCG organization. 
Experience of working in a unionized environment and matrix organization is an added advantage
 
How to Apply
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application letter and a CV detailing the suitability of your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts to
[email protected] quoting THE TITLE OF JOB on the subject
line. 
The closing date: 17th April 2014. 
Full Job descriptions shall be sent to shortlisted candidates before the interview.
Manager, Resourcing, Learning & Development

The Role

 
Reporting to the Group Human Resource Director in Nairobi, you will be responsible for providing expert advice and support to the business operations to identify and attract talented staff to key positions. 
The role will ensure staff learning and development and design innovation HR solutions on the thematic areas of talent, learning and development. 
Supporting the implementation and embedding of change management frameworks, key initiatives while building the image of Almasi as an “employer of choice” is critical for the role.
 
The Person
The successful candidate will possess full professional qualification in Human Resource Management and/or substantial HR experience including recruitment, selection, learning & development and talent management. 
Ability to provide leadership and direction on complex change implementation, talent acquisition and development issues is a necessity for the position holder. 
Minimum education is a Bachelor’s degree with a higher diploma in HR and at least 7 years’ relevant experience in a senior managerial position in a large and busy FMCG organization. 
Experienced in working in a unionized and matrix organization is an added advantage

How to Apply
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application letter and a CV detailing the suitability of your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts to [email protected] quoting THE TITLE OF JOB on the subject line. 

The closing date: 17th April 2014. 
Full Job descriptions shall be sent to shortlisted candidates before the interview.
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