Production Manager

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: Negotiable
Recruiter: Prostaff Holdings
Job Ref: PS006628/RB
Summary: A well-established international chemical manufacturing company is seeking the above to manage the operational activities of the manufacturing plant through subordinate supervisors, with overall responsibility for the performance and results of the assigned areas. Managing budget funds, processes and technical resources.



Job Description

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • A BSc or BEng Chemical Engineering qualification is essential.
  • Previous working experience in a production manager position is essential.
  • Previous experience in managing people – blue collar and white collar – is essential.
  • Must be strong in problem solving skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Must be well spoken and presentable.
  • Must maintain a high level of professionalism at all times.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring adherence to local and regulatory policies and procedures by applying and making use of up-to-date information.
  • Effectively and efficiently managing the available technical, budget, capital, and human resources.
  • Managing the manufacturing activities within the plant and surroundings to ensure products are manufactured safely, on-schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives.
  • Managing and adhering to budget and spending requirements for accountable cost centres capital.
  • Ensuring that manufacturing and plant operations comply with local legal procedures and standards.
  • Assisting in the development of departmental plans, including production and organizational priorities.
  • Adapting departmental plans and priorities or address resource and operational challenges.
  • Liaising and communicating with all relevant departments to ensure effective operation.
  • Monitoring production and maintenance processes to ensure the effective use of resources and equipment.
  • Ensuring that the plant and maintenance is staffed sufficiently with competent employees during operation and outages to optimize safety, quality, product volume and equipment efficiency.
  • Continuously improving on the production performance and cost optimization.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
  • Standing in for site manager when required.

Salary package is highly negotiable depending on experience.


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