Operations Director

Ahadukes Share Company Ltd.


Ahadukes is a brand new, sate-of-the-art, Ethiopian biscuit and food stuffs production facility, with an ambitious plan to establish itself as category leader through dynamic strategies and continuance of close relations with Government and local community groups.

Reports to:

  • Chief Executive Officer

Direct Reports:

  • Production Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • QC Manager
  • Health & Safety Manager

The Role:

  • Provide leadership and direction across the operations function through coaching and mentoring
  • Create an Operations business unit strategy based on the corporate strategy and cascade the through the functional organization
  • Responsible for the achievement of functional KPI targets across the balanced scorecard (safety, quality, productivity, cost, delivery, employee morale)
  • Collaborate with other functions in the business to achieve business goals
  • Deployment of company policies in the functional organization
  • Ensure compliance with legal, health & safety, environmental and agreed HR procedures
  • Identify “fuel for growth” opportunities (e.g. Continuous Improvement initiatives) which will contribute to business success

The Person:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years in overall charge of a large biscuit plant preferably an international/multinational business
  • Strong understanding of biscuit baking and packaging as well as experience of the Supply Chain function in a growing organization
  • Possessing demonstrable leadership qualities gained managing a team of 300-500 people
  • Strong understanding of food hygiene, health & safety and GMP
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent understanding of budgeting and cost centre management
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