Chocolate Plant Production Manager Job in Kikuyu, Kenya

Job Vacancy: Production Manager – Kikuyu Chocolate Plant

Glacier Products Ltd is a private company specializing in Ice creams, Chocolates and food related products.

The Company has Retail Outlets in Nairobi and other major towns in Kenya.

To support the implementation of our business strategy we are looking for a qualified and experienced individual to join our dynamic team in the position of a Production Manager – Chocolate plant.

The position shall be based at the Kikuyu production plant.

Job Summary: The main role is to support business strategy by ensuring efficiency in planning, co-ordination and control of manufacturing processes from receiving of raw materials to dispatch of final products according to the company policy.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interpreting the production plan and following up with procurement to ensure resources and material are available when needed.
  • Scheduling production as per plan and reporting deviations and reasons thereof
  • Responsible for the day to day running of the plant by establishing priorities to ensure that operations run efficiently
  • Responsible to ensure the quality of the products produced meet and if possible exceed the standards set by the company. Maintains a general awareness amongst staff of the quality standards and promotes the importance of quality
  • Ensuring proper housekeeping. Ensuring that all machinery are well maintained and there is no tampering of the machine settings by unauthorized staff.
  • Responsible for the overall supervision, accountability and direction of all staff in the plant.
  • Stock management responsibilities including raw materials, WIP, packaging materials and finished goods
  • Ensuring compliance with legal requirements and company policies

Formal Education and Professional Qualifications:

  1. University degree: Preferably BSc. in Food Science and Technology or related discipline
  2. Computer literate-working knowledge of MS-Office applications
  3. Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing System (Kaizen) an added advantage
  4. Knowledge of HACCP, GMP, ISO22000-2005, ISO9001 and other food management systems.
  5. Experience in a food production or related FMCG manufacturing facility a MUST.
  6. Experience in a leadership position with proven team management and leadership.
  7. Accounting proficiency is desired.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to send their applications and detailed CV indicating current and expected salary to on or before 8th July, 2018.

Due to the urgency to fill the position, shortlisting will be done on an ongoing basis.


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Kikuyu, Kenya

Kiambu County

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Updated: July 4, 2018 — 12:18 pm