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Timber Workshop Manager - National Auctioneers

Location: Harare
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Job Summary

Responsible for ensuring that the company's lumber, furniture and doors are produced safely and at a high level of quality to ensure on time delivery all while controlling production costs.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Engage associates in safe production and manufacturing of doors, furniture and roofing timber that meet customer needs and drives improvement in key business metrics.
  • Manage and lead in the overall production and manufacturing process at the sawmill site and workshop site.
  • People development, reliability, procurement, productivity, environmental and other site stewardship responsibilities are the ultimate responsibility of the Production Manager.
  • Ensure that business and individual goal setting processes such as capital plans, expense budgets, safety strategic plans and performance management plans are developed and executed with excellence.
  • Enforce safety guidelines and company standards.
  • Set daily/weekly/monthly objectives and communicate effectively to employees as well as management.
  • Organize workflow by assigning responsibilities and preparing schedules.
  • Oversee and coach employees.
  • Ensure the safe use of equipment and schedule regular maintenance.
  • Follow up the production output at sawmill and workshop according to set specifications.
  • Submit daily, monthly and annual reports on performance and progress.
  • Identify issues in efficiency and suggest improvements.
  • Train new employees on how to safely use machinery and follow processes.
  • Inform product costs, pricing and source markets for lumber and other products
  • Coordinate sales team and report on feedback from the market.

Qualifications And Experience

  • Diploma in a technical, wood processing or relevant field from any reputable institution.
  • Minimum of 15-20 years of operations (lumber) and manufacturing environment
  • At least 10 year as production manager production
  • Highly Preferable candidates with extensive proven experience in the wood market
  • Proven record of positive accomplishments in safety, quality, and production initiatives.
  • Ability to develop and engage a high performing workforce.
  • Ability to build leadership and talent to support retention and continuous employee development
  • Proven record of effectively engaging employees in behaviour-based safety techniques Knowledge and experience in the use of statistical process control techniques in wood production.
  • Proven experience as a Production Supervisor at Saw Mill level or similar role.
  • Exceptional organizational and leadership abilities
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated with a results-driven approach.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Flexible work hours are required to meet the needs of a 24/7 and Saw Mill production environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a Wood Production Plant, Operational Plan and Sales Plan as well as high levels of implementation.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience improving manufacturing reliability.
  • Knowledge of LEAN manufacturing principles

How To Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to and   

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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