The purpose of the HRM is to maximise the productivity of the organisation by optimising the effectiveness of the employees.
The HRM will be the coordinate between an organisation’s people to achieve specific business objectives, fulfill staffing needs, and maintain employee satisfaction
Brown’s Food Co. is a premium food business that produces cheese, yoghurt, ice cream & baked goods to East Africa. Our mission is to craft wholesome and delicious foods from Nature’s Bounty. We purchase locally grown produce and turn it into value- added premium products.
Strategy: the business model is to be a diversified food business in East Africa. As such, this role is strategically poised to be responsible for the supply chain, processing efficiencies & efficient distribution of the products across the Region. We produce 8 main cheese lines, 2 cracker lines – gluten & gluten free, 2 frozen lines dairy and non-dairy, and 2 dip lines – dairy & non-dairy.
We recently produced a new cheese brand which is positioned as a value brand adding sales volume at a lower margin for us. We are also opening a chain or our own cheese stores/deli that allows us to continue to strengthen the brand and cross-market our new products.
Trends: The economy is expected to be relatively slow and the environment continues to be increasingly competitive. There is movement towards consumers wanting to know the origin of their food and look towards healthier options allows us to position ourselves as a premium healthy choice in several food segments. We believe this positioning will enable us to gain market share with the strength of our brand name behind us.
Consumers: Our customers expect a product of the highest quality from us. They expect us to deliver it on time and many times require product customisation to meet their specs.
The HRM will work across the entire ecosystem of the company to ensure that the business strategic objectives are met and trickle down to all employees through the training, communication strategy & organisational structure.
The cheese market in Kenya is relatively small & estimated at 1.5 billion. It is increasing with more and more people moving to the City & eating cheese through mostly pizza consumption.
Brown’s Food Co. has an estimated 27% market share.
Customers: We supply most hotels, lodges, restaurants in Kenya. We supply the airlines, fast food pizza chains & Tier 1 retail supermarkets. 45% of our sales are retail.
Manufacturing: Supply chain involves procurement of raw materials locally. We do purchase specialised packaging from China for the ice cream range. Our primary COGS are milk, labor, electricity & packaging.
Logistics: We do our own delivery to Coast & Nairobi. We use courier for upcountry. We have distributors to deliver within East Africa. Most of our incoming goods are delivered. We use a tanker logistics company to transport most of our milk. Some still comes via milk churns from the neighboring region.
This role leads the Brown’s operational team. There are about 85 permanent employees within the factory. We also have another 15 or so contract staff. You will interface directly with executive leadership, employers, department managers, suppliers to drive profitable growth & continuous improvement of company processes.
• Brown’s Food Co. Advisory Board
• Managing Directors
• Key Government Bodies
• External trainers
• Recruitment companies
• External Mentors for managers
Inability to communicate + align people with the organisational culture & strategic goals.
Lack of understanding of the HR Manager’s role in training + incentives to align the employees with the levers that drive success at Brown’s.
Inability to connect & build positive relationships with employees and managing Directors.
The job is based in Kenya at the processing facility 1 hour from Nairobi.
The area is rural, but accessibility is good and most areas of Nairobi accessible in 40 mins.
An attractive salary is on offer dependent on skills, qualifications and experience.
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