Our Client is one of Kenya’s leading interior design and furniture manufacturing companies and is looking to hire a Production Manager for their operations in Kenya.


You will be executing their sales plan and maintaining (part) of their existing client base. You have experience and a good track record selling packaging and shrink sleeve labelling especially to the dairy and beverage industry.


  • Facilitate, create and execute production work plans, goals and deliverables and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • To ensure that production costs (labour, materials, etc.) are kept in line with budget or forecast targets.
  •  To manage the introduction of new products and to pro-actively work with our sales & marketing, design teams to ensure production capabilities match customer requirements.
  •  To devise strategies to manage productivity of the department and reduce waste, ensure budgets are adhered to and customer service targets met.
  •  Develop and execute a yearly manufacturing plan to deliver the business objectives (production volume, manufacturing controlled cost, quality, etc.
  • Identify and source project subcontract parts, negotiate terms.
  • Manage day-to-day production; controlling all type of activity, which is required for handling the production & production people with the help of Senior Management
  • Liaise with procurement to review and track purchased items to ensure these meet project timeframes and quality standards.
  • Effectively develop and apply methodology and enforce manufacturing standards.
  • Provide update reports defining progress, problems and solutions to Senior Management Team.
  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Analyze current workloads and communicate with the Sales team and COO/CEO regarding Lead times.
  • Construct, record and report on Key performance Indicators for members of the production team and yourselves.
  • Construct, monitor and complete monthly plans with Directors.
  • Manage health and safety on the shop floor liaising directly with our H & S Advisors to ensure we are compliant with current regulations.


  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field; Master’s degree preferred
  • 3– 5 years’ experience in furniture manufacturing industry.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as production head.
  • Experience in managing manufacturing as well as site work.
  • Previous experience in ISO/Kaizen process highly preferred.Software:
  • Knowledge of ERP is a MUST
  • Advanced level of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint is a must
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional

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