DuPont SENIOR MANAGER in Johannesburg, South Africa

SENIOR MANAGER (Job Number: BUS00002336)


DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) is the operations management consulting arm of the DowDuPont corporation. DSS is the partner of choice for many organizations looking to get rapid and sustainable results in the field of operational risk management, operational excellence and capital effectiveness. The DSS team consists of a balanced mix of top talented individuals with strong consulting and/or operations background that can provide industry’s best practices and proven methodologies to help addressing some of the biggest challenges and deliver maximum impact to clients in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Metals & Mining, Utility and Manufacturing industries.

As a Senior Manager, you will lead and deliver complex client engagements that identify, design, and implement effective solutions to produce a lasting impact for clients. You will be expected to drive the direction of the engagement and effectively manage the team and long-term relationship with clients to deliver high performance. Beyond client project work, the Senior Manager will contribute to the development of new clients and markets, delivery of presentations to executives, and creation of thought leadership.

The ideal candidate must have excellent communication and client management skills to maintain positive client relations and high client satisfaction levels. The candidate must be a self-starter, who is able to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment and must be driven to produce improvement initiatives both internally and with clients.

Responsibilities :

Managing the execution of complex consulting engagements to ensure the project and deliverables meet or exceed the client’s requirements and expectations and deliver superior value to clients. This entails:

  • Structuring the project activities and identifying resource requirements, in line with the scope and objectives of the engagement

  • Leading and directing large teams, and oversee the overall quality of the project delivery

  • Engaging and managing key stakeholders at Management and C-Level to ensure client’s expectations are fully met

  • Proactively identifying issues and risks, examining alternatives, and pursuing the optimal course of actions to minimize adverse impact and maximize project success

Managing and enhancing relationship with clients, with the objective of positioning the company as a trusted partner and identifying and pursuing additional business opportunities

Working with Principal / Director in developing new business leads and opportunities to grow the business

Playing an active role in building the firm by:

  • Participating and contributing to functional and/or industry networks with the aim of developing and sharing best practices

  • Mentoring / coaching junior colleagues to support their development within the organization



Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Relevant experience in an operational management consulting firm or in a similar position in the industry, preferably in the oil and gas, Petrochemical, utilities, transportation, heavy manufacturing sectors

  • Proven experience in leading complex business / operations transformation programs characterized by a high change management component

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to extensively interact with clients at all levels

  • Strong leadership skills and proven track record in building teams

  • Results-oriented approach and passion for continuous improvement

  • Previous experience in operational excellence or operational risk management programs in industrial clients will be a plus

  • Project management certification (e.g. PMP) will be a plus

  • BS Engineering or equivalent, MBA or MS preferred

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English.

  • Ability to travel extensively up to 60 % of monthly time

Primary Location: EMEA-South Africa-Johannesburg

Organization: Sustainable Solutions

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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