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Process Manager - Paper



Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2024

We are hiring!

At Sappi, we are a leading global provider with a reputation for delivering high-quality sustainable Woodfibre products and solutions for the global markets. We lead through our values centred around safety, integrity, courage, making smart decisions which we execute with speed. We are seeking unique people who believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive and safe environment.

We’re on the lookout for an experienced Process Manager (Paper & Waste) to ensure maximum paper machine production and high efficiency by effectively managing teams.

As a Process Manager, you will be responsible for :

  • Continually seek opportunities for the enhancement of productivity and quality by applying Lean Manufacturing Principles.

  • Manages the plant operations to ensure the optimum utilisation of all resources.

  • Manages the shut process for effective execution.

  • Reviewing, initiating and implementing BOP standards and procedures.

  • Drive and mobilise the shift team and MDT to achieve OEE targets.

  • Investigating and preventing CSR's.

  • Ensuring the correct items are in stock to mitigate production risks.

  • Set goals and appraises immediate subordinates.

  • Ensures competency of all subordinates through adequate training, assessments and coaching.

  • Coordinate and engage the MDT - prioritise work amongst all disciplines.

  • Manage risks & ensure alignment between disciplines & ensure investigations are completed timeously.

  • Ensure that reoccurrences of incidents are prevented & conduct RCA's & incidental work.

  • Effective communication to all shifts i.e. strategy formulation, team goals, training plans & day-to-day interventions.

  • Implement changes as and when required

  • Holding people accountable through engagement and implement disciplinary action where necessary.

  • Forecasts and prepares annual capital, fixed and variable cost budgets, controls these and reports monthly on status thereof.

  • Overtime management and reporting thereof.

  • Ensures that the section complies in all respects with the relevant statutory requirements (OHS Act, Environmental Regulations) by implementing the necessary control measures and rectifying non-conformances.

  • Ensures plant’s conformance to the OHSAct 18000, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000 systems

  • Communicates with the internal / external suppliers / customers

  • Responds to customer feedback and takes corrective action when required.

  • Understand & comply with all SHEQ requirements of the job.

  • Carries out BBS Observations

  • Identify and take corrective action in terms of SHEQ conditions and hazards.

  • Maintains a high level of good housekeeping in the workplace at all times.

  • Drive sustainability targets i.e. (fibre loss/energy usage and water usage)

What are we looking for?

  • BSc Degree or BTech or equivalent

  • Computer Literate (Complete MS Office Package)

  • SAP would be advantageous

  • 5 - 8 years’ experience within a manufacturing environment.

  • 2 years at supervisory level

  • 3 years’ experience in a paper mill production environment would be advantageous.

What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity to work within a global organisation that continues to thrive in a rapidly changing world even after 80 years of existence

  • Learning and development programmes to fast-track your career within Sappi

  • Opportunities to travel (dependent on the role)

  • Market-leading leave benefits

  • Employee wellbeing benefits