Friday, 5 July 2013

Carbacid (CO2) Limited Chief Operating Officer (COO) Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Description
Carbacid (CO2) Limited, the leading manufacturer and distributor of natural liquefied Carbon Dioxide in the East and Central Africa region for the last 60 years, is a subsidiary of the public limited company Carbacid Investments Limited, listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. 
We are a Kenyan company, ISO Certified, and proudly providing excellent services and products to beverage companies, breweries and other users in the region. 
We have a strong heritage with a total commitment to quality and customer service, and are continuously striving for growth and improvement. 
In keeping with this, we are seeking a visionary and innovative Chief Operating Officer (COO) to assume responsibility for managing and directing company operations.

As the COO, you will be responsible for strategic and business planning, operations and resource management, and will be accountable for the attainment of performance targets and the optimization of shareholder value. 
Reporting to the Board of Directors, you will oversee the manufacturing operations, the sales, marketing, finance and the human resources management functions.  
Ultimately, you will be responsible for the overall company performance.

Key Duties:
  • Drive the development and implementation of the Company’s strategic plan ensuring consultation with all stakeholders
  • Guide the development of the annual business and financial plans of the individual units in consultation with Board.
  • Steer and direct the Company operations to ensure the attainment of both the operational and financial budgets.
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of the various policies as well as the operational and financial systems required for the effective management of the various units
  • Monitor the performance of the various business units, through the review of periodic business performance reports and provide guidance in the identification and implementation of remedial action.
  • Review business growth proposals and other investment proposals for their fit within the overall and long term business goals and approve and or provide guidance on refinements as necessary.
  • Develop & maintain relationships with key third parties including government offices, relevant associations, suppliers, etc. This may include active participation in key business associations, making presentations in the relevant forum and lobbying for policy change as needed.
  • Monitor developments in the local and international arena that affect the various manufacturing units and ensure that local operations meet best practice
  • Actively participate in Board meetings, brief the Directors on the Company’s performance and provide guidance/advice for long term planning for the Company.
  • Effectively communicate the Board decisions to the unit heads as well as staff as and when necessary
  • Responsible for new projects development

Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in Engineering (preferably chemical and process engineering)
  • Business Degree preferably at post graduate level
  • At least 15 years working experience in a professional environment, including years at senior management level within a mining or related industry but with a strong customer interface.
  • Proven experience of strategy development and implementation
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Strong technical knowledge 
Core skills/competencies
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Business Development skills; marketing and sales
  • Strong in technical skills and in process manufacturing
  • Financial planning & management skills
  • Relationship building and maintenance skills
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Problem solving & decision making skills
  • Performance standard setting & monitoring skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Staff supervision, training and performance management skills
How to apply:
Your application should include a cover letter that demonstrates why you are the best suited candidate for this role; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience; details of current and expected salary; a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees. 
All applications and enquiries should be sent to:

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, 
Nairobi, GPO 00100

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications. 
Closing date:  26th July 2013



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