Factory Operations Manager Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Factory Operations Manager Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya


Job Purpose:

  • Lead the manufacturing function within budget and output targets to meet customer requirements and standards. Full accountability for ensuring safety, customer quality, cost and delivery requirements are met.

  • Responsible for developing an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible team by building working relationships ensuring that Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to.

  • Manage the team on best practice and establish standard policies and procedures whilst also mentoring and leading teams. Implement and manage continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principles by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in training, working practices and processes.

  • Our client is an established manufacturer of a wide variety of Mattresses & Beddings with a chain of retail outlets spread across Nairobi.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implement plans for the effective use of material and labor resources to achieve manufacturing target

  • Supervise the operations of manufacturing personnel to ensure a manufacturing process is within budget and time schedule

  • Oversee the hiring, orienting, and training of technical production employees to ensure a competent workforce

  • Input and hold responsibility for manufacturing budgets

  • Prepare the annual Manufacturing budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with legal standards. Manage the budget from identification to completion of projects

  • Responsible for achieving budget and forecast

  • Effectively and efficiently manage the production of the required daily/weekly/monthly targets in line with customer specifications, meeting quality and delivery expectations, minimising costs where possible and ensure the required best working practices are maintained at all times.

  • Responsible for plant production, financial performance, meeting customer requirements and maintaining the orderly and productive operation of planned activities.

  • Ensure the target productivity level is achieved on a daily basis

  • Update the production plan on a daily basis

  • Communicate and liaise with other departmental managers regarding throughput of stock to ensure production targets are met

  • Drive process improvements on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by
    appropriate data analysis

  • Undertake continuous training and development

  • Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required.

  • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors.

  • Ensure the delivery of the People Strategy within area of accountability.

  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing manufacturing team that meets agreed objectives and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements.

  • Set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports.

    Skills & Qualifications

  • Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred.

  • 7 years of experience leading day – day operations of a plant/factory.

  • Extensive plant level experience with significant proven supervisory experience.

  • Technical understanding.

  • Understanding of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Kaizen, lean manufacturing.

  • Experience of managing Profit & Loss responsibilities for manufacturing.

  • Understanding of manufacturing and procurement/supply chain.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office.

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems experience.

    How to Apply:

  • Qualified & Interested candidates should send their application along with a detailed CV indicating their daytime contact details to

  • jobs@gaprecruitment.co.ke by Saturday 27th November 2021.

  • The subject of the email should be Factory Operations Manager – Manufacturing.

  • Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV.

  • N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for the interviewing process. Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.


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