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Plant Manager/ Factory Manager (Bottling), Nigeria

Reference ID: REQ 0445

FMCG/ Beverage Sector Jobs in Nigeria

Our esteemed client is one of the largest manufacturer and distributor of a well-known soft drinks brand in West and East Africa. Our client providing careers in Africa are currently looking to fill the role of Factory Manager for one of their operations.

The incumbent will be responsible for large plant bottling operations to maximize efficiency and material yield with set framework of quality standards at optimal manpower and material cost and meet the production volume targets at all times. Responsible for the overall plant management in terms of operations, control and organizational structure and GMP. The ideal candidate will have past experience in a similar setup.

Min: 8 Year(s) Max: 15 Year(s)


Education: B.E./B.Tech
Industry Type:

FMCG / Foods / Beverage

Functional Area :

Production / Service Engineering / Manufacturing / Maintenance

Role: Mgr-Production / Manufacturing
Posted Date : 2013-12-05
Desired Candidate Profile

Minimum of  8 years experience in performing production and engineering management in a food/beverage company. At least 5 years experience in a beverage/bottling company preferably as Engineering Manager, Factory Manager or Project Manager.


  • Organizational skills
  • Sound appreciation of bottling line operation
  • Basic understanding of bottling line machine/tool technology
  • Project Management skills
  • Analytical ability.
Job Description
  • Plans, organizes, directs, controls, and evaluates the bottling operations of the plant to produce the products needed by sales. Ensures that the daily volume targets are met by production.
  • Prepares the production schedules to ensure optimized production cost and reduced downtimes. Set daily production mix levels and agree shift arrangements with the Production Manager to meet the daily requirements of Sales.
  • Plans and implements the maintenance management system of the plant that will provide high reliability of operation of the machines.  Prepares plant’s overhaul schedules without affecting production requirements.
  • Ensures harmony and coordination in all manufacturing activities of the plant. Maintains the operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing the project, operational, and personnel policies and procedures to all the personnel to instill discipline among employees.
  • Regularly reviews the operating results of the organization, compares them to the established objectives, and takes steps to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to correct and improve unsatisfactory results.
  • Ensures the implementation of the quality assurance programs of the company which includes environmental and safety.
  • Dispenses advice, guidance, direction, and authorization to carry out major plans and procedures, consistent with the established policies and top management approval.
  • Develops a system that will ensure optimal and efficient use of labor and resources such as labor productivity monitoring.
  • Coordinates closely with HQ-Projects on implementing new projects such as new bottling lines and common facilities, rehabilitation of machines, overhauling projects, and new manufacturing plants.
  • Plans and manages the plant's operational budget. This includes the variable cost budget, fixed controllable cost and fixed non-controllable costs to that the ensure product's costs are kept within reasonable prices.
  • Plans and implements action plans designed to achieve the sets goals for the following year as part of the plants annual manufacturing plan.
  • Analyzes the plant’s budget requests for approval to identify the areas in which reductions can be made, and allocates the operating budget.
  • Implements and cooperates with other departments with respect to new product launches and other tests.
  • Maintains the staff's job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning monitoring, and evaluating the job results.
  • Ensures the training of employees on the use of the equipment and machineries in the bottling lines.
Organization : Beverage Company
Company Profile

Our esteemed client is one of the largest manufacturer and distributor of a well known soft drinks brand in West and East Africa.

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