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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Shift Leader

Posted By on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Africa Improved Foods Rwanda Ltd is a manufacturer of highly nutritious quality fortified foods. Our nutrition products are intended to address malnutrition among vulnerable population segments such as pregnant and breast-feeding mothers, older infants and young children especially in the first 1,000 days of their life. To this end, we plan to avail on commercial scale nutritional products for lifestyle consumer groups in Rwanda and the whole East African Region.

Africa Improved Foods Rwanda Ltd is looking for self-motivated, qualified individuals with the right attitude and a passion for innovation to join our team on the position of Shift Leader.

Job title: Shift Leader
Business Group/Unit: Africa Improved Foods Rwanda Ltd
Department: Production
Reports to: Plant Manager

Direct reports: Thirty Five (35)
Indirect reports: None

Purpose of the job
The Shift Leader leads team of production operators, takes a place in production chain to assure highest quality of produced product, and highest hygienic standards on production. Safety, Health and Environmental standards as well addressed in his/her daily work.

During the late and night shift he/she will act as a highest responsible employee on site, knowledgeable with AIF reporting structures and acts accordingly.

Key Responsibilities
  •     Operating the Cimbria and Buhler plant in a responsible way
  •     Provides on the floor leadership for shift personnel
  •     Reports any process and/or equipment issues to the Plant Manager
  •     Coordinates the work flow for smooth and efficient productivity
  •     Ensures that the established production procedures, policies, rules and regulations, are followed
  •     Verifies the accuracy , correct raw materials are being used and accurate lot identification per the batch sheets
  •     Verifies correct label placement, lot coding and packaging of finished products
  •     Responsible for the quality of plant production, processes, process equipment set up, safety, and highest level of plant hygiene, housekeeping of the production shift
  •     Any other duties as assigned by the plant manager
  •     Responsible for allocating staff to different user tasks, activities and generally organising the shift so that it runs smoothly.

Leadership/ Management Skills

  •  Supervising team of  dedicated production operators (includes maintain work schedule, working hours planning and reporting)
  •  Responsible for the house in the absence of the Plant Manager and to take an active role in trying to cover any shifts necessary in the case of staff shortages.  There is an expectation that senior staff provide a greater degree of flexibility themselves covering shifts.
  • To take the lead in dealing with emergency or complex situations which may arise and responsible for signing of relevant documents.
  • The shift leader role is a vital one within a team. He/she ensures that the team members are cohesive, works smoothly and remains consistent. Also gives feedback to the Plant Manager on physical, mental health needs of social workers, and any change in risk indicators
  • To participate in the dissemination of essential information to all staff, to ensure team involvement and consultation in decision-making.

Knowledge and educational level
Educational level:

  •     Bachelor Degree in Food Science, Food Production or any related field
  •     Familiar with SAP or ERP Systems
Professional Experience
  •     Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a team Supervisor in the field of Production in Food processing industry
  •     Excellent leadership skills
  •     Must be detail oriented with analytical skills
  •     Good communication skills, conversant in English, French will be an added advantage
  •     Must have good social skills and communicate well with others, working together as a team.
Application Process
If you believe you meet the above requirements, please submit your application letter, a detailed resume, certified copies of your academic credentials, any other relevant certificates, a telephone contact and email address.

The deadline for receiving applications is Monday, April 29th April 2016.

Please apply to:

Human Resources Director
Africa Improved Foods Rwanda Ltd
Kigali - Rwanda

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Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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