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Job Title: Production Supervisor

Industry: Manufacturing

Location: Nairobi

Gross Salary: 30k – 35k

Our client is one of the largest manufacturers of Confectionery, Food, Footwear, and Stationery products in Kenya.

They seek to hire a Production Supervisor who will be tasked with coordinating the activities in the packaging area on each shift to produce finished products at target specifications in a food safe environment, to maximize operational efficiencies and to ensure the safety of all employees.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise the packing team and ensure the tasks are delegated before a shift begins and instructions are issued on the shift’s target
  • Calculate the number of each SKU to be packed after verifying the production schedule and stocks in the bread store
  • Issue wrapping bags and tapes as required, and receive back any unused materials
  • Ensure clear and accurate records are maintained for the wrapping bags and tapes, indicating the bags used and the damages obtained, at the end of the shift and feed this information into the system
  • Convey to your teams the dates to be used for the tapes and for the date printing machine, and carry out checks throughout the shift to ensure this is being followed
  • Ensure all bread packed within your shift, is transported to the bread store at regular intervals in an organized manner each time cross-checking the figures of bread to be transported with the bread store supervisor. If for any reason this has not happened, a clear handover done to the incoming shift supervisor
  • Record keeping of the bread packed and transferred to the store in your shift and feeding this information into the system
  • Maintain a clear record of damaged bread pieces from production and packing, separating physically as well as in the records into the respective categories
  • Ensure the teams are regularly reminded of packing bread in clean crates only, and carry out daily spot checks
  • Any broken, dirty, foreign crates obtained in the packing area, to be forwarded with clear documentation to the necessary departments, for follow up action.
  • Handover to the incoming shift supervisor with very clear, documented data, both on paper and on the digital platform
  • Report issues related to packaging machines, wrapping bags, or any other matter which will affect the speed of packing, in a timely manner, to the relevant departments, and follow up where necessary, to ensure the problem is resolved
  • Issue warning letters to the employees, when protocol is not followed. Follow this with any other disciplinary action where necessary, or forward the matter to the HR department in a timely manner
  • Ensure the machines are well maintained and cleaned on a daily basis
  • Ensure the packing store is kept clean, neat and user friendly at all times
  • Ensure the packing area is free from clutter, and that crates are arranged in an orderly way
  • Innovate, when unusual situations arise, and always ensure the order required is met on time
  • Ensure good hygiene of the packing team, by always providing gloves, and ensure safe disposal of the gloves into the respective bins
  • Any other duty that is deemed appropriate by management


  • Degree in Business or a related field
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a similar capacity in a busy manufacturing environment.
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Creative and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize a demanding workload
  • Organization skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Analytical and mathematical skills

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV and copies of your certificate quoting the job title on the email subject (Production Supervisor – Manufacturing) to before 17th September, 2021.

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