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  • 2019 - 2023
    Corteva Agriscience

    Production Location Manager Kenya

    Site Leadership and People Leader
    • Responsible for the financial performance of the country operations. This includes CAPEX and OPEX planning and execution.
    • Project leadership and accountability.
    • Work force planning, performance management, career development, Compensation and rewards management.
    • Plant set up and management of transition into new site.
    • Factory leadership from sourcing of direct materials, indirect materials, plant maintenance.
    • Management of COGS through prudent management of field production, contractor negotiations, waste elimination through lean sigma principles.
    • Leader of productivity optimization through focused improvement.
    • Plant capacity planning & utilization leadership through end-to-end supply chain leadership.
    • Supports manufacturing needs by coordinating materials planning, production planning and scheduling, supply chain risk mitigation and managing inventory operations
    • Key objective is converting forecast into the production plan while managing inventory levels, filling and component capacity, and customer service.
    Field Production Management.
    • Leads the production operations in the field.
    • Grower contracting, grower base expansion, grower capacity building and relationship management.
    • Field excellence management focusing on yield improvement, seed quality management in the field.
    • COGS optimization.
    • Seed end to end quality assurance ensuring 100% genetic purity pass rate and physical purity.
    EHS and Quality leadership.
    • Global EHS standards implementation for the Kenya site.
    • Creates and supports live safely culture in the site operations. Demonstrate and promotes safety culture at all times.
    • Accountable for safe and timely delivery of quality supply based on production plans/schedules while maintaining operations efficiency.
    • Leadership in all QMS processes.
    • CAPA management for the site
    • Ensure values of the company are embedded in the culture of the site including safety, respect, environmental stewardship and high ethics.
    • Provide oversight of timing, flow and seed handing techniques to ensure quality plan standards are met.
    • Compliance management for all statutory requirements for a production facility in Kenya
    • Takes overall accountability and responsibility of management of occupational safety, Health, security, and environment for the production and supply chain function in Kenya
    Warehouse and Inbound Logistics
    • Provide oversight on WMS receipts & issues to factory operations. •
    • Appraise the business on ageing analysis. Enforce policies on storage, shelf life and stocks integrity.
    • Drive performance management of WMS KPIs.
    • Ensure product integrity and inventory accuracy.
    • Efficient tracking of shipments from country of origin to sea and air clearance and final delivery of product to different offloading points.
    • Cross boarder clearance, transport and delivery of express shipments
    • Ensuring proper and relevant customs documentation is in place to ensure timely clearance of shipments.
    • Ensuring timely loading- and tracking of both air and sea freight shipments.
    • Controlling and monitoring supply logistics to required delivery points as per demand plans.

  • 2018 - 2019
    Brookside Dairy Limited

    Manufacturing Performance Manager

  • 2016 - 2018
    Unilever Kenya Limited

    Production Manager Foods

  • 2015 - 2016
    Unilever Kenya Limited

    Shift Manager

  • 2014 - 2015
    Mumias Sugar Company

    Shift Manager

  • 2011 - 2013
    Mumias Sugar Company

    Production Superintendent

  • 2010 - 2011
    Mumias Sugar company

    Management Trainee

  • 2009 - 2010
    Bidco Oil refineries

    Process Engineer

  • 2008 - 2009
    Synresins Limited

    Process Technician