Chief Operating Officer (COO) – Wadeville

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Aug 9, 2023


Responsible for overseeing and optimizing all aspects of operations to ensure efficient production, timely delivery, and adherence to quality and safety standards. This role involves leading cross-functional teams, implementing process improvements, managing resources, and driving operational excellence to meet customer demands while maintaining a strong focus on safety, quality, and profitability.


National Diploman or Bachelors Degree


General Experience :10 – 15 years
Managerial Experiece : 5-10 years


Operational Strategy: Develop and execute the operational strategy aligned with the company’s goals, focusing on optimizing manufacturing processes, enhancing supply chain efficiency, and improving overall operational performance
Production Management: Lead manufacturing operations, ensuring timely production schedules, optimal resource allocation, and effective utilization of equipment and facilities to meet production targets while maintaining high product quality and safety standards
Supply Chain and Logistics: Oversee supply chain activities, including procurement, inventory management, transportation, and distribution to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of raw materials and finished products while optimizing inventory levels
Process Improvement: Identify and implement process improvement initiatives to streamline operations, enhance productivity, reduce costs, and minimize waste generation, while ensuring compliance with regulatory and environmental requirements
Quality Assurance: Establish and maintain robust quality management systems to ensure adherence to quality standards, implement quality control measures, conduct audits, and drive continuous improvement in product quality and customer satisfaction
Safety and Compliance: Ensure compliance with safety regulations, implement robust safety protocols, promote a safety culture, and drive initiatives to enhance workplace safety and reduce occupational hazards throughout the manufacturing and logistics operations
Leadership: Lead and develop cross-functional teams, providing guidance, coaching, and performance feedback to foster a high-performance culture, promote teamwork, and enhance employee engagement and development.
Financial Management: Manage operational budgets, monitor costs, and implement cost-saving measures to optimize operational expenses, improve profitability, and achieve financial targets
Stakeholder Collaboration: Collaborate with internal stakeholders, such as sales, marketing, and R’D, to align operational activities with business objectives and customer requirements, while building strong relationships with key external stakeholders, including suppliers and logistics partners

Job Competencies
Behavioural Competencies:

Strategic Thinking
Results Orientated
Collaboration and Relationship Building


Operations Management
Quality Management
Strategic Planning
Project Management
Change Management