VACANCY: Head of Production (Special Chemicals)

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Chemical Industry
  • Field of Expertise: General Management, Operations, Specialist
  • Work Experience: 11-15 years
  • Gross / Nett: Nett
  • Benefits included: Accommodation, Flights, International insurance, Transport
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Jan 17, 2017
  • Vacancy closing date: Mar 03, 2017

Job Description

1. OVERALL JOB PURPOSE
The Head of Production supervises, leads and continuously develops the production capabilities of the Company. A strong focus is on the production of glues and adhesives (casein, white glues etc.), the production of styrene acrylic, the production of hygiene chemicals (caustic soda etc.) and on the production of consumer chemicals (liquid dish wash, detergents, textile care products etc.). New projects in the agro-chemical space (liquid glucose, modification of starch etc.) are likely. The Head of Production will play a critical role in the development of new product and projects, and hence in achieving the ambitious growth targets of the Company.

2. ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THE JOB POSITION
- Master in Chemistry or related subject mandatory, Ph.D. a bonus (preferred area: polymer technology)
- Certifications in relevant management topics are a bonus (health, safety and environment; human resources; production and process improvement etc.)
- At least 10 years of experience in the production of specialty chemicals; experience in the production of casein glue is a must, experience in some of the relevant products like styrene acrylic, hygiene chemicals, consumer chemicals and agro-chemicals are strongly desired.

3. KEY TASKS /RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB POSITION
• Production oversight: Day to day supervision of production of all products of the Company
• Production setup: Continous improvement of existing production processes and set up of production processes for new production lines
• Production and supply chain planning: Interaction with sales teams to prepare short and long term production plans, and definition of procurement plans
• Quality Assurance: Continous monitoring of product quality and implementation of recommendations from Quality Control and Internal Audit Departments
• Product development: Research and development of new chemicals products across the entire range of products of the Company (paint chemicals, glues / adhesives, hygiene, consumer chemicals, agrochemicals etc.)
• Project development: Support of conceptualization and implementation of new business projects, i.e. new production lines and factory extensions
• Team management: Identification of manpower needs and skills requirements, continous development of the skills and knowledge of the production team, performance management, identification and support of personal and professional growth of high performers

4. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PACKAGE
• Location of work is Lagos, Nigeria
• Housing in residential area (Ikeja) will be provided, includes all services, electricity, water
• Provision of personal steward for cleaning and cooking
• Provision of company car (Toyota Corolla) with personal driver
• International Health Insurance package
• 30 days of paid vacation
• One business class flight home for annual leave
• Local allowance of ca. USD 1,000 per month (in local currency)
• USD salary for monthly savings of USD 4,000 to 5,000 per month, depending on experience and qualification of candidate

5. THE COMPANY
• The Company is one of the leading specialty chemical companies in Nigeria