2023-11-14 - 2024-03-31
Eastern Cape, Aliwal North/ Burgersdorp Area
Aliwal North Area – Eastern Cape: Our client is looking for a  Production Plant Manager to join the team.
Only candidates with the relevant experience will be considered.
  • Bachelor's degree Industrial or Mechanical Engineer or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years' experience
  • Process management skills
  • Strong analytical and technical skills.
  • Deadline and target driven
  • Experience leading, motivating and developing teams
  • Knowledge of plant operations and production scheduling
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing principles preferred.
  • HACCP knowledge will be advantageous
  • Excellent English /Afrikaans communication; verbal, written and presentation skills. An African Language would be a plus
  • Effective computer skills in MS Office Suite.
  • Preparing and managing department budgets.
  • Technical problem solving.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Report writing
  • Responsible for all aspects of the Processing Plant, Business Unit and Factory
  • Initiate and lead continuous improvement activities within the Business Unit
  • Develop and lead strategies and implementation plan to meet and exceed operational KPIs and goals
  • Develop detail project plans, document and train associates on procedures, identify and implement process improvements using lean methodology
  • Work closely with all departments, to ensure proper synchronization of production.
  • Prepare department operating budgets, monitor and control expenditures.
  • Proactively take corrective action to maintain optimum profitability and continuously reduce operational costs.
  • Responsible for continuous improvement of product quality and yield outputs
  • Regular reporting and presentation of departmental performance and status.
  • Support the quality assurance department in consumer complaint investigations and implementation of corrective action.
  • Develop and maintain a broad understanding of the company rules, procedures, practices and operational processes and parameters associated with the Processing Business Unit
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks.
  • Adheres to Quality work practices and maintains sanitary conditions and ensures that product quality is maintained.
  • Reports to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance at all times
  • Manages and coordinates team supervisors towards the activities of production and operating workers, such as machine operators, forklift driver, sorters, packers, etc.
  • Read and analyse production schedules and sales reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments.
  • Plans and establishes work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  • Inspect materials, products or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions
  • Demonstrate equipment operation and work and safety procedures to new employees or assign employees to experienced workers for training.
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer Service skills
  • Willing to work both day and night shift as needed 
  • Ensures regulatory compliance at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted
To apply CLICK THIS LINK and upload your CV
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