Operations Manager (Ref: KHOM)

Position in the Distribution, Warehousing and Freight sector in Paarl, Western Cape - Western Cape
Posted On Tuesday 9 March 2021
Job Description:

Our client based in Paarl, Western Cape is seeking an Operations Manager. The successful incumbent will be responsible to assist the Managers’ in the management of the operations and the achievement of targets and business strategies. The Operations Manager will oversee a number of electrical/electronic projects including resource management, procurement processes and health and safety and environmental matters

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Main job function

Plan activities and coordinate resources to ensure uninterrupted operations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Ensure adequate security measures are implemented i.e. access control, money transfers, internal theft etc.


Continuous improvement of operations by identifying key performance improvement areas (e.g. customers, suppliers, systems, processes, team development)


Ensure requirements for the different seasons are sufficient and relevant operational plans are in place for manning levels, maintenance and system implementation


Evaluate the requirements of the operation on an ongoing basis and make recommendations for improvement


Monitor customer relationships, complaints and enquiries and implement actions to resolve problems and maintain a positive company image


Oversee and manage the maintenance and cleanliness

Review all procedure manuals for operations and maintenance in conjunction


with the Contracts Manager on an annual basis


Update relevant reports and submit to appropriate stakeholders


Ensure that all procedures, reports and controls for all the equipment maintenance are carried out


Ensure that all procedures, reports and controls for all plant and equipment maintenance are carried out


Ensure all staff HR matters e.g. grievances, disciplinary enquiries, hearings,


counselling, performance appraisals are carried out as per company procedures



Relevant Management and/or Engineering Degree or Advanced Diploma

Project Management Qualification will be an advantage

Registration with a professional body is A MUST



Highly technical and analytical

Strong financial acumen

Strong focus on operational excellence and quality management

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong self-management skills

Good interpersonal relationship skills

Ability to analyse problems and strategize for better solutions

Ability to negotiate, establish, and administer contracts

Ability to multitask, prioritise, and manage time efficiently

Ability to apply Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act

Accurate and precise attention to detail

Ability to work well with management and staff at all levels

Goal-oriented and organised team-player



A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.


Please contact Kay Henderson