Plant Manager - Uitenhage

2021/05/11 9:23:42 AM
Sovereign Foods is a national supplier of quality chicken products to various markets and has operations in the Eastern Cape and Gauteng Provinces. The Commercial Division is looking for an individual to assume the responsibilities of Plant Manager in Uitenhage. The successful incumbent will report directly to the Commercial Production Manager. The Plant Manager will be responsible for the entire Abattoir, maximizing plant throughput at optimal yields and world class quality standards whilst, achieving and maintaining budgetary cost targets. The successful candidate must be in possession of Engineering, Food Processing, Production or relevant Tertiary qualification and 15 years manufacturing experience within the FMCG sector. Poultry Processing experience and a sound track record in handling labour intensive workplaces is essential.

Results Required:

• Responsible for achieving processing plant targets in line with strategic objectives.
• Developing, defining and implementing good manufacturing practices.
• Developing team and managing talent within the abattoir.
• Manage quality products.
• Optimizing product distribution in the processing plant
• Control operational budget for the abattoir and ensure that cost controls are adhered to.
• Manage Industrial Relations
• Drive a high food safety culture (FSSC 22000 accreditation retention).
• Ensure implementation of effective and efficient occupational health, safety and environmental management system (NOSA 5 star accreditation retention)

Critical Competencies and Skills:

• Engineering, Food Processing, Production or relevant tertiary qualification
• Strong Leadership skills
• High degree of computer literacy
• Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
• Good Project Management skills
• Sound technical experience

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