Production Manager

Our Client a multinational manufacturing company in South Africa is looking for a Production Manager
Job Purpose:  
To optimise the Company’s production processes to achieve business unit objectives
Minimum Requirements:
    • Advance Computer Literacy  
    • Must be in possession of a recognised bachelor’s degree or diploma in Production Operations Management / Industrial Engineering Science or equivalent NQF Level 6 qualification
    • Minimum 5 years in an engineering role.
    • Must have 5 years Automotive/Manufacturing industry experience
    • Needs understanding of Lean manufacturing principles.
    • Must understand an income statement, balance sheet and Financial ratio.
    • Must understand Health & Safety, Quality management, inventory management (JIT) and maintenance
Key Performance Areas
    • Assist with developing the plant medium to long term Manufacturing Strategy and operational plans.
    • Assist with developing operational strategy
    • Align plant Manufacturing Strategy to the overall business strategy.
    • Provide strategic and change leadership to manufacturing function and teams.
    • Achieve / exceed the annual manufacturing operational plan in accordance to set
Production Planning:
    • Plan, schedule, and monitor production (Sales requirement, stock levels, maintenance requirements, change overs, etc.)
    • Schedule and arrange maintenance and repair for manufacturing operations.
    • Oversee production planning
    • Authorise Production Plans.
    • Analyse and interpret production statistics / data in order to identify opportunities for improvement.
Production Management:
    • Deliver operational results in accordance with factory Master Plan & Budget.
    • Ensure appropriate standards are established for plant utilisation and efficiency, and that performance is constantly monitored against these standards.
    • Meet all deadlines & implement continuous improvement saving.
    • Optimise the manufacturing processes.
    • Ensure the optimal and efficient use of resources.
    • Analyse and interpret Production statistics/ data to identify opportunities for improvement.
Customer Satisfaction:
    • Establish solid relationships with customers based on reliability, trust, and consistent delivery
People Management:
    • Ensure that training needs are defined, and that training is conducted in accordance with the plan.
    • Manage labour stability and complement in line with budget
    • Participate in the implementation and utilisation of equity related processes.
    • Compile and update performance contract and individual development plans and facilitate individual career path planning.
    • Conduct performance review and manage substandard performance
    • Coach and counsel people to ensure improved performance lever
    • Ensure disciplinary in maintained in department (absenteeism, lateness, overtime, misconduct, etc.)
    • Resolve grievance and disputes.
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