This job is for a Factory Manager in the Supply Chain department of an organization based in Nairobi. The Factory Manager will be responsible for overseeing the development, performance, and maintenance of the factory's activities to ensure maximum efficiency, production, quality, and profitability for the organization. They will also manage, direct, and monitor the overall performance of the factory and maintain and improve production, operations, processes, and outcomes. The Factory Manager will ensure goods produced are of the right quality and liaise with key departments to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the factory.
The Factory Manager will develop plans for the factory's progress, production improvement, and general growth. They will support all other departments with related issues and ensure that the factory is a safe and healthy work environment for all employees. Additionally, they will work to meet the organization's sustainability targets, use resources responsibly, control expenses to meet the budget, and adhere to all organization policies and procedures. They will also ensure the factory and entire site comply with all statutory and regulatory requirements.
To be eligible for this position, the candidate must have a mechanical or chemical engineering degree and be strong in technical skills as a solutions provider. The candidate should have 4-5 years' experience in process plant operations, production, maintenance, and safety, with soap plant experience being an added advantage. The candidate must have experience leading a big team and problem-solving skills, as well as being a quick thinker.