Production Manager - #336604

Stonebridge HR Solutions

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Boksburg, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time
Reference: Pta000036-VLR-1

We are looking for an experience Production Manager in the Centurion / Midrand area for a company within the Meat industry that will be responsible for management, supervision and control of production processes to meet and exceed production targets.

  • Certificate or Diploma in production management
  • Minimum of 5 years in a similar position in a meat industry with high volume, short shelf life chilled product.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills;
  • Planning and organisation skills to be able run and monitor the production process;
  • Ability to act decisively and solve staff or equipment-related problems;
  • Capacity to grasp concepts easily;
  • Attention to detail to ensure high levels of quality;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively with your team, and managers;
  • Ability to work under pressure and motivate others to meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work in a logical, systematic manner.
Responsibilities (but not limited to):
  • Hands on production role with excellent knowledge of all aspects of meat primals.
  • Day to day supervision of production process, ensuring all KPI’s are followed and the highest standards in food manufacturing and safety are observed.
  • Co-ordinate and operate the production line in terms of people, product, and equipment and maintain all associated paperwork.
  • Report all aspects of production to the Factory Manager on a daily basis.
  • Ensure that factory raw material inventory for the carcass chiller is maintained correctly.
  • Responsible for maintaining all yields and improving them where possible.
  • Key involvement in record keeping for production and completion of associated paperwork to ensure that both internal and external quality systems are adhered to.
  • Plan and maintain running costs within budget.
  • Plan, rosters and ensure the relevant people are scheduled to work on a daily basis, taking into account legislative requirements.
  • Maintain constant adherence to all company, customer and legal requirements regarding food safety and quality assurance.
  • Participate in meetings regarding product quality, processes and planning the deboning facility for the following week.
  • Ensure that the highest levels of Service, Quality and Workmanship are maintained at all times.
  • Drive adherence to all HACCP systems and ensure that good manufacturing practices are always applied.
  • Instill a culture of excellent adherence to Health & Safety by all employees through the maintenance of a safe working environment.
  • Ensure department is audit ready at all times.
  • Monitoring of productivity and performance of the department.
  • Monitor and review the performance of staff and organize necessary interventions for improvement.
  • Conducting of the annual appraisal and review process for the Junior Production Manager and Team Leader.
  • Identifying training needs and performing scheduled training on SOP’s.
  • Ensure that the agreed hourly rate per carcass is adhered to, and that the line is running effectively.
  • Scheduling of holidays and overtime.
  • Understand Company Quality Policy statement and implement its requirements
  • Ensure that all customer expectations in respect of quality are met and exceeded where possible
  • Monitor packaging waste in the department to ensure minimal waste.
Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us in 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. 

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