Director of Operations


Benson Craig (Pty) Ltd is a cigarette manufacturer in Botswana and was initially established through a government supported industrial diversification project but is now wholly privately funded. The company invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for this key position available at its operations based in Gaborone

Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Develops the manufacturing plan and establishes procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to established customer and company quality standards
  • Directs and monitors department managers to accomplish goals of the manufacturing plan, consistent with established manufacturing and safety procedures. Acts as liaison between department management/subordinate levels, as well as executive/department manager levels to inform personnel of communications, decisions, policies and all matters that affect their performance, attitudes and results
  • Directs and coordinates various programs essential to manufacturing procedures (e.g training, safety, housekeeping, cost reduction, worker involvement, security etc)
  • Initiates and coordinates major projects (i.e plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, major repairs etc)
  • Must have cigarette production management experience
  • Must be able to work with other nationalities
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must be familiar with Decoufle 6s, protos 8000 or either Focke 350 or GD X2 and other high speed cigarette making and packing machines
  • Must be able to transfer technical and other related knowledge to subordinate employees
  • Must perform miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned and required

Qualifications and Experience

A minimum of 10 years experience in the cigarette and allied industries and the recent 3 years should have been at senior management level


  • Leadership
  • Performance Management
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Technical Capacity
  • Stress Management/Composure
  • Business Acumen
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Presentation Skills

Closing date and application instructions

Candidates are to submit applications to:

The Managing Director

P O Box 66ADD, Kgaleview


Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to

Closing Date: 25 March 2019




Benson Craig (Pty) Ltd

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Match criteria
  • Gaborone
Education level
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Manufacturing
  • Operations
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