Operations Manager

McCormick - South Africa, all the provinces

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Operations Manager
Position: Operations Manager
Based: Midrant, South Africa

This position provides team leadership, direction and oversight to the multiple operations and Supply chain of the Plant through the high-performance work systems and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) methodologies, systems and tools to build a high-performance culture of continuous improvement and enhance organizational capability. Partner with Site and Regional Leaders to develop and execute strategic plans to deliver short- and long-term plans for our People, Performance and Growth objectives.

  • In partnership with team and through strong team leadership, develop and deploy objectives, goals, strategies and measures to meet or exceed established performance goals in the areas of safety, quality, reliability, cost, service, staffing and engagement across the end to end supply chain,
  • To build and support Linkage into strategic agenda: capital, loss analysis, people development, workforce planning, change management, inclusive of Employee Relations strategy,
  • To drive the organization to a culture of total employee ownership by effectively managing systems to drive empowerment and engagement for all Employees and promoting active participation in learning and continuous improvement activities,
  • To build capability of workforce separately Employee development and coaching in behaviors and competency development, as well as management of daily, weekly, and monthly review processes. Involvement of JTE promotions,
  • To leverage TPM methodologies, systems and tools to establish and maintain comprehensive continuous improvement processes that maximize Employee capabilities and contributions to drive improvements in the areas of productivity, reliability, costs, quality and safety,
  • To develop, collaborate and engage strong cross functional relationships (R&D, Commercial, etc). to eliminate loss and enable growth, to include new and existing products are manufactured on time and in specifications to meet customer demand and with key venders as they relate to the operations function to include fit for use materials and products,
  • To own the operating budget and input into capital budget for end to end supply chain area(s),
  • To ensure effective workforce planning through organizational design, talent acquisition, performance and talent management processes,
  • Translating information into priorities and actions.
  • Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business, Management or related field,
  • Significant experience working and leading in production / operations roles in a manufacturing plant environment,
  • Experience leading multiple teams and/or departments to include direct and indirect reports,
  • Experience in achieving project goals and objectives by applying the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about successful project completion,
  • Management and prioritization of Leading Indicators for Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Compliance and Management,
  • Experience working in TPM environments preferred,
  • Knowledge of an ERP (SAP preferred), manufacturing methods and related equipment,
  • Experience in the food and/or pharmaceutical manufacturing industry preferred,
  • FDA / GMP knowledge preferred,
  • Ability to be an influencer of change initiatives,
  • Knowledge of Innovation Strategies, Product Lifecycle Management, Packaging, and Go-To- Market Strategies,
  • Ability to understand implications of commercial strategies and to make operational changes to support organizational performance,
  • Ability to translate the Organizational Vision and Mission into Manufacturing Strategies,
  • Ability to develop action plans, obtain or assign resources, and align day-to-day processes to achieve strategic goals,
  • Ability to drive innovation based on data and loss analysis,
  • Understanding of key financial topics, including: Budgeting, Cost Centre Ownership, CAAP, IRR, Yield, Waste, Scrap, Line Level Loss Analysis and understanding/execution of the key levers to positively impact these financial metrics,
  • Ability to use appropriate root cause analysis decision tools for decision making,
  • Ability to manage team in accordance with the appropriate employment laws or compliance regulations and ability to apply appropriate workplace safety legislation and regulatory requirements to team processes and management.


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University attendance
Required experience
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