Production Manager (Automotive - Parts)

ERP systems Health and Safety Compliance Industrial Engineering Management Microsoft Office Planning Production Project Management Quality Control Supervising Automotive DescriptionOur client in the Trailer industry is seeking a Production Manager (Parts) to join their organization based in Pretoria.Requirements:Matric or Trade Certificate (essential).Tertiary qualification: National Diploma or B.Tech - Production or Industrial Engineering (preferred).Other Qualifications: Project Management (beneficial).Integrated systems knowledge.ERP systems knowledge.Knowledge of manufacturing processes/engineering.More than 5 years experience in similar role.Experience in high volume vehicle production process in a JIT (Just-in- time) environment (essential).Applicable experience as a Production/Operational Manager in a medium/large Company (essential).Experience in manufacturing and/or engineering industries (beneficial).5 - 10 years experience in a supervisory position (+/- staff) preferably in an engineering/trailermanufacturing environment.Extensive knowledge of production planning functions.Excellent planning, implementation, management, control, communication, and leadership skills.Decisiveness, organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple functions to meet required deadlines.Well-rounded understanding of the custom manufacturing space with previous hands-on leadership experience in a manufacturing role.Understand manufacturing equipment needs and capacities.Ability to work with daily/monthly deadlines and time constraints.Able to change priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.Strong mechanical, mathematical and analytical aptitude.Quality focused and principled.Ability to read, write, and interpret documents such as job orders, drawings, safety rules, standard operating procedures, maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals.Duties and Responsibilities:Planning:Prepare a complete production plan weekly in advance, present and discuss with Management.Organize, monitor, and control staff, shift allocations and overtime. Manage overtime requests.Optimize capacity planning and processes.Manage staff requirements and direct the production team.Maintain flexibility by managing the different projects and ensure their timeous delivery.Act proactively by identifying, solving and/or reporting unforeseen challenges.Drive process optimization and cost saving initiatives.Liaise with Top Management to maintain a 2-week planning period on all projects.Monitor status of trailers both on order and in reserve.Production:Oversee the production process ensuring that the production is accurate, on time and cost effective.Maintain production targets by ensuring that the required products are delivered daily.Improve the operational systems, processes, and policies in support of organization's mission.Support better management reporting, information flow and management, business process and organizational planning.Effectively manage all product production processes from initial assembly preparation to final fitment.Upgrade and maintain the High-Speed Schedules on a daily base.Monitor, control and ensure completion of all daily tasks within the department.Establish, enhance, and maintain effective communication with 2ICs, Quality Control/Assurance, Logistics, and other functional areas.Render advice and guidance to the logistics function to ensure effective and efficient supply of materials.Ensure proper signing off of trailers before final signing by Quality Control.Manage the department store and all materials involved.Re-engineer logistical process including provision and control of materials.Log challenges on the Engineering Department reporting system and follow up.Administration and Safety:Manage and report on safety, production, quality, budgets, manpower and industrial relations.Create and ensure safe working conditions at all times.Maintain discipline and adherence to company policiesCo-ordinate of different projects flexibly, efficiently, and effectively.Manage, monitor, and control the sign-off schedule.Attend to and sign off all clock cards and process to payroll weekly.Ensure general neatness and organization of the department.Manage and address discipline and general work performance of employees within the department.Manage and monitor tools within the department in liaison with the OHS Manager.Responsible and accountable for all OHS matters within the department.Manage performance, training, and development of staff.If you are not contacted within two weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful.
Pretoria, GT, ZA