Operations Manager (BTech / Manufacturing / Paper mill) – Pretoria, South Africa

Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Date Posted: 01-02-2018
Reference Number: GBB

Job Description: 

We have an opportunity for an Operations Manager position. The Operations Manager will be based in Pretoria west and will be responsible for the safe, efficient operation of the Converting Factory based in Pretoria West, Gauteng. The Operations Manager will lead a multi-disciplinary team to achieve operational objectives for safety, productivity, quality, costs, human resource capability development and cultural change whilst continually pursuing opportunities to improve operational practices and processes.

  • Managing the Converting Operations in order to meet business and customer requirements in an effective and efficient manner;
  • Creating a culture of Continuous Improvement & implementing a program whereby identified KPI’s are met and opportunities to improve are identified, prioritized, resourced and executed;
  • Ensuring that Maintenance Best practices are implemented and strictly adhered too, in conjunction with the site based engineering team;
  • Compiling and motivating plant specific Budgets, both Operational and Capital Expenditure;
  • Compiling and timely submission of reports and relevant documentation in line with business requirements;
  • Controlling all costs, related to the operation, to within budget and reporting variances with reasons and defined corrective action, where possible;
  • Creating and Driving a culture where Safety, Health, Environment and Risk standards are adhered to and ensuring that all activities within the department comply with statutory and group risk control policies and procedures;
  • Creating and driving a culture where manufacturing a product conforming to agreed quality specification is “top of mind” & desired whilst ensuring that an effective Quality Control program is implemented and adhered to;
  • Managing and Supporting Quality Assurance processes in order to ensure adherence to Quality standards and conformance to customer requirements;
  • Lead, coach and develop team members to improve performance and personal capability;
  • Ensuring that effective people development and performance management programs are implemented throughout the department, taking future organizational requirements into account;
  • Creating an environment that encourages and rewards High Performance, team work and creativity.

  • Bsc / BTech Degree in Engineering/ National Diploma in engineering/  BTech Degree in Pulp and Paper;
  • Have a developed knowledge and understanding of business principles. A formal business qualification will be a definite advantage; 
  • Have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the Manufacturing Industry, of which 3-4 years a similar management position or higher;
  • Proven track record in leading and managing a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team.
  • Industrial Relations experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Well-developed verbal, written and oral presentation skills.
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Greg Beeby
Recruitment Consultant
The CA Global Group
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