Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL) is currently seeking to recruit a suitable and qualified candidate for the position: Blender for KWAL Nairobi.
The job holder will be responsible for the control, execution and actualization of Winery Plans, evaluation of process inputs, tanks, equipment and final product to ensure the desired quality is achieved and maintained in primary production.
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data related to products and raw materials; Prepare and maintain batch documentation including reconciliations in a timely manner to enable the tracking and management of inventory and costs
Blending of bulk and Wine Making; Work out Capacity, raw material requirements and actualize process as per finished product specifications. Verification of inputs to ascertain correct quantities and quality is loaded into blends
Receipt of raw materials, Bulk Wine and Spirit while maintaining food safety and quality expectations
Maintaining the Integrity, quality, safety and consistency of Intrinsic. Maintain clean Work environment and sterility of vats and processing equipment
Evaluating Information, process, people to Determine Compliance with Standards: -Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards or food safety requirements
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others to achieve expected output: -Getting members to work together in MDWT, and accomplish targets /tasks
Interpreting the Meaning of Information to their direct reports;
Translating formulations, Work Instructions, Procedures, Policies, Guidelines and application of the same in Winery processes
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates: -Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance
Monitoring and Controlling Speed, cost, and quality of winery processes
Evaluation of process inputs, tanks, equipment and final product to ensure the desired quality is achieved and maintained
Work with warehousing and Procurement departments to ensure required inputs are available in good time and the reorder levels adhered to
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: -Developing specific work plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish blends as per Production Plan
Perform weekly, monthly and quarterly stock takes and order consumables timeously to ensure continuity in winemaking practices.
Recommend new ideas and improve methods, systems and work processes that lead to higher quality, better results and reduced costs.
A diploma in food science and technology
Trained in Food safety & Quality Management Systems
Certificate in winemaking is an added advantage
At least five (5) years’ experience in a manufacturing company, three of which must be in a winery department.
Practical experience in use of MS packages and ERP systems.
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About Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL)
Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL) is the leading manufacturer and distributor of wines and spirits in Kenya , Eastern and Central Africa region.
Since 1969, when KWAL was incorporated with the objective of providing an avenue for importation and distribution of wines and spirits and enable indigenous Kenyans to participate significantly in this sector; we have delighted consumers across Eastern Africa with award winning and quality beverages.
As a beverage company dealing with both alcoholic drinks – wines and spirits – and non-alcoholic ones including grape juice and syrup, KWAL’s business includes manufacture, import, distribution, sale and export of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. We are continuously committed to quality in all aspects of our business.
Wine, is a flagship product of KWAL and has predominantly been enjoyed by our esteemed clientele, who cherish rewarding themselves and savour the good things in life. This is the delight, value and quality that KWAL brings to its valued clientele and stakeholders.