Senior Operations Manager (Exco) Water / Engineering



Prostaff Holdings

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Thursday, January 26, 2023


Johannesburg, South Africa



Leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions regarding various water challenges on a global basis requires the above to manage all operations within the factory ensuring that products are strategically introduced into the environment in public utility, industrial, agricultural, residential and commercial building services markets.


Minimum requirements for the role:
  • Tertiary qualification in either engineering or industrial or mechanical or production or business or supply chain or related is preferred.
  • Previous experience having worked as an Operations Manager within an engineering or related environment is essential.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including ability to effectively coach, motivate, empower, develop and evaluate Employees.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma is preferred.
  • Previous experience running an engineering or chemical or related plant working on Lean Manufacturing is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with all levels of external and internal Customers.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and organizational skills and a high level of personal and professional integrity.
  • Strong bias for action, and effective change agent.
  • Proficiency in managing and facilitating teams through problem solving and conflict resolutions.
  • Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously in a structured manner.
  • Capable of working in a team environment involving multiple cultures.
  • The successful candidate must have a Customer focus mindset.
  • Previous experience taking control of a production / factory site, warehousing and supply chain is essential for the role.
  • The successful candidate must be able to run the entire operations side as a business.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Define and lead the Africa manufacturing operations strategy for the region, in line with the Africa regional strategy.
  • Oversee all manufacturing site operations and maintenance across the Africa region, including future expansions of assembly / manufacturing to other countries / sites.
  • Optimize collaboration of strategic sourcing with global procurement, as well as other manufacturing sites.
  • Lead a motivated, diverse team, to deliver best in class operational standards across the region, ensuring talent is identified and developed and succession planning goals are established and met.
  • Set the annual regional operations business plan, and drive a continuous improvement mindset throughout the function, ensuring that the regional year over year operational improvements are realised.
  • Play a key part in the localization of product across the region, to support local sales activities.
  • Manage the regional inventory turn performance goals, adjusting as required to ensure achievement.
  • Direct the regional team to estimate manufacturing capacity, production and materials control, warehousing and site facilities, maintenance, and other manufacturing support activities.
  • Manage regional EHS and maintenance resources, ensuring high standards of safety and ethics at all times.
  • Manage the regional operations budget to ensure optimal value and efficiency.


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