Burapha Agro-Forestry Co. Ltd.
- offer expired over a month ago
- contract of employment
- director, team manager
- full office work
Manage Burapha’s Plywood mill production to meet safety, quality and production targets
Work closely with the Maintenance Manager to maximise availability and reliability of equipment and machinery
Instill continuous improvement practices in line with Lean or similar manufacturing principles, supported by rigorous audit and review processes
Actively support ongoing operator and supervisor training and development
Manage production budget with a strong focus on cost control
Demonstrated manufacturing/production management experience, ideally gained in wood industry operations
Previous exposure to Lean or similar operating principles
Experience in start-up or turn-around production facilities an advantage
Proven ability in building a successful, production-focused culture
High level of computer literacy in MS Office, combined with experience in ERP systems
Experience in leading large teams ( > 100 FTE)
Strong analytical and decision-making ability
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
Advanced English level ( at least C1)
What we offer
Permanent job contract,
Salary between 6000 – 8000 USD gross/monthly – depends on the experience
Children school remuneration/fee coverage
Possible to use pool car
International health insurance (with dental package)
Clear path of career development
Location: Hinheup District on a Monday to Friday drive in, drive out roster from Vientiane.
Reporting to the Industry Manager, you will be responsible for the plywood mill’s production activities to meet the company’s safety, quality and production targets. With a large Lao workforce currently at 250 employees and further ramp-up planned, this is a significant people management role, requiring a strong focus on all aspects of leadership to instill a performance-based, production culture. Naturally, training and development of the Lao team is an integral part of your role as an expatriate.
As a member of the plywood mill leadership team, you will work closely with your peer Maintenance Manager and Technical Manager. You will act as a change agent, instilling a commercial, performance-focused culture within the operation while retaining a team-based environment where people enjoy coming to work.
Another key to your success will be your ability to work effectively with your peer leadership team, in particular the Maintenance, Sales and Marketing and Technical Managers.
This is an attractive opportunity for an experienced production manager to make their mark in in an expatriate role in a growing business with an exciting future.
While you will be based residentially in the Laos’ capital of Vientiane, you will stay at the plywood mill in Hinheup District, approximately 1.5hrs out of Vientiane on a Monday to Friday roster.
Burapha Agroforestry Co., Ltd is a Swedish/Lao plantation and wood products manufacturing company, with its own plywood mill, sawmill, and plantations.
Established in Lao PDR in 1994, Burapha’s objective is to build a timber plantation asset in Laos large enough to be the core wood supplier for a major industrial operation. Burapha currently operates a sawmill/furniture factory and a plywood mill, which commenced production in 2021.