Manufacturing / FMCG / Industrial

Production Manager at Graceco Limited

Graceco Limited – We are a food processing and manufacturing company with specialty in consumer goods and the production of input for bakers and the confectionery industries. We are a leader in confectioneries and bakers’ items. Our success is powered by our world-class team of highly engaged and committed staff.

In our company, you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfil their potential. Our rapid expanding business means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight and acquire life time experience.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Production Manager

Location: Lagos
Reports To: General Manager Operations
Level: Managerial

Job Summary

  • The Production Manager is to ensure planning, organizing, leading and controlling of human and other resources to meet the organizational production target.
  • The holder must ensure effective and efficient methods of production that will be cost efficient and sustainable.
  • The position holder must have knowledge of production machines such as Mixer, Packaging Machine, Kneader and similar industrial food processing machines.

Core Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the department operates at 90% efficiency level every day
  • In collaboration with maintenance  department, ensure all machines  runs  at maximum  efficiency level and are serviced as at when due
  • Ensure every shift meets and exceed the set target with minimum waste level
  • Ensure  operations is not delayed or  shut down because  of  inadequate raw material
  • Curb lateness, absenteeism, insubordination and other indiscipline among staff by recommending  to HR appropriate sanctions
  • Promote teamwork, harmony, fairness among the supervisors and staff
  • Identify and recommend for promotion/reward diligent and committed staff
  • In collaboration with HR department, ensure a viable succession plan for all strategic position such as supervisors, machine operators and other key roles.
  • Manage  the headcount of staff to ensure the department  is not over staffed  or under staffed at  every point.
  • Coordinate all production activities and ensure the final  products meets the highest level of quality
  • Ensure proper documentation of all activities  about operations; machine downtime, shift reports, output, etc.
  • In collaboration with production administrator,  ensure  that raw materials needed to achieve normal and impromptu production target are available before commencement of production.
  • Ensure highest level of cleanliness and hygiene in all units and around the chin-chin department.
  • Implement and sustain the 5s in the department

Other Responsibilities:

  • Suggest to management ways of improving  production in  a cost effective manner
  • In collaboration with safety department, ensure  all staff comply with all health and safety standard; staff wear required PPE always, PPEs are in good and hygienic condition
  • Ensure that the sales order for product is properly managed and fulfilled on a daily basis
  • Introduces best practices into production and ensure that all parts of the floor are productively engaged at the same time.
  • Ensure any incident, accident, near miss and unsafe act/situation is adequately handled.
  • Must have a working knowledge of all machine  operations including  spare part, and general maintenance insight.
  • Ensure the department runs as a viable revenue centre and eliminate every form of human and material waste
  • Suggest the right equipment configuration to facilitate the attainment of department goals.
  • Any other responsibility assigned to you by management.


This position has the following challenges among other ones;

  • Occasional overtime as a result of large order
  • Working with unskilled temporary staff
  • Turnover and absenteeism rate may be high if unchecked and that will affect daily production target
  • Scheduling and planning different shift
  • Monitoring different machine operators
  • Controlling wastage ; nylon, packaging material, and others
  • Developing accurate weekly production plan
  • Detecting and preventing pilferage and wastage of material.


  • It is expected that you will discharge all the responsibilities to the position and proffer sustainable solutions to the challenges.


  • Applicant should have a B.Sc in Food Science or other related discipline.
  • Applicant must have relevant certification (FSMS).
  • Applicant must be computer literate: Excel, MS Word, Power Point
  • Applicant must reside within Ikeja, Agege, Ipaja, Otta, Alagbado and environs.
  • Applicant must have minimum of 4 years’ experience as a Production Manager.

Deadline: 31st March, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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