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  • Ndola, Zambia
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Dangote Cement Zambia Ltd

Dangote Cement Zambia Limited

Senior chief Chiwala’s Area, Masaiti District, Ndola Zambia.

Company Overview

The Dangote Group is one of Africa’s leading conglomerates producing diversified products. Dangote Cement Zambia Ltd, a subsidiary of the Dangote Group, is the leading producer of cement in Zambia with a modern advanced integrated cement plant in Ndola, on the Copperbelt.
Dangote Cement requires action oriented, high performing and dedicated professionals in the following disciplines:


Job Summary

  • Proven track record of successful project management across all stages of project development and implementation from start to finish.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent time management and planning skills.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be the “champion” of all Production, Human Resources, Logistics and Financial issues in the Plant for other projects on renewable fuels.
  • Initiate Renewable energy project and implement them upon approval by Management
  • Provide strategic guidance and oversight in the development of strategic plans for the project.
  • Study areas of implementation and usage of alternative fuels.
  • Manage a project on alternate fuels at DCZL.
  • Regular contact/engagement with local authorities.
  • Ensure licenses are acquired and kept up to date.
  • Ensure Operations are within the legal framework by working with councils, ZEMA, MSD etc
  • Come up with ideas of enhancing productivity by using other forms of renewable energy as a fuel.
  • Develop and maintain high plant performance standards for the projects and take overall responsibility for all project related operations including purchasing and distribution, safety, industrial excellence and technical support, resources (people mobilization/development), customer orientation and logistics as well as production support functions such as mining, engineering and maintenance.
  • Develop the value of the plant ‘assets’ through effective management of equipment, reserves, competencies and stakeholder relationships (plant ‘image’) in terms of project Management.
  • Provide overall strategic leadership, direction and guidance for all Plant operations in terms of using other forms of fuels for the purpose of cost serving measures.
  • Ensure the continuous growth and profitability of the organization’s business through other use of fuel as energy.

Budgeting & Planning

  • Champion the execution of the corporate strategy at the project level; Demonstrate ownership for the definition of the Project’s strategy and ensure alignment with the corporate strategy.
  • Prepare the annual budgets and prudently monitor and manage the Project’s resources within the budgetary provision.
  • Facilitate prompt implementation of the approved operational plans and ensure that project operations are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the land.
  • Facilitate the definition of broad guidelines for the establishment of standards to ensure and measure the performance of project.

Plant Management Cycle

  • Oversee the conduct of in-depth research, assessment and analysis and benchmark the plant project management strategies against other major players in view of industry and economic realities in order to ensure maintenance and improvement of production standards.
  • Oversee the execution and implementation of risk management frameworks and disaster recovery plans to ensure optimal plant performance and minimize operational losses.
  • Continually control and monitor project performance through measurement and analysis through the use of standard tools, benchmarking and pre-defined Company indicators to be used for tracking.
  • Demonstrate ownership for all technical issues in the projects.
  • Optimize and adapt the project process and equipment in line with the Company’s improvement program/ action plans.
  • Oversee the analysis of project forecast to determine production capacity required to meet forecast.
  • Monitor project performance including cost & volumes of raw materials, energy & fuels, effective utilisation of equipment/machines and ensure alignment with planned production targets, delivery targets, profitability targets and other key performance measures.
  • Implement appropriate strategies, plans and programmes for producing quality project and achieving set levels of Plant capacity utilisation and efficiency.
  • Develop and enforce policies and procedures for production methods, quality and safety.
  • Develop plans and processes which minimize project costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials, and capital.
  • Create safe work conditions and mobilize all project employees and contractors on safety at work.
  • Ensure project compliance with all local and national laws and regulations relating to cement manufacturing.

Finance and Cost Reduction

  • Oversee the execution of all necessary systems, controls, policies and procedures to ensure a rigorous financial framework for the Plant.
  • Authorize expenses in line with the plant objectives and budget provisions.
  • Provide oversight for the management of information systems and information system reporting tools.
  • Demonstrate ownership for the implementation of a cost reduction program including cost tracking practices/methods in order to maintain competitive edge in the market and ensure increased overall performance. The cost reduction program should be reflected in:
  • Fixed cost, variable cost, selling & general cost (pricing);
  • Increased volumes (through reliability utilization and cement clinker ratio by using renewable energy);
  • Effectiveness of project management practices;

Project Quality and Customer Satisfaction

  • Develop a customer oriented culture in alignment with the Company’s values ensuring prompt feedback in addressing customer complaints issues during the project
  • Ensure the maintenance of project quality and provision of quality service during the execution of the project.
  • Demonstrate ownership of quality assurance and control procedures as well as the overall quality of the project.

Human Resources Management and Development

  • Identify the right mix of people, innovation and management to propel the project operations.
  • Monitors overall manpower and material resource requirements to meet with Project budgets.
  • Ensure the execution of succession plan and training plan for all staff in the project in order to preserve and develop key competencies.
  • Maintain and foster positive Labour relations and communication during the project, so as not to contravene with the law.

Stakeholder/ Community Relations

  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key organisations and and champion the formulation of strategic project alliances with stakeholders.
  • Develop sustainable relationships with external influencers and seek to establish relevant partnerships for optimal positioning of the Project.
  • Demonstrate ownership for the representation of the Project with government and other regulatory bodies.
  • Continually promote the company image in the local social economical and environmental community.
  • Ensure that the laws and regulations pertaining to the activities are respected as well as protection of environment in compliance with Company standards.

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of professional experience in business development, Project Management, industry/business engagement, alternative fuel technology/infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated experience in promoting and advancing deployment of natural gas vehicles and fuels.
  • Skilled in written and oral communications. Ability to effectively present to diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Strategic and innovative thinker who can effectively propose and advance new ideas.
  • Resilient, flexible, and a skilled problem solver.
  • Experienced with data management and analysis to generate reports and support IT team.
  • Must have a “can do” attitude and be able to thrive in a fast paced work environment.
  • Proven track record of successful project management across all stages of project development and implementation from start to finish.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent time management and planning skills.


Job Summary

  • Coordinate and control the mining operations in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Conduct sub-surface surveys to identify the characteristics of potential land or mining development sites.
  • Provide input in specifying the ground support systems, processes and equipment for safe, economical, and environmentally sound extraction or underground construction activities.
  • Implement, and coordinate mining plans and safety programs
  • Experience in Limestone/Copper Mining, Open-Pit Mining and the cement manufacturing industry to be specific, this will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in shift management and blasting management.
  • Mining operations management and can work without constant supervision, ensuring all tasks and operations are running.

Education and Work Experience

  • Full Grade Twelve Certificate with credits or better in English and Mathematics.
  • Bachelors of science in Mining Engineering.
  • Minimum of Seven (7) to Ten (10) years relevant work experience in the cement or mining industry.
  • Valid practicing license from the Engineering Institute of Zambia.
  • Blasting license and First Aid certificate.


Job Summary

  • Champion and manage all Process activities within the cement grinding section (from clinker silo to cement silos, including gypsum crushing area) in the DCZL plant to ensure all production processes are optimized and preset quality standards are maintained.
  • In the absence of the Kiln shift in charge, assume all responsibilities and key deliverables of the concerned kiln shift in charge.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute actions as per directives of HOD in order to meet budgeted production rates.
  • To take full responsibility of the shift in terms of management of staff, management of production and quality targets and to ensure the smooth running of the production processes.
  • To take full responsibility of the quality and product that is produced within the shift in line with the company’s quality systems, processes and procedures.
  • Manage, develop and motivate direct reporting staff.
  • Monitor, measure and report on production related process performance, general issues.
  • To ensure good communication is given either verbally or written to all members of staff.
  • To ensure that Health and Safety rules and regulations are adhered to during the shift and all matters relating to this are dealt with using the resources within the company in line with the companies Health and Safety policy.
  • Problem solving and troubling shooting skills are used to ensure that all team members can identify root causes and take fast effective action to resolve the problems in hand.
  • To work closely with other Shift Supervisors to ensure production handovers are effective communications tools.
  • To ensure that the training skills are met for current and future demands of the shift.
  • To have an active role in the companies continuous improvement plan to achieve plans for future growth within the company.
  • Maintain housekeeping standards to ensure a clean and safe workplace.
  • All employees are responsible for ensuring company resources are used in an effective manner to ensure best operating costs.
  • Be able to make appropriate decisions while following the companies organizational structure.
  • Maintaining high level of timekeeping is of the essence.

Education and Work Experience

  • Full Grade 12 certificate.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Minimum of Seven to Ten (7-10) year’s relevant experience in the Cement or Lime Industry.


Job Summary

  • Monitor the Kiln Section of the production line from the Central Control Room to ensure precision and adherence to standards in the cement production process.
  • Provide relevant information and direction to patrollers and operators in the production line based on monitored operations in liaison with the shift coordinators.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in implementing DCZL approved production plan.
  • Monitor and control all sections of the plant process lines to ensure stable equipment operation, employee safety and compliance with prescribed standards and environmental regulations.
  • Log in process data at specified intervals; document and report operational activities accordingly.
  • Ensure smooth operation of the kiln by providing constant feedback and relevant guidance to process engineers, field attendants and machine operators in the execution of field work.
  • Inform field attendants and operators of failures, potential failures or trouble spots and provide direction for problem solving.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot potential operating problems, either in consultation with shift coordinators, engineers and section head or independently when immediate action is necessary to ensure production resumes.
  • Continuously review the plant automation system and make recommendations for improvement bas on leading practices.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the process/production manager.

Education and Work Experience

  • Full Grade 12 certificate.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Minimum of three (3) years relevant experience in the Cement or Lime Industry.

Skills and Competencies

  • Working knowledge of cement production process.
  • Good knowledge of relevant parameters and standards applicable to cement manufacturing
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Good interpersonal and relationship management skills

The holder of this position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.

Candidates meeting the above requirements should send their applications to:

The Head HR & Admin and send them to [email protected]

Please note that you are to attach an Application Letter, Latest CV Only.

Deadline is 25th August, 2020. Positions should be clearly mentioned in the subject line e.g. “Shift In-Charge”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Important Note: Offers of employment or job openings with requests for payment or fees should be treated with extreme caution, viewed as potentially fraudulent and reported immediately.