Plant Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya – Vegetable Oil Extraction Plant

Position Title: Plant Manager – Vegetable Oil Extraction Plant

Industry: Manufacturing

Reports to: Project Manager

Location: Nairobi (temporary) and then permanently in Kilifi County.

Our client in vegetable oil extraction, is seeking to recruit a Plant Manager.

Successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring operational readiness and set-up the operational management system before plant start-up.

Also, to direct and coordinate daily operations of the oil extraction plant.

Main accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Develop Operation Readiness deliverables
  • Build the operational management system
  • Recruit, manage and develop plant staff resources
  • Plan, organize, direct and run optimum day-to-day operations
  • Be responsible for production output, product quality and on-time shipping
  • Be responsible for integrity and maintenance of the asset
  • Optimize production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining quality standards
  • Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results
  • Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions
  • Lead implementation of HSE aspects in the operations
  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Engineering or Business management
  • 10 years in plant manager or similar position


  • Fluent knowledge of English and local language

Required knowledge, technical or professional skills

  • Proven work experience as a Plant Manager
  • Proven managerial experience
  • Adequate knowledge of business and management principles
  • Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise
  • Be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity, inventory
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to create accountability and to lead by example
  • Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills

Required personal capabilities

  • Analysis, Problem Solving, Results orientation, Communication skills, Negotiation skills, Networking, Teamwork, Team leadership, Positive attitude, Energy, Self-efficacy, Resilience, Openness, Flexibility / lateral thinking, long term vision, Decision-making, Initiative

Apply at Flexi Personnel ATS or latest by 20th October 2022.

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