Chitambo Agro Processing Ltd
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Operations Manager

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Job Purpose

Chitambo Agro Processing Limited (the “Company”) is a greenfield project that is owned by the Industrial Development Corporation (“IDC”) in partnership with the Chitambo District Cooperative Union (CDCU).

The Company has invested in a cassava processing plant for the production of cassava meal, starch, and animal feed for the local and regional markets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing and overseen the processing section of the factory, bottling section, food formulations, food safety/quality assurance, and maintenance section of the factory to ensure full product development.
  • Ensure that all operations are conducted in a correct, cost-effective, and timely manner in alignment with specifications and quality requirements.
  • Contribute towards the formulation, implementation, and achievement of the Company’s strategic and operational objectives.
  • Formulate and oversee the design and implementation of the departmental workplan.
  • Ensure OSHE management is implemented and enforced.
  • Overseen plant wide management of the sourcing, procurement, contracting, logistics and stores.
  • Driving local procurement for the plant for raw materials, consumables, job work, process ingredients and packaging materials.
  • Ensuring that there is regular supply of raw materials by monitoring and managing the inventory levels.
  • Ensuring that timely and accurate daily/weekly/monthly production plans based on previous day / week / month production data are prepared.
  • Making sure that timely and accurate communication of delivery schedules to suppliers/vendors, based on customer requirements and production plans are achieved.
  • Monitoring the level of inventory/ stock/supplies to ensure purchases are made in a timely manner.
  • Translating the production demand plan into material requirements plan.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the short-term and long-term business plans for department and assists in the development of the strategic plan for the company.
  • Monitoring the assignment of staff to ensure that production quotas are met for finished goods inventories.
  • Improve operational management systems, processes, and best practices and making sure that all processes remain legally compliant.
  • Examine financial data and use them to improve profitability.
  • Ensuring that all production outputs are in conformance with GMP, ISO and ZABS standards.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Grade 12 School Certificate
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Production Management, Operations Management, Manufacturing Technology, Business Administration, or other relevant fields.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a supervisory role or similar position.
  • Professional membership.

Competencies required for this Role:

  • Only qualified and interested applicants who are willing to work in Chitambo District of Central Province of Zambia should submit their application letter, updated Curriculum Vitae, Traceable References, copies of qualifications, and national registration card (NRC).
  • If contacted for tests and/or job interviews, please take with you your original NRC, qualifications, and any supporting documents in your possession.


Applicants who do not meet the requirements will not be considered.

No lobbying or corruption will be allowed.

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  • Chitambo Agro Processing Limited is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Method of Application

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