Production Manager Job Placement - Britania Allied Industries Limited

Job Title:     Production Manager
Organisation: Britania Allied Industries Limited
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Britania:
Britania Products (U) Ltd. was set up in 1992 as a small unit for manufacturing biscuits and bread. A confectionery unit was added to this in 1998. To utilize the abundant natural resources of fruits and vegetables in the country, Britania Foods (U) Ltd., a modern fruit and vegetable processing unit blossomed into existence in mid 1995. In late 2002, Britania Products and Britania Foods merged and a new entity Britania Allied Industries Ltd. was instituted. The Corporate Office and the factory remained in Ntinda Industrial Area in Kampala, a contributory factor being the land owned by the company and available for expansion.

Job Summary: The Production Manager will oversee all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing to ensuring policies and procedures are followed. He will develop processes that will maximize leadership and supervision, safety, quality and productivity.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Implement systems and procedures to ensure manufacturing operations meet the production plans, schedules, targets, product quality and cost standards
  • Develop the departmental operating goals and budget for approval and should be able to keep expenditures within approved budget.
  • Work closely with the Quality Assurance Manager to ensure that the appropriate standard operating procedures are developed and maintained for the plant. Adherence to QMS, HACCP and Good Manufacturing Practices is key.
  • Work in liaison with the Maintenance In charge to ensure optimal operation of factory machinery and equipment for smooth production processes. This includes reviewing maintenance plans and approving their implementation in a way that there is minimal interference with the operations.
  • Analyze line performance, efficacy, labour performance and down-time and be in position to evaluate the effectiveness of the preventive and corrective action plans.
  • Coordination with the Sales and Marketing Department to facilitate production and operations based on the market demand with regards to the desired quality and quantities.
  • Should maintain proper staffing levels, continuously improve employee productivity through performance evaluation and training, instill and maintain discipline of workers.
  • Enforce the health and safety precautions and monitor the working conditions to ensure a continued provision of a safe and healthy working environment in the factory.
  • Maintain all the necessary records to ensure effective monitoring of the manufacturing process in the factory

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a BSc in Food Technology
  • Any additional qualifications in Management
  • Five years of manufacturing experience in beverages preferably in a PET bottling Industry
  • Excellent planning skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, people management skills
  • Good report writing, excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Extensive knowledge of production management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Broad understanding of quality standards and health and safety regulations
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Be result-oriented
  • Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in ERP software.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should submit letters of application specifying their field of study together with an updated CV, contact number (s), copies of relevant certificates, names and details of three references to: The Human Resource Manager, Britania Allied Industries Ltd., P.O. Box 7518, Kampala, Uganda.

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Deadline: 22nd December 2017 by 5.00 p.m.

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