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Friday, June 19, 2009

Kenya Tea Packers (KETEPA) Jobs and Career Opportunities

Our client, Kenya Tea Packers (KETEPA) Ltd is a leading private sector tea packaging and marketing company with a countrywide distribution network.

The company has over 30 year's presence in the Kenyan and international markets.

Its local market share is estimated at over 70% and has a staff strength of more than 600.

In order to support its fast modernisation initiatives, talent development and enhancement of shareholder value, the company is seeking to recruit two (2) talented and result-oriented individuals.

The positions will play a key role in ensuring that KETEPA meets its business objectives.

Head of Sales and Marketing
Job Ref: S&M/06.09

Reporting to the Managing Director, the purpose of this position is to formulate and implement sales and marketing strategies to ensure increased revenue, profits, market share and customer satisfaction.

Key responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement marketing and sales plans and strategies;
  • Ensure high levels of company visibility in the market;
  • Set targets and sales forecasts and ensure they are achieved;
  • Device and support the company's distribution strategies;
  • Establish-and maintain good corporate relations and implement a customer care management program;
  • Steer market research, intelligence and conceptualize new products for the market;
  • Ensure brand profitability through correct pricing policies and product costing;
  • Identify, oversee and assess promotion strategies and marketing research agencies; and
  • Oversee the company's depots (trade service centers), distributors and export business.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • A Bachelor's degree in a Business related field;
  • Computer Literate in MS Office applications; and
  • At least ten (1 0) years relevant experience in Sales and Marketing, 3 of which must be in a Brand Manager position and 4 in a senior position in Sales and Marketing in the FMCG industry.
Head of Information Communication and Technology
(Job Ref. ICT/06.09)

Reporting to the Managing Director, the purpose of this position is to steer development and implementation of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) policies and strategies to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in the organisation to support business operations.

Key responsibilities:
  • Plan, coordinate and ensure delivery of all information technology needs for the company;
  • Formulate ICT policies and strategies for the organization;
  • Coordinate the design, development and implementation of disaster recovery procedures to minimize on loss of data/or systems;
  • Plan and coordinate installation and upgrading of hardware, software, programming, system design and maintenance of internet and intranet sites;
  • Oversee development, implementation and maintenance of security networks;
  • Develop, implement and control departmental budgets;
  • Advise management on current and future ICT trends; and
  • Prepare technical specifications for procurement of hardware and software and liaise with vendors.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline;
  • Possess a relevant ICT professional qualification;
  • Minimum of eight years' working experience in a busy ICT environment with in-depth exposure to computer hardware, software and network applications, 3 of which must be at a senior management level; and
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems, specifically iScala will be a strong advantage.
Both positions require highly energetic and innovative individuals, preferably between 32 and 36 years of age.

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above named positions and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration level, e-mail and telephone contacts, quoting the reference number for the position you would like to be considered for to reach us on or before 7 July 2009 addressed to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
"Kirungii", Ring Road, Westlands
P O Box 40092 00100 Nairobi

E-mail: esd @

Phone: 423 0000 or 444 1344/05-12

Fax: 444 8966

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