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Job title: Project and Technical Manager (6 month contract)
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 10 to 15 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 09 February 2021
Job reference no: 1480535563

Job Description

Automotive manufacturing plant based in East London is looking to hire a Projects / Technical Manager to oversee the entire moving and project process of an existing manufacturing plant into a new premises 

Project Strategy:

  • Develop the Projects Strategic Plan and ensure implementation
  • Provide leadership to the Project Teams
  • Achieve/exceed the annual Project Plan in accordance to individual Project budgets

Project Initiation:

  • Identify opportunities for improvements with internal and external customers and propose alternative solutions
  • Conduct project feasibility studies to establish the viability of proposed projects
  • Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control
  • Participate in the estimation and preparation of cost budgets for projects or sub projects and monitor and control actual cost against budget
  • Obtain approval for Projects
  • Initiate Technical Development Projects emanating from the market place or as a result of new technical knowledge gained
  • Participate in the estimation and preparation of cost budgets for a project or sub project and monitor and control actual cost against budget

Project Planning:

  • Schedule project activities to facilitate effective project execution
  • Identify, organise and co-ordinate project life cycle phases for control purposes

Design & Drawing:

  • Approve internal and external drawings

Project Management:

  • Support the project environment and activities to deliver project objectives
  • Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise
  • Identify, suggest and implement corrective actions to improve quality of project work
  • Evaluate and improve the project team's performance
  • Commission machines and equipment or pilot and test new/existing products

Project Administration:

  • Implement project administration processes according to requirements
  • Conduct project documentation management to support project processes

Reporting:

  • Compile Project Reports and Presentations

Technical Development:

  • Investigate requests from Sales and Marketing and Customers for new products or processes
  • Investigate other business opportunities that offer suitable returns for the Company
  • Make recommendations for the development of feasible products and processes
  • Responsible for new developments until the new product or process has been successfully commissioned or commercialised

Technical Support:

  • Makes suggestions to increase production efficiencies
  • Evaluate alternate raw materials, processes, technologies
  • Provide a "trouble-shooting" service to the factory and the sales force, where technical problems are encountered

Continuous Improvement:

  • Keep up to date with latest trends and developments through technical literature and technical seminars or trade fairs
  • Benchmark manufacturing processes and technology against Best Practices
  • Continually measure, monitor and provide improvement plans for improving business systems efficiency and cost reduction program’s
  • Recommend establishment of Technical alliances where considered beneficial and ensure any such alliances are fully exploited to the benefit of the business
  • Implement and maintain Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Conduct Research & Development of new/existing technologies/plant/products
  • Benchmark Project processes and systems against Best Practices
  • Manage Continuous Improvement initiatives:
    • Kaizen
    • Quality Circles
    • Six Sigma
    • Standardised Work

VA/VE (Value Added/Value Engineered

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