Murata SACCO Chief Executive Officer Job in Kenya

Our client, Murata SACCO Limited, is a rural based SACCO registered under the Co-operative Societies Act. in 1997.
The SACCO aims to improve the social-economic well-being of its members in Kenya and other parts of the world by mobilising savings and providing diversified financial products. 

The SACCO operates within three (3) districts: Murang’a North, Murang’a South, Thika and their environs, with a network of fifteen (15) branches.

Murata SACCO is seeking to recruit a Chief Executive Officer
Under the guidance of the Board of Directors, the CEO will be responsible for spearheading profitable growth of the SACCO whilst ensuring that key pillars of the organisation are upheld.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Oversee the development, implementation and management of Murata SACCO’s strategy and related policies on time and within budget;
  • Provide leadership in development and implementation of the strategic thrusts to enhance profitability and shareholder value;
  • Lead the corporate planning and budgeting initiatives;
  • Support the operations and administration of Murata SACCO’s Board by working closely with the Board members and being the interface between the Board and the staff;
  • Drive the growth of business volumes by overseeing the development and delivery of relevant competitive products and identifying markets for business expansion;
  • Ensure sound financial recording, reporting and optimal management of financial resources in order to inform decision making and to realize the financial objectives and targets of the SACCO;
  • Oversee the development, implementation and continuous review of a robust legal and compliance framework for the business, with the implementation of internal controls to regulate business operations;
  • Advise the Board on matters relating to change and improvement opportunities;
  • Formulate and implement best practice management principles and promote sound corporate governance and ethical standards;
  • Ensure that appropriate management structures and policies are developed and implemented to ensure that the SACCO is compliant, in line with applicable statutory, legal and regulatory requirements and standards and manage existing and emerging business risks;
  • Maintain a proactive public relations policy which includes corporate social responsibility programs, thereby enhancing the corporate image;
  • Maintain a conducive work environment, suitable for attracting, developing and retaining a dynamic and competent workforce through a robust performance-driven culture;
  • Act as a principal spokesperson for the SACCO and its mission, ensuring that its products and services are consistently presented with a strong positive image to relevant stakeholders;
  • Implement Board decisions efficiently and effectively while keeping the Board informed on all strategic issues of the SACCO; and
  • Network and contribute towards development of the SACCO sector by maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders – both local and international.
Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:
  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) or related business field;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in either Business or Agriculture, from a recognized university;
  • A CPA (K)/ACCA or professional banking certificate holder;
  • A minimum of at least twelve (12) years’ relevant experience, with a successful track record of distinguished leadership in the cooperatives, financial or agricultural sector. 
  • At least three (3) of these years should have been in a similar role, leading a SACCO or comparable financial institution;
  • A transformative change leader with undisputable integrity and a track record of strong management and leadership skills and a high degree of accountability;
  • Must demonstrate a strong understanding of the cooperatives and SACCO sector in Kenya and the region, and have developed good networks with key stakeholders in the sector;
  • Must possess excellent leadership and people management skills;
  • A highly analytical and strategic thinker with good conceptualization skills and strong business acumen; and
  • Must possess good interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this role, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts and quoting the reference number (Ref.: CEO / 01-14) on your application letter.
To be considered, your application must be received by 31 January, 2013 addressed to:
The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Nairobi, Kenya

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