The Beverage Company: Manufacturing Manager

Company The Beverage Company
Reference # OPS3
Published 11/08/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Isando, Gauteng, South Africa
Role Purpose

Take charge as the technical and production on the manufacturing site responsible for production outputs, asset care, building maintenance, production breakdowns, efficiency and waste targets as well as safety

Job Functions Operations
Industries Fmcg (Fast Moving Consumer Goods Sector),Food & Beverages
Key roles and responsibilities

Manage Safety, Health, Environment & Risk at Plant’
•Adherence to Group Policies and Procedures
•Targets set for Plant are met
•Legal compliance/legislation adhered too – OHSA compliance
•Maintain safety and house – keeping standards in all areas of the plant

Manage Plant, Process and systems at Plant
•Manage all plant process to within Group standards set
•Factory, pack line efficiencies & availability managed above targets set
•Daily, weekly, Monthly production plan met through close communication with central planning
•Support Central planning with long term planning
•Support NPD initiatives and cost reduction projects
•Continuous improvement process managed to enhance efficiencies
•Optimise process capability

•Ensure that all production targets relating to machine efficiencies, utilization and scrap percentages are attained
•Material balance process, system, daily control and monthly report
•Production and Capacity Planning on a weekly, monthly and annual basis
•Monthly reporting

Maintenance and Engineering projects
•Ensure preventative and scheduled maintenance are adhered to
•Ensure availability of services to the plant (compressed air, chilled water, substations)
•Manage any engineering related projects
•Reduce energy usage
•Control maintenance and spares costs & systems

•Ensure quality policies, processes and specifications are clearly adhered too
•Maintain customer relations through delivering superior quality products and services
•Customer interaction – 24-hour response to quality complaints

Manage Human resources and Plant morale
•Roles, responsibilities & Job descriptions fully understood
•Training process supported to enhance skills
•Performance management and goal setting process driven
•One on one and Goal setting process supported at all levels
•Ensure a healthy climate is maintained with all staff and team dynamics facilitated
•Organisational health survey gaps closed
•Ensure adequate pipeline trained for people continuity
•Apply HR Group policies and practice
•Effective communication in workplace

•Provide accurate information for all Capex Projects
•Identify and investigate innovation and development of capex projects
•Ensure capex budget is adhered too
•Manage and reduce Opex
•Prepare budget for Opex and Capex

Safety Management
•Site GMR 2.1 Appointee
•All statutory requirements adhered too
•Roll Out Safety Plan
•Safe work procedures for all positions and tasks

Drive Manufacturing strategy into the plant
•Group Manufacturing strategy understood and rolled out to all plant
•Manufacturing roll out plan adhered too
•Apply the standard Group HR structure in all areas

Behavioral Competencies
•Effective inter-personal communication skills
•Team leadership skills.
•Have a concern for meeting and exceeding standards (achievement)
•Planning skills involving budgets, costing, projects and production planning in the short and medium term
•Ability to make decisions quickly
•Attention to detail
•Bias for action/comfortable with initiating action and ensuring good team dynamics
•Able to lead meetings and make presentations
•Analytical and systematic thinking ability, to enable and facilitate effective problem solving
•Ability to manage people as well as ability to drive performance
•High level of resilience and ability to operate in a high – pressure environment

Primary challenges presented by this job and the kinds of decision that the position is expected to make.
•Maintaining Safety, Quality and Environmental standards
•Manage Human Resources: Train, coach and develop subordinates
•Facilitate multidisciplinary team effectiveness
•Be responsible for department administration activities
•Manage Process and systems: Ensure conformance to specifications and standards
•Optimise process capability
•Manage budgets
•Conduct injury investigations and audits
•Support, participating and managing problem solving activities
•Continuous improvement mindset

Qualifications and Experience

•BSc or BEng, Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial degree
•Experience from FMCG or packaging industry
•Experience: at least 10 years’ experience in a managerial role covering both production and technical.
•Understanding of Safety and Human resource management (Desirable)
•Good appreciation for site project management (Desirable)
Government Certificate of competency (GCC) (Desirable)
•Good appreciation for factory planning, quality management and good maintenance practices
•Proven track record of implementing and managing WCM principals

Job Closing Date 17/08/2021