A well-established Animal Feed Production plant based in the Vaal has an exciting role available for an experienced manager, with a background in Production and Operations Management.
The position will report direct to the Company GM and will be a critical position in terms of the overall success of the day to day operations.
Duties & Responsibilities
The Factory Manager will report to the General Manager, and be involved operationally in all day to day management and production, including :
Management and manage controllable cost
Report daily production, stock and raw material levels
Manage employees overtime, shifts and casual labour.
Management of product quality in production
Manage machinery and make sure all machines are looked after.
Procurement and inventory management
Occupational health and safety
Appropriate systems in place to monitor and manage factory expenses (maintenance items, consumables, overtime, etc).
Initiatives in place to encourage cost saving and development of a cost saving culture.
Record production hourly / daily / monthly and also to review your performance during the different shifts.
Plan for and ensure that maintenance and machine service requirements are performed on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
Clean and neat housekeeping is important.
Monitor and control expenditure ensuring adherence to budgetary targets.
Manage 3rd Party maintenance service providers in terms of safety, cost, quality and service.
Other ad hoc responsibilities
An assertive individual who manages and leads by example.
Self-motivated, proactive individual who shows good initiative.
A true team player with good communication and people skills.
Methodical and accurate in compiling, recording and relaying of information.
Ability to motivate and help others to reach their full potential.
Be strong in Maintenance Management Strategies
Built a strong team to support reach company and individual goals
Minimum Experience and Educational Requirements
Minimum Grade 12 with some after school education and mechanical courses(Degree will be beneficial)
Relevant qualification in grain will be advantageous
Minimum 5 year working experience in managing production and employees
Computer literate (Excel, Word, dropbox, Outlook)
Strong admin skills with attention to detail
Logistics / Transport knowledge will be beneficial
Mechanical knowledge will be beneficial
Full Fat soya / extrusion experience will be helpful