Factory Manager Job in Kenya

Job Title: Factory Manager
 
Reference: FM 2016
Recruiter: Stratostaff East Africa  
 
Location: Outside Thika Town, Kenya

Available: ASAP

Category: Experienced

Offer: Neg.
  
Profile Introduction: Our client, a leading manufacturer of concrete products that are sustainable and environmental friendly seeks to recruit a Factory Manager.
 

Overall purpose of the role is to: Oversee the operations of the factory to ensure production targets are met and quality standards for products are achieved using the most efficient and effective utilization of company resources to enable maximum productivity.

Qualifications / Requirements
  • 7 years progressive experience in a key leadership/management role at a manufacturing facility or hands-on management experience on construction sites (at foreman level);
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering/ Bachelor Degree in Operations/Industrial Management;
  • Ability to balance production and maintenance needs;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles and applications associated with manufacturing operations, maintenance and engineering;
  • Previous experience and broad understanding of safety systems and enforcement of safety rules and policies;
  • Past experience and strong understanding of budgeting/expense management with a basic understanding of financial and accounting practices;
Job Specification
  • Achieving production and delivery targets;
  • Provide leadership for the successful day-to-day operation of the facility so as to ensure that production targets are met with minimal interruption;
  • Optimize factory organization structure with relevant departments and teams to eliminate inefficiency due to disorganization;
  • Establish and review production schedules to ensure production targets are met while operating at the highest efficiency possible;
  • Coordinate the training of all manufacturing personnel and prepare appropriate work plans to ensure optimal resource allocation to achieve set targets;
  • Monitor operation expenses and research ways to reduce costs while maintaining product quality;
  • Planning for raw materials and work preparation to ensure minimal waste;
  • Diagnosis of any plant/machinery malfunction and preventive maintenance ensuring minimum downtime;
  • Control of machine downtime, detailed downtime analysis and ensuring optimal production;
  • Supervising Quality Control personnel to ensure testing of raw materials and finished products through coordination with both in-house and other relevant laboratories;
  • Supervising the testing of the poles and ensure that they meet specifications: KS 1933 and KPLC Technical Specifications;
  • Ensuring safety procedures/operations  are in place;
  • Stock Yard management including loading and offloading procedures to ensure minimal damages.
Competencies
  • Highly motivated, results oriented and self-driven
  • Ability to work independently and within a team; ability to motivate team and individuals towards achieving set targets.
  • Attention to details.
  • Ability to prioritize work and properly manage time.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Able to work effectively and efficiently.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to meet production deadlines and set out targets.
How to Apply
 
If you are qualified and up to the challenge send your Resume and Cover Letter to    vacancies@stratostaff.co.ke by 7th April 2016. 

Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Stratostaff is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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