Job Summary

An exciting career opportunity exists for a highly motivated, proactive person with a progressively integrated farm in the South West of Nigeria (Iwo) with the following units: Animal production (piggery and poultry), Fruits and Vegetable garden, Agro-forestry, Fishery, and others. A Food Processing Manager’s role is pivotal to the organization and carries with it, responsibility and accountability for all processing units of the farm. The work of food production managers involves various functions, with the goal to ensure top quality in food production.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Duties are as follows:

  • Conduct studies to discover ways to improve the efficiency of production processes
  • Oversee the hiring and training of food production personnel
  • Developing world class food formulas to put the company at competitive advantage relative to others in the industry
  • Ensure that production activities are carried out according to best practices
  • Monitor every aspect of production to ensure compliance with established procedures and standards
  • Ensure manufacturing and processing staff wear appropriate sanitary and protective gear to ensure health and safety
  • Oversee the maintenance, repair, and replacement of production equipment to ensure smooth work operations
  • Develop and promote new food products to boost sales and increase generated returns
  • Allot work tasks to company staff according to their specialization and history
  • Set production objectives and implement action plans for achieving set targets
  • Conduct forecast to identify potential risks and contingencies in a proposed project
  • Prepare periodic reports to update upper management on food production activities
  • Create work shifts to ensure round-the-clock food production operations
  • Maintain accurate inventory of raw materials and processed food products
  • Ensure products and raw materials are stored properly at optimum conditions
  • Carry out surveys to identify customer requirements and adjust to meet such needs
  • Ensure all company regulations and government legislation are adhered to
  • Attend seminars, conferences, and educational programs to update job knowledge.

Requirements – Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Education and Training: Bachelor’s degree in food science, food technology, or manufacturing engineering, or in a similar discipline, with prior experience in a food manufacturing, storage or handling industry.
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a food production technician is required
  • Leadership Skill: Must be skilled in directing and coordinating the activities of food production personnel to ensure efficient operations
  • Time-management Skill: Must be able to achieve production targets within set timeframe
  • Decision-making Skill: Must be able to adapt to taking key production decisions to ensure manufacture of high-quality products.

Application deadline: 2 weeks after the posting date.

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