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Manufacturing Manager/ Production Manager (Tents/ Tensile structures), Kenya

Reference ID: REQ 0609
Summary

Manufacturing jobs for Tent/ Tensile structures in Africa

Our client is an unique and young company which is into custom fabrication and artisan canvas and fabric products. They provide architectural design solutions and are also into production of fabric & tensile structures.

They are looking for an innovative Manufacturing Manager who takes the ownership for the manufacturing setup. The incumbent will be In charge of the production line of custom designed Tents and Fabric Structures in the required quantity and quality and in the specified/desired time frames.

The ideal candidate will have minimum 10-15 years of Manufacturing Management in a midsized facility working with multi-material based products.

Experience:
Min: 10 Year(s) Max: 15 Year(s)
Location:

Kenya

Education: MBA/ PGDM
Industry Type:

Textiles / Garments / Accessories

Functional Area :

Production / Service Engineering / Manufacturing / Maintenance

Role: Production Mgr
Posted Date : 2013-12-01
Desired Candidate Profile

Requirement

  • Ability to implement Lean Manufacturing concepts
  • Ability at leveraging process improvements to improve operating efficiency, support revenue growth and to maximise profitability
  • Ability to run the production department to include tracking, timing and deadlines to ensure delivery.
  • Product development & production process from initial design concept through to bulk product.
  • Running seasonal development & production calendars.
  • Working closely with the design team to anticipate raw material pre-books & factory capacity reservation
  • Working closely with the finance department to ensure timely billing of products to clients
  • Responsible for assisting management with the review of costing at the prototype and production stages.
  • Updating all teams on product deliveries – weekly review of production tracking.
  • Oversight of Fabric cutting & stitching team and of steel production team.
  • Knowledge and experience with CNC cutting machinery
  • Ability to read technical drawings
  • Adherence to deadlines with a proven track record of managing projects and tasks with highest possible on-time delivery performance

 

 

Qualifications/knowledge/skills and experience 

Critical Knowledge

  • Team Management
  • Operational improvement
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Process Implementation
  • Strategic Planning and Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Windows excel and MS Project
  • Labour force management
  • Logistics and exports

 

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • A demonstrated ability to optimise performance in complex manufacturing organizations.
  • Reputation for driving operational excellence through detailed analysis, methodical problem solving, and teamwork.
  • Experience at being a detail orientated manufacturing manager with a focus on quality and productivity.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Absolute attention to detail
  • Supervisory / management skills
  • Organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Work well under pressure
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Understanding design principles
  • Financial skills in terms of budgeting and costing
  • Strong analytical skills, action oriented, quick learner
  • Hard-working, flexible and reliable

Critical Experience:

  • Minimum 10-15 years of Manufacturing Management in a midsized facility working with multi-material based products.
  • Supervision and training of Labour force and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Data entry and analysis.
  • Lean Manufacturing certification
  • A degree in management, business administration, industrial engineering, or industrial technology is necessary for this position. Candidates with a Masters in industrial management or business administration (MBA) will be looked upon more favorably.
  • Proven track record of having set up and established successful production management systems.
Job Description
  • Production of Tents and Fabric Based Structures to include steel, timber and fabric components.
  • Process and production line organisation.
  • Production and manufacturing excellence.
  • Production and manufacturing planning.
  • Production team management including Season labour planning
  • Limitation of waste in steel and fabric cutting patterns
  • Management of waste.
  • Organization of storage of stock and finished items.
Organization : Custom fabrication and artisan canvas and fabric products Manufacturer in Kenya
Company Profile

Our client is an unique and young company which is into custom fabrication and artisan canvas and fabric products. They provide architectural design solutions and are also into production of fabric & tensile structures.

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