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Careers Production Manager

Production Manager

Dept: Production

Location: Westlake, Tokai

02 July 2020

Cape Herb and Spice has grown from entrepreneurial roots into a global player, employing over 500 people and operating over 3 sites in Cape Town. Centered around innovation and quality, Cape Herb and Spice gives any candidate a great opportunity to gain extensive experience and build an exciting career.

Role Purpose:
The Production Manager leads the production teams to ensure plant metrics are achieved in a safe, cost efficient and productive manner. Manages production schedules; is accountable for the achievement of area specific performance objectives, product quality, variable costs, productivity 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