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Mobius Motors Production Manager Job in Kenya

Mobius Motors 
Production Manager
 
Description:
Designed, engineered and built in Kenya, Mobius Motors sells highly
durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. Versatile,
rugged and durable it is designed for African cities whilst still being
extremely capable off-road.
 
We
are seeking an exceptional mid-career manufacturing, preferably
automotive, professional to manage the development of vehicle production
operations, including initial rollout and scale-up of manufacturing
functions. 

Reporting to the Production Director the role will require a close working relationship with Design, Engineering and Quality. 
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
 
Production Management
  • Assist in the recruitment, and lead team, of 40 manufacturing staff.
  • Create
    and review a detailed production plan both for initial delivery of
    2016/2017 production units and longer-term scaling of production volume
    with Production Director and other stakeholders.
  • Manage
    Body Shop, Trim and Chassis lines operations to ensure delivery of high
    quality vehicles – ensuring full compliance with local vehicle
    regulations – against target.
  • Drive implementation of and continued adherence to Lean manufacturing and 5S initiatives.
  • Collaborate with R&D group to ensure manufacturability and cost-efficiency of on-going design and engineering work.
  • Support
    supply chain function to define sourcing and schedule requirements and
    material ramp strategy for progressively sourced domestic production
    components.
  • Manage setup of initial vehicle production facility and oversee staff training program to ensure a skilled workforce.
  • Drive manufacturing team to achieve established targets for daily going rate (DGR) and on-time shipments (OTS).
  • Maintain
    high product quality and manufacturing yield while ensuring optimal use
    of resources and adherences to best safety practices.
  • Monitor metrics and Key Performance Indicator’s (KPI’s) to assess productivity and cost management.
  • Drive
    manufacturing function to identify and implement continuous improvement
    opportunities across the production line ensuring minimal disruption to
    the output of the line.
  • Provide
    timely support as needed with critical manufacturing issues, including
    on-site implementations and cross-functional process improvements.
Project Management
  • Take ownership of projects; plan milestones, timelines, budgets and resources
  • Be
    proactive regarding task completion and periodically advise wider team
    on project status, timing, resources, issues and ability to deliver
    on-time with excellence.
  • Ensure
    adherence and compliance to general automotive industry production
    standards and best practices; maintain data outputs daily and backup
    data weekly.
Qualifications
 
An
ideal candidate should combine Technical skills in Engineering and
Operations Management with excellent interpersonal and communication
skills. 
They
should possess a strong skill set in leading multi-function teams,
defining operations strategy and identifying continuous improvement
opportunities in production line configurations.

Required
  • Bachelor degree (minimum) in Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Business, Economics or similar
  • 5-10
    years related experience in Mechanical Engineering and production line
    operations, preferably with a major automotive company
  • Strong understanding of, and, preferably, a qualification in, MIG welding operations
  • Exceptional leadership skills, patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with process improvement methodologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Good understanding of mechanical and standardized processes
  • Excellent business acumen, organisational and strategic agility
  • Exceptional integrity and a strong sense of ethics
  • Deep knowledge of manufacturing, equipment and processes within final assembly, body shop, paint shop and powertrain
  • Broad knowledge of global automotive market and associated industries
  • Ability to take ownership and accountability of project timeline and results
  • Excellent
    problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural
    environment; able to define problems, collect relevant data, extract
    meaning from data and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • Strong technical ability; able to read and interpret mechanical drawings
  • Proficiency in Excel, Project, Power Point, Word, Access, Visio
How to Apply

email your application to recruiting@mobiusmotors.com

Open until filled



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