MANUFACTURING MANAGER

MANUFACTURING MANAGER

MANUFACTURING MANAGER (R85 000 CTC per/month)
                               EAST LONDON
 
Functional Definition: Senior level position responsible for the manufacturing and/or assembly of components  and injection moulded components being made into finished goods based in East London. Includes people management, managing budgets and cost reporting.
 
Job Description
    • Lead the manufacturing function within budget and output targets to meet customer requirements and standards.  
    • Full accountability for ensuring safety, customer quality, cost and delivery requirements are met.  
    • Responsible for developing an enthusiastic, motivated, and flexible team by building working relationships ensuring that Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to.  
    • Manage the team on best practice and establish standard policies and procedures whilst also mentoring and leading teams.
    • Implement and manage continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principals by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in training, working practices and processes.
    • Strategy and Development  
    • Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice manufacturing vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance.
    • Ensure Customer specific requirements are adhered to and documented as required.  
    • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organization General and Task Management  
    • Effectively and efficiently manage the production of the required daily/weekly/monthly targets in line with customer specifications, meeting quality and delivery expectations, minimizing costs where possible and ensure the required best working practices are maintained at all times  
    • Responsible for plant production, financial performance, meeting customer requirements and maintaining the orderly and productive operation of planned activities  
    • Ensure the target productivity level is achieved on a daily basis  
    • Update the production plan on a daily basis  
    • Communicate and liaise with other departmental managers regarding throughput of stock to ensure production targets are met   
    • Produce written reports and make presentations  
    • Undertake continuous training and development
    • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems  
    • Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required  
    • Conduct risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department  
    • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors
    • Manage, coach and develop a high performing manufacturing team that meets agreed objectives and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements  
    • Set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports  
    • Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required through use of dashboards and measurement tools.
    • Manage and lead the team, ensuring adequate  attendance, disciplinary issues and daily supervision to maximize efficient productivity  
    • Communicate KPIs from the strategic annual plan so that each employee is aware  
    • Ensure KPIs are met by working to the overall plan, including management of, and reporting  
    • Manage contractors on site to ensure they meet legal and company requirements Financial and Budget Control  
    • Input and hold responsibility for manufacturing budgets  
    • Prepare the annual Manufacturing budget and forecasts and all Capital Expenditure proposals as well as ensuring compliance with legal standards. Manage the budget from identification to completion of projects  
    • Responsible for achieving budget and forecast Relationship Management  
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance  
    • Liaise and communicate with other departments, customers, suppliers and other service providers
    • Solutions without compromising quality or service while optimizing cost  
    • Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact  
    • Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on Manufacturing activities Self-Management  
    • Support, comply and ensure complicity with Health & Safety regulations, the Company Handbook, Quality and Environmental standards, and all other Company policies and procedures  
Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere  
 
Minimum requirments:
 
Tertiary qualification , i.e. Operations Management/National Diploma
    • MBA or management training equivalent
    • Minimum five-years’ experience as a seasoned Manufacturing Manager in the Automotive Industry
    • Experienced in production manufacturing processes and process improvements
Knowledge of OSH Act/Labour Laws /ISO Quality Systems
 
CV’s to helen@proappoint.co.za