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  • Posted: Nov 9, 2020
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    Tiger Brands Limited, a Top 40 JSE Limited company whose footprint extends across the African continent and beyond, is one of the largest manufacturers and marketers of FMCG products in Southern Africa, and has been for several decades. Tiger Brands has been built over many decades through the acquisition and clustering of businesses. Our strategy for succe...
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    Production Manager



    • Responsible for managing all aspects of moderately complex manufacturing operations. Responsible to deliver results that meet quality, customer service, safety, innovation and cost criteria. Formulates or approves short- and long-term operating objectives in areas such as cost reduction, quality improvement, new product development and/or integration as undertaken at the plant level.


    • The main objective is to manage your area of responsibility in terms of extractions, quality, maintenance, people and information.
    • Manage in the successful implementation of the milling schedule.
    • Manage Wheat intake and grading.
    • Manage Bran Sales.
    • Total responsibility over the milling operation, from intake to transfer to production plant.
    • Good housekeeping (responsible for key one on your shift)
    • Report all breakdowns exceeding half an hour to maintenance co-ordinator.
    • Continuously check the safety aspects of all the machines and areas
    • Make decisions regarding breakdown maintenance on all the production lines.
    • Decide if product quality is acceptable and make immediate changes when and where bad quality occurs.
    • Report all abnormalities to ensure pro-active scheduling of jobs
    • Determining of breakdown root causes together with Shift Millers and maintenance technician.
    • Implement the production plan; discuss with Shift Millers and plan production, change overs and maintenance accordingly.
    • Adjust the milling schedule in consultation with the supply chain co-ordinator when targets could not be reached or the plan has to be altered due to whatever reason.
    • Ensure that work areas are kept clean and tidy and that all materials and equipment are stored according to world best practice.
    • Responsible for the general condition of the production line
    • Constantly check the product quality, rectify deviations relating to maintenance, raw material, preparation, recipes, ingredients and processes.
    • Constantly check the condition of machines, conveyors and other equipment and report defects.
    • Assist in investigations concerning safety, poor quality, and poor performance
    • Be actively involvement in the
    • Continuously improving work methods to make-work easier.
    • Minimise change over downtime and report prolonged changeovers.
    • Listening to grievances and relieving tension between people
    • Chairing disciplinary hearings and disciplining subordinates when necessary

    Key Professional Competencies

    • Core knowledge
    • Good planning and organisational skills
    • Analytical ability
    • Leadership ability
    • Detail orientation
    • Goal orientation

    Key foundational competencies

    • Academic- Std 10 or equivalent
    • Computer literacy (ICDL preferred)
    • Excellent knowledge of throughput calculations and line balancing
    • Good understanding of all relevant processes and equipment
    • Understanding of synchronised manufacturing
    • Personal Effectiveness – Effective communication, Interpersonal skills, Integrity, CreativitProblem solving, high numeracy skills.

    Method of Application

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