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Job Overview

  • Salary Offer Market Related
  • Experience Level Manager
  • Total Years Experience 0-5


A global pharmaceutical company focused on agile and sustainable growth and complex generics is seeking a Continuous Improvement Lead who will manage transformation improvement projects and build capability through training and coaching, provide leadership on how to solve problems and improve performance


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Engineering
  • Lean, 6sigma, Shingo, TPM and TQM
  • Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project as well as general software technologies
  • 3 years’ experience delivering on performance excellence and continuous improvement methods in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical environment would be advantageous
  • Experience in a project management environment will be advantageous
  • Standard operating procedures, maintenance instructions and procedural manuals experience is required
  • Previous project management experience and general management experience is necessary


Key Job Outputs:


  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement leveraging data and insight to drive improvements on site operations
  • Provide clear direction
  • Identify opportunities and define the organizational structure of projects
  • Conduct process improvement interventions
  • Ensure the translation of the business operational strategy into tactical project plans to deliver both tangible and intangible results
  • Ensure performance improvement, cost reduction and lead time improvement,
  • Manage capability building and cultural change
  • Identify, quantify opportunities and issues through analysis of manufacturing site
  • Oversee production processes ensuring that production is accurate and cost-effective
  • Maintain production targets by ensuring that the required documents products are delivered daily
  • Implement site efficiency reports and ensure alignment to site business improvement strategic objectives
  • Measure, report and monitor efficiencies in the various departments and implement continuous improvements for efficiency improvements
  • Provide optimized workflow designs and business solutions
  • Apply statistical methods and perform mathematical calculations to determine manufacturing processes, staff requirements and production standards
  • Ensure that deadlines, targets and that measures are signed off
  • Ensure that plans are implemented and monitored
  • Ensure corrective action and innovative action is used to solve problems
  • Study new machinery and facilities and see their effect on costing and lead-time
  • Conduct studies of the reliability and performance of plant facilities
  • Ensure optimal value add to customer by delivering usable solutions to internal and external customers based on validated information
  • Process improvement, such as cycle time improvement, usage of utilities, cost reduction, increase in yield and minimizing waste
  • Identify process inefficiencies and wastes of time, money, materials and energy
  • Conduct studies in operations to maximize work flow and spatial utilization
  • Ensure facility efficiency and workplace safety
  • Facilitate and lead process improvement interventions using best practice methods of team building, OEE, data analysis, problem solving and project management platform
  • Implement and manage improvements and projects with clear timelines
  • Apply industrial engineering concepts to capacity analysis, scheduling and layout planning
  • Communicate information as per agreed improvement plan and or projects

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating tangible business impact
  • Ability to read, write, and interpret documents such as safety rules
  • Able to change priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Good technical skills
  • Basic business acumen
  • Customer service orientation
  • Able to work shifts and overtime
  • G.M.P compliance knowledge
  • Safety awareness
  • Good mechanical problem-solving skills
  • Good verbal and written communicational skills


Salary:   Market related

Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

All personal information received will be processed in accordance with The Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 OF 2013


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