Manufacturing Supervisor

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI)

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Philip Morris Nigeria is currently seeking a talented, experienced and business-savvy professional to join as its Manufacturing Supervisor for the manufacturing site in Ilorin, Kwara. This is a unique opportunity to join a world-class multinational company. The role will initially be a 12 month FTC, with the opportunity to progress on to a permanent role thereafter.

Primary Responsibilities

Production Accountability

  • Reports daily KPIs to ITC (International Tobacco Company) and PMI management, takes necessary actions related to deviations
  • Organizes brand change and size change activities with ITC effectively without any quality issues
  • Plans and delivers operational trainings if necessary to reach expected expertise and performance level
  • Involves daily meetings with ITC; supports 2-way feedback of the production performance
  • Organizes & schedules technicians in 3 shifts, prevent disruptions
  • Assures filter/Cork Filters (CF)/Non Tobacco Materials (NTMs) availability on the machine
  • Coordinates CF/NTM transfers from warehouse, and Finished Goods (FG) transfers to the  warehouse without 

QA Accountability

  • Assures incoming inspection is done for NTM/CF
  • Assures routine samples from filter/cigarette/pack production for physical and visual analyses are taken
  • Assures lab samples for PMI VQA/Smoke Yield/Heavy Material Labs and for Panel are taken and sent to PMI laboratories
  • Plans and delivers QA training if necessary to reach expected expertise and performance level
  • Evaluates, reports and takes necessary actions relatedtoh non-conformities if needed
  • Traces back the non-conformities on the FG if needed
  • Identifies major non-conformities, creates problem-solving groups
  • Assures GMP for PMI production is in place
  • Works in coordination with ITC QA Manager; assures that PMI documentation and quality system needs are followed by ITC.

Supply Chain Accountability

  • Assures proper stock counts are done, MRP is run flawlessly and material requests are shared with related parties 
  • Analyzes the production plan coming from supply chain supervisor, shares with ITC and schedules it effectively.
  • Plans and coordinates utilization of freezing container in coordination with ITC, prevents infestation risk
  • Keeps warehouse organized, assures FIFO is applied properly
  • Assists NTM/CF delivery and FG shipments, assures loading/unloading is done properly and the documentation is precise
  • Asset Engineer Accountability
  • Identifies needs for spare parts and sub-groups; elevates it to PMI SC if needed
  • Performs inspections prior to maintenance in Filter/Maker/Packer Machines and prepares PMR lists
  • Organizes and schedules PM/1P monthly and yearly maintenances in coordination with ITC
  • Plans mechanics and electronics training for ITC technicians, coordinated with PMI and ITC
  • Plans for TSP support for the filter/maker/packer machines if needed.
  • Makes necessary preparations for new projects, reports the needs and the status
  • Solves minor stoppages, reports major breakdowns, creates problem-solving groups if necessary

Job Requirements

  • Minimum bachelor's degree in engineering or related subjects.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience, with 3-5 years' field experience in Quality Assurance and Manufacturing. Maintenance experience will be an asset.

Certifications & Skills

  • User-friendly in office package and SAP
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Territory Management & route planning 
  • Regulatory environment knowledge.

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Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI)

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)




Manufacturing / Production

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years

Application Deadline