Unilever Vacancies Johannesburg –  Manufacturing Excellence Manager

Website Unilever

Job Description:

The Manufacturing Excellence Manager is responsible for driving manufacturing excellence across a number of factories, by overseeing the implementation of World Class Manufacturing (WCM) and coordinating the WCM activities.  S/he also builds a regional/cluster WCM master plan, providing WCM coaching , developing and managing WCM skill, and delivering WCM training in Manufacturing and potential within the Supply Chain.

The Manufacturing Excellence Manager has a direct impact on Manufacturing performance which includes but is not limited to Productivity, Reliability, Cost Improvement, Safety and Quality. S/he would interact directly with Sourcing Unit Directors and their teams, functional experts within the business and external consultants and agencies to align on business objectives and deliver projects/initiatives


Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and drive WCM programme deployment, including external audits and Awards Management
  • Co-ordinate the self-assessment in preparation for external audits
  • Establish a common approach for implementing WCM in the factories, providing coaching, supporting training activities and providing effective knowledge and best practices transfer across the sites.
  • Maximize WCM similarities and synergies within the plants, developing action plans for
  • Provide direct support for the implementation of site improvement plans
  • Research and  exploit new continuous improvement tools available in the market, including a strategy for digital manufacturing as an enabler

Job Requirements:

  • University degree preferred – Engineering
  • WCM/TPM/Lean Philosophy training
  • 5-year experience in manufacturing
  • Appropriate functional / technical expertise.
  • Strong WCM/TPM/Lean background is required
  • Plant manager- big size factory
  • Senior and ability to manage people
  • Continuous improvement experience
  • Sourcing Unit Directors
  • Factory Managers (including support functions)
  • Category Technology Directors/Managers
  • Category Planning Directors/Managers
  • VP SC Category

Job Details:

Company: Unilever

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg

Application Deadline: N/A


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