Plant Head/Manager

at Africure Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Ethiopia PLC
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted December 20, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


About the Company:

Africure Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Ethiopia PLC is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, age disability, or other characteristics protected by prevailing regulations, practice or customs/traditions.

Africure  Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Ethiopia PLC  is a well-established Pharmaceutical Company with diversified scope in manufacturing of pharmaceutical products in different African Countries. We are commissioning a new Manufacturing plant for oral solid (tablets and capsules) and liquids at Kilinto Industrial Park, in Addis Ababa.

We are currently seeking to high  caliber professional to lead the Manufacturing Facility as per the following details:

Job Purpose:

Leading, orchestrating and harmonizing different site departments and functions to realize both local and export production meeting all timelines with strict adherence to the prevailing/governing policies, procedures and processes

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, strategic direction, and tactical oversight to the facility, which includes all production operations and the related support functions directly or indirectly (Engineering, Quality, EHS, Supply Chain/ Warehousing, Procurement, Technical Services, etc)
  • Develop and execute operating plans that lead to the achievement of the site and product goals
  • Provide direction and leadership for all site operations including but not limited to Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, Engineering Service, EHS, etc
  • Communicate effectively with various stakeholders, including but not limited to other areas within the company’s supply network, external suppliers, local community and political entities, colleagues, and legal organizations
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers, regulators and other stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain an effective organization through effective training, leadership and management
  • Support and foster operational excellence across all functions – including continuous improvement and lean manufacturing
  • Ensure ethics and integrity through compliance / risk management
  • Make effective financial and operational decisions to positively impact both short and long-term site goals
  • Create, establish and maintain an environment that encourages teamwork, empowerment and commitment at the site
  • Take an active leadership role representing the site in the greater commercial operations and the Company in the local community
  • Coordinate between appropriate internal service departments and applicable external vendors to accomplish project essential tasks and deliverables
  • Provide proactive guidance and management of project and leverage/share best practices whenever possible
  • Prioritize and set expectations on activities / responsibilities with internal project business lead. This may include bringing them up to speed on capabilities/limitations so they can make informed decisions and manage client expectations
  • Familiarization of and adherence to all processes, tools, and technology for those departments that directly support your as

Designation : Plant Manager

Location : Africure Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Ethiopia PLC Manufacturing Site - Kilinto Industrial Park, Addis Ababa

Reporting: Director General/CEO

Job Requirements

Qualification, Knowledge, Experience

  • B.Sc. in Pharmacy is essential. Post graduate vis-a-vis qualifications is desired (e..g. cGMP, MBA, etc)
  • Previous experience of leading Pharmaceutical manufacturing sites is mandated.
  • Exposure and hands-on different roles at different manufacturing disciplines (e.g. Production, Quality, Engineering, EHS) is a definite plus
  • At least 10 years directly related experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing, including at least five years’ experience leading a major manufacturing, quality operations or supply chain function in a manufacturing plant.


  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Fluency in at least English and Amharic is essential.

IT Literacy

  • Professional computer and MS-Office skills

Competencies and Behaviors

  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills
  • Professional ability to troubleshoot and resolve manufacturing problems in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Superior skills with regards to data analysis and business process analysis and design
  • Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Fundamental understanding and application of project management principles and skills
  • Strong aptitude towards usage of automated systems; technology focused
  • The drive for self-development, the ability to collaborate, and an action-oriented work ethic
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