Job Summary

As a production manager, you will oversee the production process, coordinating all production activities and operations from the pre-production (planning) stage as well as the production (control and supervision) stage. The position holder will be responsible for both human and material resources. You will also be involved with product design and purchasing.

  • Minimum Qualification: HND
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Responsibilities will include the following: 

  • Plan and draw up a production schedule; decide on and order the resources that are required and ensure stock levels remain adequate; select equipment and take responsibility for its maintenance; set the quality standards for production; ensure that the production will be cost effective by estimating costs and negotiating and agreeing budgets with both clients and managers; monitor and plan the production processes and adjust schedules as needed;
  • monitor productivity rates and product standards and implement quality control programmes; organise the repair of any damaged equipment and keep a maintenance schedule on them; liaise with different departments, teams and companies, e.g. suppliers, managers, vendors, clients; ensure that health and safety guidelines are followed at all times;
  • ensure customer orders are completed on time and to budget and that quality standards and targets are met; work with managers to implement the company's policies and goals; collate and analyse data, putting together production reports to enable efficient decision making;
  • supervise and motivate a team of workers 

Person Specifications & Skill Requirements

The person should possess at least five (5) years and above experience functioning as a Production or Operations Manager in a Foods production company including the following skills: 

• Demonstrable planning and organisation skills to be able run and monitor the production process 

• Requisite experiential knowledge of production/operations management 

• The ability to act decisively and solve staff or equipment-related problems 

• ICT literacy to deal with various technologies and programmes 

• Attention to detail to ensure high levels of quality 

• The ability to communicate clearly and persuasively with your team, managers and clients 

• Strong negotiation skills for getting materials within budget at the right time 

• The ability to work under pressure and multitask 

• Leadership skills and the ability to motivate others to meet deadlines 

• A results-driven approach to work 

• The ability to work in a logical, systematic manner. 


A HND or Bsc degree in any of the following subjects: 

  • Chemistry/chemical engineering; Food science and technology; Materials science and technology; Physics; Transport, distribution or logistics
  • Compensation Range – N80k – N150k (dependent on requisite experience) 

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