Production Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Position: Production Manager

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Industry: Manufacturing

Our Client, a market leader in providing high quality beneficial sleep solutions is urgently seeking to hire a talented, enthusiastic and well organized Production Manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the day-to-day production, maintenance and delivery operations of a multi-shift Plant in accordance with operating procedures and to achieve production, efficiency and quality results.

He/she will lead the production organization to achieve safety, peopledevelopment, implement LEAN concepts, improve quality and optimize production, delivery and productivity goals and objectives by performing the following duties;

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises all production and shipping supervisors with respect to safety principles, production, quality of production and cost management
  • Will manage daily to meet production schedules and delivery dates.
  • Trains, coaches and evaluates supervisory and hourly personnel, ensuring maximum efficiency and productivity,
  • Monitors and ensures efficient utilization of equipment and facilities, including housekeeping.
  • Confers with Director of Manufacturing in establishing working schedules for all production departments.
  • Responsible for creating a safe working environment, ensuing implementation of plant safety policies, procedures and programs and adhering to requirement under OSHA.
  • Assures adherence to standard operating practices/methods and maintaining the incentive and day work wage systems.
  • Develops and maintains a positive working relationship with hourly workforce – employee relations, discipline and complaint procedures.
  • Adheres to budgetary limitations on all departments including maintenance supplies.
  • Recommends equipment and/or layout changes, production methods or material handling procedures
  • Recommends purchase of new capital equipment.
  • Responsible for meeting annual affirmative action goals for hourly staff.
  • Any other tasks assigned as per business needs.

Key Competencies & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing or equivalent work experience
  • Must have at least 5 or more job-related experience in a lean manufacturing environment which must include three years in a supervisory role.
  • LEAN and/or Six Sigma experience preferred
  • Assembly experience preferred
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Sound financial management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Results/execution driven
  • Experience in handling issues of complexity in a busy working environment

If you’re up to the challenge, kindly send CV and cover letter only to before close of business 13th March 2020.

Clearly indicate the position applied for and expected salary on the subject line.

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Updated: March 10, 2020 — 12:39 am