The Factory Manager will be responsible for a very large plant operation to maximise efficiency and material yield with set framework of quality standards at optimal manpower and material cost.
The incumbent will be responsible for the overall plant management in terms of operations, control and organisational structure.
Plans, organises, directs, controls, and evaluates the operations of the plant to produce the products needed by sales.
Ensures the daily volume targets are met by production.
Prepares the production schedules to ensure optimised production cost and reduced downtime. Set daily production mix levels and agree shift arrangements with the Production Manager to meet the daily requirements of Sales.
Plans and implements the maintenance management system of the plant that will provide high reliability of operation of the machines.
Prepares plant’s overhaul schedules without affecting production requirements.
Ensures harmony and coordination in all manufacturing activities of the plant. Maintains the operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing the project, operational, and personnel policies and procedures to all the personnel to instil discipline among employees.
Reviews the operating results of the organisation, compares them to the established objectives and takes steps to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to correct and improve unsatisfactory results.
Ensures the implementation of the quality assurance programs of the company which includes environmental and safety.
Dispenses advice, guidance, direction, and authorisation to carry out major plans and procedures, consistent with established policies and top management approval.
Develops a system that will ensure optimal and efficient use of labour and resources such as labour productivity monitoring.
Coordinates closely with HQ-Projects on implementing new projects such as new production lines and common facilities, rehabilitation of machines, overhauling projects, and new manufacturing plants.
Plans and manages the plant's operational budget. This includes the variable cost budget, fixed controllable cost and fixed non-
controllable costs to that the ensure product's costs are kept within reasonable prices.
Plans and implements action plans designed to achieve the sets goals for the following year as part of the plant's annual manufacturing plan.
Analyses the plant’s budget requests for approval to identify the areas in which reductions can be made, and allocates the operating budget.
Implements and cooperates with other departments with respect to new product launches and other tests.
Maintains the staff's job results by coaching, counselling, and disciplining employees, monitoring and evaluating the job results.
Ensures the training of employees on the use of the equipment and machineries in the production lines.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field. Masters / MBA will be an added advantage.
Minimum of 8 years experience in performing production and engineering management within a food / beverage company.
At least 5 years experience in a beverage / bottling company preferably as Engineering Manager, Factory Manager or Project Manager.
Strong knowledge of factory management.
Strong interpersonal skills