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  • Vacancy at Nigel Wright Group

  • Posted on: 26 January, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Our client is a global powerhouse in the FMCG sector. With a rich and distinguished history, the group has achieved impressive growth through both acquisitions and sustained organic growth. Today, this dynamic organisation is focusing its growth on the emerging markets.

    Operations Manager


    Job description

    Develop, implement and review standards of operating practices that will ensure consistent delivery of desired results for product, process and people within a Packing Operation and Environment.  A focus on continuous improvement of practises is expected, considering end to end processes (rather than a more narrow production focus).

    Building and maintaining relationships in line with our client’s ethical standards.

    Key Success Factors       

    •  Continuous learning  from other plants to contribute to  a strong, strategic 5 year plan
    •  Efficient management of internal and external partners in a strongly matrixed environment. Consistent achievement of Company Standards for Product Quality
    •  Development of People Resource for Extra-ordinary Results
    •   Manage planning and production  processes to deliver current  quality, cost and time targets as well as building for the future
    •  Ongoing Maintenance Planning and Implementation of Plant Assets and Equipment 

    Key Performance Indicators      

    • Achieve yearly targets on quality, line utilization and cost, in line with other plants 
    •  Achieve flat/improved cost of goods YoY
    •  Proactive balancing between plans, market needs, production efficiency to minimize underutilization and waste
    •  Achieve OEE >80%
    •   Develop and retain talent as well as build strong succession plan 


    •  Develop and Implement SOP’s in line with Key Success Factors
    •   Development of Annual Budgets and Targets in line with Company Direction
    •   Recruit and Dismiss Direct Staff in line with NHPIL Policies and Procedures
    •   Daily Management Control of Operations

    Desired Skills and Experience

    Production and Processing:

    • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods


    • Understanding and ability to build quality processes and control methodology to manage packaging, raw materials and finished goods


    Ability to build and manage technical and regulatory specifications

    Change Management:

    • Ability to see opportunities, formulate a plan to move to a new status and bring others along

    Project Management


    • Ability to adjust their style to different audiences and cultures
    • Active listening
    • Ability to create logical, comprehensive messages; transforming data into messages

    Problem Solving & Critical Thinking:

    • Analysis of problems and ability to get to root causes
    • Ability to develop and evaluate problem solving scenarios & risk

    Team Work:

    • Ability to involve stakeholders proactively in decision making
    • Ability to build alliances to manage resources, knowledge , as well as  build aligned procurement plans and  manage timely execution
    • Ability to motivate and execute through others  in a matrix
    • Ability to develop teams

    Method of Application

    Interested in this position, apply on LinkedIn

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