General Manager: Operations
Broad Based Executive Appointments
Johannesburg, South Africa
6d ago
source : Executive Placements

Overview :

The purpose of a General Manager : Operations is to strategically organise, store and manufacture / pack products for the organisation.

Business value contribution is by leading and co-ordinating Operations (storage and production) in a manner that contributes to profits, eliminates unnecessary cost whilst meeting or exceeding all agreed safety, regulatory and stakeholder requirements.

Qualifications :

  • University / Post Graduate Degree or similar in operations management or engineering.
  • Experience :

  • General Experience : Wide and deep experience providing expert competence (15 years +) in operations, manufacturing and warehousing 10 years experience in a senior operation and / or engineering role ideally in the chemical industry
  • Managerial Experience : Experienced in strategic management and leadership across company functions directing substantial resources over long-time frames (8 years and up).
  • Proven track record in a production, warehousing and chemical environment.

    Duties :

    Product and Service Optimisation

  • Setting up the unit with appropriate structures, infrastructure and resources to contribute to operational, profit and client service objectives of the company.
  • Set overall performance and business objectives for the unit in support of Protea Chemicals business objectives.
  • Define, develop and implement policies, procedures and processes that will ensure alignment, excellence, continuous improvement within the unit
  • Profit Enablement

  • Optimal configuration of units making to enable decision making regarding best value performance (e.g. insourced / outsourced) to enable optimal value delivery in a changing environment.
  • Adapt to the changing environment in which the company operates taking into account regulatory changes, market changes, supplier changes, profitability target changes etc.
  • Meeting and exceeding customer defined requirements by ensuring optimal usage of infrastructure and facilities across all markets in which the company chooses to operate.
  • Risk Management and Control

  • Advise management pro-actively on critical trends, environmental changes, financial risks and current as well as pending legislative changes and take pro-active preventative measures to ensure compliance.
  • Informed decisions and timeous actions necessary to limit risks to company sustainability from a production perspective.
  • Develop guiding policies, implement and ensure compliance to all legislation, systems of governance, Codes of Practice (e.
  • g. ISO), and Omnia Group frameworks.

  • Systems and service excellence culture for customer responsiveness and reliable delivery.
  • Operational Enablement

  • Unit optimisation by defining, acquiring and enhancing of technology, practice, finance and people to deliver maximum support to the organisation cost-effectively and with optimization of resources aligned with company profitability objectives.
  • Facilitating synergy and congruency between all domain units to ensure a common focus.
  • Sense, define and manage the impact that change within the unit may have on other support functions and the core business to minimize the impacts of possible changes.
  • Setting the tone, develop and maintain a performance, business services and client responsive culture within the unit, in line with the strategic and business objectives of the organisation.
  • Evaluates Performance against plans and decide on corrective action to enhance the units performance in support of business objectives, e.
  • g. structural change, systems change, redeployment of people, etc.

  • Identify, implement and manage employee development and skills transfer through various on boarding and training initiatives.
  • Stakeholder Management

  • Identify, build and maintain key relationships, from a financial perspective, that adds value to the sustainability of the company, i.
  • e. key internal as well as external relations.

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