Factory Deputy Manager – Nyamira, Kenya

Our client, a family-owned but independently run Dairy food processing company in the outskirts of Nairobi is seeking to recruit the expertise of a Factory Deputy Manager to be based in their Nyamira Office. He/she will be responsible for managing, planning, and preparing schedules for the daily operations of the plant in conjunction with the Factory Plant Manager. The successful candidate Must have a minimum of 10+ years’ experience in a maintenance management role in the dairy sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all supply and product purchases for the operations of the factory.
  • Oversees all the plant functions, including processing, cleaning, maintenance, budgets, employees, and marketing.
  • Responsible for making sure the plant fulfills its functions which includes making the plant available for teaching and research activities of the Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion.
  • Responsible for expense control, including shrinkage, labor, and overhead costs.
  • Comply with all regulatory statutory requirements concerning food, environmental and employee safety.
  • Work in conjunction with the Quality Assurance (QA) supervisor in maintaining practices of the Plant that assures product quality and safety.
  • Assist in conducting dairy plant tours as they are scheduled.
  • Respond to all questions and complaints from the clients in conjunction with the Quality Assurance standards.
  • Interview, train, and evaluate all production staff.
  • Work with Human Resources in addressing staff performance issues.
  • Ensure the compliance of employees to GMP’s (Good manufacturing practices), SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures), and the proper use of safety equipment and procedures.
  • Develop processes to increase productivity and enhance performance.
  • Ensure company policies and procedures are always followed.
  • Monitor equipment and ensure that they are in good working order.
  • Repair or replace plant equipment as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Proven work experience as a Factory Plant Manager.
  • Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources).
  • MUST have familiarity with dairy industry-standard equipment and technical expertise.
  • Good understanding of regulatory requirements for operating plants.
  • Strong aptitude for root cause analysis and troubleshooting operational issues.
  • Be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity, demand creation, inventory and stewardship processes.
  • Strong leadership and managerial attributes. Exceptional organizational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Industrial Management with dairy factories, Logistics, or related field.
  • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • 10+ years’ experience in a maintenance management role in the dairy sector.

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  • Education:Bachelor’s.
  • Job Type:Permanent.
  • Location:Nyamira, Kenya.
  • Career Level:Lower Mid-Level.
  • Salary:Monthly Gross Salary: Ksh. 80,000 /= (Approx. 800 USD) depending on individual skills and experience.
  • Deadline:16th March 2021.