EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Completed

POSITION: Production Director

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Industrial Manufacturing Company

JOB LOCATION: Coastal Region, South Africa

REPORTS TO: Director, Manufacturing Operations (based abroad)

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY: Oversees the entire manufacturing production operation and ensures the production of all products by developing methods and procedures to produce quality products in a cost-effective manner. The incumbent will implement manufacturing strategies and action plans to ensurethat the factory/plant supports the Group’s strategic initiatives.

GROUP BACKGROUND: The manufacturing plant employs in excess of 1 000 employees.

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • Must be a Graduate
  • Minimum of 10-15 years progressive experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 5 years supervisory/managerial experience of a plant/factory that employs at least 500 staff
  • Exposure to a variety of production, complex manufacturing processes and technical responsibilities

KEY JOB PERFORMANCE AREAS:

  • Effectively and efficiently lead the manufacturing organization
  • Ensuring the optimized use of all resources, human, equipment, and financial, at all levels,to achieve manufacturing objectives and satisfy the customer
  • Follow up on performance in all key areas, including, safety, quality, cost, environment,and productivity and ensure corrective action is taken to address gaps between performance and objectives in a timely manner
  • Coach key staff members, promote teamwork, provide training and development opportunities for the talent pool
  • Communicate and promote regional and corporate strategies as they apply to the manufacturing organization

 

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