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Avian (Animal Health) Vaccination Technology Services Manager- Kenya

  • City / Town: KEN-Nairobi Province-Nairobi
  • Date posted: Sep 20 2017 2:30PM
  • Sector: Pharmaceutical/Medical Sales
  • Employee status: Regular
  • Employment status: Full Time
  • Job reference: 1719272
  • Consultant: Thapi Mokose

Do you want to fulfil your potential and work as an integrated team member?

 

Description:

The purpose of this position is to manage the avian vaccination activity in East Africa and to grow the avian business. 

The Vaccination Technology Service Specialist will be responsible for all aspects pertaining to avian vaccination processes and equipment.

The position will contribute to sales and target achievements through: 

- Improving communication and motivation between various Boehringer Ingelheim avian    role players including Boehringer Ingelheim internal staff and distributors.

- Developing and maintaining relationships with Avian Key Accounts.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

 

Key Duties:

Main markets to be covered: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The “region” also includes other markets which are less regulated such as Eritrea, Madagascar, Rwanda, Somalia and South Sudan.

• Vaccination Technology Service activities

- Contribute to and ensure a high standard of knowledge and technical expertise of all specialized vaccination service staff (Boehringer Ingelheim and partners).

- Develop and provide tools for vaccination control and evaluation of vaccine application.

- Installation of new equipment in hatcheries or in the field.

- Train customers on equipment and products (technical, storage, handling, vaccine application, cleaning, maintenance and health and safety requirements).

- Ensure maintenance and proper use of all vaccination equipment.

- Conduct vaccination audits.

- Regular customer interaction, visits and follow up.

- Participate in field trials with different product and customers under the supervision of the veterinary technical manager or avian business manager.

- Ensure compliance with Boehringer Ingelheim health and safety objectives.

• Contribute to the avian business objectives

- Communicate proactively and regularly on vaccination service products or concepts in order to ensure awareness of innovations and understand the requirements of the teams in each market.

- Participate in meetings and provide feedback according to requirements made by account managers, technical managers and business manager.

- Participate actively in marketing activities as required by technical or business manager.

- Manage the profit and loss account of vaccination services in accordance with the annually defined targets.

- Manage VTS budget.

 

Qualifications

Requirements:

• Degree in Veterinary Science and / or Engineering and / or Business Administration

• High school qualification (Tertiary degree or diploma preferred)

• Competency and experience in industrial automation, electrical, mechanical and pneumatic systems.

• Knowledge and experience in the poultry industry (specifically hatcheries and vaccination technology) and expertise in avian business will be strongly taken into account. 

• Knowledge and experience in the animal health sector, specifically poultry products and production systems, will be an advantage.

• Motivation; strong accountability and results oriented.

• Flexibility and agility; ability to work in unconstructed and changing environment; Ability to work under high pressure and workload

• Planning, self-organization and co-ordination

• Must show initiative and creativity; act proactive and reactive; willingness to go the extra mile.

• Team player with strong interpersonal skills; willingness to work and network in multinational and culturally diverse teams.

• Information collection and recording.

• Willingness to travel; Self-drive and by airplane

• Fluent in English (spoken and written)

• Computer literate; competent with MS Office programs

Competencies:

• Strategic thinking

• Initiator

• Communication skills

• Influencing Skills

• Customer Orientation

• Planning & Organization

• Solution & Decision Quality

• Experience of developing strategy

• Experience in cross functional working

• Analytical Thinking and Working

• Strategic leadership and decision making

• Teamwork

• Proactivity and autonomous

• Planning, self-organization and co-ordination

• Success intention and result driven

• Information collection

 


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