Production Manager - Inks, Printing And Packaging Industry

Prostaff Holdings

durban, durban (durban cbd)

Prostaff Holdings

Production Manager - Inks, Printing And Packaging Industry

Prostaff Holdings

  • R Undisclosed
  • Permanent Senior position
  • Durban (Durban CBD), KwaZulu-Natal
  • Posted 19 May 2022 by Prostaff Holdings
  • Expires in 12 days
  • Job 2466916 - Ref PS009617

About the position

A global printing ink manufacturer requires the above to manage, oversee, direct and drive production efficiencies quality and quantity specifications ensuring that production KPI’s are met.
Minimum requirements for the role:

  • A BTech or MTech degree in engineering or related qualification is preferred having worked within a chemical or mechanical engineering environment.

  • Previous experience having worked as a Production Manager or in a related role is essential for this role ideally working within the ink or related industries.

  • Must have good analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience working on lean and Six Sigma is preferred.

  • Robust supply chain experience would be an added advantage.

  • Must be conversant with sales and operational planning processes.

  • Previous experience handling an unionised work force is an added advantage


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Managing, overseeing, directing and driving production efficiencies quality and quantity specifications ensuring that production KPI’s are met.

  • Planning and ensuring that overall supply chain strategies are obtained.

  • Directing and managing plant operations for production.

  • Managing and overseeing all plant activities with other functional heads to ensure manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Implementing cost effective systems to control operating expenditures, manpower, overtime and ensure healthy industrial relations at shop floor.

  • Improving profitability by yield improvement, energy conservation, process time cycle reduction.

  • Driving 5S and continuous improvement projects.

  • Establishing and monitoring overall plant performance for production as per quality standards.

  • Maintaining existing plant facilities and equipment, replacing or making adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary.

  • Ensuring on time delivery of product at optimal cost and pre-defined quality.

  • Maintaining safe practices, implementing QMS, EMS and OHSAS at the factory.

  • Ensuring the standard operating procedures are available at all processes and are followed by maintaining safe practices at plant.

  • Ensuring the quality objectives of all departments are available and are adhered to and provide resources to fulfil if required.

  • Managing working capital and inventory effectively.

  • Complying with internal and external audit requirements.


Salary package, including benefits, is highly negotiable depending on experience gained.

Desired Skills:

  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Production
  • Production Manager

Prostaff Holdings

About the agency

WHO WE ARE: Established in 1992, the Prostaff Holdings Group is entrusted by many successful companies and skilled candidates to provide complete recruitment solutions and highly effective human resource services specialising within the areas of Scientific, Food and Personal Care, Medical / Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Mining, Civil and Building, FMCG, Financial and Management. Our specialised consultants are passionate about fulfilling dreams and aspirations and growing and developing individuals successfully within the industry. Our recruiting knowledge spans 20 years and we pride ourselves in successful long term relationships built with both clients and applicants alike. WHAT WE OFFER: We partner with our client and candidates:• Spending time to understand their businesses and their aspirations• Identifying the culture of each company and the ideal working situation for each candidate• Bringing them together to provide their greatest asset - people• We assist client companies not only with their staffing requirements, but also with strategic planning and market research• Our continuous networking with clients and candidates ensures our database is constantly up to date with the best available talent• We meet all our candidates face to face assisting and advising them with regards to building a career and succeeding• We offer our applicants guidance, meeting their requirements and matching them with the ideal employer HOW WE ACHIEVE THIS:We ensure an efficient, ethical and professional service to our clients and candidates, with an assurance of confidentiality, having assisted in progressing many successful careers which we pride ourselves on.

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Expires in 12 days

About the position

A global printing ink manufacturer requires the above to manage, oversee, direct and drive production efficiencies quality and quantity specifications ensuring that production KPI’s are met.
Minimum requirements for the role:

  • A BTech or MTech degree in engineering or related qualification is preferred having worked within a chemical or mechanical engineering environment.

  • Previous experience having worked as a Production Manager or in a related role is essential for this role ideally working within the ink or related industries.

  • Must have good analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience working on lean and Six Sigma is preferred.

  • Robust supply chain experience would be an added advantage.

  • Must be conversant with sales and operational planning processes.

  • Previous experience handling an unionised work force is an added advantage


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Managing, overseeing, directing and driving production efficiencies quality and quantity specifications ensuring that production KPI’s are met.

  • Planning and ensuring that overall supply chain strategies are obtained.

  • Directing and managing plant operations for production.

  • Managing and overseeing all plant activities with other functional heads to ensure manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Implementing cost effective systems to control operating expenditures, manpower, overtime and ensure healthy industrial relations at shop floor.

  • Improving profitability by yield improvement, energy conservation, process time cycle reduction.

  • Driving 5S and continuous improvement projects.

  • Establishing and monitoring overall plant performance for production as per quality standards.

  • Maintaining existing plant facilities and equipment, replacing or making adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary.

  • Ensuring on time delivery of product at optimal cost and pre-defined quality.

  • Maintaining safe practices, implementing QMS, EMS and OHSAS at the factory.

  • Ensuring the standard operating procedures are available at all processes and are followed by maintaining safe practices at plant.

  • Ensuring the quality objectives of all departments are available and are adhered to and provide resources to fulfil if required.

  • Managing working capital and inventory effectively.

  • Complying with internal and external audit requirements.


Salary package, including benefits, is highly negotiable depending on experience gained.

Desired Skills:

  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Production
  • Production Manager





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