Line Supervisor at Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL)

Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL) is the leading manufacturer and distributor of wines and spirits in Kenya , Eastern and Central Africa region.

Introduction

The job holder will be responsible for the production of quality products within agreed service levels, against daily and weekly production plans, at a competitive cost for the assigned production line.

Job specifications

  • Enhance production efficiencies by implementing and championing continuous improvement innovation ideas through the establishment and support of a culture of continual improvement.
  • Drive the conformance with product quality requirements and work closely with the Quality Department to resolve any quality issues identified.
  • Drive compliance with all safety, health and environmental standards, policies and procedures in the assigned production line to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Support the head of department in managing the human capital assigned to the line through day to day supervision, performance management, training needs assessment and overall staff motivation.
  • Develop and sustain a mission directed work team.
  • Enhance plant utilization by making sure that the production line is well maintained, perform routine maintenance and ensure failures are escalated in a timely manner.
  • Lead the reduction of the seven wastes at all stages of production in their line to ensure products are within the projected unit cost.
  • Ensure adherence to the production plans and ensure the shift handovers occur in an effective manner.
  • Record and prepare reports shift reports and implement corrective measures.
  • Ensure timely handover of the produced goods to the warehousing department including the input of the data in the system.

Requirements

  • A Diploma in engineering; Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in the production department with a similar organisation.
  • Practical experience in use of MS packages and ERP systems

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