Production Facility Manager job opportunity at International Lifeline Fund 


Vacancy title: Production Facility Manager


Jobs at: International Lifeline Fund

Deadline of this Job: 16th August 2019

Duty Station: Within Uganda , Lira, East Africa

Title: Production Facility Manager
Duration: 4 Months: September 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
with possibility of extension
Position Type: Contract
Reports to: Country Director / Senior Program Manager
location: Lira, Uganda
ILF is seeking a dynamic factory manager in lira, Uganda to take on the leadership responsibilities of overseeing our Fuel-Efficient Cookstove production facility to meet the goals of and objectives of our social enterprise. The successful candidate will be accountable for all aspects of production center performance and will ensure objectives are attained in a cost-effective manner that’s consistent with quality requirements. He or she will also delegate authority to key supervisors in production, manage all functions involved, and direct and coordinate operations for the production center. In addition, the candidate must have strong problem solving and analytical skills, familiarity with factory operations, and strong attention to detail. The candidate must have expertise in production scheduling/ low, familiarity with machines, setting quality control protocols, and proficient with spreadsheets to analyze production data and create reports to be presented for decision-makers..

Program Management Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Country Director and the Senior Program Manager, he/she will undertake the following responsibilities:
Factory Management
• Manage daily production center operations and processes.
• Prepare, analyze and issue production and performance reports.
• Create and enforce quality control standards procedures in terms of production and operations.
• Create and implement machine maintenance standard operating procedures.
• Prepare annual forecast and quarterly operating budgets and monthly reports in coordination with the Senior Program Manager, Finance Manager and Country Director.
• Develop strategies to increase productivity and production.
• Control costs to achieve company budget goals.
• Maintain a safe work environment and ensure compliance needs are met.
• Analyze factory production data and devising improvement strategies.
• Develop and implement a preventative maintenance program.
• Inspect the quality of finished products.
• Track expenses and actively analyze cost saving methods.
• Maintain records/receipts/accounts and reconcile project related expenditures.
• Coordinate maintenance and repairs of factory premise and machinery.
• Maintaining clear communications with logistics team to ensure proper logistical support for the factory.

Staff Management
• Participate in interviewing and selecting staff and train new hires on factory policies and procedures and program activities on a regular basis.
• Train staff on proper usage of machinery and reporting functions.
• Manage operational team scheduling.
• Build the capacity of the production staff on operations and production optimization.
• Provide strategic input for program improvement and recommend changes to enhance the programs (e.g. business plan development) as appropriate.
Stove Production – Scale up
• Optimize ILF stove production in improving capacity to reach higher levels.
• Work very closely with IlF Production team, CD, HQ Deputy Director, and relevant external consultants in developing tools, which can optimize production and operations.
• Collaborate with IlF team in improving the product quality.
• Review the existing Stove models production and recommend best ways forward to support near future mass production and marketing.
• Provide support and advice to CD in overall Stove related production & operation aspects.
• Work closely with CD in regards to all procurement, contract agreements with vendors and suppliers and respecting all ILF and donor financial policies and protocols for transactions related to Stove production.
• Coordinate and Support logistics department in ensuring all necessary logistics support related to Stove production.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering preferred with 5+ years factory operations experience. Able to lead root cause analysis investigations
• Proficient with MS Office is an added advantage. He/she should be able to explain training material to our operating staff. Aptitude for equipment operation and troubleshooting, excellent communication skills.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

Job application procedure
Please send a copy of your cover letter, resume and academic credentials to our office either personally or by email using the address below. Deadline for submission is August 16th 2019 by end of business day.
Only successful candidate shall be contacted.
International Lifeline Fund
P.O.Box 70 Lira, Uganda
E-mail: ,
NB: Any kind of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification..

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