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Manufacturing / Mechanical
Cape Town
robin johnson

robin johnson

Cape Town, City of Cape Town


About robin johnson:

Experienced Distillation Technologist with strong managerial and technical skills. Proactive problem solver, able to communicate complex issues simply .  Proven managerial capacity, transforming strategy into performance. Accomplished professional, delivering reliable information and communication. Maintaining robust, high-performing systems through the management of technical personnel. Positive, pragmatic and solution orientated. Passionate and people centred.


DISTILLATION HOD – Africa’s Largest Distillery  o Managing two production teams across four distillation processes   CORE WORK EXPERIENCE:  o SST member   o ITF Chair – overseeing the implementation of strategic site projects and actions o Departmental budgeting  o Volumes forecasting  o Stakeholder management – Internal & External customer/supplier management   Stakeholder performance reviews incl. SLA evaluation and revision  o Process audits – including product intake, processing, quality, maturation & dispatch o Monthly Stakeholder (internal and external) reporting  o Month end production reporting – stock counts and product loss reconciliation  o KPI verification and reporting  o Environmental impact determination and reporting o Process refinement and efficiency reporting (OEE) and utilities optimisation o WI, SOP and OPL development and coaching – operational standardisation o Product reconciliation and tracing   o SAP transaction verification – MES advanced user  o Personnel management and the enforcement of best practices (TQM) systems o Focused operational problem solving – DMAIC Tools  o Utilities management – interfacing with engineering departments  o Shift performance review   EXTENDED WORK EXPEIRIENCE: o Delivered data-driven recommendations to support operational planning, capacity analysis and process improvement. o Collaborated with engineers to develop cost-friendly and improved plans, aligning with budget and maintaining quality standards. o Scheduled meetings with designated departments to discuss progress and developments, delivering targeted objectives. o Performed risk assessments to evaluate hazards, adding control measures and implementing emergency procedures. 


2022 - IP International Institute of Brewing & Distilling |UK International Diploma in Distilling  

2022 - IP University of Stellenbosch Business School |Cape Town, WC Post Graduate Diploma – Project Management   

2018 Cape Peninsula University of Technology | Cape Town, WC Bachelor in Technology – Chemical Engineering

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