Kitui County Textile Centre (KICOTEC) Job Opportunities: FACTORY MANAGER

Position: FACTORY MANAGER – KCT “03”: ONE POST – V/NO. 3/2020

Organisation: Kitui County Textile Centre (KICOTEC)

Location: Kitui County

Application Deadline: 27th January 2021

Remuneration and Terms of Service

Salary Scale: KES. 85,110 – 119,730 P.M.

House Allowance: KES. 21,000 P.M.

Commuter Allowance: KES. 12,000 P.M.

Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year

Terms of Service: Three (3) years renewable contract

About the Organisation

Kitui County Textile Centre (KICOTEC) is a County Corporation established under the Kitui County Corporation Act, 2019.

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Factory Manager will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating preparation of periodic textile and apparel production plans;
  • Ensuring that apparel production lines are properly balanced for target output;
  • Coordinating with the Quality manager to ensure production of high- quality products;
  • Ensuring that materials are organized at each stage of processing;
  • Ensuring that all machinery is equipped with protective devices;
  • Providing thorough and accurate costing of all orders to ensure gross margins are maintained;
  • Preparing and submitting for payment contract invoices;
  • Processing all purchase orders;
  • Maintaining and managing the inventories on trims and fabrics to support order flow;
  • Providing periodic sales forecast and managing production schedules;
  • Ensuring continuous training of machine operators and helpers;
  • Supervision of staff;

Required Qualifications and Competencies

For appointment to this position, a person should:

  • Be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Clothing Technology/Fashion design, Contracts Management or its equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Have at least ten (10) years’ relevant professional work experience, five (5) of which should have been in a Senior position in the Apparel Sector;
  • Have good knowledge of the production process, excellent organizational and planning skills; and
  • Have Creative approach to problem solving and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Possession of a relevant Master’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya will be an added advantage.

Application Procedure

Applicants will be required to satisfy all the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and avail clearances from the following institutions:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

To be considered, your application must be received by not later than 27th January 2021 at KICOTEC Offices, Along Syongila Road and addressed to:

The Chairperson

Kitui County Textile Centre

(KICOTEC) Board of Directors

P.O Box 72-90200 KITUI


Through the following email address


Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

KICOTEC is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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