Navigator Consulting is recruiting a technical expert for the establishment of a glass bottle production line in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The technical expert is expected to provide a preliminary assessment of the feasibility of the investment plan in light of the capital investment program. The assignment requires between 8 and 10 working days in Uzbekistan, followed by home-based reporting.
In addition to work in Tashkent, the expert is expected to visit the raw materials sources, which include quartz sand (30 km), dolomite (500 km) and calcined soda (1300 km).
The assignment will take place in September 2017, and the expert will be part of a larger due diligence team working in that country.
The objective is to provide an opinion on the overall capital investment program focusing on the following:
Confirm the appropriateness of the new equipment in the context of the Company’s development plan;
Assess the appropriateness and compatibility of the new equipment with regards to (i) existing and new production facilities and infrastructure of the Company (ii) planned replacement of PET packaging to glass packaging (both existing bottling equipment capacity and related expenditures for its adaptation) (iii) cost effectiveness/rationale of the new production line;
Identify likely and potential problems which may occur before, during and after the installation of the new equipment and recommend on the ways of avoiding or solving such problems if they occur;
Assess the appropriateness of the Proposed Supplier as compared to other market participants (from a quality/price point of view);
Assess the technical characteristics of the raw materials from the point of view of their appropriateness for the production equipment and expected quality / characterises of the final products;
Analyse logistics costs for raw materials delivery to production site and their effect on the project’s investment attractiveness;
Confirm the appropriateness of the payment, delivery and installation terms of the equipment supply contract and advise on the ways to minimise risks related with fulfilment of this contract;
Assess if there are any needs for additional investments in the production process/premises of the Company.
The expert should have the following profile:
Extensive experience in setting up and manage glass bottle production lines in Europe and/or other parts of the world. This experience should include both operational management as well as the investment and commissioning process.
Excellent knowledge of English language. Knowledge of Russian language would be an asset.
Capability to work independently while hosted in an enterprise.
Respect for client management, customs and traditions.
A confidentiality policy and contract will be in effect.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their CVs and daily rate expectations as soon as possible to the email address below. All travel expenditure will be paid by Navigator separately from fees. The assignment will start in mid-September 2017.