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Head of Production

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Head of Production Salary: Competitive and based on experience Location: East Rand, Johannesburg, South Africa Keywords: Production, Manufacturing, FMCG, Engineering, Leadership An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and experienced Head of Production to join a leading company. This role is based in the East Rand, Johannesburg at the global manufacturing site. The successful candidate will be responsible for strategically contributing to the overall continuous improvement of plant availability and productivity, implementing and maintaining a best-in-class manufacturing operation. This is a hands-on role that requires spending the majority of time in the factory, managing diverse teams in a fast-paced, technical production environment. * Strategically contribute to the overall continuous improvement of plant availability and productivity * Implement and maintain a best-in-class manufacturing operation * Manage diverse teams in a fast-paced, technical production environment

What you'll do:

As the Head of Production, you will play a pivotal role in driving the success of our operations. You will be tasked with implementing and maintaining a top-tier manufacturing operation, identifying areas for improvement, optimising efficiencies, and fostering an environment of continuous learning and development. Your leadership skills will be crucial in managing diverse teams, ensuring effective communication, and promoting cross-training across different lines. Your commitment to excellence will see you contributing to various improvement projects, all while maintaining an unwavering focus on uplifting the skill sets of our staff.

  • Implement and maintain where necessary a best-in-class manufacturing and production operation
  • Identify performance improvement opportunities and optimize line efficiencies with your teams
  • Develop measurement and monitoring across departments to drive improved performance and motivate staff
  • Contribute to improvements and expansion projects when required and collaborate with the required departments to roll out improvement project/s
  • Collaborate with departmental managers to ensure that staff are dynamically resourced and cross trained across lines
  • Ensure departmental managers are training staff on the work instructions of their job and working with the People Manager to provide continuous training to uplift the skill sets of staff
  • Conduct regular team meetings and ensure effective communication

What you bring:

The ideal Head of Production brings a wealth of experience from the FMCG sector, specifically within packaging/production management roles. With at least 10 years' experience under your belt, you possess exceptional organisational skills coupled with strong leadership capabilities. Your Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from a reputable university equips you with the technical knowledge required for this role. Your keen eye for detail and action-oriented collaborative style will be key to your success in this dynamic team environment. Experience in FMCG, filling, and the plastics industry will be highly advantageous.

  • Bachelor of Engineering degree (Mechanical) from a leading university
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a packaging/production management role in a FMCG environment
  • Exceptional organisational & leadership skills
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Action-orientated collaborative style
  • Experience in FMCG, filling and the plastics industry is highly advantageous

What sets this company apart:

Our client is a multinational organisation with a presence in over 168 countries. They have a rich history dating back to 1954 and have since grown from a local company to a global powerhouse. Their brand is synonymous with quality and innovation, and they are renowned for their research and development of products. This is an opportunity to join a company that values continuous improvement, collaboration, and the upliftment of its staff.

What's next:

Ready to take the next step in your career? Apply now!

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Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Mining, Engineering & Operations

Focus: Manufacturing

Industry: Manufacturing and Production

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Location: Boksburg

Job Reference: GJ2CJU-C509E7D3

Date posted: 06 June 2024

Consultant: Sebrina Grobler

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