Head of Production Department Career in Rwanda

Head of Production Department – Rwanda
Our client is a manufacturing a company involved in the following:
  1. Paper milling :
  2. Tissue products (toilet paper, serviette, facial tissues, medical towel, kitchen towel and pocket tissues.)
  3. Detergent Products: (liquid soap, hand wash, glass cleaner and dish wash etc
  4. Bar soap


Our client will be able to produce and sell locally but also regionally for about USD 25 million (60% locally and 40% as exports, respectively. 
It is from this background that we are looking for dynamic and highly motivated person to Head our commercial department to give it direction towards excellence.
The commercial department is composed of units of: Marketing, Sales and Distribution and export.

Job Purpose: The purpose of the job is to coordinate and manage production activities at TIL in accordance with set strategies, guidelines, rules, regulations; and guide the Institution on all matters concerning production of products. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, the Head of Production Department will be expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Leading the company’s technical and production strategy;
  • Providing vision and leadership to the entire technical and production team;
  • Plan, organize and supervise all production and manufacturing operations to meet the    company’s production objectives;
  • Developing the Trust Industries Research and Development (R&D) strategy;
  • Designing, implementing and continually improving systems to achieve and maintain efficiency in all production and manufacturing operations;
  • Developing and implementing the company’s quality management systems;
  • Leading the company to achieve and maintain ISO Certification;
  • Developing and implementing the company’s SOP’s and ensuring these consistently adhered;
  • Contribute to the recruitment, training and developing of the production and technical team;
  • Develop and implement, in collaboration the the HR department, the Performance management system across the production and technical department;
  • Coordinating the preparation of Production budgets and Strategic Action Plans for the TIL.
  • Coordinating the implementation of TIL production policies, programmes, projects and regulations and budgets and Strategic Action Plans;
  • Providing technical guidance and advice to the management of TIL on production issues, programmes and projects.
  • Monitoring the use and management of production facilities in TIL;.
  • Promoting appropriate production technologies and best practices;
  • Supervise, coach and mentor staff in production department;
  • Prepare and submit daily, weeely monthly and annual reports as required by the supervisor;
  • Any other duties required by the line manager and / or CEO;
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, A master’s Degree in Engineering 
  • At least 6 year of relevant experience 3 of which should have been at a senior level
  • MUST have a back ground in detergents or Recycling (Priority)
  • Managing production vendors. Client is using a Chinese firm to construct. This person oversees the activities of this firm.
  • Prior experience in managing a team of over 100.
  • Minimum of 35 years. Maturity is important
  • Should be willing to relocate to Rwanda.
How to Apply
Interested candidates can send their applications at nftkenyajobs@gmail.com stating their current and expected salary.

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