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5 Dec 2013

Food Processing Plant Manager

Ross Warner HR Solutions – Posted by Ross Warner Hr Solution Addis Ababa, Oromia, Ethiopia

Job Description



REPORTS TO: Managing Director       

Job Location : Ethiopia                                                         


Direct single-site manufacturing operations through a team of functional managers and supervisors. Ensure increasing levels of customer and employee satisfaction while improving the efficiency of manpower, materials and machines.


  • Manage policy deployment in the areas of Food processing and manufacturing techniques, quality, cost reduction, complete and on-time delivery, safety, customer satisfaction, employee relations, visual controls and plant performance measures.
  • Provide leadership for employee relations through effective communications, coaching, training, and development.
  • Provide leadership for problem resolution to facilitate fast improvements and improved working relationships.
  • Manage material requirements to increase inventory turns and reduce levels on hand.
  • Oversee all financial transactions to optimize the cost effectiveness of manufacturing and sales activities.
  • Ensure compliance with standards for hygiene, cost control, waste reduction, quality,HACCP, OSHA, safety, and complete and on-time delivery at the lowest possible cost.
  • Balance work cell capacity/loading across the plant.
  • Determine operations headcount needs and ensures compliance with Company policies.
  • Identify, communicate and drive implementation of capital investments and improvement projects.
  • Manage compliance with state regulations.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • B.S. Degree in a technical field
  • Minimum 10 – 15years of experience of which at least 3 plant manager experiences in semi automated food processing / manufacturing environments.  Some Financial experience beneficial.
  • Experience with foods processing and/or food/fruit preservation materials.
  • Requires broad technical or administrative experience in a manufacturing environment.



This position requires that the person be a highly organized, self-motivated individual who can work independently. Knowledge on Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing techniques will be helpful.

Technical skills in materials and inventory management, production scheduling, and preventive maintenance.

  • Good  knowledge of budgets and financial statements.

Leadership: A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.

Planning: Ability to perform short and long range planning.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Excellent project and program management skills.

Quality orientation.

Computer proficient and Concise knowledge of ERP accounting practices..



Daily supervision of a team of managers, supervisors and administrative personnel.

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Job Categories: Production / Service Engineering / Manufacturing / Maintenance. Job Types: Food Processing.


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