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Position Details: Production Manager

Location: Eldoret, Kenya
Openings: 1

Description:

Job Title:  Production Manager

Reporting Line: Factory Manager

Positions Reporting Directly To This Role: Senior Engineers

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Chemical Engineer ideal with Production Management in chemicals processing.
  •     Candidate must have experience with chemical industry and functional process improvement experience in a PSM covered manufacturing plant environment in the chemical industry.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Essential:

  •  Operate the manufacturing departments in compliance with OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM).
  •     The principal purpose of the Production Manager is to manage and drive change within the Chemicals units at the plant to improve HSE, Cost, Quality, and Productivity Performance.
  •     Assure compliance to all HS&E requirements, regulations, and permits. Continuously improve Plant effectiveness in Safety and Environmental by providing clear and visible leadership as consistent with the philosophy that every incident is preventable.
  •    Gather and analyze data to measure asset utilization, capacity, cycle times, yield, downtime, raw material efficiency, waste water, waste generation, and utility efficiency.
  •   Optimize process throughput through debottlenecking studies and conduct long term capacity planning in conjunction with the business leaders. Develop capital plans to meet the needs of the businesses.
  •    Lead the continuous improvement effort for all aspects of process performance including yields, downtime, raw material efficiency, waste generation, energy efficiency, and quality.
  •    Develop operating and capital budgets and manage expenditures to achieve the business unit objectives.
  •       Participate in the management of the plant as a member of the Factory Manager’s staff.
  •       Participate in the management of the business.
  •   Provide training, coaching, and development to the production employees.

Secondary:

  •  Evaluating performance of executive staff.
  •   Aid in implementing ISO 9001 and ISO14000.
  •   Build an effective team to manage all activities.

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal:

  •   Factory Manager
  •    Chief Engineer
  •    QA Manager
  •     Financial Controller
  •    Key executive staff

External:

  • Technical Consultant
  •   Service contractors
  •   Vendors
  •   Customers

KNOWLEDGE/ EXPERIENCE/ SKILLS/ PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

Essential:

  •  Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise.
  •       Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills. 
  •     Commitment to the success of the project and bringing out the best in others.
  •    Familiarity with business equipment and Computer Applications MS Excel; MS PowerPoint; MS Word; MS Office; MS Outlook.
  •     Proficient at using problem solving tools, performing root cause analysis, and implementing corrective actions and possess strong interpersonal skills.

Desirable:

  • Strong background with track record of managing turnkey project
  • Focused and result oriented with excellent analytical ability and innovation
  • Cogent written and verbal communication skills
  • Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities Fast-paced environment; Work under pressure; Attention to detail; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Tight deadlines.
  • Experience implementing change using Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methods and practices would be a Plus.

EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Minimum 7 years, including 2 years in continuous processing plant e.g. Sugar factory, Oil & Gas, chemical manufacturing.

 

EDUCATION QUALIFICATION:

Essential:

 

  • Chemical Engineering Degree

 

Desirable/Preferred:

 

  • Engineering Degree with Business Management Course

 

 

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