South Africa

Operations Manager

Company Animal Feeds
Reference # Operations Manager/02072020/Animal Feeds/Paterson
Published 25/06/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Location Paterson, Eastern Cape, South Africa
AFGRI Animal Feeds, situated in Paterson in the Eastern Cape, is currently looking for an experienced Operations Manager to join their team and to take leadership of a small but growing manufacturing plant. The Operations Manager will manage and oversee all production and operational activities for this Mill. If you are a manufacturing professional looking for your next leadership role, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
Job Functions Operations
Industries Agriculture
Duties Include but not limited to the following:
•Manage day to day production activities within local facility;
•Manage staff and staffing levels to maintain on time deliveries while avoiding excess labour and inefficiencies;
•Work with purchasing to maintain and control appropriate inventory levels;
•Ensure profitability of products through proper manufacturing methods and lean manufacturing;
•Support and enforce the company quality system and practices and manage by means of a team approach while applying mission directed work team (MDWT) principles.
•Operate facility under company and legislative requirements relating to health and safety guidelines
•Control facilities general expenses
•Build effective relationships with internal and external customers
•To effectively and efficiently plan, direct, and coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
•Execute the manufacturing plan to support the sales forecast and to ensure customers’ expectations are met.
•Plan and direct resources in order to execute the strategy and execute the operational agenda for Paterson.
•Manage and monitor product standards, examining samples of raw products or directing testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
•Customer complaints, non-conformances and deviations – apply problem solving techniques to identify the root cause with corrective action steps to prevent a reoccurrence.
•Ensure that labour is optimally utilized in all departments, with the aim of minimum overtime, reduction in labour used.
•Manage succession planning including BEE.
•Apply performance appraisals with the focus on results and individual development.
•Ensure all departmental budgets are maintained and controlled within the scope of running the departments effectively.
•Knowledge about safety and risk compliance must be provided when and as needed.
•Ensure that all near misses and incidents are reported, recorded, investigated and corrected. Sustained steps/system adjustments must be implemented to prevent a reoccurrence
•B Diploma /Degree in Finance, Agriculture, Engineering
•A minimum of 5 years’ experience as manager in an Animal Feed manufacturing/ Milling / FMCG environment
•Strategic thinking required
•Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
•Planning and organizing
•Stress tolerance
•Communication skills
Job Closing Date 02/07/2020
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