Our client, a leading name in the manufacturing concern seeks a dynamic Plant Manager to join their team, based in Durban. The successful incumbent will report to the Operations Executive.


  • This position is accountable for:
    o Operational performance in their factories.
    o Identifying and delivering “quicker, lighter, faster” product solutions.
    o Appropriate and diligent care of our Production Assets – “Asset Care” – excluding Services Equipment, [being Plant and Equipment that supplies air, water and electricity], raw material feeding systems and factory-based air-conditioning systems.
    o Ensuring consistent performance of each business unit
    o Managing Production KPI’s within parameters (waste, overtime, people resources etc.)
    o Management of Production Teams (training, coaching and performance management)
    o Partnering effectively with the SHEQ team to ensure zero customer complaints and returns
    o Identifying and Managing trends and ensuring proper root cause to prevent repeat issues
    o Optimization of Up/Production time and efficiencies


  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in Management in Manufacturing and Production (Packaging or FMCG preferable)
  • B-Tech Engineering degree or National Diploma ideal (Mechanical or Electrical)
  • GCC advantageous
  • N6 minimum in a mechanical or electrical trade
  • 3 years plus Production/Plant Management experience essential
  • Intermediate excel and ability to work with numbers and people


  • A sense of urgency (does things quickly)
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to handle complexity (multiple challenges simultaneously)
  • Hands on individual
  • Strong technical and problem-solving aptitude
  • A proven track record of managing a team of Artisans and/or Engineers

Desired Skills:

  • plant manager
  • GCC
  • N6 Mechanical
  • N6 Electrical
  • Plant management
  • Production management

Desired Work Experience:

  • 5 to 10 years

Desired Qualification Level:

  • Degree

Employer & Job Benefits:

  • Medical Aid
  • Pension Fund

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