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Industrial Engineer Supervisor

Position based in Koforidua, Ghana (West Africa)

Company description 


Maagrace Garment Industries Limited (MGIL) is an apparel manufacturing firm created in 2003. Currently the factory has approximately 500 operators with the space to grow to employ 800 individuals. It is the largest employer in a region of a million people. Their vision is to develop a model factory that can show how ethical manufacturing can be done at scale in an African context. This will be achieved through innovation, efficiency and integrity, providing the best quality products to customers whilst empowering their workforce, especially women. MGIL also has a Foundation focused on alleviating poverty within its neighboring communities. 

MGIL is partnering with Ethical Apparel Africa (EAA), a sourcing company that provides international apparel brands with ethical, cost competitive and quality manufacturing solutions in West Africa. Based in Ghana, EAA has a dynamic team bringing decades of experience from around the world in product development, quality assurance, account management, social impact, operations and finance. EAA works with West African factories to build technical and ethical standards to international standards. Their clients are international brands mostly from Europe and the USA interested in growing a manufacturing base in Africa.


Position overview


We have a great opportunity for someone with passion to lead the IE department in a fast growing factory. The role will be based in Koforidua which is 2 hours outside of Accra the capital city of Ghana (West Africa). This person will report to the Senior Production Manager and will have the following responsibilities: 


Job Responsibilities


  • lock strength as per staffing and process requirement in each department i.e cutting, sewing and finishing.

  • Make operation bulletin of any new style from sampling stage and do follow up along with technical, sampling & maintenance team to execute the style in lines well i.e arrangement of folders, presser foots etc. by coordinating with maintenance team. Simplify the operation with the help of the technical team.

  • Do trim consumptions mainly thread etc. 

  • Keep the strength record on the production floor mainly sewing, finishing and help the production team in line balancing.

  • Follow up of planned locked strength with the HR Manager each day and authorizing any new hiring if needed.

  • Prepare efficiency report and analysis data on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Present data outcomes and solutions to management for continuous improvement.

  • Calculate loss time on a daily basis and flag this to the GM

  • Reduce SMV by simplifying the jobs, i.e adding new methods, machines, work aids etc.

  • Maintain and update monthly performance on the dashboard. 

  • Calculate individual operator efficiency and Incentives. 

Qualifications & Attributes 


  • Proven experience in a IE department (minimum 3 years’ experience) of a garment factory with at least 500 machines

  • Excellent interpersonal relations and managerial competences with exceptional communication and presentation skills across cultures and strong teamwork skills

  • Experience in training staff

  • Experience working with Western brands from the USA or Europe 

  • Experience working with ERP systems and improving production efficiency

  • Ability to think strategically with an entrepreneurial attitude

  • Evidence of the following characteristics: critical thinker; proactive, self aware; resilient and adaptable; persistent and resourceful; able to work under pressure and respect deadlines, apt at both strengthening relationships and resolving problems, poised, active listener; fun to work with; full of integrity; ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment 

  • Fluency in English




  • Salary level dependent on candidate experience and profile

  • International medical and repatriation insurance

  • 25 days of annual leave in addition to Ghana national holidays

  • Opportunity to join a key department of an award-winning, dynamic, and mission driven organization that welcomes strategic input from all members


How to apply 


  • This position will start asap

  • As applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, kindly send a resume ​and a separate and specific cover letter for this position ​to, using the reference “MG IE 22”​ as the subject of your email

  • Only complete applications with accurate reference will be considered and only the most qualified candidates will be short-listed for interview

  • MGIL is an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply.


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