13 Vacancies in JAVA, Nairobi, Kenya

Senior Procurement Officer


Responsibilities
·          Manage the entire order process for all imported products, raw materials, and requirements for Java from overseas suppliers
·          Closely manage and monitor import time frames and costs to ensure minimum shipping times and maximum efficiencies
·          Constantly review freight costings to ensure the organization is getting the best possible rates and services

·          Provide weekly updates on all imports and use this to ensure delivery time frames for all products from all suppliers are within acceptable parameters.
·          Implementing inventory policy and maintain stock at approved levels to avoid excess or stock outs.
·          Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes that may affect the production process
·          Negotiate with international suppliers to secure the highest value for money and most advantageous terms for the company.
·          Supervise all incoming goods, machinery, spare parts & associate shipments and ensure arrival of all goods within specified timeframes.
·          Effective risk management and governance of all suppliers while examining and re-evaluating existing contracts in line with performance.
·          Process the required imports documentation i.e. LPOs, IDFs CoC’s, Insurances etc
·          Provide optimal service to all the internal clients, (Heads of Departments) and maintain status report for all shipments and airfreights.
·          Maintain good supplier relationship as well as maintaining good relationships with Governmental Agencies
·          Understanding and keeping up with new trends and regulations of Kenyan Government Authorities
Qualifications
·          The role requires the holder of an undergraduate degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or any other business-related field.
Skills
·          Effective Communication
·          Strong Customer Focus
·          Negotiation
·          Sourcing
Abilities
·          Good working knowledge on KRA, KPA, Kenya Bureau of Standards and other regulatory bodies in the East African Region.

Guest Relations Internship

Role
To support the Guest Relations/Operations Team in the daily operation of enhancing the guest’s experience.
Responsibilities
·          Promptly address guests’ requests,
·          Actively listen to and resolve complaints promptly,
·          Data entry and analytics,
·          Possess detailed information about the restaurant/brands as well as the competition,
·          Regular branch visits to appraise oneself with the branch operations,
·          Immediate reporting of food safety incidences/cases and accurate data capture,
·          Brief and keep the Operations manager/Guest Relations Executive informed of everything that requires his/her extra attention in regards to guest feedback,
·          Help conduct regular and extensive market research,
·          Provide information about facilities, programs, offers and other services offered by the company when requested by the customer,
·          Any other duty assigned.
Qualifications
Required
·          Familiarity and interest in the industry’s latest trends,
·          Proficiency in English and Kiswahili,
·          Excellent problem resolution skills along with outstanding communication and active listening skills,
·          Highly responsible and reliable with a professional presentation,
·          BS degree in hospitality management, public relations/communication, business administration or related field
·          Working experience in hospitality (added advantage)
Skills
·          Must be a team player.
·          Ability to work under pressure.
·          Flexible and adaptable
·          Professionalism
·          Organized
·          People skills
Abilities
·          Ensure guest queries and requests are resolved promptly
·          Guest relationship management
·          Ensure there are high and prompt engagement levels on our social media platforms
·          Ensure guests receive accurate information/feedback based on their queries

Document Editor

Role
To format, edit, set copy and proofread the Java House Franchise Operational Manual and all supporting operational documents, tools & resources; including and not limited to SOP Manuals, checklists, audit material (in excel) and operational guides and training material.
Responsibilities
·          Create workable templates, as required and work in the current brand template for manuals.
·          Develop and apply indexation – especially manuals
·          Transfer current WORD documentation into brand template and format, edit and set copy
·          Review, then format, edit and set copy of documentation currently in brand template
·          Apply brand guidelines where required – i.e. font, logos, etc.
·          Design/apply and insert any graphics, pictures or other visuals within the documentation, as required.
·          Interpret documents and information: proof-read and highlight any gaps, errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar (as appropriate – i.e. brand jargon and other specific Java documents will be proofed ‘in-house’).
·          Ensure the structure and flow of all documentation and consistent look and feel, as per document or manual specifications.
·          Create File Management System: including PDF and Editable files for Java House archives
Qualifications
·          Advanced in MS Office – Word, Excel & PPT
·          Can work in and ideally has Cert. in other Design Packages
·          Professional editing cert. or equivalent (an advantage – not essential)
Experience
·          Apply IT packages/design packages and all their functionalities to large amounts of documentation
·          Editing, formatting, applying graphics & visuals; setting copy
·          Proofreading
·          File management
Core competencies
·          Can manage large amounts of documentation
·          Innovative
·          Structured approach/methodical
·          Be able to work with speed and meet timescales
·          Good eye for detail/accurate
·          Good sense of humor, despite all!

Driver

We’re looking for driver to be based in Nyali to join our team.
Role
Driving company vehicles for goods and staffs transportation; and documents delivery.
Responsibilities
·          Collection of supplies and delivery of goods/documents to designated locations.
·          Ensuring proper confirmation and documentation of goods in transit.
·          Ensuring vehicle is always maintained in good condition by safe driving and reporting maintenance issues on time.
·          Observing rules and regulation on motor vehicle handling when driving.
·          Maintaining proper records by filing log books on attended site.
Qualifications
·          Must have a valid driving license with the relevant class
·          Must have at least a KCSE certificate with a minimum C grade
·          Minimum 5 years driving experience in a commercial set up
·          Knowledge on Traffic Rules and Regulations
·          Updated certificate of Good conduct
·          Letter of recommendation from the company worked
Skills
·          Good driving skills
·          Good written and verbal communication skills
Abilities
·          Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
·          Able to work well with other colleagues
Desirable
·          Computer and mechanical Knowledge

Food Innovation Manager

Role
Integrating consumer insight, research, brand management, Commissary (NPD) and all sector requirements, the role is to develop clear and detailed product briefs to uncover insights and bring innovative solutions to the market. The aim is to optimise consumer appeal and position all Java House brands as leading edge in East Africa and beyond.
Responsibilities
Innovation
·          Creating and leading a multi-year innovation pipeline for Java House and its subsidiary brands including Commercial Innovation while supporting brand strategies.
·          Identifying trends and insights that lead to the conceptualisation of product ideas that will uniquely and competitively position Java House.
·          Work closely with a team of chefs and other related departments to ensure all new products meet technical, price and production parameters.
·          Develop the food and beverage platforms for new concepts and channels for all brands.
·          Drafting and signing off on product specifications and documentation.
Business Interaction And Performance
·          Conceptualization of new products right through the seamless transition to the brand team post launch and track year-one-in-market performance.
·          Responsible for improving existing product offering and packaging innovation to address Ever-Changing Consumer Demands.
·          Work closely with finance in delivering P&L, including Y1 and ongoing volume forecasts, along with pricing and trade recommendations to profitably win in the marketplace.
·          Drafting and updating company existing/New Product Development procedures and ensuring that all staff are fully compliant.
·          Reporting on product performance on a regular basis.
Research And Development
·          Food Industry R&D activities and business performance leading to improved business performance.

·          Presenting new products to potential customers through research and co-creation groups.
Customer Interaction And Co-Creations
·          Be the key customer contact for all issues concerning product innovations and outcomes (Business-Customer interface).
Communication And Team
·          Fostering an environment in which team members are motivated to generate new ideas based around clear customer feedback.
·          Taking responsibility for successful handover of product to process development staff
·          Contribute to all wider business perspectives from a food innovation perspective.
Qualifications
·          A food or business-related degree.
Experience
·          At least 5 years’ experience in the hospitality industry preferably with 2-3 years exposure to product/marketing innovation at mid-level management within the hospitality and or restaurant industry. Exposure to brand management would be an added advantage. Previous project management work experience would be an added advantage.
Skills
·          Someone who is absolutely passionate about food and your role in helping to develop new products.
·          Have some people management experience so that you can get the best out of your team of technologists. This and your excellent communications skills will also help when you’re dealing with other departments and also suppliers and clients.
·          A methodical sort of person. You’ll enjoy working your way through processes without taking short cuts making sure everything is always recorded accurately.
·          Comfortable with deadlines and pressure and organised at all times.
·          Proficiency working in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability
·          Spending time researching the market, watching what the competition is up to and seeking out new ideas to keep your company ahead of the game.
·          A lot of the work will be spent working in test kitchens or factory floor areas so protective clothing will be as familiar as a business suit.
·          A fair bit of travel is required in this job as you travel around meeting with suppliers of ingredients and also the clients for whom you’re developing the new products.

Procurement Internship

Role
To support the Procurement Team in the daily operation of supply chain management.
Responsibilities
·          Liaising with the Central Stores and User departments to ensure timely requisition of goods and service.
·          Helping Conduct regular and extensive market research.
·          Helping Source and evaluate quotations
·          Helping generate LPOs and dispatching to suppliers.
·          Expedite orders and ensuring timely delivery.
·          Any other duty as may be assigned by the management.
Qualifications
·          Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management
·          Must have minimum one year experience in a large company in a similar position.
Skills
·          Has management and coordination skills and experience
·          Leadership and supervisory skills
·          Good communication skills
·          Good negotiation skills
·          Must be of high integrity.

Customer Service Associate

Planet Yogurt is a young and energetic company that is looking for like minded individuals to join us in pioneering a unique brand that serves up a tasty, fun and healthy selection of frozen yogurt with a smile and ready to help attitude.
Role
Ensure that customers who visit Planet Yogurt have a wonderful fun filled frozen yogurt experience.
Responsibilities
·          Cleanliness of the shop
·          Ensure availability of fresh frozen yogurt for clients as per set standards
·          Ensure availability of fresh toppings for clients as per set standards
·          Ensure all customers enjoy their experience as per set standards
Qualifications
Required
·          O level Certificate
·          Pleasant personality
Skills
·          Good verbal & written communication skills
Abilities
·          Multitasking
·          Work under minimum supervision
·          Work under pressure
·          Standing for long hours
·          Working under low temperatures
Desirable
·          Diploma/Certificate in Food & Beverage or Food Science.
·          Understanding food processing tools & equipment
·          Proficiency in MS Office packages

Finance Internship

Responsibilities
·          Receiving of invoices from suppliers
·          Reconciliation of supplier statements to supplier ledger for payment purposes
·          Following up of reconciliation issues
·          Ensure supplier payments are paid as allocated in cash flow
·          Participate periodically in stock counts
·          Any other duty as may by the payables accountant
Qualifications
·          CPA Part 2 and above
·          In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Skills
·          Keen to details
·          Excellent analytical skills
Abilities
·          Ability to meet strict deadlines
·          Ability to work under minimum supervision
·          Team Player

Mason

(GRADE 2)
Scope
The mason (Grade 2) is responsible for repair of wooden furniture and fixtures in the locations assigned to him/her within the Java organisation.
Responsibilities
·          Carry out preventive and reactive maintenance of masonry fixtures in Java locations assigned, as indicated in the “Skills” section below, in order to ensure such equipment and systems are functional and safe for use.
·          Carry out inspections of masonry fixtures in order to ascertain if they are functional and safe for use.
·          Carry out basic carpentry and plumbing repairs in Java locations assigned.
·          Carry out maintenance-related activities that affect food safety in assigned locations in order to eliminate food safety hazards.
·          Record activities carried out in required formats for future reference.
Qualifications
Knowledge
·          Craft Certificate / Trade Test in masonry from a recognized training institution.
·          at least 1 year’s practical experience as a mason.
Skills
·          Proficiency in the following areas:
·          Repair of concrete, terrazzo, plaster and tiles on walls and floors to original state and to the required standard.
·          Application of waterproof roofing materials, including bitumen and APP.
·          Construction and modification of concrete structures.
·          Basic painting, carpentry and plumbing skills.
·          Good spoken and written English and Kiswahili language skills.
Abilities
·          Ability to work under pressure.
·          Adaptable and flexible.
·          Able to prioritise work efficiently.

Upholsterer

(GRADE 1)
Scope
The upholsterer (Grade 1) is responsible for repair of upholstered furniture and fixtures in the locations assigned to him/her within the Java organisation.
Responsibilities
·          Carry out maintenance of upholstered furniture and fixtures in Java locations assigned, as indicated in the “Skills” section below, in order to ensure such furniture are functional and safe for use.
·          Carry out inspections of upholstered furniture and fixtures in order to ascertain if they are functional and safe for use.
·          Carry out maintenance-related activities that affect food safety in assigned locations in order to eliminate food safety hazards.
·          Record activities carried out in required formats for future reference.
Qualifications
Knowledge
·          Craft Certificate in carpentry from a recognized training institution.
·          at least 1 year’s practical experience as a upholsterer
Skills
·          Replace fabric covering and inner foam fillings / springs of booths, leather seats and other upholstered furniture in restaurants.
·          Repair umbrellas, curtains, canopies and other canvas furniture and fittings.
·          Fabrication of shelves, lockable cabinets, tables, benches, and other wooden branch furniture.
·          Repair of tables, shelves, cabinets, chairs, booths and other branch wooden furniture.
·          Waxing, painting and varnishing of branch furniture.
·          Mounting of booths, chairs, shelves, tables and other branch furniture.
·          Basic spoken and written English and Kiswahili language skills.
Abilities
·          Ability to work under pressure
·          Hardworking
·          Adaptable and flexible
·          Able to prioritise work efficiently

ICT Internship

Role
To install, configure, manage and repair I.T and communication infrastructure
Responsibilities
·          Installation of servers
·          Maintenance of backend databases and applications
·          User support on it issues
·          Management of local domain structure, users, rights and privileges
·          Management of international domain, web site, email, DNS, global address book, internet proxy and anti-spam mechanism
·          Configuration and maintenance of internet services and wide area network
·          Configuration and maintenance of local area networks
·          Configuration and maintenance of PABX and telephones and liaising with service providers on the same
·          Enterprise antivirus installation and management
·          Addition and configuration of access card to pos software
·          Menu addition and changing on pos software
·          Cleaning and maintenance of physical computer hardware
·          Production of reports as called upon by I.T manger
·          Commissioning and maintenance of web/ wan services
Qualifications
·          Must have a degree in Computer Science / Bachelors in Technology/Diploma in Information Technology/ Diploma in Digital Electronics
·          Computer certification like CCNA, MCSE, IMIS
·          Possess knowledge in Open Source Software like Susse or Linux.
·          Possess good troubleshooting and problem solving skills
·          Demonstrate competency in any IT related support
·          Possess good database management and administration skills
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