Factory Production Manager – Chemical / Herbicide Formulation Plant at Saro Agrosciences Limited

Saro Agrosciences is the flagship company of Saroafrica International group and was established in 1991. Saro Agrosciences has grown into a leading player in the agriculture industry. We are passionately committed to empowering the Nigerian farmer with superior agro-inputs like crop protection products, seeds, fertilizers, and knowledge that will enable these farmers to increase their yield and livelihood in a sustainable manner.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Factory Production Manager – Chemical / Herbicide Formulation Plant

Location: Magboro, Ogun
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Purpose

  • The ideal candidate should have an average of 7 – 10 years of business management experience or similar role.
  • He/ she will have a track record of outstanding management of day-to-day operations, including production, human resources, and accounting processes.
  • H/she is to effectively manage and coordinate the daily Production/ manufacturing of a Chemical/Herbicide formulation team shop floor operations, focusing on targets: Safety, Quality, driving productivity, labour optimization, waste control, cost savings and GMP/ compliance.
  • He/she is also to ensure Material planning is effectively done so sufficient materials are available to support the manufacturing process.
  • Average of 5 -10 years Leadership experience in a similar role in an Herbicide Formulation or Similar Manufacturing Industry

Duties / Responsibilities
Commercial Role:

  • The Manager shall be responsible for overseeing business growth efforts on behalf of the company.
  • Duties will include conducting market research to identify new business opportunities and client leads, coordinating with company leadership to conduct risk assessments, and maintaining beneficial relationships with clients, suppliers and other business partners.

Cost Control:

  • Ensure optimum cost control for the entire business by identifying business opportunities.
  • Working with the R&D team, Identify and implement continuous improvements initiatives for the formulation plant, including recipe improvements, and other marketing related initiatives.
  • Identify business waste and block leakages.


  • Organize and coordinate business operations in ways that ensure maximum productivity
  • Design and implement business plans and strategies to promote the attainment of goals
  • Lead & supervise the business operations employees to ensure productivity efficiency of operations and providing direction on how best to handle different tasks while maintaining customer satisfaction.
  • Assess overall company performance against objectives
  • Manage and support a team of Supervisors and other operational/ technical teams.
  • Focus closely on labour, waste and GMP targets to ensure efficiency.
  • Drives the manufacturing strategy of the business. Perform Short, Mid & Long-term capacity planning etc- to ensure seamless execution.
  • Assessing and identifying new opportunities for growth in current and prospective markets.
  • Engages the sales, planning and market facing team to be able to deliver the right products that serves the customer needs.
  • Maintain plan for forecasting, targeting, and attaining sales
  • Ensure Finished goods (FG) availability to support sales ambition (Zero stock out situation).
  • Maintain relationships with partners/vendors/suppliers
  • Encouraging a LEAN manufacturing and continuously improving culture.
  • Ensuring the effective application of Company policies and processes and to work with the business to develop these further.
  • Championing and adhering to our Health and Safety mandate.
  • Create capture tactics for sales targets that are in line with the objectives of the practice area and the business model.
  • Developing skill sets of team members, onboarding plans, operator trainings (both internal & external interventions as required) etc. Efficiency
  • Ensure that the company has the adequate and suitable resources to complete its activities (e.g., people, material, equipment etc.)
  • Identify areas of manufacturing Wastage and drive them down.
  • Communicate effectively with your team to allocate work, set deadlines, and inform employees of issues.


  • Ensure that manufacturing related market complaints are tracked and driven down to near zero as much as possible.
  • Oversee & supervise engagement with Regulators.
  • Oversee engage and supervise issues around safety and regulatory engagement with regulators, ministries, and other environmental agencies.
  • Ensure that system and analytical processes, documentation, testing are done, and documents kept.
  • Ensure a robust cGMP, and relevant ISO certification are done, and team are abreast with current manufacturing standards.
  • Drives Inbound, In processing and outbound manufacturing quality.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of Second class upper in Engineering: Chemical, Mechanical, Production, Industrial or related fields etc.
  • Have at least 7 – 10 years related processing experience in an FMCG or chemical/ herbicide filling plant operation/ facility.
  • 5 – 10 Years of relevant business management experience in manufacturing environment.

Required Skills / Abilities:

  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of herbicides formulation process is an added advantage
  • Understanding of production procedures, SOP, Cleaning Logs, Product release process etc.
  • Adherence to health and safety regulations (e.g., constant use of protective gear).
  • Good teaming skills.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to details
  • Leadership skills
  • Creativity and an ability to think out of the box.
  • Proficiency in the use of office productivity tools
  • Knowledge of quality control and monitoring of product specifications.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline 23rd January, 2024.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *