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.
JOB DESCRIPTION :
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.
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