Plant Manager

Our Client a multinational manufacturing company in South Africa is looking for a Plant Manager.
Purpose of the job:
To lead and manage the Business Unit in order to achieve company objectives
Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Science or equivalent NQF Level 6 qualification
    • 5 years senior management experience in the Automotive industry
Additional Requirements:
    • Understanding of an income statement, balance sheet and financial ratios
    • Understanding of Lean manufacturing principals to ensure good management of the Engineering department
    • Good technical aptitude
Key Performance Areas:
    • Develop plant medium to long term Manufacturing Strategy and operational plans
    • Provide Strategic and Change Leadership to the Manufacturing Function and Teams
Production Management:
    • Establish Best Practices for plant utilisation and efficiencies
    • Analyse and interpret Production statistics/data in order to identify opportunities for improvements
Project Management:
    • Project Management of run in, run out of business projects
    • Ensuring plant readiness for implementation of new business project
Continuous Improvement:
    • Keep up to date with latest trends and developments in manufacturing technologies
    • Benchmark plant processes against Best Practices
    • Analyse Production Reports
Customer Relations:
    • Manage relationships with internal/external customers
    • Identify opportunities for improvements and make recommendations
Financial Management:
    • Provide input into the budget process
    • Monitor performance against budget (expense controls, variances, etc.)
    • Initiate requests for CAPEX/Disposal/Transfers
    • Participate in the Audit process
    • Conduct continuous Risk Assessments in the workplace
    • Conduct Planned Task Observations in the workplace
    • Address workplace hazards and risks
    • Maintain ISO1 4001/ISO 4500 accreditation
Quality Management System:
    • Maintain IATF 16949 accreditation
    • Improve employees’ awareness within the department of Quality Targets and Objectives
Policies and Procedures:
    • Develop and update Manufacturing Policies, Procedures, Protocols, Work Instructions, Codes of Practice, etc.
People Management:
    • Ensure an enabling climate/culture
    • Manage individual, team and departmental performance to achieve organisational objectives
    • Determine the training needs of the Department
    • Conduct Performance Reviews
    • Coach and counsel people to ensure improved performance levels
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