Manufacturing / FMCG / Industrial

Job for Head of Production at La Sien Bottling Company Limited

La Sien Bottling Company Limited, an FMCG company that has been producing and distributing premium bottled water since 2010; and has a vision to “be available on every table in every locality”; requires the services of a Head of Finance to lead our dynamic team into the next phase of success for our business.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Production

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Division: Operations
Department: Production
Reports To: Operations Manager
Management Level: Middle Management
Supervises: Production Supervisor

Summary of Job Purpose

  • The Head of Production will be required to oversee the cost effectiveness and planning of the entire production process and to optimise the plant
  • He/she will be expected to ensure the availability of finished products, management of raw materials and waste and liaise with Engineering on maintenance planning.
  • The job holder will be responsible for the health and safety of all personnel on the production line
  • He/she will champion CILT, 5S and be able to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the entire production process.

Required Education and Experience

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree or HND in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or Production Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a production role as a supervisor.
  • Experience on a bottling line (PET line an added advantage).
  • Familiar with current advanced bottling technology e.g Krones, KHS etc.

Required Competencies:

  • Proven ability to reduce production downtime and waste.
  • Knowledge & Operation of Krones equipment.
  • Team working skills to work cooperatively and manage people at all levels.
  • Good diagnostic and problem-solving skills
  • Structured, methodical and able to keep track of events and complex matters.
  • Composure under pressure
  • People management/leadership skills and high level of initiative.

Main Responsibilities

  • Planning and organizing production schedules (daily, weekly and monthly)
  • Overseeing the production process and ensure that it is cost-effective.
  • Organizing in conjunction with the head of engineering for the repair and routine maintenance of production equipment.
  • Manage all production resources (raw materials, consumables, manpower, time, utilities etc.)
  • Monitor product standards and implement quality control standards.
  • Approve all production team’s requisitions.
  • Review performance of line personnel.
  • Develop production reports for management.
  • Prepare SOPs and ensure adherence to them.
  • Monitor waste to determine trends and areas of improvement.
  • Set production targets
  • Keep abreast of new technology that can be used in the production process.

Deadline: 23rd August, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letters and CV’s to: applications@lasienbottlingcompany.com with the title “Head of Production”.

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