LIPTON Teas and Infusions Assistant Production Manager Jobs in Kenya

LIPTON Teas and Infusions Assistant Production Manager Jobs in Kenya

Role Summary

The role is responsible for management of shift, productivity improvement and ensure production targets & parameters are achieved.

Role Responsibilities

  • To coordinate implementation of the manufacturing process plan in a production factory and run a shift to produce tea to meet customer specification.

  • To coordinate the implementation of TPM, OHSE (Occupational Health, Safety and Environment), Quality Management systems (QMS) and RA in the factory.

  • Implement factory procedures and SOPS and ensure compliance by the production shift team.

  • Implement IR/ER systems in the factory in conjunction with the line Manager.

    Production and Planning

  • Coordinate production shift to produce made tea that meet customer requirements.

  • Implement Good Manufacturing practices in all sections of manufacture in the production shifts.

  • Monitor production key performance indicators of the production shift; generate daily, weekly and monthly reports.

  • Verify and consolidate daily, weekly, and monthly administrative returns.

  • Keep and ensure accuracy of the production records, weekly and monthly tea returns.

  • Communicates upwards/downwards/peers in the factory to ensure smooth flow of information.

  • Act in the absence of the Manufacturing manager as per Company policies.

  • Coordinate implementation of World Class Manufacturing Standards in the factory and ensure documentation of the improvements.


  • Implement Quality and Consumer safety Management System in production shift.

  • Ensure reception of Quality incoming raw materials during the shift as per company policy.

  • Implement the good manufacturing practices (GMP) in the production shift to deliver quality made tea in line with customer/consumer specifications.

  • Implement the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) system in the factory.

  • Monitor and taste hourly and invoice tea samples.

  • Initiate and implement quality improvement plans and activities in the factory.

    Assets and Stocks

  • Monitor and validate stock and non-stock movements.

  • Dispatching of tea stocks and reconciliation of tea stocks in the factory.

  • Provide input into the development of capital proposals in the factory.

  • Responsible for the utilization of assets that includes process and plant machinery during the shift.

  • Responsible for the company assets during the shift.

  • Flag up redundant/obsolete assets to the Manufacturing Manager for disposal.

  • Coordinate the day-to-day operation and smooth delivery of Utilities (firewood, steam, water and electricity) in the factory and villages.

  • Maintains the factory register.


  • Keep abreast with all new technology covering tea making, market, packaging, maintenance, transport and energy usage and make proposals for change/improvements where appropriate.

  • Carry out manufacturing trials and implement projects as agreed with Line manager.

  • Collate and document innovative ideas for the factory and capture all improvement proposals from shop floor.

    Finance and Procurement

  • Initiate the requisition process for additional stocks in line section re-stocking levels and authorise issues of items from factory

  • Provide proposals for input into the annual budget preparations.

  • Control direct budgetary expenses through resource allocation and utilisation in the shift.

  • Implement production aspects of the accounting manual.

  • Provide input into the monthly accounts review and implements agreed actions.

  • Verify and consolidate daily, weekly and monthly financial returns.


  • Implements employee establishment in the factory production shift.

  • Implement the training and coaching factory production team.

  • Handle any internal industrial/employees relation issues in the factory in conjunction with line manager.

  • Implement agreed welfare programmes and attend planned meetings ensuring completion of agreed actions.

  • Responsible for production shift team and ensuring that agreed work plan targets and standards are implemented.

  • Provide input and participate in the modular training of factory production shift employees.

  • Participate in recruitment of seasonal employees as agreed with line manager.

  • Coordinate all statutory requirements and ensure they are always adhered to.

  • Implement factory legislation, regulations, Union collective agreements and Lipton standards.

    Social and welfare

  • Implement all social welfare Policies, Programmes and Guidelines including security, housing maintenance, recreation, and general welfare amenities, and ensure schools under the factory responsibilities are of the required standards.

    Safety, Health, Environment

  • Coordinate implementation of Safety, Health & Environmental and RA (Rainforest Alliance) management systems as per company policies and legislation in the shift.

  • Authorize permits to work certificates in line with company policies.

  • Coordinate implementation of standard operating procedures and specific work instructions and ensure compliance and collate proposals for reviews.

  • Coordinate implementation of safe travel guild lines as stipulated in the standard.

  • Maintains the factory disciplinary and safety data.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required

  • Graduate in Food Science, Production Technology, Agricultural, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or Bachelor of Science Chemistry.

  • Minimum 4 Years’ experience.

  • Product, Process and Packaging Expertise

  • Manufacturing Performance Management

  • Project Management

  • Quality Assurance

  • Responsible Care

  • Human Factors – technical and human capabilities

  • Knowledge on product, Process and Quality Assurance.

  • Working Knowledge in manufacturing Performance Management

  • Basic appreciation project Management

  • Consumer and customer focus

  • Excellent tea tasting skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and Team player.

  • Basic appreciation in financial management systems.

  • Working knowledge on IR/ER skills

    How to Apply

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