Plant Manager


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About the Company

The company is Ghanaian owned and aims to be an innovative leaderin the global shea sector. The company produces shea butter as well as bath and beauty products.


We seek the services of a Plant Manager


Job Title: Plant Manager


Job Location: Tema, Greater Accra


Reporting To: Managing Director


Job Summary

  • The Plant Manager will drive continuous improvement and optimization of all processes. (S)He will oversee all daily operations of the plant from production planning and manufacturing to ensuring policies and procedures are followed. The Plant Manager will ensure that products are of high quality.The candidate will work closely with and support other on-site personnel in an effort to continuously improve processes and consistently establish the highest standards in the industry for safety, quality, cost and finished product supply reliability
  • This is a new position and so the occupant is expected to be able to develop and implement relevant systems and document and implement relevant procedures. The position is also expected to draw together all administrative work and work practices in a consultative and collaborative style


Job Description

Key responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for leading the design of expanded production facility as well as sourcing and designing the process flow for new equipment required for scaling up production
  • Overall oversight and control over production, plant maintenance, technical management, troubleshooting and capex projects ensuring that manufacturing processes can run reliably and efficiently
  • Development & Implementation of Occupational Health & Safety procedures at the plant
  • Documentation & Reporting on machine downtimes, uptimes,spare-parts, maintenance planning etc

Plant Design, Equipment Sourcing and Setup

  • Lead production and lab equipment selection/sourcing as well as general plant design efforts
  • Provide design options for equipment and facility to meet the company’s production targets and requirements
  • Oversee the installation and testing of equipment to ensure units are ready for production activities


  • Work with Finance Manager to plan production targets as well as the associated headcount, payroll, raw material, packaging, capital expenditure, plans and budgets
  • Establish production and maintenance schedules, protocols, procedures, and policies
  • Create succession plan for department


  • Achieve monthly production targets and budgets
  • Implement and supervise compliance with production and maintenance schedules, protocols, procedures, and policies and update them in accordance with changing trends and targets
  • Responsible for checking the quality of the raw materials delivered
  • Responsible for physical/chemical inspection of all materials in-process and finished products for adherence to standards
  • Ensure raw materials, packaging and spare parts are procured on time and stored appropriately
  • Assist with recruiting production and maintenance personnel
  • Follows and enforces all safety guidelines and procedures
  • Supervise and motivate production staff, reviewing worker performance and identifying training needs
  • Be responsible for production output and product quality
  • Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
  • Stay up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts
  • Implement and monitor best practice quality assurance protocols at plant to ensure consistent quality of products
  • Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions


  • Supervises workers engaged in installing, servicing and repairing mechanical equipment
  • Inspects completed work to ensure it meets specifications and guidelines
  • Maintains production equipment in a manner that meets organization standards and ensures minimum equipment downtime
  • Communicates equipment and supplies needs
  • Maintains preventive maintenance programs and procedures Administers training programs to ensure proper operations, preventive maintenance and repair programs and procedures
  • Maintains all preventive maintenance records
  • Responsible for the creation of a register of spare parts and a list of suppliers of key parts
  • Implement Company culture and work environment that reflects the organization’s values, encourages good performance, and rewards productivity

Compliance and Reporting

  • Work with company to certify production plant and processes with international standards such as ISO 9001 and 14001 and HACCP
  • Monitor and report on the progress of implementation of annual production plans/budgets
  • Activities include but are not limited to preparing reporting templates, identifying key performance indicators, reviewing reports and identifying mitigating strategies for emerging issues
  • Provide accurate information to Finance Department
  • Ensure production activities comply with the company’s requirements for quality management,legal stipulations of Ghana, and international manufacturing standards
  • Resolve disputes among production staff

Continuous Improvement:

  • Responsible for developing and updating job procedures
  • Responsible for identifying the training needs and assisting in the training of new employees
  • Required to lead and implement continuous improvement efforts at plant
  • Develop more efficient methods of production/maintenance to decrease waste and increase production capabilities


Qualification and Requirements

  • University qualification in Mechanical, Process or Industrial Engineering


  • Demonstrable experience in a medium to large business environment with 5 years’ experience in production,maintenance or engineering departments
  • Experience in the development of systems and procedures
  • Working knowledge of HACCP, ISO 14001 and other industry standards
  • Demonstrable experience leading improvement initiatives
  • Ability to administer and manage an effective and proactive Occupational Health & Safety program
  • Advanced Knowledge of ICT
  • Experience with electrical and programmable controllers (PLCs)
  • Adept at interpreting and troubleshooting PLCs
  • Demonstrable general management skills

Personal Qualities/Skills/Aptitudes – For this Position

  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Experience in providing general support in a small team, and an experienced team player
  • Can work autonomously, effectively managing workload without continual guidance
  • Energetic, willing and ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Ability to analyse situations and take corrective actions
  • Excellent quality, attention to detail,& organisational skills
  • Excellent numeric skills
  • Commitment to process of continuous improvement




Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)


Greater Accra Region



Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years