Manufacturing Company Chief Operating Officer Job in Kisumu, Kenya

Company Profile: Our client is a manufacturing company in Kisumu and looking to hire a COO who will help them execute long-term and short-term plans and directives by implementing judgement, vision, management and leadership to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.

Vacant Position: Chief Operating Officer

Job Ref: EHC/1067/18

Location: Kisumu

Reports to: The Board

Supervising: This position has overall supervisory responsibility for all corporate operations.

The Role: To plan, direct and oversee the company’s operational policies, rules, initiatives, and goals.


  • Measure effectiveness and efficiency of both internal and external operational processes and find ways to improve them.
  • Develop and implement growth strategies
  • Act as a liaison between the company and its clients for quality assurance
  • Raise capital through banks and investors to help steer business growth and obtain sales goals
  • Provide mentorship to existing employees and the management
  • Motivate staff to meet or surpass organizational and sales goals
  • Coordinate with human resources department to recruit skilled talent and retain the best employees
  • Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes and personnel designed to accommodate rapid growth objectives of the company.
  • Present new ideas and cash flow strategies to the board of directors and company officers
  • Direct acquisitions and sales of company assets in line with organizational goals
  • Evaluate newly implemented sales and marketing plans to measure their impact on the product and the organization
  • Provide a system for employees’ salaries and benefits while ensuring that all employees feel valued
  • Promote staff communication for better information flow and to curb problems that arise from bad office relations.
  • Spearhead the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes.
  • Act as lead client relationship officer through direct contact with every client and partner.
  • Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the company.
  • Represent the company with clients, investors and business partners.

Qualifications and Skills

  • BCom finance, CPAK or ACCA professional qualification
  • At least 8 years’ experience in cost accounting and financial roles with 5 years in senior management role.
  • Experience in a manufacturing set up or busy commercial environment
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting and corporate finance principles and procedures
  • Conversant with QuickBooks, ERP
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office, accounting software and databases
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, project management and communication skills
  • Additional experience in internal audits is desirable
  • Strong attention to details and confidentiality
  • Critical thinker with high concentration to numeracy
  • Highly reliable, trustworthy with integrity and strong values
  • Demonstrated experience in financial planning and analysis with previous experience overseeing human resources, information technology and legal.
  • Skilled in organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource development and strategic planning.
  • Excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team.
  • Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility and commitment to corporate mission.
  • Flexible and able to multitask; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems.

Key Competencies

  • Leadership.
  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Results Driven.
  • Business Acumen.
  • Decision Making.
  • Financial Management.

To apply for this position, send your CV to by 9th March, 2018 quoting the position in the subject line, current and expected salary.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Accounting and Finance, Business Administration
Updated: February 13, 2018 — 9:27 pm