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Closing Date2024/06/24
Reference NumberCCB240604-2
Job TitleManufacturing Manager, Supervisor ,Team Leader
Job CategoryManufacturing
CompanyCoca-Cola Beverages Africa
Job TypePermanent
Location - CountrySouth Africa
Location - ProvinceGauteng, Polokwane
Location - Town / CityPretoria,Midrand, Polokwane
Job Description

Coca-Cola Beverages Malawi Limited (CCBML) has an exciting opportunity in our Manufacturing Department. We are looking for an agile talented individual with relevant skills and experience for a Manufacturing Manager role. The successful candidate will report directly to the Managing Director.

Key Purpose Statement

To manage, lead and support the manufacturing teams so that manufacturing production targets, quality and maintenance targets are all achieved in the most cost effective and efficient manner.

Key Duties & Responsibilities


  1. To draw up and communicate a business plan annually so that direction and objectives of the department are optimally planned, executed and monitored in line with CCBA’s strategic objectives
  • Business is developed annually in line with strategic imperatives and benchmark guidelines.
  • Business plan consists of production plans, quality plans, raw material utilisation plans, people development plans, unit structure, suggested projects, timelines and technology/equipment.
  • Business plan supports world class principles.
  1. Execute Strategy.
  • Interprets BP strategies to build business cases for improvement opportunities.
  • Develops and documents strategy execution plans, and communicates to secure commitment to the strategies.
  1. Manage Performance to Target
  • Status of progress in Production (including all Key Performance Indicators) is communicated clearly
  • Takes appropriate corrective action to ensure that deviations to target performance are timeously identified and addressed
  • Uses the operational excellence agenda and Key Performance Indicator trends to maximize packaging performance.
  1. Manage Productivity
  • Minimise waste
    • Raw material and manufacturing and process sundry usage optimised.
    • Opportunities for improvement identified and improvement plans prioritised and implemented
  • Control fixed and variable cost
    • Departmental goals and action plans developed and aligned to a reduction of Total Cost of Manufacturing.
  • Lead the world class manufacturing drive
    • Translate and implement Packaging, Manufacturing and Business strategies                                                                                                  
  1. Human Resources Management
  • Education, training and development needs of employees analysed according to best practices.
  • Career development processes are directed and managed.
  1. Plant, Process and Systems Management
  • Ensure process and equipment integrity
    • Formal Failure Analysis techniques entrenched.
    • Overall maintenance management system implemented and sustained using TPM/RCM principles.
    • Process capability studies carried out in order that optimal operation of systems is ensured.
    • Support technical skills capability.                             
  1. Manage and Co-ordinate Packaging logistics.
  • Ensure that capacity plans developed.
  • Ensure that that optimum capacity is utilised while minimising stock held as days of cover.
  • Optimisation of scheduling of materials and packaging activities managed.
  1. Safety and Housekeeping:
  • Ensures that the production teams apply proper safety and housekeeping procedures and adhere to all legal requirements and appropriate CCBA and legislative policies when carrying out their tasks.
  • Ensures that safety and housekeeping receive appropriate focus through regular checks and safety audits.
Skills, Experience & Education


  • Bachelor of Science: Engineering 
  • Diploma of Science :Engineering


  • 4 – 8 years production, technical and leadership experience in a FMCG environment


  • World class manufacturing practices and principles
  • Change Management
  • Highly developed analytical skills with excellent problem solving capability
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality is non-negotiable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to interact and influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven leadership and management capability.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • An Innovative Thinker

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