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11 Sep 2019

Continuous Improvement Manager/2nd Shift Manager at Vivo Energy

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The role will lead and co-ordinate continuous improvement agenda to deliver COGS benefits. Build a process improvement culture through the development of programs, capabilities and pipeline of initiatives to enable productivity delivery over the planning horizon. Lead a transformational program while partnering and collaborating with Production, Planning, Logistics and Quality to deliver (target to be agreed) total cost savings/annum savings (min.)

This is a highly visible role with significant exposure to senior leadership on a regular basis. The manager will need to demonstrate leadership skills and passion around continuous improvement delivery through teams.

Principal Accountabilities

Within SVL Kenya LSC, Productivity & CI is responsible for:

  • Partner with key functions to develop and deploy productivity strategies that will drive the COGS benefits.
  • Build, execute and sustain multi-year productivity pipeline to drive annual savings.
  • Deliver value to the business typically measured in quantifiable savings or OEE improvement.
  • Establish and maintain processes and systems for the communication, sharing and best practice replication of process improvement initiatives across functions through optimal digital presence supported by SAP4HANA capability.
  • Develop recommendations and drive approved plans to activate continuous improvement capabilities.
  • Utilize best practice continuous improvement methodologies to drive effective training and development of these capabilities to ensure a sustainable continuous improvement culture.
  • Develop Relationships – in order to successfully drive change, the individual will need to have credibility and be respected by colleagues in all levels.
  • Develop People – work with all levels, from shop floor to management, to increase maturity and understanding for sustainable lean culture.
  • Duties will include identifying and quantifying improvement opportunities, delivery of savings through improved processes, and independent leadership of projects.
  • Responsible for training of subordinates to ensure business continuity.
  • Responsible for ensuring that engineering and technical services on projects and activities for the plant are scheduled and completed, and machines are maintained properly.
  • Responsible to build effective working relationships with identified partners consistent with business guiding principles and safeguarding the interests of the Group.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant management systems certifications, proper records managements including timely and accurate recording of transactions in approved ERP and the related report submissions.
  • Establish a continuous improvement dashboard for effective reporting & monitoring of efficiency projects.
  • Establish and execute productivity governance reporting and review processes with the key functional.
  • Contribute to the establishment of vendor requirements & performance metrics to meet continuous improvement and/or efficiency standards.
  • Supervise shift operations from time to time as may be required.

Job Knowledge, Skills & Experiences:

  • University degree as a minimum requirement, preferably in Engineering or Supply Chain.

Professional certification in projects management, continuous improvement models will be an added advantage.

  • Minimum 5 years relevant working experience including evidence of project management.
  • Business improvement skill set including at least 2 years exposure in a continuous improvement function.
  • Proficiency in MS Office packages.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.

How to Apply

Interested Applicants should apply by sending; CV, motivation letter and scanned supporting documents, all in one document to email to [email protected] not later than 20th September 2019.

Only emails received on the stated email and website within the allocated timeframe will be considered.

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