Production Manager Pretoria
Platinum Placements
Pretoria, South Africa
6d ago
source : Executive Placements
  • Must be in possession of a Grade 12 School Leaving Certificate.
  • Advance Computer Literacy
  • Must be in possession of a recognised bachelors degree or diploma in Production Operations Management / Industrial Engineering Science or equivalent NQF Level 6 qualification.
  • Minimum 5 years in an Engineering role.
  • Must have 5 years Automotive Manufacturing industry experience.
  • Needs understanding of Lean manufacturing principles.
  • Must understand Health & Safety, Quality management, inventory management (JIT) and maintenance.
  • Process : Strategy :

    Strategy :

  • Assist with developing the plant medium to long term Manufacturing Strategy and operational plans.
  • Assist with developing operational strategy
  • Align plant Manufacturing Strategy to the overall business strategy.
  • Provide strategic and change leadership to manufacturing function and teams.
  • Achieve / exceed the annual manufacturing operational plan in accordance to set
  • Production Planning :

  • Plan, schedule, and monitor production (Sales requirement, stock levels, maintenance requirements, change overs, etc.)
  • Schedule and arrange maintenance and repair for manufacturing operations.
  • Oversee production planning
  • Authorise Production Plans.
  • Analyse and interpret production statistics / date in order to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Production Management :

  • Deliver operational results in accordance with factory Master Plan & Budget.
  • Ensure appropriate standards are established for plant utilisation and efficiency, and that performance is constantly monitored against these standards.
  • Meet all deadlines & implement continuous improvement saving.
  • Optimise the manufacturing processes.
  • Ensure the optimal and efficient use of resources.
  • Analyse and interpret Production statistics / data to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Manage plant improvement projects.
  • Investigate and resolve manufacturing related problems and sub-standard performance.
  • Establish best practices for plant utilisation and efficiencies
  • Ensure the optimal and efficient use of resources
  • Manage plant projects
  • Oversee the activities of all contractors in the plant
  • Raw Material :

  • Monitor the level of production material to ensure enough material to support production.
  • Oversee the monthly stock take and ensure that records are correctly entered.
  • Maintenance :

  • Implement Planned Maintenance in line with the Planned Maintenance schedule.
  • Continuous Improvement :

  • Keep up to date with latest trends and developments in manufacturing technologies.
  • Benchmark manufacturing processes and technology against best practices
  • Continually measure, monitor, and provide improvement plans for improving business system efficiency and cost reduction program.
  • Recommend establishment of technical alliances where consider beneficial and ensure any such alliances are fully exploited to the benefit of the business.
  • Reporting :

  • Compile Production Reports.
  • Monitor the achievement of daily production target.
  • Customer Satisfaction :

  • Establish solid relationships with customers based on reliability, trust, and consistent delivery.
  • People Mangement :

  • Manage people in a way that encourages teamwork and optimal performance from all.
  • Ensure that training needs are defined, and that training is conducted in accordance to the plan.
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