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Plant Manager

Adexen

Nairobi, Kenya

Job description

Job Introduction

    Adexen was mandated by an international FMCG Company to recruit a Plant Manager. The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Responsibilities

    • The Plant Manager will be responsible for the planning, coordination and control of operations of entire manufacturing unit. The scope of the job involves production, repair & maintenance, inventory of raw material and spares, ensuring safety standards.
    • Maximize the production and profitability of the factory while ensuring a noise free, smokeless, well illuminated, safe, clean, and environmentally friendly working environment
    • Ensure cost effective production while maintaining quality and timely delivery
    • Manage the supply chain in order to prevent over stocking and stock-out of raw materials and spare parts and finished goods
    • Continually strive to reduce wastage in all areas of the factory such as energy, production defects, overlap of manpower, etc…
    • Service of production lines to minimize downtime, fault finding to component level, modifications with up-grades to plant equipment calibration
    • Ensure top quality throughout the production process resulting in finished goods that are sold at a premium
    • Return repaired equipment to production with a first time pass
    • Responsible for the selection and maintenance of machinery. Carry out validation testing on new equipment, whilst completing all relevant documentation along with maintaining a safe and healthy work environment and have good housekeeping practice of office and maintenance
    • Ability to lead and efficiently manage the maintenance department and capable of introducing improvements to continue the development of LEAN manufacturing principles and assist with hands on involvement
    • Monitor product standards and implementing quality-control programs
    • Work with managers/supervisors/ operators to implement the company's policies and goals
    • Ensure health and safety standards
    • Assess the training need and regular training & development of operators & workers

Desired Skills and Experience

    • Engineering Degree. MBA will be a plus.
    • Minimum 5 years in a similar position within a international company
    • Substantial managerial experience
    • Fully conversant with industry standard
    • Previous experience in Food & Beverages, Food production or any related industries will be a plus
    • Good communication skills – oral, written and e-mail, and highly PC literate
    • Natural leader & team player
    • Strong and persuasive personality
    • Ambitious and looking for a challenging work environment
We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.

Industry

FMCG

Job Seniority

Manager

Job Category

Engineering and Production

Employment Type

Full time

Experience

5 - 10 years

Skills

Reports, Heavy Equipment, Production Management, Cost Management, Team Leadership, Financial Reporting, Team Management

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