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Production Manager

  • Ad Placed : 25 Dec 2019 23:30:24 Affiliate ad
  • Remuneration : PER MONTH
  • Employment Type : Full Time
  • Employment Level : Senior Management
  • Industry :
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  • Region : Eastern Cape
  • Company : King Recruitment Solutions

Our client within the automotive manufacturing industry is seeking a Production Manager to join their team.

Open position : Production Manager
Location : Port Elizabeth
Salary : Market related
Type : Permanent position
Equity position : Yes

Job requirements :
- Diploma / Degree in Operations Management / Engineering, Quality or Commercial
- 8 years+ relevant experience in a manufacturing environment in a Senior role
- 5 years+ leadership experience
- 5 years+ project leadership experience

Duties include :

- Plan, organise, lead and control all production departments and support departments in order to achieve plant Delivery, Efficiency, Quality and Cost objectives, overall lead and driver for these KPIs
- Improve manpower utilization within existing departments and process through efficiency projects
- Sequencing stability that allows for maximum return on efficiencies and machine utilizations
- Achievement of main KPIs which are Daily ticket, Scrap and Coverage.

- Analyse and improvement of all working procedures related to production and quality improvements
- Management, Coordination and troubleshooting of activities related to Daily Output.
- Introduction of projects related to production and efficiency improvements, steering, leading, and participating where required (Kaizen, VSM, CBS, 5S, etc).

- When it comes to subordinates - Handle all recruitment, discipline, reward and recognition, succession planning, development, training and retention related initiatives with the support of HR and in line with Company policies and procedures.

- Issue procedures and work instructions
- Ensure implementation of measures, and maintain controls
- Raise awareness, ensure regular ESH training and provide information about ESH responsibilities and duties
- Ensure immediate notification and response, and initiate preventive measures in case of unsafe or polluting hazards.
- Demonstrate exemplary personal behaviour in ESH and motivate others
- Carry out regular inspection to ensure good Safety & Health system of work is in place
- Support company's Safety & Health Policy and comply with all its procedures.

- Understand relevant environmental aspects in area of control and its impact on environment
- Support management team in meeting corporate environmental policy and complying with all local Legal requirements, procedures and operating instructions.

- Planning of Budget: Monthly and Annual Forecasts, Financial and manning
- Controlling of expenditure & overtime daily
- Capital Expenditure
- Creation of Capital request
- Ensure correct manning level
- Direct driver with his / her team to ensure process cost are below budget level.

- Efficiency drives and debottlenecking
- Process owner of Projects, new equipment, replacement or improvements
- CBS and CBT implementation
- Industrialization of products and processes

Candidates meeting the above criteria are invited to apply for the position by emailing their CV to

No reply within 2 weeks indicates that you have been unsuccessful


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