Education and Minimum Requirements : University / Post Graduate Degree or similar in Operations Management or EngineeringGeneral 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 industryManagerial 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 production, warehousing, and chemical environment. Competencies : Strategic Mindset : Sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies.
Balances Stakeholders : Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders. Plans and Aligns : Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
Ensures Accountability : Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments.Optimizes Work Processes : Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
Collaborates : Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. Financial Acumen : Interprets and applies key financial indicators to make better business decisions.
Being Resilient : Rebounds from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations. Situational Adaptability : Adapts approach and demeanor in real-time to match the shifting demands of different situations.
Builds Effective Teams : Builds strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
Interpersonal Savvy : Relates openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.Business Insight : Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals.
Instils Trust : Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. Communicates Effectively : Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Manages Complexity : Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
Manages Conflict : Handles conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise. Develops Talent : Develops people to meet both their career goals and the organization's goals.
Resourcefulness : Secures and deploys resources effectively and efficiently Responsibilities Product and Service OptimisationSetting up the unit with appropriate structures, infrastructure, and resources to contribute to the operational, profit, and client service objectives of the company.
Set overall performance and business objectives for the unit in support of the companys business objectives.Define, develop and implement policies, procedures, and processes that will ensure alignment, excellence, and continuous improvement within the unit Profit Enablement.
Optimal configuration of unit 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 ControlAdvise management pro-actively on critical trends, environmental changes, financial risks, and current as well as pending legislative changes and take proactive 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 with all legislation, systems of governance, Codes of Practice (e.
g. ISO)Systems and service excellence culture for customer responsiveness and reliable delivery. Operational EnablementUnit optimization by defining, acquiring & enhancing technology, practice, finance & people to deliver maximum support to the organization 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 changes within the unit may have on other support functions and the core business to minimize the impacts of possible changes.
Setting the tone, developing and maintaining performance, business services, and client-responsive culture within the unit, in line with the strategic and business objectives of the organization.
Evaluates Performance against plans and decides 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 onboarding and training initiatives.
Stakeholder ManagementIdentify, build and maintain key relationships, from a financial perspective, that add value to the sustainability of the company, i.
e. key internal as well as external relations