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Job Overview

  • Salary Offer Market Related
  • Experience Level Manager
  • Total Years Experience 5-10


Pharmaceutical manufacturer, providing a dynamic range of products and services is seeking a Production Manager who will be responsible for ensuring that products are produced and stored according to the appropriate documentation to approve the instructions relating to production operations and to ensure their strict implementation to ensure that the production records are evaluated and signed by an authorized person before they are sent to the quality control department

Minimum requirements

  • B. Pharm Degree
  • Registered with South African Pharmacy Council
  • 5 to 6 years’ management experience in the manufacturing and packaging environment
  • Formal training and or experience in a recognized quality management system and or exposure in a GMP environment
  • LEAN or Six-Sigma background will be advantageous

Key Job Outputs:

  • Checking the maintenance of their department, premises and equipment
  • Ensuring that the appropriate validations are done
  • Ensuring that the required initial and continuing training of their department personnel is carried out and adapted according to need
  • Ensuring that all GMP and quality management systems are followed as per those relevant SOP’s which are applicable to their department
  • Ensuring timeous and accurate completion of all documentation


  • Ensuring daily and weekly production targets are met
  • Improving and maintaining machine availability
  • Improving productivity through implementation and maintaining of LEAN manufacturing principles
  • Ensuring that adequate resources are available to manufacture products regarding equipment, supplies, and labour
  • Conducting continuous reviews and follow-ups on projects to ensure completion of assigned work


  • Assuming responsibility for proper failure prevention strategies of production equipment and facilities
  • Taking necessary action to eliminate delays ensuring adherence to production and shipping schedules including prevention of deviations
  • Maintaining compliance with company policies, cGMP’s, safety standards, and good housekeeping practices as well as ensuring no product recalls
  • Investigating and taking appropriate action related to product and process variations
  • Ensuring that manufacturing standards are met
  • Keeping scrap and losses at a minimum
  • Adhering to regulatory compliance
  • Developing information and compiles reports concerning scheduling, production goals, equipment and maintenance problems and other studies or reports as requested


  • Ensuring that safety standards are met
  • Assuming legal responsibility in terms of the OHS Act for the area and LTIFR of 0


  • Taking necessary actions to manage production costs and improve profitability
  • Operating within and meet the budget requirements
  • Maintaining budgeted or better recovery to expense ration
  • Working in a team environment with other department management to coordinate a production schedule to achieve required deadlines, objectives and budgets

People and Communication

  • Managing and coordinating activities and performance of assigned staff to ensure the achievement of department OEE objectives and performance goals
  • Developing department employees through orientation, training, establishment of objectives, communication of rules and policies, while building employee morale and motivation
  • Evaluating performance and production of staff and maintaining records of performance
  • Improving employee attendance at a rate target of 98%
  • Providing leadership in the implementation of Mini Business Units intervention

Performance Management

  • Advising department management on matters relating to daily operations and making recommendations for improvements when feasible
  • Setting and evaluating KPI’s for department and team members
  • Auditing own performance and recommending own objectives and standards of performance
  • Ensuring and maintaining high levels of performance
  • Reviewing, performing and ensuring investigations are done effectively in a timely manner
  • Providing positive and motivating examples for employees

Core Competencies:

  • Analysing and computer literacy
  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
  • Planning and organising
  • Writing and reporting
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication and employee relations skills
  • Applying expertise and technology
  • Coping with pressure and setbacks
  • Adhering to principles and values
  • Presenting and communicating information
  • Working well with people
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