SBV: Improvement Manager








Company SBV
Reference # IM/VT
Published 23/03/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Houghton, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
SBV currently seeks an Improvement Manager who will be responsible to implement the operationalization of structured improvement processes to certify that operational and tactical improvements are realized throughout SBV.
Job Functions Engineering
Industries Cash Services and Security
Specification
Undertakes Business Improvement
•Take accountability for operationalizing Lean Management and continuous improvement regionally
•Responsible and accountable for value stream mapping and production cell evaluation
•Responsible for the development and implementation of operational excellence metrics directly related to the scope of responsibilities, including improving reporting processes.
•Collaborates with leadership cross-functionally to ensure effective execution of improvement projects and realization of EBITDA impact
•Responsible for maintaining the Lean toolkit: value stream mapping, problem solving, Kaizen, heijunka, fish bone analysis, etc through establishing and supporting organizational structures including: steering group/s and working groups regionally
•Responsible to provide post implementation reviews of all initiatives operationalized to Senior management
•Responsible for successful implementation of strategic projects and embedment of new way of work post project completion.
•Responsible for maintaining quality control capabilities and quality standards as per SARB requirements and the Quality Division
•Compile reports for process monitoring for team meetings
•Provide input and maintain the end to end process metrics.
•Take part in ADHOC projects and benefits
•Active participation of plans to reduce SARB and Business losses manuals and standards





Support Implementation of Improvement processes
•Supports business with continuity planning by providing direct consultation with the Lean leadership teams regionally
•Collaborate with Change Analysts to ensure the element of change management is extensively covered
•Coach Centre leaders to lead region under the Lean Operating System using defined tools and methods driving continuous improvement activities and results.
•Drive a learning culture that embraces standardized work, information flow, problem solving, strategy deployment and continuous improvement
•Provide feedback at team meetings in terms of the regional progress of the implementation of a lean culture
Provide leadership to employees within the organisation, creating a winning culture and high morale
Lead as an Ambassador and executor of Change
•Act as a change management architect in periods of change to ensure continuity to operations
•Manage the integration of CIT and Processing into a seamless end to end solution for customers
•Effectively communicate and embed new processes and procedures as they occur addressing or escalating matters / concerns to the SME’s (subject matter experts) when required
•Facilitate the necessary presentations, workshops or forums in order to ensure consistent and accurate communication is given across one’s centre/s

Drive the organisation culture
•Drive the department’s values while inspiring confidence and generating excitement, enthusiasm and commitment towards the mission
•Drive Transformation and BBB-EE initiatives to ensure sustainable alignment to the company scorecard
•Provide leadership to employees within the organisation, creating a winning culture and high morale
•Initiate and lead a culture of performance driven output through shared purpose vision and values

Requirements
Minimum Requirements:
Experience
With Qualifications:
•4 Years Lean Implementation / Continuous Improvement experience for a large nationally based organisation
•Strong background in change management required
•In depth knowledge of Continuous Improvement tools and Lean tools
Without Qualifications:
•6 Years Lean Implementation / Continuous Improvement experience for a large nationally based organisation
•Strong background in change management required
•In depth knowledge of Continuous Improvement tools and Lean tools
Education
•Bachelor’s degree is required, BS in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or a related field is preferred
•OR Grade 12 with extensive experience in a similar position
Job Closing Date 29/03/2021