Production Lead at Cam Dairy

Cam is a pastoralist-driven Nigerian dairy company. We’re building a new economy that’s centred around real dairy; one that reintroduces fresh milk to Nigerian households, nourishes our growing population and eradicates poverty for our pastoralist suppliers and their communities.

We’re establishing the supplier base and building the infrastructure to solve Nigeria’s raw milk supply problem while making dairy products to address widespread nutritional gaps. Our goal at scale is to create a massive income boost for 500,000 pastoralists and 10,000 youth entrepreneurs living in extreme poverty and to nourish millions of customers with essential nutrients. By 2050, our goal is to establish a dairy industry that turns Nigeria from a net importer to a net producer of milk, all anchored around pastoralist communities.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Production Lead

Location: Idu, Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time

About the Role

  • As a Production Lead at Cam, you will play a crucial role in overseeing and optimizing our dairy production processes.
  • Your leadership will be instrumental in ensuring the efficient and high-quality production of dairy products while fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leadership: Provide strong and inspirational leadership to the production team, cultivating a culture of teamwork, accountability, and continuous improvement.
  • Quality Assurance: Implement and maintain rigorous quality control measures to uphold Câm’s commitment to delivering premium dairy products to our consumers. Lead the factory team to maintain readiness status for Quality and Food Safety certification and surveillance audits, e.g. ISO 9001, FSSC 22000.
  • Team Development: Foster the professional development of production team members through training, mentoring, and creating a learning-oriented work environment.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including quality assurance, maintenance, and logistics, to streamline production processes and address challenges proactively.
  • Production Oversight: Take charge of day-to-day production operations, ensuring adherence to production schedules, quality standards, and safety protocols.
  • Process Optimization: Identify opportunities for process optimization and efficiency improvements, leading initiatives to enhance overall production performance.
  • Good Manufacturing Practices: Work collaboratively with various stakeholders to ensure factory facilities and resources are adequate and in good conditions to ensure product quality and safety through strict adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Hygienic Practices (GHP).
  • Resource Management: Effectively manage production resources, including manpower, materials, and equipment, to meet production goals efficiently.
  • Safety Compliance: Enforce and promote a strong safety culture, ensuring that all production activities comply with relevant safety regulations and guidelines.
  • Support consumer and customer complaints investigations ensuring root cause analysis and effective corrective and preventive actions.


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, Dairy Science, Food Science, or a related field. Advanced degrees or relevant certifications are advantageous.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years proven leadership experience in a dairy manufacturing role, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of production processes and industry standards.
  • Technical Skills: In-depth knowledge of dairy manufacturing processes and equipment, with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Leadership Skills: Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a diverse production team.
  • Good knowledge of Quality Management Systems, food safety /HACCP, food microbiology, foreign body prevention, etc.
  • Proficiency in Non-Conformity Management. Able to analyse problems, detect root causes and proffer corrective and preventive actions to resolve issues.
  • Generally tech-savvy with competency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint as a minimum.
  • Problem-Solving: Excellent problem-solving abilities with a proactive approach to addressing challenges in the production process.
  • Communication: Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, to interact with team members and stakeholders.
  • Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changing priorities and thrive in a fast-paced production environment.
  • Exceptional attention to details
  • Ability to lead, develop and motivate a team.
  • Pragmatic, self-starting, and team player.
  • Able to deliver results in a fast-paced environment, under pressure with little or no supervision.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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  • If you are a seasoned professional with a degree in Mechanical Engineering or Process Engineering, ready to contribute to the transformation of the Nigerian dairy industry and make a positive impact on pastoralist communities, we invite you to apply for the Production Lead role at Cam.
  • For more information about us check out our website
  • Only qualified candidates will be contacted
  • Thank you for considering a career with Cam. We look forward to reviewing your application.


Application Deadline 31st December, 2023.