Location: Durban

Our manufacturing client based in Durban is looking for a Production Manager to join their team.




  • Plan, implement and control the production schedule, adjusting where necessary and ensuring production targets are met in line with budget.
  • Responsible for the planning and allocation of all resources according to the production schedule.
  • Manage production budgets, estimate production costs, and implement cost control programmes.
  • Collaborate with HR in the processes of hiring, training, and disciplining of staff.
  • Monitor and review performance of staff and implement interventions as needed.
  • Analyse production data to determine equipment use and maintenance, modification, and procurement needs.
  • Create methods for a more efficient/improved production processes and implement SOPs for the production operations.
  • Ensure adherence to SOPs and H&S procedures.
  • Set and monitor Product Quality Standards - implement and enforce quality control, and tracking programmes to meet quality objectives.
  • Write and maintain production reports, including the preparation of stats for the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure efficient collaboration and co-ordination between operations and the supply chain, finance, and sales departments.
  • Conduct a root cause analysis of any production issues and implement the necessary remedial steps.
  • Manage and control tool inventory.




  • Relevant Production Management/Operations Management Diploma/Degree.
  • At least 5 years production management experience
  • Experience with SYSPRO as an ERP system advantageous.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Working knowledge of:
  1. Raw Materials.
  2. Quality Systems and Standards.
  3. Health and Safety Standards and Compliance (OHS).
  4. Process improvement techniques (LEAN Manufacturing).
  5. Machines & Tools (especially for steel fabrication and manufacturing).
  6. Engineering and technology principles and practices.
  • Strong ability to effectively present information relating to production to the management team, clients, and customers.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 5 days for an interview. If not contacted, please consider your application unsuccessful.