Durban - Well established furniture manufacturer seeks a Junior Production Manager to oversee the manufacturing process within a company and to ensure that production lines run without any problems and minimum downtime.
Working together with supervisors and top management, they must ensure a certain quality standard and adhere to other safety / industry-related regulations.
Duties : Manage and support SHEQ initiatives and objectives. Define, propose, and implement annual production. Cost management of product and assist with new product costings models.
Analyze budgets and continuously control production costs and identify / rectify waste measures. Manage all activities within the production process, including maintenance and the workforce.
Manage all teams within the production department (contracts / leave / pay). Create and implement organizational / production changes on an operative level.
Requirements Degree / Diploma in Production or Operations Management. 2-3 years’ experience post-qualification Excellent communication, numeracy, and computer literacy skills.
Good people management skills and management of staff. Identifying problems and implement preventative strategies to minimize risk.
Being able to develop good working relationships and trust with various teams. Strong problem-solving skills, analytic ability and be very detail-oriented.
Always keeping the end-user / customer in mind. Results and deadline-driven.