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Plant Manager

Plant Manager

Equity
Johannesburg East – Gauteng

Reporting to the Operations Executive you will be required to oversee all operational functions of the Packing Plant to ensure proper operational controls. To manage the safe and cost-effective execution of all the production processes, including but not limited to receiving and safe storage of raw and packaging materials, to achieve business objectives.
 
Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Degree or Diploma (Chemical/Industrial Engineering/ Food Sciences)
  • Advantageous qualifications: Operations Management/Project Management Qualification
  • 5 – 10 years of relevant experience in a related role within the food processing and manufacturing environment
  • Management of a team – minimum of three years at various levels
  • Understand basic electrical and mechanical engineering principles and systems
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of production, principles, methodologies and processes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of heating and cooling procedures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of HACCP principles
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Quality Control in the Production environment
  • Change management – Implementation, and management of changes impacting both internal and external parties
  • Project management – Implementation, and management of projects involving both internal and external parties
  • MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), MS Projects and SAP essential
 
Key Result Areas:
  • Provide input into the manufacturing strategy
  • Manage the production & processing facilities and processes
  • Manage raw and packaging materials and products in the packing plant
  • Ensure that the production plan meets customers’ requirements
  • Monitor Capacity Utilisation, make recommendations and implement improvements
  • Monitor inefficiencies, make recommendations and implement improvements
  • Monitor Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE), make recommendations and implement improvements
  • Conduct Internal Audits:
    • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
    • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Monitor and keep up to date with changes in legislation and ensure compliance
  • Plan resources required and daily priorities of the unit per the production plan
  • Achieve production targets as per the Production Plan
  • Optimise the plant and achieve prescribed operational efficiencies and identify and eliminate unaccounted losses
  • Manage a project team for a technical project to deliver project objectives
  • Implement Lean 6 Sigma projects and initiatives
  • Drive process optimisation and continuous improvements