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Automation & Digital Technologies Manager

FullTime Kenya, Kericho Posted 05/07/2023, 10 months ago

Industry: Manufacturing

Role: Engineering

Salary Range: Confidential

Closing: 12/07/2023

Client: Confidential

Our client, a global leader in the Tea Industry within the region is looking for an Automation & Digital Technologies Manager to join their dynamic team.

Job Purpose

The Automation & Digital Technologies Manager oversees the identification, testing and introduction of new technologies and automation of current manual processes to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Keeps abreast with all new technologies in the Tea Industry.
  • Carry out pilot scale and factory trials for new technology platforms.
  • Develop an automation and digital transformation strategy and support the development of new Tea Technologies.
  • Read and understand the most recent technical advancements such as big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, the internet of things and connect them to the organization’s actual processes and infrastructures.
  • Develops new digital processes and products for the organization, improves and optimizes existing innovation processes for improved quality and process efficiencies.
  • Produces market research samples for evaluation by the organization’s Sales Team.
  • Delivering Technical transfer documentation / Toolbox data and provide inputs to core design Developing consumer understanding to enable process and product delivery of consumer relevant attributes.
  • Working with external suppliers/Open Innovation partners to develop solutions and ensure on-time in full delivery of innovation projects.
  • Interfacing cross functionally (e.g., Supply Chain; Brand and Procurement) to design and implement new products and processes.
  • Supervises new process technology evaluations and scale up from idea phase, through pilot plant to commercial plant.
  • Providing technical recommendations and information to plant and business management regarding process and equipment capabilities and limitations, including both identification of bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement.
  • Leads continuous improvement Practices and training of teams on the relevant technologies.

Minimum Requirements:

Education, Experience & Competences

  • Degree in Sciences, Food science & Technology, Computer Science, Information Technology, or an Engineering Field.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in production, Research, Automation and Digital Technologies.
  • Has the ability to work with and influence cross functional teams.
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active, analytical, open-minded, curious, and hands-on approach.


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