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Production Manager – Ambassador Foods / White River, MP

Production Manager – Ambassador Foods / White River, MP

Reporting to: Operational Manager
Location: Mpumalanga

Reporting to the Operational Manager the Production Manager will be responsible for managing the daily processes in a confectionary facility ensuring timely delivery of high-quality products which meet customer demand and standards. Key performance areas include, but not limited to:

  • Oversee production facility in ensuring daily duties and responsibilities are completed as per production plan.
  • Responsible for managing production team members; including training, mentoring, and coaching of employees.
  • Develop and implement production schedules to meet customer demand and business goals.
  • Manage production processes to ensure they are running smoothly and efficiently.
  • Implement cost-saving measures and continuously look for ways to improve production processes.
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as procurement, quality, and maintenance, to resolve production issues and improve overall production efficiencies.
  • Investigate, initiate corrective action, and make recommendations for any manufacturing-related issues encountered during manufacturing processes.
  • Responsible for preparing monthly stock takes for the different production facilities.
  • Maintaining open communication channels between internal departments such as Procurement Warehouse, Logistics, Quality, NPD, and Maintenance.
  • Ensure that company policies and procedures as well as OHS regulations are strictly followed.
  • Ensure that the production facility complies with FSSC and IBL requirements.
  • Required to arrange and work overtime as required.


  • Grade 12, a tertiary (e.g. operations management, trade theory etc) qualification will be an advantage.
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in a FMCG production environment (or confectionary/sweets production) and previous experience managing teams.
  • Ideally previous experience/exposure to the following: IBL, allergen management, FSSC 22 000.
  • General engineering/technical aptitude and knowledge will be a distinct advantage.
  • Computer literate (Ms Office, ERP system such as MS Dynamics/NAV).
  • Dynamic, energetic individual who is self-driven and can work independently.
  • Deadline orientated and resilient, analytical skills and detail conscious.
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to manage various processes at a time.
  • Knowledge of production processes, bill of materials and waste management.


Should you be interested in this position, please submit your clearly marked application to the Human Resources Department at .
Please attach a copy of your CV, ID and all relevant qualifications to your application.
Closing date: 19 July 2024
Should you not receive feedback from us within five days of the closing date, please accept your application as unsuccessful.
Ambassador Foods, a Division of Libstar Operations (Pty) Ltd is an equal employer

Production Manager – Ambassador Foods / White River, MP

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