Your MissionAs the Manufacturing Manager, you always have the bigger picture in mind – how to utilize all available people and resources efficiently to turn great designs into truly great products. This demands coordinating many moving pieces, like finding the right vendors, determining a deliverable production calendar and ensuring a safe and enjoyable working environment. The results of your effort will turn into tangible improvements of many farmers’ livelihood. You will have the opportunity to work in an international organization with resources drawn from all over the world to help serve the people in Myanmar. If this sounds exciting, join us today!Meet Your TeamProximity Design’s in-house manufacturing workshop has been producing income-boosting, affordable irrigation products since the organization started in 2004. Having our own manufacturing team enables us to turn our unique designs, many of which rarely seen by the factories and farmers in Myanmar, into reliable products that our customers find effective in increasing their farming productivity. In recent years, the manufacturing team has continued to grow in both its size and capacity. Through working with international vendors and talented products designers, the team has managed to bring Myanmar farmers more technologically advanced irrigation tools at an affordable price.What You Will Do• Oversee all personnel and production activities to ensure the needs of our customers are met• Determine a manufacturing production calendar that balances capacity and demand• Monitor and assist the Procurement Manager to make sure supplies match the production plan• Facilitate an enjoyable work environment and provide mentorship for workshop staff to encourage their professional development• Inspect and enforce product quality requirements and safety measures• Manage workshop facility, including rental contracts, utilities, maintenance, and infrastructure projects• Collaborate across the organization – especially the sales team and the design team – to ensure product quality and receive customer feedback
Is This You?• You have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or related subjects and at least 5 years of management experience in manufacturing. Prior experience in management positions highly preferred.• You can communicate effectively in both Burmese and English.• Familiarity with a variety of manufacturing processes for both metals and plastics is a plus.• You are detail-oriented, and you excel at planning and problem solving.• You have a solid understanding of international standards and the ability to implement those standards in Myanmar.
1. Competitive salary and benefits2. Nearly limitless opportunities for professional growth and careerdevelopment
3. An environment that welcomes innovation and encourages new approaches4. World-class training opportunities through our Proximity School
5. Talented, forward-thinking colleagues6. Collaborative office environment
Proximity Designs is an award-winning, farmer-focused social enterprise based in Yangon, Myanmar. We design, manufacture and deliver affordable and income-boosting products and services, including irrigation products, agricultural extension service and farm microfinance, that complement the entrepreneurial spirit of rural families. By the end of 2016, Proximity Designs has reached more than 580,000 Myanmar farmers and brought to them the products and services that bettered their lives.
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