• Ongoing Employment at KHS Machines Nigeria Ltd

  • Posted on: 3 October, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • KHS Machines Nigeria Ltd, a leading supplier of packaging equipment, after sales service and solutions to manufacturing needs, has at the core of it’s strategy – winning with PEOPLE. KHS Machines Nigeria Ltd sees people as a key asset to achieving its vision of being the First Choice in Packaging and engineering Technology across West Africa.

    KHS Machines Nigeria is looking to recruit a Service Engineer – Automation to support it’s growth agenda. See below the expectations and attributes of the role:

    As an international manufacturer of filling and packaging equipment for the beverage, food, and non-food sectors KHS GmbH holds a leading position within the industry. The German company was established in 1993 from a merger involving Holstein & Kappert AG of Dortmund (founded in 1868) and Seitz-Werke GmbH in Bad Kreuznach (later SEN AG).  Based in Dortmund, together with a workforce numbering approximately 4,500 KHS group* achieved a turnover of over € 1 billion in 2013. KHS GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salzgitter Klöckner-Werke GmbH, itself part of the Salzgitter Group.
     
    At five plants within Germany KHS develops and manufactures the full range of filling and packaging machines. High-performance systems and equipment for lower capacities are included in its portfolio.
     
    Besides being the company headquarters, Dortmund is also the center for sanitizing, pasteurizing, inspection, labeling, and conveying technology.  As one of the four other major sites in Germany the factory in Kleve manages the company's packaging technology, focusing on the latest final packaging. The Bad Kreuznach plant concentrates on process, filler, and aseptic technology and is responsible for filtration systems, beverage blending units, flash pasteurizers, keg technology, and rinsing, filling, and closure systems. High-performance palletizers and packing and unpacking systems are built in Worms. Hamburg is where the company's PET expertise is pooled, with stretch blow molders, barrier technology, and Bottles & Shapes PET bottle designs developed here. Outside Germany KHS has production facilities in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, India, and China.
     
    KHS GmbH is valued as a market leader and supplier of innovative, reliable, and highly efficient products and services, such as turnkey lines, single machines, and conversions – and is also greatly appreciated for its on-site service available worldwide 24/7. Modern concepts consistently developed and manufactured according to customer expectations underline the KHS vision of being first choice in technology and service. The most recent new developments include the modular KHS Innoket Neo labeling machine, the FullyEnclosed FilmPack shrink packaging unit, a high-performance palletizing center for 200,000 cph canning lines, the extremely low-consumption beer stabilization system KHS Innopro ECOSTAB C, the KHS Innofill Glass platform for up to 75,000 bottles per hour, the KHS InnoPET BloFill stretch blow molder/filler monoblock for a maximum 81,000 PET bottles per hour, and KHS Innokeg plant technology that can rack up to 2,000 kegs per hour.
     
    As part of its corporate responsibility KHS GmbH attaches great importance to the development of sustainable systems, environmentally-friendly production, and social aspects. This is impressively illustrated by the company's ethical audits, ECOPROFIT awards, and the current TÜV certificate for energy-efficient system technology which KHS has received for the new generation of KHS Innofill Glass fillers and the KHS InnoPET Blomax Series IV stretch blow molder.

    Service Engineer Automation

     

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ROLE
    The position of Service engineer-automation is basically to resolve all electronic and automation related issues with the customers, beyond their competence. The Service engineer – automation is expected to be the last resort within the establishment of the KHS Machines Nigeria service team that will support the customers in problem resolution that borders on automation or electronic related issues.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    •     Analyse and interprete electrical drawings for KHS equipment and systems with the customer
    •     Carry out and supervise machine wiring
    •     Assembly support and start-up of electrical and electronic programmable logic control(PLC) and control micro-process controllers on KHS machines
    •     Troubleshooting and optimization of process engineering tasks within the KHS scope of supply
    •     Assembly reporting
    •     Communication with customers and responsible departments of KHS
    •     Resolve customer issues regards electric and automation

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

    •     A minimum of bachelors degree in Electrical/electronics engineering(B.Eng)
    •     Expert knowledge of S5, S7, SEW, Danfoss, Asi-Bus, Profi-Bus and industrial ethernet. Knowlegde of Kuka-control will be an advantage
    •     Industry experience – minimum of 5years working experience in a related field in the manufacturing industry
    •     Language skills – sound knowledge of both written and spoken English, German or French.
    •     Solution oriented way of thinking. Should possess the capacity to work independently and follow a methological process for problem resolution
    •     Basic mechanically engineering skills
    •     Assertiveness, organizational talent, friendly and confident appearance
    •     Competent in the use of MS office packages
    •     Competent in IT solutions especially in Network configurations etc

    COMPETENCE (in order of importance)

    •     Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
    •     Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
    •     Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
    •     Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and directions.
    •     Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    LINES OF COMMUNICATION
    The Service Engineer - Automation will report directly to the Service Manager of KHS Machines Nigeria Ltd.

    WORKING CONDITIONS
    The Service Engineer - Automation role is a Full time role. Working time as stipulated in conditions of service however the employee would be expected to work at a capacity required to achieve desired results for the company, and may be expected to travel across the region generally, and overseas in special cases.

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    Sales Representative

     

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ROLE
    The position of sales representative is primarily responsible for the implementation of sales plans, execution of targeted sales activities and to support structural formation of sales outreach to the Customer. KHS operates with a strategic Route to Consumer foot print, and the Sales Representative is a key driver of this structure to deliver it’s objective

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    •     Market evaluation and channel coverage planning and execution
    •     Relationship management with customers and sourcing of new prospects
    •     Manage customer request and options to budget and on time
    •     Educate customers on equipment functionality and drive customer acceptability of same
    •     Manage customer database and build linkage on equipment status with respective customers
    •     Liaise closely with the supply chain and logistics team to ensure smooth and fit processes
    •     Resolve customer complaints issues regarding sales
    •     Carry out frequent customer calls and review customer satisfaction mechanics with the management team.
    •     Proper documentation and analysis of activities.
    •     Support management decision making process regarding sales
    •     Maintain knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges, and security practices

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

    •     A bachelor’s degree preferably USA / UK in an engineering discipline
    •     Financial management and business appreciation skills would be an advantage
    •     Industry experience and professional network – Minimum of 3 years sales experience in a similar field
    •     Influencing and Negotiation skills – ability to understand people and sell ideas and to others will be a huge aspect of the business requirements for this role

    COMPETENCE (in order of importance)

    •     Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
    •     Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
    •     Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
    •     Leadership — Job requires a willingness to take leadership of situations on behalf of KHS
    •     Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
    •     Computer Literacy – competent in the use of Microsoft tools e.g. MS project, word, Power point, Excel and also engineering drawing tools such as AutoCAD, etc.

    LINES OF COMMUNICATION
    The Sales Representative will report directly to the Sales Officer of KHS Machines Nigeria Ltd.

    WORKING CONDITIONS
    The Sales Representative role is a Full time role. Working time as stipulated in conditions of service however the employee would be expected to work at a capacity required to achieve desired results for the company.

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    Sales Support Officer

     

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ROLE
    The position of sales officer is primarily responsible for attracting customers and driving sales for the company.  It consists of developing and sustaining relationships with prospective and existing customers, direct the actual sales process and continually improve same as the opportunity arises, coordinating sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals, working with the KHS management team to agree annual targets and budgets.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    •     Direct and co-ordinate all sales activities involving new customers and potential prospects
    •     Liaise with KHS parent company(KHS GmbH) on specifications and requirements per customer to ensure customer satisfaction
    •     Manage customer request and options to budget and on time
    •     Educate customers on equipment functionality and drive customer acceptability of same
    •     Liaise with KHS management team and other internal stakeholders to ensure expectations are managed and deliverables achieved
    •     Monitor customer preferences, maintain and update customer database, analyse market split and report trends to KHS management periodically
    •     Resolve customer complaints issues regarding sales
    •     Adapt KHS sales data and documentation to the Global sales standard(ECOS) and work with IT team to ensure sales execution is delivered professionally
    •     Deliver sales proposals to customers in details (price, specifications including drawings and functionality, project plan, training etc.) within stipulated time-frame
    •     Prepare and deliver technical presentations that explains product or services to customer and prospective customers.
    •     Support management decision making process regarding sales

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

    •     A bachelor’s degree preferably from USA / UK in an engineering discipline
    •     Financial management and business appreciation skills would be an advantage
    •     Industry experience and professional network (3-5 years).
    •     Influencing and Negotiation skills – ability to understand people and sell ideas and to others will be a huge aspect of the business requirements for this role
    •     Language skills – sound knowledge of both written and spoken English, German or French.

    COMPETENCE (in order of importance)

    •     Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
    •     Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
    •     Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
    •     Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
    •     Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
    •     Computer Literacy – competent in the use of Microsoft tools e.g. MS project, word, Power point, Excel and also engineering drawing tools such as AutoCAD, etc.

    LINES OF COMMUNICATION
    The Sales Officer will report directly to the Managing Director of KHS Machines Nigeria Ltd.

    WORKING CONDITIONS
    The Sales Officer role is a Full time role. Working time as stipulated in conditions of service however the employee would be expected to work at a capacity required to achieve desired results for the company, and may be expected to travel across the region generally, and overseas in special cases.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click on preferred job title to apply online.

     

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