Project Manager - Continual Improvement (Gauteng)

Gauteng Permanent 61,827 - 61,896 per year
  • overall project roadmap
  • Change Champion'

About Our Client

Project Manager - Continual Improvement (Gauteng)


In line with an established strategic projects roadmap, consult and map "Äs Is" business systems and processes, refine and develop "Äs Required" approach with user requirement specifications, align with organizational and industry knowledge and best practice, explore market solutions for latest trends and digitalization/technology, support procurement, establish development and roll our approach, manage design deployment and integration.The incumbent will function as the 'Change Champion' as the face of the program will assure the delivery of the objectives of modernization and sustainability; specifically touch points are back office, operations, new business models / customer experiences, governance and culture over a period of 2-3 years.With the benefit of independent lead and manage project experience the successful candidate will be expected to deploy a an array of initiatives by the sponsor and work independently with operational level support of the project owner and their team.

Job Description

Project Manager - Continual Improvement (Gauteng)


  • Advises and consults local management on make-buy initiatives/projects using robust decision theory and financial basis.
  • Fills the local idea funnel for projects in alignment with the global project portfolio manager and market trends
  • Develops and manages local portfolio ensuring the application of internal governance modality rules
  • Stays abreast and aligned with industry best practice, innovates with emerging technology and progressive thinking
  • Establishes and manages pilots studies with operational departments and suppliers to support decision making
  • Manages all initiatives as end-2-end projects from inception to handover, cost schedule and quality associated reporting to the project sponsor.
  • Supports and establishes strong technical environment in support of business analytics in support of developing and monitoring business objectives via tangible metrics for improvement validation
  • Develops and manages training program in support of the various projects
  • Plans, deploys and tracks roll out specific change management and sustainability plans and tracks

Key Deliverables:

  • Deliver the local strategic project portfolio in terms of fit to overall roadmap, budget and planning.
  • Stable organised solutions supporting business efficiency withing the context of "the way we work" and "the way we make our people feel"
  • Adhere to company governance rules
  • Align new demands/deviations with local Managing Director, group portfolio manager and overall Roadmap
  • 6-10 Initiatives per year deliver 1-3 per quarter
  • Multi year commitment initially functionally isolated finally integrated and business transformed.

The Successful Applicant

Project Manager - Continual Improvement (Gauteng)


  • Innovative mindset to improve business processes and implement disrupters by way of progressive thinking and embracing of technology LEAN thinking
  • Self-motivation and change management specialist
  • Experience 5-10 years track record in delivering organizations improvement initiatives ; Experience in people and Human Resource development, data/information systems, digital integration is preferred.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Mandatory bachelor level education (NQF7) in business management, information Systems/Data Science or science/engineering field. Post graduate specialization in similar sphere or specialization will be an advantage.
  • Experience in consultant environment or similar ability to interrogate and deconstruct systems, research the state of the art, conceptualize improvement and communicate.
  • Verifiable evidence of first-hand, hands on experience in leading and deploying business improvement initiatives.
  • The position requires the individual to have a higher than average level of technical and management skills with the following attributes:
  • Project budgeting and financial management
  • Advanced PM skills and delivery
  • High levels of computer literacy
  • Hands on independent
  • Local industry knowledge and network
  • Strong technical, analytical thinking and problem solving skills and techniques
  • Capable of managing small team in matrix environment
  • Ability to set and communicate goals and interest in coaching and passing on knowledge
  • Fluent business English skills, with presentation and facilitation skills

Personal skills:

Aligns with values

High work ethic, responsible, accountable

Fast, accurate, organized, attention to detail

Outgoing personality, charismatic and authentic

Intrinsically motivated around improvement and people

Strength in working in a team, communication skills and ability to convince others

Hands-on mentality

Curios and creative

What's on Offer

The company is based in Germiston Johannesburg where most of time will be spent, the incumbent would be required to roll out the program across all of Kaefer operations nationally from time to time. The Group has Headquarters in Bremen, Germany, with operations around the world, so the incumbent may also be required to travel outside South Africa from time to time to represent the company or as part of project delivery. Work from home and flexible time is permitted in line with policy at the time.Variation:As the organisation evolves in response to its changing environment, aspects of the job may also be affected, therefore management after considering the views of the specific job requirements may at any time alter this job description.

Martin Meyer
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Phone number
+27 11 303 8300

Job summary

Engineering & Manufacturing
Engineering Design and R&D
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Job Type
Consultant name
Martin Meyer
Consultant phone
+27 11 303 8300
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