The National Production Manager is responsible for safely and efficiently managing and overseeing production in all factories as well as providing direction and leadership to all factory managers.
The National Production Manager is capable of directing those operations in compliance with all relevant regulatory and company standards.
Responsible for national production / operations to maximize efficiency and material yield within a set framework of quality standards at optimal manpower and material costs and meet the production volume targets at all times.
Provide direction and clear objectives to optimize production performance of plants including (but not limited to) production output, operational efficiency, product and process quality, equipment health management and production cost.
Ensure implementation of relevant continuous improvement initiatives to drive production excellence and exploit growth opportunities within plant operations.
Ensure the implementation of the quality assurance programs of the company, which includes EHS, to be 100% compliant with all relevant regulatory and company standards.
Establishes performance objectives, provides fair and constructive feedback and assesses associate performance, training needs, and areas for improvement for the possibility of future growth within the organization.
Ensures training and development needs are addressed. Drive the implementation of talent and capability development programs for the production team across the Group Plants.
Engineering Master Degree
Minimum of 10 years experience in performing production
Proven experience as Production Manager
Deep knowledge of production management
Understanding of quality standards and health & safety regulations
Knowledge of performance evaluation and budgeting concepts
Experience in reporting on key production metrics
At least 8 years experience in the FMCG industry
Outstanding communication ability
Excellent organizational and leaderships skills
Attention to detail
Strong decision-making skills and a results-driven approach
Previous experience in emerging markets / Africa is a plus
Attractive expatriate package