General Manager (Operations and Supply Chain) Job Vacancy in Kenya

Position Title: General Manager – Operations and Supply Chain

Job Description: General Manager Operations & Supply Chain, Operations and Supply Chain will serve as second-in-command to the MD, and will be very hands-on in scaling up end-to-end business Operations and Supply Chain.

The main responsibility of the role involves optimizing production at our factories (at Mai Mahiu, Kiambu and Muhoroni) and our all our Boiler sites.

Implementing better reporting systems, improving quality control, ensuring preventative maintenance is completed, creatively improving health and safety & reducing cost per unit. The job will be based in Nairobi with frequent travels to the factories and boiler sites.

This person must be an excellent project manager and capable of driving change with both white and blue-collar workforce as well as thinking at a strategic level.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Project management at each factory
  • Supervise and support the Operations leaders at each factory to effectively manage the production team
  • Implement enhanced reporting systems and follow up to ensure completion (daily, weekly and monthly reports)
  • Improve quality control mechanisms and undertake quality control checks
  • Ensure preventative maintenance schedule is completed and is being followed
  • Optimize machine utilization
  • Engage Operations Manager in developing accurate production plans and track variances
  • Creatively find ways to improve health & safety and cleanliness at each factory and boiler sites
  • Reduce production cost per unit
  • Set performance goals and KPI’s or Key result areas and measure against actual performance.
  • Ensure process improvements across operations and supply chain
  • Factory maintenance oversight
  • Take responsibility for identifying maintenance and repairs required for factory buildings, identifying contractors, and supervising repairs at cost and to satisfaction
  • Oversee construction of new sheds, warehouses, and factory buildings as per scale-up plan business growth strategies.
  • Technical procurement o Complete technical procurement for tools, equipment, spare parts, contractors, etc.
  • Negotiate more favorable terms with existing suppliers
  • Oversee delivery logistics
  • Manage our Supply Chain and Operations team. Form partnerships with logistics companies and negotiate better rates
  • Design and implement protocols and processes to improve customer delivery timelines and accuracy

Qualifications Needed:

  • Over 6 years of relevant experience preferably in manufacturing at a senior level
  • Extensive knowledge of operations and supply chain
  • Ability to interpret financial reports in order to set production and supply chain goals
  • Hardworking and thrives under pressure.
  • Stress tolerant, Aggressive, Persistent and strong willed
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Excellent multitasker and highly organized
  • Able to handle conflict calmly and professionally
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Expert in problem-solving and continuous improvement techniques.
  • Bachelor’s degree in either Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or
  • Electrical Engineering or equivalent qualifications
  • Experience in Kaizen or Lean manufacturing is an added advantage

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience, kindly send your detailed CV quoting the job title on the email subject “General Manager Operations & Supply chain ” to by or before 4th November 2022