Automotive Distributor Finance Manager, Branch Manager and Security Manager Jobs in Kenya 2013

Be Part of the growth

Our client is one of Kenya’s largest automotive distributors with a wide customer base across Eastern Africa.

In its quest to remain competitive and provide excellent sales and after sales services to customers, the company has embarked on a number of initiatives aimed at repositioning itself as a lead player in the automotive industry.
This transformation has created opportunities for individuals with the drive to contribute to this exciting journey.
Our client now wishes to recruit results oriented individuals with vision and creativity to fill various management positions.

Finance Manager
ESS 505
Reporting to the Country Managing Director, the jobholder will be responsible for providing effective and efficient management of all financial and accounting matters of the Company including the custody of the company’s funds and assets for the company operations in Kenya.
Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Participate in business strategy discussions on the company’s finance processes and pro-actively support all areas of the business in the Kenya country office
  • Provide strategic advice with regard to business initiatives and projects and assist in the execution of business strategies
  • Provide risk management, review country financial performance and ensure action plans are in place to meet business commitments
  • Ensure all internal finance processes, filing and reporting requirements are compliant with relevant required standards
  • Drive consistent improvements in financial processes and routines and ensuring effective management of costs in the country office
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting monthly, quarterly and annually on costs/revenue by cost centre and ensure regular updating of forecasts in the light of changes in costs and revenue.
  • Prepare presentations for the company’s financial position to the Board of Directors
  • Represent the company in all negotiations with bank, finance companies and manufacturer’s representative
  • Produce financial statements, reports and analysis
  • Ensure timely submission of annual tax returns to tax authorities and annual filing of company records with the Registrar of Companies where applicable.
Minimum qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills:
We are looking for a candidate,who has an undergraduate degree with professional qualifications in accounting or financial management such as CPA or ACCA, with membership to a professional body (ICPAK).
An MBA or relevant master’s degree will be an added advantage.
The job holder should have a minimum of 10 years financial management experience, three of which must be at managerial level.
He/she should have strong financial management experience and skills (budgets / forecasts capital projects, imports and exports), strong leadership skills and ability to influence positively and make an impact at senior management level.
In addition, he/she should possess excellent analytical skills including ability to link financial results to operational performance drivers and have good working experience with ERPs.

Branch Manager
ESS 506
Reporting to the Head of Commercial Services, the jobholder will be responsible for managing the branch operations by controlling cash flow, stocks and assets at a profitable level.
The jobholder is also responsible for maximising the branch profitability through the sale of vehicles, associated products, parts and service
Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the operations of all functions in the branch
  • Continually monitor the financial situation on a regular basis to achieve the branch financial objectives
  • Examine all accounts and operating controls to initiate improvement or corrective action where required
  • Ensure high level of contact with the bank and ensure good cash flow
  • Monitor and control availability of vehicle and parts stock in line with customer demand and projected sales
  • Maintain and increase market penetration in the assigned territory of the branch to meet company objectives
  • Improve stock turnover ratios and increase sales to meet the branch objectives
  • Ensure high standards of quality and workmanship in After Sales
  • Ensure that adequate safety and security measures have been installed to protect company personnel and property in the branch
  • Plan and oversee the completion of sales campaigns, advertising and promotional activities and ensure their cost-effectiveness
Minimum qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills:
The ideal candidate should hold an undergraduate degree in Business Administration or a related field.
A post graduate qualification in management or related field will be an added advantage.
He/she should have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a comparable environment, three of which must be at management level.
Experience and knowledge of modern business methods and controls and knowledge of vehicle legislation and of trade practices is desirable.
He/she should have the ability to motivate a team to achieve objectives.

Security Manager

ESS 507
Reporting to the Head of Shared Services, the Security Manager will be responsible for formulating, monitoring and evaluating the company’s security strategies, policies and procedures, and leading in their implementation, to ensure safety of company assets and human resources.
Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Ensure safe custody of all company assets through monitoring and controlling movement of vehicles, people and goods into and out of the company premises
  • Provide leadership, advice and direction to line management on security policy and practices including identifying exposures, recommending and developing corrective plans appropriate.
  • Coordinate sourcing, contracting and management of third party security service providers
  • Oversee sourcing, installation and maintenance of security systems and equipment to meet the company’s security requirements
  • Lead and manage investigations of all reported security incidents, and providing advice to management on remedial action
  • Ensure induction and training of third party security staff in line with the company policies and guidelines.
  • Collaborate with the Human Resource department to develop and implement continuous programme to ensure employee awareness and compliance to company health, safety, and security policies in line with the regulatory standards
  • Enforce compliance to company security and safety measures including carrying out spot checks
  • Perform periodic risk analysis for the company and preparing, implementing and maintaining a disaster recovery plan for all business locations
Minimum qualifications, experience knowledge and skills:
The ideal candidate should hold a university degree from a recognised institution with advanced training in security management.
If the candidate has worked in the disciplined forces, a certificate of honourable discharge will be required.
He/she should have a minimum of 10 year’s practical experience in security management in a comparable organisation with experience in undertaking investigations.
In addition, he/she should possess knowledge and understanding of asset protection including implementing security programs and solutions to support the business.
In addition, he/she should have strong analytical and problem solving skills, excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills and have knowledge of security systems.

If you believe you fit the required profiles, please send your applications in confidence to by Friday 21 June, 2013 quoting the job reference number and the title of the position you are applying for.

In addition, please attach a curriculum vita that contains details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, expected remuneration as well as copies of professional / academic certificates.
Include your day and evening telephone numbers, email address and names and address of three references.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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