DSV South Africa General Manager, Engineering & Projects

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DSV South Africa General Manager, Engineering & Projects

DSV South Africa

General Manager, Engineering & Projects

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Duties & Responsibilities

DSV – Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world’s 5th largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers’ entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers. Read more at www.dsv.com

Location: [[Meadowview]]
Job Posting Title: [[General Manager, Engineering & Projects]]
Time Type: [[Full Time]]


DSV Healthcare is seeking an innovative Leader who encompasses sound technical (engineering) expertise, project management capability, continuous improvement as well as strong people management skills. This Executive will be required to interact with external clients, internal operations and lead a team of Industrial Engineers & Project Managers.


Change Implementation and Project Management

  • Overseeing New client take-on’s (scoping project, stock transfer & Go Live stabilization) and client exits
  • Initiates the business implementation plan, including all activities that business needs to prepare for new technical components and technologies
  • Tracks and reports on projects & implementations against financial, productivity and client specific KPI’s to ensure progress & successful completion
  • Assisting key functional areas (Operations) to convert strategic goals into tangible projects
  • Management and overseeing of Key Strategic projects such as facility consolidation, construction etc
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Continuous Business Improvement

  • Manage and execute on the internal audit process for the operations departments
  • Driving CPI’s that stem from audit findings, creating action plans, corrective and/or preventative actions within allocated timeframes and reporting of results/outcomes timeously
  • Analysis and recommendations: Data (analysis, comparison, sense checking), Processes (supporting business objectives, complete, accurate, relevant, error proofed, common exceptions covered, measurable), Facilities (best practices, flow, flexibility, compliance)
  • Continuous reviewing, analysis and refining of current processes
  • Business cases / feasibility studies: Develop as required depending on financial investment required and risk profile. Tools and aspects to consider include ROI calculations, quantified value, opportunity for productivity improvements and future growth / revenue potential;


  • Leading the Engineering, Pricing and Project Management team
  • Motivate, coach and mentor staff to ensure maximum productivity and development of staff to their full potential
  • Provide leadership and direction in line with the organizational goals
  • Directly support, selection and recruitment, training and development, performance management, and leadership aligned to DSV culture of people values
  • Part of the Executive Committee and has such fulfils an overall Leadership role and responsibility

Stakeholder Management

  • Build strong, collaborative and value-adding relationships with all relevant stakeholders
  • Fulfilling the role of Executive Sponsor – Effectively engaging with clients, reviewing strategic initiatives & client escalation point
  • Client & Vendor engagement
  • Ensure that the incumbent and the team have a clear understanding of the internal stakeholder needs i.e. successful collaboration with Operations team & other internal stakeholders is critical
  • Member of the Pricing committee, IT committee and Engineering/Innovation Council



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Degree in Engineering (Preferably Industrial Engineering) or Project Management

Certificate in Change Management would be an advantage

Computer Skills

MS Office – with Advanced Excel skills


Experience Required

Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Engineering / Project Management.

At least 3 years experience at a Senior Management level

At least 3 years experience managing a team

Business Acumen & change management experience

Experience in the Logistics / Supply Chain industry is a definite advantage

Knowledge on ERP / warehouse management systems

Knowledge of continuous improvement processes, Lean or Six Sigma technologies

Financial acumen: Proven experience in budgeting & managing actual versus budget, including CAPEX, OPEX and P&L’s

Own transport and ability to travel nationally and internationally as and when required

Ability to work under pressure

Highly organized, deadline driven and outcomes oriented

Additional Requirements

Previous Consulting experience an advantage

Pharmaceutical industry experience is an advantage

Must have analytical & problem solving capabilities

Ability to lead high-performing team

Experience with Robotics

Quality Planning

Facilitation skills, effective experience in leading & influencing a diverse group through planning and/or problem solving activities for effective outcomes.

Supply Chain Management accreditation such as CSCP, SCOR-P, etc.

Project Management accreditation such as Prince2 or PMP

Disclaimer: Due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should an external candidate not hear from us within four (4) weeks following their application, they should consider their application unsuccessful. Strictly fair and non-discriminatory selection procedures will be followed. We use Affirmative Action (AA) measures in an endeavor to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups. Where possible, preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act and in line with DSV’s Employment Equity plans. DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

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