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Factory Manager – Voi

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Manufacturing, operations, quality
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Our client is a leading ethical clothing factories in the world. It is an organisation that is progressive, visionary and committed to producing high-quality competitive garments while making a positive and sustainable impact. The Company is currently seeking to recruit a Factory Manager. Within next year the Company plans to build another factory and double it’s capacity. They are seeking a Factory Manager who will be a key player in the growth. The ideal candidate Must have prior experience working in the Textile.


  1. Ensure client samples are correct and all related documentation for samples completed.
  2. On receipt of order create critical path (information regarding capacity obtained fromProduction Manager) with clear deadlines and deliverables and confirm this with the client.
  3. Pre-production planning with Procurement & Logistics department to organise purchase of trims, booking of fabrics.
  4. Management of client fabric testing, ordering of labels and follow up of all components necessary to ensure production begins in line with critical path dates.
  5. Manage paperwork related to importing all components into the country.
  6. Provide Production Manager with all documentation of the order.
  7. Once production begins, collect production figures from Production Manager daily to ensure critical path deadlines are on track.
  8. Weekly meetings with Production Manager and Supervisors to ensure critical path is on track and all Supervisors are fulfilling their job requirements.
  9. Provide client with weekly critical path updates.
  10. Build positive working relationship with clients.
  11. Oversee booking of export documentation once orders completed.
  12. Negotiate fabric and trim prices, garment costings, lead times and minimums.
  13. Analyse the supplier’s capacity to meet the critical path and highlighting any foreseen bottlenecks.
  14. Communicate with overseas suppliers to ensure that all import orders are on track and on time.
  15. Oversee the import of raw materials, ordering of labels and trims and export of completed goods.

General Information

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Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Taita taveta
Area of work: Manufacturing, operations, quality
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Supplier evaluation and management; Packaging and shipping; Factory and workshop management; Stakeholder communication; Operative planning; Textile design
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Summit Recruitment &Training

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Summit Recruitment & Search was established in 2009 to address the recruitment, executive search, outsourcing and training needs of companies based in Kenya or wanting to enter the Kenyan, East African, South African and African market. We have a leading proven track record in our field in South Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana and many other African countries. We are able to advise on market trends, training requirements, prevailing salaries and offer a complete HR Solution where necessary.

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