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Location: Cape Town

About Us:

Founded in 1989, Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing is a global leader in the production of custom and semi-custom power and sailing catamarans, offshore rescue craft and express cruisers. Based across four factories in Cape Town, we take pride in our commitment to innovation and excellence. We offer exceptional career opportunities for dedicated individuals who share our passion for the maritime industry. We are seeking an experienced and visionary Head of Manufacturing to oversee and optimise production across all our facilities

Job Purpose:

As the Head of Manufacturing at Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing, you will play a critical role in managing and streamlining our manufacturing operations across four factories. Leveraging your extensive experience in boat building management, you will ensure the efficient and high-quality production of our catamarans, from semi-custom lines to fully custom vessels.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage all aspects of manufacturing across four production facilities.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive production strategies to meet business objectives and client expectations.
  • Ensure the efficient production of four lines of semi-custom vessels and fully custom catamarans.
  • Monitor and manage production costs to adhere to budgetary requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with safety, quality, and environmental standards across all factories.
  • Lead, mentor, and motivate the production teams to achieve performance targets and maintain high standards of workmanship.
  • Coordinate with design, engineering, procurement, and quality assurance teams to ensure seamless production operations.
  • Identify and implement process improvements to enhance efficiency, quality, and productivity across all facilities.
  • Maintain accurate production records and prepare detailed reports for senior management.
  • Address and resolve any production issues or delays promptly and effectively.
  • Ensure proper maintenance and utilisation of production equipment and facilities.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and advancements in boat building techniques and technologies.
  • Foster a positive and productive work environment, promoting teamwork and collaboration.
  • Develop and manage the manufacturing budget and resource allocation.

Desired Experience & Qualification:

  • Extensive experience in boat building management, ideally in a large boat building production environment.
  • Proven track record of managing production operations and leading teams to achieve performance targets.
  • Strong understanding of boat building processes, materials, and quality standards.
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in production planning and scheduling software.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to safety and quality standards.

Qualifying Attributes:

  • Passion for the marine industry and a commitment to excellence in boat building.
  • High level of integrity and ethical conduct.
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills.
  • Proactive and results-driven approach to tasks.
  • Effective time management skills and well-organised.
  • Exceptional people management skills

Salary: Negotiable, commensurate with experience.

Application: Please apply with your resume and a cover letter highlighting your extensive boat building management experience, people management skills, and your ability to lead and optimize production operations across multiple facilities. Please send your CV and a covering letter to Kirsten at

Note: If you do not hear from us, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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