Dispatch Supervisor job at Hima Cement

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Hima Cement

Hima Cement

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Hima Cement Ltd. is a subsidiary of Bamburi Cement Ltd. which is a member of the Holcim Group. Holcim is the leading producer of building materials in the world. At Hima Cement, our Vision is “To be the preferred provider of cement and concrete based building solutions in East Africa with a strong focus on customer experience.”

Hima Cement works with all actors in the building and construction industry in Uganda – manufacturing and supplying a wide range of building and construction solutions designed to meet housing and construction needs from small projects like individual home buildings to major construction and infrastructure projects. Whether supplying high-quality cement to a craftsman or helping leading architects explore and deliver creative possibilities, Hima Cement is committed to providing solutions that fit the needs of all its clients.

In order to achieve the above objectives, Hima Cement seeks to recruit a motivated and competent Dispatch Supervisor as indicated below;

Job Title: Dispatch Supervisor

Vacancy Code: DSX01

Reporting line: Grinding & Dispatch Manager

Duration: Full time

Duty Station: Kasese

Job Summary;

The purpose of the role is to ensure safety of the people and equipment as well as environment, oversee Packing Plant operations, ensure daily Cement Dispatch per quality and quantity planned, manage paper bags reconciliation and ensure compliance to the procedures, practices and regulations that make the overall objective attainable to the satisfaction of customers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities Health, Safety and Environment;

• Comply with Health & Safety Rules and Regulations as per Holcim H&S Standards and Advisories

• Communicate clearly on information relating to potentially dangerous situations and get confirmation that they are correctly understood.

• Make sure that key Dispatch equipment is working properly.

• Ensure the use of Personal Protective Equipment.

• Check for safety and cleanness in the workplace

• Comply with Environmental Rules and Regulations as per Holcim environmental standards and local regulations

Dispatch Volume

• Ensure the achievement of Dispatch targets in line with business strategy.

• Ensure first level inspection is done and identified gaps are addressed

• Work closely with the maintenance team at packing plant and improve packer utilization

• Keep track of packing plant KPI’s and communicate progress

• Liaise with Sales and Logistics team to ensure Cement Dispatch targets are achieved while maintaining the equipment in good state

• Conduct daily toolbox meeting to discuss existing problems and identifying best solutions for those problems and to plan the required actions addressing them.

People and Development;

• define the Missions and Objectives of Dispatch workforce and carry out their performance reviews

• promote the quality of the work and motivate the personnel,

• Develop their skills to keep abreast of technical developments

• Planning and Reporting

• Make requests to stores and follow up on accountability for paper bags and other materials used at packing plant.

• Ensures daily paper bags reconciliation report against cement dispatched are done.

• Adhere to S&OP plan thus better planning of maintenance activities on the equipment

• Prepare reports covering Dispatch KPI’s in order to facilitate management decision making.

• Policies, processes and procedures

• Ensure the application of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) within the process, in line with group policies and procedures.

• Review and approve operational procedures of the process in line with group policies and procedures.

• Make decisions for advanced operational issues and set the directions for the process in line with business strategy.

• Set and ensure the implementation of SOP’s for Packing Operations


• Drive and support digitalization for improved visibility and utilization across all processes.

Educational Requirements

• Must have a Technical Diploma in Engineering/ Sciences.

• Knowledge in Health, Safety and Environment is an added advantage.

• At least 3 – 4 year’s work experience preferably in an FMCG or a similar industrial environment.

Characteristics for success:

• Excels in a fast-paced environment, owns the outcomes.

• Imagines new ways of doing things, makes them happen.

• Deep commitment to personal growth (and role modelling as such).

• Ability to work in a VUCA environment

Profile & Personal Qualities

• Self-driven, results oriented.

• Able to plan and prioritise

• Comfortable dealing with people and a good listener

• Reliable, tolerant & determined

• Able to manage conflict and build effective teams.

• Detailed oriented and able to solve problems and drive for results

• Communication skills

• Good Supervisory skills

• Good understanding of Labour relations

• Ability to analyse operational information (analytical skills)

• Multi-tasking skills

• Working knowledge of Excel, Word, Power Point, TIS &PACT, & other relevant tools

Application Process

Hima cement will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, should send their CVs, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 31st December 2022 (Email your application and CV to career.applications.hima@lafarge.com and let’s save the environment). Key Notes:

1. Hima Cement Limited is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process

2. Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document

3. Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email

4. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

5. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Human Resource Manager – Plant

Hima Cement Ltd | Lafarge P.O Box 7230 Kampala

To apply for this job email your details to career.applications.hima@lafarge.com


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