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Nov 6, 2017

Shift Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position: Shift Manager
Reports to: Production Manager
Job Location: Nairobi
Nature of Job: Full time

The purpose of the Position: Our client, a manufacturer of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) seeks to fill the position of a Shift Manager with previous relevant experience in a busy food manufacturing company. 


The aim of this job is to deliver finished products on time and in full consistent with intended Productivity, Quality, Delivery, Safety, Morale expectation.

General Responsibilities
  • Observing all rules and regulations as ​​stipulated in the company policies and regulations (Food safety policy, hygiene rules and company code of conduct).
  • Responsible for housekeeping (Cleaning and arranging of items in an orderly manner) around the work area at all times during and after production.
Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Focusing on factory Operational efficiencies, OEE including measuring all processes and process inputs and outputs
  • Full use of the Production module in the ERP and generating required reports
  • Writing up all Production work instructions SOPs and document all non-conformities
  • Training all shop floor associates on Good manufacturing practices, SOPs and other systems
  • Accountable for efficiency, quality, safety and engagement of the team
  • Liaising with relevant departments to look into all problem solving sessions where machines are involved
  • Learn the job, influence logistics, maintenance, to prioritize and design work for the team
  • Report any product non-conformities as a result of machine failure to the section supervisor, and isolate any affected product to prevent unintended use
  • Systems audits
  • Coordinating with different departments in the company and working closely with other managers and supervisors to implement the company's policies and goals
  • Review report on manufacturing activities, performance, and results and initiating corrective action
  • Analysing production data, timely writing and reviewing of production reports
  • Initiate programs/processes that will lead to improved product quality, less waste and overall efficiency
  • Proper supervision of staff, delegation of responsibilities and appropriate authority to operators and junior staff to achieve maximum efficiency through proper use of skills, man-hours, machines and equipment
  • Ensure adherence to ISO: 22000:2005 standards and ensure the hygiene standards are maintained
  • To chair quality circles and to assist in planning and to make recommendations on matters related to manufacturing and maintenance operations
  • Continuously review and re-align production operations to the overall corporate objectives
  • Continuously review production policies and procedures
  • Develop initiatives in improvement of production standards and reduction of costs
  • Communicate and enforce KPIs to measure efficiency of the production process
  • Facilitate improvement of facilities and processes in order to meet customer demands and expectations
  • Responsible for all SOP training, and Productivity improvement training
  • Timely drafting and posting of management KPI reports, monthly presentations and all production notices and training of the same
  • Handling projects and other assigned duties
  • Undertaking any other assigned duties, when the circumstances at hand dictate so
  • Monitoring the entire process guided by the laid down standard operating procedures for process control, spices & herbs and /or Snacks
  • Actively participating in any research on new product development and improvement of the existing ones
Key Result Areas
  • Waste reduction.
  • Nil stock outs from poorly executed plans and scheduling
  • Productivity improvement
  • Develop capacity of the production team towards a flexible operation.
  • Improve communication and accountability within the supply chain.
  • Continuous improvement through operational excellence.
Position Specification

The normal education, training, core competencies and experience required for the position includes the following:
  • A bachelor’s degree in food technology, science or engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a similar capacity in a related industry
  • Must be familiar with modern methods of production planning and supervisory skill
  • Training and knowledge in HACCP/ISO22000/Kaizen would be an added advantage
Qualified candidates should send CV quoting relevant skills and experience to [email protected]

Kindly include your current and expected salary, names of three referees and a daytime telephone contact.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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