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  • Posted: Nov 22, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Proten is an international Human Capital Development firm that offers a wide range of Training, Coaching and Consulting services to individuals, small businesses and corporate and governmental organisations. Our client base spreads across Europe and Africa with head offices in London, United Kingdom and Lagos, Nigeria. Human Capital is undoubtedly one of the...
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    Plant Manager

    Company Description

    Our client is a fast-rising agribusiness conglomerate – formed out of the need to create quality local substitutes for imported rice products in Nigeria.

    They are a vertically integrated producer of high-quality whole grain parboiled rice and work directly with their farm estates and network of out-growers to ensure the finest, export-quality products for our local and international customers.

    Job Description

    • Drive the development and implementation of strategic and tactical plans for the rice mill plant in alignment with the overall objectives to ensure the achievement of exceptional business performance.
    • Develop and manage the plant’s operations, budget maintenance, plant inventory and safety measures that ensure the elimination of avoidable costs and maintenance of strong quality standards.
    • Manage and co-ordinate key functional areas, processes and activities in the rice mill to ensure optimization of business activities, superior performance and high production levels in a consistent manner.
    • Ensure optimal levels of the production cycle with a major focus on excellent plant uptime, good asset utilization, strong inventory control, superior asset maintenance, robust facilities control, excellent manpower utilization, clear work standards and exceptional plant administration.
    • Develop and drive continuous improvement initiatives that enhance plant operations, business processes, safety procedures, control measures, cost savings activities and business efficiency. 
    • Oversee the development and implementation of procurement initiatives that enhance the strategic vendor & contractors selection, coordination and management process that protects the company from avoidable downtime due to material, equipment or service shortage.
    • Oversee the establishment of quality control processes and ensure the adherence to control measures that promotes consistent production of good quality products with minimal wastages
    • Review and analyze production data and information to proactively identify production issues in a swift and efficient manner.
    • Drive world-class manufacturing capabilities and promote the adoption of best-in-class manufacturing practices to achieve optimal and superior production results.
    • Oversee the installation, efficient operation and maintenance of the rice milling plant ensuring that the manufacturing and production process delivers the desired order per cycle.
    • Ensure the implementation of processes that enhance manufacturing efficiency, production increase, asset optimization, resource allocation aptness and quality standard uprightness.
    • Lead the production, utility, quality assurance and procurement team through cost-effective production with low wastage and high-quality standards while ensuring alignment with the company’s financial objectives, growth and profitability goals.
    • Promote the implementation and adherence to health and safety measures that safeguard the workers, customers and property from the environment and safety hazards.


    • A bachelor’s in Engineering, Business Administration or Higher National Diploma in Engineering with a minimum of Second-Class Lower Degree or Lower Division, respectively.
    • A master’s degree would be an added advantage.
    • At least 15 years relevant experience in a Rice Milling Plant with at least 5 years in a leadership position.
    • Deep understanding of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) principles and practices.
    • Adept in safety procedures for plant operations and activities.

    Additional Information

    • Salary is competitive
    • Benefits include: vehicle & assigned driver, rent (off plant premises in Adamawa), accommodation within the plant premises, annual performance bonus, local medical cover.
    • If candidate is a foreigner; will be entitled to local cost of living allowance, 1 return ticket to home country per annum and payment of all immigration related permits.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Proten on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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