Job Opportunities

1.     Garage Supervisor

A leading and reputable company in the Manufacturing Industry which provides products for building, infrastructure and construction services within East Africa, seeks to fill the vacant position of Garage Supervisor based in Nairobi. Purpose Reporting to the Garage Manager, the Garage Supervisor is responsible for the day to day supervision of the assigned garage and the coordination of mechanics and handymen for motor vehicles and related auto equipment.

Key Duties/ Responsibilities

  1. Assists plans, organizes and coordinates the day-to-day running of the garage. This is by planning work orders and by arranging for garage staff to perform necessary maintenance and repair work on vehicle;
  2. Supervises and coordinates activities of both mechanical and electronic mechanics engaged in repairing, adjusting, servicing, and motor vehicles. Assist in planning and organizing preventive maintenance and delegate specific tasks to the mechanics;
  3. Assists in estimating costs and time required for repair or maintenance of the vehicle and provides instruction to mechanics regarding methods and details of repairs to ensure they are within set budgets;
  4. Monitors the ongoing activities in the garage, inspects completed work for compliance with safety and other statutory regulations, and make sure defects are repaired or adjusted;
  5. Maintains and manages a daily record of repairs and services of vehicles undertaken and completed; detect recurrent faults and advise on areas of improvement to reduce breakdowns. Recommend further repairs to external garages to the Garage Manager ;
  6. Provides documentation, detailed instructions, or specifications that show mechanics how parts, equipment, or structures are to be assembled, modified, maintained, or used;
  7. Supports the Garage Manager in the development and implementation of operational changes to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of routine repair and maintenance programs;
  8. Manages the distribution of fuel and other vehicle consumables at the assigned garage and reconcile the garage and fuel stores inventory at the assigned location
  9. Prepares cost estimates based on forecasted and current needs of services, repair costs and spare parts in liaison with the Garage Manager;
  10. Monitors inventory of repair parts and equipment requisitions to ensure adequate stock replenishment and avoid stock outs. Ensures that necessary spare parts, materials and equipment are available or obtainable at short notice in close liaison with the purchasing department;
  11. Maintain health and safety standards and ensuring all duties are performed in a safe, efficient, and effective manner;
  12. Monitors and ensures that vehicle and spare part warranties are properly followed up, monitored, and documented in close liaison with the purchasing department;
  13. Provides information for staff about latest developments, technical specifications of new cars, garage merchandise, etc to ensure staff are up to date with the latest changes in equipment and supplies;
  14. Provide’s on-the-job training as well as coaching to mechanics through hands-on training of garage activities including the technical aspect. Academic and professional

Qualifications and experience required

  • Diploma in Engineering or a related technical field
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in a similar garage operations
  • Good knowledge of garage operations processes, and preventive maintenance
  • Extensive knowledge on the repair and maintenance for standard motor propelled and electrical vehicles
  • Hands-on experience working as a Mechanic with an ability to diagnose, troubleshoot, update and repair malfunctioning automobiles.
  • Experience working proactively as a member of a project team or organization and supervising employees of different skill sets
  • Demonstrate ability to conduct and train on autonomous and preventative maintenance activities
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand technical manuals, blueprints, drawings, and diagrams. Key Skills and Competences
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good supervisory and people management skills
  • Advanced organization and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Team-oriented, forward-thinking, creative, and naturally curious
  • Problem solver with an ability to anticipate issues and recommend solutions
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good physical strength with an ability to work for long periods in uncomfortable positions and small, narrow spaces
  • Self-starter, high energy level with an ability to apply logic to a problem solving
  • Highest level of personal and professional integrity

 

 

2.     Materials Manager

A leading and reputable company in the Manufacturing Industry which provides products for building, infrastructure and construction services within East Africa, seeks to fill the vacant position of Materials Manager based in Nairobi and reporting to the Head of Finance. Purpose The Materials Manager is responsible for store/ warehouse management-all aspects of materials planning, with a view of ensuring that materials essential for daily operations are available and the cost of procurement and stock holding minimized. The incumbent will manage materials flow, while maintaining control and accuracy over all goods inventories.

Key Duties/ Responsibilities

  1. Creates, maintains, and executes materials management processes, secures approval and ensures that they are complied with at all times;
  2. Works closely with the Head of Production, Head of transport and Quarry manager to determine materials requirements for the company and supports the assessment of materials requirements;
  3. Directs and supervises all activities related to inventory control within the stores to enhance stock control by managing minimum and maximum stock levels. This includes initiating regular stock counts and impromptu checks in order to improve monitoring and coordinating of stores operations; and stock replenishment schedule to meet customer demands and minimize stock outs.
  4. Sets up materials tracking systems – manual and or electronic and ensure that these are aligned to the mandated stock holding levels.
  5. Develops and implements strategies and plans to ensure that costs reduction and stock control management. Enhances overall performance and limit waste, manage stock replenishment justifications to reduce overstocking and shelf life
  6. Continually liaises with departmental heads to establish changes in production plans; hence materials requirements and make the necessary adjustments to materials requirement plans
  7. Continually monitors the changes in specifications provided by user departments and continually search out for alternative products, materials and equipment that would meet the quality standards and reduced costs.
  8. Develops key performance indicators to measure the effectiveness of the material management operations
  9. Liaises with a variety of suppliers for sourcing and storage of materials towards the goal of vertical integration and just in time materials delivery.
  10. Manages the materials management activities, monitors the operations expenses and outputs against the budget, and lead in addressing discrepancies
  11. Maintains and utilizes daily, weekly, quarterly and annual reports for proper planning and decision making process.
  12. Maintains accuracy of inventory counts by managing an inventory control system capable of identifying discrepancies in inventory and taking corrective action to guard against future inconsistencies
  13. Manage staff capacity and skill levels within the department to meet current and planned outputs; build and maintain talent infrastructure and employee development by assessing capability, identifying gaps and designing training programs
  14. Responsible for ensuring and promoting safety consciousness including a high level of sanitation and cleanliness, safety training and ensuring that staff are in safety gear and PPEs at all times; liaise with Safety officer to conduct investigations to determine causes of related accidents and to improve safety procedures;

Academic and professional

Qualifications and experience required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management/ Business Management, or other related discipline.
  • Diploma in procurement, supply chain or related field
  • At least Seven (7) years of experience in materials management Three (3) being in a senior role. Key Skills and Competences
  • Sound knowledge of material management systems and their use.
  • Extremely detail-oriented, efficient and able to multi-task, prioritize and follow projects through to completion.
  • Strong proficiency in technology including the Internet, Email, Microsoft Office applications especially in Word, Excel, and Adobe.
  • Working knowledge of an ERP system.
  • Results driven with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong leadership, organizational, and customer service orientation.
  • Self-starter, high energy level with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and without supervision in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Highest level of personal and professional integrity.

 

 

Method of Application

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their application letter, copies of certificates, testimonials and an updated CV indication their availability period, current and expected salary to the Human Resource Manager, hr.mgr@kenyabuilders.com not later than COB 13th August, 2021.

 

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