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  • Posted: Nov 25, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 1, 2021
  • Grand Cereals Limited (GCL) is an integrated foods company whose primary activity is the creation of superior value from local raw materials, with leading brands in the Cereals, Vegetable Oil and Animal Feed categories. In 1997 UAC of Nigeria Plc acquired a major shareholding in Grand Cereals Limited, located on a 16-acre site at Kilometre 17, Zawan Round...
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    Shift Manager

    Location: Jos
    Function: Supply Chain
    Job Class: JC 13
    Reports To: Plant Manager

    Purpose of Job

    • Ensure effective and efficient operation and maintenance of plant and machinery in the Production floor to achieve annual business targets in a safe, effective, efficient and in environmentally friendly manner.

    Key Accountabilities
    Production & Packaging:

    • Ensure packaging of agreed quantity of products to meet sales and distribution forecasts.
    • Plan and control production (Packaging) requirements to demand.
    • Ensure that all feed mill attendants are allocated proper workload.
    • Prepare plant and equipment for production.
    • Make packaging materials available for all the shifts.


    • Ensure efficient operation of plant and equipment.
    • Support the Plan and execution of routine maintenance.
    • Ensure availability of team members to support maintenance and plant operation.
    • Update Leadership on the state of facilities and Time Management of equipment.
    • Ensure all activities are done according to Standard Operating Procedure.

    Quality Assurance:

    • Maintain quality assurance to ensure product quality and consistency.
    • Ensure packaged products meet specification.
    • Ensure correct handling of products at various stages of manufacturing.
    • Measure material usage rate for accounting and variance determination.
    • Ensure Packaging Materials are of right quality.
    • Implement all food safety activities.

    Health, Safety and Welfare:

    • Ensures health, safety and welfare of employees are assured so that organizational objectives can be optimally met.
    • Carry out safety audit with own staff and third parties and implement recommendations.
    • Ensure good housekeeping practices by scheduling sanitation/cleaning of the plant daily, cleaning of the material bins.
    • Make sure working conditions and environment are in line with the law and company policies.
    • Ensure the implementation of all Safety procedures and standards within the work environment.

    Leadership Responsibility:

    • Ensure that departmental organization has the continuous availability of sufficient motivated and well-trained personnel.
    • Evaluate and control manpower requirements.
    • Organizing shift schedules for team members
    • Assess performance and potentials of employees.
    • Maintain and develop internal communication.
    • Optimize the organizational structure.
    • Ensure training needs of employees are met.
    • Discipline and motivate as appropriate.
    • Ensure that proper attendance record is kept for all staff in the shift and that attendance register is duly authorized.
    • Take part in managing the career of junior colleagues.

    Budget Responsibility:

    • Operate within approved budget so that set margins are not jeopardized.

    Operational Responsibility:

    • Ensure that breakdowns are promptly arrested to promote the achievement of targets.
    • Ensure that Production line efficiencies are maintained.
    • Ensure that proper mill settings (appropriate Hammer mill screens, pellet mill load & temp. settings) are made to attain maximum production during the shift.
    • Daily, cross-check the weights of raw materials weighed out for production and that of finished feed produced to ensure they conform to the recipe and the required weight of the bagged feed (i.e., 25.1kg or 50.1 kg).
    • Ensure that finished feed bags are properly stitched, with labels attached to them.
    • Ensure that samples of feed produced batch-by-batch are taken to the quality control Lab. For analysis.
    • Co-ordinate with stores, intake requirements necessary for facilitating daily production programs.
    • Requires presence at the factory at odd hours when necessary.
    • Ensuring that the maximum performance is obtained from the team, plant, and equipment.
    • Available all the time to provide facility advice and operational support to his Team.
    • Ensure that Operational dimensions are met (Key performance Indicators, Safety and Cost Savings initiatives).

    Education and Experience

    • First Degree (HND, B.Eng., or BSc.) in Engineering or Sciences.
    • 5 years of work experience

     Knowledge, Skills & Attitude:.

    • Knowledge catalyst for personnel
    • Analytical thinking/Problem Solving
    • Decision Making
    • Numerical Analysis
    • Creative-thinking
    • Relationship management
    • People Development
    • Teamwork/Team Player
    • Good written and verbal communication
    • Planning and organizing
    • Performance measurement and management
    • Integrity.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Grand Cereals Limited on to apply

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

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