Unit Manager

JOB TITLE:  Unit Manager: Packaging

JOB FUNCTION: Manufacturing

JOB LEVEL: Managerial


EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time (six-month probationary period)

REPORTS TO: Manufacturing Manager

TRAVEL REQUIRED: May be required

LOCATION:  Accra, Ghana

START DATE:  1st November 2020

Summary and Corporate Profile:


A rapidly growing company with two decades in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods  (FMCG) industry as a bottled water producing company is seeking an experienced Unit Manager: Packing to manage, lead and support the team so that manufacturing, quality, and maintenance targets are achieved in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.


Role Description and Responsibilities

  • To draw up and communicate a business plan annually so that direction and objectives of the department are optimally planned, executed, and monitored in line with CCBA iD’s strategic objectives.

  • To set performance goals together with the team so that team members know, understand, and can work effectively as a team towards those common goals and purpose.

  • To drive WCM initiatives ensures that plans are executed on approved Lines.

  • To manage and support team leaders and teams to achieve production, maintenance, and quality targets in a cost-effective manner.

  • To formulate and control expense and capital budgets so that expenses are planned for and managed effectively within budgetary parameters.

  • To encourage, assist, support, and coach team leaders so that departmental targets, performance, and future challenges are achieved effectively.

  • To manage and facilitate conflict resolution within the unit to optimize unit relationships and performance.

  • To sell, manage, implement, and actively support change interventions and projects to encourage the unit to internalize the change to meet operational targets.

  • To actively develop oneself to achieve career goals and to optimize individual and unit performance/ productivity.

  • To solve systemic problems to save costs, minimize risk and losses, and to improve productivity in line with benchmarks.



Person Specification

Experience and Education:

  • A Bachelor/ Master’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

  • A minimum of +5 years in production, technical and leadership/managerial experience in an FMCG environment

  • Checked out Trainee preferable (in-house)

  • FMCG experience an added advantage



  • Proven Leadership skills and management capability.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - clear capability and credibility to influence at all levels.

  • Highly developed analytical skills with excellent problem-solving capability

  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality is non-negotiable.

  • Ability to train and coach team (s).

  • Is a logical thinker with the ability to determine quick solutions when problems arise

  • Ability to reflect and analyze with precision

  • Ability to be pragmatic, and able to place equal emphasis on quality and productivity

  • Ability to be systematic, analytic and  foster high-quality outputs

  • Assertiveness

  • Negotiation skills

  • Understanding of The Manufacturing Way / WCM / Lean practices and principles.

  • Detailed knowledge of manufacturing processes.

  • A good understanding of the Change Management process and OD principles.

  • Excellent MS Office skills

  • Good organizational abilities.

  • A self-motivated person with a high energy level.

  • Continuous Improvement mind-set

  • Ability to identify gaps and initiate improvement activities.

  • Understanding of SHE policies and procedures

  • Financial interpretation

  • Project Management


Judgment and decision making:


  • Agile in thinking and nimble in decision-making.

  • Adept at discerning and balancing the most important priorities (simplifies complexity)

  • Simplifies the decision-making process for self and others. 

  • Efficiently applies rigor and operating discipline to ensure decisions are made on a timely basis

  • Thrives in ambiguity and effectively applies sound intuition/judgment.

  • Assesses and makes clear trade-offs when making critical decisions. 

  • Applies a broad base of knowledge and experience to solve complex issues.

  • Proven CCBA ability to foresee and take action against potential risks to the business/system as a whole.

  • Determining priority areas for WCM focus through Audits/use of Assessment tools.

  • Evaluation of performance and allocation of resources.

  • CAP and Capability Development Programme assessments

Interacts with:



  • Team Leaders

  • Maintenance Controller

  • Finance (Financial Budget)

  •  Human Resources 

  • Engineering


  • Suppliers

  •  Auditors (NOSA)



  • Team Leader RGB

  • Team Leader PET

  • Maintenance Controller


  • N/A


Salary and Other Benefits 


Salary: 6000 - 8000 Ghana Cedis

  • Health Insurance

  • Training and Development 

  • Statutory Leave Days 

  • Annual Bonus 


Please e-mail your CV & Cover Letter to us at jobs@kusiconsulting.com with the subject ‘Unit Manager: Packaging’. Please ensure that your CV demonstrates how your experience‚ skills and abilities meet the selection criteria set out above. We will ONLY contact candidates who meet our criteria for the above role description. 


GH office:

+233 (0) 302 547 136 (landline)

+233 (0) 554 081 727 (mobile)

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