Assistant Factory Manager (Principal Production Officer)

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Ltd


Job Purpose

The Assistant Factory Manager will report directly to the Factory Manager and will play a crucial role in managing and coordinating all activities within the factory. The primary goal is to ensure smooth and efficient production processes, meeting production targets, and delivering high-quality products through effective planning and resource management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Allocating Duties and Supervising: Instructing supervisors in various sections and allocating duties to ensure smooth operations.
  • Preparing Internal Production Reports: Compiling internal production reports from different sections to track progress and performance.
  • Approving Accounting and Internal Control Documentation: Responsible for approving all accounting and internal control documents.
  • Providing Production-related Advice: Offering valuable insights on key issues that impact the production function in the factory.
  • Performance Appraisal: Assessing and appraising the performance of factory management staff.
  • Meeting Production Targets: Ensuring that production targets specific to the factory are achieved.
  • Production Controls: Implementing controls on raw materials, packaging materials, and utilities to optimize production processes.
  • Other Duties: Completing any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Person Specifications

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience with at least three (3) years in a supervisory role in the Public Service or Private Sector.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field is an added advantage.
  • Bachelor’s degree in food science and technology, Dairy technology, or equivalent qualifications.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Demonstrated results in work performance.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their applications in HARD COPIES. Please quote the Title and Reference Number of the position applied for on the cover letter and envelope. Ensure to include a detailed Curriculum Vitae, indicating current salary, copies of certificates, testimonials, and the contact information of at least three referees.

Applications should be sent to the following address ONLY and should be received no later than 5 p.m. on 9th August 2023:

Chief Manager, Human Resources and Administration

New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Ltd

P.O. Box 30131 – 00100


Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

  1. Tailor Your Application: Customize your application to highlight your relevant experience, qualifications, and achievements in the manufacturing or production industry.
  2. Emphasize Leadership Skills: Showcase your leadership capabilities and experience in supervisory roles to demonstrate your ability to manage and coordinate factory activities.
  3. Highlight Technical Knowledge: If you possess specialized knowledge in food science, technology, or dairy technology, make sure to emphasize it as it’s valuable for this role.
  4. Showcase Communication Skills: Clear and effective communication is essential for this position. Provide examples of how you’ve effectively communicated in previous roles.
  5. Demonstrate Results: Provide specific examples of your accomplishments and results in your previous work to showcase your ability to drive performance.

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