Job area
Alem Gena, Ethiopia
Contract type
Permanent Contract
1 to 3 years

Job description

  • Health & Safety
    • Collaborate with the factory on requisition of all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Ensure production equipment running in safety conditions.
    • Ensure required standards of health and safety are maintained in the production area at all times


  • Production
    • Coordinate the day-to-day running of the production process and supervise quality and safety in production.
    • Monitor the operating machines and equipment
    • Prepare preparation & production sheet for each batch to produce and guarantee traceability by recording batch number & quantity
    • Responsible of the labelling and coding of FG products (verify the accurate printing, usage of right labels according to customer specifications….) on all packing materials
    • Transfer of raw material to production on a daily basis and enter the stock documents and ensure the accuracy of stock monitoring
    • Supervise the operation follow up work instruction and make recordings.
    • Ensure the right realization of the cleaning plan



  • Maintenance
    • Report to superior and contact maintenance department in time for the production equipment’s problem.
    • Follow up maintenance process and check the result.
    • Organize intervention of external companies under validation of his superior
    • Implement and follow 1st level preventive maintenance with the production team


  • Quality
    • Follow- up on metrological schedules of machines and equipment.
    • Ensure all products meet the required quality and food safety standards.
    • Assist in ensuring the required packing and production standards are followed as per the quality management requirements
    • Assist in product sampling as requested (in line in control plan and random)
    • Ensure required standards of hygiene are always maintained in the production area.
    • Assist to handle all requests about non-conformities and deviations.


  • Management
    • Adjust the FTE needs to the daily production requirements and the loading/unloading of trucks
    • Organize the holiday planning
    • Keep motivated the team members, work in good cooperation and evaluated them.
    • Improve the level of their skills; improve their quality and safety awareness.
    • Assign production task according to production plan.


  • Lean
    • Make proposal for improvement in process flow, equipment and working environment.


  • Reporting
    • Identify issues and submit reports to Production & Maintenance Manager on performance and progress
    • Daily record & report to superior of the stock – RM, FP & packaging materials



  • Bachelor’s degree in food processing/agro-industrial technology or in a relevant field
  • Knowledge in food safety which includes preparation, handling, and storage of food
  • Extensive knowledge of the production processes
  • Managerial skills for production team
  • Soft skills
  • Hands on
  • Problem-solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Teamwork
  • Communication and interpersonal skills (feedback …)
  • Self-motivated with a results-driven approach
  • Competences:
  • Experience in using various types of manufacturing machinery and tools
  • Organizational and leadership abilities
  • Ability to choose an alternative course of action when necessary
  • Ability to evaluate, discipline and motivate employees
  • Time-management abilities
  • Fluent in English

Years of Experience

  • 2-5 years of experience in production or industry


Company description

Lesaffre, which was established as a family-owned enterprise in 1853 in France, serves today as the closest local business partner of its users worldwide by means of its multinational structure. With its 77 production facilities and over 11,000 employees, the Lesaffre expertise comprises a wide production, sales, and R&D network across 5 continents, in over 185 countries. Since 2021 Lesaffre is operating a production facility in Ethiopia to serve the long standing customers of our brands which used to be serverd through import.