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Regional Bakery Plant Manager Job in Kenya

Job Title: Regional Bakery Plant Manager
Reporting Relationship:.
This position holder reports to the COO, has the responsibility to manage a minimum of 4 Bakery Managers within a business region

Purpose of the Job: 

Responsible for growing the brand in a specific region and to ensure that the businesses being managed are profitable ventures and that the brand is more efficient and adequately focused on customer satisfaction and quality products.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Ensure protection of the company’s working capital at all times
  • Responsible for managing company assets in assigned location, ensuring maximum up time from all assets and delivery of desired ROCE
  • Ensure that the business operates at a given Gross Profit % level
  • Control operating costs such that the business operates effectively, whilst complying with quality and service levels required by the company.
  • Ensure adherence to brand standards as established by the company in respect of product recipe, quality,  processes, and cleanliness
  • Work with the team to defend the market share of products within assigned territories, whilst also ensuring exceptional customer satisfaction and product/brand acceptance
  • Coordination of customer management and development/maintenance  of distribution channels aimed at ensuring 100% year round product availability 
  • Expand the business frontiers within the region/territory and seek to develop new locations or sites as revenue streams
  • Responsible for prompt and accurate reporting within his business location - (Monthly  Reporting Sheet (MRS)  to the COO, Business Analyst and Audit Department)
  • Ensure full compliance with Oracle processes as defined for the business – Full update on all OM and OPM transactions, ensuring the accuracy and completeness of data on – line real time.
  • Ensure reporting deadline for all documentations (financial and non-financials) are met
Inventory Management
  • In cooperation with the Bakery Manager, Plans and coordinate inventory levels required in the business to ensure seamless production schedule and availability of production inputs at all times
  • Ensure full compliance with the company’s Inventory Management policy in his business
Team Leadership & People Management
  • Responsible for managing, coaching, training  and development of all employees within the region
  • Work with HR to assure right manning levels within his business and guarantee staff productivity
  • Manage performance of direct reports through an objective Performance Monitoring framework
Finance and Administration:
  •  “Own” the data in the financial statements  for his region completely.
  • Monitor and investigate significant variances (both to budget as well as historically) in the profit & loss account, the balance sheet and the cash flow statement – review all summary data thoroughly
  • Candidate should have the capacity to function in a performance driven environment, possess good interpersonal, planning and people management skills.
  • Ideal candidate must have the capacity to take crucial decisions, when necessary, coach and  develop  associates in the business and transfer knowledge to direct reports
  • Must be experienced in managing a semi automated or fully automated bakery plant.
Contract Nature
Fixed Term Contract renewable after an initial one year excellent performance record.

Annual Fixed Salary: Competitive 
Variable Income: % of Annual Fixed Income. This is tied to achievement of defined objectives: 

Benefits & Perks:
  • Assigned official car + driver
  • Medical Coverage for employee and family up to a maximum of 2 children and under 18 years of age
  • Fully expensed accommodation
  • Annual return economy class tickets for holiday covering , employee, spouse and a maximum of 2 children
  • 20 working days of annual holiday
Knowledge: Qualification & Experience
  • The ideal candidate must have a first degree in Food Technology/Engineering with a working knowledge of financials and marketing
  • Minimum of 12 years experience, 5 of which must have been spent managing a multi site bakery plants business with total daily production capacity of 100,000 loaves
Required Skills
  • Candidate must be fluent in English ( written and oral)
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft application packages: Excel, Word, Power point
  • Experience in an ERP driven manufacturing environment is an added advantage

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