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Factory Manager Job Vacancy

Our client is looking for a suitable candidate to fill a Factory Manager position.
Position Purpose
  • To develop and grow the business based on sales targets.
  • To build factory and distribution synergy and efficiency.
  • To effectively deliver on the factory’s potential against agreed budgets and projections
  • Effective management of the business against expectations
  • To maintain the highest levels of internal customer service and operational standards
  • Supervisory/Management background.
  • Must come from and understand the food production industry.-bakery
  • Proven track record in managing a profitable production facility.
  • Full understanding of costing templates and procedures.
  • Experience in yield analysis and control

  • Bonus if managed a dispatch and distribution department.
  • Bonus if managed a 24 hour production facility
Core Skills
  • Pragmatic Problem Solving Skills: Must be able to see problems simply and find effective and creative solutions.
  • Business Development Skills: Must be focused on maximizing the output of the factory.
  • Industry and Local Knowledge: Must understand local network, who’s who in the production industry, relevant legislation and government contacts
  • Interpersonal Skills: Must be a people’s person, good with people from but firm and fair.  Understands the feelings, attitudes and concerns of others.
  • Financial Skills: Ability to read financial statements.
  • Technology Skills: Computer literate.
  • Human Resources Management Skills: Leadership Skills, Team Building skills, Industrial Relations skills.
  • Marketing & Selling Skills: Enforce and protect brand equity.  Grow the brands through marketing efforts.
  • Supply Chain Management: Rotation and management of stock levels.
  • Internal Customer Focus: A continuous awareness of the customers’ perception of the product and a desire to delight the customer first.
  • High Standards: Sets challenging, achievable goals and measures results; plans and develops actions to achieve challenging objectives for self and others.
  • Communication Skills: The ability to communicate eloquently and effectively, formally and informally.
Education Requirement:
  • Food related higher diploma or Business Degree
Key Results Areas:
  • Orders fulfilled vs. Orders Placed – 100%
  • To attain a trading profit of KES 1 million
  • To attain a gross profit in-line with the budgeted ideal gross profits of the individual factory
  • To ensure the staffing structure and numbers support the production levels whilst maintaining ratios within industry best practice
  • Maintain distribution ratios in line with expectations
  • Ensure that site equipment is operational and regularly maintained by the responsible party; maintain updated records and control asset movement
  • Machinery to be operated at 95% of capacity
  • Ensure that local government requirements (operating licences, health department licences, etc.) are in order
Please send your CV and remuneration details to:
Only qualified candidates who include their remuneration details will be considered

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