Expat General Manager, Folding Cartons & Corrugated Packaging (Corrugated Cartons 3 ply and 5 ply) – Accra, Ghana, West Africa – Ref: 1196400-12

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Ref: 1196400-12

Job Description:

We are currently looking for an Expat General Manager with experience in folding cartons & corrugated packaging (corrugated cartons 3 ply and 5 ply) to go work in Ghana.

Responsibilities: Achieve the top & bottom line of the organization by effectively managing end to end manufacturing, production, operations of corrugated cartons plant.

Requirements: 20 – 25 Years’ experience in manufacturing of corrugated cartons 3ply &5ply, knowledge of paper specification and procurement of raw materials, should have at least 5 years of P&L management experience. Graduate / Diploma / Degree in Engineering, MBA – Sales & Marketing will be considered as add on qualification.

Position details:
Type: 12 – 24 Month Contract
Reports to: Vice President – manufacturing.
Primary purpose: Achieve the top & bottom line of the organization by effectively managing end to end manufacturing, production, operations of corrugated cartons plant.

Job Context & Major Challenge:

  • To overlook the factory operations
  • Execution of operations as per SOP
  • Requirement of raw material and utilities department wise
  • Ensuring finished goods are despatched within stipulated time period
  • Ensuring safety & security of the people, products & properties of the company
  • Employee motivation & team spirit
  • Maintaining hygiene at the factory at all times
  • Ensuring hygiene and cleanliness of all equipment at all times
  • Ensuring all the equipment are running efficiently

Job description / core competencies:

Budgeting & Costing

  • Executing planned production strategy for corrugated carton business
  • Complete P & L accountability for the unit
  • Deciding the budgets with the VP
  • Costing – Finalization on the pricing of the products
  • Assist in finalization of the margin % for the products

Production

  • Developing production strategy in line with business objectives
  • Cascading production strategy with factory manager & the team below
  • Process development & implementation
  • Ensuring achieving of the predetermined production targets
  • Ensuring timely maintenance of the equipment to keep the plant in healthy condition
  • Developing strategy for new product categories

Sales Assistance

  • Work closely with the sales & marketing to meet the customers requirement
  • Analyze the complaints & the concerns as raised by the customers
  • Providing resolution of customer complaints ensuring complaints are closed
  • Good understanding of the market & the competition
  • Partnering with sales team to establish and meet facility sales goals, identifying and targeting market segments

Procurement

  • Ensuring timely planning for local procurement achieving production & project targets
  • Ensuring availability of raw material & spares at all times
  • Ensuring procurements are in line with the specifications
  • Ensuring procurements are in line with desired quality & within budget

Project Management

  • Project planning in line with the business requirement
  • Ensuring timely completion of the project
  • Ensuring project completion as per the agreed budget
  • Ensuring the output from the project is in line with the designed specifications

Quality

  • Ensuring product quality as per specifications mentioned in purchase order
  • Ensuring quality analysis is done as per standards
  • Ensuring compliance of all quality norms for finished goods

Inventory Management

  • Monitoring of plant spare inventory
  • Monitoring & timely availability of stock of raw material
  • Monitoring & review of stocks and movement of finished goods

Cost Control

  • Ensuring manufacturing expenses are in line with budgets
  • Initiating measures to control costs
  • Ensuring culture of cost control across the plant

Environmental & Statutory Compliances

  • Ensuring production in accordance with the proposed norms by the pollution control board
  • Ensuring all statutory compliances
  • Dealing with all government authorities and agencies as desired

EHS & Public Relations

  • Ensuring health & safety process are implemented & complied with
  • Developing relations with all local bodies, departments & people

Market Research & New Product Launch

  • Exploring expansion opportunities through continuous market research
  • Planning & execution of the new product launch
  • Sourcing of the new products & the vendors
  • Ensuring that the products are available all across the market

HR & People Development

  • Recruitment of the staff as per the approved structure
  • Budgeting manpower & the structure for the business
  • Ensuring KRA’s are defined for all employees
  • Periodic review of the performance of the employees
  • Training & motivation of the staff
  • Identification of the potential employees for higher responsibilities

Location (country, city): Accra, Ghana, West Africa

Job Qualification & Experience:

Qualifications & Experience

  • 20 – 25 Years’ experience in manufacturing of corrugated cartons 3ply &5ply, knowledge of paper specification and procurement of raw materials, should have at least 5 years of P&L management experience.
  • Graduate / Diploma / Degree in Engineering, MBA – Sales & Marketing will be considered as add on qualification

Competency Classification

  • Technical or functional competencies
  • Market & process awareness
  • Product improvisation
  • Good procurement & negotiations skills
  • Subject matter expertise – technical
  • Value engineering
  • Good computer, financial skills
  • Analytical skills

Managerial Competencies

  • Planning & organizing skills
  • Leadership (taking charge)
  • Execution & delegation skills
  • Decision making

Human Competencies

  • Respectful communication, teamwork, friendly environment
  • Networking ability, interpersonal skills
  • Achievement orientation, driving team

Conceptual Competencies

  • Creative thinking – thinking out of box
  • Strategic thinking
  • Tolerance

This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

Expat General Manager, Folding Cartons & Corrugated Packaging (Corrugated Cartons 3 ply and 5 ply) – Accra, Ghana, West Africa – Ref: 1196400-12

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