Group Operations Manager – Randburg, Johannesburg – Ref: 1122904


Ref: 1122904

Job Description:

The Group Operations Manager manages the operations function to meet customer requirements and targets. The position has full accountability of operations/technical management, project management, operational risk management, supply chain and logistics and ensures that health and safety, customer quality and environmental requirements are met. The Group Operations Manager implements and manages continuous improvement and operations principles by identifying advances in the field and recommend changes in working practices and processes.

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer.
Job titles of direct reports: Project Manager, Internal Operations Manager, External Operations Manager and KZN Operations Manager.
Key internal relationships: The position has full accountability of operations/technical management, project management, operational risk management, supply chain and logistics and ensures that health and safety, customer quality and environmental requirements are met.

Position details:

Main responsibilities:

Strategy and business processes
Lead the development and implementation of operations vision, strategy, and procedures to improve operational performance.
Lead innovation as an integrated business process and anticipates technological and engineering changes to sustain technologically advanced product ranges.
Lead the process of ensuring Motherstation and customer site projects are implemented according to the agreed plans, customer contracts and company contracts at all the companies’ individual sites.
Review opportunities to enhance production operations to optimise business growth.
Advise the company on issues relating to operational function by keeping abreast of latest developments to ensure that the company maintains its competitive advantage
§Ensure that Customer Services Measures and Services Level Agreement are met at all times.

System and process improvement
Establish and oversee operating budgets, monitor cost and effectiveness of production and distribution/logistics activities to optimise resources, prioritise spending and achieve quality and standards.
Lead execution of high-quality health and safety standards and adherence to safety programs, procedures, and policies to meet legislative requirements
Develop standards against which performance is measured in areas of operations efficiency and cost control.
Partner with the sales and marketing teams to forecast the demands of the market and ensure there is proper sales and operations planning.
Lead the engineering/technical management, project management, operational risk management, supply chain and logistics functions to minimize the company’s overall purchasing costs without compromising quality or reliability of supply.
Lead the implementation and development of routine maintenance programs for all the companies’ assets.
Develop systems to operate the asset management and maintenance programs in conjunction with other departments.

Transformation and Training

Lead the development of policies that promote the transformation goals and ensure the sourcing and development of empowered suppliers and vendors.
Source, evaluate and manage supplier and vendor relationships that are strategically important to the company and operate on terms beneficial to the company.
Support the achievement of an improved BBBEE score.
Lead the training of Operations Department Managers/Heads, Technicians and Interns and ensure good record keeping.
Lead the technical support and training of a structured programme to sales staff and regional managers.

LeadershipLead operations management team to develop a culture of continuous improvement
Manage, coach, and develop a high performing operations team that meets agreed objectives, and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements.
Manage key performance indicators of operations including quality, service, safety, and cost.
Share operation’s goals and guidelines for achieving the goals with the senior leaders and executive team.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance

Regulatory and Compliance

Ensure compliance with key requirements of the SANS, SAPGA, SAGA and NERSA codes,
Liaise with NERSA and various government bodies relating to queries, inspections, and license regulatory compliance requirements.
Lead and coordinate installations of all equipment and ensure that installations adhere to suppliers standards as well as prescribed South African and International standards and Acts.
Manage the establishment and implementation of HASCHEM, HAZOP, ASME and Accord Dangereux Routier (ADR) requirements, where appropriate,
Lead the Operations risk management process through risk assessments and management of change
Ensure that various site security management systems are developed and implemented
Ensure that Emergency Response and crisis management system are developed and implemented
Ensure that the companies and customers’ sites comply with all aspects required relating to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Major Hazardous Installation (MHI) and Health and Safety requirements and implemented
Manage the registration of all equipment with the applicable legal governing bodies.

Location (country, city): Randburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Job Qualification & Experience:

Excellent interpersonal skills
Flexibility and agility
Effective communication
High level of emotional intelligence
Negotiations skills
Commercial and Financial acumen
Understanding of continuous improvement methodologies (Lean, kaizen etc.)
Understanding of ISO processes
Production planning and control Technical/Engineering, Project and Operations knowledge is critical
Knowledge of preventative maintenance
Relevant manufacturing/engineering B degree
Post graduate qualification will be an advantage
10 years Operations experience with proven leadership exposure
Experience of managing P&L for operations
Petrochemical & Chemicals and or Gases industry background is essential
Experience in logistics and distribution of gas is essential
Warehouse Management experience

Company Description:

Supplier of natural gasses.

This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

Group Operations Manager – Randburg, Johannesburg – Ref: 1122904

Group Operations Manager

Group Operations Manager

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