The Beverage Company: Lean Facilitator

Company The Beverage Company
Reference # #MAN66
Published 30/07/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Isando, Gauteng, South Africa

Reporting to the Regional Operations Manager, the role is focused on implementation of Lean principles within the BevCo Manufacturing business (Isando initially, and after 2 years will assume responsibility for both sites). The Lean Facilitator will therefore support the Site leadership Team in ensuring that the business operations are efficient and effective. The role will also deliver as output, continuous improvement in site and line metrics, including but not limited to: AFE, Yield, Waste and Quality. Key inputs will include SOP creation, revision and training, Planned Job Observations, coaching and training and implementation of Lean modules

Job Functions Operations
Industries Fmcg (Fast Moving Consumer Goods Sector),Food & Beverages
Key Accountabilities and Outputs
•SOP creation, revision, training and coaching. Planned Job Observations.
•1 Green Belt project per year, 2 per year from year 3.
•Develop and support the implementation of the Lean / World Class Manufacturing Programme for the Isando site..
•Drive the OEE step change program utilising a GB project
•Shopware , Power BI and SAP Superuser.

Strategy and Planning:
•Evaluate manufacturing and production performance by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data and metrics.
•Measure effectiveness and efficiency of operational processes and finds ways to improve regional processes.

Operational Enhancements and Efficiencies:
•Providing manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting and analyzing production performance records and data for the region.
•Fulfil the function of Shopware super-user to ensure that the investment in the technology delivers optimal capability.
•Engage with the ROM to the support the day-today operations of the Regional operation, to realise goals and objectives.
•With respect to operational matters, ensure communications, resolution of issues and project development where appropriate.

Behavioural Competencies

Planning and Organising
•Manages time effectively, ensuring effective completion of tasks under stressful deadlines.
•Able to prioritise activities and resources, ensuring that results are achieved effectively.
•Able to evaluate progress and make appropriate adjustments to initial plans, ensuring a successful outcome.

Customer Relations
•Asks questions to identify customer needs or expectations
•Follows through and meets personal commitments to others on time
•Takes responsibilities seriously and consistently meets the clients’ expectations for quality, service, and professionalism.
•Continuously monitors delivery to make sure the customer is receiving good service
•Shows a strong commitment to exceeding customer expectations
•Able to own responsibility for mistakes, apologise and make suitable changes to services

Continuous Improvement
•Increases performance expectations when success has been achieved
•Seeks out sources of information, including trade associations, “best practice” companies, customers, peers, subordinates, etc.
•Finds ways to fast-adapt improvement ideas to work processes
•Proactively seeks out resources, alliances, etc., needed to quickly introduce improvements

•Helps others with their work.
•Meets commitments to team members or others in the organisation.
•Actively contributes to team discussions and the accomplishment of team work plans.
•Shares expertise and resources to help others address their needs.
•Seeks to include all those who can contribute to the most successful outcome and those who have a stake in the results.
•Actively keeps all stakeholders informed.
•Attempts to reinvigorate team processes when progress is lagging: stays engaged even when not in full agreement with the team’s direction.

Legal and Ethical Conduct
•Keeps current with all the laws and company policies that govern one’s work activities, or seeks counsel before acting
•Conforms with all laws and company policies that govern one’s work activities
•Keeps abreast of changes in standards applicable to one’s profession
•Acts in accordance with conventional ethical and professional standards
•Takes action to enforce legal, policy, ethical and professional requirements; exposes violations

Qualifications and Experience
•BEng Degree in Mechanical Engineering / Industrial (preferred)
•Exposure to manufacturing and engineering
•At least 3 years’ experience within a manufacturing environment (preferred)
•FMCG experience advantageous
Job Closing Date 05/08/2021