Manage the effective running of the department by achieving set targets without compromising of Food Safety or Quality



  • Responsible for obtaining production plan from Factory and/or General Manager
  • Assist in planning production for the week if necessary
  • Communication with all relevant staff in department to ensure that required allocations are met
  • Communicate with relevant persons if stock levels are low
  • Assist in the forecasting of stock (ingredients, packaging, labelling) to meet departments production needs
  • Supervise and assist in Start ups
  • Recipe/Product make-up to be supervised
  • Supervise where changeovers take place to ensure that sufficient cleaning takes place (if new allergen is introduced) and line set up complies
  • Ensure that maximum trimming procedures where applicable are being used to ensure maximum yield
  • Assisting in training of staff on product specifications
  • Responsible for caring out trial production runs to assist in the verification of new products
  • Report on daily production output
  • Report on all daily waste/rejects
  • Ensure that work area is correctly staffed
  • Report absenteeism to HR
  • Manage poor work performance/misconduct issues
  • Rating of staff monthly and submitting score card timorously
  • Identifying training needs and where growth is needed
  • Identify staff with potential to grow
  • Do continuous on-job training
  • Continuous team competence improvement
  • Identify training needs for specific staff



  • Matric
  • Tertiary qualification in Food / Production / Operations
  • 2 – 3 Years’ FMCG experience
  • Seafood Industry will be an added advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to effectively communicate with staff at all levels
  • Ability to conduct research and analyze data
  • Honesty, Integrity & Reliability
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Critical thinking capabilities
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in decision making
  • Apply urgency in work done – report faults urgently, take action urgently; results orientated
  • Self-motivated: Ability to work with little supervision
  • A willingness to learn
  • Strong ability to multitask
  • Open to change and learning new systems
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Good time management
  • Must have own transport



Should you meet the above requirements, we urge you to please apply by forwarding your CV along with any supporting documents to

Contact will only be made with shortlisted candidates. Should you not hear from us within two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful


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