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Large company based in the Vaal has a permanent position available for a Production Manager to join their highly dynamic team


  • Grade 12
  • Stable working career of 5 years in a Production Management role
  • Business administration,    management, engineering, industrial technology, Operations Management Diploma.
  • Knowledge and experience in production and manufacturing processes and techniques
  • Knowledge of raw materials – Added Advantage Meat manufacturing environment Pork industry
  • Knowledge of quality systems and standards – Added Advantage Meat manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards and compliance
  • Knowledge of process improvement techniques


Main Job Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cost control programs
  • Ensure efficient collaboration and co-ordination between relevant departments including procurement, distribution and management
  • Plan a production schedule for the job
  • Implement and control the production schedule
  • Review and adjust the schedule where needed
  • Determine the human resources required
  • Determine the material resources required
  • Manage human and material resources to meet production targets
  • Make decisions about equipment use, maintenance, modification and procurement
  • Work out and implement standard operating procedures for production operations
  • Ensure that standard operating procedures are adhered to
  • Ensure implementation and adherence to health and safety procedures
  • Set product quality standards
  • Monitor quality standards of products
  • Implement and enforce quality control and tracking programs to meet quality objectives
  • Analyse production and quality control to detect and correct problems
  • Determine and implement improvements to the production process
  • Prepare and maintain production reports
  • Monitor and review the performance of staff and organize necessary interventions for improvement
  • Estimate production costs
  • Set production budgets
  • Manage production budgets implement
  • Knowledge of business, finance and management principles
  • Knowledge of human resource principles and practices
  • Knowledge of machines and tools – added advantage if pork industry
  • Knowledge of engineering and technology principles and practices
  • Solid computer skills

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Planning and organizing
  • Co-ordination and control
  • Time management
  • Attention to detail
Tags: Production

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