Manufacturing Supervisor/Production Team Leader

Manpower is seeking to recruit a Production Supervisor/Team Leader for our client. Provide support to the Factory Manager in the day-to-day production of the unit in line with the Company business strategy. The supervisor has a moderate organisational impact that affects one department.

Key Accountabilities

Effective organisation and efficient running of operation

  • Coordination of filling hall or control room activities to execute the daily production plan.
  • Coordinate and liaise with Control Room regarding the preparation of batch mixtures of products
  • Liaise with the production scheduler the programme of each line and pass all the necessary documents to the personnel
  • Coordinate and liaise with QC to check line according to specifications
  • Ensure that production is being effected according to factory order form
  • Monitor stoppages and record the production percentage for each hour
  • Timely problem resolution
  • Achievement of production targets
  • Waste/yield are kept at minimal level
  • Continuous improvement metrics (quality, cost and time)

Quality Control

  • Ensure quality and consistency of analytical data by providing timely and accurate sampling, testing and release.
  • Executing and approving start-up checks and in-process controls checks

Adherence to procedures in line with Company standards

  • Ensure that machinery and areas are cleared according to the established procedures
  • Conform to health and safety procedures and conduct safety walks while ensuring that operations are being carried out safely
  • Ensure that all personnel adhere to safety standards and report any non-conformities
  • Ensure for the safekeeping and proper use of equipment while reporting any shortages or deficiencies encountered immediately to Superior
  • Maintains quality services by establishing and enforcing organization standards
  • Goods are to be stored in appropriate designated locations

Effective Communication between departments and efficient internal support

  • Ensure for the communication and handover during change of shift
  • Liaise with Production in discussing optimal ways to execute production plan while highlighting any related concerns
  • Communicate and liaise with all stakeholders to ensure for sufficient material at all stages of the process
  • Report attendance/absence to respective administrative section
  • Delegate and allocate work to respective team members
  • Report system faults to Engineering in a timely manner
  • Share relevant information, ideas and insights
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with all stakeholders

Effective team leadership

  • Take responsibility in the absence of Site Management
  • Motivate, delegate and empower personnel to take responsibility and display appropriate creativity and initiative
  • Performance benchmarks are met per individual

Assume management responsibility in the absence of site management

  • Premises security and safety
  • Personnel management
  • Material management
  • Decision making and prioritisation
  • Stores operations
  • QA related issues

Effective teamwork and alignment with Company values

  • Maintain a positive attitude and respond openly to feedback
  • Live Company values and set an inspiring example
  • Share and communicate learnings
  • Flag and debate issues constructively
  • Handle stress in ways that do no negatively impact others

Freedom to Act

  • Variation in work sequence and routine.

Ideal Candidate Profile


  • MCAST - Leadership & Management (MQF 4)
  • Minimum: Ordinary Level of Education including English Language and Mathematics
  • Preferred: Advanced Level of Education


  • 5 years experience in a food/pharmaceutical/chemical manufacturing working environment, of which at least 1 year need to have been in a supervisory role
  • Experience in leading others

Technical Skills

  • Production Line schedule planning
  • Knowledge of both control room and filling hall activities
  • Experienced with GMP, ISO Standards, Safe Food Handling, HACCP practices and HSE guidelines.
  • Continuous Improvement Experience/Certification highly desirable
  • Ability to show track record of improving production, solving problems and motivating employees
  • Choice of procedure and sequence
  • A variable thinking capability to handle differing situations that require the identification and selection of solutions within the area of expertise as well as acquired knowledge


  • Leadership skills and technical knowhow utilised to influence and lead others
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving
  • Mechanical reasoning
  • Drive for results
  • Adaptability
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Planning and Organising
  • Monitoring and Measuring
  • Decision to Lead
  • Safety, Security and Quality Orientation
  • Vacancy created 29 MAY 2022
  • Application deadline NO DEADLINE
  • Job Ref No. LRR57W66
Type of work
Full time



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