Furniture Industry Production Manager Job in Kenya

Job Title: Production Manager - Furniture Industry
Our client is a very well established, market leading renowned furniture and pine box manufacturing and fit out company based in the Nairobi are currently recruiting for a Production Manager with a minimum of 3 - 5 years experience in the Joinery industry, producing detailed Joinery drawings, cutting lists, setting out plans, site surveys etc.

Job Role: Prepare & co-ordinate detailed design drawings for all customers, considering all aspects of assembly, construction and installation.
The candidate will be working closely with project managers, responsible for full day to day running of our production workshops, managing timelines while meeting budgets.

  • Co-ordinate design concepts with all designers, architects, sub-contractors
  • Produce drawings to the appropriate level of detail (including specialist materials)
  • Ensure drawings produced are cost efficient and in line with tender document
  • Co-ordinate ordering of specialist materials with the Procurement Department, i.e. laminates, ironmongery & glass etc.
  • General administrative duties relating to the design/drawing process
  • Support all work colleagues and encourage team working
Essential Skills/Experience Required:
  • Excellent command of joinery
  • Refinishing processes and techniques
  • Site management
  • Workshop management
  • Quoting / Estimates - Production coordination
  • Budget management
  • Technical design
Key Measures
  • Customer feedback
  • Time keeping & attendance
  • Rate of errors
  • Organized / Efficient
  • Calm under pressure
  • Self motivating
  • People management skills
  • Grade 1 carpentry/joinery certificate qualification
  • 2 years experience working in workshop environment
  • 2 years experience working as a production supervisor
  • Must have at least two years management experience
Application Process
Interested candidates are invited to strictly email their cover letter and CV, clearly detailing their current remuneration and expectations to before end of day 25 February 2013. 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.