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Production Controller needed at Tiger Brands

Job title : Production Controller

Job Location : Gauteng, Johannesburg

Deadline : May 23, 2024

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 To ensure all that the required quantity of products is prepared according to their respective product specifications by following prescribed Food Safety and Quality Management Systems and to produce cost-effective top-quality products and achieve yields. 



  • Ensure that all sub-ordinates perform according to company standards
  • Establish departmental objectives and performance standards or Key Performance Indicators
  • Supervise by objectives and Key Performance Indicators and make sure that employees achieve the required standards all the time 
  • Institute disciplinary action where appropriate
  • Manage and maintain productivity levels
  • Conduct Performance Appraisal with sub-ordinates and coach for non-performance if need be
  • Ensure that all new employees receive adequate training (Departmental and Induction training )
  • Coaching and training of employees who don’t perform according to required standards
  • Prepare employees training & development plans and make sure that are escalated to HR
  • Evaluate and assess the impact of training/coaching
  • Make sure that all employees attend training when scheduled
  • Manage and promote good Food safety standards
  • Conduct audits (Food Handling standards) within a quality management system and evaluation of results thereof
  • Maintaining occupational health, safety and general housekeeping 
  • Monitor critical control points (CCPs) as an integral part of a hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) system 
  • Take action when a non-conformance is detected against the critical limits of a CCP.
  • Identify good manufacturing practices to control microbiological contamination during food handling.
  • Manage Pest Control and waste materials as part of a food safety system 
  • Order correct amounts to ensure quality of raw materials not affected.
  • Adhere to process flows and recipe specs to ensure product consistency.
  • Adhere to HACCP guidelines during the manufacture of all products.
  • Relevant product documentation correctly completed to ensure traceability
  • Monitoring and controlling actual expenses (and revenue), against projected budget.
  • Determining the elements of a budget relevant to an area of responsibility


  • Performance outputs, cost, quantity, quality, dimensions, tolerances, deadlines and safety
  • Service level of 98 % and above of committed order.
  • Wastage % according to plant goals
  • Production volumes more than 90 % of machine capacities.
  • Plant Efficiency kept at % + – Plant goals
  • Plant Availability kept at % + Plant Goals
  • People Productivity at 10%  – Plant Goals
  • All employees have undergone relevant competency based training required to trigger the effectiveness in a job
  • Minimum customer complaints – below 9 ppm.
  • Micro-reports – all microbial counts are within specification for finished product as well as equipment swabs
  • Sensory evaluation – products are within specification and comparable to standard
  • HACCP Audit Passed
  • Internal Audits Passed for Food Safety & Quality Systems.
  • Correct document control to ensure product traceable in event of recall.
  • Actual expenses are monitored according to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Variances are identified and corrective measures are proposed and/or taken according to SOP



Core knowledge:

  • Safety rules and regulations, Food Safety, Government policies on Safety Health and safety legal compliance, Project management, Risk management


  • Matric (Grade 12)
  • Post Matric Qualification in Production or Operations Management


  • 3 years’ experience in a food manufacturing environment 
  • 2 years production supervisory experience


  • Good Communication skills
  • Coaching and Training of people 
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Motivating others
  • Planning & Organising
  • Teamwork & team building
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Managing Results
  • People Management
  • Financial skills 

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