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Reporting to the COO to the company THE Dir. P&SC. Position oversees the management of all areas of the supply chain, quality management & production. Securing that the supply chain is well planned & managed, the QM is living up to all company agreed on standards and that production is producing in the most optimal way, at the lowest cost, and living up to all quality standards. Securing a well-managed /informed & motivated department, that can follow & work with all our company standards & targets.

The Dir. P&SC will be responsible for the day to day management of the following value chain activities:

  • Supply chain management & team
  • Quality management & team
  • Production of all products produced at the company
  • Supervising & controlling 3party production sites outside the company

 

Responsibilities

  • Develops the production plan and establishes procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to established government, customer, and company quality standards.
  • Implements and adheres to the company’s global quality & production standards.
  • Achieves optimum employee levels with the least amount of overhead and raw material costs to meet the annual budgetary plan.
  • Formulates and recommends manufacturing policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and the profitability of the operation.
  • Directs and monitors department managers to accomplish goals of the production plan, consistent with established manufacturing, quality and safety procedures. Acts as liaison between department management/subordinate levels, as well as executive/department manager levels to inform personnel of communications, decisions, policies, and all matters that affect their performance, attitude, and results.
  • Hires, trains, develop, and evaluates staff. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy. Ensure compliance with current federal, state, and local regulations. Consults with HR Department as appropriate.
  • Identifies, recommends, and implements changes to continuously improve quality, productivity and reduce cost and scrap. Directs the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of production standards.
  • Directs and coordinates various programs essential to manufacturing procedures (e.g., training, safety, housekeeping, quality, cost reduction, worker involvement, security, etc.).
  • Initiates and coordinates major projects (e.g., plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, major repairs, etc.). Perform miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned and required.
  • Actively contribute to the optimal working of the Global supply chain management team, including coordination with projects and operations.
  • Supervise and control all 1party productions sites outside the company
  • Lead and manage the supply chain team to make sure that we always have the right raw material at the right time and cost, to be able to fulfill the demand from all the company's markets.
  • Secure that we have an optimized & well-planned production planning that is shared & understood by all key stakeholders in good time.
  • Secure that we have a very strong relationship & customer service to all the company’s export markets, in terms of information, timely delivery and keeping all our service KPI’s.
  • Secure that all relevant documents & licensees are always updated and delivered to relevant stakeholders on time and in the right quality.
  • Secure that we at all times are having a total overview over the raw material & finish goods stocks and that all reports & tracking system are at all-time updated in the right quality.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal requirements and internal policies & procedures.
  • Define, document & implement relevant systems & procedures to improve & increase efficiency within all aspects of production, Supply Chain & QM
  • Lead and manage the QM team to make sure that we always deliver the right quality, to be able to fulfill the demand from all the company’s markets without compromising on employee health and safety.
  • Ensuring all products are safe, legal, and of the required quality, and all food safety requirements are met throughout the manufacturing process and are compliant with all relevant legislation.
  • Leading the organization in achieving formal certifications – including but not limited to ISO 9001 and ISO 22000.
  • Managing the liaison with all governmental, regulatory, and industry bodies.
  • Managing the laboratory, and the laboratory team in product testing and release.
  • Formulating and tracking KPIs to ensure the delivery of quality, safe products.
  • Driving continuous improvement initiatives to improve quality, reduce costs and reduce safety incidences.
  • Develop and implement quality standards and checkups throughout the whole value chain.
  • Leading/ managing and developing the QM team
  • Develop and implement new and better ways of QM
  • Leading the development of the QSHE strategy, objectives, and targets in accordance with the company’s business strategy.
  • Developing the quality organization to fit the operational strategy.
  • Preparing and controlling the quality operations budget in line with the requirements of the COO.
  • Develop and Implement Quality and product handling standards throughout the whole value chain.
  • Ensuring the quality team is properly staffed and performing duties effectively – including hiring, training, developing, and evaluating staff to required performance standards.
  • Ensuring the quality team is fully engaged with the vision and values of the company.
  • Implementing the company’s staff policies and SOPs.
  • Develop and Implement Quality and product handling training material to all key stakeholders

Reporting:

Daily: comment on LEAN KPI’s in the morning “standup” meetings.

Weekly, comment and make corrective actions on the week plan adherence reporting.

Monthly reports on production KPIs, goals, and goal management, and budget deviations must be reported.

Furthermore, it is incumbent upon the position holder to keep the COO of the company informed of significant matters which may be assumed to be of interest to him.

Meeting Activity:

The company’s HOD Meetings, Internal department Meetings, S&OP Meetings, Supplier Meetings, NPI & Project meeting, HACCP meetings, Audit meetings

GEOGRAPHICAL SCOPE – Domestic, Regional, Global

Kenya

MANDATE

The position holder is authorized to make decisions within his area of responsibility in terms of personnel, machinery, and production within the framework of approved strategy, budgets, and at any time within the framework of the company's current policies.

The position holder is authorized to act as a company representative in form of external certifying bodies, set the local production quality policies w. input from the QGP, and can activate product recall in alignment with GQA.

The position holder is authorized to hire and retire hourly paid staff. When hiring or dismissing monthly salaried staff, acceptance must be obtained from the COO of the company.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES / KPI´s

• Budget& costs compliance

• All relevant department KPI’s

• Customer service score to all company markets

• PEAKON/Staff development acc. GQS & HSE journey

• Develop & implement the company’s Supply Chain, Production, and QM plans in line with the overall business strategy

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Food education (Dairy technician, Food technician). Academic, Diploma, Technical Engineer in dairy, food, production, or machinery
  • Minimum 10 years of management experience from the food manufacturing business, preferably dairy or beverage (liquid food processing).
  • 5 years of management experience from leading through at least 2 levels with min. 30 employees in the area of responsibility
  • Be able to communicate well in English and with all levels of the organization.

 

Job Details

Level : Management level
Industry : Manufacturing
Salary : Ksh More Than 600,000+
Experience : 10 Years
Applications : 3
Locality : Nairobi, Kenya
Eligibility : Bachelor
Company : Kaziweza limite...
Posted By Kaziweza limite... / 29 Jun 2021

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