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17 May 2014

Branch Manager Kenya Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

Simba Corporation is one of Kenya’s most successful indigenous commercial group of companies with a rich heritage in Motor Vehicle sales and service.

Simba Corporation is the sole distributor in Kenya for Mitsubishi, BMW, Fuso Trucks & Buses and Mahindra.

Simba Corporation also has diversified business interests in fields such as Vehicle Assembly, Hospitality,Venture Capital, Financial Services and Entertainment.

In line with its strategy of growth and innovation to be market leader, Simba Corporation is seeking to recruit experienced and exceptional individuals to fill the following key
positions in its different franchises within the Group in Nairobi,
Mombasa and Kisumu.

Branch Manager
Ref.: BM/05/2014
Department: Administration
Reports To: Chief Operations Officer
Supervision: All branch staff

Job Purpose:
Direct and coordinate all branch operations to increase sales, profitability, market share, as well as customer and employee satisfaction.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Direct all operational aspects of the branch, including customer service, human resource management, sales, workshop and parts activities.
  • Assess local market conditions, identify current and prospective sales opportunities for new vehicles, service and parts and work with the respective teams to close the opportunities.
  • Work with the Sales Manager to prepare Branch New Vehicle Sales annual budgets.
  • Work with the GM Parts to identify potential Parts sub-dealers in the region, where Simba Corp. does not have a presence.
  • With guidance from the General Managers at Head Office, enforce implementation of all functional policies and standard operating procedures at the branch.
  • Maintain communication between the branch and Head Office by preparing and submitting daily, weekly and month-end reports (as required) regarding operations and productivity. E.g:
  • Parts reports: sales, lost sales
  • Service reports: WIP status, job cards opened
  • Sales reports: sales activity, including pipeline and conversion ratio
  • Oversee branch financial management, including WIP management, debt collection/management and payment of suppliers in line with agreed terms.
  • Certify all accounting documents, including LPOs, petty cash, daily banking, purchases, etc.
  • Ensure that all departments are properly staffed and directed.
  • Address employee and customer concerns promptly.
  • Ensure all branch staff are adequately appraised and input into appraisals of branch management staff.
  • In liaison with head office, interview potential staff members and ensure training of new hires.
  • Manage the branch facility, including security and safety, by implementing requisite security and safety policies and procedures.
  • Hold weekly branch management meetings to update on various activities.
  • Ensure branch departmental meetings are held weekly.

Person Specifications
Academic Qualifications
Bachelors degree

Professional Qualifications: N/A

Experience
10 years progressive experience in a functional area, 5 of which should be at a management level.

Skills

  • Demonstrated high level of integrity and ethical standards
  • Knowledge of the company’s products and services
  • Demonstrated competence in profit and loss management to maximise financial performance of the branch
  • Experience monitoring the market place to identify business opportunities
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of effective selling strategies and techniques
  • Superior organisational skills
  • Ability to work productively with a wide range of people
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Problem solving skills

How to Apply
Attractive remuneration packages commensurate with the positions’ responsibilities will
be negotiated with the successful candidates.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for any of the roles above, please submit your application with a detailed CV via email, stating your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone contacts and quoting the reference number for the position applied for on your application letter and email subject.

To be considered, your application must be received by 30 May 2014 addressed to the undersigned.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited, Kenya
Email: esd@deloitte.com

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