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Automotive and Steel Processing Plant Manager, Ref: 753200 – Enshrine Candidate Marketing

Ref: 753200

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: Operations Management Diploma
Other Formal Qualification: Trade Tested Automotive Machinist
Annual Package Range: R1,1 mil - R1,3 mil
Total years experience: 20-30 Years

Current/recent job title: Automotive and Steel Processing Plant Manager

Discipline: Production & Operations Management (Trade Tested Automotive Machinist / Operations Management Diploma) Currently Completing: BSc Honours degree: Industrial Technology & Innovation Management (Dissertation to be completed 2017). Industry in: Automotive – Tier 1 Original Equipment Supplier (OES) & Automotive – Other as well as Steel Processing Years of experience range: 20 to 30 years, annual package range: South African rand – ZAR 1016000, per annum. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Caucasian/White. Nationality: South African.

A qualified Trade Artisan with both maintenance and production experience; exceptional trouble shooting skills and innovative cost effective Kaizen initiatives as counter measures.

Ten years extensive management experience in highly unionized and non-unionized environments. Overall management of key operations functions – Production, Quality, Production Control, Maintenance and Human Resources with proven ability to lead, motivate and build successful teams. An excellent understanding of technical matters relating to maintenance (electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatics, automation as well as general fabrication and machining); Kanban delivery principles and many other Japanese (Toyota Production Systems) methodologies.

Achievements: Commissioning of the steel processing plant after visiting plants globally; Implementation of an employee succession plan resulting in a 45% multi-skilled work force.
Awards of excellence from for best safety and quality performance and multiple other awards over the last ten years. Implementation of global standards based on observations made in various plants globally. Established and implemented departmental policies, goals, objectives and procedures and implemented work instructions and standard operating procedures related to production processes.

A firm driver in continuous improvement and change initiatives as an integral part to the success of his operation and enjoys new challenges. An impeccable track record.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans

Designation: Plant Manager

Highest qualification type: National Diploma

Company size: ’51 – 200

Division: Manufacturing / Production / Plant / Producing Commodities

Seniority level: Regional / Country / Area / General / Project Manager / Department Head

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Caucasian/White

Nationality:                              South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  Trade tested Automotive machinist

Current / most recent job title?

Plant Manager (AGM)

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Overall management of key operations functions – Production, Quality, Production control, maintenance and human resources

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

People (Human resources)
Business processes

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Fast pace quick learner.
Humble but very disciplined and a firm believer in sticking to the rules. Hard working with a passion to teach. Currently a part time Higher Education Facilitator in Operations Management.

Ideal business title: 

Plant General Manager
Plant Manager
Production Manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Maintenance and
Human Resources

Skill area of competence:

• Proven ability to lead, motivate and build successful teams.
• Ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines
• Flexible
• Effective communicator
• Willing to learn
• Taking initiative
• Understand all legal, regulatory, information and compliance requirements under MEIBC.
• Proven influencer & negotiator.
• Team leading & people development skills.
• Able to manage and develop a diverse group of highly skilled people.
Ability to analyze and troubleshoot root cause of failures, and have a high level of technical ability with logical thinking.

Career summary:

6 years component manufacturing
10 years steel sheet processing

Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years, what would you like to have achieved?

Plant General Manager


Commissioning of the steel processing plant after visiting plants globally.
Implementation of a employee succession plan resulting in a 45% multi-skilled work force.
Awards of excellence from Toyota SA for best safety and quality performance. (Multiple awards over the last ten years)
Completion of my operations management diploma (Cum Laude)
Completion of BSc Industrial Tech & Innovation June’17.


• Adaptable
• Analytical
• Effective
• Consistent
• Hard working
• Honest
• Resourceful
• Reliable
• Innovative
• Dedicated
• Confident


Financial acumen (Good understanding, but limited exposure)

What do you absolutely love doing?

Working in a high tech environment.
Managing people
Analyzing problems and coming up with solutions

Ideal company (culture and values):

Family orientated.
Global leader.
Core values based on good business practices and ethics.

Where would you like to be in the next 5 to 10 years: 

Plant General Manager

Motivation to move (please select): New opportunities

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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