Plant Manager (Assistant GM)

Ref: 753200

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: BSc Honors degree
Other Formal Qualification: Operations Management Diploma / NTC2 - Automotive Machining - Trade Tested - Automotive Machinist
Annual Package Range: 951 000 - 1.1 mil, per annum
Total years experience: 20 Years

Plant; GM; ProductionPlant; GM; Production

9 insights about our Plant Manager (Assistant GM) seeking a position as Plant General Manager, Production Manager, available for exploratory interviews, Ref: 753200

Our candidate that we are showcasing today is a Trade Tested Automotive Machinist holding a BSc Honours Degree in Industrial Technology & Innovation Management. He has both maintenance and production experience. In his current role as Plant Manager (Assistant GM) he is responsible for the overall management of key functions including production, quality, production control, maintenance and HR. He has an excellent understanding of technical matters relating to maintenance (electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatics, automation as well as general fabrication & machining) and works with just-in-time and Kanban delivery principles as well as many other Japanese methodologies. Ideal position and future responsibilities include: Plant General Management, Production Management, Maintenance and Human Resources. Achievements: Implementation of an employee succession plan resulting in a 45% multi-skilled work force. Awards of excellence for best safety and quality performance (multiple awards over the last ten years). Completion of operations management diploma (Cum Laude).

Ideal position and future responsibilities include: Plant General Management, Production Management, Production Maintenance and Human Resources.

Achievements: Implementation of an employee succession plan resulting in a 45% multi-skilled work force. Awards of excellence for best safety and quality performance (multiple awards over the last ten years). Completion of operations management diploma (Cum Laude).

1. Contribution Compass Profile (natural energy profiling tool): Catalyst
2. Skill area of competence: Proven ability to lead, motivate and build successful teams. Handle pressure and meet deadlines. Understand all legal, regulatory, information and compliance requirements under MEIBC. Proven influencer & negotiator. Team leading & people development skills. Manage and develop a diverse group of highly skilled people. Analyse and troubleshoot root cause of failures, high level of technical ability with logical thinking.
3. Career summary: 6 years component manufacturing, 12 years steel sheet processing.
4. Years of experience range: 20+ years
5. Nationality: South African
6. Qualifications/Affiliations/ Prof Registrations: BSc (Hons): Industrial Technology & Innovation Management / Operations Management Diploma / NTC2 – Automotive Machining – Trade Tested – Automotive Machinist.
7. Annual package range Total Fixed Cost of Employment (TFCE):  ZAR 951 000 – 1.1 mil, per annum.
8. Location Preference: Open to positions nationally (in South Africa).

If you are looking for a Production / Plant General Manager with extensive management experience in both unionized and non-unionized environments (Automotive & Steel Processing industries), an excellent understanding of technical matters relating to maintenance and exceptional trouble shooting skills, who continually endeavours to learn and expand his knowledge within the workplace with the firm belief that continuous improvement and change is an integral part to the success of any business, then do get in touch. 

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans

Designation: Plant Manager

Highest qualification type: Honours

University: Other / International Institution

Company size: ’51 – 200

Division: General and Operations Management

Seniority level: Regional / Country / Area / General / Project Manager / Department Head

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian/White

Nationality: South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  

BSc Honors degree: Industrial Technology & Innovation Management / Operations Management Diploma / NTC2 – Automotive Machining – Trade Tested – Automotive Machini

University in another country: 

Production Management Institution of South Africa

Current / most recent job title?

Plant Manager (AGM)

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Overall management of key operations functions – Production, Quality, Production control, maintenance and human resources

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

People (Human resources) Customer Business processes Costs

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Fast pace quick learner. Humble but very disciplined and a firm believer in sticking to the rules. Hard working with a passion to teach. Currently a part time Higher Education Facilitator in Operations Management.

Ideal business title: 

Plant General Manager Plant Manager Production Manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Production Maintenance and Human Resources

Skill area of competence:

Proven ability to lead, motivate and build successful teams. Ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines. Flexible. Effective communicator. Willing to learn. Taking initiative. Understand all legal, regulatory, information and compliance requirements under MEIBC. Proven influencer & negotiator. Team leading & people development skills. Able to manage and develop a diverse group of highly skilled people. Ability to analyze and troubleshoot root cause of failures, and have a high level of technical ability with logical thinking.

Career summary:

6 years component manufacturing 12 years steel sheet processing

Achievements: 

Commissioning of the steel processing plant after visiting plants globally.
Implementation of a employee succession plan resulting in a 45% multi-skilled work force.
Awards of excellence from Toyota SA for best safety and quality performance. (Multiple awards over the last ten years)
Completion of my operations management diploma (Cum Laude)
Completion of BSc Industrial Tech & Innovation June’17.

What do you absolutely love doing?

Working in a high tech environment. Managing people Analyzing problems and coming up with solutions

Ideal company (culture and values):

Family orientated. Global leader. Core values based on good business practices and ethics.

Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years, what would you like to have achieved?

Plant General Manager

What are your strengths?

Adaptable
Analytical
Effective
Consistent
Hard working
Honest
Resourceful
Reliable
Innovative
Dedicated
Confident

What are your weaknesses (e.g. most important blind spots / developmental needs identified)?

Financial acumen (Good understanding, but limited exposure)

Motivation to move: New opportunities

Location Preference: I am open to positions nationally (in my country).

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