Production Manager

Biotan Group Limited

Production Manager

We are looking for an Production Manager to manage and organize our production of Organic Cashew nuts at our processing factory at Kisemvule/Mkuranga.


BIOTAN GROUP LIMITED is a processor and exporter of Organic Cashew Nuts. We are working with small holder farmers and cooperatives as the supplier of cashew nuts to our processing facility. Our farmers are certified organic according to EU and NOP regulation. Our processing facility is based at Kisemvule/Mkuranga District. BIOTAN GROUP LIMITED is a company that is dedicated to organic and ethical business practices as well as to develop an enterprise that manages a sustainable value chain for fair-traded and traceable organic farming products (cashew nuts) from Tanzania.

Job Description:

Biotan, a leading processor of organic cashew nuts in Tanzania, is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Production Manager to oversee and organize the entire production process. The Production Manager will play a crucial role in ensuring the efficient and smooth operation of our production facility, working in close collaboration with various departments to meet quality, production, and scheduling goals.

Job Profile:

The Production Manager at Biotan is responsible for managing and optimizing all aspects of the production process, from raw materials to the finished product. This role involves coordination, planning, and supervision to maintain the highest standards of quality, efficiency, and safety.


Production Oversight:

  • Plan and execute the production schedule to meet customer demand while optimizing resource utilization.
  • Monitor and maintain production standards, ensuring products meet quality and safety specifications.
  • Implement and improve production processes for maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

• Team Management:

  • Lead and mentor production supervisors and line workers to ensure productivity and safety.
  • Schedule and coordinate shifts, manage employee performance, and resolve issues as they arise.


  • Work closely with the management team to align production goals with company objectives and strategies.
  • Collaborate with sales and logistics departments to ensure timely delivery of products.
  • Interface with the quality department to maintain and improve product quality.

Inventory Management:

  • Oversee inventory levels and raw material procurement to minimize production disruptions.
  • Implement inventory control measures to reduce waste and optimize stock levels.

Safety and Compliance:

  • Ensure all production activities comply with safety regulations and quality standards.
  • Investigate and report any safety incidents or compliance issues.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Engineering, or a related field. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience in a production management role, preferably in the food processing industry.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage and motivate a diverse team.
  •  Excellent organizational and time management skills to oversee complex production processes.
  • In-depth knowledge of quality control, inventory management, and safety protocols.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Proficiency in using production management software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills for collaborating across departments.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles is a plus.
  • Familiarity with cashew nut processing and organic food production is highly advantageous.

Key Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in production management.
  • Demonstrated success in optimizing production processes and achieving production targets.
  • Track record of improving product quality and operational efficiency.
  • Strong commitment to safety and adherence to regulatory standards.
  • A results-oriented mindset with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and demands.

Biotan is dedicated to producing high-quality organic cashew nuts while maintaining a safe and efficient production environment. The Production Manager will be a key player in ensuring the company’s success in this endeavor.