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Job Summary

This position is responsible for planning and monitoring production operations for 3 product lines (i.e. Macadamia drying and processing; Mangoes dehydration and Avocado oil processing); this includes yearly target and perfect quality analysis, timely processing and reporting and efficiency monitoring.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:3 years

Job Description/Requirements

JOB DESCRIPTION
ASST. PROD. MANAGER - (LGL-FRM-HR-03)
Job Location:
Embu
Job Type: Permanent/Full time
Remuneration: Negotiable
Start date: 1st Feb 2023
Reporting to: Production manager; Management

JOB SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for planning and monitoring production operations for 3 product lines (i.e. Macadamia drying and processing; Mangoes dehydration and Avocado oil processing); this includes yearly target and perfect quality analysis, timely processing and reporting and efficiency monitoring.
-You will have authority to perform the duties of the production manager in his absence.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Drawing up a production schedule for Macadamia; Avocado and Mangoes; from receiving of raw materials, drying/ripening, storage, processing and dispatch of the final products.
- Drafting and guiding the team on a life scale for each job/task.
- Ensuring timely production that meets customer/markets requests.
- Monitoring the production process and adjusting schedules as needed.
2. Quality control
- Setting quality standards and parameters and ensuring training of the purchasing and processing staff to ensure attainment of the required quality of the raw materials and the final products.
- Ensuring perfect quality of the final product.
3. Ensuring efficient production, by having optimum number of staff at each section, setting individual/daily targets, to ensure cost effective production.
- Providing training programs on new systems or changes as needed.
4. Working out the human and material resources needed. In liaison with the human resource office in recruitment of qualified and experienced employees.
- Being responsible for the selection and maintenance of processing equipment.
5. Liaising with the field department in farmer trainings on matter of Quality and post harvesting procedures for Mangoes; Macadamia and Avocado.
6. Food safety and Hygiene
- Implementing food safety standards, Policies and procedures in Liaison with the food safety and Hygiene department.
- Identify risks and any potential food safety hazards by conducting hazard analysis and putting in place mitigations and control measures.
- Ensuring adherence to food safety regulations and conduct by all the staff in production
7. Working with managers and departments in implementing the company`s policies and goals.
8. Health and safety
- Ensuring that health and safety guidelines are followed e.g. wearing of PPE’s while at work.
- Ensuring that all the production staff is trained on matters of Health and safety.
- Ensuring incidences and injuries are recorded and reported in a timely manner
9. Supervising and motivating workers.
10. Reviewing work performance.
11. Any other assigned duty that may be assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT/QUALIFICATIONS
- Degree/Diploma/Certificate in food production/food science and Technology
- Food safety qualification/experience is an added advantage
- Quality Assurance experience in food manufacturing is an added advantage
- Fluent in Kiswahili and English
- Computer literacy
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience

If you meet the above listed qualification; kindly send your application letter; updated CV and certificates via "Apply Now Button"

Deadline for application is 29th Jan 2023.

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