South Africa

Operations Manager - Olifantsfontein (Gauteng)

Company Barloworld Automotive & Logistics Africa
Reference # Ops67
Published 19/09/2019
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Olifantsfontein, Gauteng, South Africa
The main purpose of the job is to plan, implement and maintain operational activities of applicable contract/s in accordance with company policies, goals and strategic objectives.
Job Functions Operations
Industries Automotive,Logistics,Supply Chain
•Monitor internal operational costs, fleet utilisation, fleet downtime and resources in order to achieve budgeting results and other financial criteria including PBIT, NWC (Net Working Capital).
•Implement and monitor all operational activities to ensure compliance with operational protocols, legal, health, safety and other regulatory requirements which govern the business operations.
•Optimise routes and fleet utilisation.
•Ensure achievement of agreed KPI’s.
•Ensure availability of fleet for preventative maintenance.
•Ensure preventative maintenance is executed to the required standard timeously.
•Maintain the company brand (vehicle aesthetics).
•Ensure optimisation and alignment of all resources, systems and processes.
•Ensure accuracy, completeness and authorisation of the summary wage sheet.
•Implement the performance management process, learning and development process, succession process and recruitment process to ensure continuous improvement in performance and relevant career progression.
•Ensure the adherence to transformation plans through active involvement and adherence to the recruitment, promotion and succession processes and action plans.
•Prepare for disciplinary enquiries and grievances and ensure consistent application in line with company processes and procedures through the involvement of HR.
•Create, monitor and maintain a work environment conducive to embracing diversity, open communication, fairness and consistency.
•Pro-active involvement in issues that could have an impact on employee morale, retention and performance.
•Implement the Smart Trucker employee value proposition model, ensuring effective employee engagement and communication within contract/s.
•Ensure document control process and template
•Coach, mentor and counsel direct reports towards continuous performance improvement and execution of the leadership promise.
•Support, implement and coach Smartcoms as a communication tool to ensure it is operating at the desired level of efficiency continuously.
•Scoring of the element as per the Matrix Structure scoring and active involvement in drafting of an action plan to close gaps highlighted.
•Conduct monthly Health Checks and facilitate a process to ensure improvement month on month.
•Actively leading by example regarding behavioural actions and ensure that the company values are adhered to. Monitor and facilitate correction of behaviour of subordinates.
•Instil, monitor and enforce a culture of risk awareness that will support action plan activities to ensure the elimination of risks.
•Ensure the implementation of and adherence to risk protocols.
•Facilitating continuous performance improvement against operational key performance indicators through continuous alignment of actual performance to targets through the formal performance management process and Smartcoms.
•Implementing and facilitating innovative action steps to address underperformance against KPI’s.
•Ensuring customer satisfaction through adherence to delivery plans, establishment of sound relationships with clients on operational level and overall achievement of agreed service level.
•Support local corporate social investment projects in line with company plans and policies.
•Grade 12
•Relevant tertiary qualification in transportation/logistics/business management
•4-5 years of experience in a transport management environment.
• Driver’s License
• Valid passport
•Knowledge of Smartcoms process, MAX, SYSPRO an added advantage.
•Knowledge of the NBCRFLI main agreement.
•Knowledge of the balanced scorecards process, IDPs, workforce planning, project management process, ISO and RTMS system and audits and commercial contracting.
•Knowledge of the transport industry
•Able to work reasonable overtime as per operational requirements
•Able to work under pressure
•Able to handle and resolve conflict
•Attention to detail
•High level of energy (self-starter)
•Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
•Strong organizational skills

Job Closing Date 26/09/2019
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