Head of Production Job Placement – AFRIpads (Uganda) Ltd

Job Title:       Head of Production
Organisation: AFRIpads (Uganda) Ltd
Duty Station: Masaka, Uganda
About US:
AFRIpads (Uganda) Ltd. is a fast-growing social enterprise
in Uganda that manufactures and sells reusable (washable) cloth sanitary pads
as an impactful feminine hygiene solution for women and girls in East Africa
and beyond. Creating social impact is paramount to AFRIpads’ business
objectives. The company’s mission is to empower women and girls through
business, innovation, and opportunity. Having pioneered the reusable sanitary
pad market in East Africa, AFRIpads has reached more than 1 million women and
girls with its product. Headquartered in Kampala, Uganda and with a
manufacturing facility in Masaka, AFRIpads currently employs 160 staff across
both locations. To facilitate its growth and improve production efficiency,
AFRIpads is building its own workshop in Kitengesa village, located 7 km
outside of Masaka, which will be completed in August 2018.
 Head of Production
Job Summary:  The Head of Production will oversee the
manufacturing of our reusable sanitary pads at our factory in Masaka, Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Oversee entire production
    process from intake of raw materials to output of finished products
  • Provide clear and timely
    production planning including giving indications of raw material needs and
    developing daily work plans tor all departments
  • Ensure 100% quality of all
    products and proactively recognize all risks that could affect future
  • Analyse all production
    processes in both human and machine capacity to optimize efficiencies
  • Build yearly production
    budget and track expenses over the year in relation to the budget
  • Create detailed reports
    including but not limited to tracking movements of inventory, efficiency
    gains, etc.
  • Support the Research &
    Development team in testing the production of new products to help
    management determine the viability of taking on these new endeavours

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • Five years of experience
    in operational management or a commercial manufacturing company
  • Advanced quantitative
    analysis skills and advanced knowledge in excel
  • Ability to manage, train
    and empower a multi-cultural team of operational staff
  • Strong references from
    past managers
  • Outstanding written and
    verbal communications skills (English)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and
    collaborative nature
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should submit their CV,
cover letter (statement of interest), education certificates, contact
information, and names and contact details of three references to the following
e-mail address: info@afripads.com with the subject line: Head Of Production.
NB: Only applicants selected for
interviews will be contacted. In case you do not hear from AFRIpads, please
consider your application unsuccessful.
Deadline: 6th July 2018
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