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Processing Manager Job in Nigeria

Our client, the largest dairy farm in West Africa, based in Nigeria is looking for suitable candidates to fill the position of a Processing Manager.

Overall Purpose
The position holder will be responsible for planning and co-ordinating production activities, product development aimed at producing good and standardizing quality products and overseeing all production activities in accordance with good manufacturing practice.

Key Accountabilities
  • Plan, coordinate and supervise overall process aimed at producing high quality dairy products.
  • Control production, budgeting and planning based on and at meeting production targets
  • Control and plan overall input material usage and labour utilisation in the production process
  • Coordinate and Contribute to the other related departments on varying activities such as quality control of products, cold room storage management, data base management and other projects as they develop
  • Coordinate with marketing departments for a smooth integration of production forecasting and other product development management.
  • Train direct reports and other departmental staff in all processes aimed at producing high quality dairy products.
  • Ensure compliance and participation of Hygiene, Safety, Stewardship and Regulatory policies, while setting high standards of professional conduct
  • To manage the career development of the team, by developing coordinated plans for each team member, thus ensuring the department is seen as a developer of high calibre individuals who progress within the organisation
  • Setting standard operations procedures and continually reviewing production processes with a view towards increasing their effectiveness and efficiency via business improvement methodologies (supporting continuous improvement in business processes).
  • Preparing periodic reports on processing activities
  1. The Leadership team
  2. Other departmental heads
  3. All levels of staff of the department the Production Manager downwards.
  4. External and regulatory organisations.
For appointment of this position applicants MUST HAVE met the following requirements:
  • A graduate in Food Technology or related sciences or equivalent with at least 5 years post graduate experience in dairy processing activities
  • Familiar with both plastic bottling and aseptic packaging of dairy product
  • A good understanding of the use and application of IT and a thorough knowledge various modes of dairy packaging.
  • Capacity to adapt behaviour to cope with significantly different environments and culture.
Disclaimer: Candidates who fail to meet the minimum requirements need not apply.
If you have the requisite experience and qualification for this role, we would like to hear from you.
Please email your application letter together with a copy of your updated curriculum vitae to before close of business 31st August 2012.

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