Senior People Optimisation Engineer

Manpower SA

eikenbosch eikenbosch, eikenbosch

Manpower SA

Senior People Optimisation Engineer

Manpower SA

  • R100 - R75,000 per month
  • Permanent Senior position
  • Eikenbosch, Western Cape
  • Posted 19 May 2022 by Manpower SA
  • Expires in 29 days
  • Job 2466764 - Ref CPT001824

About the position

The purpose of the Senior People Optimisation Engineer role is to develop, implement and manage labour time standards and related practices and programmes for the Group, to ensure the most efficient and optimal use of employees across the group. As a specialised Industrial Engineer, this role provides expert advice, consultation, and best practice on the management of time standards, implementing and managing labour standard management projects and activities to keep labour standards current while enabling the Group to optimise employee efficiency, effectiveness, and operational performance. Responsibilities include analysing and measuring existing scheduling processes, conducting time and motion studies, measuring work patterns and methods of employees, analysing existing KPI data, and calculating labour requirements with the goal of determining optimal staffing, staff scheduling requirements and process flows across the Group.
Responsibilities:

  • Manage the quality of time and motion studies performed by specialists and workforce management system task data inputs to maximise labour forecast and scheduling accuracy on the workforce management system.

  • Direct time and motion studies to identify opportunities to improve overall efficiency and cost savings relative to employees and facilities.

  • Conduct and lead observation and analysis of work procedures to determine the time and motion requirements of each position or assignment.

  • Analyse data and specifications to establish reasonable time and labour standards.

  • Uses mathematical analysis to identify objective measurements of alternate work patterns and / or work procedures.

  • Apply industrial management techniques and principles to develop cost and time-saving recommendations and modifications to work methods, staffing requirements, wage rates, and equipment and facilities upgrades.

  • Utilize and manage the use of labor management software to ensure that time standard relevant data is accurately captured, maintained, and adapted where necessary to suit the different ways of work and job requirements in different types of business units.

  • Compile business cases that incorporate customized transformation models, based on accurate information, sound research and engineering principles, with a clear indication of direct costs, business and intangible benefits, savings, and timelines.

  • Train relevant teams and specialists in time and motion techniques, methods, and principles.

  • Build complex quantitative and qualitative analysis tools.

  • Keep up-to-date technically and apply new knowledge to the job.


Requirements:

  • Degree in Industrial Engineering or a related field

  • 4+ years experience in a similar capacity or role, with expert knowledge in developing labour standards and conducting time and motion studies and applying related simulations and models – (essential).

  • Work experience in a retail and/or distribution environment – (advantageous).

  • Well-developed knowledge of workforce management methodologies, principles, tools, and systems – (essential).

  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience working across functions along with the ability to remain professional and tactful in situations involving employees across teams and levels – (essential).

  • Proven track record of executing tasks in the most efficient and methodical way – (essential).

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 skills with an advanced level of skill in Excel and presentation tools - (essential).

  • Must be able to travel to and traverse stores, distribution centers and any business units within the company – (essential).



Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 








Desired Skills:

  • Degree
  • workforce management methodologies
  • People optimasation engineering

Manpower SA

About the agency

Manpower is the world's leader in employment and staffing services, with offices in over 80 different countries and territories providing individual service to 2.5 million employees world-wide. Manpower can help your company anticipate and benefit from the changes happening now and next, in the contemporary world of work. Over 60 years of experience in staffing and recruitment, training, HR Services, outsourcing and consulting for all industries skills and levels. Our focus is to meet your widest range of skill requirements. Our commitment is to continuous service improvement through development and technology.We want you to know you will have the skills you need, today and in the future.Our staffing solutions across various disciplines include:Temporary / Contract and Project StaffingOur propriety skill assessments enable us to confirm our people's software knowledge, practical abilities and quality attitude across the widest range of work profilesPermanent RecruitmentCall Centre StaffingOur proprietary teleskill assessment identifies the skills required for the widest range of inbound and outbound work, from basic helpdesk operations to telephone marketing and telesales.Outsourcing Staffing SolutionsManpower provides Wage Master as a customized solution to clients who have various staffing requirements. The client chooses the employees and determines their remuneration package. Manpower then assumes employer responsibility for all HR issues and provides a payrolling service. Manpower can establish an office on your premises with a supervisor and staff to manage part or your entire workforce.We continue to seek ways to further refine our system, to improve our level of response and to give you the highest quality possible. Our goal is not just to meet your expectations ... but to exceed them.

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Expires in 28 days

About the position

The purpose of the Senior People Optimisation Engineer role is to develop, implement and manage labour time standards and related practices and programmes for the Group, to ensure the most efficient and optimal use of employees across the group. As a specialised Industrial Engineer, this role provides expert advice, consultation, and best practice on the management of time standards, implementing and managing labour standard management projects and activities to keep labour standards current while enabling the Group to optimise employee efficiency, effectiveness, and operational performance. Responsibilities include analysing and measuring existing scheduling processes, conducting time and motion studies, measuring work patterns and methods of employees, analysing existing KPI data, and calculating labour requirements with the goal of determining optimal staffing, staff scheduling requirements and process flows across the Group.
Responsibilities:

  • Manage the quality of time and motion studies performed by specialists and workforce management system task data inputs to maximise labour forecast and scheduling accuracy on the workforce management system.

  • Direct time and motion studies to identify opportunities to improve overall efficiency and cost savings relative to employees and facilities.

  • Conduct and lead observation and analysis of work procedures to determine the time and motion requirements of each position or assignment.

  • Analyse data and specifications to establish reasonable time and labour standards.

  • Uses mathematical analysis to identify objective measurements of alternate work patterns and / or work procedures.

  • Apply industrial management techniques and principles to develop cost and time-saving recommendations and modifications to work methods, staffing requirements, wage rates, and equipment and facilities upgrades.

  • Utilize and manage the use of labor management software to ensure that time standard relevant data is accurately captured, maintained, and adapted where necessary to suit the different ways of work and job requirements in different types of business units.

  • Compile business cases that incorporate customized transformation models, based on accurate information, sound research and engineering principles, with a clear indication of direct costs, business and intangible benefits, savings, and timelines.

  • Train relevant teams and specialists in time and motion techniques, methods, and principles.

  • Build complex quantitative and qualitative analysis tools.

  • Keep up-to-date technically and apply new knowledge to the job.


Requirements:

  • Degree in Industrial Engineering or a related field

  • 4+ years experience in a similar capacity or role, with expert knowledge in developing labour standards and conducting time and motion studies and applying related simulations and models – (essential).

  • Work experience in a retail and/or distribution environment – (advantageous).

  • Well-developed knowledge of workforce management methodologies, principles, tools, and systems – (essential).

  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience working across functions along with the ability to remain professional and tactful in situations involving employees across teams and levels – (essential).

  • Proven track record of executing tasks in the most efficient and methodical way – (essential).

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 skills with an advanced level of skill in Excel and presentation tools - (essential).

  • Must be able to travel to and traverse stores, distribution centers and any business units within the company – (essential).



Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 








Desired Skills:

  • Degree
  • workforce management methodologies
  • People optimasation engineering





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