Production Team Leader (Contract Position) (Port Elizabeth) – Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Production Team Leader (Contract Position) (Port Elizabeth)


Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape




Manage and supervise the manufacturing/packing of products and frontline staff by driving shift production performance against key metrics, ensure  production problems are identified and solved, deliver planned production output and achieve plan adherence goal and deliver operational efficiencies and reduce unplanned downtime, performance management of section and direct reports and if a qualified Pharmacist to support Pharmaceutical Responsibility.



Planning and Section Management

  • Provide input into operational planning of section, and prioritisation of objectives
  • Provide input into, interpret and execute policies and procedures
  • Provide input into and manage budgets and resource requirements for section
  • Plan daily and weekly activities of section
  • Provide daily coaching and supervision for section
  • Manage staff performance to achieve right efficiency, good quality and SHE goals through company performance management
  • Implement top loss and waste management programs, to achieve targets


Production Preparation

  • Monitor the execution of production plans and take corrective measures where necessary
  • Obtain support from Functional Heads to meet Production targets, where required
  • Develop and implement contingency plans to manage risk
  • Prepare shift and overtime schedules
  • Conduct pre-shift and handover meetings
  • Plan changeovers with Engineering and Maintenance to ensure operational efficiency
  • Review equipment/ machines on shift to ensure optimal efficiency
  • Ensure that production score boards are updated daily

Compliance Checks

Ensure GMP and GDP compliance of Production operations

Monitor room performance to compliance requirements

Perform checks to ensure correct setup and operation of equipment and cleanliness of Plant as per SOP

Governance & Risk

  • Provide input for improvement of risk-based compliance systems
  • Monitor implementation and correct own and/or team compliance with legislation, policies and procedures Organisational strategy, vision & values


Skills Required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy/ Engineering/ Chemistry/ Operations with 5 years’ related experience
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing experience
  • Project Management experience
  • Supervisory experience

Specific job skills

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of Pharmaceutical manufacturing, TPM/Operational Excellence and Lean Manufacturing
  • Problem solving and solution engineering
  • Pharmaceutical standards and compliance requirements
  • Coaching, leadership and mentoring
  • Ability to interpret and implement policies, processes and objectives

Work Level


Job Type



Market Related


6 – 9 Months

EE Position



Port Elizabeth