Transport Solutions Provider Firm Jobs in Kenya: Design Engineer, Quality Engineer and Logistics Manager

We are one of the largest provider of transport solutions in the East African Region and a franchise holder of one of some of the best known motor vehicle brands in the world. 
We seek to recruit well qualified and experienced professionals to fill the following positions in our organization;
Design Engineer
Reporting to the Head of our Engineering Division, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing new products and the production of systems.
The design engineer will also work towards improving the efficiency and performance of existing designs, machinery, equipments, systems and products.
Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct research to promote innovations and cost effective production processes.
  • Research on materials, processes to address market requirements.
  • Turning research ideas into viable technical plans that will meet customer needs and specifications.
  • Producing technical plans using CAD software and working with prototypes .
  • Modifying designs and re-testing the same to ensure that the product is right and ready for manufacturing or fabrication where need be.
  • Reporting which will include making presentation with regard to progress on specific projects and to existing and potential clients.
  • Visiting supplier locations to identify suitability and availability of materials for production requirements.
  • Meeting with clients to establish the design brief, including the concept, performance and production criteria;
  • Arranging meetings and liaising with engineers and other departments, including marketing, to discuss and negotiate appropriate production processes, costs and commercial issues;
  • Environmental assessment – taking into account the environmental impact of new products and their manufacturing processes and how they would be safely disposed of.
  • Ensure company compliance to the legal stipulations in manufacturing and other quality and production guidelines.
  • Ensure adherence to safety and maintenance regulations and the mechanical effect that the product will have on the consumer and other agents.
  • Provide timely input in project bid processes.
Qualifications & Experience
  • University degree in Engineering, preferably mechanical, product, industrial or materials.
  • 7 years engineering experience preferably in the automotive industry or fabrication.
  • Effective communicator with proven management, organizational and people management skills.
  • Flair for detail and innovation.
  • Proven track record of creative innovations.
Quality Engineer
Reporting to the Head of our Engineering Division, and working in liaison with the design engineer, the
successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining high quality standards of products throughout the
various stages of production. 
The position is tasked with ensuring customer satisfaction thereby impacting on the business performance of the Division.

Key Responsibilities
  • Promote quality and performance improvement.
  • Develop, implement, communicate and maintain a quality plan for use in the division.
  • Establish and maintain company compliance to national and international standards, regulations, and requirements.
  • Ensure that the quality plan is in line with quality systems and policies as well and legislative requirements.
  • Determine, define and validate the quality requirements for the various stages of production.
  • Liaising with customers to ensure that accurate information on their products requirements.
  • Work closely with purchasing staff to establish quality requirements from external suppliers.
  • Ensure that product modifications are investigated and any solutions are pre tested at all stages before the product is delivered to a customer.
  • Maintain and track quality for the purposes of analysis, control, and management reports.
  • Review data and information and make accept/reject decisions about products, processes, validations, etc.
  • Investigate product defects, any rejects and systems failures with emphasis on corrective action. Provide hands-on leadership to implement failure analysis and corrective actions
  • Provide quality training to production staff as needed and on a continuous basis.
  • Review existing production methods and systems and make recommendations for improving product quality, design, or manufacturing processes.
  • Serve as a team member to provide quality engineering expertise to product development, improvement, or other teams.
  • Design earlier failure warning system and hazard analysis for company projects.
  • Supervise quality assurance engineers, inspectors, or other personnel.
Qualifications & Experience
  • University degree in Engineering, preferably mechanical, civil, product, industrial or materials.
  • Post graduate qualification in quality control or quality management is a must have.
  • 5 years working experience in Quality Assurance, preferably in consumer product manufacturing firm.
  • Demonstrated experience working with contract manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Effective communicator with proven management, organizational and people management skills.
Logistics Manager

Based in the Logistics Department, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that high levels
of efficiency are maintained within the supply chain and assist in cross functional levels to ensure optimization
of the complete value chain. 
The incumbent will also be tasked with increasing efficiency in the department ensuring that the perceived customer value of the Company brands is maximized.

Key Responsibilities
  • Supervise, coordinate and manage all the activities in the logistics department.
  • Liaising with the local and overseas suppliers to ensure timely delivery of orders.
  • Verification and authorization of orders placed on suppliers, bodybuilders and dealers based on agreed rates.
  • Preparation of inventory management reports indicating inventory figures as well as all vehicles on order.
  • Producing regular stock availability reports to the divisions.
  • Producing stock financing report.
  • Liaising, negotiating and managing supplier contract with service providers.
  • Verification and authorization of freight and clearing invoices.
  • Monitoring the quality, quantity, cost and efficiency of the movement and storage of vehicles.
  • Coordinating and controlling the order cycle under prevailing market conditions.
  • Oversee the transmissions of VOR orders.
  • Analysing data to monitor and forecast performance and plan improvements and demand.
  • Analysing logistical problems and producing new solutions
  • Approve IDF applications / CRF procurement.
  • Preparing yearly budgets for the logistics department.
  • Coordinate clearing activities and delivery of materials and products to the divisions.
  • Coordinate with Finance department with regard to payment arrangements.
  • Coordinate vehicle exportations outside the country.
  • Follow up on shipment requisitions and liaise with clearing agents to ensure prompt delivery of units.
  • Monitoring Bond Management and Register reports.
  • Monitor the development and training of staff in the logistics department.
  • Monitoring Duty Refund Reports to assess risk levels.
  • Preparation and presentation of logistical matters to dealers.
  • Execute custom bond securities and retirement of the same.
  • Follow up on marine insurance claims.
  • Participate at quality management meetings.
Qualifications & Experience
  • University degree in Business Studies.
  • Diploma in Clearing & Forwarding from Bandari College or a recognized institution. (mandatory requirement).
  • 5 years working experience in a busy logistics department at management level.
  • Expert knowledge of customs and excise statutory laws and requirements.
  • Effective communicator with proven management, organizational and people management skills.
  • Flair for details with a touch of organization.
Attractive salary and benefits package will be negotiated with the selected candidates. 
The positions offer excellent prospects for career advancement in the Company.
Interested candidates should send their applications and detailed CV’s to:
DNA 1335 P.O. Box 49010, GPO 00100.
Closing Date: 1st August 2012

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