Factory Manager – Kiptagich Tea Estates Ltd

13 Mar
2019
Our client Kiptagich Tea Estates seeks to hire a Factory Manager to drive its current expansion and automation processes. See details below;  
MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB
S/he will oversee all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing to ensuring policies and procedures are followed while developing processes that will maximize stewardship, safety, quality and productivity.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES
Plan, organize, direct and run optimum day-to-day operations to exceed customers’ expectations
Ensure compliance to Plant, Division, Corporate and regulatory quality assurance requirements in the areas of material inspection, in-process quality control, finished product evaluation, housekeeping and other related food safety and quality matters as well as compliance to local, state and international regulatory agencies.
Be responsible for production output, product quality and on-time shipping
Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results
Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions
Share a trusting relationship with work groups and recruit, manage and develop plant staff
Collect and analyze data to find places of waste
Commit to plant safety procedures
Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets
Address employees’ issues or grievances
Stay up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts
KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES
Staff performance management
Policy implementation
Operations; hiring,
Meeting the strategic plan objectives
Team leadership
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES.
Qualification
Bachelor’s degree in food technology/ Food Processing or relevant field
7 years proven working experience in the food processing industry as a plant manager  

Personal Attributes
Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model
An effective and excellent communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information
Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources)
Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)
Be knowledgeable of Occupational safety, quality, productivity, demand creation, inventory and stewardship processes

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications (most recently updated CV and cover letter) to consulting@kkcoeastafrica.com on or before 29th March, 2019.

KKCO East Africa
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