Refrigeration Production Manager
AJ Personnel
Johannesburg, South Africa
4d ago
source : Executive Placements

Job summary :

  • Responsible for decisions relating to departmental delivery targets, overseeing the production processes, and coordinating all production activities and operations
  • Planning and drawing up production schedules, managing workforce, and resources
  • Duties include, but are not limited to :

  • Operational responsibilities
  • Determine, monitor, and track operations around efficiency, effectiveness, and quality in respect of :

    Workforce utilization :

  • Communicate goals and key performance indicators to direct reports
  • Provide guidance to direct reports
  • Ensure clarity around priorities and goals for the entire functional area
  • Ensure that direct reports understand their roles and responsibilities
  • Ensure that daily, weekly, and monthly tasks are allocated and delegated
  • Communicate changes from senior leaders
  • Communicate mission, vision, and values
  • Employee management :

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Monitor employee absences, and address and resolve patterns and abuse
  • Counseling, disciplinary action, grievances, and conflict resolution
  • Employee training :

  • Identify knowledge gaps and arrange training
  • Guide the talent identification and development processes for a group or function
  • Provide ongoing training, coaching, and mentoring
  • Orientation and training of new employees
  • Plan the career development of individual members of staff
  • Resources management :

  • Ensure all equipment and machines are maintained and serviced to specification
  • Plan and order material in accordance with production requirements
  • Ensure adequate stock levels
  • Operating margins :

  • Monitor and review manufacturing operations and processes to ensure quality standards are maintained
  • Ensure all production processes are cost-effective and efficient
  • Development and improvement of processes and procedures :

  • Ensure that processes and procedures are developed and effectively implemented to help the department meet its operational and strategic goals Identify gaps in processes and implement improvement measures
  • Ensure acceptable quality standards for all processes and procedures from all team members
  • Production management and reporting
  • Feedback reports are required on an ad hoc, weekly, and monthly basis :

    Project schedules :

  • Work across functions with peers in other departments to ensure collaboration for shared goals
  • Engage and coordinate with other managers across the company
  • Interact with senior management for reporting
  • Report back to senior management on productivity and other performance indicators
  • Order fulfillment :

  • On-time completion
  • Milestones
  • Estimate to completion
  • Identify and investigate :
  • Drop-in performance
  • Unusual patterns of activity
  • Sluggish delivery
  • Barriers, obstructions, and delays
  • Delivery in full on-time rate :

  • Adjustments to schedule
  • Planned vs Actual
  • Resource capacity
  • Rework rate :

  • Number of errors
  • Change requests
  • Non-conformance and incident management :

  • Identify root cause
  • Implement corrective and preventive measures
  • Monitor and measure compliance with standards
  • Health and Safety
  • Promote and maintain awareness and compliance with health and safety in accordance with Company policy
  • Ensure the Company’s health and safety policies are adhered to at all times
  • Ensure a clean, safe, and healthy working environment is maintained
  • Think, Plan and Do the right thing, all the time, every time
  • Quality Control
  • Ensure that :

  • ISO requirements are met and maintained
  • Company and clients’ quality standards are complied with
  • Finished goods are checked and found to be correct, complete, and compliant prior to
  • handover to the following department
  • Rectification and / or repair of non-conforming products as a priority, and that relevant
  • departments are informed of delays and revised schedules
  • Non-conformance paperwork is raised, actioned, and processed
  • Minimum requirements :

  • Matric or relevant tertiary qualification
  • Previous experience in a supervisory or management role is essential
  • Previous exposure to a production environment would be an advantage
  • Refrigeration experience would be an advantage.
  • Strong technical / operational background
  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Competencies :

  • Decision-making ability
  • Ownership and accountability
  • Result-orientated
  • Organizational skills
  • Leadership ability
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and multitask
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to speak and understand English and Afrikaans
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