Planning Manager

Production Manager

Location: Midrand, JHB
Salary: R25k per month plus phone allowance and bonus

About the Role:
The sole responsibility of the Production Manager will be to plan and manage the production. You will be expected to plan and execute all the manufacturing, in-house branding, packaging and dispatch.

Matric and relevant tertiary qualification in production planning.
3 – 5 years production planning experience
Own reliable transport essential
Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and self-starter individual.
Must be proactive and take initiative, resourceful and innovative.
Confident, presentable, high energy.
Excellent IT system skills.

Maintain key supplier and manufacturing relationships.
Daily Sales Team Production meeting to determine customer requirements and manufacturing options.
Provide time estimates for custom made orders.
New Orders: Complete electronic job cards, instruct DTP department.
Schedule the preparation & dispatch of all raw materials required.
Plan and implement the production schedule daily / weekly.
Prioritize jobs, attention to delivery deadlines & client commitments.
Assign TASKS & TIME frames to Warehouse staff, delegate and manage the team effectively.
Coordinate the Production Flow for multiple orders.
Plan the product Branding Schedule
Schedule all drivers’ deliveries and collections and route planning.
Plan all freight collections & deliveries locally and internationally.
Update on each job in production, progress on artwork finalisation.
Manage our manufacturers and suppliers, obtain regular progress updates.
Management of the production team, constant follow-ups and feedback discussions.
Monitor all jobs to ensure they will finish on time, ensuring optimum productivity.
Troubleshooting problems that occur during production, including staff shortages and machinery malfunctions.
Plan stock holding production to maintain agreed stock levels.
Retail Orders: Ensure adherence to our 24 – 48hr turn around.
Resolve quality issues and manufacturing challenges.
Ensure that product quality standards are maintained.
Sign Off branded product samples.
Plan the QC / Branding / Packaging Slot
Communicate directly with the customer with manufacturing updates, delivery dates etc.
General Customer Service – client liaison.