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Production / Plant Manager Vacancy

Reference: 4172 MLR
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Sourcing
Location: Cape Town
Duration: Permanent
Employment Equity: No

Consultant: Michelle le Roux

Job Description:

  • Daily walk-throughs of all production areas.
  • Intense shop floor presence in all areas.
  • "Hands-On" understanding of product flow.
  • In coordination with the Manufacturing Manager, identification and resolution of any production "bottle-necks".
  • Facilitate daily production meetings with all related department managers and supervisors.
  • Maintain and continually improve the plant manufacturing systems.
  • Direct the operation of all manufacturing departments, providing support to the supervisory team as needed.
  • Assist in the implementation of new manufacturing processes, product technology, and systems technology to achieve the location's manufacturing objectives.
  • Assist in establishing, communicating and implementing operational standards for throughput, cost control, waste reduction, quality, and on-time delivery.
  • Assist Manufacturing Manager with staffing, training and development of subordinates consistent with department and corporate operating objectives.
  • Heavily involved with Manufacturing and Planning modules of the EXACT system.
  • Assist in the development of corporate competency testing tools.
  • Assist supervisors in the handling of all employee and personnel issues.
  • Responsible for the overall Health and Safety of the manufacturing/production areas


  • BTech Degree in Industrial Engineering and &*Business Management
  • Desire to lead and develop the manufacturing management team at the facilities
  • Excellent communication
  • Computer literate, including familiarity with a nationally known ERP system
  • Exact Software knowledge
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 and 13485
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing methodology
  • Strong decision making skills as a result-driven approach
  • 5-10 years’ experience in progressively responsible manufacturing management roles
  • Ability to travel to customer locations as required
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of OHS Act

How to Apply:

  • Forward your comprehensive CV to Exceed Human Resource Consultants on
  • If you are already registered – please forward your CV with the relevant reference number to the consultant you are at present registered with in order to avoid duplicity on our system.
  • We reserve the exclusive right to conduct interviews with candidates of choice.
  • Applicants, who have received no feedback within 30 days of the closing date, must please accept their application as unsuccessful


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London, UK

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Cape Town

Tel: +27 (0) 21 915 6666


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