POSITION: Continuous Improvement Manager

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Multinational Tyre and Rubber Company

JOB LOCATION: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

REPORTS TO: Production Director

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY: Assume responsibility for implementing and driving the Continuous Improvement culture throughout all levels of the organisation and ensure alignment with regional standards. Provide expertise, leadership and assistance with Continuous Improvement System (CIS) methodologies



A University Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering or Operations/ Production Management



At least six years experience in continuous improvement in the manufacturing sector, three of which must have been at management level

Expert knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies and tools used in ‘Lean’ (5S, Supermarkets, KANBAN, KAIZEN Events, QCO, SMED, TPM and ‘Six Sigma’)

Experience in implementing Lean’ and ideally ‘Six Sigma’ methodologies in a plant

Working knowledge and/or experience in implementation of Lean principles in a manufacturing environment

Good understanding of human related implementation issues

Preference will be given to employment equity candidates