Job Details
Employer: RS Recruitment

RS Recruitment Services is assisting a well-established, proudly South African MANUFACTURING company in WESTMEAD, to recruit a PRODUCTION MANAGER.

Applicants should have the following characteristics:

High energy levels

Logical thought process thinker

Sound Technical ability/knowledge

Strong leadership and interpersonal skills

Strong problem-solving skills

Responsibilities but not limited to:

Planning & organizing production schedules

Oversee/Manage workforce in department

Achieve objectives

Assessing production & resource requirements in line with forecast demand

Establishing & enforcing quality control standards

Overseeing all production functions

Re-negotiating time-scales or schedules as necessary

Sourcing, negotiating and liaising with suppliers to ensure best price, quality and lead times

Organising relevant training of staff to ensure competence and certification.

Daily, weekly and monthly feedback reporting as required by the Operations Manager

Mentoring junior staff in line with predesigned succession plan

Provide motivation, support and guidance to all employees

Establish workflow policies that enhance speed and efficiency without compromising product safety or integrity

Manage and evaluate machine, plant & equipment resources to ensure productivity and minimal downtime

Managing raw, WIP & finished goods stock in line with calculated levels

Review, design and implement upgrades to existing processes on a continual basis

Lead the 5s housekeeping program through constant and structured actions

Prepare production department reports with up to date statistics

Strive to reduce expenses and increase productivity across all product lines

Communicate any problems or obstacles to the Operations Manager

Create schedules for employees to ensure optimum staffing levels

Please, only apply if you meet all the criteria for this position.

  • Send your CV in MS Word format.
  • Please also include a head and shoulders photo of yourself.
  • Complete the application form which may be sent to you. 

If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful

Candidate Requirements


Applicants should be/have:

Degree/Diploma in Production Management

Minimum 5 years + experience as a Production Manager

Trade tested artisan (Toolmaker, Fitter & Turner, Millwright) would be advantageous

Working knowledge and understanding of OSHACT and ISO9001 regulation

Budget Management

Able to generate capital expense justifications, including financial returns/payback

Computer literate with Microsoft Office – word and excel. 

Required Skills
management : 5 to 6 years
ms office : 3 to 4 years
This position reports to: Director Apply before Friday, August 17, 2018 - 29 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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