Careers Production Manager

Production Manager

Dept: Production

Location: Westlake

22 February 2018

Role Purpose:

The Production Manager leads the production teams to ensure plant metrics are achieved in a safe, timely, quality, cost efficient and productive manner. Manages production schedules; is accountable for the achievement of area specific performance objectives, product quality, variable costs, productivity, throughput and safety. Will be a key driver in development and implementation of process and facility improvement initiatives.


Role Responsibilities:

• Responsible for overall management of the production operations.

• Develop and manage monthly/annual metrics to support operation productivity, quality, delivery and safety. Motivate team members to achieve goals.

• Responsible for continuous improvement, management of best practices/benchmarking, documenting standard work, and ensuring highest possible levels of productivity.

• Drive the implementation of safety programs to ensure safety is promoted across all operations on the site

• Managing department costs against annual budget

• Ensure teams are appropriately staffed.

• Review current and future production capacity requirements.

• Review and provide input to production plans.

• Provide leadership in a customer focused and team environment.

• Communicate effectively with internal departments to support production demand, growth initiatives and customer service.

• Manage metrics and drive root cause analysis to achieve improvement objectives.

• Perform job evaluations for personnel. Role Capabilities:

• Management and leadership experience in a FMCG manufacturing environment.

• Experience in implementing world class manufacturing practices

• Excellent communication skills; verbal, written, and interpersonal.

• Proven leadership, management and problem-solving skills.

• Demonstrated ability to make decisions and provide direction.

• Strong drive for results is essential, with self-directed leadership, requiring minimal supervision & being proactive.

• Must possess high ethical standards and ability to abide by CHS’s values and philosophies.


Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required

• Minimum of 3 years of production management experience in a FMCG manufacturing environment is required.

• Minimum of eight years of people management experience is required.


HR Contact:Therona Pillay


Telephone:021 701 5140