Line Leader

R-68688 | Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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Job Description

Are You Ready to Make It Happen at Mondelēz International?

Join our Mission to Lead the Future of Snacking. Make It With Pride.

This role helps ensure the sustained continuity of technical mastery and line leadership in manufacturing, by leading a key line of the business (technical, system or organizational) to deliver results defined by the compelling business need of the site. You ensure that key business results are achieved and for developing others to ensure the sustained continuity of technical mastery on the manufacturing line. Using a systematic approach, you use strategic thinking skills to ensure results are sustained over the long term.

How you will contribute

In your likely first managerial role, you will ensure that Mondelēz International’s safety, quality, cost, delivery, sustainability and morale targets are achieved for the lines for which you are responsible by breaking down section targets into line and unit targets and ensuring that employees understand their individual performance goals related to the overall targets. In this role, you will also develop budgets and be responsible for costs control management, governance and compliance, loss elimination and workforce planning, including recruitment, retention, development, succession planning, and the identification of high potential team members. Without you, we would not be able to deliver high-quality snacks to our customers.

What you will bring

A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career. You will bring experience and knowledge in:

  • Autonomous maintenance (AM) Step 4 systems and progressive maintenance (PM) Step 3 systems
  • Maintaining equipment at basic conditions independently, including the execution of AM & PM (break-down maintenance, planned maintenance) standards on dedicated equipment
  • Total productive maintenance and Six Sigma including qualification of AM steps 5-6, and PM step 3
  • Leading line teams
  • Handling challenging interpersonal situations tactfully
  • Influencing people in a union environment
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing and a good attention to detail

More about this role

What you need to know about this position:

This position involves effective and efficient management of process, methods & material resources to continuously deliver products of consistently high quality and at the right throughput at competitive costs that will guarantee profitability for the business. All these activities must be carried out in a safe manner and clean environment.

What extra ingredients you will bring:

  • Manufacture of products of expected Quality standards and planned volume at appointed delivery dates and schedule on a departmental basis.
  • Ensure that plant performance, state of hygiene, safety and operating personnel adequately support the requirement for the delivery of set target.
  • Ensure strict compliance to planned Maintenance and improvement where feasible, of process, techniques and methods for the manufacture of standard quality product.
  • Provide adequate training for all categories of the workforce in the department (Manager/Non-management).
  • Implement all aspects of Total Quality Management (QA, QC, QA concept) including the operation of quality Setting up machines to start a production cycle
  • Controlling and adjusting machine settings (e.g. speed)
  • Maintain activity logs
  • Implemented quality control to maintain company guidelines
  • Ensure safety of equipment and self/team
  • Participated in safety training
  • Assisted in inventory control
  • Ensure timely preparation and availability of all production materials to avoid shortage during production.
  • Report regularly all issue relating to production activities and progress.
  • Conduct Risk Assessment and ensure LOTO compliance and Achieve near zero defects
  • Ensure machines are run with guards and safety devices in place in line with the procedure
  • Effective implementation of the AM in the plant and Visible QCDSM boards
  • Work with services drive equipment reliability and ensure round the clock availability of equipment for production use on a daily basis
  • Ensure machines achieve cum deliver consistent product quality
  • Work towards reduction in scrap/rework level in the plant-Drive down waste on all the lines & champion waste reduction efforts and ensure rework re-use
  • Deliver weekly production plan & achieve expected GE across the lines
  • Report and investigate near misses, incident & accidents in the factory
  • Provide support services to ensure prompt and quality service delivery to the factory.
  • Strict adherence to GMP Requirements

Education / Certifications:

  • Bsc, HND or equivalent in Engineering from a reputable institution

Job specific requirements:

  • Must have at least 2 years experience in a Process Plant
  • A proven ability to learn quickly and take responsibility for actions taken.
  • Accountable, Adaptable, Aggressive & must have integrity
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Strong collaborative skills/ community builder

Travel requirements:


Work schedule:

Standard 40 business hours

No Relocation support available

Business Unit Summary

Mondelez International’s Sub Sahara Africa BU is seen as the growth engine for the business. Currently, we operate out of two major hubs – South Africa, servicing south, central and east Africa; and Nigeria, looking after West Africa.  Our product offering is as diverse and exciting as our over 2000 passionate people.  We are category leaders in South Africa with our Cadbury chocolates; and our Bournvita product is a firm family favourite in Nigeria.  We also delight our consumers with our candy offerings of Halls and Tom Toms; our Stimorol and Clorets gum and global favourite Oreo. 
In all that we do, we will do business the right way – with our products, the environment and our communities.

Mondelēz International is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Type


Manufacturing core



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