Production Manager at Puratos Group

  • Company: Puratos Group
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Kenya
  • People Coaching
    • Selection, recruitment, induction and onboarding of new employees
    • Develop your people to establish a high-performance organization
    • Ensuring an ongoing learning and development plan for all employees
    • People performance management
    • Taking the lead and the organization of respective shifts
    • Instilling Puratos Magic throughout the whole organization
    • Project & Engineering
    • Basic understanding of Project management
    • Understanding of utilities (HVAC, Boiler, Cooling Tower, Air Compressor, etc.)
    • Understanding of AutoCAD will be an added advantage
    • Ensure timely commercialization of Brownfield projects with support from cross-functional team
  • HSE
    • Ensure HSE legal compliance
    • Cover the food safety risks (fit for work, personal hygiene)
    • Ensure safety of all employee in line with standard operating procedures
    • Drive behavior-based safety program
    • Risks assessments are in place and in line with local legislation
    • Effective control of contractors and visitors in place
    • Full safety induction for all newcomers
    • Maintaining a clean and hygienic work environment
    • Ensure full investigation and follow up of incidents ad hazardous situations
    • Ensure effective loss and waste process
  • Quality
    • Implementation and maintenance of HACCP, quality certification standards and 5S
    • Work toward achieving Golden Unicorn status
    • Work closely with cross-functional team to reduce external customer complaints
    • Master manufacturing processes (at source) to deliver Right First-Time performance
    • Ensure suitable problem-solving tools are used to complete CAPA’s
  • Service
    • Weekly planning of production and employees
    • Maintaining OTIF status by achieving conformance to plan and OEE target
    • Relationship building with key customers
    • Maintaining performance through continual reviews
    • Owner of ERP/MES within production
    • Ensure timely close out of technical issues impacting production
  • Costs
    • Effective budget control of the department
    • Report the results on a regular base (Site-meeting, BU-meeting)
    • Ensure that all functional meetings take place
    • Participate in Drive Project and benchmarking initiatives
    • Constantly reduce inefficiencies and not added value activities
  • Internal and external Relationship
    • Influencing of support departments (Engineering, Planning/Supply Chain, Maintenance, Quality, Safety, HR, R&D, BU, …) in order to pull in the same direction
    • Building network with peer Production Managers
    • Customers and suppliers: represent the Puratos production site during customer/suppliers visits


  • Industrial engineer Chemistry/biochemistry or food sciences
  • Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience in the food industry
  • Experience with KPI’s and efficiency measurement
  • Knowledge of World Class Manufacturing and 5S methodology
  • Knowledge of complex production processes
  • Knowledgeable about Safety management
  • Knowledgeable about Quality Certifications
  • Strong Management skills


Puratos provides a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment that encourages our people to take initiatives and bring ideas that will contribute to the success of the company. Of course, Puratos offers a competitive package (salary, group insurance, healthcare, training…) but additionally, offers you a position that you can further develop and shape.

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