Kenya Ordinance Factories Corporation is a State Corporation established under the State Corporation Act (Cap 446) Legal Notice No. 125 of 1997. The core mandate of the Organization is manufacture of Small Arms Ammunition and related hardware.
The Mission of KOFC is to enhance National Security though guaranteed production of small arms ammunition and related auxiliary products for the nation.
To achieve this mandate, the Corporation seeks to recruit a dynamic and competent person in the following position:
Chief Commercial Service Officer
Job Scale: 6A Chief
Main Duties and Responsibilities
(i) The Chief Commercial Service Officer shall report to the Corporation’s Commercial Services Manager and will be responsible for supervision and effective Management of KOFC Marketing and sales operations. Specific duties and responsibilities are as follows;
(ii) Formulate, review and implement policy on sales, distribution and marketing of the Corporation’s products and services.
(iii) Plan, develop and implement KOFC sales strategy and customer retention and development within the agreed budget and time scales.
(iv) Plan, develop and implement KOFC sales promotion programs including visits and trade shows within the agreed budgets, timescales and in compliance to the business plan.
(v) Formulate and implement credit control regulations and procedures regarding sales and marketing according to the Corporation’s standard financial controls and statutory regulations.
(vi) Manage external sales and marketing agencies and ensure their activities meet the Corporation’s targets of sales volume, product mix, budget and timescales.
(vii) Plan and carry out market research, competitor and customer surveys within the agreed budget and timescales.
(viii) Plan and carry out direct sales and marketing activities, so as to maintain and develop sales of the Corporation’s product range and services to local major accounts and international markets in accordance with the business plan.
(ix) Monitor, control and report on results of sales and marketing programs and activities and corrective measures taken to ensure that achievements of marketing objectives are within the designated budget; and provide relevant information for management decision.
(x) Prepare, negotiate and sign performance contract with the Commercial Services Manager and cascade to employees within the Department.
(xi) Training, appraisal, motivation and resolving of personnel grievance within supervision.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
The applicant must have the following:
(i) Bachelors Degree in Sales and Marketing or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
(ii) Served satisfactorily for a minimum of Three (3) years in the grade of Senior Commercial Services Officer or comparable senior position in a Manufacturing Organization.
(iii) Current Registration Certificate from Kenya Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK).
(iv) Meet the provision of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
The candidate must possess the following skills and competencies;
(i) Excellent communication and report writing skills.
(ii) Proven leadership and management skills
(iii) Sense of urgency to manage work within tight time scales.
(iv) Experience in negotiating, and closing complex business transactions.
(v) Outstanding sales and marketing skills.
(vi) Demonstrated a high degree of work professional competence and ethics, administrative capability required for effective planning, direction, control and coordination of Procurement Division.
In addition, interested candidates must obtain clearance from the following Institutions:-
(i) Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
(ii) Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
(iii) Ethics and Ant-Corruption Commission
(iv) Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct).
(v) Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Terms of Service and Remuneration
- Basic Salary: Kshs. 70,762.00
- House Allowance: Kshs. 30,000.00
- Medical Allowance: Ksh. 9,500.00
- Risk Allowance: Kshs. 8,500.00
- Responsibility Allowance: Kshs 6,000.00
- Transport Allowance; Kshs 31,000.00
- Leave Allowance: Equivalent to Basic Salary (Paid yearly)
Terms of Service: Permanent, subject to a maximum Probation period of 12 months, effective performance and delivery of set targets.
How to Apply
Candidates who meet the above requirements are requested to make their applications by completing One Application Form available HERE.
The Application Form may be downloaded from the Corporation’s website www.kofc.co.ke.
Completed Application Form together with certified copies of Certificates and National ID Card/Passport can be sent to:
The Managing Director
Kenya Ordnance Factories Corporation
P.O Box 6634 – 30100,
OR hand delivered to KOFC Headquarters along Eldoret-Kitale Road, on or before 3rd January 2019 clearly stating the vacancy applied for on the envelope
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.