Role details

Process Improvement Manager

Gauteng   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Global Heavy Automotive Manufacturer
  • Industry Elite

About Our Client

Our Client, is one of the leading manufacturers of heavy automotive products, applications and of industrial engines as well as service-related products. With operations in over 90 countries and productions sites throughout the globe and is in search of a Process Improvement Manager to manage a diverse team of 4.

Job Description

The purpose of the Provess Improvement

  • Support, champion and drive process improvement initiative within the organisation;
  • Develop the long term sustainability of process of improvement as a partner to all business units within the organisation;
  • Assist with the annual strategic, business and activity planning;
  • Develop a method for centralising all process improvement activities throughout the sales, services and support functions of the organisation;
  • Establish an effective communication channel for process of improvement within the organisation;

Management responsibilities

  • Build relationship with all key stakeholders in the organisation including visiting the regions quarterly;
  • Assist regional management teams in selecting and appointing regional PIC's where need be;
  • Facilitate quarterly visit with headoffice and local management team;
  • Take responsibly for monthly reporting of the following key areas:
  • Budgeting and administration;
  • Activity plan;
  • Roadmap;
  • Status board;
  • Management status reports;
  • Monitor and manage the PIE team in relation to:
  • Annual or biannual strategic focus planning for the regions;
  • Deliverables on mapped process within the regions;
  • Consistency and regularity of improvement work;
  • Consistency and regular of daily follow up meetings;
  • Progress made with elimination of waste from the gross deviation lists;
  • Use of the A3 to develop workable solutions;
  • Tracking solutions to ensure sustainability of solutions;
  • Following up on escalated suggestions that cannot be dealt with at a regional level;
  • Ensure that regular progress, status and concerns are communicated between the national and regional PIC (process improvement coordinators);
  • SRS form: A3, mapping, data collection and analysis, solution development and implementation; conducting improvement and pulse meetings; monitoring solutions; standards development, documentation, implementation and tracking;
  • OD tools: Group dynamics theory, love languages, change management principles and coaching to mentor the regional PIE's;
  • Process improvement consulting: Assist the PIE's where need be with any consulting projects that fall outside of the scope of SRS including, live data gathering, report writing, cost justification calculations and mapping required by business units;
  • Mentor and coach the PIE team to ensure they are proficient at working with:

Annual responsibilities:

  • Role model go see visits for regional management teams;
  • Establish the training schedule for the SRS Integration Programme;
  • Organise and facilitate the regional PIC coaching training;
  • Organise and facilitate the PIEC conference;

The Successful Applicant

The Process Improvement Manager will be an independent worker capable of working towards targets and managing team objectives

Co-ordinate but work independently

Detail orientated

Management of risks

Continuous learning

What's on Offer

Attractive remuneration package

Benefits - Medical Aid, Company vehicle, pension fund

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