Manufacturing Supervisor Job Placement - FIG Consult Limited

Job Title:       Manufacturing Supervisor (Re-advertised) 
Organisation: FIG Consult Limited
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: General Manager

Job Summary: The Manufacturing Supervisor will manage the production process and take lead by establishing daily production targets, improving the manufacturing process, and ensuring the company meets existing quality standards. It is a big job for a fast growing firm with big goals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Plan production and shipping schedules and set production targets
  • Preparing reports to monitor materials usage and efficiency
  • Oversee Product Line Leaders and team of 40 production staff
  • Tasked with improving the production process to increase quality, reduce labor hours and lead time, and minimize waste
  • Create quality controls to address common issues and verifying that controls are followed
  • Estimate costs for new product lines
  • Determine labor needs each season and for new product lines
  • Set material re-order points each season based on forecasted demand
  • Calculate materials needs for daily production schedule
  • Minimize machinery down time through maintenance and training
  • Ensuring that health and safety regulations are followed/ 
  • Communicate regularly with US Operations Manager regarding production timeline and estimated ship dates

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant should have at least five years’ experience in a high volume manufacturing setting. 
  • A minimum of three years of directly supervising production staff
  • Computer literacy i.e. Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Fluency in English, (both oral and written)
Personal Competencies:
  • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals; prioritizes well and adjusts plans as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • Leadership: Serves as a role model; empowers others to translate vision into results; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands.
How to Apply:
If you have the qualifications above and are ready for a new, exciting challenge, email your resume and the names and contacts of 3 references to the email address below. Use your name in the title of the resume file. In the email, explain, in English, why you are the best candidate for the position.


Deadline: 9th August 2017

NB: This is an urgent position so shortlisting will start immediately

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