Production Manager – Noodle & Cereal

Reputable Company - Lusaka, Lusaka

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Production Manager – Noodle & Cereal

An upcoming Food Production Company is looking for an experienced Production Manager in a Noodle and Cereal Factory.

Basic Objective:

To plan, organize and control production in an organization to ensure that goods are produced efficiently, on time, within budget and to standard.


  • Take responsibility for set up and erection of instant noodles, snacks and cereal plant
  • Co-ordinate plant design and civil works as well as co-ordinate the mechanical, auxiliary fittings and electrical work for the plants;
  • Selection & procurement of world renowned machinery for efficient and quality production of instant noodles, snacks and cereals;
  • Overall in charge of production logistics and supply chain.

Upon commissioning of the plants:

  • Plan, implement and control the production schedule
  • determine and manage human and material resources to meet production targets
  • make decisions about equipment use, maintenance, modification and procurement
  • work out and implement standard operating procedures for production operations
  • ensure that standard operating procedures are adhered to;
  • ensure implementation and adherence to health and safety procedures;
  • set product quality standards;
  • monitor quality standards of products;
  • implement and enforce quality control and tracking programs to meet quality objectives;
  • analyze production and quality control to detect and correct problems;
  • determine and implement improvements to the production process;
  • prepare and maintain production reports;
  • monitor and review the performance of staff and organize necessary interventions for improvement;
  • estimate production costs (ensure cost minimization and optimum productivity);
  • set and manage production budgets;
  • ensure efficient collaboration and co-ordination between relevant departments including procurement, distribution and management;
  • oversee the implementation of ISO9001 & HACCP Code of Conduct;
  • inventory & warehouse management;
  • implement strict quality measures to ensure top line raw materials, packaging materials and finished products
  • imparting training to subordinates on quality, production and logistics.

Qualification and Experience:

  • A foundation degree, HND or degree in the following subjects:
    • electrical and electronic engineering;
    • food science/technology;
    • materials science/technology;
    • mechanical engineering;
    • physics;
    • process engineering;
    • transport/distribution/logistics.

  • knowledge and experience in production and manufacturing processes and techniques

  • knowledge of raw materials

  • knowledge of quality systems and standards

  • knowledge of health and safety standards and complianc

  • knowledge of process improvement techniques

  • knowledge of engineering and technology principles and practices


You will need to have:

  • project management

  • planning and organisation skills to be able run and monitor the production process;

  • the ability to act decisively and solve staff or equipment-related problems;

  • the capacity to grasp concepts easily;

  • ICT literacy to deal with various technologies and programmes;

  • attention to detail to ensure high levels of quality;

  • the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively with your team, managers and clients;

  • strong negotiation skills for getting materials within budget and at the right time;

  • the ability to work under pressure and motivate others to meet tight deadlines;

  • the ability to work in a logical, systematic manner.

  • delegation

  • team work

  • conflict management

  • adaptability

  • stress tolerance

Key competencies  required  (personal competencies)

  • Previous experience setting up plants in food sector (noodles & snacks preferred)

  • Computer literate with IT understanding

  • Excellent communicator

  • Detail orientated

  • Analytical

  • Building relationships

  • Influencing at strategic level

  • Innovative and adaptable

  • Performance and results driven

Remuneration Per Year: $60,000 – $65,000


Min education
Primary school
Required experience
4 Years
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Employer name

Reputable Company

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