IWS Deployment Manager Job at British American Tobacco – in Heidelberg, Gauteng

Job Description

BAT is evolving at pace – truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!


SENIORITY LEVEL: Middle Management

FUNCTION: Operations

LOCATION: Heidelberg

REPORTS TO: IWS Manager, ESA (East & Southern Africa)


Contribute to the development of and drive the IWS (Integrated Work System) program implementation at the site, ensuring IWS work is loss focused and targeted for delivering the Compelling Business Need (CBN)

Working with the IWS Manager, ESA and the Heidelberg Operations teams, make adjustments needed to keep the program moving at the pace defined by the Leadership Team

Use learning from Global and Regional teams and other benchmarks, learn continuously by doing and teaching current phase subjects as well future phase capability required and ensure an effective integration of all pillars.

Ensure all the Steps in Autonomous and Progressive Maintenance are rolled out and embedded in IWS processes in the Factory including availing the necessary learning materials and training of the teams

Ensure all IWS tools are rolled out and standards complied with through regular health checks and feedback to the Operations teams


Assist in the SDDS (Strategy Development & Deployment System) deployment event and revise Zero Loss Journey on annual basis.

Participate in annual Loss Analysis event.

Work closely with the line managers to ensure the Master Plan is executed on time and in full

Provide publicity/promotion, general education and other communication that increase IWS understanding and accelerate progress across the site/organization

Conduct regular IWS phase assessments and AM/PM (Autonomous Maintenance/Progressive Maintenance) step audits as needed with department teams

Review skill matrices and work out follow up action plans to close capability gaps.

Coordinate quarterly reviews/discussions with department managers to ensure full alignment of the Program with the business needs.

Coordinate the activities of the site Leadership pillar

Lead LE (Loss Elimination) and E&T (Education & Training) pillar for the site

Site Change Management DMS (Daily Management System) owner

Update local and regional leaders on site IWS progress.

Work closely with regional leaders to ensure the site is receiving effective guidance/coaching and leads on best-in-class systems/tools for reapplication

Coordinate all the AM and PM trainings and audits in the factory.

Work closely with various site leads to ensure all RTT (Return to Target) DMSs are embedded to standard.

Attend all RTT DMS review meetings and support the teams to ensure IWS compliance and impart knowledge where necessary.

Support site Pillar and DMS owners in ensuring good health of the pillars and tools

Inspire the team by acting as a role model in terms of IWS processes


Degree in Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical or Mechatronics Engineering or any other related field

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment

Good Interpersonal skills: Effective communication and influencing skills

Leadership skills to assist in job deliveries

Demonstrated problem solving skills by use of IWS processes and tools

Intermediate ERP skills (SAP) and proficient Microsoft Excel skills

Familiarity with structured problem tools, such as fishbone diagram, 5 why, RCA, IPS and UPS


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About Company

Company: British American Tobacco –

Company Location:  Heidelberg, Gauteng

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