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Plant Manager

Other ~ Production
Eastern Cape

Our client, a large manufacturing company based in East London, is looking for a PLANT MANAGER to provide operational direction, and to manage the plant, its financial resources and people in a safe and cost-effective way that satisfies both operational and business objectives.
Education and experience required:  
  • Must be in possession of a recognised Bachelors Degree in Commerce or Science or equivalent NQF Level 7 qualification.
  • Advance Computer literacy
  • 5 years senior management experience in the automotive industry
  • Understanding of an income statement, balance sheet and financial ratios
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing Principles to ensure good management of the process engineering department
  • Good technical aptitude to ensure management of the maintenance department
Associated Tasks:
  • Develop plant medium- to long- term Manufacturing Strategy and operational plans  
  •  Provide strategic and change leadership to the manufacturing function and teams
  • Achieve / exceed the annual manufacturing operational plan in accordance to set targets
Production Management:
  • Establish best practices for plant utilisation and efficiencies
  • Manage plant projects
  • Analyse and interpret production statistics / data in order to identify opportunities for improvements
Customer Relations:
  • Manage relationships with internal and external customers
Quality Management System:
  • Maintain IATF 16949 accreditation
  • Improve employee’s awareness within the department of quality targets and objectives
  • Achieve PPM targets
  • Conduct continuous risk assessment in the workplace
  • Identify potential hazards and critical safety issues in the workplace
  • Maintain ISO1 4001/ISO 4500 accreditation
People Management:
  • Ensure an enabling climate/culture
  • Manage individual, team and departmental performance to achieve organisational objectives
  • Compile and update Performance Contracts and Individual Development Plans and facilitate individual career path planning
  • Coach and counsel people to ensure improved performance levels