Production Controller: Digitilisation & Reporting
  • South Africa
  • BMW (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd.
Job Description
Importing, cleaning, transforming, validating and modelling production and time quality data with the purpose of understanding and making conclusions from the data for all production related decisions. This includes presenting data in charts, graphs, tables, designing and developing relational data bases and queries for collecting data and building/designing data input and collection screens. To provide simulation knowledge and expertise for projects across various cores and to be key contact person between plant Rosslyn and production engineers/managers to steer and optimise production volume, stability, on-time delivery and sequence requirements

  • Process data analysis using various simulation and business intelligent tools, supporting daily operations of the TX-R-10 production control environment by data story-telling and providing data driven insights to management to aid all production related decisions, as well as supporting and leading the development of plant information systems and dashboards, with emphasis on the future orientated continuous improvement and optimisation of the IT information systems, production processes and infrastructure.
  • Analyse data requirements within the plant and TX-R-10 environment, in line with the future vision of the plant and department for the development of information dashboards, reports and information systems in logistics, painted body and assembly that are aligned to market requirements and long-term plant strategy.
  • Creation of data collection and analytical tools required to ensure effective measurement of overall plant progress with tools such as Tableau and/or Qlik Sense.
  • Development of all real-time early warning tools and dashboards within the plant Rosslyn production environment for better decision making example during PUs.
  • Development of all real-time early warning tools and dashboards within the plant Rosslyn production environment for better decision making example during PUs.
  • Steering of TX-R-1 Production Meeting using plant wide dashboards driven by data.
  • Update and improve the existing simulation models, so that capacity and feasibility investigations can be simulated when required. These models include but are not limited to simulation models for production.
  • Understand impact of key target contributors within the plant to steer Volume and F2 Stability
  • -- ,COS, Seq. Adherence, Available Bodies, Blocks, Line-side delivery.
  • -Interpretation of information in terms of key business and departmental requirements
  • Ability to create function specific charts and graphic representations to report information to cores and management accurately and effectively.
  • Drive Data Standardization and Integrity with-in Department developing methods and systems as well as steering relevant projects to ensure reliable and consistent reporting of information from and within the department.
  • Development of daily reporting system, to ensure key plant parameters are monitored on a daily basis as per determined business requirements. Liaise with various cores for coordination and completion of plant-wide reports, containing inter-departmental information. Ensure on-time delivery of business determined daily/weekly/monthly/annual reports
  • Drive projects to automate data collection and reporting within Department to improve reporting efficiency and accuracy.
  • Act as interface contact to other technologies/structure planners as well as BMW partners for all simulation and infrastructure upgrade projects
  • Establishing/setting up of tools for production process partners in order to ensure synergy with production control activities.
  • Required to keep abreast of latest data analysis techniques, Data Model changes and IPS software architecture and versions.
  • Industrial Engineering / Production Management Degree or Diploma
  • Tertiary statistical and/or computer qualification
  • Specialised computer and web page training
  • SQL and database experience an advantage
  • Project Management
  • Knowledge of using Business Intelligence tools
  • Technical experience in automotive production and vehicle control 2 to 3 years
  • Sound knowledge of Production Sequences / Processes Production System Data Models
  • PC Literate (Windows, MS Excel, MS Word and MS Powerpoint )
  • Database Systems (Oracle Microsoft Access)
  • BMW Specific Systems (IPS-L/T/Q, Wherenet)
  • Data visualisation tools(Tableau or Qlik)
  • Simulation Software(Plant Simulation)
  • Good communication skills and ability to moderate/steer meetings
  • Good understanding of Target Agreements and Bench marking
  • Good understanding of business and business knowledge
  • Good understanding of the PPE *Production Process Elements) structure
  • Good understanding of the OSM (Order Management System) structure
  • Ability to develop and implement visual charts, graphs, dashboards and tools
  • Team dynamics management skills
  • Assertiveness skills
  • German a distinct advantage

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