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Position Details: General Manager- Production

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Openings: 1

Description:

Our Client is looking for a qualified General Manager- Production to lead our Farm Star Production team.

Who we are:

Our Client is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making safe sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves 3 critical steps: we build a dense network of high-quality sanitation facilities — Fresh Life Toilets — franchised to residents in the community. We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community. Finally, we convert the waste into valuable agricultural inputs, which we sell to Kenyan farmers. Our current end products are an organic fertilizer (EverGrow) and an animal feed (PureProtein).

About the role:

The Farm Star Production team is responsible for meeting the Farm Star Sales team volume needs while continually improving quality, reducing cost and minimizing risk associated with health, safety and environment.  You will be fully responsible for the production unit's P&L, developing strategies for change in line with increasing profitability, and leading the team to successful implementation.

A typical day for you might include the following:

·         Bring together key leaders from Sales, R&D, and QHSE to choose the next round of changes to the production process that will improve quality in line with customer feedback

·         Oversee production to ensure the team is on track to achieve short-term and long-term targets, and give feedback to the fertilizer Processing Manager and Supervisors on your observations

·         Co-lead a training on Safety with your QHSE and Talent Partners that empowers and engages all team members to proactively address safety concerns

·         Review and approve the cost/benefit analysis of the animal feed Processing Manager for the mechanization of a new part of the production process

·         Contribute on behalf of the Production unit to defining organisation-wide annual goals, giving feedback and setting production targets collaboratively.  

Skills and qualifications you’ll need: 

·         Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, process engineering or equivalent.

·         Demonstrable experience in project management, process improvement, strategic planning      and execution.

·         Experience in managing large cross functional teams, with a particular focus on people   development

·         Certifications in process improvement methodologies will be an added advantage.  

Qualities you’ll need to fit in well among the Our Client-Stars:

·         A collaborative spirit that compels you to work beyond your team

·         A desire to understand and serve customers

·         A willingness to embrace diversity, integrity and empathy

·         An innovative approach to assessing and testing new ideas 

·         An enthusiasm to achieve set targets and improve yourself professionally 

The perks you’ll have:

·         A holistic benefits package.

·         Unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional growth.

·         A unique chance to tackle critical challenges of sanitation, economic empowerment and food security.

 

Join a team you’ll love

 

 

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