Plant Manager (FMCG) – Durban

  • Permanent
  • Ref #384370RB
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, Africa
  • Engineering - Factory, Manufacturing/Production, Production
Employer Description

Our client is a leading FMCG manufacturer.

Job Description

Reporting to the Regional Operations Manager, You will be responsible for:

  • Providing Leadership and strategic alignment to ensure realization of business objectives and goals.
  • Measuring, monitoring and reporting on key performance indicators
  • Interface with customers at a strategic commercial level as well as at product development.
  • Improve productivity through people management, improved quality, equipment capacity and maintenance.
  • Maintaining a safe and healthy work environment by leading the plant and applying group standards.
  • Developing and achieving production planning systems and procedures to achieve Operations Excellence targets
  • Driving Continuous Improvement Initiatives
  • Benchmarking Nationally and Internationally against best practices and implementing appropriate strategies
  • Drive business growth plans
  • Monitoring the Supply Chain activities to manage costs and efficiencies
  • Financial control to achieve target results


  • A BSc / BTech Engineering (Mechanical / Electrical /Chemical / Industrial)


  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in FMCG manufacturing,  and at least 5 years at leadership level
  • Proven experience of preventative maintenance processes
  • Asset Care experience
  • Efficient in Microsoft Office especially Excel and capable of managing through production systems (JDE knowledge would be useful)
  • Understanding of costing and financing principles (Income Statement/Balance Sheet)
  • Analytical abilities with a proven track record in coaching, problem solving & decision making skills

Salary / Package

R900K - R1M CTC per annum