ARM Cement CEO – Mavuno Fertilizers Job in Kenya

Vacancy: CEO – Mavuno Fertilizers
ARM Cement Ltd, (formerly Athi River Mining), was founded in 1974 and has grown to become one of East Africa’s largest cement manufacturer under the Rhino Cement brand, with a regional market share of around 15%. 
ARM Cement is publicly listed in the Nairobi Securities Exchange and a frontrunner in East African manufacturing, with cement plants in Athi River, Kaloleni, Kigali, Daresalaam, and Tanga.

The Company also manufactures sodium silicate, industrial minerals and soil and crop specific Mavuno Fertilizers. 

ARM recently entered into a $140 million equity investment deal with the CDC Group, a development finance institution of the UK government. 
This equity investment will see the Company continue an aggressive growth and expansion programme, improve production efficiencies and continue the community developmental work proudly managed by Company staff under the Rhino Cement Foundation.

To support the expansion programmes and the community development work, we are seeking to recruit a results-oriented CEO – Mavuno Fertilizers to be part of a strong performance oriented management team, in a high growth environment that supports continuous learning and skills development. 
ARM Cement is an equal opportunity employer.

Title: CEO – Mavuno Fertilizers
Work Type: Full time

Applications are invited for the above vacant position. 

The position is permanent and pensionable with a competitive remuneration to the successful candidate. 
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will be expected to take over the running of Mavuno Fertilizer Ltd, which will be a subsidiary of ARM Cement, operating autonomously.  
This company has potential to turnover KSh. 4 billion in revenues

Key Accountabilities:

  • To lead, in conjunction with the Board, the development of the Company’s strategy
  • Grow it to projected turnover levels over an agreed period of time. Generates new business
  • In concert with the Chairman, to develop Board agendas
  • To ensure the Company is appropriately organized and staffed
  • Build/rebuild the other sections including sales, marketing, finance and a robust research & development unit.
  • Partner with various institutions including local and international soil and crop research firms, county and national government, farmer groups, NGOs, etc.
  • To ensure that expenditures of the Company are within the authorized annual budget of the Company
  • To ensure that the Company has appropriate systems to enable it to conduct its activities both lawfully and ethically
Essential qualifications / knowledge / experience
  • An agriculture related degree. A major in agronomy, soil science or crop science will be a definite advantage.
  • A business related Masters degree is an essential requirement.
  • 10 years relevant work experience some of which should be in heading an organization or a large profit center in a busy manufacturing organization.
  • Proven business building and business development experience is essential as is financial management. People management experience including organization-wide performance management, skills development and discipline management
  • Experience in relationship building and management, liaison and representation work
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send their application to the address below.
It should include:
  • A covering letter that clearly demonstrates experience, based on the job described here and its requirements, why you are the best person for this job.
  • An up-to-date CV that includes a description of relevant experience.
  • The names and addresses of three professional referees.
  • Your email, Skype address and day-time telephone number
  • Details on current remuneration and your contractual notice period/earliest availability.
Adept Systems
Management Consultants
PO Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100


Application Deadline: Wednesday 22nd June, 2016

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
Please note that we do not charge for receiving or processing applications. 
ARM Cement is an equal opportunity employer.

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