Production / Operations Manager - neg

Tuesday, 23 June, 2020
Annemie     0218722648

Our client in Paarl requires a Production / Operations Manager who can manage their pilot plant that is located in Paarl, Western Cape.  
The successful candidate will report directly to the CEO and work closely with staff and the CEO to maximise efficiency, profitability and market positioning whilst delivering a product of high quality, according to food safety standards.



  • Diploma/Certificate or degree in Operations Manager or Financial Management/Business management
  • Diploma/Certificate or degree in Food science of Food safety management systems (HACCP/FSSC 22000 etc.)



  • Managerial role of at least 2 years in manufacturing environment preferably FMCG
  • Business administration and manager experience of at least 2 years.
  • Financial management experience of at least 2 years.
  • Production and procurement experience of at least 2 years in FMCG.
  • Sales and marketing experience advantageous.
  • Experience in FSSC 22000
  • Knowledge of HACCP system essential.
  • Knowledge in I-comply or other food safety management system advantageous.


Main duties and responsibilities of position:

  • Supplier management and procurement  (includes suppliers of services and goods)
  • Management and scheduling of production which includes maintenance management
  • Management and recruitment of staff (Both factory staff and office staff)
  • Working closely with financial manager in order to manage budget and financial planning to optimize profitability
  • Working closely and managing social media and marketing to maximize brand exposure and market presence
  • Ensuring that the FSSC 22000 system is maintained and that the certification is maintained through auditing
  • Management of customers/retailers relations
  • Management of distribution and logistics  (maximize efficiency and costs)


How many people will report to this person: 4 people



  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to manage staff in a professional manner
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Trust worthy


Salary: R25 000 - R40 000 based on experience and qualifications.


Please note that this position will be best suited for someone who is currently unemployed or who’s current position might be in jeopardy and who will be available immediately or within 2 weeks or so.
Please email your CV through to with your salary expectation, reason for being the market, and a photo