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Potchefstroom: General Manager posted by Hire Resolve

Date 2024-07-14
Job Title General Manager
Employer Hire Resolve
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Salary 0
Category Manufacturing
Location North West
/ Potchefstroom

Job Summary

Hire Resolve is actively seeking a highly motivated and seasoned General Manager to join our client`s team within a food manufacturing company. We specialise in recruitment services customized to specific industries, our aim is to match skilled professionals with positions that align perfectly with their expertise.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the optimal operation of the plant and food manufacturing processes, ensuring day-to-day operations run smoothly, driving the achievement of financial budgets, and effectively managing personnel to achieve targets. Additionally, maintaining a strong customer focus is crucial, ensuring high standards of quality, service, and fostering positive client relationships.


  • Develop and execute operational plans to meet production and financial targets.
  • Strengthen customer partnerships while pursuing strategic objectives.
  • Supervise all departments to ensure efficient operations, with a focus on food safety and loss control.
  • Establish values, mission, and goals to optimize yield, reduce costs, and ensure product mix requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory standards.
  • Monitor costs, optimize resources, and ensure profitability.
  • Collaborate with the financial department to track operational productivity and cost reduction.
  • Align financial and operational objectives to drive business profitability.
  • Oversee production from live birds to final product distribution, ensuring quality, safety, and cost efficiency.
  • Stay informed about industry trends and implement new technologies for efficiency.
  • Enhance organizational processes to improve efficiency and productivity.
  • Ensure timely and budget-compliant operational activities to prioritize business performance.
  • Manage plant and equipment maintenance efficiently.
  • Drive new product development through collaboration, innovation, and market alignment.
  • Cultivate strong relationships within the internal supply chain and with suppliers, contractors, and customers.
  • Communicate regularly with stakeholders to ensure alignment with business objectives.
  • Allocate resources effectively to support exceptional customer service.
  • Lead and develop employees through training, performance evaluation, and succession planning.
  • Prioritize critical tasks that directly impact business performance in managing employee activities.
  • Resolve conflicts between departments and employees, emphasizing positive impact on team relationships.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain quality assurance protocols to safeguard product quality and customer trust.
  • Collaborate closely with legal and safety departments to ensure regulatory compliance.



    An ideal candidate should possess:

  • A tertiary degree in production/engineering, preferably with a focus on FMCG food technology and manufacturing.
  • Additional advantage with further technical or commercial qualifications.
  • Minimum of 10 years` experience in managing a business in the FMCG food manufacturing sector.
  • Proven track record of implementing world-class manufacturing practices.
  • Proficiency in both English and Afrikaans languages.
  • Essential understanding of financial performance and control.
  • Experience in chicken/meat processing is beneficial.
  • A hands-on leadership approach, demonstrating firmness and high performance standards.
  • Proficiency in managing and leading overall manufacturing/supply chain performance in a large, complex plant.


  • Salary negotiable

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we prioritize promoting from within, giving preference to internal candidates who meet job specifications, as long as it aligns with our operational needs and business goals.

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