Production Manager (Food Technologist) Jobs in Thika, Kenya

Production Manager (Food Technologist) Jobs in Thika, Kenya


  • Our client, a food manufacturing company in Thika is looking to fill the role of a Production Manager for January 2021.

  • The incumbent will be mandated with coordinating the company’s technical systems and processing of high-quality standard products, which meet the customers’ market specifications and quality standards.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, review and implement company policies, procedures and practices that support attainment of company goals and objectives in respect of production of products;

  • Utilization of the company’s available resources to follow-up and achieve targets in respect to the overall targets of the day;

  • Ensuring that cleaning, sanitary, hygiene, systems are maintained within the processing line in liaising with the quality controller;

  • Records maintenance / updating systems to facilitate corrective action to be taken to ensure food safety;

  • To research and develop new products in relation to the company’s capacity and available resources;

  • Developing an action plan to make the targets viable

  • Evaluating / adjusting on products formulations to make them cost effective and compete well at the same time maintain the required quality

  • Educating the other staff members on good manufacturing practices

  • Ensuring workforce discipline is maintained within the set working hours and regulations by liaising with the production supervisors

  • Evaluation on the cost of production both direct and indirect on frequent basis to enable running at minimum cost levels and still producing quality goods

  • Presentation and preparation of reports which are submitted to the Board of Directors for further action plan

  • To seek assistance from the Board of Directors or
    immediate boss in terms of administrative or management problems

  • To control and reduce on the rejection sale at all levels of operations and to be responsible for accountability (liaising with the Quality controller)

  • Reporting all sales issues to the MD on behalf of the sales team

  • Carry out any other duties at the request of the Managing Director as may be assigned from time to time
    Key Result Areas

  • Improvement of production efficiency and yields per batch per day

  • Reduction of production costs and utilization of raw materials

  • Development of new products ranges

  • Maintain and sustain product quality within acceptable market standards

  • Maintain and optimize staff levels within acceptable labour cost levels


  • Minimum Diploma in Food Technology/ Food Science

  • Experience. At least 4 years relevant experience in a busy Food processing factory

  • Key skills and qualities. Good communication and reporting skills, good analytical skills, self-driven and result oriented.

    How to Apply

  • Qualified candidates are encouraged to send CVs quoting relevant skills and experience to

  • Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled

  • Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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