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General Manager, Purchasing & Sales

Job Purpose

  • Provides overall leadership, strategic management and day to day management of Commercial Operations aimed at enhancing the Corporation’s profitability.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Initiating the development and implementation of the Corporation’s revenue generation’s strategy through purchasing;
  • Initiating the development and implementation of the Corporation’s revenue generation’s strategy through sales;
  • Initiating the development and implementation of the Corporation’s revenue generation’s strategy through Key accounts management and customer relationship development;
  • Spearheading Development and implementation of strategies for customer relationships and service delivery;
  • Overseeing formulation of strategies for promotion of wholesale/retail business and e-trade;
  • Responsible directly for performance of the department to ensure overall target is achieved;
  • Establishing, improving and strengthening route to market operations for the formal and informal sector;
  • Guiding the development and implementation of strategies for government procurement agency services; .
  • Steering development of strategies to stabilize and influence consumer commodity prices and supplies;
  • Creating partnerships and linkages to avail relevant products to the market;
  • Initiating development and implementation of strategies for import and export trade;
  • Coaching and mentoring staff in the department
  • Overseeing preparation of budget, annual work plans for the department;
  • Appraising the managers and office administrator and officers in the department
  • Guiding development of effective public relation strategies, brand visibility and Corporate Social Responsibility programs to effectively communicate to stakeholders and the general public.
  • Preparing and presenting the departmental periodic reports.

Recognized qualifications

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: – Commerce or Business
  • Administration (Marketing option) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Have a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Strategic Management, entrepreneurship or any other related field from a recognized institution ;
  • Have a minimum period twelve (12) years relevant work experience, five (5) of which should have been at a managerial role;
  • Have work experience in commercial, sales or purchasing operations at senior role in a large trading or Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) environment
  • Be a registered member of MSK, CIM or any other relevant professional body;
  • Have a certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Be proficient in computer applications.
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution 

Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer

Job Purpose

  • Implements Board resolutions and provides overall strategic leadership on day-to-day management of the Corporation in its mandate of Procurement Agent for the Government; oversees trading activities including sourcing and distribution of commodities, logistics and warehousing services as well as other commercial operations aimed at growing the Corporation’s profitability.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Chief Executive Officer of the Board;
  • Secretary to the Board;
  • Accounting Officer of the Board;
  • Providing strategic leadership to the staff of the Board;
  • Ensuring the efficient, effective and transparent management of trading operations in accordance with government policy, regulations and laws;
  • Maintaining effective collaboration and partnerships with organs of Government and Government agencies, international organizations, private sector and all stakeholders;
  • Guiding in the development and implementation of relevant policies and procedures that give the Board positive perception and competitive advantage;
  • Be responsible for day-to-day operations of the Board;
  • Fostering relationship with the relevant Ministries, development partners and other stakeholders for the benefit of the Board;
  • Ensuring prudent management of all available resources of the Board;
  • Ensuring adherence to relevant national and international conventions and treaties;
  • Fostering conducive corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good governance in line with the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
  • Coordinating the preparation of the budget and financial reports for consideration and approval by the Board;
  • Ensuring compliance with Legal, Regulatory, Government policies, guidelines and directives.

Recognized qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in any of the following fields: – Business Administration, Business Management, Commerce, Accounts, Finance, Economics, or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Masters Degree in any of the following fields: – Strategic Management, Finance,
  • Economics, or any other relevant social science or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Fifteen (15) years’ relevant work experience, five (5) of which must be at a Senior Management role;
  • Member of a relevant professional body in good standing;
  • Certificate of Leadership in a course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in computer application skills;
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Manager, Business Development

Job Purpose

  • Provides leadership, strategic management and day to day management of Business Development services, product research and promotional strategies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Spearheading continuous market intelligence to ascertain and keep abreast with the economic trends and competition surrounding the business sector of the Corporation’s business and advise management accordingly;
  • Providing leadership, strategic management and day to day management of Business development and partnership services, product research and promotional strategies.
  • Directing all business projects, partnerships and linkages which can enhance the business of the Corporation;
  • Establishing and manage partnerships with Development Partners and institutions;
  • Spearheading participation in National, Regional and International Trade Missions;
  • Overseeing the establishment of county Aggregation centers and export warehouses;
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of strategies and programs aimed at marketing and business development in the Corporation;
  • Overseeing the design and implementation of mechanisms for the assessment of commercial viability of KNTC’s business engagements, and the evaluation of economic and strategic cost-benefit of business partnerships;
  • Overseeing development, innovation and diversification of Corporation’s products and services to ensure attraction large pool of customers and generating revenue for the Corporation;
  • Leading the development of new product lines, services and market expansion programs to sustain the demand of the Corporation’s products and services;
  • Leading the process of conducting periodic market surveys and gather/ information pertinent to the Corporation’s continuous growth;
  • Overseeing the development of promotional, advertising and marketing materials;
  • Steering the implementation of marketing programs aimed at increasing the Corporation’s market share;
  • Leading in market research locally and internationally and develop growth strategies and plans, identify and map customer needs, monitoring existing business strengths and make reports and recommendations on successes and areas that need improvement;
  • Coordinate Implementation of goals, objectives and policies of the Business Development Division;
  • Putting in place measures to ensure the Corporation is in tandem with the prevailing market trends;
  • Overseeing implementation of corruption prevention plan and strategies in the division;
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of the divisional work plan and budget in line with the overall strategic objectives and government performance contract;
  • Appraising staff through the performance appraisal system;
  • Motivating, leading, training, coaching and mentoring teams in the divisions to create an enabling environment that promotes creativity and innovation, to maximize their potential and align all the staff productivity in the desired corporate direction;
  • Supervising all staff in the Division;
  • Providing leadership in development of divisional budget and work plan.

Recognized Qualifications

  • Have a Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Business Administration/Management or any other related field from a recognized institution;
  • Have Master’s Degree in Marketing, Business Administration or any other related field from a recognized institution;
  • Be a member of a relevant professional body;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • At least ten (10) years relevant work experience with at least four (4) years at management level;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Fulfilling requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Finance Manager

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Job Purpose

  • Provides leadership, strategic management and day to day management of finance and treasury services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating and consolidating the departmental/divisional budgets and expenditure plans and prepare draft reports for management consideration;
  • Coordinating timely preparation of the annual Work Plans, budget estimates and Medium Term Financial framework of the Corporation;
  • Guiding departmental, divisional and sectional heads in the management of their budgets through regular provision of reliable up to date financial information;
  • Interpreting financial policies for sound financial practices and effective implementation of internal controls;
  • Reviewing expenditure returns from departments, prepare variance analysis and recommend corrective action;
  • Preparing consolidated budget for the Corporation, participate in the Pre-MTEF sector meetings as well as defend the Corporation’s budget during the Sector Working Group (SWG);
  • Preparing the division’s budget estimates and consolidate the Corporation’s annual budget and Medium Term Financial framework for presentation to the General Manager Finance & Business Development;
  • Developing, Implementing and monitoingr ERP Finance Module and ensure that all financial transactions are carried out within the Enterprise Resource Planning for effective and efficient service delivery;
  • Undertaking necessary adjustments in the budget as approved by management from time to time;
  • Collating financial and other supporting information to be reported to committees or Senior Managers;
  • Analyzing financial information to assist Corporation’s profitability and growth;
  • Providing technical support to technical departments during the budget making and external process;
  • Analyzing the prioritization of activities, projects and programs within the Corporation for purposes of resource allocation in the budget and prepare draft reports for approval;
  • Consolidating the finance & Treasury division work plans and budgets;
  • Verifying and ensuring that all ledger transactions are correctly posted;
  • Authorizing payment and journal vouchers to ensure proper usage of resources and avoid wastage;
  • Approving monthly bank reconciliations to ensure stewardship of financial resources;
  • Approving all documents within the Corporation which have a financial implication as per the set limits to ensure financial control and prudent utilization of financial resources
  • Maintaining the Corporation’s records and data on budgets, financial reports, assets and costs, and ensure the same are secure and properly maintained;

Recognized Qualifications

  • A minimum of ten (10) years relevant work experience four (4) of which should have been in a management role in a public or private institution;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce (Accounting/Finance Option), Business Management (Accounting/Finance Option), Economics, or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.
  • A Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Business Administration, Finance, Commerce, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized university;
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) certification or its equivalent;
  • Be a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or any other recognized professional body in good standing;
  • Have a certificate in Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Have proficiency in computer application skills:
  • Demonstrated professional competence and administrative capability as reflected in work
  • performance and results; and
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

Warehousing Manager

Job Purpose

  • Provides leadership, strategic management and day to day management of warehousing operations and inventory management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating warehousing activities for regions
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance at all warehouses
  • Training and mentoring warehousing staff
  • Supervising administrative services for warehouses
  • Conducting regular research on warehousing needs, trends and recommend changes and improvements
  • Monitoring inventory, movement of stores, recommending requisition when stocks approach reorder levels in accordance with the laid down regulations and procedures;
  • Ensuring proper storage of stock items;
  • Issuing required quantities against authorized purchase documents;
  • Preparing list and making recommendation for assets, stores and equipment for disposal;
  • Supervising periodic and annual stock taking;
  • Drafting inspection and acceptance of goods received at the warehouse; and Ensuring documentation compliance
  • Develop distribution budgets and manage expenses within the budgets
  • Working with warehouse and transportation staffs to ensure timely and accurate deliveries
  • Performing cost negotiations with vendors and provide appropriate solutions for bulk distributions
  • Developing cost reduction initiatives while maintaining productivity and quality
  • Planning and Scheduling deliveries to meet customer needs
  • Assisting in inventory management activities including receiving, storing, rotating and handling supplies in the distribution center.
  • Monitoring team performances and provide feedback for improvements
  • Overseeing daily routes and improve route plans to ensure timely deliveries
  • Ensuring health and safety standards are met
  • Liaising with and managing staff and shifts
  • Preparing paperwork for regulatory bodies
  • Operating IT systems to manage timings, costs and stock levels
  • Monitoring stock and managing waste.

Recognized Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Procurement, Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business administration or any equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Masters degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business administration or any equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Have a minimum ten (10) years relevant work experience four (4) of which should have been at management role;
  • Attended a management course lasting not less than 4 weeks
  • Professional Membership with Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) and a valid Practising license
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Method of Application

Interested candidates are hereby called upon to apply to the address below via Post Office or Hand Delivery latest 12th February 2024 at 5.00pm. enclosing cover letter, CV with full details of education background, professional qualifications and relevant experience together with copies of testimonials, academic certificates and National Identity Card. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Successful candidates will be required to avail the following documents at the point of receiving job offers;

  • Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission;
  • Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority (Tax Compliance certificate);
  • Certificate of Good Conduct/Police Clearance from Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

BOARD CHAIRMAN
KENYA NATIONAL TRADING CORPORATION
KNTC HEAD OFFICE BUILDING
OFF NANYUKI ROAD, INDUSTRIAL AREA
P. O. BOX 30587 – 00100
NAIROBI.

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