Production Manager (Ref: MEPMHOD)

Position in the Manufacturing, Production and Trades sector in Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Thursday 6 February 2020
Job Description:

A company based in Durban requires a Production Manager: Head of Department. The successful incumbent will be responsible to develop a Shop Floor Schedule, maximising the utilisation of available resources that will ensure customer demands are met (on time deliveries) and to manage the execution of the schedule at least cost, and that all products conform to customer requirements

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Main job function

Manage the Department

Develop a highly skilled and high-performance team that consistently achieve and exceeds performance standards, targets and KPI’s

Satisfy and conform to customer demands (quality, quantity, on time) and requirements and maximize utilization of resources

Development and Implementation of process descriptions and work instructions (SOP’s)

Control of production processes and shop-floor management with the team to ensure compliance with specified production parameters (SOP assessment)

Approve and manage product technical specification

Ensuring strict compliance with local- and group quality, hygiene and occupational safety regulations

Ensure that the required people skills are developed and available

Ensure that housekeeping of the highest standards are achieved and maintained

Ensure that machines are cleaned as per agreed schedules, and that cleaning is to required standard

Ensure that machines and equipment are well maintained at all times

Ensure ISO 9002 system is current with reference to Flexibles and adherence to the ISO 9002 system

Ensure adherence to the BRCiOP (Hygiene) global standard

Ensure adherence to the ISO 14001 system

Evaluate the OPS Department’s performance, develop and implement action plans to ensure continuous improvement and a clear transition into a LEAN Manufacturing environment

Investigate customer quality complaints, determine root causes and implement corrective action timely that will eliminate re-occurrence



Production / Management Qualification

Management Qualification

Industrial Engineering Qualification

Profound knowledge and experience in the production and processing of printed and laminated materials of the flexible packaging industry

Health and Safety

At least ten (10) years production management experience in the flexible packaging industry

Project Management (Driven of CAPEX projects)

Structured Problem Solving/Analysis

Strong technical capacity in gravure/HD flexo print and converting machine systems plus related infrastructure

Good knowledge of Lean Manufacturing

Communication Proficiency


Financial Management

Technical skills

Project management skills

Organization and efficiency

Leadership and interpersonal skills

Structured problem-solving skills

IT and numerical skills (ERP systems, PDC systems and data evaluation)

Advanced knowledge in production data evaluation and reporting skills using MS Office (Excel, PPT, Word etc.)

Communication skills

Team working skills

Strong hands on mentality

Visual Management skills



A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.



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