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Head of Operations

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Head of Operations Salary: Competitive and based on experience Location: East Rand, Johannesburg, South Africa Keywords: Operations, Manufacturing, Production, FMCG, Leadership An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and experienced Head of Operations to join a leading products company. This role is based in East Rand, Johannesburg at the global manufacturing site. The successful candidate will be responsible for strategically and practically contributing to the overall continuous improvement of daily operations, implementing and maintaining best-in-class manufacturing operation, and leading projects identification, development, and implementation. This role offers an incredible opportunity to work in a fast-paced, technical production environment managing diverse teams with varying capabilities. * Strategically contribute to the overall continuous improvement of daily operations * Implement and maintain a best-in-class manufacturing operation * Lead projects identification, development, and implementation

What you'll do:

As the Head of Operations, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our client's global manufacturing site. You will be tasked with implementing and maintaining a best-in-class manufacturing operation that aligns with the company's vision. Your ability to draw on relationships with department heads, business partners, and suppliers will be crucial in making decisions regarding operational activities and goals. You will also ensure effective stock control throughout receiving, movement, dispatch, and storing of inventory. Your leadership skills will be put to use as you lead operations projects identification, development, and implementation.

  • Implement and maintain where necessary a best-in-class manufacturing and production operation
  • Draw on relationships with department heads, business partners and suppliers to make decisions regarding operational activities and goals
  • Ensure the effective implementation of the procurement strategy to support a manufacture-to-order and just-in-time business model
  • Ensure effective stock control throughout receiving, movement, dispatch and storing of inventory
  • Serve as primary point of contact for operational issues working cross-functionally to mitigate their impact on delivering on time and in full
  • Lead and contribute to operations projects identification, development, and implementation
  • Identify performance improvement opportunities with their teams
  • Ensure compliance of all operations departments with policies relating to health & safety and the quality management system

What you bring:

The ideal Head of Operations will bring a wealth of experience from a packaging/production management role within the FMCG sector. With at least 10 years' experience under your belt, you'll have exceptional organisational & leadership skills that enable you to manage diverse teams effectively. Your degree in commerce from a leading university will underpin your strategic decision-making abilities. A keen eye for detail and an action-orientated collaborative style will be key to your success in this role.

  • Degree in Commerce from a leading university
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a packaging/production management role in a FMCG environment
  • Exceptional organisational & leadership skills
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Action-orientated collaborative style
  • Experience managing diverse teams with varying capabilities in a fast-paced environment

What sets this company apart:

Our client is a multinational organisation with a presence in over 168 countries. They have a rich history of researching and developing their own products, leading them from a local company to a global powerhouse. Their brand is synonymous with quality and innovation, making them a leader in their field. This is an incredible opportunity to join a dynamic team environment and contribute to the ongoing success of a globally recognised brand.

What's next:

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Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Mining, Engineering & Operations

Focus: General Management & Consulting

Industry: Manufacturing and Production

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Location: East Rand

Job Reference: P9XVXD-FE35703F

Date posted: 06 June 2024

Consultant: Sebrina Grobler

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