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IIlovo Sugar Malawi PLC’s Nchalo operations situated 50 km South of Blantyre, Malawi invites applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill the following position in its Manufacturing Department.



Role Intent

Drive embedding of the Illovo way of optimization by implementing world class practices to optimize production and maintenance by developing the relevant optimization strategy with a view towards long term growth, optimal efficiency and sustainability.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop in-Country medium and long term Manufacturing (Production and Maintenance) optimization Strategy with objective of effectively optimizing performance and cost of production
  • Identify, generate business case, motivate; plan and manage implementation of capital projects, ensuring required economic and community outcomes are delivered on time
  • Reduce system inefficiencies by analysing and maximising system performance (Reliability, Recovery, of costs etc.) through application of continuous improvement tools and best practices such as RCA, LOP
  • Drive synergies across the Group, effectively partnering with Group counterparts to identify, share and embed opportunities for production  reliability optimization
  • Set direction, implement and monitor continuous improvement by driving work practices, and ensuring that tools and techniques are being applied to optimise operations and deliver high quality products made in a safe and sustainable manner.
  • Manage and coordinate sharing of identified best practices, learnings, quick winos, frameworks and minimum standards within function across entities and through the Head Office platform, and provide additional opportunities for problem identification, knowledge sharing and collaboration
  • Build a strong technical team and talent pipeline for Manufacturing optimization through ongoing coaching, mentoring, guidance and technical training, using this platform to drive technical excellence in the production and maintenance teams
  • Management of technical standards, MOPS, TOPS, process specifications, best practices and policies and the governance thereof
  • Identify and monitor KPIs to track performance and flag any issues
  • Promote and adhere to Illovo’s procedures, policies and guidelines, including, without limitation. those relating to SHERQ, Competition Law and Ant -Bribery and Corruption (ABC)


Minimum Specifications/Requirement Areas

  • BSc in Chemical., Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Degree (or equivalent)
  • Business/ Financial qualification would be an advantage
  • 10 years` experience in Sugar Manufacturing (production and/or maintenance)
  • Good business acumen and manufacturing expertise, with ability to anticipate, Interpret and respond to changes impacting on functional area
  • Continuous improvement knowledge and experience
  • Familiarity with Illovo systems would be an advantage (Maximo)

How to apply

Please send your application letter together with detailed CV with copies of relevant certificates to:

The Human Resources Mill Head

Nchalo Sugar Estate

Private Bag 50


Email to: nchalohr@illovo.co.za

Closing date for receiving application letters is 12th October, 2020 and only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged

Skills Required

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