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Head of Operations

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

The Head of Operations will be responsible for overseeing the production and distribution of a range of food products. The Head of operations will ensure the organization is running smoothly to meet the expectations and needs of the customers. The position will interface directly with executive leadership, customers, department managers, and third parties to drive profitable growth and continuous improvement of company processes.
Our company is located at Tigoni, Kiambu County applicants from the area are highly encouraged to apply.
Key Skills and Qualifications

• BSc/BA in business administration or relevant field
• Proven experience in Operations Management role for a minimum of five years
• Strong computer skills, ideally in-depth experience with ERP systems
• Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
• Outstanding communication and people skills
• Expertise in continuous improvement, quality, process optimization (eg Kaizen, ISO 9000, TQM)
• In-depth knowledge of diverse business functions and principles
• Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
• Experience working with food in a commercial environment


Responsibilities

• Monitoring and analyzing the current system of production, and working out a strategy for improvement

• Managing day-to-day activities from procurement through distribution
• Ensuring proper operations of the facility, optimizing for staff, production, and other resources
• Providing excellent leadership to managers and staff, with a focus on development and coaching
• Training and supervising new team members, tracking and measuring individual and team performance
• Working with executives to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals
• Continuously improve best practices across the business with focus on quality and efficiency
• Leading an in-house Kaizen program
• Managing procurement processes and coordinate material and resources allocation
• Reviewing financial information and adjust operational budgets to promote profitability


General Information

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

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Performance monitoring and evaluation; Process development; Business strategy; Operative management; Operative planning; Quality management; Kaizen; Personnel management; Procurement
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Browns Cheese

Agriculture, fishing, forestry

Launched in 1979, Brown’s Cheese still follows the path David and Sue took years ago - crafting natural cheeses using the utmost care and passion for cheese. Based in Limuru, we produce seventeen different varieties of cheese using milk from over 3,000 small hold farmers in the area as well as milk from our own small herd. Brown's natural cheeses are made using traditional methods and ingredients; no colorings, coatings, or additives are used. All our cheeses are suitable for vegetarians. Brown’s Cheese has earned worldwide recognition, recently winning seven awards at the South Africa Dairy Championships as well as an award at the 2002 Nantwich Cheese show in the U.K.