General Manager (Factory)

Recruiter / Employer: Agro-Chemical and Food Company
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate strategic management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and organizational effectiveness.
  • Authorize and approve the purchase of materials, chemicals and spare parts in the department needed for efficient production.
  • Participate in the recruitment of staff in order to ensure that the candidates selected have the required job competencies and are provided with orientation and induction program necessary for effective job performance.
  • Carryout training needs assessment and formulate training programs in conjunction with the General Manager, Human Resource and Administration (GM, HRD&A) aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve their productivity.
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implement development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Develop daily, monthly, quarterly and annual production targets and prepare progress reports showing achievements against planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variances and also defining areas of improvement.
  • Prepare annual maintenance and capital budgets for the department and ensure that expenditure in Engineering, Production, Quality Control Divisions and Environment and Safety section are controlled and remain within agreed
    budgets.
  • Ensure that proper maintenance schedules are implemented to improve on plant and equipment availability and efficiency.
  • Plan and co-ordinate programs to ensure compliance with Environment, Health and Safety statutory requirements.
  • Plan and coordinate the Quality Assurance programs to ensure effective operations of the Quality Management Systems (QMS) at the factory in
    accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 International Standards.
  • Plan and coordinate the manufacturing, maintenance and Quality Assurance programs to ensure production of safe products, fit for human consumption.
  • Continually assess technical capabilities of existing manufacturing facilities and other Company infrastructure, plan for modifications, upgrading, rehabilitation and improvement of the plant and equipment and supervise the implementation to ensure completion according to quality specifications, within specified time frame and budget.
  • Advice the Chief Executive on changes in production, operations, instrumentation, quality control, environmental issues, additional capacity
    (projects) which may be necessary for optimization of production.
  • Ensure that all contractors working within the factory premises meet safety requirements.
  • Ensure correct and timely preparation of all daily, monthly and annual operational reports and ensure proper dispatch and distribution of reports as necessary.
  • Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations as well as handle employee disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programs as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.

    Person Specification

  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years’ working experience, five (5) of which should have been in senior management level.
  • Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Production Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Brewing Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, Food Technology or its
    equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Production Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Brewing Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, Food Technology or its
    equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Certificate in Leadership Course from a recognized institution lasting not less than four (4) weeks.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.
  • Thorough understanding of management, operation and administration of a manufacturing industry;
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.

Key Competencies and Skills

  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strategic and innovative thinking.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to mobilize resources.
  • Negotiation skills.

    Method of Application

    Applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names, and addresses of at least three referees, two coloured passport size photos and a copy of National Identity Card should be sent to the undersigned on or before October 01, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Resident Director & Chief Executive
    Agro Chemical & Food Company Limited
    P.O Box 18-40107
    MUHORONI-KENYA

    ACFC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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