Job opportunity for a General Manager (Factory) at Zainab Bottlers Ltd



  • Achieve required physical and financial performance targets for production and sales
  • Maintain up-to-date operational procedures and administer daily operations
  • Report the factory’s performances regularly and accurately, together with other matters of importance, to the Managing Director in whatever form he may require.
  • Develop good working relationships with the other heads of departments and with all other staff in the Company.
  • Maintain up-to-date Health & Safety procedures for the site and all its activities and ensure that these procedures are adhered to.
  • Promote a team working environment and encourage all employees to engage in the running of the site and its operations.
  • Exercise clear and fair disciplinary action when such action is necessary, complying with Company policy and relevant legislation.
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend investments in technology, capital, equipment, systems, or other assets that will enhance the plant’s production capabilities.
  • Responsible for meeting established operating budgets; monitor the cost and effectiveness of production activities to optimize resources, prioritize spending, and achieve volume, quality, and manufacturing standards.
  • Maintain a customer-focused approach, handle any customer concerns or complaints in a courteous and considerate manner and advise the sales department immediately of any customer issues relating to the site.
  • Establish open and cordial relationships with suppliers and contractors and negotiate cost-effective supply arrangements with suppliers and contractors, subject to any arrangements negotiated centrally by the Company.
  • Review monthly financial results and take any necessary steps to limit deficiencies.
  • Undertake any development initiatives as and when required by the Managing Director.

Skills and Specifications

  • Bachelor's degree/ Masters in Business management, Engineering, or equivalent
  • The successful candidate will have at least 7 years' senior operations experience ideally manufacturing soft drinks products. He or she must have exceptional technical knowledge and experience of lean management, knowledge of production machinery and techniques. 
  • The successful candidate will have a proven record of continuous improvement and change management as well as developing and coaching a high performing team. 
  • He or she will be a mature, independent and highly motivated individual with a 'can do' attitude along with excellent communication and organization skills. 
  • The General Manager must be confident, success driven with excellent spoken and written English skill.


If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, kindly submit your application with a detailed CV and photocopies of academic certificates through [email protected]

PHONE: +255 719366303

DEADLINE: February 28, 2014