Job Title: Deputy Plant Manager

Company: Human Capital Business Solutions (HCBS)

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Job Type: Full-time

Application Deadline: 20/07/2024, 5:00 PM

Job Summary:

Our client is a leading FMCG company based in Kampala, Uganda with a large focus on beverage manufacturing, production, and distribution. On behalf of our client, we are looking for a competent and experienced Deputy Plant Manager to be based in Kampala, Uganda.

Reports to: Plant Manager

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee plant bottling operations for all site operations to maximize effectiveness and supply logistics, achieving on-time delivery targets.
  • Plan, organize, direct, and manage all maintenance operations.
  • Prepare production schedules to ensure optimized production cost and reduced downtimes.
  • Set daily production mix levels and agree on shifts.
  • Manage internal order placement performance, buyer activity levels, financial performance, and material shortage elimination.
  • Ensure the procurement process for various project/modification activities is completed in line with the project completion period.
  • Explore innovative practices to simplify the procurement process, achieve better quality and delivery schedules, and implement new ways of working.
  • Develop synergy and collaboration, anticipating and responding actively and sensitively to the needs and expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Formulate strategies to create a competitive environment for better bids and enforce the Strategic Supplying Process.
  • Manage materials savings initiatives in line with profit plans and overall business objectives.
  • Periodically review vendors’ performance for cost optimization and turnaround time (TAT).
  • Oversee daily manufacturing operations to ensure production efficiency, quality, and cost-effective management of resources. Develop and implement plans to optimize production processes and improve efficiency.
  • Ensure all products are manufactured to the highest quality standards. Implement and monitor quality control systems and procedures, and address and resolve any issues related to product quality.
  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics, and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets.
  • Address employees’ issues or grievances and ensure adherence to the HR Manual, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and Uganda Labor Laws.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest production management best practices and concepts.
  • Perform any other work-related duties assigned by the Plant Operations Manager.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s/HND degree in Mechanical/Electrical or related field.
  • Other certifications are a strong advantage.
  • Proven work experience as a Deputy Plant Manager.
  • Seven years of experience in a beverage/bottling company, preferably as an Engineering Manager, Factory Manager, or Project Manager.
  • Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation, and human resources).
  • Familiarity with industry-standard equipment and technical expertise.
  • Knowledgeable in safety, quality, productivity, demand creation, inventory, and stewardship processes.
  • Computer literacy and understanding of SAP.
  • Ability to create accountability and lead by example.
  • Strong team-building, decision-making, and people management skills.

How to Apply:

Candidates who meet the criteria outlined above should submit their applications, resume, and academic documents in PDF format with “HCBSU-DPM-DEPUTY PLANT MANAGER” as the email subject via

Deadline: 20th July 2024 by 05:00 PM

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

About Human Capital Business Solutions (HCBS):

Industry: Management
Location: Kampala, Uganda

Human Capital Business Solutions is a boutique human resources consultancy specializing in strategic HR consulting, talent acquisition & management, and HR outsourcing services.



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