Unit Manager

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Bigtree Brands (BTB)

Vacancy title:

Unit Manager

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: beverages , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Bigtree Brands (BTB)

Deadline of this Job:

Friday, April 12 2024

Duty Station:

Within Zambia , Lusaka, South – Central Africa


Bigtree Brands (BTB) is a dynamic Company and has rapidly grown into one of the largest beverage companies in Zambia. We are urgently searching for highly motivated and result oriented individuals.



Reporting to the Beverage Factory Manager, this is a tactical role with responsibility for overseeing the operations of 3 to 4 production lines in a world-class manufacturing plant producing non-alcoholic beverages. This dynamic position requires a hands-on approach to manage, optimize, and maintain the manufacturing processes efficiently while ensuring product quality, cost-effectiveness, and team development.


  • Direct and coordinate the activities of 3-4 production lines, ensuring smooth and efficient operations.
  • Engage in Manufacturing Process Optimization through Process Analysis and Evaluation, Continuous Improvement Initiatives, and implementing Performance Monitoring and Feedback Loops.
  • Oversee Labeling and Branding in alignment with company standards and regulations.
  • Advocate and implement Packaging Sustainability Practices.
  • Perform Cost Control and Analysis, including Expense Monitoring and Tracking, Budget Adherence and Variance Analysis, and Cost Reduction Initiatives.
  • Develop and mentor subordinates, fostering a culture of Continuous Learning and Development.
  • Promote Employee Engagement and Involvement while leading interdisciplinary teams and workshops, ensuring clear communication, information sharing, and effective conflict resolution.
  • Utilize Data-Driven Decision-Making practices through Data Collection and Analysis, implementing Metrics and KPIs, and engaging in regular reporting and visualization decision-making practices.
  • Lead Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Problem Identification and Definition, Cause Analysis and Investigation, and Solution Development and Implementation.
  • Implement Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies, including DMAIC and statistical analysis.
  • Engage in Kaizen initiatives, incorporating Gemba Walks and Observation and employing the PDCA Cycle.
  • Oversee Process Optimization and Standardization, employing Continuous Monitoring and Improvement practices and implementing Visual Management techniques for operational efficiency.


  • Full Grade 12 Certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Business Management, or any technical related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in manufacturing with at least 2 years in a supervisory role.
  • Demonstrated experience in manufacturing process optimization, cost control, and team development.
  • Proficient in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and Kaizen methodologies.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • In-depth understanding of manufacturing processes, systems, and cost analysis.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate across different organizational levels and functions.
  • Commitment to promoting a culture of continuous improvement and learning.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

Interested candidates should send their CVs

To apply for this job email your details to recruitments@bigtreebrands.com

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