Packaging Manager
Optential Consulting (Pty) Ltd
5h ago
source : Job Placements


Location : Atlantis Western Cape

Reporting to : Operations Executive

Overall Responsibility : Manages and oversee the packaging staff on designated shifts to achieve operational objectives in a high speed FMCG environment.


Primary Responsibilities :

KPA 1 : Planning and Organisation

  • Observes, analyse and determine all standards for packaging lines and ensure compliance to all schedule for processes and develop and maintain all packing orders effectively.
  • Monitor and recommend improvements in processes to increase efficiency of packaging department
  • Maintain and ensure compliance to packaging schedule and assign specific tasks to all employees and monitor all packing equipment and supplies
  • Manage all work according to packing schedule and maintain an inventory of materials and completion of all projects with required timeframe.
  • Ensure optimum use of packaging resources
  • Liaise with technical and maintenance departments to ensure optimal performance of the packaging function
  • KPA 2 : Stakeholder Management and Engagement

  • Work effectively with other 3rd party suppliers
  • Work cross-functionally with team to ensure adherence and achievement of key deliverables.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with all external vendors and contractors and improve efficiency process through incorporation of new technology.
  • Lead and manage the various teams to produce results in line with expectations
  • KPA 3 : Compliance and Controls

  • Monitor product standards and implement quality programs
  • Maintain control over inspections to ensure the packaging meets quality and food safety requirements continuously.
  • Implement and adhere to company policies and procedures
  • Complying with current audit standards
  • Ensure that health and safety guidelines are followed
  • KPA 4 : Efficiency Optimisation

  • Develop and motivate the cost-effective alternatives and improvements to the packaging process to ensure maximum capacity and efficiency of the plant
  • Maximize the efficiency of lines and ensuring the effective employment utilization
  • Apply Problem solving skills and assist packaging development
  • Coordinate with quality and warehouse departments to monitor everyday activities of units and ensure efficient working of both manufacturing and packaging department and ensure continuous improvement in same
  • KPA 5 : Leadership and Team Management

  • Lead and manage the supervisors / teams ensuring optimal performance
  • Recruit, develop, lead and motivate a high performing team with support from HR lead.
  • Diversity Management
  • Apply best practice Performance Management standards
  • Ongoing Workforce Optimization
  • Talent and succession planning
  • Cross-functional alignment and be a team player
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Requirements of the Role :

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain / Engineering / Operations Management or equivalent qualification
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in packaging.
  • Experience in managing supervisors
  • Extensive experience and Knowledge of production / manufacturing operations within FMCG. Advantage if experience within Confectionary / Dairy
  • Demonstrated change management and project management experience
  • Proven track record in a medium to large size organization
  • Required Competencies / Skills :

  • Good business sense and a professional manner
  • Good knowledge of manufacturing
  • Deadline driven, and results orientated.
  • Solid analytical ability as well as process and interpret data
  • Computer literate (MS Office -focus on Excel / ERP System). Preference given to an Excel superuser
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Develop good working relationships and trust with various teams
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills
  • Able to handle work pressure.
  • Closing Date for Applications are the 14th of June

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