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Nov 22, 2017

Head of Engineering Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Vacancy: Head of Engineering

Job Industry:
Job Location: Nairobi
Job Salary: Competitive
Our client is one of the leading manufacturers of confectionaries and food products. 

They seek to hire a competent and well experienced candidate to fill the post of Head of Engineering. 

He will be tasked with delivering & maintaining EHS, SOP and regulatory standards and achieve Quality targets & Cost targets in cost of production and repairs & maintenance.
Role Summary: Ensuring that engineering strategies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality and delivery targets, which enables the company to function and compete effectively in the market.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Ensure that Food Safety, Environmental, Health and Safety, engineering and quality standards and procedures are adhered to.
  • Ensure implementation of Safety and Standards procedures to support the company strategic plan.
  • Keep equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures
  • Developing and managing engineering standards and procedures to effectively utilize equipment and materials to maximize production and maintain product quality
  • Lead and manage the installation and commissioning of new machines including monitoring performance and carrying out corrective measures
  • Monitoring production cost by proper utilization of resources in the plant and budgetary control.
  • Contributing to successful product development by confirming specifications for new mould, dyes and tooling.
  • Performing engineering analysis and ensuring lowest machine energy and spares consumption reported to ensure corrective action is taken to achieve overall objectives.
  • Play an instrumental role in equipment and machinery purchase decisions to ensure that technical aspects are appropriately handled.
  • Ensure optimal application of technology and engineering resources to meet product development and/or customer requirements, per the product and/or marketing requirements in terms of reduced equipment breakdowns.
  • Establish, document, implement and monitor equipment maintenance schedules in liaison with production while ensuring machine, equipment and process safety for optimum efficiency.
  • Report on engineering activities on a regular basis to the Senior Management team, ensuring accurate and timely reporting of the relevant Key Performance Indicators.
  • Drive Key Performance Indicators across all areas of the Engineering function to ensure that all projects are delivered on cost and on time to the highest quality standards.
  • Provide leadership to Engineering department, coach, mentor, develop direct reports, and manage a high performing team that delivers continuous improvement, added value and cost reductions.
  • Play instrumental role in ensuring highest standards of competency and productivity of engineering team
  • Benchmarking and implementing best practices in manufacturing & respective areas of work Implementing product quality, customer & Service Excellence and Change initiatives to achieve desired business plans and culture
Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant Engineering field
  • At-least 6 year(s) relevant experience within a similar role.
  • Membership to the related professional body.
  • Demonstrable leadership, management & employee relations skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Knowledge in AutoCAD.
  • Good analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.
How to Apply
If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Head of Engineering – Manufacturing) to [email protected] before Thursday, 30th November 2017
Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV
N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing
Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.
The Recruiting Manager
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