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New Product Induction Manager

Remuneration:negotiable TCTC 
Location:Johannesburg, East
Education level:Degree
Job level:Senior
Company:Merged Africa

Job description

Main focus of this position is to be the manufacturing site lead for all new product launches, with the aim of establishing safe, efficient and robust manufacturing processes that meet customer’s quality requirements.

Key Outputs [KPI's]

  • Responsible for launch of new products according to the industrialisation business process for the local manufacturing site
  • Ability to change between big picture view and close attention to detail as and when needed to support the successful running of validations
  • Manage all new product, process and equipment introductions, with the aim of establishing safe, efficient and robust manufacturing processes
  • Responsible for delivering projects from feasibility through to handover to full scale production by the relevant production teams using project management tools and methodology to meet agreed deadlines and provide feedback on lessons learnt
  • Be the main point of contact for operations, commercial, supply chain, quality and technology to ensure that product launches meet the required quality standards, agreed budget and are delivered on schedule
  • Effective management of resources, people, equipment and materials needed for new product, process or equipment introductions
  • Support the project engineers by delivering safe, efficient and robust engineering solutions for new product, equipment and system introductions
  • Create project resource plans, determine project costs and prepare project budgets
  • Work with external suppliers to create engineering solutions which are safe, efficient and robust
  • Support the development of the user requirements specifications with the end users for new equipment and systems
  • Support the creation of the functional design specifications and plant layouts for new equipment and systems in alignment with the new product introduction processes
  • Conduct training exercises and provide training materials on new processing equipment and systems for all relevant personnel
  • Maintain a database of plant processing capability and the ability to take on new business with respect to formulation, tooling and coating equipment


Must have a Bachelor's degree, with a technical focus and relevant new product introduction and manufacturing experience
Exposure to project management environment with experience in Prince2, PMI or APM desired, with a proven track record of successfully delivering on multi-disciplinary complex projects
Proficiency in use of IT programs, SAP, MES, Tirisano, MS Office, SharePoint, Minitab
Knowledge of quality management systems IATF, ISO16949, ISO14001 and ISO18001
Exposure to purchasing and sourcing environments and internal auditing and implementation of operational systems
Knowledge of local environmental, health and safety practices including COSHH, REACH and MHI and understanding of lean manufacturing practices desired

Posted on 15 Aug 09:13

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