Textile Production Manager Jobs in Kenya
Our client is one of the leading ethical clothing factories in the world. They wish to recruit a Production Manager to work from their branch in Voi, Kenya.
Within the next year our client plans to build another factory and double it’s capacity and is looking for a team member who will be the driver of production efficiency on the factory floor, excellent team manager and competent at client communication and relationship building.
This person prides him/herself on integrity, honesty and ethical practice and has real gravitas, excellent leadership, multi-tasking, organisational, and interpersonal skills. The person must be highly responsible, effective, confident and capable. On receipt of potential new order from client provide Merchandiser with production capacity and ex-factory date
Critical Path Management
Drive timeline process and ensure team members are aware of work to be completed within critical path
Ensure production flow efficiency between departments; to include optimum cell formation, lean manufacturing principles of reduced steps in garment construction, communication between supervisors to ensure no hold ups
Analyse the team’s capacity to meet Critical Path deadlines and highlight any foreseen bottlenecks
Constant communication with Merchandiser to update on status of order, any gaps or issues etc
Provide daily production output to Merchandiser
Obtain hourly output from supervisors and ensure any delays in production are resolved immediately
Work directly with Technician to ensure all machinery is in good working condition all the time
Report weekly on critical path activities and updates
Report a weekly exceptions list highlighting any issues that need resolving
Fulfill a general troubleshooting role in an autonomous nature with a positive attitude
Identifies improvement areas and plans and implements systems to boost company effectiveness
Overall direct management of Supervisors and production floor team
Management of Supervisors to ensure they are adequately fulfilling their roles
Setting targets and clear expectations of Supervisors; support and coach them to excel in their jobs
Work with the Human Resources team and Merchandiser on appraisals, employee contracts, all employee committees, contracts, disciplinary and staff training
Employee motivation and empowerment
Spend two mornings per week at the Stitching Academy to ensure high quality graduates at the skill level needed for employment in the factory
Provide training for machinists to ensure continual improvement in speed and quality of their work
Represent the company’s overall business strategies and work to implement and effect change in the daily work environment
Strategic thinking and implementation in order to improve efficiency of working and bring about growth
Work with our client's Community Trust team on the development and the sewing training school to ensure all graduates are compete potential employees within the factory.
Ensure clear and constant communication within the team to build positive working relationships
Degree/Diploma in Textile/Garment Manufacturing or relevant disciplines
At least 10 years working experience in garment production, of which over 5 years experience in senior management
Excellent knowledge in woven and knit garment construction
Knowledge and experience working with a vast selection of sewing machinery
Ideally have experience working in a small factory producing small production runs (MOQ 300 units)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Competent in Microsoft Office
Attention to detail, organisational and multitasking skills are essential
Strong leadership and management skills
Initiative, reliability and honesty with can-do attitude
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to make production and logistics planning and ensure their prompt execution.
How to apply
Interested candidates should apply online by 18th May, 2018
For more information and job application details, see; Textile Production Manager Jobs in Kenya
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