|Duties & Responsibilities
||The incumbent will inter alia be responsible for the following: Best Practice and Knowledge Management • Create and manage professional networks • Participate in professional external forums • Continuously monitors exchange and preservation of information between operations and individuals to facilitate effective knowledge management • Stay abreast with advances in field of Business Improvement and Innovation Change Management • Driving change management needed across the organisation for transforming the core of coal operations digitally from market to resource whilst developing a systematic way to ensure mining operations disruption takes place • Define and drive pilots to implement change that will transform the current practices in mining • Ensure all relevant employees are effectively trained and competent to perform required duties in a disciplined manner in support of the digital initiatives that impact their role Continuous Improvement • Develops, executes and implements complex projects and process improvements to drive continuous improvement to current excellence standards across the organization • Provides subject matter knowledge and advanced expertise to integrate multiple areas/functions in the operations value chain • Utilizing a substantial understanding of best practices and procedures, monitors processes and ensures knowledge and learnings are shared between business units (BU’s) • Using continuous improvement tools, analytical insights, and influencing skills, identify, propose, defend, and implement value chain improvements and optimization opportunities • Create new opportunities and drive new development projects that will lead to profitable growth Digital Strategy • Develop a digital strategy to transform the operational value chain • Manage and operationalise the digital strategy to ensure alignment to the 2023 Business Strategy • Develop in-house capabilities and ability to identify and prioritise mining challenges • Develop a mining innovation magnet to attract innovative companies globally through partnerships with Start-ups, innovative companies, universities, Research and Development (R&D) centres, technology incubators etc. to come up with new unknown solutions to solve unique mining problems • Participate in selecting, evaluating and developing innovative solutions for digital applications • Define, run pilots and operationalise learnings from pilots in a ‘start-up way’ • Investigate opportunity to launch “[email protected]” leveraging digital core competencies in the Industry, whilst identifying opportunities to monetise internal capabilities and managing Digital IP (the process from mining problem identification to solution implementation) Project Management • Develop and maintain a digital Business Unit (BU) project plan in accordance with established governance process • Establish and maintain digital projects frameworks and processes to be followed for project reviews and approvals through dedicated forums by determining frequency for project reviews and approvals, and the agreed quorum for the forums to take place • Evaluate and complete projects with minimum risk, within allocated timeframes and according to specified budgetary requirements • Ensure that the business case for the digital initiative contributes to overall success of the business unit • Ensure that benefits tracking for all digital initiatives are in place and the BU benefits from process efficiency and effectiveness through the implementation of digital initiatives • Convene standing digital steering committees at the BU and ensure collaboration and participation by all relevant stakeholders • Scope initiatives to develop a charter with approximate timeline, resource requirement, cost estimate and value for the initiative as defined by the governance process • Ensure agile and flexible initiative delivery with rapid prototyping, test and learn capabilities • Collaborate with BU management to prepare for and participate in corporate digital feedback sessions • Ensure BU governance is adhered to and reporting for visibility and management of risks • Identification of opportunities for value creation and track delivery of expected value • Integration with other BUs for learnings realised and for lift and shift opportunities • Stay up-to-date with advances in field of technology and innovation. • Work together with the various heads of department to identify applicable use cases for the BU • Support BU improvement initiatives through business analysis, idea generation facilitation and structured innovation Safe and Healthy Work Environment • Adhere to all health and safety practices and promote good housekeeping on an ongoing basis • Address all unsafe practices and potential hazardous situations and rectify and report to superior • Comply with Safety Health Environment and Community (SHEC)/technical requirements • Wear applicable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times. Stakeholder Relationships • Utilizing an extensive understanding of business operations including practices and procedures, develops a strong understanding of business needs through building and maintaining internal and external relationships to provide optimal service to and help the business meet strategic and financial goals • Build relationships with internal and external parties such as subject matter experts • Using strong influencing skills, drive other teams in the business to participate and improve value chain processes and customer experience • Collaborate with cross-functional teams at all levels in an organization to deliver results • Directs and creates strategic relationships with both key internal and external stakeholders • Deriving leadership support and sponsorship and securing buy-in across organisation • Identify unique disruptive value chain problems and evaluate the best solutions • Develop and manage partnerships with solution providers/facilitators to ensure the mining or value chain problems are well understood and develop an ideas pipeline Value Creation/Data Analytics • Leverage the combined impact deep data insights and industry leading subject matter experts to create impactful business transformation solutions using data-driven insights, industry leading thinking and high-impact consulting execution • Responsible for delivering operation value chain services, procedures, and processes that are considered value added, measurable, and directly tied to operational interactions with business units • Accountable for improving business results and increasing team efficiency by creating predictive analytics and new systems capabilities through the inquiry to order process, cost out solutions, and delivery process • Interpret, analyse and synthesize data to drive continuous improvement Behavioural Alignment Demonstrates the following: • Creativity, collaboration, sociable and awareness to the ecosystem • Stewardship, accountability, ability to develop trust, safety conscious and ethical • Ability to respond quickly to business needs/agility, flexibility, continuous learning, innovation and proven ability to experiment on creative business solutions • Ability to be inclusive, eagerness for multiple skills, embraces multiple cultures, accepts different approaches and be human-centric/empathetic • Results oriented, quality driven, excellence, entrepreneurial abilities, efficient and effective The appointment will be made in accordance with Exxaro’s Employment Equity policy. 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