AA Operations Manager
an, South Africa
2d ago
source : Executive Placements

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.
  • Competencies :

  • 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.
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