General Manager

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Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted Jan 16, 2021
Category Logistics & Transportation Jobs
Job Type Full-time


      • Previous experience having worked within a General Manager / Operations Management role within a Flexible Packaging plant is essential having a good understanding of the operational and technical aspects of the equipment is essential.
      • The successful candidate must have extensive Flexibles / Extrusion Operations Plant Management experience being able to assess and commission equipment on the plant.
      • The successful candidate must have Extrusion, Slitting, Printing and Bagging experience.
      • The successful candidate must be resilient, a team player, accept accountability for planning, execution, quality, safety, transparency etc.

      The successful candidate will be responsible for: 

      • Developing and managing continuous improvement plans to further reduce plant losses.
      • Maintaining OTIF targets through robust systems and management, as well as maintaining LTIFR targets.
      • Providing support to the ongoing implementation of World Class Manufacturing (WCM) and plant expansion on new technologies.
      • Driving quality BRC (British Retail Consortium) and related programmes.
      • Coordinating daily production plans with the Commercial Manager, as well as reviewing OEES daily and manage within standards.
      • Holding meetings to execute planned production, maintenance issues, problem solving and IR issues.
      • Controlling the execution of the production plan on the floor (equipment to product mix and efficient labour resource).
      • Monitoring material availability and adjusted mix accordingly to balance required levels.
      • Monitoring machine and shift performance trends both medium and long term and devising measures to improve.
      • Controlling costs by reviewing cost drivers regularly against budget, as well as monitoring and controlling overtime (variable cost).
      • Reviewing monthly expenditures and tracking against budget, as well as implementing cost saving initiatives.
      • Investigating variances and implementing solutions to minimise, as well as reviewing daily quality, safety and hygiene.
      • Investigating customer complaints and implementing preventative measures to reduce or eliminate recurring complaints.
      • Conducting compliance audits on the department in terms of specs and procedures.
      • Ensuring all employees receive statutory training and understand, as well as adhering to safety requirements.
      • Implementing corrective actions arising from safety incidents.
      • Ensuring machines and equipment are safe and in line with legal requirements. 
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