Industrial Performance Manager - GBfoods Africa

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At GBfoods we offer culinary solutions in several countries of Europe and Africa with prestigious leading local brands, including Jumbo, Gallina Blanca, Erasco, Gino, Liebig, Star, Bama, D&L, Grand’Italia and Blå Band, among others.

Our Purpose “Celebrating local flavours” is to empower and take care of each of the local communities we belong to and to bring out their authentic flavours. Some of our local brands have been in consumers’ kitchens for over a century and have positioned themselves as authentically loved brands, as well as deeply rooted parts of the local culture.

Today, with a turnover of around 1,2 billion euros and a team of around 3,000 people, we are the preferred choice of millions of consumers.

Role & Responsibilities:

The Industrial Performance Manager ensures standard performance measurement across all factories in Africa, benchmarking and creating healthy competition amongst them while developing people capability and implementing projects and efficiency initiatives.



S/he carries out industrial engineering assignments of a broad nature while exercising considerable judgment and originality. The role requires working under minimum supervision in executing independent evaluation, selection and application of standard industrial engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria using discernment and ingenuity in making minor adaptations and modifications.

Key Result Areas

  • Perform and summarize time studies and work sampling studies. Use other accepted forms of work measurement, as necessary to establish and/or maintain standards. Establish manning requirements for direct and indirect jobs. Prepare engineering economic analysis of proposals.
  • Assist with the preparation and implementation of quarterly labor/capacity reports and ensure proper application of ‘Managing Manufacturing Performance’. Compile and analyze standard data for direct and indirect labor.
  • Investigate, identify, and eliminate efficiency losses, unplanned downtime events, and unfavorable/favorable material variances. Act as technical support and challenger for defining and implementing sustainable change.
  • Perform methods improvements and innovations by actively identifying performance gaps through benchmarking.
  • Define initiatives in projects and reports that reduce labor, food, and packaging costs. Provide visibility of KPI improvements through statistical and applied mathematical analysis.
  • Initiate proposals and provide alternatives to increase productivity while ensuring continuous sustained improvement and first-time quality. Track, trend, and validate KPI results in reports for weekly, and monthly operational reviews.

What do we expect from you?

You must be self-motivated and assertive, with the ability to lead across many functions. We expect that you bring aboard your authentic personality and experience in ensuring world class efficiency and performance in all of our factories across Africa.

What can you expect from us?

You will contribute to the success of our fast-growing and sustainable multinational organization which is committed to investing in Africa; while enjoying a differential employee experience.




  • Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Factory Manager or Technical Manager position
  • At least one year experience in Operational Excellence program
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Exhibit strong communication, leadership and planning skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access Applications.
  • Certifications in TPM, Continuous Improvement, and Six Sigma are desirable.

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