Operations Manager – Glue Manufacturing (Reporting to Deputy General Manager – Ethiopia)

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Job Description:

Rework Inc is currently recruiting an Operations Manager focusing on Glue Manufacturing for one of its clients. 

Overview of the Job function
The Operations Manager has full responsibility to oversee the manufacturing operations, people management, and overall business performance of the plant. The Operations Manager will provide strategic leadership towards the growth of the manufacturing plant.

Tasks & Responsibilities
• Responsible for production planning, perform standard laboratory tests, production
control management and quality control
• Responsible for manufacturing budgets, prepare annual manufacturing budgets and
forecasts and all capital expenditure and proposals and implementing the decisions
• Responsible for achieving budget and forecast set by management
• Support the analysis of Customer SLA’s, recommend improvements, and ensure
• Oversee glue manufacturing ensuring, the highest standards of manufacturing are
• Carry out quality checks and documentation of raw material, production process and
finished products (archiving)
• Provide motivation, support, and guidance to the manufacturing team
• Manage contractors on-site to ensure they meet legal and company requirements
• Ensure continuous operation, reducing time and delay by inter-department
communication on sales forecast, production inputs inventory, and logistics
• Manage customer quality issues and claims
• Ensure strict and efficient raw material planning and stock management processes

• Implement a structured and consistent maintenance program

• Support technical and project team with customer-related reclamation issues

Job Requirements:

Qualification and experiences
• Technical degree or diploma (technical college, university, masters), or well-founded knowledge of engineering and operations management
• Minimum of 4 years’ operations management experience and intensive
professional knowledge of the industry sector.
• Experience in doing lab trials
• Knowledge of Krones portfolio (preferable)
• Talent and organization management
Personal competencies
• Balanced combination of leadership and team orientation
• Perseverance to further develop the branch and its structures
• High degree of customer orientation, intercultural skills, assertiveness, target
• Ability to navigate different challenges and find creative solutions to overcome the
• Strong written and oral communication skills in English
Specific job skills
• Monitoring timelines, resources, and address problem areas
• Skilled in time management and strategic planning
• Solid problem-solving skills and ability to focus both strategically and tactically to
achieve business goals
Computer Skills
• MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project
• SAP (preferable)
Management Ability
• Ability to lead a diverse team
• Entrepreneurial attitude, strong analytical and strategic thinking, negotiation skills,
authentic and target-oriented
• Excellent understanding of financial processes and procedures
• Initiator and role model
• Highly motivated to analyze complex matters and provide possible solutions
• Pragmatic “can-do” attitude and “hands-on” approach to achieve the targets
• Willing to travel

How To Apply:

Qualified and Eligible Applicants should send an email to [email protected] with the subject title "Application for Operation Manager - Glue Manufacturing" on or before September 7, 2021, 5:00 pm.

Rework Inc will only contact short-listed applicants.
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