Assistant Manager, Wood Preservation Plant & Sawmill Job Vacancy in Kenya

Kakuzi PLC is looking to recruit for an experienced and highly motivated individual to fill the position of Assistant Manager, Wood Preservation Plant & Sawmill. The successful candidate will be based at our Wood processing plant in Makuyu.

The areas of responsibility will include management of employees and employee related issues, effective production of top-quality treated poles, timber processing, pallets production, furniture production, post and pre-treatment procedures, quality control and phytosanitary measures.

Main tasks include:

  • Overseeing the production process, drawing up a production schedule, monitoring routine activities of the wood processing plant as agreed with the Divisional Manager;
  • Ensuring that the production is cost effective;
  • Making sure that products are produced on time and are of good quality;
  • Working out the human and material resources needed as agreed with the Divisional Manager;
  • Drafting a timescale for the job with Divisional Manager;
  • Estimating costs and maintaining the quality standards;
  • Monitoring the production processes and adjusting schedules as needed and agreed with the Divisional Manager;
  • Assisting in maintenance of equipment and installations as agreed;
  • Monitoring product standards and implementing quality-control programmes;
  • Liaising with field and sales teams for effective flow of raw and finished material;
  • Working with other managers to implement the company's policies and goals;
  • Ensuring that health and safety guidelines are followed;
  • Supervising and motivating a team of workers;
  • Monitoring KPIs as required;
  • Overseeing staff training programs in conjunction with the Divisional Manager.
  • Assisting in preparation of wood preservation plant budget
  • Assisting in planning and carrying out maintenance programs
  • Implementing Financial measures

Minimum Qualifications and Person Specifications

  • Hold a relevant degree in wood science and technology with a minimum of Second Class Honours
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Forestry Management including 2 years relevant wood processing and sawmilling experience.
  • 2 years’ experience in budget preparation, monitoring and control of all the expenditure against the approved budget and basic understanding of the financial related documentation.
  • Detailed knowledge of all relevant Forestry administrative procedures and reports
  • Have good interpersonal, communication, problem solving   and analytical skills.
  • Have a high level of integrity

How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, cover letter and relevant certificates and testimonials to the below address by 24/02/2023.

General Manager Human Resources

Kakuzi PLC

PO Box 24 –01000


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

We are an equal opportunities employer

Please note that Kakuzi PLC WILL NOT ask you to make any payment at any stage of the recruitment process.