Pidelta: Production Manager

Company Pidelta
Reference # Pidelta: Production Manager (Greytown)
Published 09/04/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Pidelta forms part of a group of associated companies under the umbrella of the Plennegy Group, who are leaders in their respective fields in agricultural innovation, technology and production. The company has grown from one small farm in 1973 to its present 8,500+ hectares of mixed and diverse farming units.
Farms are located in Umvoti, Winterton, Kaalfontein and Komatipoort districts, of which 3,700Ha are arable and devoted to production of seed crops and sugar cane
Employing 300 permanent staff across the farms, with a further 1 000 people on a seasonal basis for specialised tasks such as detasseling and harvesting of maize and forestry products.

Pidelta is looking for a Production Manager situated in Greytown.

Job Functions Management,Quality Control,Warehousing
Industries Agriculture,Environmental / Horticulture / Agriculture,Production
Responsible for the effective and profitable management of plant processes.. Plans for and
mobilizes production resources (manpower, machinery, equipment and tools, facilities and
raw materials) needed to develop high quality product on-time to meet distribution, delivery
and stock transport schedules.

Planning is a very important part of the job. Critical planning – daily, weekly , monthly , yearly. Strict planning regarding processing and distribution requirements, labour requirements. Very specific and continuous deadlines. Heat, dust, and noisy working conditions.

Production Coordination
– Operational planning to accommodate scheduling and harvesting of all relevant crops in the product portfolio.
– Liaison with Farm managers and Seed Company regarding delivery shedules
– Effective planning of product receiving, processing and output.
– Assist with organisation of delivery schedules
– Communicate with relevant role players regarding through put and despatching of seed .
– Ensure that plant production output achieves production

Dryer Operations
– Ensure the dryers are operating optimally at all times.
– Monitor drying and ensure that all measures are in place to ensure quality final product
– Implement corrective actions when required.

– Make arrangements as and where required for the transport and distribution of of products by making use of internal
transport or external suppliers.
– Ensure that all products are stored under optimal conditions and as per SOP’s. This includes abut are not limited to Maize
Seed, Potatoes Seed and other seed/products in the portfolio.

– Plan and implement a preventative maintenance programme for equipment to ensure optimal operations
– Ensure that any breakdown is fixed immediately to minimise
down time

People Management
– Manage the people
– Ensure optimal productivity by planning and allocation of work tasks.
– Plan optimal resource numbers to optimise output and minimise cost.

Financial Management
– Assist in the compilation of the financial budget
– Manage budget and correct deviations

Minimum: N. Diploma (Agric)
Ideal: B.Tech (Agric)

Legal requirements:
Minimum: SANSOR accreditation

Job Closing Date 22/04/2021