Plant Manager (Botswana)


Manufacturing, Botswana Gaborone

Market related – Market related

One of our clients, a multi-national dairy and food Company has a vacancy for a Plant Manager at their Botswana Plant.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have a B.Com Degree in Management plus experience in Production or B.Sc Food Science or B.Eng Degree plus general Management experience
  • Must have a minimum of 5 – 10 years’ experience in Operations Management, ideally in a FMCG
  • Experience in Dairy and UHT technology will be essential
  • Must have experience and operating knowledge on plan business units
  • Must be able to motivate and lead people to support the business


  • Team player with ability to create cohesion and establish collaboration
  • High achievement orientation and focus on achieving results
  • Good communication skills
  • Sound judgement and decision making skills
  • Creative problem solving
  • Change agent

Job Description:

  • Compile annual budget (cost and capital) according to company systems requirement
  • Forecast, compile and control annual budget in line with labour efficiency standards
  • Report monthly on budget adherence
  • Minimise input costs and raw material usage/waste
  • Minimise cost on product and packaging
  • Optimise fixed and overhead costs (labour and energy) against demand forecast and production requirements
  • Ensure accuracy of Monitoring Systems
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of information to be forwarded for compiling reports to Corporate
  • Maintain product quality according to health and quality specification
  • Ensure conformance to all quality processes
  • Ensure functionality of QMS audited by Head Office QA department
  • Ensure conformance to good safety requirements i.e ISO22000
  • Compile and manage production plan according to targets
  • Maintain adequate maintenance of plant equipment
  • Identify systemic variables impeding production efficiency and create plans to address total production elements
  • Plan and implement changes required for new product manufactured and ensure minimum disruption to existing operations effectiveness
  • Manage all projects and deliver on them in terms of agreed project specification and budget
  • Maintain systems such as ISO, HACCP, 20 Keys, TQM, TPM, NOSA, etc.
  • Plan annual human resource capacity and development needs
  • Instil and develop profit maximisation appreciation among all plant staff
  • Fill vacancies according to company policy by using competency based recruitment methodology
  • Facilitate plant objective setting and performance management system
  • Review and maintain communication structures and procedures to ensure people are informed and able to provide their inputs at all organisational levels (e.g. People@Work Committee, Union and Management meetings, Mini Business Units)
  • Develop a sense of pride, discipline and high productivity throughout plant
  • Ensure harmonious working relationships across all levels and functions
  • Develop Workplace Skills Plans and through Talent Management identify talent and plan to manage the talent
  • Personify and maintain values, staff morale and motivation throughout plant
  • Maintain adherence to EE targets
Deadline: 21 October 2016

Ref: CPT000218/LM