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Our client Bord-Import Kenya Limited is an import and distributing company for wines and spirits in Kenya. They are a quality-oriented company with a focus on French and Italian wines. Their goal is to offer the best quality French and Italian wines to Kenyan consumers who want to find better quality wines in the market. The company is well-established, with a strong emphasis on having a positive impact on its community and its people.                    

MANAGING DIRECTOR

The Managing Director will have responsibility for leading the leadership team and business. In conjunction with the Board, the incumbent will contribute to the shaping and ultimate enactment of strategic business plan. This business success must be achieved in the context of an open, high-integrity and morally sustainable culture.

Principal Accountabilities.

  • Agreeing the vision and enacting the business plan to achieve long term, sustainable profitable growth for the business.
  • Leading the management team to deliver commercial & operational targets, profit contribution and market share.
  • Creating a resilient and high performing collegiate leadership team with a clear and focused values agenda.
  • Driving a wide breadth and depth of profitable distribution.
  • Working with the Board to ensure the business is capable of delivering the very highest quality standards and continues to innovate way ahead of its competitors.
  • Being a highly visible Managing Director for the business, both for the workforce but equally across the wider stakeholder population, such as the shareholders and investors and other third-parties.
  • Encouraging the use of consumer insight to deliver an innovation pipeline capable of ensuring successful category and channel development.
  • Ensuring that the business, and all of its products exceeds its customers’ credibility and trust expectations.

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • More than 10-year experience in the importation and distribution of wines and spirits internationally
  • An MBA (or equivalent) in marketing and consumer behaviors.
  • Experience and solid academic background in sales and marketing internationally.
  • Fluent in French and English
  • A commercially astute, highly strategic leader with a detailed and intimate focus on the customer and consumer
  • Strong in financial skills, with excellent budgetary, forecasting, cash-flow management, and future planning skills
  • Experience of managing growth and investment programs, supported by a solid project management mind set
  • Sharp intellect and well-developed analytical and critical reasoning skills.

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘MANAGING DIRECTOR’ by 10th September 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Our client is in the hospitality business with 4 hotel units operating across the country ranging from a 3-star budget business hotel to a 5-star luxury camp. They are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and self-driven professional to fill in the following position in Nairobi:

COOK

The Cook will be responsible for consistently producing high-quality food in accordance with the menu while adhering to industry hygiene and safety standards.

Principal Accountabilities.

  • Preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner according to the menu.
  • Hygienically preparing food as per the menu and ensure that it is ready on time.
  • Performing kitchen opening and closing duties including requisition of provisions and ensuring proper storage of food.
  • Maintaining a safe, hygienic and healthy environment in the kitchen and work area.
  • Briefing restaurant staff on items offered in the menu.
  • Taking responsibility for the care of operating equipment within the kitchen and report any problems to the supervisor.
  • Preparing/producing assigned menu items.
  • Preparing a weekly report on crockery breakages in the kitchen and a weekly inventory report on the chef’s ladder to ensure proper stock levels are maintained.
  • Ensuring great presentation and seasoning of every plate that leaves the kitchen
  • Storing and ensuring food items are stored as per standard.
  • Monitoring stock levels and place orders when needed.

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Certificate in food production from Utalii College or equivalent.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a similar post and extensive Knowledge in HACCP.
  • Materials Control (MC) knowledge or equivalent.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the menu.
  • Strong safety and hygiene awareness.
  • A good understanding of food costing.
  • Planning and organizational skills.
  • Decision making skills.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Staff supervision, management and development skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Team working skills

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘COOK’ by 10th September 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Our client, a leader in the insurance sector with over 40 years’ experience in insurance service providing tailored products in both general and life insurance is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position in Nairobi.

LEGAL OFFICER

The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that all legal matters are attended to in the right manner thus protect the company’s image, and ensure client satisfaction as well as minimize costs in claims processing.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Liaise with the Legal Manager in advising the management on the status of the matters in court and on the best way forward
  • Ensure recovery of the company’s outlay & debts
  • Provide legal advice on all aspects of pensions/retirement benefits management and on copyrights laws
  • Manage registration of the company’s trade mark and name and ensure statutory returns are done in accordance the Companies Act
  • Interpret the existing legislation and advise the company on the implications, compliance requirements and on any new/upcoming laws
  • Respond to correspondences from insured, claimants, claimant’s advocates and our advocates, amongst others
  • Instruct and liaise with external lawyers, insured’s and witnesses on matters filed in court, call for policy excess and documents in support of the claims
  • Ensure that judgments/costs are settled on time to ensure the interests of the company are protected
  • Resolve complaints/disagreements with clients amicably so as to maintain a good working relationship

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • A Bachelor of Law Degree
  • Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law
  • At least 3 years’ experience in the insurance claims handling
  • Good knowledge of the insurance industry
  • Knowledge of insurance industry laws and court processes
  • Knowledge of IRA, KRA and AKI regulations
  • Good MS Office skills

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading “LEGAL OFFICER” by Friday, 7th September 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Our client in the micro finance sector is seeking to recruit a highly talented and dynamic professional to fill in the following position based in Nairobi.

                                   CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFICER

Reporting to the Branch Service and Operations Supervisor, the incumbent will be responsible for customer service, front office, telling and back office operations.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES.

  • Identify and develop strategies to resolve customer issues and concerns.
  • Collaborate with the team (cashiers) to ensure customer satisfaction and transparency in operations.
  • Offer support to front office staff by availing vouchers to resolve customer disputes undertaking call over and ensure entries are done on time.
  • Offer assistance to the sales team in cross-selling the company services and products.
  • Manage customer operations such as issuing of temporary and ATM cards, PIN numbers and reconciliation of the same.
  • Handling customer enquiries and giving guidance appropriately
  • Manage Bank/Branch customer service and enquiries of account opening and other related general enquiries.
  • Advice clients on creating profitable processes and other account items.
  • Assist in carrying out customer surveys and maintain positive attitude focused on customer satisfaction.
  • Deliver exceptional sales performance by identifying and meeting customer needs through selling all the Banks products and services.
  • Maintaining good corporate image of the bank.
  • Perform any other duties as may be determined by the Management.

 

KEY QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS.

  • Degree in Business Administration (Accounting Option) or equivalent; or advanced Diploma in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business related field.
  • Professional accounting qualification such as ACCA, CPA etc.
  • Atleast 2 years work related experience in a commercial or microfinance bank
  • Must have knowledge of banking procedures/experience in the Microfinance industry
  • Must demonstrate high level of sensitivity, confidentiality and integrity in all customer operations.
  • Should have excellent communication skills with outstanding reporting and numerical skills.
  • Have management and leadership ability; excellent interpersonal, organizing and people management skills.
  • Should be computer literate, have knowledge in MS Word, Excel, Access and Power point

 

 

Interested candidates are requested to send their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFICER by Tuesday 24th August clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referee. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client in the hospitality industry is seeking to recruit a highly talented and dynamic professional to fill in the following position based in Nanyuki:                              SPA THERAPIST

Reporting to the Lodge Manager and the General Manager, the incumbent will work to provide professional spa services and engaging wellness therapies and massage treatments to our clients. You will be required to offer a full range of treatments to fulfil different client needs and expectations.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver a variety of spa services (body treatments, massages, facials, waxing and manicure/pedicure) in a safe and comfortable manner.
  • Maintain equipment and sample inventory of products.
  • Keep documentation and maintain clients’ files.
  • Acknowledge and respond to relevant customer queries, needs and expectations.
  • Suggest and promote retail products or additional services.
  • Uphold hygiene standards and follow health and safety regulations.
  • Cooperate with and report on administration on any arising issues.
  • Apply best practices and be up to date with market trends.
  • Conduct weekly stock inventory with the cost controller and advise the management on stock levels for reordering.
  • Relieving and assisting at the Front Desk when needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 Key Qualifications, Experience and Skills

 

  • Degree or current license in Aesthetics or Physiotherapy
  • 2 – 3 years working experience in a similar role
  • Should be computer literate, have knowledge in MS Word, MS Excel and billing systems.
  • Should have strong analytical thinking and the ability to assess complex information.
  • Hands on experience in massage techniques, manicures, pedicures, waxing and face/body therapies.
  • Experience in sales will be considered an advantage
  • Proficient and fluent in English
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading SPA THERAPIST by Monday 23rd August 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Our client, a leading office furniture supplier is seeking to recruit a highly talented and field oriented professional to fill in the following position:

Field Sales Executive

 

Reporting to the Sales Manager, the Field Sales Representative will play a key role in scouting for new prospects in the market and ensuring sales targets are met.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Scout for potential prospects that have furniture needs or new offices
  • Collect market data and be able to report back with accuracy
  • Build and maintain good relations with customers
  • Plan, prepare and present persuasive approaches and pitches to potential corporate clients
  • Assess the needs of the corporate clients and provide viable solutions while meeting sales targets
  • Identify and grow opportunities within assigned territory achieving set sales targets
  • Attend corporate client meetings and take part in sales training
  • Grow and retain existing corporate accounts by presenting new solutions and services to them
  • Generate daily, weekly and monthly reports as well as maintain records of all sales leads and/or customer accounts

 

Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge:

  • 1-2 years sales experience in Business to Business selling
  • A Degree/Diploma in sales and marketing
  • Basic IT skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • A Team player with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent understanding of marketing and negotiating techniques
  • Understanding of sales cycles and sales technique

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by Thursday, 5th August 2021 clearly stating the subject heading “Field Sales Executive”. Indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be con

Our client, a leading financial services institution, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position in Nairobi:

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Reporting to the Head of Business Development, the Business Development Officer will be responsible for supporting the bank’s/branch’s business growth. The incumbent is expected to grow a high quality loan book portfolio, mobilize deposits, open customer accounts, manage loan repayment collections and maintain high customer service standards while ensuring compliance to processes, procedures and controls and living the bank’s core values.

 

Principal Accountabilities

·       Deposit mobilization and Accounts Opening – aggressively market for new liability accounts in line with the given targets.

·       Spearhead the credit function of the branch by ensuring growth of high quality loan book as per targets.

·       Cross sell bancassurance and other bank products

·       Ensure that all conditions pertaining to customer loan applications are fulfilled prior to disbursement requests being processed.

·       Develop good customer loans/facilities proposals that comply with the banks credit administration standards and policy.

·       Review customer demands in the market and recommend products/ services that will enable the bank to compete in the area of operations.

·       Liase with Credit Administration in ensuring timely renewal of insurance policies for assets charged as security and timely updates of valuation reports for properties charged as security for loans extended by the bank under personal portfolio.

·       Effectively monitor loan repayments and mitigating risks related to defaults and periodically review the loan portfolio to manage likely problem areas.

·       Ensure compliance to regulatory requirements and implementation of effective anti-money laundering procedures and controls.

·       Keep abreast of new developments in customer preference and advice management on relevant changes.

·       Manage customer relations under personal portfolio and ensure lasting relations are established with all clients

·       Ensure prevention of income leakage and collection of revenue

·       Manage, motivate and train staff under your supervision (if any) to ensure productivity is optimized and level of staff competency is continuously upgraded.

·       Perform any other duties as may be determined by the Management

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Economics or related field.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience as a Relationship Officer in Sales or Credit, with proven track record for delivery of superior results.
  • Experience in a Supervisory role is highly preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of financial services/ experience in the Microfinance industry
  • Must have strong negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge/exposure in Branch Operations added advantage.

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’ by 28th July 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client, a leading office furniture supplier is seeking to recruit a highly talented and dynamic professional to fill in the following position:

PRODUCTION MANAGER

The production Manager is responsible for the technical management, supervision and control of production and logistical processes. He/ She will oversee the planning and coordination of the production process and ensure production runs smoothly and efficiently and finished products meet quality standards.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Ensure the established systems, processes and procedures within the designated unit are followed by the team members at all times
  • Maintain all records of service contracts and supplier contracts relating to the function of Processing
  • Report any malfunctions of the tools and equipment and any incident/accident within the factory
  • Maintain work schedules and manage shifts to ensure punctuality is observed by team members and that work does not stop at any given point
  • Manage the production team and monitor their performance to ensure they are in line with the set goals and objectives of the company
  • File all production documents as required and ensure maintenance of Inventory Management
  • Ensure scheduled production is complete and dispatch finished products to the designated areas
  • Report on daily factory production and prepare any other reports as maybe required
  • Making sure the designated units’ outputs are aligned to the business objectives and achieved within the set timelines
  • Solve adequately issues, problems and challenges that may arise from time to time within the designated unit

 

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • Must have a Degree in Business Management or related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a Production Manager
  • Innovative and Problem solving
  • Ability to plan and prioritize workload with a focus on urgent and important
  • Good supervisory skills
  • Ability to deliver high quality products at all times
  • Ability to motivate, constructively criticize and build high production teams through exemplary leadership.

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading “PRODUCTION MANAGER” by Friday, 28th July 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Our client, one of the leading suppliers of high-quality furniture in East Africa, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position in Nairobi:

QUANTITY SURVEYOR

The individual will be responsible for  monitoring contract progress against the agreed programmes, control costs against agreed budgets/end cost forecasts, prepare and agree interim valuations and final accounts in order to maximize the process efficiency and enhance productivity.

 

The ideal candidate should have strong analytical, problem solving, organizational and time management skills with a proven track record of driving change through team and trust building.

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Ensure that targeted profit margins for each project milestones are achieved through very strict project monitoring programs.
  • Manage stock level, procurement and timely delivery to project sites.
  • Manage project costs by properly vetting requests and timely presentation for approval.
  • Prepare project reports such as valuation report, project financial report status.
  • Material cost survey and update reports at agreed timelines.
  • Oversee performance management by tracking and evaluating project performance against stated performance indicators.
  • Assisting in project costing / quoting and tendering

 

 


Key Qualifications and Experience.

 

  • A bachelor’s degree in quantity surveying and Civil Engineering.
  • At least 2 years’ experience as a Quantity Surveyor in furniture retail industry.
  • Estimating or finance experienced is advantageous.
  • A good planner, well organized and good decision maker Excellent
  • Negotiating and interpersonal skills. Great networking abilities.
  • Demonstrable ability to lead and manage staff.
  • Proficient in standard quantity surveying software.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of key office productivity tools (excel, word etc.)

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘QUANTITY SURVEYOR’ by 20th JULY 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Our client, a leading office furniture supplier is seeking to recruit a highly talented and field oriented professional to fill in the following position:

LOGISTICS MANAGER

The individual will be responsible for overseeing and managing overall supply chain and logistics strategy and operations in order to maximize the process efficiency and enhance productivity.

The goal is to manage the entire order cycle so as to enhance business development and ensure sustainability and customer satisfaction. The ideal candidate should have strong analytical, problem solving, organizational and time management skills with a proven track record of driving change through team and trust building.

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Strategically plan and manage logistics, warehouse, transportation and customer services.
  • Direct, optimize and coordinate full order cycle.
  • Liaise and negotiate with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers.
  • Keep track of quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency.
  • Arrange warehouse, catalog goods, plan routes and process shipments.
  • Resolve any arising problems or complaints.
  • Supervise, coach and train warehouse workforce.
  • Meet cost, productivity, accuracy and timeliness targets.
  • Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements.
  • Effective monitoring of inventory and maintaining best product availability.
  • Overall responsibility for material master data and purchasing.

 


 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma or degree in Logistics Management, Transport Management or other related field.
  • 5 years of proven working experience as a Logistics Manager.
  • Record of successful distribution and logistics management.
  • Demonstrable ability to lead and manage staff.
  • Proficient in standard logistics software.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of key office productivity tools (excel, word etc.)

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘LOGISTICS MANAGER’ by 17th JULY 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client, a leading office furniture supplier is seeking to recruit a highly talented and

dynamic professional to fill in the following position:

FINANCE MANAGER

The Finance Manager will be responsible for distributing all financial resources of the company. He/ She will oversee budget planning and supporting the executive management team by offering insights and financial advice that will allow them to make the best decisions for the company.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Summarize current financial status and manage the preparation of financial outlooks and financial forecasts
  • Examine and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports
  • Update the cashbook on a daily basis and ensure that the accounting software contains accurate balances
  • Manage bank reconciliations, General Ledger Reconciliation, Sub – ledger accounts such as inventory and resolve any discrepancies
  • Ensure effective bookkeeping and manage monthly preparation of trial balances
  • Ensure compliance with local and international bodies through timely filing and payment of various taxes for example VAT, PAYE Withholding Tax etc.
  • Oversee company audit responsibilities such as directing financial audits and provide recommendations for procedural improvement.
  • Verify and reconcile contracts, orders, and vouchers, and prepares reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement
  • Carry out billing, collection and reporting activities according to specific deadlines
  • Direct and coordinate debt financing and debt service payment with external agencies

 

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/accounting/Economics or any relevant field
  • Professional Accounting trainings preferably Certified Public Accountants (CPA-K), ACCA
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Training in computerized accounting
  • Conversant with taxation laws and statutory deductions

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading “FINANCE  MANAGER” by Friday, 26th July 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Our client, a leading office furniture supplier is seeking to recruit a highly talented and dynamic professional to fill in the following position ;

IT MANAGER

The IT Manager will be responsible for ensuring effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware, software and related infrastructure.

Principal Accountabilities

·      Establish first line of support for the sage Evolution ERP and other company systems and to offer training to end users on ERP system and providing user support

·      Analyse the computer needs and make recommendations based on the current trends in information technology and also the products and services that best fit within the Company’s budget

·      Understand the Software development in regard to the Company’s needs and assist in the evaluation and recommendation of software/hardware for acquisition and business operational changes

·      Develop and implement policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of company’s IT system. Identify and mitigate risks around the system

·      Explore new system solutions i.e., Cloud update, report configuration and database management.

·      Provide accurate reports on staff attendance through timesheets, preparing time and attendance reports, ERP reports and sales reports.

·      Train staff on the use of the company’s software applications and databases

·      Establish Relationship Management between the company and software vendors

Key Qualifications, Experience and Skills

·      Diploma/ Degree in either IT./Software Engineering

·      A minimum of 5 years’ experience in IT Management

·      Fluency in programming, project management, system design, database management systems, networking, system implementation/integration, I.T. support, Linux systems

·      Certification by the relevant professional body

·      Ability to adapt, integrate, and modify existing programs or vendor-supplied packaged programs            for use with existing information systems

·       Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘IT MANAGER’ by Friday 16th July 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Our client, a leading office furniture supplier is seeking to recruit a highly talented and dynamic professional to fill in the following position;

                                                            COST ACCOUNTANT

The incumbent will be responsible for performing cost analyses, ensuring compliance with all applicable tax laws by filing and remitting all relevant taxes on a timely basis and preparing timely and credible financial reports in line with the company policies and International Financial Reporting Standards.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

·             Summarizing current financial status by preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, cost accounting reports and other reports and reviewing them for accuracy and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.

·             Managing timely client invoicing and collection and explaining billing invoices and accounting policies to staff, vendors and clients.

·             Managing bank reconciliations, General Ledger Reconciliation, Sub – ledger accounts such as inventory and resolving any discrepancies and ensuring bookkeeping of accounting records required by law and Best Practise in Accounting.

·             Ensuring effective bookkeeping by keeping custody of receipts, expenditure forms, purchase orders and all other accounting records as required by the law and by Best Practice in Accounting

·             Preparing and submission of taxes, ensuring timely filing of various taxes for example VAT, PAYE Withholding Tax etc, computing tax owed and preparing tax returns whilst ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other task requirements.

·             Representing the company before taxing authorities, providing support during litigation and reviewing company’s accounts to ensure its financial records are valid and legal.

·             Evaluating the company’s funds, checking for mismanagement whilst identifying risks and ways to improve processes to cut costs for business efficiency

·             Verifying contracts, orders, and vouchers, and prepares reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement, verifying vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements, matching invoices to cheques and obtaining all signatures for cheques, distributing cheques accordingly and monitoring customer details for non-payments, payment delays and other irregularities.

 

Key Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/accounting/Economics or any relevant field
  • Professional Accounting trainings preferably Certified Public Accountants (CPA-K), ACCA
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Training in computerized accounting
  • Conversant with taxation laws and statutory deductions
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ACCOUNTANT by Friday 16th July 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

The Design Gallery

Role: Sales & Marketing Executive

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Reporting to: The Head of The Design Gallery

 

What you’ll be doing

Working closely with the rest of the team you’ll create a warm welcome for all our customers and establish what they are looking for. You’ll use sales tools to create kitchen designs that delight customers and deliver or exceed your targets, through maximising all opportunities for achieving sales on our products.

You’ll understand who the competition are and demonstrate how we differ. And you’ll also deal with all customer queries as professionally and quickly as possible; taking responsibility for the end to end sales process.

 

How you qualify for the role

Kitchen design experience isn’t always essential as full training is provided; it’s more important that you can demonstrate a proven track record in sales and have worked in a targeted environment. You’ll be able to build strong relationships and influence the sales process, enjoy working as part of a small team and have great communication skills. Awareness and passion for design is essential and ideally you may have already experience in sketching layouts or CAD.

 

Sales & Marketing

You are generally the first point of contact for most clients whether walk-in to showroom or online enquiry

As a showroom host greeting and welcoming clients

Providing hospitality to clients and offering refreshments as necessary

Walking clients through the showroom, explaining our offering and solutions

You are responsible for showroom display, cleanliness and managing any maintenance issues

Providing professional advice on space planning, design concept, materials selection and project scheduling

Preparing quotations, presentations and for client meetings

Hosting client meetings to discuss requirements, design and taking feedback and liaising with team members as necessary

Executing sales and working to achieving sales targets

Maintaining and growing the sales pipeline

Liaising with client, contractor & suppliers for site co-ordination and installation

Assisting on product selection and ranges

Taking part in business development activities including field sales, architect and interior designer visits and increasing awareness by networking

Developing strong client relationships whilst delivering service excellence

Assisting the Head of Marketing in executing their plans in Uganda

 

Personal Development

Undergoing training to gain in-depth knowledge of our products and sales tactics

Actively engaging with your manager and providing feedback on where you may need assistance and guidance

Working on product knowledge and information

Keeping up-to date with market trends, product innovation and using these in your work

 

Requirements

Have at least 1 year of experience in a consultative sales or design role

Possess excellent communication and influencing skills, are organized and able to multi task effectively

Having strong communication skills to work effectively in a remote setting

You pay strong attention to detail and deliver work that is of  high standard

You possess strong analytical skills and are comfortable dealing with numerical data

You are a self starter and demonstrate a high level of resilience

To travel to Kenya for training o

The Design Gallery

Role: Sales & Marketing Executive – Fabric Specialist

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reporting to: The Head of The Design Gallery

 

What you’ll be doing

Working closely with the rest of the team you’ll create a warm welcome for all our customers and establish what they are looking for. You shall assist clients creating designs using our range of fabrics, wallpapers and furniture to delight customers and deliver or exceed your targets.

 

You’ll understand who the competition are and demonstrate how we differ. And you’ll also deal with all customer queries as professionally and quickly as possible; taking responsibility for the end to end sales process.

 

How you qualify for the role

Working with fabrics is essential and experience in interior design is an advantage; it’s important that you can demonstrate a proven track record in sales and design having worked in a targeted environment. You’ll be able to build strong relationships and influence the sales process, enjoy working as part of a small team and have great communication skills. Awareness and passion for interior design, fabrics and wallpapers is essential and ideally you may have already experience in sketching layouts or CAD.

 

Sales & Marketing

You are generally the first point of contact for most clients whether walk-in to showroom or online enquiry

As a showroom host greeting and welcoming clients

Providing hospitality to clients and offering refreshments as necessary

Walking clients through the showroom, explaining our offering and solutions

You are responsible for showroom display, cleanliness and managing any maintenance issues

Providing professional advice on space planning, design concept, materials selection and project scheduling

Preparing quotations, presentations and for client meetings

Hosting client meetings to discuss requirements, design and taking feedback and liaising with team members as necessary

Executing sales and working to achieving sales targets

Maintaining and growing the sales pipeline

Liaising with client, contractor & suppliers for site co-ordination and installation

Assisting on product selection and ranges

Taking part in business development activities including field sales, architect and interior designer visits and increasing awareness by networking

Developing strong client relationships whilst delivering service excellence

 

Personal Development

Undergoing training to gain in-depth knowledge of our products and sales tactics

Actively engaging with your manager and providing feedback on where you may need assistance and guidance

Working on product knowledge and information

Keeping up-to date with market trends, product innovation and using these in your work

 

Requirements

Have at least 3 years of experience in a consultative sales, interior design role mostly dealing with fabrics and wallpaper

Possess excellent communication and influencing skills, are organized and able to multi task effectively

You pay strong attention to detail and deliver work that is of  high standard

You possess strong analytical skills and are comfortable dealing with numerical data

You are a self starter and demonstrate a

Our client, an established Creative Marketing company that builds custom live digital brand experiences and delivers sustainable sales and brand love, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill the following position:

 

DIGITAL MARKETING EXECUTIVE

Reporting to the Head of Creative, the incumbent will work remotely to oversee all marketing content initiatives, both internal and external, across multiple platforms and formats to drive sales, engagement, retention, leads and positive customer behaviour.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Take the lead in managing various internal content drivers for the Company– agency blog, agency marketing campaigns, e-book publications, guest blogging, email communications, video marketing, sales page copywriting
  • Create, edit and improve the content that the corporate audience is looking for and optimize the path to conversion
  • Leverage market data to develop content themes, execute plans to develop the assets that support a point of view and educate customers that lead to critical behavioural metrics
  • Content marketing and ensuring all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice, and optimized for search and user experience for all channels of content including online, social media, email, point of purchase, mobile, video, print and in-person
  • Develop standards, systems and best practices (both human and technological) for content creation, distribution, maintenance, content retrieval and content repurposing, including the real- time implementation of content strategies
  • Conduct ongoing usability tests to gauge content effectiveness by gathering data, handling analytics and making recommendations based on those results.
  • Supervise writers, editors and content strategists to ensure best practices in grammar, messaging, writing, and style.
  • Receive customer feedback and generate ideas to increase customer engagement and analyse web traffics metrics

Key Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Public Relations or related communications field
  • Have exceptional writing, research and communication skills
  • MBA in Marketing is a plus
  • 8-10 years of experience as a respected leader in multichannel content creation (publishing, journalism, etc.)
  • Proven experience in digital and content creation in an international market
  • Have experience in creating compelling messages for different target demographics in creative writing, content creation and blogging
  • Working Knowledge of HTML, XHTML, CSS, Java, web publishing, Flash, Fiverr and Upwork
  • Fluency in web analytics tools, social media marketing applications and leading social media monitoring platforms

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘DIGITAL MARKETING EXECUTIVE’ by Friday 9th July 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Our client, an IT centered financial institution, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and results orientated individual to fill in the following position in Nairobi:

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Principal Accountabilities

  • Sets the company’s overall strategic plan alongside the Directors.
  • Leads the organization’s efforts in establishing business opportunities and ensures consistency in business growth.
  • Manages and ensures the business growth of the firm.
  • Develops and regularly updates a sustainable Business Plan with clear aims and objectives seeking collaborative partners and strategic alliances to build and sustain new audiences.
  • Provides recommendation to the Board regarding matters affecting the business operations.
  • Develops and maintains sound relations with stakeholders, shareholders, investors, internal and external clients and all parties concerned
  • Ensures that all risks attached to the company’s activities, including market changes, internal and external communication, and institution relation are regularly and properly evaluated through SWOT analysis and risk management
  • Oversees the breadth of the company’s administrative and financial affairs and physical resources in collaboration with the Directors.
  • Develops and oversees the implementation of annual and longer-term plans and budgets,
  • Executes the policy decisions of the Board and helps the Board articulate its role and accountabilities and that of its committees and individual members.

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • At least ten (10) years of direct experience in senior management positions in financial services such as a microfinance bank, retail bank or similar financial services company.
  • Advanced knowledge of retail banking operations, products and services as well as knowledge of standard banking compliance regulations, Banking Laws, Business Laws, Labour Laws, internal operational policies and procedures.

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’ by 7th JULY 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees.

Our client, a financial services institution, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-oriented individual to fill in the following position in Nairobi:

 

MARKETING OFFICER

Reporting to the Head of Business Development, the Marketing Officer will be responsible for ensuring proper planning and implementation of marketing activities to drive business growth.

 

Principal Accountabilities

·       Map and scope the business opportunities within the branch’s environs to identify potential business opportunities.

·       Identify, develop and maintain relationships with the bank’s customers.

·       Open and maintain accounts in accordance with the established procedures while applying regulatory requirements such as KYC and Money Laundering Prevention procedures at all times.

·       Implement marketing, advertising and promotional activities of the company

·       Oversee the bank’s customer experience and handle client queries on a daily basis via telephone and e-mail.

·       Analyse the customer and market needs and prepare and present marketing reports to management.

·       Set and achieve strategic goals related to social media metrics, digital advertising and marketing campaign initiatives

·       Work closely with the advertising media and help them incorporate new business strategies and marketing methods

·       Contribute to the branch’s overall targets through deposit mobilization and the sale of other bank products.

·       Perform other duties as assigned by the line manager

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

·       Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing or related field.

·       At least 3-5 years of experience in Microfinance or Commercial Banking in a supervisory position.

·       Knowledge of banking operations roles e.g. Account Opening, Mobile and Digital banking

·       Proven success in growing a service industry business through marketing and advertising strategies

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke  stating the subject heading ‘MARKETING OFFICER’ by 2nd July 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Our client, a financial services institution, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-oriented individual to fill in the following position in Nairobi:

 

BRANCH SERVICE AND OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR

Reporting to the Head of Business Development, the Branch Service and Operations Supervisor will be responsible for day-to-day operations and administration of branch operations and service delivery. The incumbent will ensure strict compliance with internal & regulatory policies, procedures & guidelines while ensuring high levels of customer service within the bank in line with the customer services standards and guidelines.

 

Principal Accountabilities

·       Work closely with Line Manager to support bank/branch business growth in growing a high quality loan book portfolio through referrals, mobilizing deposits and maintaining high customer service standards while ensuring compliance to processes, procedures and controls in line with their core values

·       Act as the primary custodian of internal controls responsible for ensuring compliance the internal controls at the branch.

·       Responsible for ensuring that customer service standards and guidelines as laid down are embedded in the branch. Plan, organize, monitor and control the day-to-day services offered by tellers and the customer service staff to ensure timely delivery of the services to enhance customer satisfaction.

·       Supervise the performance of tellers and branch customer service staff to ensure optimum productivity and high quality customer service in order to provide a range of general banking services to customers so as to achieve the goals of the branch.

·       Review and authorize internal entries and customer transactions requiring Supervisor over-ride per delegated authority and in line with laid down policy and procedures.

·       Prompt resolution of issues raised through internal audit.

·       Ensure that the Anti-Money Laundering/KYC requirements are strictly adhered to by all branch staff at all times.

·       Contribute to branch cost management (to ensure acceptable expense levels)

·       Responsible for cash and security documents as a joint custodian of the vault ensuring that the optimum cash balance is maintained at all times and Cash-In-Transit costs are minimized.

·       Responsible for ensuring that branch risk management reports are reviewed per stipulated frequencies/timelines.

·       Work with the Branch Manager to develop, train branch staff on internal controls and customer service and also motivate all direct reports.

·       Contribute to the overall branch targets through liability accounts for deposit mobilization, loan referrals and the sale of other bank products as per given targets.

·       Perform other duties as assigned by the line manager

 

Key Qualifications and Experience         

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Commerce, Business Administration or related field.
  • At least three years’ experience in Microfinance or Commercial Banking at a supervisory position.
  • Having professional banking qualifications such as AKIB will be an added advantage.
  • Good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, team leadership skills, good judgment and decision making skills.
  • Knowledge of operational procedures, transaction processing procedures and legalities relevant to branch operations

 

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke  stating the subject heading ‘BRANCH SERVICE AND OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR’ by 25th June 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Our client, a leading office furniture supplier is seeking to recruit a highly talented and field oriented professional to fill in the following position:

Administrative Assistant

 

Reporting to the Administrative Manager, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office, supporting managers and employees through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication to ensure success of the company

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Handling administrative operations such as; as receiving cash/visa payments from clients and verifying receipt of M-pesa payments.
  • Preparing purchase orders and negotiating with suppliers when ordering items for the company and informing the logistics team of cash sales processed daily.
  • Distributing pay slips to employees at the end of every month.
  • Handling of Petty Cash and ensuring that the petty cash summary for the month matches with receipts before handing over to finance.
  • Preparing reports and keeping records on Issued cheques on a monthly basis to suppliers.
  • Preparing cash sale reports on a daily basis for the branches
  • Filing of various administration documents such as cash sales, rental statements/rent invoices, staff pay slips and documents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Degree/Diploma in a Business-related field
  • 2-3 year’s Admin experience
  • Basic IT skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by Friday, 4th June 2020 clearly stating the subject heading “Administrative Assistant”. Indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client, a leading office furniture supplier is seeking to recruit a highly talented and field oriented professional to fill in the following position:

Branch Manager

Reporting to Sales Manager, the Branch Manager will play a key role in maintaining and monitoring efficient control systems on established procedures and making the right decisions to ensure maximum success in profitability and productivity of the Branch.

Principal Accountabilities.

  • Ensuring all appropriate information is communicated efficiently to relevant staff including but not limited to verifying received emails at the branch, explaining contents of the emails, sending memos to appropriate staff, and ensuring the link between supervisors and employees is appropriate
  • Ensuring the relevant marketing and promotion information are well communicated to walk-in clients and staff.
  • Overseeing and assisting Sales Supervisor in ensuring items in the showroom are well displayed according to the range plan.
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction including but not limited to solving client problems and directing them to appropriate Sales Representatives.
  • Ensuring marketing tools are available in the showroom and communicating promotional information to employees.
  • Collaborating with the Sales team to ensure maximum sales and following-up outstanding DN and bookings from Sales Supervisor.
  • Monitoring and reporting competitors’ activities and potential collaborators and identifying business opportunities and threats.
  • Undertaking stock management through inventories and overseeing security at the branch.
  • Ensuring appropriate training programs are available to employees and undertaking performance reviews.
  • Ensuring all employees adhere to the company policies, health, and safety programs.

Key Qualifications and Experience.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or in any related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Experience in the same industry is an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of sales cycles and sales techniques
  • Excellent knowledge in Word, Excel and other relevant computer softwares
  • Possess good planning, leading and analytical skills
  • Possess excellent decision-making skills

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke  by Wednesday, 19th May 2021 clearly stating the subject heading “BRANCH MANAGER”. Indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Our client, an established Creative Marketing company that builds custom live digital brand experiences and delivers sustainable sales and brand love, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill the following position:

 

DIGITAL MARKETING EXECUTIVE (1 YEAR CONTRACT)

Reporting to the Head of Creative, the incumbent will work remotely to oversee all marketing content initiatives, both internal and external, across multiple platforms and formats to drive sales, engagement, retention, leads and positive customer behaviour.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Take the lead in managing various internal content drivers for the Company– agency blog, agency marketing campaigns, e-book publications, guest blogging, email communications, video marketing, sales page copywriting
  • Deliver an effective editorial plan and content marketing strategy to meet the business objectives
  • Receive customer feedback and generate ideas to increase customer engagement and analyse web traffics metrics
  • Ensure all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice, and optimized for search and user experience for all channels of content including online, social media, email, point of purchase, mobile, video, print and in-person
  • Map out a content strategy that supports and extends marketing initiatives, both short- and long-term, determining which methods work for the brand
  • Develop standards, systems and best practices (both human and technological) for content creation, distribution, maintenance, content retrieval and content repurposing, including the real- time implementation of content strategies
  • Establish work flow for requesting, creating, editing, publishing, and retiring content. Work with technical team to implement appropriate CMS
  • Conduct periodic competitive audits, ensure consistent global experience and implement appropriate localization/translation strategies
  • Work closely with the Head of Creative on all creative and branding initiatives to ensure a consistent message across channels.

Key Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Public Relations or related communications field
  • MBA in Marketing is a plus
  • 8-10 years of experience as a respected leader in multichannel content creation (publishing, journalism, etc.)
  • Experience from an international market is an added advantage
  • Basic technical understanding of HTML, XHTML, CSS, Java, web publishing, Flash, etc
  • Fluency in web analytics tools (Adobe Omniture, Google Analytics), social media marketing applications (HootSuite, Tweetdeck, etc.) and leading social media monitoring platforms (Radian6, etc.)
  • Ability to lead and inspire the creative personnel and contracted content creators to achieve company’s stated goals
  • Passion for new technology tools

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘DIGITAL MARKETING EXECUTIVE’ by Friday 21st May 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Our client, a fast-growing hotel in East Africa that offers wide range of complimentary hotel services, is looking for a dynamic, innovative, and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position:

                                                       

SALES ASSOCIATE

Reporting to Sales and Marketing Manager, the sales executive will be responsible for implementing sales and marketing strategies while ensuring active marketing and business relation in order to support the business objectives.

Principal Accountabilities.

  • Developing and preparing appropriate Sales Action Plan and Long-term business plan.
  • Developing and implementing Sales Action Planner.
  • Reviewing Sales Activity Plan and Sales & Marketing strategy periodically.
  • Performing specific assigned tasks from the Group Sales and Marketing Manager.
  • Coordinating with other departments and associates for service delivery.
  • Making sure to do marketing intelligence on market trends concerning rooms, food and beverage pricing on strategy review.
  • Updating daily sales calls, meetings and quotation requests.
  • Implementing sales activity work plan and ensuring to achieve sales objectives and targets.
  • Research on new business, prospects and developing brand positioning of the company products and services.
  • Supporting to develop the market and product, service
  • Assist in implementing the advertising plan
  • Ensuring the Sales Activity Plan is implemented and deliver the agreed sales targets and objectives.

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Sales or Marketing from a recognized University.
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in Hospitality Industry.
  • Prior Experience in Sales Account Management will be an added advantage.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain rapport with TOs/TAs and corporates.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have computer and data base skills.
  • Excellent selling and persuasive personalities skills.
  • Diligent attention to details.

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘SALES ASSOCIATE by 12TH MAY 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Our client, Umsizi LLP (www.umsizi.co.ke), is an established reputable firm of Advocates, Governance Advisors, Corporate Secretaries and Dispute Resolvers whose focus is to provide practical and timely legal solutions to entrepreneurs, innovators and disruptors in various sectors in Kenya. Umsizi LLP is seeking to recruit dynamic, innovative, and result-oriented individuals to fill the following position in their Nairobi office:

 

ASSOCIATE

The Associate will be responsible for the following duties under the tutelage of the Partners;

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Providing legal advice to the firm’s clients under the direction of the Partners including but not limited to: corporate matters, commercial matters, human resource matters, conveyancing, intellectual property, dispute resolution and corporate finance.
  • Responding to clients’ queries and recommending an appropriate and practical course of action.
  • Undertaking research on legal and governance matters.
  • Undertaking tasks relating to governance audits, Partner’s development of Corporate Governance policies and structures, Board skills development and governance training, and facilitation of board evaluations.
  • Preparing and circulating the Agenda for clients’ board, committee and shareholder meetings in consultation with the Partners.
  • Taking and updating client minutes books, drafting resolutions and action plans and effecting all corporate actions.
  • Maintaining all statutory registers as required by law and ‘best practice’ recommendations, and ensuring safe custody of clients’ corporate documents, corporate seals and seal registers.
  • Effecting transfers of shares as directed, pursuant to the appropriate resolutions, and issuing shares certificate and payments of dividends.
  • Working closely with the administration department in preparing invoices and ensuring outstanding client invoices are settled and Electronic Tax Receipts issued.

 

Key Qualifications and Experience.

  • Must hold a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from a recognised University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law.
  • Must have a current Practicing Certificate (2021).
  • Must have at least two years’ post-qualification experience in a corporate commercial law firm or department.
  • Must have commenced the Certified Secretaries Course, with at least one year’s experience in a busy company secretarial firm or department.
  • Must have demonstrable experience with the Business Registration Service (BRS) system of the Companies Registry
  • Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Membership of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya shall be an added advantage

 

Interested candidates should forward their current Curriculum Vitae to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke  stating the subject heading ‘ASSOCIATE’ by 16th May 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position shall be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 



Our client, a leading office furniture supplier is seeking to recruit a highly talented and field oriented professional to fill in the following position:
Logistics Supervisor
Reporting to Sales Manager, the Logistics Supervisor will be responsible for leading a team of drivers in delivering company goods efficiently, creating work schedules and transportation routes, managing budget for vehicle repair and training drivers to ensure maximum success.
Principal Accountabilities
• Managing warehouse stock inventory through monitoring of daily warehouse activities, cycle counts, stock takes and audit of same to verify results.
• Ensuring all fleet members have license, up to date training and that the staff adhere to schedules and proper driving practices.
• Ensuring compliance with the health and safety standards and other legal requirements.
• Providing regular reports to management on budgeting, schedules, maintenance and fleet progress.
• Training staff on standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practice and taking preventive measures.
• Safeguarding warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and protocols.
• Monitoring the performance and activities of the warehouse through the use of KPIs, with a primary focus on cost controls and coordinating deliveries with carriers.
• Maintaining proper physical conditions of warehouse by planning and implementing new design layouts; inspecting equipment; issuing work orders for repair and requisitions for replacement
• Developing methods to decrease cost and improve efficiency including but not limited to follow up with clients after closing a sale to ensure customer satisfaction

Key Qualifications and Experience.
• Holds a Degree/Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or related functions from a recognized University.
• At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role
• Proven experience in fleet management
• Technical knowledge of furniture and its assembly is a must
• Knowledgeable in technical furniture and its assembly
• A team player with good interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to initiate ideas and provide solutions to challenges
• Possess basic computer skills – Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by 18th, May 2021 clearly stating the subject heading “LOGISTICS SUPERVISOR”. Indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client, The Monarch Insurance Company Limited is a leader in the insurance sector with over 40 years’ experience in insurance service providing tailored products in both general and life insurance. They are looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position in Nairobi

MARKETING MANAGER

Reporting to the General Manager-GIB, the Marketing Manager is responsible for planning and implementing the marketing and sales strategies in order to meet the company’s sales targets.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Identifying, developing, and evaluating the marketing strategy, based on the knowledge of the company’s objectives, market characteristics, and operational costs and mark up factors
  • Formulating, directing and coordinating marketing activities and policies to promote products and services
  • Regularly getting in touch with branch offices to discuss new marketing procedures and developing intermediaries for business growth
  • Planning the marketing budget and working with the marketing team and the management team to achieve targets
  • Consulting with clients and other stakeholders in the insurance industry to gain advice regarding the insurance products expected to be in demand
  • Preparing comprehensive marketing reports to be used for internal analysis by various departments, the Board of directors and also for evaluation of the Company’s financial status by the government, Insurance Regulatory Authority, external and internal auditors
  • Representing the company at trade fairs and associations to promote products and services and safeguarding the company’s interests and reputation in ensuring the organizational values and standards are maintained during the marketing campaigns
  • Leading the marketing staff in overseeing product development and monitoring trends that indicate the need for new insurance products
  • Evaluating the financial aspects of product development, such as budgets, expenditures, research and development appropriations, and return-on-investment and profit and loss projections.

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or business-related course
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the insurance sector
  • AIIK/ ACII (Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute of London) qualifications
  • Excellent knowledge of insurance industry and the Kenyan market
  • Knowledge of IRA, KRA, AKI, RBA regulations
  • Good knowledge of MS office
  • Good organizational and presentation skills
  • Demonstrate financial awareness
  • People person who has experience in dealing with people with different ethnic and cultural background

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading “MARKETING MANAGER by Friday, 7th May 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

Our client Total Solutions Limited (www.totalsolutions.co.ke) is an integrated ICT solutions provider whose focus is to assist clients’ growth by offering them access to modern solutions in terms of fiscal devices, hardware & network solutions, software development and enterprise wide solutions. They are seeking to recruit a highly talented professional to fill in the following position in their Nairobi office:

 

SOFTWARE CONSULTANT

Reporting to the Software Manager, the Software Consultant will be responsible for the whole cycle of enterprise software consulting from presales support to providing lead support during implementation and account management with the aim of delivering quality software and technical solutions within set budget and time.

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Offer project management support by ensuring timely completion of project milestones, and communicate with stakeholders.
  • Generate reports on project designs, support manuals and project plans.
  • Provide support to existing customers as well as In-house support
  • Advise customers on best solutions in line with their business requirements
  • Add value to customers through the provision of solutions that can improve operations at their site
  • Advise clients on fiscal solutions based on their existing software solutions
  • Assist with integration of Fiscal devices with client software
  • Arrange for product demonstrations
  • Manage Service Level Agreements renewals, software contracts and issue Vendor POs based on client confirmation
  • Ensure sales personnel are trained on the solutions provided
  • Prepare reports on new projects, project status, monthly supports and support escalation among others.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

 

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT or related course.
  • At least 2-3 years of experience as an ERP software consultant
  • Certification in SAP Business One
  • Expertise in SQL 
  • Experience in iVend Retail will be an added advantage
  • Customer focus – recognize both internal and external customer’s needs and balances available resources and skills to strive to exceed them.
  • Problem solving skills – be able to break down problems into their essential elements, stay focused on the issue, formulate and assess alternatives

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘SOFTWARE CONSULTANT’ by 7th May 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client, The Monarch Insurance Company Limited is a leader in the insurance sector with over 40 years’ experience in insurance service providing tailored products in both general and life insurance. They are looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position

UNDERWRITING MANAGER

Reporting to the General Manager – General Insurance Business, the Underwriting Manager will be responsible for ensuring that Monarch fulfils its obligations of   assuming insurable risks of its customers and evaluating risks being offered to the company for insurance with a view of accepting and accounting for those which meet the criteria and subsequently evidencing the acceptance in the various insurance contracts.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Analyzing documents for the different classes of insurance to determine the degree of risk considering the underwriting factors for each particular class.
  • Determining and declining excessive risks
  • Authorizing reinsurance of policy when the risk involved is high
  • Recommending on risk minimization measures for risky business e.g. pre-inspection of motor vehicles before commencement of cover
  • Ensuring business acquired for the various classes is reinsured as per agreed terms and as per the reinsurance program
  • Ensuring all risk assessments and decisions are made on acceptability and costing
  • Ensuring business accepted is documented with agreed terms
  • Evaluating the possibility of losses due to a catastrophe or excessive insurance
  • Decreasing the value of a policy when the risk involved is substandard and specifying applicable endorsements or applying rating to ensure safe profitable distribution of risks
  • Reviewing company records to determine amount of insurance in force on single risk or a group of closely related risks
  • Ensuring compliance on cash and carry law and making sure the company credit policy is not flouted at head office and at the branches

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or any business-related course
  • At least 8 years’ experience in the insurance sector
  • AIIK/ACII (Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute of London) qualifications
  • Technical competence in underwriting insurance, risks and claims handling
  • Ability to analyze and interpret statistics and statistical data
  • Knowledge of company products and country laws
  • Knowledge of insurance laws and regulations by AKI, IRA RBA, KRA

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading “UNDERWRITING MANAGER by Wednesday, 28th April 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

Our client, a leading office furniture supplier is seeking to recruit a highly talented and field oriented professional to fill in the following position:

Field Sales Executive

 

Reporting to the Sales Manager, the Field Sales Representative will play a key role in scouting for new prospects in the market and ensuring sales targets are met. The desired candidate should be familiar with the either Eldoret, Kisumu and Mombasa regions.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Scout for potential prospects that have furniture needs or new offices
  • Collect market data and be able to report back with accuracy
  • Plan, prepare and present persuasive approaches and pitches to potential corporate clients
  • Assess the needs of the corporate clients and provide viable solutions while meeting sales targets
  • Identify and grow opportunities within assigned territory achieving set sales targets
  • Attend corporate client meetings and take part in sales training
  • Grow and retain existing corporate accounts by presenting new solutions and services to them
  • Generate daily, weekly and monthly reports as well as maintain records of all sales leads and/or customer accounts

Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge:

  • 1-2 years sales experience in Business-to-Business selling
  • A Degree/Diploma in sales and marketing
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • A Team player with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent understanding of marketing and negotiating techniques
  • Understanding of sales cycles and sales technique

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by Wednesday, 31st March 2021 clearly stating the subject heading “Furniture Field Sales Executive”. Indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Our client, The Monarch Insurance Company Limited is a leader in the insurance sector with over 40 years’ experience in insurance service providing tailored products in both general and life insurance. They are looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position in their branches within Nairobi and/or Upcountry

BRANCH MANAGER

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the Branch Manager will be responsible for the administration and efficient daily operation of a full-service branch office, including operations and growth of the branch in accordance with the Company’s objectives.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Maintaining communication with agents, brokers, and other stakeholders to obtain further market information, quote rates, or explain the company’s underwriting policies
  • Researching on any new issues or regulations to ensure that the branch is in line with current marketing developments and best practices
  • Conducting business follow ups for existing clients and making decisions on renewal terms to apply based on past performance
  • Identifying new marketing Initiatives through designing marketing and sales strategies
  • Performing marketing and public relations activities to create business awareness
  • Managing branch resources and equipment to minimize operational costs and overseeing branch activities in accordance with the company policy
  • Preparing and sending reports to the Head Office and giving updates of the business status
  • Determining and developing the annual budget for the daily expenses of the branch
  • Analyzing documents for the different classes of insurance to determine the degree of risk considering the underwriting factors for each particular class
  • Managing the branch’s overall operations

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or any business-related course
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the insurance sector
  • AIIK/ACII (Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute of London) qualifications
  • Technical competence in underwriting insurance, risks and claims handling
  • Ability to analyze and interpret statistics and statistical data
  • Knowledge of company products and country laws
  • Knowledge of insurance laws and regulations by AKI, IRA RBA, KRA

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading “BRANCH MANAGER by Wednesday, 17th  March 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

Our client, The Monarch Insurance Company Limited is a leader in the insurance sector with over 40 years’ experience in insurance service providing tailored products in both general and life insurance. They are looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position in Nairobi;

MARKETING EXECUTIVE

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the Marketing Executive will be responsible for the implementation of the marketing activities to ensure Monarch Insurance brands visibility and equity for business development.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Lobbying for new business in the market through agents, brokers and direct clients
  • Following up for existing clients based on past performance
  • Identifying new marketing Initiatives
  • Studying the market trends in the region and identifying opportunities for business growth
  • Assisting in the coordination of marketing activities and policies to promote products and services
  • Analyzing demands of the customers and assisting in delivering approved marketing strategies
  • Coordinating with managers in carrying out marketing campaigns
  • Issuing and carrying out follow ups on clients renewal notices
  • Advising clients on changes in policies
  • Safeguarding the company’s interests and reputation in ensuring the organizational values and standards are maintained during the marketing campaigns
  • Representing the company at industry meetings to promote products and services

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Marketing or any Business related course
  • At least 2 years’ experience in selling insurance
  • AIIK/ACII (Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute of London) qualifications
  • Knowledge of the company products and country laws
  • Knowledge of insurance laws and regulations by AKI, IRA, RBA, KRA

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading “MARKETING EXECUTVE by Wednesday, 17th March 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

 

Our client, The Monarch Insurance Company Limited is a leader in the insurance sector with over 40 years’ experience in insurance service providing tailored products in both general and life insurance. They are looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-oriented individual to fill in the following position in their branch within Nairobi;

CREDIT CONTROL ASSISTANT

Reporting to the Credit Controller, the Credit Control Assistant is responsible for data entry, contacting customers regarding credit applications, resolving customers complains, performing clerical tasks, edit and haul releases and other tasks as assigned by the Credit Controller.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Monitoring daily receipts allocation for assigned portfolio and ensuring that accounts credit position is up to date at the end of each working day.
  • Continuously verifying accuracy of debtors ageing of the assigned portfolio to ensure that no inaccurate customer exposure is presented at any point.
  • Performing accounts reconciliations and presenting the reconciled report within 24hrs from the time of request.
  • Maintaining daily customer call logs in specific prescribed format for future follow up as well as evidence of number of customers contacted on a daily basis.
  • Ensuring that debt collection activities are done as per credit control process and policy.
  • Preparing daily allocations report and obtaining approval of the same from the Credit Controller.
  • Tracking in and outflow of documents within and outside the department.
  • Maintaining special filling system for key customers documents as well as other departmental administrative documents.
  • Ensuring that customer’s notification of amounts due is sent out immediately the debt fall due.
  • Maintaining regular contact with customers, generating reminder letters, statements and proactively calling to follow up on outstanding balances.

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or other related field from a recognized university
  • CPA K
  • Diploma in Credit Management will be an added advantage.
  • Must have at least two (2) years’ relevant working experience in accounting or credit handling.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with industry-specific software.
  • Good business acumen for problem-solving.

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading “CREDIT CONTROL ASSISTANT” by Wednesday, 17th March 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

 

Our client is an ICT solutions provider whose focus is to assist clients’ growth by offering them access to modern solutions in terms of fiscal devices, hardware & network solutions, software development and enterprise wide solutions. They are seeking to recruit a highly talented professional to fill in the following position in their Nairobi office:

 

TEAM LEADER – CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY

Reporting to the Business Development Manager – Retail Business, the Consumer Technology Team Lead will be responsible for purchasing, supply management, stock management, sales and people management.

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Generate business leads by contacting existing and prospective clients.
  • Grow and develop existing customer accounts and ensure accuracy of the accounts’ forecast
  • Inform existing and prospecting clients about new products
  • Key account management, lead management and sales promotion management
  • Ensure proper display and correct pricing of products at the clients’ stores
  • Monitor and perform stock takes to ensure stock levels are maintained
  • Prepare and present reports on stocks, sales, consignments, deficiency and branch profitability on a monthly basis
  • Engage with clients to ensure smooth business relationship and resolve any client complaints
  • Conduct trainings for sales representatives and merchandisers in all stores
  • Review and approve work schedules for staff in Consumer Technology department

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Business related course
  • Must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in sales account management
  • Knowledge of retail operations, procurement and MS Excel
  • Financial analysis skills and conversant with ERP

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘TEAM LEADER – CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY’ by 11th February 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will b

Our client, Society Stores Supermarket, a fast-growing mass market Kenyan supermarket focused on delivering quality goods at affordable prices, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position:

LOSS CONTROL OFFICERS (30 positions)

Reporting to the Loss Control Operations officer, the Loss Control Officer will be responsible for preventing loss, ensuring security, safety of company assets, people and stocks 

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Preventing, controlling, detecting theft and recovering stolen goods
  • Protecting company goods, assets and people against damage, loss or injury
  • Counterchecking supplier or internal deliveries, dispatch of goods, reconciling and random counting of high value stealable items
  • Controlling, monitoring and preventing shrinkage in all areas of operation at the shop
  • Regulating and controlling movement of company delivery vehicles
  • Ensuring that padlocks are intact and appropriate seals and documentation are in order
  • Making full use of CCTV to note suspicious activities and ensuring periodic patrol inside and outside the shop
  • Carrying out all routine duties and other responsibilities as enumerated in the loss control check-list
  • Monitoring loss of manpower through staff idling and ensuring the shop staff adhere to set SOPs
  • Undertaking Investigations of staff cases e.g. frauds, pilferages and collusions accurately and submitting the report within 24 hours after completion of the same

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • KCSE/ “O” Level(c-) and above,
  • Certificate/diploma in criminology or any related field is an added advantage
  • 1 – 2 years of Loss Prevention experience or related retail experience
  • Alertness, flexibility initiative vigilance
  • Preliminary awareness on investigative procedures
  • Physical and physiological fitness
  • Good communication & people handling skills
  • Portrays high level of integrity

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.kestating the subject heading ‘LOSS CONTROL OFFICER by 17th February 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client is a leading investment company and deals with real estate development, trading in equity and money markets. They are seeking to recruit a highly talented professional to fill in the following position in their Nairobi office:   

Sales Executive

The Sales Executive will assist in the implementation of approved sales plans to achieve desired objectives in terms of sales and revenue, market share and customer satisfaction.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Identifies new business opportunities by identifying new prospects
  • Sells company products by establishing contact and developing relationships with existing customers (to gain repeat business wherever possible) and potential customers via telephone call, emails and in person.
  • Maintains relationships with clients by providing support, information, and guidance and recommending new products
  • Prepares daily, weekly and monthly sales reports
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Presents the product or service favorably and in a structured professional way
  • Build good working relationships by contributing to team effort
  • Accurately confirms available products, their minimum prices and discounts to ensure no customer complaints, confusion or disagreement arise as a result of double allocation or giving the wrong pricing.
  • Sustaining rapport with client’s accounts by making periodic visits, sharing updated statements, Offer letters, Sales agreement and collection of required documents.

Qualifications, Experience and knowledge:

  • University degree / diploma in related field
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in sales and marketing
  • Ability to develop and implement sales strategies
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements
  • Ability to analyse and solve problems
  • Excellent planning, training and organizational skills

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘Real Estate Sales’ by 19th February 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Our client, a leading financial services institution, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position in Nairobi:

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Reporting to the Head of Business Development, the Business Development Officer will be responsible for supporting the bank’s/branch’s business growth. The incumbent is expected to grow a high quality loan book portfolio, mobilize deposits, open customer accounts, manage loan repayment collections and maintain high customer service standards while ensuring compliance to processes, procedures and controls and living the bank’s core values.

Principal Accountabilities
• Deposit mobilization and Accounts Opening – aggressively market for new liability accounts in line with the given targets.
• Spearhead the credit function of the branch by ensuring growth of high quality loan book as per targets.
• Cross sell bancassurance and other bank products
• Ensure that all conditions pertaining to customer loan applications are fulfilled prior to disbursement requests being processed.
• Develop good customer loans/facilities proposals that comply with the banks credit administration standards and policy.
• Review customer demands in the market and recommend products/ services that will enable the bank to compete in the area of operations.
• Liase with Credit Administration in ensuring timely renewal of insurance policies for assets charged as security and timely updates of valuation reports for properties charged as security for loans extended by the bank under personal portfolio.
• Effectively monitor loan repayments and mitigating risks related to defaults and periodically review the loan portfolio to manage likely problem areas.
• Ensure compliance to regulatory requirements and implementation of effective anti-money laundering procedures and controls.
• Keep abreast of new developments in customer preference and advice management on relevant changes.
• Manage customer relations under personal portfolio and ensure lasting relations are established with all clients
• Ensure prevention of income leakage and collection of revenue
• Manage, motivate and train staff under your supervision (if any) to ensure productivity is optimized and level of staff competency is continuously upgraded.
• Perform any other duties as may be determined by the Management

Key Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Economics or related field.
• At least three (3) years’ experience as a Relationship Officer in Sales or Credit, with proven track record for delivery of superior results.
• Experience in a Supervisory role is highly preferred.
• Must have knowledge of financial services/ experience in the Microfinance industry
• Must have strong negotiation skills.
• Knowledge/exposure in Branch Operations added advantage.

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’ by 5th February 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client, Kasha Technologies Ltd (kasha.co), an exciting and fast-growing eCommerce start-up company in East Africa focused on women’s health and personal care, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position in Nairobi:

PROJECT MANAGER

The incumbent will work closely with the Senior Grants Manager to coordinate and implement all grant related activities for a project that will support Kasha’s rural expansion. The project manager will lead day-to-day activities for the grant, trouble shoot issues that arise, and coordinate with various teams working on the grant project (e.g., supply chain and marketing and sales) to ensure activities are implemented in a timely fashion and in line with the approved workplan.

 

Principal Accountabilities

●      Coordinate the day-to-day execution of grant project activities across multiple teams

●      Ensure project activities are on track with the work plan

●      Ensure all the teams working on the grant project have the resources and support needed to deliver on the project

●      Update the senior grant manager on the project’s progress

●      Organize internal and external meetings to troubleshoot issues encountered during project implementation

●      Coordinate and assist in the provision of trainings for agents and other new staff members in expansion areas

●      Work with the health researcher to conduct research activities required for this grant project

●      Review and monitor the grant budget and ensure that all teams members follow financial processes for expense approval and tracking. This includes ensuring that employees working on the grant project track and record their working hours.

●      Pre-approve grant expenses

●      Coordinate the production of reports for donors and key stakeholders


Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Project Management or a related field
  • At least 2-5 years’ experience in a role related to project management for grants
  • Proven experience project managing and coordinating activities under a strict deadline
  • Experience with budget management
  • Experience working with multiple teams

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘PROJEJCT MANAGER’ by 5th February 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client Total Solutions Limited (www.totalsolutions.co.ke) is an integrated ICT solutions provider whose focus is to assist clients’ growth by offering them access to modern solutions in terms of fiscal devices, hardware & network solutions, software development and enterprise wide solutions. They are seeking to recruit a highly talented professional to fill in the following position in their Nairobi office:

 

SOFTWARE SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER

Reporting to the Software Manager, the Software Sales Account Manager will be responsible for generating revenue for the software sales business side of the company.

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Generating leads and working with partners to generate new business in retail POS software, ERP and CRM Solutions etc.
  • Preparation of proposals and responses to RFP’s, RFQ’s, expression of Interest and Tenders
  • Building a sales pipeline
  • Driving sales process, from quotation to closing
  • Key account management, lead management, sales promotion management and vendor channel management
  • Meeting sales targets and participating in drawing the sales strategy
  • Generating sales pipeline reports and debtors reports within the set timelines
  • Proposing the right solutions based on the industry and the needs to be addressed
  • Revising the proposal/quote as per negotiations with prospects
  • Conducting follow up meetings, negotiations and deal closure

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in IT Sales
  • Experience in retail operations
  • Knowledge of enterprise software, business processes and the software industry
  • Experience in iVend/SAP is an added advantage
  • Customer focus and problem solving skills

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘SOFTWARE SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER’ by 29th January 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client, Kasha Technologies Ltd (kasha.co), an exciting and fast-growing eCommerce start-up company in East Africa focused on women’s health and personal care, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position in Nairobi:

 

CUSTOMER CARE SENIOR MANAGER (2 YEAR CONTRACT)

Reporting to the Kasha Kenya Managing Director, the Customer Care Senior Manager will be responsible for running the existing Customer Care team and growing Kasha’s customer support department in service of scaling its operations across Kenya. The Customer Care Senior Manager will also be responsible for supporting clients brought in through Kasha’s institutional sales business which is made up of both corporate and agent-led customers.

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Develop and own the implementation of the Customer Care strategy that defines how to enhance customer satisfaction as well as build new customer support systems that will service customers in new locations
  • Identify customer needs and issues, and designing and implementing solutions and improvements to increase customer satisfaction across all purchasing and marketing channels
  • Develop and achieve Customer Care performance objectives in line with predefined Service Level Agreements and driving the tracking and accomplishment of these expectations
  • Monitor the Customer Care team performance through tools, listening in on calls, reviewing outgoing communication and performing ad hoc customer feedback surveys to ensure that the Customer Care team is performing in line with customer satisfaction expectations
  • Train other customer facing teams on how to handle customer inquiries to the point of resolution and ensuring that they are meeting Kasha customer satisfaction expectations
  • Create strong internal relationships with the various teams that will support your ability to provide strong service delivery and customer satisfaction
  • Regularly share business reports and updates, as well as key learnings, wins, failures and best practices.
  • Proactively communicate business risks/opportunities and customer feedback back to internal stakeholders and peers
  • Plan, forecast and manage against an operating budget.

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Business or related field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a Customer Care Manager in an eCommerce or retail related-type of business
  • Experience in Customer Care Team and Functional Management showing ability to lead, manage and support a multi-skilled team
  • Proven ability to analyse customer data, and develop innovative solutions
  • Advanced digital skills and experience implementing and using customer care tools, designing reports and performing data analysis and presenting performance results
  • Experienced people manager with a track record of professionally growing employees
  • Passionate about social issues, especially in the area of women’s health

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘CUSTOMER CARE SENIOR MANAGER by 27th January 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client, Kasha Technologies Ltd (kasha.co), an exciting and fast-growing eCommerce start-up company in East Africa focused on women’s health and personal care, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position in Nairobi:

 

IT SUPPORT ENGINEER

Reporting to the Data Warehouse & Business Information Systems Manager, the IT Support Engineer will be responsible for assisting staff in using all forms of IT systems in Kasha, and ensuring efficient support, troubleshooting and maintenance of Kasha systems, computer, printers and the scanners, while getting involved in solution design, end user training and kasha system and process documentations.

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Manage Kasha Service Desk and ensure clean service desk, well triaged tickets and SLAs are met.
  • Ensure security processes are adhered to, such as user access matrix.
  • To provide support for Kasha systems and other associated software.
  • Primary contact for call centre, supply chain and ecommerce support in Kenya.
  • Maintain Tradegecko printer application.
  • Provide Electronic Billing machine support.
  • Assisting in configuration, maintenance and deployment of laptop and desktop systems.
  • Install, configure, and maintain all computer hardware, SDC, printers and scanners.
  • Write and maintain system and process documentation.
  • Liaise with external support suppliers to resolve issues as required such as tax machine issues.
  • Provide telephone, email and face to face support for Kasha employees.
  • Primary contact for IT Support in Kasha Kenya.

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in IT or related field.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in the same filed.
  • Has grown a strong network within the business community across the country,
  • Has knowledge of connectel (connectel.io)
  • Has knowledge of Quickbooks ecommerce (formerly known as tradegecko).
  • Has a working knowledge of Laravel is an added advantage
  • Has a working knowledge of version control (github).

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘IT SUPPPORT ENGINEER’ by 18th January 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client, Society Stores Supermarket, a fast-growing mass market Kenyan supermarket focused on delivering quality goods at affordable prices, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position:

 

BAKERS

Reporting to the Bakery Supervisor, the Bakers will be responsible for preparing breads, cakes, pastries and other general items made of flours of the highest quality in terms of freshness, taste, and consistency, with strict adherence to food and health guidelines and in accordance with Society Stores Supermarket policies, procedures, and standards established to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Observing high level of hygiene and cleanliness at the work stations at all times
  • Accounting for all raw materials issued from the main raw material store to the section working on accountability
  • Ensuring strict adherence to the recipes and appropriate processes while making various products
  • Reporting on any reduced yields per kit and damages to the HOD.
  • Ensuring records are filled with the correct information/ production quantities/Yields at all times.
  • Adhering to food safety rules at all times
  • Ensuring good personal grooming and dressing in clean uniforms is maintained at all times
  • Making sure documentations and SOP are being followed and reporting on any challenges to the management if any
  • Reporting on any misconduct or non-performance of any member of staff on- time to the HOD

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Certificate/Diploma in baking or related course
  • At least 2 years of experience in baking
  • In depth knowledge of sanitation principles, food preparation and baking techniques and nutrition
  • Working knowledge of baking with ingredient limitations (pastries that are gluten free, sugarless etc.)
  • Good numerical skills.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Awareness of safety and hygiene rules.
  • Reasonable level of physical fitness.
  • Ability to work in a team and good leadership skills

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.kestating the subject heading ‘BAKER by Friday, 15th January 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client, Society Stores Supermarket, a fast-growing mass market Kenyan supermarket focused on delivering quality goods at affordable prices, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position:

BRANCH MANAGER (10 Positions)

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Branch Manager will be responsible for supervising and managing the retail branch. He will oversee financial reporting, train and supervise staff, assisting customers, and providing excellent customer service and grow branch revenue.

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Organizing all store operations and allocating mandated responsibilities to staff
  • Supervising and guiding staff towards maximum performance
  • Preparing and controlling the stores operations to ensure all round efficiency
  • Monitoring stock levels and inventory management
  • Dealing with complaints from customers to ensure excellent service and maintaining the store’s reputation
  • Establishing rapport with potential and actual customers to ensure there is customer loyalty
  • Planning and overseeing in-store promotional events or display
  • Keeping abreast of marketing trends to determine the need for improvements in the store
  • Analysing sales and revenue reports and making forecasts and achieves set financial targets that are set by the management for the store
  • Managing all activities in the purchasing process such as sourcing, procurement, receiving, with all logistics and management activities
  • Raising LPOs, and ensuring allocated goods are delivered at the branch in the respective quantity and good condition.
  • Planning, implementing and controlling the efficient and effective flow of storage of goods between the point of origin and point of consumption to reduce the possibility of fraud attempts

 

 

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
  • At least 3 experience as Retail Branch Manager or in other managerial position
  • Knowledge of retail management best practices
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Excellent organizing and leadership skills
  • Commercial and marketing awareness
  • Analytical mind and familiarity with data analysis principles
  • Excellent knowledge of retail management software

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.kestating the subject heading ‘BRANCH MANAGER by Friday, 15th January 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client, Society Stores Supermarket, a fast-growing mass market Kenyan supermarket focused on delivering quality goods at affordable prices, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position:

FLOOR SUPERVISOR (10 positions)

Reporting to the Branch Manager, the Floor Supervisor will be responsible for assisting in ensuring that overall service delivery at the branch is as per the prescribed company standards.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Ensuring there is sufficient coverage on the shop floor by proper staff planning within the floor and organizing for replacements during breaks and offs
  • Ensuring any customer related issues are well managed and resolved to ensure that customers are kept happy
  • Making sure that full range of products are fully available on shelf & orders are placed for missing items
  • Following-up on items out of stock from purchasing team
  • Ensuring quality service is provided to all customers
  • Guiding, advising and coaching staff to ensure improved performance
  • Inspecting the department on expiries, pricing, damages, slow moving products and liaising with the branch Manager for action
  • Holding weekly meetings with staff to discuss new responsibilities and remind them on any unfinished tasks
  • Coming up with suggestions on promotional activities within the departments and proposals on clearance of slow moving and dead stocks
  • Ensuring full execution of offers /promotions
  • Ensuring that cleaning is done regularly on products & floor as well as maintaining good display throughout. ensure enhanced customer shopping ambience

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Certificate/Diploma in Business related course
  • At least two (2) years’ experience as a Supervisor, preferably in a retail sector.
  • Concern for quality and attention to details
  • Flexible in terms of scheduling
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and can multitask
  • Ability to work under pressure

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘FLOOR SUPERVISOR by Friday, 15th January 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client, Society Stores Supermarket, a fast-growing mass market Kenyan supermarket focused on delivering quality goods at affordable prices, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position:

LOSS CONTROL OFFICERS (30 positions)

Reporting to the Loss Control Operations officer, the Loss Control Officer will be responsible for preventing loss, ensuring security, safety of company assets, people and stocks 

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Preventing, controlling, detecting theft and recovering stolen goods
  • Protecting company goods, assets and people against damage, loss or injury
  • Counterchecking supplier or internal deliveries, dispatch of goods, reconciling and random counting of high value stealable items
  • Controlling, monitoring and preventing shrinkage in all areas of operation at the shop
  • Regulating and controlling movement of company delivery vehicles
  • Ensuring that padlocks are intact and appropriate seals and documentation are in order
  • Making full use of CCTV to note suspicious activities and ensuring periodic patrol inside and outside the shop
  • Carrying out all routine duties and other responsibilities as enumerated in the loss control check-list
  • Monitoring loss of manpower through staff idling and ensuring the shop staff adhere to set SOPs
  • Undertaking Investigations of staff cases e.g. frauds, pilferages and collusions accurately and submitting the report within 24 hours after completion of the same

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • KCSE/ “O” Level(c-) and above,
  • Certificate/diploma in criminology or any related field is an added advantage
  • 1 – 2 years of Loss Prevention experience or related retail experience
  • Alertness, flexibility initiative vigilance
  • Preliminary awareness on investigative procedures
  • Physical and physiological fitness
  • Good communication & people handling skills
  • Portrays high level of integrity

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.kestating the subject heading ‘LOSS CONTROL OFFICER by Friday, 15th January 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client, Society Stores Supermarket, a fast-growing mass market Kenyan supermarket focused on delivering quality goods at affordable prices, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position:

REGIONAL AREA MANAGERS (3 Positions)

Reporting to the Chief Coach, the Regional Area Manager will be responsible for managing and assuming overall responsibility for the success of the stores by directing all operational aspects of each store and driving sales whilst minimizing costs.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Formulating fruitful business development strategies to ensure long-term success
  • Setting of sales and operational goals for each branch and ensuring achievement through regular monitoring
  • Evaluating performance using key metrics and addressing issues to improve it
  • Ensuring compliance with company’s policies and operational guidelines
  • Leading a team of store managers towards effective collaboration and attainment of goals
  • Undertaking sound financial management to ensure stores are profitable and stay within budget
  • Ensuring financial prudency, production of relevant financial reports like Profit and Loss, and branch management accounts
  • Understanding of area budget and provision of balanced division to each branch by value and volume
  • Ensuring every store has the right level of stocks, the right combination and the right Store Keeping Units
  • Maintaining agreed Inventory ratios at all times

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration
  • Minimum 3-4 years of experience with at least 1 year in Retail Sector.
  • Proven work experience as a Regional Sales Manager, Area Manager or similar senior role will be an added advantage
  • Ability to measure and analyse key performance indicators (ROI and KPIs)
  • Understanding of store operations
  • Ability to lead and motivate a high-performance sales team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with a problem-solving attitude
  • Availability to travel as needed

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.kestating the subject heading ‘REGIONAL AREA MANAGER by Friday, 15th January 2021 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 


Our client, Society Stores Supermarket, a fast-growing mass market Kenyan supermarket focused on delivering quality goods at affordable prices, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position:

RETAIL VISUAL MERCHANDISER
Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Retail Visual Merchandiser will be responsible for creating the right image to entice customers to buy products, increase sales and maximize profits. The Retail Visual Merchandiser may oversee the creation of store displays or create and distribute sales tactic training materials.

Principal Accountabilities
• Positioning promotional displays very creatively to entice the shoppers.
• Collaborating with suppliers, manufacturers, and stores to ensure proper execution of promotional plans.
• Analyzing sales rankings to promote the correct merchandise
• Sharing comments and ideas with department manager to improve product selection
• Planning and organizing the resources required for floor coordination and changes
• Implementing commercial criteria and projects agreed with the Regional Commercial team
• Cooperating with Operations for the correct reception of the merchandise, returns to the distribution centre, stock replenishment
• Managing and changing shelf arrangements and block displays.
• Supporting customer service on the floor by training line attendants on the key criteria of product knowledge and displays.
• Managing the educational materials for training employees
• Managing layout plans of store and maintain inventory of products
• Gathering information on market trends and customers’ reactions to products
• Analyzing sales figures – reporting growth, expansion, and change in markets

Key Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business related field
• At least 4-6 years of merchandising experience in Retail will be preferred
• Knowledge of retail KPI’s
• Knowledge of merchandising, product management & assortment.
• Demonstrated ability to work well under tight deadlines
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Ability to travel.
• Subscribes to the highest ethical business standards

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading “RETAIL VISUAL MERCHANDISER” by 22nd December 2020 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 


Our client, Society Stores Supermarket, a fast-growing mass market Kenyan supermarket focused on delivering quality goods at affordable prices, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position:

MARKETING MANAGER
Reporting to the Director, the Marketing Manager will be responsible for building awareness of the Retails stores and the brand by developing and executing on marketing strategies using consumer statistics, like income information, buying trends and value perceptions, retail marketing managers develop promotional strategies that can help companies meet their financial goals.
Principal Accountabilities
• Developing strategies and tactics to boost Society’s reputation and drive qualified traffic towards the stores
• Tracking and analysing the performance of advertising campaigns, managing the marketing budget and ensuring that all marketing material is in line with our brand identity
• Producing valuable and engaging content for Society’s social media channels that attracts and converts our target groups
• Evaluating and optimizing marketing and pricing strategies.
• Preparing and monitoring the marketing budget on a quarterly and annual basis and allocate funds wisely
• Generating new business leads / corporate sales generations from the branch locations
• Increasing brand awareness and market share.
• Coordinating marketing strategies with the sales, financial, public relations, and production departments.
• Overseeing branding, advertising, and promotional campaigns executions from suppliers to the branches
• Preparing and presenting quarterly and annual reports to senior management.
• Proposing and implementing Marketing plans to increase productivity, performance and effectiveness of the operations
• Proposing and taking necessary measures towards continuous reduction of the operational costs
Key Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or related field
• At least 3 to 5 years in Retail in marketing or customer service department
• Very Strong knowledge of website analytics tools
• Experience in setting up and optimizing Google Adwords campaigns
• Numerically literate, comfortable working with numbers, making sense of metrics and processing figures with spreadsheets
• A sense of aesthetics and a love for great copy and witty communication
• Excellent business communication and presentation skills
• Multi-channel consumer / retail marketing understanding and experience

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.kestating the subject heading ‘MARKETING MANAGER” by 22nd December 2020 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 


Our client, Society Stores Supermarket, a fast-growing mass market Kenyan supermarket focused on delivering quality goods at affordable prices, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position:

COMPANY CHIEF TRAINER
Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Company Chief Trainer will be responsible for creating and implementing training programs for retail employees to teach them effective selling and customer service techniques, and explaining all company protocols.

Principal Accountabilities
• Working with HR Department and the Operations Team managers to determine training needs
• Working with HR & Operations Department to identify and develop Retail talent and support the ‘Succession Plan’ for the store by training and empowering staff to improve performance
• Conducting induction of new employees into the company culture and training them into their roles at the branches.
• Leading and managing other training projects as agreed with the Senior Store Manager and the HR and Training Team
• Supporting the Store’s Operations and Retail Back Office both in-store and out of store, ensuring that all relevant processes and procedures are communicated and providing feedback where necessary on own observations to line manager
• Coaching and mentoring store employees in order to drive their performance and increase their business knowledge within the store
• Collaborating with the Store Manager and Operations Manager in enhancing employee capabilities, observing talents and giving feedback on people development opportunities
• Conducting monthly full reviews and tracking store trainings to ensure consistency in different areas, targets and deadlines for training and development are met.
• Training and developing best practices across the store, supporting store management on the Health and Safety roll out to all employees
• Ensuring training plans and reports are delivered on time.
Key Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in education, business, human resources, information technology, or related field
• Certification from talent and training associations a plus
• At least two (2) years’ previous experience as a trainer, corporate training specialist, or related position
• Proficient in computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite and instructional software
• Experience with technologies and best practices for instructional manuals and teaching platforms
• Strict adherence to company philosophy/mission statement/sales goals
• Good interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management
• Organized and able to create multiple timelines, budgets, and schedules
• Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
• Excellent leadership, team building, and management skills

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading “COMPANY CHIEF TRAINER” by 22nd December 2020 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client, Kasha Technologies Ltd (kasha.co), an exciting and fast-growing eCommerce start-up company in East Africa focused on women’s health and personal care, is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position in Nairobi:

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – MASS MARKET OFFICER (2 POSITIONS)

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Business Development – Mass Market Officer will be responsible for selling the Kenya Kasha brand to agent driven consumers and institutions in Kenya, building up a strong, high performing agent network, growing Kasha’s mass market customer base across multiple locations in Kenya and creating a strong recurring customer base.

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Developing a vision and roadmap for your area of ownership in collaboration with your colleagues and the leadership team and communicate status on an ongoing basis
  • Defining a strategy for the Mass Market business that will lead to a strong pipeline, recurring customer base and month to month revenue growth
  • Growing Kasha’s mass market customer base across multiple locations within and outside of Nairobi
  • Developing a strong product selection and pricing strategy that will drive sales within each region we are represented.
  • Working with the Supply Chain team to build strong partnerships with suppliers, merchants, and more to grow product accessibility to our agent driven consumers
  • Creating a strong service delivery model with regards to purchase, distribution and product quality that will encourage new customers to consider Kasha as their go-to partner for health, beauty and skin care products
  • Realizing strong revenues for this business unit by setting up the right processes, relationships and tools needed to scale our ability to serve customers across the Kenya market
  • Performing periodic competitor analysis to continuously optimize our core offerings and grow our USP in line with client expectations
  • Realizing strong revenues for this business unit by setting up the right processes, relationships and tools needed to scale our ability to serve customers across the Kenyan market
  • Creating strong internal relationships with the various teams that will support your ability to provide strong service delivery and customer satisfaction
  • Planning, forecasting and managing against an operating budget.

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business related field or equivalent.
  • Must have 10+ years of professional experience, 5 years in Business Development from a relevant business model. Preference for experience in corporate sales at organizations that focus on consumer technology, retail, health, pharma, FMCG or beauty.
  • Has grown a strong network within the business community across the country,
  • Has been responsible for key business metrics
  • Experience working in a start-up technology company strongly preferred.
  • Experienced people manager with a track record of professionally growing employees, managing out underperforming employees and building an overall high performing team.
  • Experience using project management and sales tools to document and track results
  • Passionate about social issues, especially in the area of women’s health.

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – MASS MARKET OFFICER’ by 14th December 2020 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. The position is filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Our client, Kasha Technologies Ltd , a fast-growing startup e-commerce company in East Africa focused on women’s health and personal care is looking for a dynamic, innovative and result-orientated individual to fill in the following position in Nairobi:

SENIOR MANAGER – SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, the Senior Manager – Software Development will be responsible for building large, extensible, scalable, and secure cloud services and setting up of solid DevOps with automated testing strategies.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Building innovative & successful digital omnichannel commerce solutions for the Company
  • Increasing conversion of ecommerce, social and USSD stores by iteratively testing and launching products and improvements
  • Leading software engineering team to deliver the company software needs in order to grow the business
  • Simplifying complex business requirements to rapidly deliver practical & frugal solutions iteratively
  • Leading company’s system architecture and guiding the team in building scalable, extensible, and secure systems and services
  • Leading the team to ensure adherence to good software development practices and ensuring all services are available and automatically alert on downtime
  • Mentoring software engineers and building high performing teams through vendors
  • Leading teams in building a scalable reliable cloud services, ecommerce solutions, USSD, mobile apps and integrating them with social platforms

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • A Degree in Computer Science or any relevant field.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in Software Development
  • Experience working with multiple geographically distributed teams proven team leadership skills
  • Experience in automated testing, and end user data collection and analytics.
  • Strong computer skills in WordPress, WooCommerce, MySQL, PHP, Python and a strongly typed language such as Java
  • Ability to build and maintain good relationships with business stakeholders.

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading “SENIOR        MANAGER –SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT by Monday, 30th November 2020 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

 

                                                                                                               

 

Our client, a manufacturer and distributor of nutritional and other animal health products is looking for a dynamic, result- orientated and self-driven individual to fill in the following position;

 

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Reporting to the Directors, the Financial Controller will be responsible for undertaking all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as the development of internal control policies and procedures.

 

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Leading and overseeing the personnel and operations of the accounting staff as well as outsourced activities
  • Advising the accounting staff on financial reporting and other financial matters
  • Maintaining a system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensuring that all transactions are processed correctly. This includes but is not limited to supplier invoices, billing to customers, payroll, cash receipts and disbursements
  • Coordinating the creation of the annual budget, as well as the investigating and reporting any subsequent variances between the budget and actual results
  • Processing payroll information with minimal errors, and issuing compensation payments to employees by scheduled pay dates.
  • Providing and preparing regular reports for cash flow forecasting, operational planning, standard monthly financial statements as well as a variety of management reports
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with all monthly/annual tax and statutory filings and any filing requirements imposed by KRA or other relevant jurisdictions

 

 

 

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or any relevant field
  • A minimum of 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • Must have proven working experience as a Financial Controller
  • Must have CPA or CMA qualification
  • Must have thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Experience with creating financial statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills
  • Should have sound management skills

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘FINANCIAL CONTROLLER’ by FRIDAY, 30TH OCTOBER 2020 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client, a manufacturer and distributor of nutritional and other animal health products is looking for a dynamic, result- orientated and self-driven individual to fill in the following position;

 

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT

Reporting to the Directors, the Management Accountant will be responsible for performing cost analyses and preparing budget reports. The ideal candidate should possess excellent analytical skills along with the ability to combine different data and calculate profit margins.

 

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Conducting detailed cost analysis on product items and developing profitability
  • Providing a comprehensive in-house audit function to check on company practice and procedures that affect the performance of the company
  • Determining fixed costs (e.g. salaries, rent and insurance)
  • Planning and recording variable costs (e.g. purchases of raw material and operations costs)
  • Reviewing standard and actual costs for inaccuracies
  • Preparing budgeting reports for the company and for each department
  • Analyzing and reporting profit margins
  • Maintaining and developing the existing financial model
  • Assisting in month-end and year-end closing
  • Identifying and recommending cost-effective solutions
  • Producing regular detailed reports for other departments using data analytics software and data visualization tools.

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or any relevant field
  • A minimum of 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • Proven working experience as a Management Accountant
  • Must have CMA qualification
  • Experienced in SAAS based software packages (Zoho, Xero etc)
  • Must be conversant in using SAAS based data analytics and visualization tools

 

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke stating the subject heading ‘MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTby FRIDAY, 30TH OCTOBER 2020 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidate