Candidate location: South Africa, Gauteng
Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans, Hindi,
Designation: Business Improvement Manager
Highest qualification type: Masters
University: University of the Witwatersrand
Discipline: Industrial Engineering
Years of experience: 6 to 10 years
Cost to company: R751 000 – R850 000
Company size: 201 – 500
Division: Procurement / Planning / Supply Chain Management / Logistics (in/outbound) / Warehouse / Transportation
Seniority level: Degreed Engineer – Lead / Senior / Principal / Chief
Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification:
Industrial Engineering: BSc(Eng)(Ind), Masters in Engineering Management
Other Formal Qualification: Msc (Eng) (Engineering Management)
What is your current/ most recent job title?
Business Improvement Specialist
What is the primary purpose of this position?
Improving the company through strategic, lean and six sigma projects.
Programme manager of strategic projects at executive level.
Development of decision making models.
SAP deployment and change lead
What are the core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order for you to achieve your primary purpose?
Stakeholder engagement and buy in, best practice research, quantitative and qualitative evaluation, management support, technical understanding
If you were to illuminate your skills and abilities along with your greater purpose and passions in life, how would you describe yourself?
I am an individual who has worked holistically in the business and promotes system thinking. I have a proven track record and considering the entire value chain and posing solutions that impact the wider company positively. I am highly creative, agile and self motivated with a strong foundation on quantitative and qualitative analysis. I am oasis mate towards mentoring and coaching young professionals and getting best performance from talent I have managed. I am performance driven and currently seeking an opportunity in a dynamic organisation where I can work on optimising the business, provide new perspective on excellence and enhance others talent.
What is the business title of your ideal position?
Business Improvement Manager
Continuous improvement manager
Operations excellence manager
Supply Chain Improvement / Optimisation Manager
Senior Specialist (continuous improvement / Business Improvement)
What are the key responsibilities and accountabilities of your ideal position?
Manage the strategic development and roll out at the company
Promote improvement projects with a goal to increase bottom line by x percentage
Manage, mentor and coach young professionals to become improvement specialists
Analyse and manage major projects in the company scope
What are the manufacturing processes/ technologies that you have experience in relevant to your ideal position/ next career steps?
Lean and six sigma
Strategy development and implementation
Decision making analysis
Process and SOP development and optimisation
Describe your career in years of experience per sector/industry/commodity serviced:
2 year coal mining ; 8 years supply chain; 7 years business optimisation ; 1 yr automotive ; 6 months consulting
Describe the kind of company you would like to work for including the culture and values it should possess:
Positive and driven culture
Results and long term focused
Excellence maintained in all we do
Strong consideration of ethics and greening the environment
What do you absolutely love doing?
I love to come to work knowing today is a different day and being challenged. When companies face issues I enjoy investigating them, finding out the as is state and using my knowledge to creatively find solution and implement them. I live being on the floor where the action is happening and working on establishing relationships with all levels in the organisation for projects to successfully be implemented.
To summarise : creative development, solving complex problems.
Motivation to move (please select): Limited challenge
Location Preference: I am open to positions only in my area (I don’t want to move house).