Production Manager: Processing

Namib Poultry

Namib Poultry is recruiting a Production Manager: Processing, to be based in Windhoek, Namibia.
  • The Operations Manager will be responsible for the comprehensive management, planning, and implementation of standard operating procedures within the poultry farming operations
  • This includes overseeing production units, strategic planning, budgeting, production planning, and ensuring strict compliance with breed standards
  • Production Management:
  • Effective and cost-efficient management, planning, and execution of daily processing and production activities of the Abattoir in alignment with production schedules and targets
  • Liaise with Farming Operations regarding the Weekly Slaughter Program and bird quality
  • Liaison with Sales and Procurement re. Weekly Production Schedule (Fresh and Frozen)
  • Pro-active coordination of Production and Order Processing with Sales and Distribution depts
  • Continuously monitor and adjust planned Production Schedule as and when required to ensure smooth workflow and timeously completion of tasks
  • Allocate resources required by process in accordance with Authorised Labour Compliment
  • Determine and implement Best Practices and Standard Operating Procedures for production activities
  • Maintain planned production outputs and targets and processing efficiencies
  • Identify bottlenecks or inefficiencies and implement process improvements to enhance productivity
  • Manage and control budgets related to processing
  • Personnel Management:
  • Enforce adherence to and compliance with relevant Personnel Policies and Procedures
  • Lead, mentor, and motivate a team of processing staff, fostering a collaborative and productive work environment
  • Maintain sound and healthy industrial relations conducive to a large Organisation environment
  • Continuous Performance Management of line management and subordinate staff
  • Implement effective Personal Development Plan programs for key positions identified
  • Maintain required shop-floor discipline in accordance with Disciplinary Code and Procedures
  • Resource Management:
  • Manage resources such as manpower, equipment, and materials to optimize production efficiency and minimize waste
  • Collaborate with procurement and supply chain teams to ensure adequate availability of raw materials
  • Process Improvement:
  • Identify opportunities for process enhancements, cost reduction, and increased efficiency, and work with cross-functional teams to implement these improvements
  • Stay updated with industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices in processing to drive innovation and stay competitive
  • Reporting and Documentation:
  • Maintain accurate production records, reports, and documentation related to processing activities
  • Prepare regular performance reports for senior management, highlighting key metrics and accomplishments
  • Communication:
  • Foster clear and effective communication between processing teams and other departments, promoting a cohesive and collaborative work atmosphere
  • Problem Solving:
  • Address operational challenges and troubleshoot issues as they arise, implementing timely and effective solutions
  • Quality Assurance:
  • Enforce strict adherence to and compliance with all product standards and specifications through rigorous quality control checks and adherence to quality assurance protocols
  • Adhere to in-house TQM System standards, including all relevant documentation
  • Maintain required Housekeeping Standards in all areas of responsibility
  • Address any quality issues promptly, conduct root cause analysis, and implement corrective actions
  • Maintain required Food Safety Standards and practices in accordance with relevant audit criteria
  • Safety and Compliance:
  • Enforce adherence to and compliance with relevant SHE Policies and Procedures
  • Uphold and enforce strict safety protocols, ensuring a safe working environment for all processing personnel
  • Ensure compliance with relevant industry regulations, company policies, and legal standards
  • Ensure a safe work environment with the correct prescribed PPE used at all times
  • General:
  • Motivate and submit Budgets for Operational and Capital Expenditure
  • Complete Time Defined Outputs by due dates as agreed to
  • Housekeeping is to be on standard at all times
  • Perform any ad hoc tasks as may be required and/or instructed by Senior Management
  • Diploma / Degree in Animal Production
  • Grade 12 (NQF 4)
  • Diploma and/or degree in Production Management
  • Poultry Meat Examiners and/or Inspector Certificate
  • Management Development Program completed
  • Recognized advanced Food Safety training course completed (HACCP /ISO /FSSC)
  • Recognized OHS Incident and Accident Investigation training course completed
  • Advanced Industrial Relations training course completed
  • Ten (10) years of middle to senior management in an FMCG (food) processing and manufacturing environment
  • Strong leadership experience and/or skills with the ability to motivate and develop teams
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances in a dynamic production environment
  • High Understanding of quality control, safety standards, and regulatory compliance
  • Proficiency in using relevant software and tools for production management
  • Knowledge of MRP and ERP systems application will be highly advantageous
  • Namibian citizen or eligible to become a Namibian citizen
  • Highly proficient in English (verbal and written), being bilingual will be advantageous
  • Valid Code BE driver’s license
  • Fully computer literate (Office/Word/Excel/Powerpoint)
  • Willing and able to work overtime, weekends, and Public Holidays as and when required
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • The Company is an equal opportunity Employer and offers a comprehensive market related package
How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified Copies of Qualifications
  • Certified Copies of Identification Documents
2. Application
  • Send your Documentation to Human Resources at with the Subject line “Production Manager: Processing”
  • Indicate the source of this job post:
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