Production Manager (m/f)
Keyword: 02PTEC_20170511
Grafik Primetec has been established in 2017 and focuses on global operation and maintenance projects within the cement industry.

Primetec’s mission statement is to become a reliable and suitable partner in cement plant optimization. Primetec takes over complete responsibility of daily production businesses and ensure long-term added value for our customers through highly capable, efficient, and responsible plant management.

Primetec`s scope of work will includes the following activities

• Audit of cement plants and grinding terminals
• Operations of grinding terminals and complete cement plants
• Preventive maintenance and planning
• Management of required spare parts
• Recruitment, management and training of employees
• Management of operational stability and improvement-process, product quality, performance
• Ensuring health & safety and environmental regulations

As a member of the Loesche Group Primetec has access to 111 years of experience within the cement industry and especially in the field of vertical roller mills.

Loesche Group sells worldwide dry grinding plants for the cement, power and mineral industry. The core competence of the company consist of developing and designing state-of-the-art vertical roller mills as well as planning, project management, transport, shipping, installation and commissioning of complete plants with a high content of process engineering technology. This is augmented by service business including maintenance, repair, modernisation of grinding plant and spare parts activities.
Therefore, Primetec is looking to fill the following vacancy:

Role & Responsibility:

  • Lead and guide all production related aspects at the plant site including safety, operations, performance, product quality and the assigned shifts
  • Manage effectively the production operation within a production function at the plant in order to ensure cost effective, timely production output of quality products
  • Develop production plans and strategies to achieve plant’s objectives
  • Prepare forecasts and production budgets
  • Create the necessary purchasing requisitions for spare parts for the overhaul of shutdowns and normal production activities
  • Coordinate the necessary materials and services for plant development related to production activities
  • Manage the inventories related to the production department objectively
  • Implement inventory management and control
  • Safeguard an optimum level of direct material stock required for the production process
  • Ensure an optimal and energy efficient operation of the assigned grinding terminals or cement plants  
  • Participate in all CAPEX related meetings to provide inputs to the development of plant’s performance
  • Implement recommendations by the Process Manager to achieve optimized processes
  • In charge of the achievement of key performance indicators in the field of safety, productivity, product quality and cost related agreed targets for the overall plants’ performance
  • Responsible for the continuous increase of productivity and product quality
  • Meeting the quality targets specified by the Quality Control Manager 
  • Implement quality control methodologies in the production department under the guidance and the direction of the Quality Control Manager
  • Provide the necessary guidance to the Shift Foremen to carry out the required production processes
  • Coordinate the production requirements to maximize the processing plant efficiencies and availability
  • Assurance of an environmental compliance and clean plant operations
  • Implement operational controls for a continuous optimization of the production processes
  • Safeguard Human resources by adherence to Health & Safety regulations
  • Manage the utilization of manpower, mobile equipment, fixed assets and contractors
  • Guide operating staff by setting clear performance objectives, providing regular feedback and providing development through training
  • Identify specific developmental needs and gaps of the operating staff in the department
  • Train and develop the operating staff to provide specific plant knowledge
  • Control and guide the daily work
  • Ensure a well-organised communication of decisions and current developments
  • Implement standardized operating procedures (SOPs), reporting functions, and work instructions for optimising the process chains
  • Comply with all relevant company and statutory environmental, health and safety procedures and guidelines


  • University degree in process, mechanical or industrial engineering
  • Several years’ experience in the cement industry as Production Manager
  • Profound experience in leading and guiding production shifts
  • Sound knowledge of production planning and the cement production process including cement chemistry and cement microscopy
  • Very good understanding of safety and environmental regulations
  • Strategic, organisation and planning skills
  • Profound knowledge in cost controlling
  • Strategic, organisation and planning skills
  • Confident manner in dealing with customers and plant staff
  • Profound knowledge in financial controlling and contract management
  • Sound communication skills, and outstanding ability to work in a team
  • Business-fluent spoken and written English and French as a must criteria
  • Very good MS-Office and SAP knowledge
  • Valid work and residence permit for Ivory Coast

PRIMETEC – a Member of the LOESCHE Group
LOESCHE GmbH • Hansaallee 243 • D-40549 Düsseldorf •

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Ivory Coast

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