Shoprite Jobs Available – Senior People Optimisation Engineer

Website The Shoprite Group of Companies

Job Description:

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 Shoprite 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Direct time and motion studies to identify opportunities to improve overall efficiency and cost savings relative to employees and facilities.
  • Analyse data and specifications to establish reasonable time and labour standards.
  • Conduct and lead observation and analysis of work procedures to determine the time and motion requirements of each position or assignment.
  • 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.
  • Uses mathematical analysis to identify objective measurements of alternate work patterns and / or work procedures.
  • 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.

Job Requirements:

  • 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).
  • Must be able to travel to and traverse stores, distribution centers and any business units within the company – (essential).
  • Well-developed knowledge of workforce management methodologies, principles, tools, and systems – (essential).
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 skills with an advanced level of skill in Excel and presentation tools – (essential).

Qualification & Experience:

  • Degree in Industrial Engineering or a related field – (essential).
  • Work experience in a retail and/or distribution environment – (advantageous).
  • 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).

Job Details:

Company: The Shoprite Group of Companies

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Brackenfell, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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