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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Production Manager

Kampala, UG

Vacancy Announcement – Production Manager

Our client in the manufacturing industry, specifically for a mattress factory in Uganda is seeking to recruit a Production Manager to be based in Uganda. Their company was established with a vision to be the leading manufacturer of foam products in Uganda and has been given the following awards and recognitions:  One of the top 50 Brands in Uganda by the Private Sector Foundation, Uganda OQS Certification and Evaluation ltd certificate in Quality management system: ISO 90001:2000 ,Certified by the Uganda Export Promotion Board for the Exportation of foam products, a  member of the Uganda Manufacturers Association and also “ The Peoples Verdict” Quality Awards 2008-2009.

Their  mission is simply, to respond to customers’ needs for quality products using creativity, flexibility and technical expertise with total focus on customer satisfaction through quality workmanship. The overall role of the Production Manager will be to ensure timely and consistent production of quality and innovative foam products.

The Production Manager will specifically be responsible for:

  • Designing, reviewing and continuously improving foam products to match and exceed market demand by:
    • Carrying out research on innovative methods of production and modern production machinery;
    • Analysing customer feedback reports and recommending appropriate measures;
  • Continuously developing production cost control measures to ensure the foam products remain competitive by:
    • Analysing formulation of the product to ensure that it is cost effective;
    • Putting in place mechanisms to control waste;
    • Designing production plans to ensuring effective use of raw materials;
  • Ensuring an effective foaming process in compliance with Uganda National Bureau Standards (UNBS) guidelines by:
    • Developing guidelines for foaming preparations for the various foam products;
    • Sampling of final product to ensure conformity to product specification;
  • Ensuring quality consistence of foam products in accordance with market demand by:
    • Continuously training and developing staff in formulation of raw materials in accordance to plan or set production time;
    • Regularly testing the product internally;
    • Carrying out spot checks on production staff to ensure compliance to work schedule and compliance to the international standards;
    • Ensuring regular repair and maintenance of all production machinery;
  • Ensure availability of adequate financial resources for the department by:
    • Preparing timely annual budgets for the production department;
    • Reviewing periodic reports on production performance;
    • Analysing annual production budget performance;
  • Developing and continuously reviewing health and safety policies and procedures in compliance with UNBS;
  • Developing and continuously reviewing quality control policies and procedures in accordance to UNBS;
  • Developing and regularly review the repair and maintenance handbook to ensure reduction of machine downtime; and
  • Regularly coaching, mentoring and appraising subordinates to ensure a skilled and competent production team.

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or Industrial Chemistry;
  • Minimum five (5) years professional experience with atleast two (2) years experience at a senior managerial level;
  • Should have a certificate in quality control;
  • Possess computer knowledge .i.e. MS Word, Excel and Power Point;
  • Knowledge in polyurethane chemistry will be an added advantage;
  • Possess strong leadership skills;
  • Possess good communication skills;
  • Possess good team building skills;
  • Possess good planning and organisation skills;
  • Should be results oriented;
  • Possess good interpersonal skills; and
  • Should be self-motivated.


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