Production Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Okavango Foods Limited


General Purpose

Okavango Foods Limited a food manufacturing company is looking for a Production Specialist to plan, organize, and control production to ensure that goods are produced efficiently, on time, within budget, and to standard.

Main Job Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities

  • Create Production Schedules
  • implement and control the production schedule
  • review and adjust the schedule where needed
  • determine the human resources required
  • determine the material resources required
  • 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
  • set production budgets
  • manage production budgets
  • implement cost control programs
  • ensure efficient collaboration and co-ordination between relevant departments including procurement, distribution, and management

Education and Experience

  • Grade 12 certificate.
  • Minimum of a Diploma in Production Management or other relevant fields.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience.
  • 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 compliance
  • knowledge of process improvement techniques
  • knowledge of business, finance, and management principles
  • knowledge of human resource principles and practices
  • knowledge of machines and tools
  • knowledge of engineering and technology principles and practices
  • in-depth computer skills

Key Skills and Competencies

  • critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • planning and organizing
  • co-ordination and control
  • time management
  • attention to detail
  • decision-making
  • communication skills
  • persuasiveness
  • negotiation
  • influencing and leading
  • delegation
  • teamwork
  • conflict management
  • adaptability
  • stress tolerance
  • results-driven

Send your Cover letter indicating your expected salary and your CV to [email protected] closing date 26th November 2022, PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN YOUR APPLICATION IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE QUALIFICATIONS

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