Job Description

Assistant Production Manager

Overall Purpose of Job:

His/hers main function is to meet set production targets with the highest quality and the highest practicable efficiency as per the Company specifications.
Role Dimensions:
§ Organize the efficient processing of dairy products from raw materials through to the finished product ready for dispatch.
§ Coordinate and liaise with all service departments to ensure that all relevant information is communicated.
§ Monitor and control all efficiency associated with production.
§ Control and motivate personnel to operate within defined safety and quality standards.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities will include,
§ Obtain an intimate knowledge of all operations to be carried out during the shift.
§ Design and implement production schedule in order to achieve daily sales allocation from production plan to coincide with product dispatch deadlines. Continuous review throughout shift.
§ Ensuring there is controlled and minimized wastage of raw materials throughout production process pertaining to all used commodities.
§ Supervise efficient and hygienic acceptance of raw materials.
§ Ensure production line operation with high efficiency and labour control.
§ Responsible for silo management including standardization, stock, rotation, CIP and identification of milk for specific product usage.
§ Observe and liaise to ensure that finished products meet all Company specifications. Provide workable solutions to associated problems.
§ Ensure that all aspects of good manufacturing practice are adhered to, so that personal hygiene and safety requirements within Company are complied with.
§ Control the efficient use of manpower and overtime. Organize personnel shifts to achieve maximum efficiencies of labour to coordinate rest days, sick leave, training requirements and holiday entitlement.
§ Provide guidance to the team of production e.g machine operators and assistants.
§ Ability to train personnel and provide direction.
§ R&D methods for improving performance and minimizing costs.
§ Ensure that all scheduled operations; preventative maintenance is completed according to procedures within determined time frames.
§ Collate and supply data to facilitate preparation of daily/monthly production and productivity reports.
§ Compile shift production log.
§ Provide accurate and timely information to Management.
§ Operate as part of the plant team to ensure the meeting of set production targets.
§ Maintain required standard of housekeeping in designated area.
§ Maintain personal hygiene standards.
§ He/she accepts responsibilities and agrees to work extended hours if required, which includes rest days and public holidays.
§ Any other duties assigned to him/her production manager

Qualification and Experience
§ Degree in Bsc – Food Science, Dairy Technology or equivalent qualifications.
§ Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
§ Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and discipline.
§ 10 years’ experience working in a UHT milk processing plant

Interested candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their CV to ‘[email protected]’ indicating the job title “ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER” on the subject line by 24th March 2017.