Business Team Manager (Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth / Manufacturing)

Location: Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 15-06-2017
Client Description:
A leading multinational tire manufacturing company has an exciting opportunity which will be based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Our client manufactures tires for automobiles, commercial trucks, light trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, race cars, airplanes, farm equipment and heavy earth-mover machinery.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead and be fully accountable for and manage the Business Team
  • Meet daily production schedules
  • Drive safety and health in the defined business team
  • Ensure operator productivity
  • Manage human resources effectively including people development
  • Analyse, forecast, plan manpower/shift patterns for the business team
  • Analyse, forecast, plan machine/equipment utilization/capability for the business team
  • Implement established standards with a view to continuously improve plant productivity/efficiencies incorporating lean manufacturing techniques
  • Prepare effective Annual Operating Plan
  • Effectively drive continuous improvement in the business team
Qualifications & Experience Required:
  • Production or related Engineering tertiary qualification is mandatory
  • 10+ years of manufacturing experience in production, quality, engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in a Continuous Improvement / Zero Loss Concept / Total Productive Maintenance / Lean environment
  • Demonstrated experience in driving significant improvements in safety, quality & productivity
  • Experience in managing across multiple functions
  • Computer literacy with high proficiency in Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint
  • Flexible self starter with the ability to work under pressure and meet stringent deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Incumbent must be contactable and available after hours for consultations with plant
  • Acceptance of responsibility/accountability at senior level
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Michelle Muir
Senior Associate
CA Global Africa Recruitment 
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