Unit Manager – National Foods Holdings Limited

National Foods Holdings Limited

Job Summary

Take the lead on co-ordinating, planning and directing production activities within our growing snacks business unit in Harare, that produces some of Zimbabwe’s most loved brands: King Kurls, Zap Nax, Popticorn and Sesame Snax. This role reports into the Managing Executive and calls for an individual who aligns with National Foods’ core values: that of hardworking, resilient, innovative and results driven.

With the ability to thrive within a highly pressurized environment, you will be required to take overall responsibility for the site’s processes, ensuring that quality, efficiencies and procedures comply, as you prioritise production to meet planned volume demands and budgets.


Your focus will be on the smooth running and high performance of your unit, as you work with your 7 direct reports and diverse 300 plus employees, to manage production processes to achieve finished product quality. This will involve the following responsibilities:

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Optimise on the usage of manpower, machinery, raw and packaging material
  • Present and analyse production performance reports
  • Comply with the planned maintenance schedule ensuring that all site operations are performed and aligned with mandatory legislation
  • Propose CAPEX projects, identifying and recommending innovation to improve efficiencies
  • Manage returns to achieve product recovery
  • Achieve SHE targets for the plant and compliance with group SHE policy.

Qualifications And Experience

To qualify for this role, you will require a BSc. Hons in Food Science, Production Management, Process Engineering or related field, together with:

  • Production management experience of 3 years minimum is a must
  • Exposure in a Snacks Business environment would be a definite advantage
  • Proven experience in working with Soft/Hard Extruders and multihead weigher Packing Machines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is a must
  • National Foods is looking for someone who has the genuine passion, innovation and team spirit to become a successful leader in Snacks Manufacturing. In return, this exciting and evolving innovative environment offers promotional growth opportunities within the Group, strong mentorship and incentives based on set targets.

How To Apply

If you are seeking to build a career within a reputable organisation, form part of a solid and supportive leadership team, thrive within a fast-paced environment, then please submit your CV to recruitment@natfood.co.zw

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@natfood.co.zw


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