Production Manager at DIIKINS Food Company Limited

We are DIIKINS Food Company Ltd, and we are a start up company located along Apapa Oshodi Express in the Ijesha area. We are looking to introduce a lot of new fun and innovative products into the Nigerian market and we are looking for great team members to join us achieve this.At DIIKINS Food Company, every employee has the opportunity to make an impact—from marketing and research & development, to manufacturing, finance and sales—each function plays a critical role in our success. By living our values of trust, candor and ownership we create great relationships that help us deliver results and drive meaningful change for our brands and business.Job Title: Production ManagerReports to: Managing DirectorBusiness Purpose/Objective:The Production Manager is responsible for managing the daily operations of our plant production, including the development and performance management of all production staff.In addition, the Product Manager is involved in the inventory management, optimizes productions for profit and ensures quality control measures are adhered to in producing the finished product.Core Working Relationships:Managing Director, Finance Manager, and Marketing ManagerAccountabilities (Responsibilities)Plant Performance:Ensure the Plant has a detailed loss and waste analysis in place (based on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)) and structured data-driven and Team-based continuous improvement processEnsure efficient and effective operation of all processes within your control to achieve Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in Company Business Plan/ObjectivesIdentify opportunities to manufacture new products or to improve the manufacturing processes that generate revenue by creating greater Customer value or eliminating wasteEnsure all Quality and Customer acceptance criteria are met for products manufactured in the PlantEnsure production of the correct specifications of products is achieved On-Time and In-Full (OTIF)Prepare and report progress of corporate goals and objectives weekly and monthly to executive leadership and associates within the facility.Financial Performance:Develop an effective annual budget for all Plant within your controlEnsure improvement projects are based on and prioritized by sound business cases which are driven by reliable data analysisEnsure (in conjunction with Accounting Team) a full and up to date set of costs are maintained for all products that you produceOperational Excellence:Provide leadership to Operational Excellence by ensuring it becomes “work as usual” activityProvide leadership to the Teams to implement and sustain the DMAC/RCA toolkits (Define Measure Analyse Control and Root Cause Analysis)Provide hands-on leadership of problem solving activitiesLead the process for developing and communicating Plant business plans and goals to ensure improvement and change program deliverables are metLeverage & benchmark against internal & external operationsWork in conjunction with other business units (e.g. Warehousing, Can Plant and Laboratories) in order to identify improvement opportunities within the PlantEnsure all procedures and systems are maintained in accordance with ISO StandardsEnsure that all Process Logs are reviewed for exceptions and completenessPeople Management:Develop direct reports by providing clear accountabilities, expectations and feedback to improve performanceInterview employees. Direct hiring, supervision, development and, when necessary, termination of employees.Conduct orientation and oversee the training of new employees.Develop direct reports leadership skills and their understanding of lean manufacturing concepts to enable them to effectively lead Operational Excellence in the PlantEfficiently schedule and utilize staff for Plant operations and Operational Excellence activities to ensure maximum Plant utilization, reliability and improvementDevelop effective succession and recruitment plans to ensure a depth of knowledge and leadership within the Plant for seamless transition of key rolesEnsure (at a minimum), annual assessments are carried out on all staff with a focus on knowledge, competency, performance and future career development and training needsQuality, Health And Safety:Compliance to and maintenance of the Risk Management Plan (RMP) and all elements of this including pest, pathogen, heat treatment (ELLAB), water management and CCPP’sCompliance to and maintenance of an effective approved HACCP plan, ensure all CCP’s are managed accordinglyResponsibility to ensure NCR and CAPA corrective actions are completed and actions implemented within agreed timeframesEnsure H&S activities are consistent with GOSI Occupational Health and Safety Framework and good performance and leadership is recognized and rewardedEnsure any non-conformance against safety procedures/policies are dealt withDemand a high level of ethical behaviour and team participation in H&S activities including driving structured problem solving of incidents. Safety Work Practices (SWP) observations, audits, hazard reporting and management, incident reporting and management and health and safety trainingEnforce sanitary practices for food handling, general cleanliness, and maintenance of kitchen, dining and production areas.Ensure compliance with operational standards, company policies, federal/state/local laws, and ordinances.Ensure a safe working and guest environment to reduce the risk of injury and accidents. Completes accident reports promptly in the event that a guest or employee is injured.Generic CompetenciesInterpersonal and Communication SkillsMicrosoft Office Suite (Word and Excel)Knowledge of contemporary IT including word processing, email, spreadsheet, database and similar disciplinesDemonstrate a high level of confidentiality, tact, discretion, initiative and sound judgementFunctional CompetenciesAttention to detailReporting and record keepingGood numeracy and IT skillsExcellent literacy skills for report writing and drafting correspondenceExcellent customer service skillsCommercial awarenessDeliverablesWeekly and Monthly reportsTracking of weekly and monthly production budgetsEnsure that KPI’s are effectively executed

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