Process Head – Head Of Sugar Process, Jinja

Last update 2024-07-15
Expires 2024-08-15
ID #2021008229
Process Head – Head Of Sugar Process, Jinja
Uganda, Eastern Region, Jinja,
Modified February 6, 2024


Overview My client a large Sugar conglomerate in East Africa is Uganda’s leading processor of sugarcane, with a state-of-the-art fully integrated complex to add value to every by-product.

My Client crushes over 2 million tonnes of cane per year to produce: Over 180,000 tonnes of sugar, half the national sugar production51 MW of green electric power from bagasse – the residue from cane crushing Over 20 million litres of high-quality ethanol from molasses Premium potable spirits – an award-winning range of gin, rum and vodka Sweets and confectioneries Currently my client is urgently recruiting for a : Process Head (Head of Sugar Process) Requirements : Strong Chemistry Engineering background : Formal Degree / Diploma : BSc – Chemistry / Engineering or similar Additional : FNSI Qualification – Fellowship Diploma of the Institute in Sugar Technology or Sugar Chemistry SASRI - Sugar Technology or Sugar Chemistry Diploma Must have worked in plants with more than 5000 tons crushing capacity Having work experience in Africa will get preference Required Skills Set : The Successful Incumbent - Process Head – Sugar , with a diverse skill set in these areas will be well-equipped to lead and manage this leading processor of sugarcane with a state-of-the-art fully integrated complex, ensuring efficient, sustainable, and high-quality sugar production.

Technical Expertise: In-depth knowledge of sugar processing technologies, including milling, extraction, purification, crystallization, and evaporation.

Leadership and Management: Strong leadership skills to manage and lead a team of engineers, operators, and staff, ensuring efficient process operations.

Process Optimization: The ability to continuously improve and optimize sugar processing methods and technologies to enhance efficiency and reduce costs.

Quality Control: Expertise in maintaining product quality standards and ensuring compliance with industry and regulatory guidelines.

Energy Management: Understanding of energy-efficient practices to minimize energy consumption in the process and reduce operational costs.

Environmental Compliance: Knowledge of environmental regulations and best practices to ensure the facility's sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Supply Chain Management: The ability to manage the entire supply chain, from sugarcane procurement to sugar distribution, ensuring a seamless and efficient process.

Safety and Risk Management: Implementing safety protocols and risk management strategies to prevent accidents and minimize operational risks.

Data Analysis and Process Monitoring: Proficiency in using data analytics and monitoring tools to track and analyze process parameters for real-time decision-making and process optimization.

Continuous Learning: Staying updated on the latest advancements in sugar processing technology and industry trends, and being open to adopting new methods and equipment.

Problem-Solving Skills: The capacity to quickly identify and resolve process-related issues and challenges that may arise during operations.

Communication Skills: Effective communication with cross-functional teams, senior management, and external stakeholders to ensure that everyone is aligned with the company's goals and objectives.

Project Management: Managing projects related to process improvement, upgrades, or expansions within the facility.

Financial Acumen: Understanding of budgeting and financial management to ensure cost-effective operations and achieve financial targets.

Regulatory Knowledge: Staying informed about and ensuring compliance with local, state, and national regulations and standards related to sugar processing.

Supplier and Vendor Management: Managing relationships with equipment and material suppliers to secure reliable and cost-effective resources.

Team Development: Building a skilled and motivated workforce through training, mentoring, and development programs.

Strategic Planning: Developing long-term strategies for the sugar processing division, aligning them with the company's overall objectives.

Innovation and Research: Encouraging innovation and research in sugar processing techniques and technologies to maintain a competitive edge.

Crisis Management: Being prepared to handle emergencies, such as equipment failures, supply chain disruptions, or natural disasters, to minimize downtime and losses.

Duties and Responsibilities: As the head of sugar process in a fully integrated complex, the role is crucial for maintaining the efficient operation of the facility and ensuring the high-quality production of sugar while adhering to safety, environmental, and regulatory standards.

Process Optimization: Continuously optimize the sugar production process to maximize yield, efficiency, and quality while minimizing costs.

Production Planning: Develop and implement production plans to ensure the facility meets production targets and schedules.

Quality Control: Maintain high-quality standards for sugar production by monitoring and controlling the process parameters.

Compliance: Ensure the plant operates in compliance with safety, environmental, and regulatory standards.

Team Management: Lead and manage a team of process engineers, operators, and technicians, providing guidance and support.

Equipment Maintenance: Oversee maintenance programs to keep equipment, machinery, and systems in optimal condition.

Energy Efficiency: Identify and implement energy-saving measures to reduce operational costs.

Troubleshooting: Address and resolve any process-related issues and breakdowns that may arise during production.

Data Analysis: Analyze data and reports to identify trends, bottlenecks, and areas for improvement in the production process.

Budget Management: Develop and manage the process department's budget, including cost control and resource allocation.

Continuous Improvement: Implement lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement methodologies to enhance efficiency.

Process Documentation: Maintain comprehensive records and documentation for process procedures, safety protocols, and best practices.

Training and Development: Provide training and development opportunities for the process team to enhance their skills and knowledge.

Environmental Stewardship: Promote environmentally friendly practices, waste reduction, and sustainability within the sugar production process.

Collaboration: Collaborate with other departments such as logistics, quality control, and maintenance to ensure a smooth and efficient overall production process.

My client offers the following remuneration structure: Expatriate employees are remunerated in two parts: External Salary: 1st part: Representing the expatriate’s net Salary is directly paid either in Uganda in US $ Dollars or a nominated offshore account and is tax free.

This is negotiable at the time of interview and is fixed for two years.

This salary is revised at the end of every two years at the time of contract renewal.

Salary Band for this position: US$ ( still to be negotiated) Local Living Allowance 2nd Part: Local Living Allowance (Based on Salary Banding Level for this position): A local allowance is paid which is taxable in Uganda.

The balance after tax is adequate to meet normal living expenses of the family.

Most expatriates can manage their local expenses within the allowance.

Gratuity In addition to salary an Annual Gratuity is paid at the rate of one month’s external salary for each completed year of service.

This is payable at the time of leaving the services of the Group National Social Security Fund The company will contribute the full 15% (10% of employer and 5% of employee) of your external salary towards NSSF contributions till you attain the age of 55 years.

This is payable when you attain 55 years or finally leave the company employment by NSSF authorities.

Medical You will be entitled for self and family Medical Insurance / reimbursement as well as Hospital Cover per company regulations and congruent to your Salary Band – this will be detailed to you at time of interview.

Vehicle / Transportation You will be provided with a company vehicle or transportation by the company.

This will be discussed at interview.

Working Tools – Provided by the company Computer and all other necessary to carry out your working obligations Mobile phone allowance Accommodation: The company provides family accommodation and normally expects employees to be accompanied by their families - unless there are serious constraints such as continuing education of older children or aged parents, spouse’s employment, etc.

The accommodation is.

provided with hard furniture and basic kitchen equipment, such as a cooking range, refrigerator, etc.

Water and electricity accounts are covered by the company Education facilities are available in East Africa up to “O” and “A” level under the British system Work Permits and Visas Successful candidate’s work permit / visa (for self /family) costs and travel is arranged by the company and the Head Office in Kampala provides the necessary assistance.

Annual Leave30 days paid leave per year Air Passages Air Passages - are paid for self, spouse and two children (below 18 years of age), to point of origin to run in conjunction with annual leave cycle Additional Air Tickets if leave is split up and taken in 2 parts will be borne by the candidate How to Apply: If you are a qualified and experienced Process Head looking for an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and qualifications to [ ].

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Process head – head of sugar process

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