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