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Location: 

East London, ZA

Operations Manager

Company Overview

Lear Corporation is a leading global Tier 1 automotive supplier that serves all of the world’s major automakers with content on more than 300 vehicle nameplates worldwide. As one of the world's largest suppliers of automotive seating and electrical power management systems, Lear provides complete seating systems and components, as well as both traditional and high voltage/high power electronic products and electrical distribution systems and components. With facilities in 36 countries on six continents, Lear operates in every major auto producing region of the world.

 

Position Overview

To manage the Operation on site ensuring production targets are achieved, effectively and efficiently within the quality standards, according to the established quality and risk system, and according to customer requirements.

 

Responsibilities will include (but may not be limited to)

  • Formulating annual objectives for each department by the cascading of corporate strategic objectives
  • Formulating individual direct reports' objectives in line with operational objectives
  • Monitoring objective achievement by performing regular reviews
  • Supporting and providing assistance to all departments and individuals as required
  • Conduct advance quality planning exercises by analysing customer business requirements and Lear business resources and processes to determine how best to set up Lear business processes to meet supplier specifications and customer demandsTake responsibility for the operational activities of production on site ensuring that the customer requirements are met timeously, cost effectively & meeting quality standards.
  • Based on annual operational objectives for each department and projects to be concluded, revise and approve department draft budgets initially as set by departmental managers
    Finalise the operations draft budget and present this to the General Manager for approval
  • Monitor budget spending and initiate corrective action as required
  • Ensure aderhence to Health, Safety, security and plant maintenance regulations.
  • Manage and support the quality standards of the operation in line with the overall Management Systems.
  • Manage and Supervise Department staff.

To be a success in this role you must have:

  • 5 years in Operations Management/Production Management/Management position

  • Degree in Technology Management/Engineering Diploma/Production Management Diploma

  • Industrial Relations; Financial Management; Interpersonal Skills