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  • Posted: Oct 21, 2019
    Deadline: Oct 24, 2019
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    Founded in 2010, Farsight Africa Group is a leading full-service Pan-African communications company that delivers impactful solutions to companies, governments, development organisations and individuals across East Africa. Given the incessant news cycle in both the traditional and digital media, we believe it is absolutely vital to employ reputation man...
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    Operations Manager-Somalia


    Key roles and task:

    • Production/Printing &Branding
      • Determine production (graphic design and printing) priorities by reviewing customer order requirements and production schedules; analysing equipment, materials, and employee availability; coordinating schedules with sales and delivery date.
      • Synchronize all production departments’ functions and collaborations and overseeing quality of work.
      • Review, improve and enforce departmental work policies and procedure as well as production and scheduling efficiency.
      • Implement production, productivity, quality, and customer service standards and manage supply and materials inventory.
      • Lead production and vendor team to effectively manage to ensure high quality, cost effective and timely production.
      • Organize, control and monitor the flow of printed materials in the company and Process and track mock-ups, prototypes and Communicate the client’s requirements to vendors.
      • Check schedules, confirm product specifications, arrange adjustments, oversee the work of staff in the department, monitor the quality of the product and ensure deadlines are met.
      • Plan effectively and organize production schedules for orders. Re-negotiate timescales or schedules as necessary.
      • Work with finance on budgeting, forecasting, and actual product cost analysis compared to proposed
      • Selecting and negotiating with vendors to agree on best price, quality, and the due date.
      • Examining finished samples and approving the quality before delivery to the client.
      • Conduct due-diligence and quality assurance on sample and final products and Reviewing, negotiating, and approving final invoices for payment.
      • Overseeing production processes is seamless, identifying production and supply difficulties and dealing with any problems or delays as they arise.
      • Plan effectively for delivery of novelty merchandise to the client in good time and make follow up of delivery from the client focal point.
      • Operate the print shop production equipment and machinery
    • Marketing and Sales
      • Develop and monitor marketing and sales objectives, targets and strategies with the
      • Executive Director and Head of the Department.
      • Ensure the achievement of marketing and sales objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counselling, and disciplining employees.
      • Work with and support the marketing and sales team to achieve financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analysing variances, initiating corrective actions.
    • HR
      • Review, develop and enforce work ethics, policies and procedure.
      • Select, train, schedule and manage employee performance.
      • Communicate job expectations and targets; plan, monitor, appraise, and review performance.
      • Responsible for problem solving, conflict resolution, and multi-tasking project management.
      • Oversee, payroll, manage staff benefits and disciplinary actions.
    • Finance:
      • Develop and monitor annual budget in coordination with the Executive Director.
      • Oversee overall financial management, planning, systems and controls.
      • Develop and monitor departmental budgets in coordination with the head of departments.
      • Payroll management, including arrangement of accrued employee benefits.

    Knowledge, Experiences and Skills

    • Minimum 5 years of work experiences including a minimum of 3 years of experience in the print industry. 
    • Exposure to Somalia market – desirable
    • A bachelor’s degree in creative design and graphics will be considered
    • Background of working in a print and Brand Company is highly advantageous.
    • Solid exposure to the printing press industry, book binding, and graphic design is desirable
    • Experienced in managing workers in large production/manufacturing environments
    • Pre-press knowledge (Software and Hardware) – desirable
    • Good oral and written communication skills both in English and Somali language
    • Strong PC/Computer Skills – essential

    Method of Application

    Candidates can apply for the position by sending their cover letter and CV in one PDF or Microsoft Word document.The single PDF or Word file should be emailed to with the subject line "Operations Manager-Somalia" by 24th October, 2019.Kenyans are highly encouraged to apply.

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