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Value Stream Manager At Global Profilers

Date Posted: 20/Jan/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

Global Profilers is a Recruitment & HR Services firm specialized in recruitment in Africa; we are currently looking for a Value Stream Manager for our client who is a Multinational FMCG.


 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Ensure World Class Standards are implemented, continuously improved upon and sustained. Drive initiatives in the MI team that contribute to long-term operational excellence. • Deliver high performance results that enhance competitiveness through continuously transforming operations (Change Management) to improve and maintain/sustain market leader status. Spearhead/guide the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) that will effectively support continuous improvement initiatives. Train workers in use of new forms, reports, procedures or equipment, according to organizational policy and with reference to prevailing SOPs. • Lead technical training for operations personnel and line manning to ensure SOPs are fully embedded in peoples' ways of working. Lecture class on safety, installation, programming, maintenance, distribution/handling of goods, and repair of machinery/equipment using appropriate training methods. • Monitor/audit quality standards of distribution/storage of product, implement and enforce quality control and tracking programs to meet quality objectives. Effectively apply Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to reduce, eliminate and control defects below target in storing/distribution/factory for any given period. Support in cost reduction initiatives using technologies, best practices and efficiency analysis. • Proactively explore the technical training needs of all departments and develop training material as needs arise to ensure that they are adequately equipped to handle job requirements in accordance with current technological changes. • Work with a team of trainers (appropriate auditors) responsible for but not limited to the development of training content in support of such areas as assembling, installing, configuring, managing and troubleshooting products/services. Discuss job performance problems with employees to identify causes, issues and resolution of problems. Write test or inspection reports describing results, recommendations, or corrective/preventative measures. • Ensure product has no dents, scratches, grime, dirt and cracks internally/externally due to storage/distribution non-conformance. Investigate or report questionable product results. • Perform visual inspections of finished products. Compare colors, shapes, textures, or grades of products or materials with color charts, templates, or samples to verify conformance to standards. Inspect, test, or measure products for conformance to specifications and dimensions using appropriate measuring instruments. Mark items with details such as grade or acceptance-rejection status. Participate in out-of-specification and failure investigations and recommend corrective actions. • Support the continuous improvement of 6S (Beautification) in Sorting, Straightening, Shining, Safety, Standardizing and Sustaining a neat and tidy factory floor. Training, guiding and involving all personnel, in sphere of influence, related to 6S


 

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:

• BSc/BEng in Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering or Statistics. • MSc in Statistics/Manufacturing/Operations/Supply Chain Management. • 6-8years work experience in a lean manufacturing /operations / supply chain environment, of which, minimum 3 years at middle management level. • Certified in Supply Chain (APICS-Association of Operations Management), Lean and/or Six Sigma (ASQ - Green Belt level). Competency in ISO9000:2000 • Advanced computer skills in MS Excel, MS Project, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio and MS Word. Desirable: Minitab and Quality Companion software packages. • Good understanding of machinery and transportation equipment. Knowledge of leading/latest technologies, i.e. keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge. • Previous experience in electrical/electronic/automotive industry with understanding of 1-piece flow and batch in a labour-intensive environment. • Knowledge of industry technologies and best practices (WCM). Ability to create effective SOPs and an excellent trainer. • Organizing, planning, using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. • Decision - Making decisions and solving problems — analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution. • Strong leadership, excellent communication and interpersonal skills that demonstrate a collaborative way of working with people at all levels. • Thinking creatively — developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, or systems (people and process). • Understanding of Lean Operations - VSM, Takt Time, Kanban, Heijunka, 3 M’s, Gemba, Kaizen, TPM, SOPs, 6S, Poke-Yoke, Visual Factory, OEE, EPEI, SWOT for Manufacturing, PICK Chart, TOC, QFD and CSFs/KPIs. • Understanding of Six Sigma - DMAIC, DMADV, CTQ, FMEA, QFD, MSA, ANOVA, DOE, Regression, SIPOC, Hypothesis Testing, 7 QC Tools, Process Capability, Sampling Plans, Benchmarking, Gap Analysis. Knowledge of ISO9000:2000

 

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