Minimum Job Requirements :
Bachelors Degree in Production Management or Mechanical / Industrial Engineering.
Min 5 to 8 years managerial experience in production, automotive.
Previous automotive experience will be an advantage.
A thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.
Experience with Lean methodologies and principles.
Key Performance Areas :
Manage the Production Assembly line, its people, processes and objectives.
Ensure that the Operational targets are met, communicated to relevant Group Leaders and ensure that they all have an action plan to meet them.
Manage the quality defects coming off the line and supervise the implementation of countermeasures (preventive and corrective) in all areas of the Production line to meet quality targets.
Resolution of non-conformities to be actioned on time.
Chair the daily Operations meeting, before participating in the daily Action room meeting, reporting on Operational issues and getting feedback from Engineering, QA and Logistics.
Planning of the production improvement methods.
Ensure that disciplinary issues regarding poor performance, issue of misconduct, late coming, wearing of uniform, safety equipment, etc.
are appropriately and timeously addressed.
Monitor and manage the budget for operations in terms of People, Productivity and overheads.
Ensure that all ISO procedures and instructions are complied with and updated as and when necessary.
Manage the department, ensuring smooth implementation of methodologies, time studies, 5S, line balancing, Kaizan, efficiency and Productivity techniques.
Conduct all necessary activities towards the yearly audit.
Responsible for KPI''s : faults per unit, productivity, vehicles work in progress and 5S.
Good communication skills.
A focus on quality and output performance.
Excellent staff management skills.
Promote and encourage good team spirit amongst employees.
Decision making ability.
Problem solving skills.
Encourage team work.
Leadership and organisational skills.
Initiative and self-motivated.