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Production and Logistics Strategist

Job Description: 

Our client based in Uitenhage is looking to employ a Production and Logistics Strategist. The successful incumbent will be the key custodian of the Production & Logistics Corporate Strategy from conceptualization to execution, including continuous reviews, refresh and re-alignment with the overall Group, Brand and internal strategies/initiatives.

Continuous development of the Manufacturing Excellence strategy and the following related functions:

• Establishment of the Strategy and implementation of a Plant-wide Manufacturing Excellence training program for all employees including continuous refresh.

• Establishment and roll out of the Communication strategy, including Corporate identity and Branding concept.

• Preparation and presentation to various leadership forums such as BoM, Pillar review, Production Management meeting, etc.

• Management and integration of Group & Brand strategies/initiatives (Transform Together, Together for Integrity, etc.) into Manufacturing Excellence.

• Synchronization of Value Stream mapping activities with Manufacturing Excellence. • Incorporation of internal partner divisions into Manufacturing Excellence plans and activities. • Benchmarking with Group plants and the local Auto industry on best practices as a continuous stimulus to maintain and develop strategy momentum.

• Degree in Business Administration, Industrial Management, Finance, Economics or equivalent.

• Must have a minimum 3 years’ experience in the consultancy industry and a minimum of 5 years technical expertise in transport and manufacturing.

ESSENTIAL:

• Knowledge in strategy development from conceptualization to execution and management thereof.

• Have solid experience in Project management, Manufacturing processes, and Financial acumen.

• Must be computer literate in advanced PowerPoint, advanced Excel, Outlook and Thinkcell.

• Must have leadership qualities and communication skills to handle senior management interaction, complex and wide-ranging discussions, influencing/convincing others of his/her views.

• Must be administratively strong.

• Self-driven, takes initiative, a strong negotiator with clear opinions, good communicator, analytical/creative/innovative thinker, and good inter-personal skills.

PREFERRED:

• Proficient in German language.

• Extended network with external relevant stakeholders (government officials, consulting industry, other OEM’s, tertiary institutions, etc.).

• Understanding of Lean Manufacturing and the entire value chain.

• Digitalization/Technology savvy.

Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive a response from our offices within two weeks of applying.

Location: 

Uitenhage, South Africa,

Company: 

Headhunters

Education: 

No education

Job Category: 

Automotive,Logistics,Production

Working Experience: 

3 to 6 years

Contract Type: 

Full Time

Salary: 

Negotiable

Salary Frequency: 

Monthly

Job Reference #: 

832564443