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Manufacturing Director

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa - Comoros and Mayotte, Not Applicable

Full-Time | Manufacturing

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Manufacturing Director in Comoros and Mayotte at Coca-Cole Beverages Africa. Coca-Cola Beverages Africa is the largest African Coca-Cola bottler, accounting for 40% of all Coca-Cola volumes on the continent. CCBA is a market leader in the NARTD (non-alcoholic ready to drink market) in Africa. CCBA has an extensive footprint in Africa, employing over 16 000 employees. This is a senior level position.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Key Outputs and Accountabilities To draw up and communicate a business plan annually so that direction and objectives of the department are optimally planned, executed and monitored in line with CCBA’s strategic objectives, namely: • Business to be developed annually in line with strategic imperatives and benchmark guidelines • Business plan to consist of production plans, quality plans, raw material utilisation plans, people development plans, unit structure, suggested projects, timelines and technology/equipment • Monthly business plan reviews with realistic timelines • Business plan and subsequent progress communication to team at regular intervals • Business plan supports world class principles Execute Strategy • Interpret BP strategies to build business cases for improvement opportunities • Develop and document strategy execution plans, and communicates to secure commitment to these • Manage effective implementation of the execution plan • Take action to prevent deviation from plan. Manage Performance to Target • Status of progress in Production (including all Key Performance Indicators) is communicated clearly • Take appropriate corrective action to ensure that deviations to target performance are timeously identified and addressed • Use the operational excellence agenda and Key Performance Indicator trends to maximize packaging performance. • Correct sub-target performance in production • Manage by ‘walking about’ to keep physical aspects of production operations clearly ‘in the mind’ and witness issues/problems ‘first-hand’; • Manage to ensure that the ‘current status numbers’ of performance are clearly known at all times by all key individual managers and team leaders. Manage Productivity • Minimise waste o Raw material and manufacturing and process sundry usage optimised. o Opportunities for improvement identified and improvement plans prioritised and implemented o Activity based costing principles embraced via effective departmental structure. • Control fixed and variable cost o Departmental goals and action plans developed and aligned to a reduction of Total Cost of Manufacturing. o Departmental expenditure and usages regularly monitored. o Continuous improvement on departmental targets managed. • Lead the world class manufacturing drive o Translate and implement Packaging, Manufacturing and Business strategies o Continuous improvement with respect to management processes and philosophies demonstrated. Manage Human Resources • Education, training and development needs of employees analysed according to best practices. • Career development processes are directed and managed. • Recruitment, selection and induction procedurally and fairly applied. • Conditions of employment are consistently and fairly applied. • IR initiatives, policies, procedures and agreements are communicated for application, and applied. Manage Plant, Process and Systems • Ensure process and equipment integrity o Cost effective management processes established. o Formal Failure Analysis techniques entrenched. o Overall maintenance management system implemented and sustained using TPM/RCM principles. o Process capability studies carried out in order that optimal operation of systems is ensured. o Production support systems development led. o Support technical skills capability. o Where capital expenditure is required to address shortcomings in process capabilities, the appropriate procedures are followed to carry out cost justifications Manage and Co-ordinate Packaging logistics • Capacity plans developed. • Optimum capacity utilisation ensured while minimising stock held as days of cover. • Operating Standards with central planning agreed. • Optimisation of scheduling of materials and packaging activities managed. • Manage new product development protocol for both packaging materials and products Safety and Housekeeping: • Ensures that the production teams apply proper safety and housekeeping procedures, and adhere to all legal requirements when carrying out their tasks. • Ensures implementation of the appropriate CCBA and legislative policies (such as OSH act) on safety and housekeeping. • Ensures that safety and housekeeping receive appropriate focus through regular checks and safety audits. • Where unsafe work practices have been identified, is responsible for correcting this.

Skills, Experience & Education

Qualifications and Experience Qualifications: • Bachelor of Science: Engineering (Required) Speaking French is essential. Experience: • 5 – 8 years production, technical and leadership experience in a FMCG environment Competencies • World class manufacturing practices and principles • Change Management • Highly developed analytical skills with excellent problem solving capability • Attention to detail and commitment to quality is non-negotiable. • Excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to interact and influence at all levels of the organization. • Proven leadership and management capability. • Excellent planning and organisational skills.

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