Production Manager

Reference: CDS 6863

Consultant: Carina De Swardt


  • Oversee production planning on-site.
  • Provide input into the broader strategy from a production perspective.
  • Manage, plan and control the Production Department’s budget.
  • Ensure that the Production Department is sufficiently capacitated to deliver against the production plan.
  • Identify and implement work improvement practices to achieve maximum outputs.
  • Establish and ensure the most efficient use of resources i.e., cost, people, time, etc. to increase delivery on product output and quality.
  • Drive optimal product quality and volumes to maximize customer satisfaction.
  • Provide input into the establishment of systems and procedures to comply with best practices, legislative, and other regulatory guidelines.
  • Drive production targets while minimizing costs (i.e., ensuring minimum wastage of raw materials, packaging materials, minimizing downtime and reducing labour costs).
  • Ensure on-site compliance to Safety, Health, Risk, Environment and Quality Management.
  • Ensure prompt implementation of corrective measures where non-compliance is identified.


  • A Diploma/ Degree in Production Management or any other relevant qualification.
  • 7 years operational management experience within the FMCG manufacturing environment of which 5 years must be in a management position.
  • Experience in an Animal Feeds manufacturing environment will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of cost management (i.e., processing budget vs expenditure).
  • Knowledge of cost-saving (i.e., deliver against cost-saving and business improvement initiatives).
  • Target driven, knowledge of production processes, best practices and quality systems (e.g., OEE).
  • Knowledge of waste management processes.
  • Solid team management experience, including but not limited to workforce planning, performance management and ensuring discipline on-site.
  • Knowledge of SHEQ compliance within the Processing Department.

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