Industrial Engineer / Production Manager...

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1 month ago

Industrial Engineer / Production Manager

Our international client, a market leader, operating in the OEM space; is seeking to employ an experienced Senior Industrial Engineer (Production Manager) with a B Tech in Industrial Engineering, 8 years + relevant experience in a manufacturing environment in a Senior IE Manager role, 3 - 5 years project leadership experience and 3 - 5 years leadership experience.

Based in Port Elizabeth.

An awesome career opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate.



  • Define department targets according to local and central targets

  • Plan, coordinate and supervise activities of the IE-department

  • Define personnel objectives, assess, develop and consult direct reporting positions within the IE department.

  • Train management potentials and specific IE knowledge in IE department and initiate IE personnel development activities in agreement with management.

Efficiency improvement:

  • Develop strategic concepts and ideas to improve the production processes

  • Develop and implement strategies and measures to streamline the complete process chain.

  • Coordinate and steer the activities

  • Ensure continuous improvement processes and engagement of people.


  • Analyze, evaluate and benchmark the production processes to increase added value.

  • Identify fields of improvement within the process chain

  • Provide IE-specific data, plant and equipment design and layout requirements

  • Generate budget planning and production related analyses.

  • Consult plant management regarding IE-specific concerns.

  • Initiate/implement improvements in IE specific applications, e.g. work measurement, material flow etc.

Work system design:

  • Ensure the implementation of standards according to CBS and continuous improvement of standards

  • Support the design of human orientated work systems by analyzing and improving human-machine interaction considering social, economic and ecological aspects.

  • Define and determine changes in labour organization and layouts and their consequences in regard of wage and performance structure.

  • Communication/ Learning/ Coordination/ Projects

  • Coordinate and communicate local IE activities to central IE.

  • Ensure the exchange of IE know how within the plant and between plants.

  • Manage IE tasks within projects. Participate in projects as work package owner, project leader or steering team member.

Reporting/ Systems:

  • Generate capacity reports and internal key performance indicators.

  • Design, implement, maintain and administrate rates/wages evaluation systems for plants to ensure maximum productivity and to reduce production costs.

  • Compile production, vacation and absence plans in cooperation with production control and production.

  • Ensure data quality in all IE reports.

Job Requirements:

  • A minimum educational requirement of a B Tech in Industrial Engineering,

  • 8 years + relevant experience in a manufacturing environment in a Senior IE Manager role,

  • 3 - 5 years project leadership experience,

  • 3 - 5 years leadership experience