VACANCY: Production Unit Manager

JobnetAfrica , Ethiopia , Addis Abeba

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Industry / Technique
  • Field of Expertise: General Management, Operations, Production / Operational
  • Work Experience: 3-5 years
  • Benefits included: Transport, International insurance
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Sep 21, 2016
  • Vacancy closing date: Nov 05, 2016

Job Description

For a food processing company we are looking for a Plant Manager to drive continuous improvement and optimization of all processes. You will oversee all daily operations of the plant from procurement, production and delivery to ensuring policies and procedures are followed. The successful candidate will have the key skills to develop processes that will maximize stewardship, safety, quality and productivity as well as guarding the Fair Chain principles.

Their aim is to become cost leader within the Ethiopian context whilst reaching the highest possible quality levels that will enable us to compete in any global market of choice.
You will run the factory as a separate business unit on a cost price plus basis towards the sales organization in Addis and Amsterdam.
The production will need to move to a new to be built industrial facility soon. You will heading the team designing this western standard volume based facility based on best practices in the industry.

• Plan, organize, direct and run optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations using peechtree and /or an ERP system and clear SLA’s/Contracts with the sales departments in Addis and Amsterdam.
• Making sure the inventory is correct and registered. Full responsibility for green bean stock management keeping the beans in optimal conditions and secure.
• Increase production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and improving on current quality standards
• Be responsible for production output, product quality and on-time shipping
• Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results (minimal tolling fee, maximum quality, minimum lost, minimal downtime)
• 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 workgroup and recruit, manage and develop plant staff
• Collect and analyze data to find places of waste or overtime
• Commit to plant safety procedures
• Managing ISO 9001, HACCP food safety, Organic and RFA certification audits and improvements
• 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 and administer collective bargaining agreements
• Stay up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts
• You will have full P&L responsibility and based on a given sales forecast come up with the budget, tolling fee, staffing, production and investment plan.
• Enable the growth from current 10,000 kilo a month to 20.000 within the current facility through optimal routing, logistics and production processes.
• Built and manage the team needed to reach the output and quality targets.
• Develop and Implement a HR plan that supports the personal growth and skillset of the team based on external HR reviews, leading to a FairChain living wage plan and social programs for employees based on forecast profitability and performance.
• Overseeing of the building and installation of new production facilities and processing lines
• Implement and report on the manufacturing metrics in the Annex

• Full commitment to our FairChain principles
• Proven work experience as a plant manager preferably in in an international/ multicultural setting in both African and Western Countries
• Proven managerial experience with an hands on mentality , leading by example (no desk worker).
• Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources)
• Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise
• Be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity, demand creation, inventory and stewardship processes
• Computer literacy
• Ability to create accountability and to lead by example
• Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills
• BS degree in Business Management or related field
• Preferably with understanding of the industry
• Strong sensitivity for Ethiopian cultural context
• Excellent Business English; speaking/writing
• Ability to work in a manufacturing environment, including the physical exercise of moving goods and equipment
• Willingness to live in Addis Ababa for 2-3 years

o Competitive financial package determined by experience and value-addition
o Corporate vehicle
o Corporate health insurance