Kanjee - Operations Manager - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Niraj Kanjee

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Summary

Dear Recruiter,

I am an accomplished management strategist and solution-oriented manager who thrives in challenging, fast paced environments where my performance directly impacts the bottom line. In addition, I have solid organizational leadership and decision-making skills that can make an immediate contribution to the operations and business development of any prospective employer.

Currently, I am seeking a position where I can continue to uphold strong management, production and performance standards. As a member of a senior/executive management team, I am confident that my innovative and results-focused approach would make a significant contribution to the continued success of any organization.

In today’s highly competitive and fast-paced markets, organizations need strong and aggressive Management leadership to meet ever-changing business development goals. I am certain I can contribute to this level of performance for any prospective employer, and I invite you to consider my qualifications and accomplishments:

 Experience ±18 years of manufacturing and operational experience.
 Extensive knowledge in the injection moulding industry.(Plastics ±15 years)
 Extensive knowledge of the sales environment for the packaging industry.(FMCG)
 Knowledge of the printing industry.(FLEXO ±2 years)
 Knowledge of the ceramic industry.( ±2 years)

From a management point of view I believe the following successful attributes would help cement some of the requirements for the va

Services

Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Summary:

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Work History

Production Manager

From June 2013

Meyerton , Gauteng

Annual Company Turnover: R240 Million Total staff Compliment: 250
Production Manager Reports: Directly to the MD Total staff reporting directly to position: 220
Core Functions:

• Lead, develop and motivate the management team to ensure operational excellence in all areas and targets (e.g.
production, quality, profit, cost etc.) are met.
• Communicate the vision of the business' purpose and future to the plant and represent the plant to management.
• Developing and leading teams and individuals toward common long term objectives and short term goals.
• Responsible for all commercial aspects of the business.
• Ensure effective availability of the equipment in the plant and planning of production required.
• Plan and manage staff in the various departments.
• Ensuring that products are manufactured in time and in full (OTIF)
• Check and ensure monthly budgets are been followed
• Able to meet, greet and talk with customers and potential clients.
• Assisting the KAM's and sales director with the sales forecast.
• Assist with technical issues and fault finding issues raised by the operators.
• Ensure compliance to the Health and Safety standards.
• Ensure compliance to the environmental standards.
• Dealing with day to day IR issues in the plant and handling of wage negotiations with NUM.
• Developing and leading teams and individuals toward common long term objectives and short term goals.
• Ensure the maintenance staff is fulfilling their daily tasks to ensure that the plant is performing to its optimum.
• Establish group and individual accountabilities throughout assigned departments for problem solving and cost
reduction, both on a permanent and ad-hoc basis, depending on need. Encourage the use of new techniques and focus on fact based problem solving.
• Communicate on an ongoing basis with consultants from the field to discuss new...

Factory Manager

Universal Labels

May 2011 - May 2013

Midrand, Gauteng

Annual Company Turnover: R120 million Total staff Compliment: 120
Factory Manager reports: Directly to the Owner Total staff reporting directly to position: 15
Core Functions:


• Assisting with the entire project plan of the implementation of the new SOMA CI press onto the current site.
• Working side by side with the developers ensuring strict deadlines was met.
• Develop business plans and production strategies for the company to ensure the attainment of company's sales and production goals and profitability as per company/department requirements.
• Plan, organise and direct the manufacturing and maintenance operations which will ensure the most effective return on assets.
• Establish group and individual accountabilities throughout assigned departments for problem solving and cost
reduction, both on a permanent and ad-hoc basis, depending on need. Encourage the use of new techniques and focus on fact based problem solving.
• Calculating the human and material resources required by means of quarterly forecast supplied by various customers.
• Been responsible for the maintenance of equipment when required.
• Ensuring that products are manufactured in time and in full (OTIF)
• Ensuring monthly stock-takes are done and the complete investigation of the stock variances.
• Ensuring all operations are carried out whilst complying with all relevant Legislation, with specific reference to the
Health and Safety legislation as well as Environmental Legislation.
• Assisting the KAM's with the sales forecast.
• Analyze customer specific demands and translate these into a working production plan.
• Manage cost controls and recommending alternative cost saving proposals.
• Manage spending against budget and in relation to changes in production volume.
• Continuously improve the house keeping in all areas.
• Assist with technical issues raised by the operators/machine minders
• Able to meet, greet and...

Production Manager

Nampak Tubes & Tubs

April 2009 - April 2011

Jetpark, Gauteng
Annual Company Turnover: 3 Billion Rand Total staff Compliment: 200

Production Manager

Annual Company Turnover

reports directly to the General Manager Total staff reporting directly to position: 30
Core Functions:

• Develop business plans and production strategies for the company to ensure the attainment of company's sales and production goals and profitability as per board requirements.
• Oversee production methods to ensure consistent quality products.
• Ensuring that by means of the implementation of GMP,(Good Management Practices), the quality of the product
delivered is on time and at the lowest possible cost.
• Overseeing the production process by the means of a detailed production schedule.
• Working out/calculating the human and material resources required.
• Reviewing the performance of subordinates.
• Been responsible for the maintenance of equipment when required.
• Ensuring that products are manufactured in time and in full (OTIF)
• Developing, implementation and continuous improvement of processes in line with 5Y,5S, VPM and other
management strategy's: (WCM implementation in the department and maintenance thereof)
• Development, Implementation and Management of specific projects for the various departments involved.
• Ensuring that the operational budget is met and maintained.
• Assisting with the management of the overall logistics and distribution plan.
• Responsible for the optimizing of the equipment and other resources.
• Management of all industrial relations matters for factory(unionized environment)
• Developing and leading teams and individuals toward common long term objectives and short term goals.
• Been hands on and results driven to ensure the business needs are met.
• Established and managed a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) relevant to the WCM implementation in the department.
Personnel Management:

• Manage activities of staff. • Set performance goals and identifies measures for goal achievement. • Ensure that staff is
trained and able to execute duties as requested. •Direct the hiring,...

Production Manager

Cinqplast-Plastop-Astrapak Group

March 2006 - April 2009

Denver, Gauteng

Injection Moulding Technician

DPE Plastics

February 2003 - February 2006

Alrode, Gauteng

Annual Company Turnover: Unknown Total National staff Compliment: 250
Technical Assistant reported directly to the Production Manager. Total staff reporting directly to position: 30
Core Functions:

• Planning of production as per customer requirements.
• Checking of the setting of injection moulding machines and rectifying settings where required.
• Assisting and coordinating of mould repairs and the maintenance of moulds in a specified priority given by the planning
department.
• Quality control of manufactured product.
• General fault finding on machines. (In conjunction with the service personnel i.e. fitters, electricians).
• General maintenance of injection moulding machines. (In conjunction with the service personnel i.e. fitters, electricians).
• Assisting in the Ordering of Polymer, Masterbatch and Pigment for the manufacture of customer product.
• Packaging/preparation of customer product for assembly.
• Checking of production recording done during the shift.
• Supervision of operators and packers on the various shifts.
• Coordinating the monthly stock takes in the department.
• Ordering of the inbound of raw material, polymer, consumables and packaging for the department.
• Trialing of new moulds for the current and new products.
• Interviewing of possible candidates for the department.
• On the job training of the staff in the department.
• Liaising with the tool room with regards to mould maintenance and planned maintenance.
• Been hands on and results driven to ensure the business needs are met.


Highlights and Achievements
• Promotion to assistant production manager after the production manager resigned.

Personnel Management:
• Manage activities of staff. • Set performance goals and identifies measures for goal achievement. • Ensure that staff is
trained and able to execute duties as requested. •Direct the hiring, training and performance evaluations of the production
staff and...

Production Technical Assistant

Astrapak Group

January 2000 - February 2003

January, 2000 - February, 2003 DPI Plastics Production Technical Assistant
Roodekop, Gauteng

Annual Company Turnover: Unknown Total National staff Compliment: 250
Technical Assistant reported directly to the Production Manager. Total staff reporting directly to position: 40
Core Functions:

• Planning of production as per customer requirements.
• Checking of the setting of injection moulding machines and rectifying settings where required.
• Assisting and coordinating of mould repairs and the maintenance of moulds in a specified priority given by the planning
department.
• Quality control of manufactured product.
• General fault finding on machines. (In conjunction with the service personnel i.e. fitters, electricians).
• General maintenance of injection moulding machines. (In conjunction with the service personnel i.e. fitters, electricians).
• Assisting in the Ordering of Polymer, Masterbatch and Pigment for the manufacture of customer product.
• Packaging/preparation of customer product for assembly.
• Checking of production recording done during the shift.
• Supervision of operators and packers on the various shifts.
• Coordinating the monthly stock takes in the department.
• Liaising customer visits to the plant.
• Ordering of the inbound of raw material, polymer, consumables and packaging for the department.
• Trialing of new moulds for the current and new products.
• Interviewing of possible candidates for the department.
• On the job training of the staff in the department.
• Compilation of daily, weekly and monthly reports for the exco members.

Personnel Management:
• Manage activities of staff. • Set performance goals and identifies measures for goal achievement. • Ensure that staff is
trained and able to execute duties as requested. •Direct the hiring, training and performance evaluations of the production
staff and oversee their daily activities....

Supervisor

Bic PTY Ltd

August 1997 - May 1999

Industria, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Annual Company Turnover: Unknown Total Staff Compliment: 350
Setter-Supervisor reported Directly to the Production Manager. Total staff reporting directly to position: 15


Core Functions:
• Installation and removal of moulds form injection moulding machines.
• Correct setting of injection moulding machines.
• Assisting in the tool-room in the maintenance of moulds.
• Quality control of manufactured product.
• General fault finding on machines. (In conjunction with the service personnel i.e. fitters, electricians).
• General maintenance of injection moulding machines. (In conjunction with the service personnel i.e. fitters,
electricians).
• Assisting in the Ordering of Polymer, Masterbatch and Pigment for the manufacture of customer product.
• Packaging/preparation of customer product for assembly and/or printing.
• Delivery of completed product to customer's premises. (When Required).
• Checking of production recording done during the shift.
• Supervision of operators and packers on the various shifts.
• Coordinating the quarterly stock takes in the department.
• Liaising customer visits to the plant.
• Assisting with the inbound of raw material, polymer and consumables for the department.
• Trialing of new moulds for the current and new products.
• Been hands on and results driven to ensure the business needs are met.

Personnel Management:
• Manage activities of staff. • Set performance goals and identifies measures for goal achievement. • Ensure that staff is
trained and able to execute duties as requested. •Direct the hiring, training and performance evaluations of the production staff and oversee their daily activities. •Performance management of subordinates. •Development &
Motivation of subordinates. • Ensure high motivational levels amongst staff. • Develop staff to achieve their maximum
potential. Identification and development of future...

Total Staff Compliment

Akwa Pet Products

January 1996 - July 1997

Setter
Benoni -Gauteng

Annual Company Turnover: Unknown Total Staff Compliment: 20
Setter reported directly to the Owner. Total staff reporting directly to position: 2

Core Functions:
• Installation and removal of moulds form injection moulding machines.
• Correct setting of injection moulding machines.
• Quality control of manufactured product.
• General fault finding on machines. (Where Possible).
• General maintenance of injection moulding machines (Where Possible).
• Ordering of Polymer, Masterbatch and Pigment for the manufacture of customer product.
• Packaging/preparation of customer product for delivery.
• Delivery to customer's premises. (When Required).
• Trialing of new moulds for specific customer products.
• Mixing of material.


Highlights and Achievements

• Ensuring stability in the plant.
• Ensure proper maintenance of the machines was done when required.
• Improvement of cycle times and quality of product produced.


Reason for leaving

Job offer at Bic SA (Pty Ltd).

Apprentice Setter

Plastools

January 1995 - December 1995

Jeppe, Johannesburg


Annual Company Turnover: Unknown Total National staff Compliment: 250
Apprentice Setter reports directly to the Shift Foreman Total staff reporting directly to position: 0


Core Functions:
• Installation and removal of moulds form injection moulding machines.
• Correct setting of injection moulding machines.
• Quality control of manufactured product.
• Installation of ancillary equipment to either moulds or injection moulding machines.
• Identification of either product or machine fault and rectification of the fault timeously.
• Mixing of raw material for the injection moulding machines.
• Understand the various types of materials and their different applications in the industry.


Highlights and Achievements
• Graduating under the PISA banner as part of the training program.
• Chosen for the program, (Manpower Pool training program), from a group of 5000 students.


Reason for leaving

Apprenticeship completed.

Production Manager reports directly to Regional Managing Director

Core Functions:
• Develop business plans and production strategies for the company to ensure the attainment of company's sales and production goals and profitability as per board requirements.
• Ensure that collective bargaining agreements are effectively administered and that the employee's grievances are
addressed in a timely fashion.
• Adjust the production schedule as required and communicate any change in delivery date to the customer
accordingly.
• Set production targets with team-leaders throughout the shifts. Control individual production targets for the production department.
• Overseeing the production process by the means of a detailed production schedule.
• Working out/calculating the human and material resources required.
• Been responsible for the maintenance of equipment when required.
• Ensuring jobs are manufactured correctly, cost effectively and delivered on time in accordance to customer
specifications and quality requirements.
• Ensuring monthly stock-takes are done and the investigation of the stock variances.
• Ensuring the shop floor has the necessary manpower, competence, skill, knowledge, plant and tooling required to ensure to achieve production targets.
• Ensuring all operations are carried out whilst complying with all relevant Legislation, with specific reference to the
Health and Safety legislation as well as Environmental Legislation.
• Managing the sales forecast with the customer and KAM.
• Analyze customer specific demands and translate these into a working production plan.
• Able to meet, greet and talk with customers and potential clients.
• Assisting in the operating budget for the department.
• Manage cost controls and recommending alternative cost saving proposals.
• Monitoring costs regarding actual VS budget.
• Ensure that the finished product is well packaged, labeled and delivered according to the customer's spec.
• Ensure non-conformance paperwork is raised and processed with every...

Projects

SOMA

Completed a project from scratch to full production in a matter of 6 months.

Qualifications & Certifications

Education

RAU University

Education Matriculation

Liverpool Secondary School

Education

Johannesburg Technical College

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