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Process Leader 01/03/2017

The selected candidate will be responsible for leading, coordinating and motivating a multi-skilled team of employees in their designated shift to ensure that daily operational schedules on a three shift basis are completed according to established procedures, in a timely manner and within all quality and safety parameters.  This will be achieved through day to day effective leadership of his/her team to achieve established objectives, meet KPI targets and strive for continuous improvements in the process/es s/he is responsible.

Key objectives include:

  • Lead, motivate and develop their team to ensure planned output requirements and quality standards are met whilst all Health and Safety guidelines are adhered to;
  • Review team performance regularly to identify areas for improvement, and encourage progress of individual team members through performance review, and agreed personal development plans;
  • Achieve shift KPI targets and investigate and report to management any issues that arise during the shift;
  • The ability to trouble shoot and resolve technical product and plant issues that arise on the shift, following up with the maintenance team as and when necessary;
  • Actively participate in the implementation of Lean manufacturing in order to systematically eliminate all waste by the implementation of the 5S methodology, Kaizen events, etc.
  • Ensuring regular communication / briefing between employees and management to provide the team with the relevant information to carry out their shift to maximum effect.

The selected candidate will:

  • Have a leadership/management Diploma (MQF Level 5); employees in possession of wireman licence A & B will be favourably considered;
  • Have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment;
  • Preferably have a 2+ years of supervisory experience in a lean manufacturing environment;
  • Have working knowledge of quality systems and processes;
  • Be self-motivated, possessing strong leadership, interpersonal and coaching skills, team facilitation and problem solving skills;
  • Show initiative and creativity and being able to work on a team and lead projects;
  • Be an excellent communicator both verbally and written, possessing good analytical and presentation skills;
  • Have good analytical acumen and be able to respond to results.