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Production Manager Via Global Profilers

Date Posted: 16/Jun/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

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Global Profilers is a Recruitment & HR Services firm specialized in recruitment in Africa; we are currently looking for a Production Manager for our client who is a Multinational FMCG Organization



Job Purpose
The individual will coordinate and manage units and operations within the shift to achieve efficient manufacturing and deliver customer driven operational performance targets, within the defined budget.
Department Strategic Objectives
 To meet plan achievement of products for the financial year
 To achieve and sustain world-class quality products
 To achieve and sustain world-class factory standards
 To improve constantly factory systems, processes and people
Key Accountabilities
 Integrates production operation or processes horizontally, or related processes over multiple shifts.
 Establishes short-term activities directed toward production continuity and balance: shift schedules, ensuring requisition of materials, machine loading, and equipment maintenance.
 Selects, organizes, trains, and motivates production labour force to ensure consistent attainment of production schedules at optimum productivity and cost levels.
 Responsible for ensuring that the required safety, quality and environmental standards are implemented, maintained and improved in Business Unit.
 Audit against agreed site standards and instigate corrective actions to deliver identified improvements.
 Ensure that material usages and yields are as per specified standards.
 Ensure that all production methods are followed and are meeting the standard
 Ensure that Operations Management Processes (OMP) is executed effectively in Business Unit.
 Develop Plant Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) through Technical Managers
 Ensure compliance to all Business Unit SOP’s and SOC’s (Standard Operating Conditions).
Performance to Plan
Key Activities:
 Lead the team to ensure the achievement of weekly, monthly and annual production targets through the effective deployment of resources, forward planning and continuous improvement
 Create & execute plans to deliver Master Schedule expectations on a shift by shift basis
 Monitors area and shift performance through Short Interval Control and adherence to agreed standards
 Drives the escalation process to ensure a minimised effect of performance variances
 Facilitates and coordinates opportunities for planned maintenance tasks.
 Monitors Material Usage Analysis
 Designs and Implements yield improvement plans.
 Ensures that the production and product adhere to the specified Quality Standards.
 Deputize and cover for other Leaders.
Continuous Improvement
Key Activities:
 Understand, and drive the adoption of Lean Manufacturing techniques across the Business Unit including:
-Information Centre Coaching
-Root Cause Analysis
-Asset Care
 Ensure effective problem solving through agreed Lean Manufacturing techniques and generate Containments and Countermeasures
Communication and Employee Relation
Key Activities:
 Focal point of communication on Shift for respective stream: ensure effective communication of company information to all employees in Business Unit team
 Ensure effective communication between shifts and all functional areas of the day based organization to drive consistency and best practice across shifts
 Effectively communicate the performance of the plant in a timely manner against the key targets identified on the Shift Leaders Information Centre
 Manage Employee Relations associated with production and craft unionized personnel within Business Unit to ensure a harmonious working environment across shift
 First point contact for on shift employees representatives, manage local issues and coordinate escalation and communication for any issues with possible wider consequence
 Work as part of the Local Incident Management Team in the event of a crisis or major accident within the Plant (Refer to Local Incident Management manual at the Plant)
Managing and Developing People
Key Activities:
 Responsible for managing the performance (including discipline, grievance and attendance) of the business team
 Manage training and development of people in unit to ensure required skills are available
 Document all training plans & outcomes using company best practice processes
 Engage & coach reports to ensure technical understanding in areas of responsibility and utilization of Lean Manufacturing techniques
 Mentor Global Shift Manager where appropriate


Qualification and Experience:


 B.Sc. / M.Eng. Chemical Engineering
 Membership of professional Body
 Sound Software Knowledge and expertise
Key Skills/Competencies
 Minimum of 5 years work experience in a similar position
 Ability to withstand stress and pressure
 Good eye for infrastructural, design and engineering details

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