Truss Ugavi is a Supply Chain Advisory Firm that provides solutions to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises as well as Large organizations towards ensuring end-to-end business growth and profitability by developing the capacity to implement supply chain strategies or strengthen business processes, identifying and recruiting talents, promoting a culture of cost accountability, and continuous process improvement, while driving partnership and collaborations to drive sustainable business growth. Our vision is to become a leading supply chain advisory firm, and to be the preferred choice for organizations across all industries, embodying efficiency, effectiveness and inventiveness in innovation needed for improved supply chain operations with a long-term goal of becoming a rating agency that vets business suitability to doing more business within the supply chain. We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Head of Production
Employment Type: Full-time
- We are looking to hire an experienced and dynamic Head of Production to lead their manufacturing operations in the PVC section of the plastic recycling industry.
- The ideal candidate will have a strong production management and maintenance background, ensuring the recycling facility’s efficient and smooth operation.
- This role requires exceptional leadership skills, technical expertise, and a commitment to safety and sustainability.
- Oversee all aspects of the production process, including material handling, processing, and quality control.
- Develop and implement production plans, schedules, and workflows to optimize efficiency.
- Ensure production goals and targets are met while maintaining high product quality.
- Manage the maintenance department and its personnel to ensure the facility and equipment are well-maintained and operational.
- Lead the implementation of Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies within the production department to drive process improvements and operational efficiency.
- Identify areas for waste reduction, process optimization, and cost-saving opportunities using Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques.
- Train and mentor production staff in the use of Six Sigma tools and techniques, such as DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) and statistical process control (SPC).
- Develop and execute preventive maintenance programs to minimize downtime and maximize equipment lifespan.
- Coordinate repairs and maintenance activities to minimize production disruptions.
- Enforce and promote a strong safety culture throughout the production facility.
- Ensure compliance with all safety regulations, environmental standards, and industry best practices.
- Conduct regular safety training for production and maintenance staff.
- Lead and motivate a diverse team of production and maintenance professionals.
- Set clear performance expectations, provide coaching and mentorship, and conduct performance evaluations.
- Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and use data-driven analysis to measure the impact of process improvements and ensure sustained results.
- M.Sc in Engineering, Manufacturing Management, or a related field (preferred).
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related field.
- 7+ years of experience in a production management role within the plastic recycling or related industry.
- Strong background in maintenance management, including knowledge of industrial equipment and machinery.
- Familiarity with safety regulations, environmental standards, and quality control processes.
- Excellent leadership and team management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to drive process improvement and optimize production efficiency.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: [email protected] using “Head of Production – PVC” as the subject of the mail.
Application Deadline: 29th September, 2023.