Plant Manager – Pinetown

A new career oppotunity for a Production/Plant Manager, reporting to the Operations Executive, has arisen in our KZN (PTN) Factory.



This Position is Accountable for:
  • Operational performance in their factories.
  • Identifying and delivering “quicker, lighter, faster” product solutions.
  • Appropriate and diligent care of our Production Assets – “Asset Care” – excluding Services Equipment, [being Plant and Equipment that supplies air, water and electricity], raw material feeding systems and factory-based air-conditioning systems.
  • Ensuring consistent performance of each business unit
  • Managing Production KPI’s within parameters (waste, overtime, people resources etc.)
  • Management of Production Teams (training, coaching and performance management)
  • Partnering effectively with the SHEQ team to ensure zero customer complaints and returns
  • Identifying and Managing trends and ensuring proper root cause to prevent repeat issues
  • Optimization of Up/Production time and efficiencies


Key Competencies
  • Minimum 4 years’ in Manufacturing and Production (Packaging or FMCG preferable) 
  • Minimum of an N4 Mechanical, Electrical or Instrumentation qualification
  • B-Tech Engineering degree or National Diploma ideal (Mechanical or Electrical only)
  • GCC advantageous
  • 3 years plus Production/Plant/Unit Management experience essential
  • Enjoys a combination of hands on fault finding and people and plant management


Personal Characteristics
  • A sense of urgency (does things quickly)
  • Able to work flexible hours when needed
  • Ability to handle complexity (multiple challenges simultaneously)
  • Hands on individual
  • Strong technical and problem-solving aptitude
  • A proven track record of managing Artisans and/or Engineers

Psychometric testing will be required for shortlisted candidates


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