Our client a top Printing and Branding company in Nairobi, that provides Branding and Printing services as well as Promotional merchandise including Point of Sale (POS) and Point of Purchase (POP) Displays seeks a goal-oriented, energetic persons to join our team of Professionals.

GENERAL MANAGER 

General Manager will be in charge of general operations and manage high-level functions, such as the Sales, finances, marketing, and staffing. He will also be tasked with facilitating profitability functions and ensure smooth running of the company.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily operations of the business unit or organization
  • Ensure the creation and implementation of a strategy designed to grow the business
  • identify new business opportunities – including new markets, growth areas, trends, customers, products and services
  • Coordinate the development of key performance goals for functions and direct reports
  • think strategically – seeing the bigger picture and setting aims and objectives in order to develop and improve the business
  • Provide direct management of key functional managers and executives in the business unit
  • Ensure the development of tactical programs to pursue targeted goals and objectives
  • Ensure overall delivery and quality of the unit’s offerings to customers
  • Engage in key or targeted customer activities
  • Oversee key hiring and talent development programs
  • Evaluate and decide upon key investments in equipment, infrastructure, and talent
  • Engage with Board and corporate officers in broader organizational strategic planning.
  • Help plan and implement sales campaigns and create a sales pipelines
  • negotiate pricing with customers, and suppliers in some cases
  • keep abreast and communicate industry trends and changes relevant to the company
  • Manage profit and loss statements and account for costs and revenues
  • Allocate budget resources for supplies, equipment, marketing, and personnel
  • Communicate strategy and results to the line managers and unit’s employees
  • Report key results to board and corporate officers

Qualifications, Experience and Skill

  • Degree in business
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration will be an added advantage
  • Experience and proven track record in expanding company market penetration.
  • A person of high integrity.
  • Experience in driving sales is key
  • Knowledge of Production processes of the printing industry is an added advantage.
  • 5 Years managerial experience
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Strong conflict & complaint resolution skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Leads by example, demonstrating a high level of patience, calmness and positivity in the workplace
  • Solid attention to detail and time management skills

SALES EXECUTIVES 

The Sales executives are the key point of contact between our client and her clients, winning new business and maintaining good relationships with existing clients yielding repeat business.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sell Printing and Branding solutions by identifying and contacting new potential customers and developing profitable relationship with customers in addition to maintaining the current book of business.
  • Initiate knowledge transfer and communication between all parties within the sales engagement. This includes, but is not limited to, customers, sales management, service personnel, and implementation team members.
  • Responsible for supporting field in production solutions sales efforts as well as driving revenue opportunities with top-tier commercial print accounts.
  • Ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to obtain complete detail job specifications in order to accurately plan, estimate, manufacture and deliver products that continuously satisfy customers.
  • Utilizing our proven sales process and strategic knowledge of commercial print sales best practices, Workflow, and Third-Party Solutions,
  • The sales executive is expected to offer customers suggestions that will save the customer time and expense when reviewing job productions
  • Industry Market Trends and competitive product information.
  • Will be accountable for prospecting, customer relationship development and assessments.
  • Responsible for customer needs analysis, solutions development including preparing solutions and providing “proof of concept,” product demonstrations, proposal generation (including product, software and maintenance pricing), negotiations and ongoing customer care.
  • Meet sales objectives by maintaining an acceptable level of activity assigned by the management team.
  • Provide accurate and timely forecasts as required by management and manage his or her expense reports within established guidelines.
  • Drive company objectives and profitability for commercial print solutions and service revenue, customer retention & growth, along with strategic initiatives, including net new growth.

Qualifications, Experience and Skill

  • Four or more years related commercial or digital printing sales experience.
  • Related work experience must be in a printing sales and customer service environment.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a high degree of knowledge and sales capability of all aspects of printing industry including Promotional Products / Promotional Items / Giveaways, Standard Printing / Offset (Litho Printing) / Digital Printing , Signs / Signage, Branding / Large format Printing, Garments / Branded Textiles, Screen Printing, Point of Purchase (POP) / Point of Sale (POS) Displays etc.
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral, formal presentation skills and written communication skills.
  • Must have a proven track record in printing sales Note – Minimum expected Sales Turnover per person per month – KES.3,000,000.
  • Years of sales experience in a related field is an added advantage.
  • Be a self-starter with ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Have excellent written and spoken English and communication skills.
  • Be a team player.

Specific sales experience required

  • Promotional Products / Promotional Items / Giveaways
  • Standard Printing / Offset (Litho Printing) / Digital Printing
  • Signs / Signages
  • Branding / Largeformat Printing (Shops, Displays & Vehicle Branding, POP / POS Displays)
  • Garments / Branded Textiles (Dustcoats, Overalls, T-shirts, Aprons, Polo shirts, etc). Screen Printing etc.

MARKETING EXECUTIVE 

Working across all brands within the business, you will help market the products out to consumers and get people on board and using our services. The role will entail working closely with our Sales, Product and Tech teams.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conceive and develop efficient and intuitive marketing strategies
  • Organize and oversee advertising/communication campaigns (social media, TV etc.), exhibitions and promotional events
  • Experience with digital marketing platforms, techniques and systems including Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Social Media Marketing (facebook, twitter, Instagram etc)
  • Take ownership of all digital marketing across multiple channels including the website, social media and performance channels with a focus on driving leads.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to evaluate trends, brand awareness and competition ventures
  • Initiate and control surveys to assess customer requirements and dedication
  • Write copy for diverse marketing distributions (brochures, press releases, website material etc.)
  • Maintain relationships with media vendors and publishers to ensure collaboration in promotional activities
  • Monitor progress of campaigns using various metrics and submit reports of performance
  • Collaborate with managers in preparing budgets and monitoring expenses
  • organising events and product exhibitions and work with graphics teams to develop appropriate marketing memorabilia
  • maintaining websites and utilising data analytics to come up with appropriate courses of action, produce written and multimedia content and manage pay-per-click (PPC) and programmatic advertising assess online traffic, updating databases and using a customer relationship management (CRM) system
  • coordinating internal marketing and an organisation’s culture

Qualifications, Experience and Skill

  • Proven experience as marketing executive or similar role
  • An analytical mind, know your data be able to track leads and talk analytics.
  • Thorough knowledge of strategic planning principles and marketing best practices.
  • Proficient in MS Office and marketing software (e.g. CRM)
  • Familiarity with social media and web analytics (e.g. WebTrends)
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management abilities
  • Creativity and commercial awareness
  • BSc/BA in marketing, business administration or relevant discipline
  • Masters degree in Marketing will be an added advantage
  • Membership to professional marketing bodies will be an added advantage
  • Google certification will be an added advantage

ADMINISTRATOR 

The office administrator will undertake administrative tasks, ensuring the rest of the staff has adequate support to work efficiently. The tasks of the office administrator will include bookkeeping and mentoring office assistants. The ideal candidate will be competent in prioritizing and working with little supervision, self-motivated and trustworthy and will ensure smooth running of our company’s offices and contribute in driving sustainable growth.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive and answer telephone calls and take messages.
  • File KRA returns, maintain petty cash and perform other clerical work.
  • Monitor incoming emails and answer or forward as required.
  • Managing relationships with customers for any administration assistance required by coordinating with management and various departments.
  • Regularly update and maintain databases such as mailing lists, contact lists and client information.
  • Coordinate outgoing messenger and courier service making sure prompt and accurate delivery of client products.
  • Receive, sort and distribute incoming mail.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Maintain continuity in the team by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities and continuing needs.
  • Support production solutions and sales efforts as well as driving revenue opportunities for commercial print accounts.
  • Support staff on admin and operational issues.
  • Write and prepare letters, memos, e-mails, and reports in draft and final form.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by management.

Qualifications, Experience and Skill

  • Degree holder in Business Management or related course preferred
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Knowledge of basic book keeping and accounts procedures
  • Experience in a commercial print business setup will be an added advantage
  • Good personal skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken Swahili and English
  • Proficient in MS Office/ computer skills

Desired Attitude

  • Independent, proactive and willing to take initiative.
  • Flexible and adaptable outlook approach to work undertaken.
  • Ability to interact professionally with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to operate under own initiative and also take instructions to prioritize and manage any given workload.
  • Team Player.
  • Time management.
  • Presentable, polite, calm, welcoming and enthusiastic disposition with a positive attitude and good sense of humor.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a genuine concern and commitment to staff.
  • Enthusiastic to take on a role while developing personally and professionally

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS/MACHINE OPERATORS: 

Graphics designer will create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate consumers as per client requirements. They develop the overall layout and production design for print work and merchandise. They will be responsible for operation of Large Format Printers and Commercial Digital Printers and will oversee the operation of production tasks and job preparation/submission and/or color workflow tasks for assigned equipment. Ideal candidate must have experience in large format printing & Commercial Digital Printing and finishing operations

Duties

  • Meet with clients or the art director to determine the scope of a project, requirements and budget and advise clients on strategies to reach a particular audience, managing client proposals from typesetting through to design, print and production.
  • Determine the message the design should portray
  • Create images that identify a product or convey a message, develop graphics for product illustrations, logos and websites
  • Reviewing department job tickets, managing workflow to ensure all orders are completed on time, and consistently meeting customers’ expectations while maximizing machine efficiency.
  • Producing rigid and roll signs and banners, custom finishing including lamination, mounting, and trimming.
  • Properly using and maintaining all department tools and equipment, managing machine logs.
  • Preparing large format signs, banners, and display graphics for shipping and delivery; creating custom packaging when necessary.
  • Inspect and examine printed products for print clarity, color accuracy, conformance to specifications, and external defects.
  • Examine job orders to determine details such as quantities to be printed, production times, stock specifications, colors, and color sequences.

Qualifications, Experience and Skill

  • Excellent IT skills, especially with design and photo-editing software including in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Corel Draw (latest versions)
  • Degree or diploma in graphic design is advantageous
  • Experience in operation of large format printer, digital printer or any other commercial printing machines an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated Exceptional creativity and innovation with understanding of the latest trends in graphics and print and their role within a commercial environment
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Professional approach to time, costs and deadlines
  • Experience in operating a roll-to-roll large format printer and large format flatbed printer, operation of a commercial digital printer – Xerox, Konica, MGI, Ricoh, etc.
  • Knowledge of Large format substrates (materials) and laminates
  • Understanding of acceptable wide format print quality
  • Attention to detail, production oriented, possesses problem-solving skills, self-driven, a team player

BRANDING AND PRINT FINISHING EXPERTS 

Branding and Print Finishing experts’ duties include:

  • Lamination
  • PVC Banners welding
  • Vehicle Branding / wrapping
  • Displays Branding
  • Vinyl Applications
  • Promotional Standees manufacturing
  • POS / POP Displays Manufacturing
  • Signs Fabrication
  • Vinyls Mounting on assorted substrates
  • Billboards Mounting etc

Qualifications, Experience and Skill

  • Knowledge of Branding and Printing operations and processes
  • Knowledge of Branding and Printing substrates (materials) and laminates
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role

 TRAFFIC / PRODUCTION MANAGERS 

  • Leading and co-ordinating campaigns from initial stages through to delivery
  • Ensuring the stages of the project are met according to client and creative brief, budget, resource and deadline deliverables
  • Monitoring current traffic processes and inputting ideas on how to improve current practices where required
  • Analysing campaigns to report on visitor data and user experience
  • Managing campaign resources and updating key stakeholders on requirements and supply
  • Working across multiple projects and ensuring all parties are informed of progress and problems
  • Building effective relationships with key departments, clients.
  • Work closely with printer, internal teams and external vendors/production houses from art upload, proofing, to final print. Ensures that each issue is produced correctly, on time, within budget and of the right quality.
  • Working collaboratively with designers, project managers, and account managers to guarantee projects meet all deadlines.

Qualifications, Experience and Skill

  • 3 – 5 years of experience in print production.
  • Fully knowledgeable of all the Print and Branding production processes;
  • Must have experience in Offset Printing, Commercial Digital Printing, Large format Printing, Screen Printing, Promotional Products & POS / POP Displays Production.
  • Knowledge of Large format substrates (materials) and laminates and understanding of acceptable wide format print quality
  • Attention to detail, production oriented, possesses problem-solving skills, self-driven, a team player.
  • Knowledge of creative and production functions to ensure accurate timelines are established and met.
  • Highly organized and deadline oriented skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with continually changing priorities.
  • Expertise in using Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and relevant programs.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively across departments when completing assignments.

ACCOUNTANT 

General Duties

  • Compiling financial statements (such as the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of profit and loss).
  • Performing financial calculations.
  • Reporting on financial performance.
  • Analyzing financial data to provide organizations with information that will assist in future planning and decision-making.
  • Assisting with the preparation of budgets.
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Timely preparation supplier LPOs for purchases and projects
  • Posting and processing both customers and suppliers invoices in the accounting system
  • Developing and implementing financial recordkeeping systems.
  • Supervising bookkeepers and accounting assistants.
  • Giving financial advice.

Daily Roles

  • Capturing sales transactions in the quick books and invoicing.
  • Receiving sales/debts cash and banking.
  • Handling petty cash and recording the transactions.
  • Handling sales claim for a customer’s having reconciliation problem.
  • Checking errors and making adjustments.
  • Filing petty cash vouchers and cheque payment vouchers.
  • Following revenue which clients paid through EFT/direct banking, swapping and MPesa and clearing their accounts.
  • Issuing customers statements to the marketers to demand payment.
  • Attending to any other duty given by the management.

Weekly Roles

  • Releasing with sales executives to remind clients to pay their due debt.
  • Compiling sales for the whole week.
  • Compiling debtors list for the week.

Monthly Roles

  • Filing VAT on or before 20th of every month.
  • Compiling monthly sales.
  • Filing and payment of statutory deductions i.e. NHIF,NSSF,PAYE & HELB
  • Compiling debtors list.
  • Generating weekly revenue reports.
  • Contact Point with the company’s appointed auditors and tax agents.

Qualifications, Experience and Skill

  • Must be a CPA K or equivalent professional qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field
  • At least 3 years working experience preferably in the production/manufacturing industry with good computer skills and knowledge of accounting systems

 COMPANY RIDER & DRIVER 

Duties

  • Drive the Company vehicle as per assigned duties.
  • Transport items and execute deliveries by motorcycle
  • Keeping Motorcycles and Company vehicles roadworthy
  • Perform relevant clerical duties including monitoring and updating delivery documents, maintenance documents etc.
  • Ensure compliance to proper traffic rules governing road usage in major towns.
  • Ensure paramount safety of vehicle, official items and passengers in their custody at all times.
  • Perform necessary checks before commencement of any journey and ensure that vehicles are in good condition and safe.
  • Advise management when the vehicle is due for service, insurance renewal and other relevant maintenance.
  • Generate vehicle records weekly and monthly.(e.g. fuel consumption)
  • Perform any other duty that may be assigned from time to time by the management.

Qualifications, Experience and Skill

  • C.S.E Certificate
  • Copy of Good Conduct
  • ID Copy
  • Valid Driving Licence class BCE and Motorbike licence. Possession of new generation licence will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in similar role for another company.
  • Be Reliable and Punctual and excellent time manager
  • Have reliable knowledge of the city and able to navigate traffic.
  • Good communication skills
  • High Integrity, Physically fit, Clean and hygienic
  • Have a pleasant attitude

 TEA GIRL / CLEANER 

The position will be tasked with general cleaning duties of the office and preparation of refreshments

  • Cook and serve tea to the staffs
  • Clean dishes and kitchen area
  • Emptying waste bins or similar receptacles, transporting waste material to designated collection points.
  • Sweeping floors with brushes or dust control mops.
  • Mopping floors with wet or damp mops.
  • To dust, damp wipe, wash or polish furniture, windows and Furniture
  • To replenish consumable items (soap, toilet rolls, paper towels)
  • To clean toilets, hand basins, sinks, baths, showers and drinking fountains.
  • The use of chemical agents as directed by the Supervising Officer in the discharge of cleaning operations or maintenance procedures, after receiving proper instructions and training.
  • Maintain hygiene, health and Safety in the work area

Qualifications, Experience and Skill

  • At least 3 years’ experience in House Keeping/cleaning or catering
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Good communication skills
  • Neat and presentable
  • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals, proper storage and disposal methods
  • Good English command and etiquette
  • Some catering certificate or diploma will be an added advantage.

Candidates who meet the requirements specified above should submit their applications so as to reach the specific addresses shown below by close of business on 10th November 2018.

Applications to include CVs with details of their day time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees.  Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates/Testimonials and copies of National ID or Passport and 2 Passport photos. Applications for the positions should be sent via email to recruitment@masmecltd.com or hand delivered to

Masmec Limited, Simco Plaza, 4th floor, Suite 401, Lusaka Road,
P.O Box 40969-00100, NAIROBI.

Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of documentation /details as sought for will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.