Production Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya – Multinational Research-Based Pharmaceutical Company  2013


Job Summary: Our client is a leading multinational research-based pharmaceutical company devoted to discovering and developing new and innovative medicines, vaccines and health care products.

Reporting to the General Manager-African Nutrition Ventures, the Production Manager is responsible for the planning, coordination and control of the manufacturing processes for the new range of products.

He/she will ensure production plan is fully achieved on time and in compliance with legal requirements; meeting safety, quality, hygiene, cost and environment need.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops a manufacturing strategy that delivers low cost, quality, nutritious products for the poor.
  • Determines how the manufacturing model will deliver shared value to growers/farmers.
  • Works closely with R&D to design the appropriate manufacturing processes for the products to be developed.
  • Undertakes an assessment of all the factories within and outside EA to determine if they can deliver on the set objectives.
  • Responsible for the assessment, selection and management of third party local food manufacturers.
  • Ensures the implementation of quality-control programmes, monitoring of product standards and adherence to health and safety guidelines by third party manufacturers.
  • Oversees related production processes i.e. planning and organizing production schedules, re-negotiating timescales or schedules as necessary.
  • Determines the required project resources and works closely with GMS Finance to determine the overall production budget and cost of goods.
  • Builds strategic relationships with suppliers to maintain high levels of service and performance.
  • Responsible for negotiating prices and terms with suppliers.
  • Effectively manage stocks to ensure consistency of supply whilst managing working capital.
  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or manufacturing related field.
  • At least 5 years experience in food manufacturing at mid-management level.
  • Experience working with third party/ toll manufacturers and managing these to meet objectives.
  • Strong sourcing & negotiation skills
  • Demonstrate previous results with managing upstream supply chain costs aggressively.
  • Knowledge of cereal/grain-derived products’ manufacturing processes is an added advantage.
  • Well versed with import & customs rules and processes
  • Strong strategy formulation skills
  • Budget planning and costing
How to apply:

Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Thursday 24th October, 2013.

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Only short listed candidates will be contacted!

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