Job Vacancy – Senior Operations and Manufacturing Leader

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June 14, 2018 | No Comments

Duma Works is recruiting a Senior Operations and Manufacturing Leader for our client in Kampala, Uganda.
This is a senior management role in the manufacturing industry. Candidates with strong manufacturing operations experience are encouraged to apply – if you believe you are ready the next level of leadership – please apply immediately.

In this role, you will work directly under the top executive and will be dealing with the day-to-day details of each department or the organization such as production, human resources, sales and marketing, financial management  and performance management.  You will act as a liaison between department level managers and the top executive.
You must be a strong leader with the ability to manage upper management employees and provide direction for workers at all levels.  The position also requires strong decision-making and problem solving skills as well as time management skills to monitor and evaluate the performance of multiple departments.

Critical Success Factors

  • Delivering annual sales / revenue targets set by the board
  • Ability to motivate internal sales teams
  • Knowledge of and ability to manage product distribution channels
  • Knowledge of injection and blow moulding technologies
  • Value Engineering – Continuous improvement
  • Experience delivering expansion projects
  • Sourcing, negotiation, delivery and implementation
  • Improving or maintaining existing debtor cycles.
  • Continuously reduce collection times
  • Work with the board and executive management to determine annual organizational financial performance objectives.
  • An understanding of key financial reporting metrics for manufacturing companies: Volume, value, unit profitability, efficiency ratios and cost management.
  • Financial project management
  • Strong cost control culture
  • Ability to manage a largely local based team that understands their role in the organization.
  • Cultural fit will be an important attribute to determine during recruitment
  • Will require an awareness of long employee owner relationships.
  • Ability to quickly win the trust of HOD’s.
  • Maintain a healthy balance to grow existing talent and minimize temptation to hire new external management during the initial transition.
  • An appreciation for complex processing environment across multiple product lines
  • Competent and experienced production management staff (specifically in plastics) to support the General Manager in decision making.
  • A passion to deliver high quality products to the market as efficiently as possible.
  • Products must enhance the brand heritage at all times.


To apply online click here or send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to [email protected] marking the subject as “3402”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 3402 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: Friday, 06 July 2018


* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we will not be able to move forward with you application.

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