Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director you shall have the full responsibility to maximise production potential and operational efficiency through the development and implementation of cost effective production processes and coordination and optimal integration of production across the production areas.
Formulating a Strategic Operations and Maintenance Plan.
Ensure availability of raw materials, including packaging and spares through cost effective management of inventories and close liason with suppliers and contractors regionally and internationally.
Liaise with suppliers of equipment, goods and services to ensure excellent service at market-related rates.
Lead the implementation and monitoring of quality standards within the function to ensure compliance with health and safety policies and procedures, legislation, as well as ISO standards
Responsible for short and long term planning to determine maintenance cycles and replacement as well as capital expenditure for sustaining any future productivity improvements.
Manage all capital projects for replacement and expansion based on sound project management principles.
Prepare annual operating and capital expenditure budget and monitor and track costs and spends.
Ensure that appropriate risk assessments and working systems are in place.
Prepare Operations performance reports for the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director
Facilitate technical skills/capacity development through training, coaching and counseling to ensure the right competencies to deliver.
Manage performance of Operations team through the Performance Management System and development of people.
Experience, Knowledge & Qualifications
The ideal candidate should have at least ten years post qualification Experience in Food manufacturing industry. This is an Executive Management position, and a Bachelors Degree in Process or Mechanical Engineering or Degree in Industrial Micro-Biology, Quality Control or related area in the food manufacturing sector is a required minimum qualification.
The candidate must also possess strong communication skills and be an experienced manager of people; tough & demanding in respect of performance standards.
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