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Production Manager (Agribusiness)

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An agribusiness company that manufactures and distributes livestock and poultry feed, feed input materials and animal health products seeks to hire a Production Manager.

The Production Manager will be responsible for the planning, managing, production & control of supplies of raw materials and finished feeds from the factory on a daily basis to ensure all areas of responsibilities meet business and plant standards for safety, quality, operational effectiveness, and financial performance.

Reporting Relationships: The Production Manager reports to the Managing Director. The position works with a high degree of autonomy and responsibility.


Core Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day to day running of the production facility, organization of personnel and the manufacture of required tonnages.
  • Responsible for the achievement of the approved production budget.
  • Develop a site structure which enables the production and delivery of feed of consistently satisfactory quality and the requirements of health and safety and environmental legislation/policy to be met at minimum cost.
  • Improve leadership, team building and empowerment skills of the mill and other production staff
  • Continued compliance with Health and Safety, and Environmental Law and Policy
  • Implement capital projects for the site.
  • Communicate with stakeholders and ensure customer expectations are met
  • Maximize finished product quality standards and consistency
  • Maintain hygiene standards and the implementations of all procedures
  • Ensure an adequate maintenance programme is devised and implemented
  • Manage the site stock control and variances
  • Maintain HACCP systems to Company requirements


  • Manage feed mill operations, ensuring that the manufacturing process is carried out in line with budgets, quality and safety standards
  • Optimize the efficiency of the mill, in terms of both yield and wastage, and maximizing the plant’s utilization with regards to profitability
  • Work closely with the nutritionist and related vendors to ensure high quality, cost-effective and value-added feed products
  • Understand and ensure compliance with all transportation, environmental and feed production regulations and policies
  • Coordinate and monitor all feed production equipment, facility and truck maintenance, and repairs
  • Ensure all products are produced and packed to customer service requirements and meet the required specifications
  • Manage and maintain an adequate yet cost effective grain, ingredient and supplement inventory
  • Prepare and monitor all feed production/transportation related budgeting and financial controls
  • Provide information and recommendations to upper management related to feed production/transport and related cost reduction opportunities
  • Develop and evaluate the effectiveness of all related standard operating procedures and training regimens
  • Develop, communicate and enforce all feed production and delivery
  • Ensure the complete implementation of safety systems and safe practice, and ensure the feed mill’s levels of hygiene and housekeeping are kept within the standards required

Product Quality and Reliability

  • Ensure product availability and quality on a timely basis to customers.
  • Monitor general operations and maintenance of plant equipment and execute on operational priorities to meet product quality and availability of feed.
  • Monitor operations/quality management deliverables to ensure product/quality standards requirements are met within specifications.
  • Collaborate/partner with Logistics/Procurement/Sales/Supply Chain professionals to ensure availability of raw materials and the ability to meet customer specifications and timelines.
  • Accountable for ensuring that customers are satisfied and that any inquiries, incidents and/or issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Develop and implement performance metrics for capturing, monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of corporate quality management activities and programs at the plant level.
  • Partners with internal/external stakeholders (i.e. customers, engineering, Feed Safety Team, R&D) to define, adopt and monitor performance indicators to identify/measure quality performance in areas that impact the customers and recommend areas of improvement and innovation.
  • Deploys and leverages technology innovation by developing transactional/operational plans and by coordinating execution.
  • Directly collaborates with marketing and R&D Business to identify emerging trends and translate into long-medium term operational goals.
  • Develop/support Business/Plant customer relationships by meeting businesses objectives and by understanding how operational performance impact internal/external customers.
  • Identify, plan and implement training as required, to maximize team development and ensure the maintenance of key skills in the workplace

Essential Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate-level qualification in Agricultural, Process or Industrial Engineering
  • Demonstrable experience in a medium to large business environment with 7 years’ experience ideally in a feed mill environment
  • Experience with livestock feed production
  • Experience in the development of systems and procedures
  • Working knowledge of HACCP, ISO 14001 and other industry standards
  • Demonstrable experience leading improvement initiatives
  • Ability to administer and manage an effective and proactive Occupational Health & Safety program
  • Knowledge of Profibus Communication System
  • Experience with electrical and programmable controllers (PLCs)
  • Adept at interpreting and troubleshooting PLCs
  • Demonstrable general management skills
  • Demonstrable experience in management, preparing and presenting budget reports and discussing and finalizing targets and plans with regards to production and maintenance activities

Job Summary

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Location: Kumasi

Industry: Agriculture/Processing

Job type: Full-Time

Job status: Open to new applicants

Years of Experience: 7

Educational Level: University

Deadline: 2019-04-30

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