3 Assistant Operations Manager Career Opportunities – Cigarette Manufacturing Factory

Organisation: Q-Sourcing (Cigarette
Manufacturing Factory)
East Africa – South Sudan – Juba
Q-Sourcing Limited is a
manpower management solutions firm operating in the East African Region in the
countries of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. Our client is a local
cigarette manufacturing factory in Juba. They started their operations in South
Sudan in December to date, it is providing employment to more than fifty six
(56) South Sudanese nationals and it is one of the biggest tax payers in Juba,
South Sudan.
Job Summary:  The Assistant
Operations Manager will be tasked with improving the company’s processes and
overall business in South Sudan. The incumbent will be responsible for leading
operational activities in the factory (Production, Engineering, Quality
Management, Process Improvement, Product Costing, Manufacturing Services (i.e.
Logistics, Warehousing, Purchasing, Materials and Production planning), People
and HR related functions etc).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Steer,
    develop and motivate all factory teams (by delegating, coaching,
    supporting in implementing best practices and identifying implementable
    training needs)
  • Plan
    and schedule factory production in consideration to sales forecasts,
    market trends, materials availability, factory production constraints so
    that an optimized efficiency and balanced inventories are achieved all the
  • Develop
    and implement both long and short term plans while ensuring that factory
    output is consistent with Market/Sales strategies and goals.
  • Actively
    participate in planning and monitoring conversion costs and liaises with
    operational HoD’s (Head of Departments) to provide support in order to
    improve cost control and visibility.
  • Ensure
    accurate and timely cash flow reporting is done to the market treasury
    with respect to Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) and inventory spending’s.
  • In
    charge of preparing monthly reports and analysis for Management review
    (based on Process KPIs and Financial ones) and provide periodical action
    plans for continuous improvement.
  • Plan
    and execute all CAPEX projects as per APSP (Annual Plan Strategic Plan)
    plan (by updating, monitoring and produce CAPEX report on monthly basis to
  • Work
    closely with contractors/production equipment manufacturers on behalf of
    the company and supervise contractors/equipment supplier’s onsite during
    projects execution.
  • On
    yearly basis, prepare comprehensive and meaningful APSP plan that will
    always reflect cost efficiency and Process KPIs performance improvement
    year after year.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    ideal candidates should preferably hold a graduate degree from a
    recognized higher learning institution preferably from either of the
    following fields:
    • MBA (with first degree in any Engineering discipline)
    • Engineering (Chemical & Process, Electrical, Mechanical,
      Industrial Engineering) with postgraduate certificate or diploma in
    • Accounting/Finance/Economics with proven good exposure in the
      manufacturing industry
  • At
    least five years working experience in a manufacturing industry
  • Fluent
    in both English and Juba Arabic
  • Advanced
    level in MS Office computer skills, knowing AutoCAD will be an added
  • Past
    experience on working with any ERP software (e.g. SAP) will be an added
  • Work
    experience in a tobacco and cigarettes factory is an added advantage.
Personal Competencies:
  • Think the Business – Constantly strive to improve the
    quality of products/Services
  • Maximize your Contribution – Display “everything is possible”
  • Energize People – Encourage and build 2-way
  • Drive Results – Proactively solve problems, explore
    opportunities and offer alternative solutions.
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified East
African Nationals are encouraged to send a comprehensive CV via E-mail to: recruitment@qsourcing.com.
Note: please clearly indicate
the position you’re applying for in the subject line of your email e.g. “Application
_Assistant Operations Manager.”
Deadline: 18th June,

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