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Friday, 11 November 2016

Factory Manager

Posted By on Friday, November 11, 2016

Position: Factory Manager (Full-Time)
Employer: Asili Natural Oils Ltd
Location: Ndera/Gasabo/Kigali City
Duration: 6-month probation period

Asili Natural Oils Ltd (‘ANO’) is a supplier of natural ingredients to customers in the personal care and specialty oil industries around the world. Established as a social impact business in 2012, the company has grown from a singular focus on cold-pressed Moringa Seed Oil to the production of a range of natural oils. ANO employs 45 full-time staff and hundreds of part-time laborers throughout the year and maintains company-owned farms in difference places of Rwanda. The company has grown from working with 200 smallholder farming households. Within 5 years, ANO aims to be one of the largest non-coffee/tea agro-exporters in Rwanda.

Asili is recruiting a Factory Manager to oversee all daily operations of its processing site from production to ensuring quality policies, procedures and standards are followed. The candidate must have great management and leadership skills and experience with desire to take on a challenging position with a fast growing agro-processing start-up. The Factory Manager will report directly to Asili’s General Manger and will be based at Ndera, Kigali City. The below represents a non-comprehensive list of activities that the Factory Manager will fulfill:

 Processing/production: lead production operations of natural oils including but not limited to reception of raw material, quality checking, unloading, weighing, drying, sorting, oil pressing, filtration, packaging and labelling
 Inventory: in charge of management of stocks (raw material, products and equipment), maintaining updated inventory all the time.
 Shipping logistics: packing and loading, transportation and coordination of clearing procedures; arrangement of product samples and shipping.
 Data recording: keeping adequate and timely records of all hard and soft production data.
 Quality assurance: overseeing implementation and compliance with local, regional and international standards for health and safety protocols; organic and fair trade procedures.
 Security and hygiene: maintaining insurance for human resources and equipment, keeping and well maintaining fire extinguishers, production equipment, processing buildings and other assets.
 Personnel and administration: ability to manage teams (training and motivating factory full and part time staff).
 Cash: preparing cash requisitions and reporting cash-use on time, working closely with company accountant.

 Must be advanced in both English and Kinyarwanda (spoken and written); French helpful
 Bachelor’s Degree in general business/management, operations management, industrial management, food engineering or other related fields of education
 Five years of experience in agro-processing and/or certification and standards
 Keen understanding of production management, quality control and process design
 Advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Excel

 Leadership: demonstrated ability to manage teams and lead effectively; lead by example
 Integrity: candidate must have a proven record of honesty and ethical behavior.
 Initiative and autonomy: candidate must be a proactive and strategic thinking individual; doing her/his jobs to the best of her/his ability without clock watching, and by adding without necessarily being asked or given directions/orders.
 Results-minded: candidate must be focused on company success, deadlines and targets at all times and takes responsibility to meeting all goals
 Critical thinking and attention to detail: candidate must be able to closely observe and control production processes, proactively troubleshoot problems and suggest solutions
 Impact: candidate must think beyond financial bottom-line; must be committed to company’s motivation, vision and mission

Interested candidates fulfilling the above job qualifications and requirements should email (1) application letter and (2) detailed CV to

The application letter will be addressed to;

General Manager,
Asili Natural Oils Ltd,
PO BOX: 7164 Kigali
Telephone: +250 788 895 214.

It is good to note that only applications made by email are acceptable. While applying please remember to mention: APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF FACTORY MANAGER in the email subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email or telephone for in-depth-interview.
Reception of applications will be closed on 15th November 2016.

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