1 Sep 2014

Operations Director Job Vacancy

Industry: Motor Vehicle
Location: Nairobi
Salary: Ksh 400,000- 450,000 gross

Our client is a motor vehicle manufacturer and seller for the African Market. They seek to hire an Operations Director in the Automobile industry to lead in the production of Units.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Create and review a production strategy
  • Production planning for delivery units and increased production numbers
  • Lead production operations to ensure end-to-end delivery of high quality vehicles
  • Meet annual production targets
  • Ensure cost-efficiency of on-going production and engineering works.
  • Ensure production schedules meet vehicle orders through liasing with the sales team
  • Lead a growing team of manufacturing, procurement and supply chain staff
  • Performance review and feedback to members of your team
  • Evaluate suppliers and ensure they deliver cost-effective vehicle parts and subassemblies
  • Ensure the manufacturing department implements best practice lean manufacturing methods
  • Identify & solve identify logistics requirements and other operational needs
  • Final approval of all service agreements with suppliers for the procurement and delivery of parts, materials, tools, equipment and services.
  • Provide timely support as needed to all critical organization departments
  • Work flexibly in a highly cross-functional team environment
  • Take up and own project timelines and results

Qualifications & Skills

  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from a top university preferred
  • Bachelor degree (minimum) in Operations/ Engineering, Business, Economics or similar
  • years related experience in mechanical & production operations
  • Previous interaction with purchasing supply and logistics preferably with an automotive company
  • Exceptional leadership and clear sense of direction
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to build strong rapport with others
  • Business/ Commercial acumen
  • Integrity and a strong sense of ethics
  • Exceptional persistence and endurance to overcome significant challenges
  • Strong negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Knowledge of motor vehicles, the market and associated industries
  • Excellent problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • Strong technical writing ability; able to read and interpret mechanical drawings
  • Proficiency in Excel, Project, Power Point, Word, Access, Visio
  • Entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, attention to detail, structured thinker, goal-oriented, flexible and able to deal well with setbacks
  • Comfortable with 10-30% travelling internationally
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)

If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Operations Director Ksh 400- 450K) to before 7th September, 2014

Kindly indicate your current/ last salary on your CV
N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV in our database nor for interviewing
Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

The Recruiting Manager
Corporate staffing Services
Nabui House, 3rd floor, Westlands. (Next to Unga House)

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