Tea Factory Manager Jobs in Kampala - Uganda

Tea Factory Manager Jobs in Kampala - Uganda

  • Kampala
    Work Experience
  • 5+ years

    Job Description

    Our client has been a leading tea producer and exporter in Uganda for over 20 years. It is one of the leading corporations in the private sector in Uganda contributing more than 10% of Uganda's national tea production.

    About 80% of the company's production is exported, earning valuable foreign exchange for the country.

    Reporting to the General Manager, the Tea Factory Manager is expected to plan, monitor and evaluate factory operations and maintain high levels of production and standards in line with the Business Plan, relevant policies, national and international standards

    Plan, monitor and evaluate the production on a daily basis

  • Review the availability of green leaf and draw daily production plans and determine daily processing parameters, capacity utilization and efficiency
  • Carryout man power planning in relation to productivity
  • Perform regular tea testing and ensure the quality standards are adhered to
    Review the daily reports of production and ensure that volume and quality standards are achieved as per the production plans.
  • Implement and enforce compliance to national and international standards and legal requirements
  • Interpret national and international standards, develop procedural manuals and guidelines for implementation and enforce compliance
  • Train employees in the factory on standards requirements
  • Determine grading standards, packing weights and coordinate the transportation of tea
  • Define the grading standards for the export sales and local sale.
  • Coordinate transportation of tea for export
  • Maintain optimal inventory of packing materials
  • Determine packing weights
  • Monitor the quality of tea produces and ensure that defined quality parameters are achieved.

    Plan, Budget and monitor factory operations, and maintain up-to date factory records

  • Prepare and submit annual factory budgets
  • Prepare daily and monthly factory production reports
  • Prepare daily green leaf quality reports
  • Monitor the factory budget performance for cost control
  • Budget for staff salaries, advise management on promotions, increments, protective gears and staff needs
  • Participate in strategic planning and budgeting and in subsequent reviews of the strategy
  • Manage the performance, development, welfare and benefits of staff in line with the HR policies, union terms and conditions
  • Coach subordinate staff and initiate in-house training and identify suitable training programs for staff
  • Plan for manpower and employee rotations
    Participate in recruitment, confirmation, promotions processes.
  • Maintain employee
    discipline, manage and settle conflicts and grievances in line with company policies and union terms and conditions
  • Monitor staff performance and productivity
  • Ensure the safety of staff is given priority and the working environment is safe
  • Initiate training and identify suitable training programs for engineering staff
  • Coordinate with Engineering Department to ensure production and maintenance functions are aligned and expansion and quality improvement programmes are implemented as per the Business plan.
  • Coordinate with the Engineering Department to ensure that production plans are aligned with the maintenance plans
  • Work with the Engineering Department for the successful implementation of projects for capacity expansion, quality improvement
  • Initiate procurement requests for Production Department and follow-up on the status
  • Plan the requirements for inputs for the Production Department
  • Monitor the inventory levels of inputs (such as packing materials) and initiate the procurement process
  • Liaise with the procurement unit and suppliers for delivery of items
  • Coordinate with Field Department to ensure that adequate supply of fire wood received and stocked as per the Production Plan
  • Coordinate with the brokers on improving product quality
  • Receive tea tasting reports from brokers and work on the recommendations
  • Liaise with the brokers on planning for their official visits
  • Obtain feedback from buyers through the brokers on product quality.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Engineering or Food science and Technology or a related field
  • At least five years’ experience in a processing industry specifically in a tea factory.
  • Knowledge of; Tea processing, Machine operations and Quality and HSE standards
  • Planning and Organizing skills
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    Leadership skills
  • Relationship management
  • Risk management skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 8th March 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Tea Factory Manager Jobs in Kampala - Uganda

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