POSITION: Operations Development Manager- Sub Saharan Africa, Global Industrial Manufacturing Group


NATURE OF BUSINESS: Global Industrial Manufacturing Group


JOB LOCATION: Midrand, Johannesburg


REPORTS TO: Managing Director


SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY: Oversee and guide the plans that ensure that all factories in the sub-Saharan African (SSA) market, excluding current factories in South Africa, perform in accordance with the accepted standards defined by the group. Will require quite a bit of travelling into the various regions of Sub-Saharan Africa




  • Engineering or Technical Degree with a management or leadership qualification.

  • At least 5-10 years relevant experience in a similar management level, ideally manufacturing/ automotive environment.

  • Strategic and technical abilities with very strong influential and interpersonal capability




  • Working with the plant managers of the various sites in SSA

  • Introduce the factories to the appropriate continuous improvement models available within the group e.g. world class manufacturing and assist the plant managers in embedding this type of culture within their plants in order to ensure that the performance of the factories in all areas is sustained.

  • Create an environment built on trust, open and transparent communication, innovation and pro-active behaviours.

  • Ensure adherence to Quality, Environmental Health and Safety requirements of the Organization.



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