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  • Posted: Apr 2, 2024
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    LIPTON Teas and Infusions has passionately built its expertise in the blending of teas and infusions for consumers around the world since 1871. Together, our 17,000 people are united in bringing differentiated and compelling benefits to billions of tea enthusiasts around the world. Our mission At LIPTON Teas and Infusions, our mission is to insightfully a...
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    Field Maintenance Supervisor


    • The role is responsible and accountable for proper professional maintenance of the Mechanical Tea Harvesting (MTH) machines and other powered Field Technology equipment for grass cutting, pruning, weeding, auging and others, as and when they are introduced in the field to ensure highest agricultural standards and quality of tea and productivity is maximized.


    • To develop a service schedule, plan the Autonomous and preventive maintenance (AM/PM )of all MTH machines and other Field Technology equipment in the company under them, ensuring full adherence to outlined guidelines as per manufacturer’s recommendation.
    • Identify skills gaps of the SPH Technical Operators, Estate and Field Mechanics and work with Field Technology Officer with the support of HR to develop a skills plan on annual basis for continuous skills improvement.
    • To carry out required repairs to all MTH machines under him/her for use in the field and closely monitor availability of spares required for continuous operation and availability of MTH machines.
    • Oversee the maintenance teams in all departments under him/her and ensure that standard procedures and instructions for repairs are implemented.
    • Ascertain proper repairs, necessary testing and adjustments to control quality of repair work to accomplishment.
    • Carry out fabrication of gliders, frameworks and any other parts as may be required for operational or safety purposes for fitting to MTH and other field technology machines.
    • Assembly and testing of newly acquired MTH and other field technology machines.
    • Visiting of MTH estate workshops at the units to check adherence to maintenance, proper use and safety. Advise on proper operation and maintenance to units under them.
    • Participate in new designs for modifications and accurately maintain all project details drawings / designs and specification for regularly updating and quality assurance.


    • Graduate in Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Automotive Engineering or related field from a recognized institution
    • Minimum 3 Years’ relevant experience.
    • Agronomy - Crop Production and Field Operations
    • Sourcing – Raw materials of agricultural origin
    • Field Infrastructure Management
    • Project Management
    • Industrial Relations/Employee Relations


    • As per job/site requirements, local travel likely.


    • Exhibit the LIPTON Teas & Infusions GROW Values

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    Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Officer


    • The D&I Officer will be responsible for promoting and supporting diversity in the workplace by putting together programs, initiatives, and strategy to maintain a diverse workplace.


    • Researches, develops, recommends, and executes creative strategies to foster the organizations' diversity goals.
    • Developing company-wide diversity and inclusion programs
    • Reviews current practices and policies, assessing and analyzing the extent to which they support or hinder the company’s diversity goals.
    • Collects and analyzes statistical data to evaluate the company’s population in accordance with diversity standards and goals.
    • Develops and/or acquires training and development to aid diversity and retention initiatives.
    • Acts as company liaison with government agencies concerning affirmative action and equal employment opportunities.
    • Maintains knowledge of diversity-related issues, legislation, and best practices.
    • Provides training and policy updates on D&I to colleagues, ensuring legal compliance of management and human resources staff.
    • Identifying external trends and recognising best practice which will increase diversity among the workforce.
    • Keeping track of the diversity performance metrics.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or an equivalent
    • 4+ years working experience as a Diversity and Inclusion expert, or a related job position specializing in equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity programs.
    • Interpersonal/Teamwork skills
    • Understanding of diversity management.


    • As per job/site requirements, local travel likely.


    • Exhibit the LIPTON Teas & Infusions GROW Values

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    Assistant Production Manager

    Role Summary

    • The role is responsible for management of shift, productivity improvement and ensure production targets & parameters are achieved.

    Role Responsibilities

    • To coordinate implementation of the manufacturing process plan in a production factory and run a shift to produce tea to meet customer specification.
    • To coordinate the implementation of TPM, OHSE (Occupational Health, Safety and Environment), Quality Management systems (QMS) and RA in the factory.
    • Implement factory procedures and SOPS and ensure compliance by the production shift team.
    • Implement IR/ER systems in the factory in conjunction with the line Manager.

    Production and Planning

    • Coordinate production shift to produce made tea that meet customer requirements.
    • Implement Good Manufacturing practices in all sections of manufacture in the production shifts.
    • Monitor production key performance indicators of the production shift; generate daily, weekly and monthly reports.
    • Verify and consolidate daily, weekly, and monthly administrative returns.
    • Keep and ensure accuracy of the production records, weekly and monthly tea returns.
    • Communicates upwards/downwards/peers in the factory to ensure smooth flow of information.
    • Act in the absence of the Manufacturing manager as per Company policies.
    • Coordinate implementation of World Class Manufacturing Standards in the factory and ensure documentation of the improvements.


    • Implement Quality and Consumer safety Management System in production shift.
    • Ensure reception of Quality incoming raw materials during the shift as per company policy.
    • Implement the good manufacturing practices (GMP) in the production shift to deliver quality made tea in line with customer/consumer specifications.
    • Implement the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) system in the factory.
    • Monitor and taste hourly and invoice tea samples.
    • Initiate and implement quality improvement plans and activities in the factory.

    Assets and Stocks

    • Monitor and validate stock and non-stock movements.
    • Dispatching of tea stocks and reconciliation of tea stocks in the factory.
    • Provide input into the development of capital proposals in the factory.
    • Responsible for the utilization of assets that includes process and plant machinery during the shift.
    • Responsible for the company assets during the shift.
    • Flag up redundant/obsolete assets to the Manufacturing Manager for disposal.
    • Coordinate the day-to-day operation and smooth delivery of Utilities (firewood, steam, water and electricity) in the factory and villages.
    • Maintains the factory register.


    • Keep abreast with all new technology covering tea making, market, packaging, maintenance, transport and energy usage and make proposals for change/improvements where appropriate.
    • Carry out manufacturing trials and implement projects as agreed with Line manager.
    • Collate and document innovative ideas for the factory and capture all improvement proposals from shop floor.

    Finance and Procurement

    • Initiate the requisition process for additional stocks in line section re-stocking levels and authorise issues of items from factory stores.
    • Provide proposals for input into the annual budget preparations.
    • Control direct budgetary expenses through resource allocation and utilisation in the shift.
    • Implement production aspects of the accounting manual.
    • Provide input into the monthly accounts review and implements agreed actions.
    • Verify and consolidate daily, weekly and monthly financial returns.


    • Implements employee establishment in the factory production shift.
    • Implement the training and coaching factory production team.
    • Handle any internal industrial/employees relation issues in the factory in conjunction with line manager.
    • Implement agreed welfare programmes and attend planned meetings ensuring completion of agreed actions.
    • Responsible for production shift team and ensuring that agreed work plan targets and standards are implemented.
    • Provide input and participate in the modular training of factory production shift employees.
    • Participate in recruitment of seasonal employees as agreed with line manager.
    • Coordinate all statutory requirements and ensure they are always adhered to.
    • Implement factory legislation, regulations, Union collective agreements and Lipton standards.

    Social and welfare

    • Implement all social welfare Policies, Programmes and Guidelines including security, housing maintenance, recreation, and general welfare amenities, and ensure schools under the factory responsibilities are of the required standards.

    Safety, Health, Environment

    • Coordinate implementation of Safety, Health & Environmental and RA (Rainforest Alliance) management systems as per company policies and legislation in the shift.
    • Authorize permits to work certificates in line with company policies.
    • Coordinate implementation of standard operating procedures and specific work instructions and ensure compliance and collate proposals for reviews.
    • Coordinate implementation of safe travel guild lines as stipulated in the standard.
    • Maintains the factory disciplinary and safety data.


    • Graduate in Food Science, Production Technology, Agricultural, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or Bachelor of Science Chemistry.
    • Minimum 4 Years’ experience.
    • Product, Process and Packaging Expertise
    • Manufacturing Performance Management
    • Project Management
    • Quality Assurance
    • Responsible Care
    • Human Factors – technical and human capabilities
    • Knowledge on product, Process and Quality Assurance.
    • Working Knowledge in manufacturing Performance Management
    • Basic appreciation project Management
    • Consumer and customer focus
    • Excellent tea tasting skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and Team player.
    • Basic appreciation in financial management systems.
    • Working knowledge on IR/ER skills


    • As per job/site requirements, local travel likely.


    • Exhibit the LIPTON Teas & Infusions GROW Values

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    Business Integrity Officer - East Africa


    • The Business Integrity Officer - Plantations is responsible for embedding compliance with Lipton’s Code of Business Principles (the Code) and Code Policies and developing local due diligence procedures and other business controls with a view to embedding a compliance culture and achieving operational excellence in enforcing the Code between Lipton employees and relevant third parties within our Plantations in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.
    • You will manage the Plantations Business Integrity Committee and be a respected and visible Go To person for the escalation of Code related issues within the Plantations.
    • The Business Integrity Officer - Plantations must demonstrate the judgment, drive and influence needed to deploy Lipton’s Business Integrity programmes across the Plantations for optimal results, in liaison with subject matter experts and consistent with the global Lipton Roadmap for Business Integrity.


    Education and Awareness:

    • Global education and awareness programmes, monitoring of completion rates in Plantations.
    • Additional education of specific Plantations employees / functional groups where required
    • New joiner awareness and on-boarding
    • Annual declarations
    • Maintains an understanding of applicable local compliance laws / regulations and best practices
    • Deployment of local procedures and controls to cover key local compliance areas
    • Enforcing Code Of Business Principles (COBP) between Plantations employees, its customers, contractors, and suppliers

    Promoting the Code and Reporting channels:

    • Manage local Code and compliance engagements within Plantations through town halls and leadership team engagements.
    • Ensure that all reporting options/channels are clearly communicated.
    • Ensure that Country and Cluster hotlines are accessible via freephone numbers

    Code compliance and (business) risk identification and assessment:

    • Review, monitor and report Plantations’ external issues and developments to the Leadership team
    • Maintain local Code compliance control requirements and procedures
    • Engagement with high risk third parties
    • Engagement with (local) procurement to ensure 3rd party compliance with relevant policies and standards
    • Manage co-ordination of Plantations Code Compliance Self-Assessment and remediation plans

    Code case handling and Investigations (breaches):

    • End-end responsibility for all Code investigation in Plantations, from preparing investigation plan to sanctioning proposal and closing with the Plantations Business Integrity Committee. Escalation to and support the Leadership as and when necessary for cases handled by the Plantations Business Integrity Committee.
    • Ensure all cases are investigated and concluded in conformance with defined global standards
    • Documenting control and process failures and escalating to functional owners for remediation
    • Reporting and tracking of process improvements
    • Ensure quality of data input into the Business Integrity reporting system.
    • Reporting on Code case statistics to the relevant Leadership Members.
    • Informing the Leadership of any high-risk/reportable cases when these arise

    Incident response

    • Being a point of escalation within the Plantations and ensuring appropriate classification and review of compliance incidents
    • Preparation of position papers regarding any (Code) compliance concerns / challenges / questions received

    Additional Code Committee Support:

    • Code Business Partner to the Head of Tea Plantations – Africa and Plantations Leadership
    • Support the Plantations Business Integrity Committee chair with agendas, reports, minutes and follow-up.


    • Point of contact for any Code related queries in Plantations.
    • Managing the Plantations Business Integrity Roadmap and Business Integrity organisation


    • Degree in Law or an equivalent qualification
    • Minimum 7 years post qualification experience, out of which 2-3 years’ experience should involve compliance-related work.
    • Candidate should have a good grasp of relevant underlying legal frameworks, compliance and risk.
    • Ability to influence key stakeholders and to be an agent for change
    • Ability to manage potentially sensitive and complex investigations.


    • Regular travel across East Africa. Occasional international travel.


    • Exhibit the LIPTON Teas & Infusions GROW Values

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