Factory Leader at Unilever plc-South Africa

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 Job Description – Factory Leader (19000ARC)Job DetailsFactory Leader  (Job Number: 19000ARC) Location : South Africa-Gauteng Job Field : Supply Chain Posting Date : Jan-15-2020 End Date : Jan-23-2020 Job Type : Regular Shift : Day Job Job Schedule : Full-time Main Job Purpose: The Factory Leader is responsible for operating a factory (or factories) as per agreed standards. S/he leads manufacturing activities in the factory to achieve desired service levels on time. The Factory Leader delivers site targets following the supply chain and category strategies including targets on service, costs, productivity, quality, innovation and OSHE. The role is also responsible for leading the Engineering department, has overall responsibility for engineering projects and maintenance, including utilities, production lines, processing plants, and buildings. Key Accountabilities:Deploy and Deliver to annual plan and financial results including targets on service, costs, productivity, quality, innovation and OSHE Recommend long term site strategic plans to the Regional Category and Supply Chain teams Lead site to develop and implement continuous improvement plans to deliver site targets – manufacturing performance management.Manage and deliver the site’s financial results: annual budgets, Sourcing Unit Result, conversion costs and create programmes to deliver financial results.Manage the technical / maintenance teams responsible to deliver Projects, Innovation, Infrastructure and Services to the siteEngage and facilitate the implementation of innovations on site, for products, ways of working, service models and supply chain models Propose, agree with Category Technology and implement the necessary capital investments to meet the planned production requirements, safety, environmental and cost targets Pursue a site long term plan, including restructuring, re-engineering and retrofitting as agreed by VP SC Category; prioritize and plan resources development and deploymentEnsure that the technical standards of all manufacturing and non-manufacturing fixed assets are maintained.Enable the factory operation to achieve high level of Customer Service at optimal cost Support TPM activities and teams by leading the TPM Steering Committee Co-ordinate and direct the factory and co-packer operations to achieve the agreed production plans at the specified product quality with optimum labour, energy and materials utilization. Ensure Working Capital management systems are effectively used and deliver inventory targets set with Regional Category Planning Directors and Regional Supply Management Directors. Co-ordinate and direct the quality management in line with QA system and ISO 9000 procedures. Lead HR policy deployment and implementation on sites, including management of employee relations.Ensure effective local stakeholder management and community issues aligned with Unilever policies Guard and ensure the application of all Unilever Policies and governance requirements.  Lead on initiatives and projects aiming for sites integration and collaborative work along the extended supply chain LeadSupply Planning Be the statutory head of factory where there is a legal separation    Essential Professional Skills:ESSENTIAL 8- 10 Years experience in Supply Chain (Make/Technology, SHE, Quality are must, additionally Plan, R&D an advantage) 

• BSC Engineering degree (Mechanical or Electrical) from reputable university 
• Category Technology 
• Budgeting and Planning 
• People Management 
• Project Management 

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NOTE:Unilever is an equal opportunities employer and committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.  We are intentional in employing the best talent that reflect the demographics of our country. We therefore invite applications from all candidates representing diversity of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. When appointing potential candidates, the South African Employment Equity and Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Legislation will be considered. 
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