Sunday, 7 June 2015

Chief Agriculture Services Officer

Job Title: Chief Agriculture Services Officer
Job Code: CASO/MS/150129
 
Number of Positions Open: 1
Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
 

Location: Mumias, Kenya
Closing Date: 12th June, 2015

Summary: Mumias Sugar Company is Kenya’s leading producer of sugar and diversified products which include Ethanol and Bottled Water. 
The Company also generates significant quantities of electricity which is exported to the National Grid.

Our vision is to be a world class integrated producer of Sugar and green energy & related products.  
Our mission is to consistently satisfy our customer needs through efficient, innovative and ethical practices while meeting the diverse expectations of other stakeholders.
As part of the Company’s restructuring process, a refreshed organization structure has been developed that will focus on new challenges presented by the changing dynamics of the Sugar sector in our region. 
Strategies are being developed that will quickly position the Company to its former glory as a profitable business that serves the needs of all its stakeholders. 
As a result of this process, the Company is seeking highly motivated, results oriented, self-driven, experienced and qualified individuals who will drive the business of the Company to the next level.

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the job holder will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to ensure sustainable production of sugar cane in the Nucleus Estates & the Out growers zones to meet factory capacity demands in terms of quality and quantities delivered. 
He/she will be accountable for policy development and enforcement,  key process management supervision, timely direction on Agriculture business emerging challenges such as; fertilizer sourcing, external cane sourcing, weed management options, timely sourcing of support services ( land preparation & transport units)

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Take full responsibility on cane development, maintenance, harvesting and cane loss management during harvesting and transport. Take full control on field staff performance management.
  • Ensure the timely supply of the right quality and quantity of sugar cane to the factory to meet the organization’s targets as set out in the strategic plan.
  • Working hand in hand with relevant functions, put in place measures to assure continued positive sugar cane supplier relations within the out growers zones.
  • Develop strategic alliances and working relationships with stakeholders to ensure continued availability of quality sugar cane at low costs and of the highest quality to meet the annual factory demands
  • To provide technical expertise in sugar cane farming-extension services, soil fertility management and other related operations.
  • Lead the formulation and implementation of strategic and operational plans for the department that are in line with MSC business goals.
  • Lead the department in technical direction and timely cost effective innovations
  • On an ongoing basis, lead agricultural research on seed cane, fertilizer and soil fertility, improve production per unit area of land.
  • Avail latest research findings to production efforts ensuring strategic implementation of on-going improvements.
  • Offer timely support to all Agriculture functions in terms of cane development (survey & roads), vehicle maintenance, and farm inputs & cane transport unit availability & management.
  • Put in place measures to ensure logistical efficiencies are maintained in sugar cane harvesting handling and transportation to the factory and planting sites;
  • Maximize use of available ICT business systems to ensure they provide an edge in delivering best practice.
  • Oversee the preparation of the Department’s annual operating and capital budgets ensuring that the budget conforms to the overall business strategy and remaining accountable for its implementation;
  • Manage staff costs and other operating expenditure on an on-going basis to significantly reduce the cost per ton of Cane produced
Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Engineering or  related field
  • Master of Business Administration – Strategic Management or Masters of Science in Agriculture or related field an added advantage.
  • 10 Years’ experience in Management of Agricultural services in a similar environment, 5 of which must be in senior management
Additional Attributes:
  • Results driven talented grower with a strong desire to succeed.
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of MSC
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • Good Financial management skills
  • Good knowledge of Operations Planning
  • Good negotiation & leadership  skills
  • Good presentation Skills
How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on: Chief Agriculture Services Officer

Kindly include your current and expected remuneration in your resume

This position is open to Kenyan citizens only

Candidate who have previously applied need not re-apply

All applications should be received not later than 12th June, 2015
Job Title: Chief Financial Services Officer
Job Code: CFSO1/MS/150129
 
Number of Positions Open: 1
Reports To: Chief Executive Officer
 
Location: Mumias, Kenya
Closing Date: 12th June, 2015

Summary: Mumias Sugar Company is Kenya’s leading producer of sugar and diversified products which include Ethanol and Bottled Water. 
The Company also generates significant quantities of electricity which is exported to the National Grid.

Our vision is to be a world class integrated producer of Sugar and green energy & related products.  
Our mission is to consistently satisfy our customer needs through efficient, innovative and ethical practices while meeting the diverse expectations of other stakeholders.
As part of the Company’s restructuring process, a refreshed organization structure has been developed that will focus on new challenges presented by the changing dynamics of the Sugar sector in our region. 
Strategies are being developed that will quickly position the Company to its former glory as a profitable business that serves the needs of all its stakeholders. 
As a result of this process, the Company is seeking highly motivated, results oriented, self-driven, experienced and qualified individuals who will drive the business of the Company to the next level.

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Services Officer will be a strategic thought-partner, a hands-on and participative person who will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, business planning budgeting and IT.
 
She/he will ensure internal controls, accounting standards across the core business cycles-treasury, revenue, financial reporting, expenditure, information security & control and production cycle.
 
She/he will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as MSC continues to enhance its internal capacity.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate periodic, monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials/data.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with other Chief Officers, administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the Executive Committee & board of directors.
  • Manage company policies regarding capital requirements, debt , taxation, equity  and as appropriate prepare annual accounts
  • Ensuring that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met regarding all the company’s financial affairs
  • Provide strategic and quality leadership throughout the ICT department
  • Organize ,manage and motivate the available human capital within the ICT department through establishment of  suitable organization structures  and implementing development programmes  to optimize competence and productivity
  • Ensure appropriate controls and monitoring mechanism to ensure optimal efficiency, resource utilization and cost containment.
Experience and Skills:
  • Undergraduate degree in Finance related field.
  • MBA in Commerce, accounting, finance or tax or closely related fields will be an added advantage
  • Fully qualified  CPA or ACCA
  • 10 years of overall professional experience;  5 of which must be in a senior  role  with  broad financial and operations management experience
Additional Attributes:
  • The ideal candidate will have experience of taking final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts  and to  collaborate with other colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • Fully literate and experienced in Information Technology and the use of ERP systems.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of MSC.
  • Track record of performance and exceptional leadership capabilities
How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on: Chief Financial Services Officer

Kindly include your current and expected remuneration in your resume

This position is open to Kenyan citizens only

Candidate who have previously applied need not re-apply

All applications should be received not later than 12th June, 2015
Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Job Code: CEO/MS/150318
 
Number of Positions Open: 1
Reports To: Board of Directors
 
Location: Mumias, Kenya
Closing Date: 12th June, 2015

Summary: Mumias Sugar Company is Kenya’s leading producer of sugar and diversified products which include Ethanol and Bottled Water. The Company also generates significant quantities of electricity which is exported to the National Grid.

Our vision is to be a world class integrated producer of Sugar and green energy & related products.  Our mission is to consistently satisfy our customer needs through efficient, innovative and ethical practices while meeting the diverse expectations of other stakeholders.
Mumias Sugar is currently looking to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer to provide executive leadership and direction to the Company.  The ideal candidate should have proven experience in leading and managing change. 
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer will ensure that MSC realizes its business turnaround objectives and creates an environment that promotes staff commitment to the achievement of the organizational vision, mission, and strategy.

He/she will have daily overreaching responsibility for all activities managed by MSC Heads of Department and be responsible for ensuring the provision of credible information and feedback to the Board of Directors, supporting the design and implementation of programs, monitoring, and effective communications to all stakeholders. 
He/she will have a critical role of managing the ongoing restructure process so as to achieve business efficiency and turnaround.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Maximize operational efficiencies across the various business units and functional areas.
  • Enhance control environment through good governance and oversee the financial activities of the organization including planning, budgeting, and reporting.
  • Enhance teamwork and team spirit across the organisation.
  • Establish a high performance culture, collaboration and integration and ensure the provision of excellent customer services to all stakeholders.
  • Cultivate innovation and creativity environment, employee satisfaction, providing a safe & productive employee environment.
  • Maintain awareness of the external and internal competitive landscape, opportunities for expansion, customers, market dynamics and new industry developments and providing appropriate guidance /environment for effective adaptability.
  • Optimise returns to shareholders through operational growth and effective capital management for sustainable growth.
  • Ensure an effective supply chain grounded on ethical practices.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and a strong culture of corporate governance.
  • Ensure adequate processes to identify, mitigate/manage and escalate current and emerging risks;
  • Cultivate urgency and accountability culture.
  • Establish an effective means to communicate throughout the organization;
  • Provide continuing leadership in farmer and community stewardship and partnership.
  • Implement efficiency   programs and activities while maintaining an acceptable level of quality and standards.
  • In close liaison with the Board of Directors ensure financial soundness through effective sourcing and allocation of resources.
  • Ensuring program quality and organizational stability through development, implementation and regular review of standards, controls, policies, systems and procedures.
  • Provide the Board with Complete, correct and timely information pertaining the operations of the organisation, key achievements, challenges and risks for appropriate guidance.
  • Performing advocacy role within the public and private sector for issues relevant to MSC, the employees and stakeholders.
  • Facilitating the integration of the Company into the fabric of the community by using effective marketing and communications activities.
  • Serving as chief spokesperson for the Company, assuring proper representation of Mumias Sugar Company on matters that may come up from time to time.
  • Developing appropriate business models to secure long term business positioning, competitive advantage and ensure business growth and sustainability.
  • Providing leadership to management team and staff.
Personal, Physical Demands / Working Conditions:
  • This is a high-stress position based on full responsibility for MSC operations. The job holder will handle detailed, complex concepts and problems, balancing multiple tasks simultaneously, and making rapid decisions regarding administrative issues in support of Heads of Departments.
  • He/she will need to develop smooth and constructive relationships with HOD’s, outside agencies, organizations and individuals and the National & County Government.
  • He/she will Plan and meet deadlines, maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management. His/her hours of work will be long and irregular.
  • He/she will need to be decisive, convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the Company, demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and development.
  • His/her communication and negotiation skills will have to be very well developed; an experienced and adapting leader able to take calculated risks.
Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree is a mandatory requirement.  A master’s degree will be  an added advantage
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in an Executive Management position, ideally at least 3 years   similar experience in a major business/industrial set up or in a competitive, commercial large and complex organization.
  • The successful individual will demonstrate critical competencies in four broad categories: commitment to results, business savvy, leading change, and motivating.
  • Broad understanding of general management will be critical.
  • He/she will be a systems thinker who is customer focused and goal driven. He/she will be an individual that can identify relevant information and help transform this information into individual and organizational knowledge and learning, translate broad goals into achievable steps, anticipate and solve problems and take advantage of opportunities.
  • The individual must be comfortable with diversity and respectful of a wide range of faiths, beliefs, affiliations and experiences.
  • In order to lead in change management he/she will possess the skills and implement the functions of a leader.
  • The successful candidate will consistently display a very high level of integrity, model   behavior, develop people, and build teams.
  • The successful candidate will deal effectively with demanding situations, design and implements interventions.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to   manage continuity; change and transition influence and empower others.
Other Desired Experience / Qualities:
  • Balanced experience in operations, finance and administration.
  • Experience in working in a complex environment where there may be conflicting objectives, ability to navigate and pull all into a broader system view, and ability to effectively engage constituents to achieve a balance in competing agendas.
  • Decisive yet supportive of distributed decision making; not afraid to make tough decisions.
  • Openness, accessibility and visibility; approachable to staff.

How to Apply:

Individuals interested in applying for the above position are requested to obtain additional information by accessing the following link: Chief Executive Officer

This position is open to Kenyan citizens only

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