Rorank Business Share Company Plant Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Rorank Business Share Company Plant Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Company Profile

  • Rorank Business S.C. is a joint venture with a UK base company called Castlford Holding Investment Groups.

  • We manufacture and distribute our flagship brands, Super Eagle and Crystal are renowned for their great taste and quality.

    Primary Purpose

  • The Plant Manager is responsible for overseeing the complete distilleries, blending liqueurs, RTD, R&D, QC, bottling and packaging function.

  • The job incumbent ensures the quality of all distilled spirits are on standard and approves blended spirits, RTD and liqueurs to be bottled.

  • The Manager ensures all packaging lines are used optimally according to the bottling plan.

    Geographical Responsibilities

  • Rorank Business Company Chacha & Kessem Project

    Finanicial Responsibilities

  • Distillation & Blending budget

    Packaging budget

  • Raw material budget

    Product Output

  • All Rorank products are correctly packed and bottled according to set standards

  • Quality spirits, liqueurs and RTD products produced and blended

  • Sanitizer and Disinfectant production
    Research and Development of products according to market demand

    Key Performance Areas and Tasks

  • Maintain professional relationship with suppliers

  • Approve liquor and other spirits for bottling and sales purposes.

  • Analyse and taste samples for distillation
    Manage distilling and approval documentation

  • Ensure received stock (spirits) are managed

  • Monitor spirits quality during distillery process

  • Continual visits to distillery in order to monitor set points, distillery process and quality of products

  • Offer guidance to relevant employees when necessary

  • Identify quality deviations and recommend appropriate adjustments

  • Check weekly distillery recons and make recommendations where necessary

  • Keep record of monthly wastage

  • Conduct tastings for approval purposes before bottling

  • Present spirit tastings

  • Serve on spirit tasting panels

  • Manage the Research and Development department

  • Manage Effluent Plants


  • Oversee the comprehensive bottling and packaging process

  • Oversee the overall dry stock (packaging) availability

  • Determine bottling plan in relation to sales forecast

  • Source quality raw material

  • Conduct supplier assessment

  • Conduct packaging planning according to the bottling plan

  • Determine line packaging process

  • Continually liaise with Production Manager

  • Identify deviations and or problems and make adjustments when necessary

  • Draft and adjust weekly production report
    Make recommendations in committee meetings (such as technical, quality control and external bottling)

  • Identify
    machinery needs in the operation and conduct research analysis

  • Negotiate purchases when necessary

  • Reduce package waste

    Research and Development

  • Execution of Process/Technical Aspects

  • Improvement Opportunities & Compliance

  • Execution of Intrinsic Aspects

  • Production Material Management

    Financial and General Management

  • Maintain operations budget

  • Proactive management of budge

  • Approval / Reject requisitions

  • Overall management of variances in relevant business structures ( spirit, blending)

  • Update spirits tank information

  • Conduct necessary audit and provide information to external auditor when necessary

  • Receive and resolve customer complaints relating to labels, taste etc. of products

  • Maintain and update spirits BSC and provide information to Executive: Operations

  • Maintain packaging BSC

  • Recon financial information to budget and provide explanations for actions

  • Development of comprehensive department budget

  • Packaging forecasting

    Personal Management

  • Regular routine communication via management structure and communication channels

  • Create and ensure a positive organisational culture climate

  • Conduct regular one-on-one sessions with employees

  • Comply with KWV’s ethical and anti-corruption policies

  • Motivate, develop and coach employees

  • Train personnel in distillation and spirit blending

  • General HR function to employees (approval of leave etc.)

    Self Management and Development

  • Active inquiry (research) with regards to the company’s strategic priorities

  • Expansion of knowledge and skills as required by the position.

  • Read and self-study programme.

  • Attend training programmes and courses

    Job Requirements


  • Solid understanding of and minimum 10 years’ experience in distillery and blending

  • Basic financial understanding

  • Excellent understanding of the packaging principles and practices


  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills

  • Excellent communication skills (English & Afrikaans)

  • Analyze and interpret financial information

  • Good planning & organizing/coordination skills

  • Strategic thinking

  • Good quality of leadership


  • MSc/BSc obtained from reputed University in Engineering (Industrial Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Chemical or Process engineering) & MBA is advantageous or any similar and same level qualification.

  • 15+ Years’ Experience preferable in manufacturing industry or similar role

    Behaviour Competencies

  • Adaptable

  • Emotional resilience

  • Judgement

  • Attention to detail

  • Emotional resilience

  • Judgement

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements may send their application and CV to the following address for Ten (10) consecutive days after the first day of this vacancy announcement.

  • Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

  • E-mail to: or through ethiojobs

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