Industrial Engineering Manager (EE), Port Elizabeth – Ref: 1050501-29


Ref: 1050501-29

Job Description:

Our client, a leading automotive supplier worldwide, currently has a vacancy for an Industrial Engineering Manager from a manufacturing background.
The successful incumbent must have the ability to communicate effectively and be able to manage projects and multiple tasks. They will possess strong time management skills with a continuous drive for improvement. They will hold a minimum qualification of BTech in Industrial Engineering together with 3-5 years’ leadership experience.

Position details:

Define department targets according to local and central targets.
Plan, coordinate and supervise activities of the IE-department.
Define personnel objectives, assess, develop and consult direct reporting positions within the IE department.
Train management potentials and specific IE knowledge in IE department and initiate IE personnel development activities in agreement with management.
Efficiency improvement
Develop strategic concepts and ideas to improve the production processes.
Develop and implement strategies and measures to streamline the complete process chain.
Coordinate and steer the CBS activities.
Ensure continuous improvement processes and engagement of people.
Analyse, evaluate and benchmark the production processes to increase added value.
Identify fields of improvement within the process chain.
Provide IE-specific data, plant and equipment design and layout requirements.
Generate budget planning and production related analyses.
Consult plant management regarding IE-specific concerns.
Initiate/implement improvements in IE specific applications, e.g. work measurement, material flow etc.
Work system design
Ensure the implementation of standards according to CBS and continuous improvement of standards.
Support the design of human orientated work systems by analyzing and improving human-machine interaction considering social, economic and ecological aspects.
Define and determine changes in labour organization and layouts and their consequences in regard of wage and performance structure.
Communication/ Learning/ Coordination/ Projects
Coordinate and communicate local IE activities to central IE.
Ensure the exchange of IE know how within the plant and between plants.
Manage IE tasks within projects. Participate in projects as work package owner, project leader or steering team member.
Reporting/ Systems
Generate capacity reports and internal key performance indicators.
Design, implement, maintain and administrate rates/wages evaluation systems for plants to ensure maximum productivity and to reduce production costs.
Compile production, vacation and absence plans in cooperation with production control and production.
Ensure data quality in all IE reports.

Location (country, city): Port Elizabeth

Job Qualification & Experience:

A minimum educational requirement of a B Tech in Industrial Engineering.

8 years + relevant experience in a manufacturing environment in a Senior IE role.

3 – 5 years project leadership experience.

3 – 5 years leadership experience.

Company Description:

With sales of 34.5 billion in 2014, our client is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently has approximately 200,000 employees in 53 countries. The Tyre Division currently has 24 production and development locations worldwide. The broad product range and continuous investments in R&D make a major contribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. As one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers with more than 47,000 employees, the Tyre Division achieved sales of 9.8 billion in 2014.

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

Industrial Engineering Manager (EE), Port Elizabeth – Ref: 1050501-29

Industrial Engineering Manager

Industrial Engineering Manager


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