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Operations Manager

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General information:

You as an Operations Manager will be part of Hitachi Energy business based in Modderfontein, South Africa. You will be managing the grid integration business units for dynamic order, revenue growth with ever increasing cash flow. Coordinating with external and internal service providers in order to achieve the budgeted, profitable growth targets for the business unit. Being responsible for achieving group specific KPI's in relation to Orders, Revenue, EBIT, OCF. Developing and executing strategic business planning to meet PGGI objectives for market penetration, sales and earnings.


Developing and managing of business processes. Preparing key information for quotations to customers; design development and release; product group performance budgeting and forecasting; asset management and coordination of customer inspections, tests and deliveries. Managing of the business portfolio including design developments, offerings, and customizations in coordination with HBU Management or Global Product Group Management and Technology Management. Developing and implementing of Strategic Business Plans for the Local Product Groups including. Assessing market sizes and potential throughout the Africa region. Determining factory capacity, capital investment and product technology needs; and forecasting future financial performance. Developing and managing customer relationship and project management services that assure smooth execution of orders from time of order quotation. Including order handling and scheduling; design development and release to manufacturing, management of customer tests and inspections; and shipment of product to customer sites. Providing the prime interface between the factory and the customer for order and project management. Asset management including net working capital and cash flow for the operating unit. Leading and directing cost of poor-quality improvement efforts for the operating unit. This includes analyzing margin slippages, warranty claims, internal quality issues and areas of process inefficiency. Living Hitachi Energy core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background:

A bachelor's degree in engineering or business management. 10--15 years' experience as a business, marketing or sales or project manager. Prior operations management experience desired. Experience in international business and project management. Experienced use of microsoft applications. Ability to multi-task and manage multiple tasks-efficient time management. Excellent leadership capabilities with a team-oriented attitude. Knowledge of project management fundamentals and techniques. Management of diverse functions including sales, marketing, engineering and factory operations. Proficiency in both spoken & written English language is required.

Basic Info
Location Modderfontein, Gauteng, South Africa
Job type Full time
Experience Management
Job function Project | Program Management
Contract Regular
Publication date 2023-03-29
Reference number ZA54649751
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Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.