Chemical Scientist/Manager: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Ref: 752206

Ref: 752206

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: MEng/BSc Hons Chemical Technology, BTech Polymer Technology, B.Com Economics
Annual Package Range: South African rand - ZAR 751 000 - 850 000, per annum
Total years experience: 6--10 Years

Chemical Scientist/Manager

Current / most recent job title? Deputy Director: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

To manage and coordinate activities for the development of advanced manufacturing technology missions and human capital in support of the national system of innovation.

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Develop and manage contractual arrangements for the development of advanced manufacturing technologies and associated knowledge products and human capital.
Building relationships with advanced manufacturing industry stakeholders.
Adhere to quarterly reporting requirements
Act as Secretariat for AMT unit initiatives
Facilitate, coordinate and support activities with regard advanced manufacturing evaluation activities

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I am multiskilled, qualified and enterprising chemical scientist possessing a strong suite of skills and experience covering engineering research, production, manufacturing and commercial management. I have a background in Chemical Engineering and Polymer Technology having worked earlier on as a Process Technician and Materials Development Engineer.

I have spent the last four years working primarily in product industrialisation, technology development & commercialisation, research and policy development roles. I was previously the Portfolio Manager, Advanced Technology where I was responsible for managing and monitoring their advanced manufacturing investments portfolio. I joined my current employer as a Deputy Director: Manufacturing Sector responsible for leading manufacturing economic sector strategy development. I am currently the Acting Director responsible for providing policy and strategy development support in advanced manufacturing technologies.

Strong commercial and technical acumen with excellent pedigree in Quality, Chemical, Technology, Production, Research, and Commercial Management. Also, an effective communicator with strong people, process and operation management skills. Dependable and reliable in supporting and enabling team effort to produce genuine long-term sustainable results.

4. Ideal business title:

Senior Manger in Manufacturing, Project and Programme Management

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

General management of resources

6. Skill area of competence:

Process control
Manufacturing technical support
Research and development
Product development
Quality management

7. Career summary:

Manufacturing 5 years
Project and Programme management-4 years

8. Achievements:

Played an effective role in the development of the Additive Manufacturing Strategy for South Africa

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

People development

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

Innovative and exciting company which nurtures and values leadership and excellence
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