To lead the manufacturing function and implement a company wide strategy to ensure that all performance KPI’s are met. To create and implement a best practice manufacturing environment that would ensure the continued improvement of the operations, by introducing systems and processes designed to provide accurate and timely reports.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure the preparation of accurate operating budgets for the manufacturing department (National and Regional).
Prepare the annual objectives of the manufacturing department.
Review and evaluate actual operating results against annual established objectives for the department and the regions and take corrective action to improve unsatisfactory results.
Develop short / medium term manufacturing plans to ensure the alignment of manufacturing capability with growth in sales volume.
Provide advice, guidance, direction and authorization to carry out plans consistent with established policies and top management approval.
Strengthen the organizational structure at plant level, particularly the engineering capability by building a solid pipeline for key technical positions.
Develop programs to improve plant performance through equipment refurbishing or replacement plan.
Establish and supervise the Maintenance Management System in the plants.
Review and approve CAPEX and infrastructure projects for manufacturing. Manage the implementation of major CAPEX projects.
Develop and implement a Quality / Environmental Plan to ensure compliance with quality assurance programs including environmental and safety requirements.
Build an effective team based environment and motivate employees to optimize their performance by applying PMP.
Comply with company’s set values and standards.
HND / B. Sc. Mechanical / Electrical Engineering.
15 years of technical experience, of which at least 10 years as a manufacturing / plant manager (preferably in a food / beverage company)
SPECIAL SKILLS & ABILITIES
Understanding of Bottling line machine technology
Communication / Listening
Creativity and Innovativeness
Problem Solving & Decision Making
Results and Customer Oriented
Strong leadership skills
Time management / organizational skills