Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL) – Line Supervisor

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Job Purpose

The job holder will be responsible for the production of quality products within agreed service levels,against daily and weekly production plans, at a competitive cost for the assigned production line.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  •  Enhance production efficiencies by implementing and championing continuous improvement innovation ideas through the establishment and support of a culture of continual improvement.
  •  Drive the conformance with product quality requirements and work closely with the Quality Department to resolve any quality issues identified.
  •  Drive compliance with all safety, health and environmental standards, policies and procedures in the assigned production line to ensure a safe working environment.
  •  Support the head of department in managing the human capital assigned to the line through day to day supervision, performance management, training needs assessment and overall staff motivation.
  •  Develop and sustain a mission direction work team.
  •  Enhance plant utilization by making sure that the production line is well maintained, perform routine maintenance and ensure failures are escalated in a timely manner.
  •  Lead the reduction of seven wastes at all stages of production in their line to ensure products are
  •  Ensure adherence to the production plans and ensure the shift handovers occur in an effective within the projected unit cost. manner.
  •  Record and prepare reports shift reports and implement corrective measures.
  •  Ensure timely handover of the produced goods to the warehousing department including the input of the data in the system.
  •  Ensuring compliance with ISO 9001:2015 requirements.
  •  Ensuring product Food safety, quality in compliance with FSSC 22000

Minimum Requirements

  •  A Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in engineering; Food Science, Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical.
  •  At least five (5) years’ experience in the production department with a similar organisation.
  •  Practical experience in use of MS packages and ERP systems. Experience with Syspro and/or SAP will be an added advantage.
  •  Certificate in Lead auditors’ course in QMS and FSSC will be an added advantage.


  •  Highly developed supervisory skills for technical staff.
  •  Conversant with ISO standards in all areas of production.
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  •  Demonstrated ability in coaching and developing under-experienced staff.
  •  High level of integrity

Closing Date : 22/11/2023