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  • Posted: Jun 10, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Tenneco (NYSE: TEN) is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with full year 2021 revenues of $18 billion and approximately 71,000 team members working at more than 260 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Performance Solutions, C...
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    HR Manager

    In this role, you will provide generalist HR services and advice to the business unit. Partner with and advise the business unit’s line managers to enable and improve line capacity and effectiveness with regard to the following HR services: Talent Management, Labour/Industrial Relations, Employee Wellness, Performance Management, Recruitment and Staffing, Transformation (EE and BBBEE) HR Reporting, Statistics and Compliance.

    •  Coordinates any other HR/People events and interventions as and when required e.g. induction presentation.
    • Build and develop collaborative business partnering relationships with line managers to positively impact the HR function.
    • Coordinate staff entry and exit processes.
    • Ensure implementation and compliance of HR policies and procedures as well as the South Africa Labour Legislation requirements.
    • Maintain all HR systems, SAP, Aspire, SuccessFactors, etc.
    • Responsible for general HR administration and statistics for reporting purposes – EE, BBBEE, EXCO, MERSETA.
    • Manage HR queries and ensure timeous feedback.
    • Actively identifies gaps, propose and implement changes necessary to mitigate risks.
    • Managed assigned HR projects.
    • Design, plan, consult and implement HR systems, policies, procedures and best practices to strengthen country and global HR functions.
    • Facilitate the implementation of an annual HR plan in line with HR Strategy.
    • Maintain in-depth knowledge of MEA countries labour and other statutory requirements related to the management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
    • Ensure all employees have updated Job Descriptions on file.
    • Responsible for handling disciplinary and grievance procedures in line with the company policy and relevant legislation.
    • Represent HR in disciplinary hearings and ensure accurate records are kept.
    • Compile all relevant documentation to support any labour related litigation.
    • Represent the company at conciliations and arbitration at the Motor Industry Bargaining Council.
    • Develop the monthly Shopsteward / management meeting into a successful vehicle for improved communication.
    • Act as a point of contact for the employees and managers in the business unit.
    • Partner with, coach and counsel managers and employees on how to manage and resolve country employee relations issues.
    • Responsible for EE management and compliance and ensuring diversity transformation takes place as per company strategy.
    • Develop and facilitate professional development training sessions based on learning gaps and career development.
    • Conduct staff training programs based on organisational and employee needs.
    • Manage the talent acquisition process in liaison with EMEA Talent Acquisition.
    • Ensure all vacancies are approved as per EMEA recruitment approval process.
    • Advertise staff vacancies, assess applications, interview candidates, give selection tests and Predictive Index assessments, prepare reports and make recommendations to management about staff appointments.
    • Ensure BBBEE compliance certificate is obtained annually.
    • Ensure all HR employee filing are done on time – accurately and timely on a weekly basis.
    • Responsible for all HR-related administration, ongoing advice & support on company HR policies, benefits and procedures to employees and all managers.
    • Responsible for SAP headcount reporting.
    • Acts as the performance improvement driver and provokes positive changes in the performance management strategy, process and outcomes.
    • Provide support to management around performance feedback, coaching and career development.
    • Manage and support restructuring initiatives for MEA region in line with country labour laws.
    • Ensure all global HR projects are managed from a project plan basis and 100% compliance is achieved. Examples are TEN10, People Philosophies, Employee Relations Plan, Diversity and Inclusion, Project Equip, etc.
    • Responsible to complete and meet all deadlines on assignments and projects received from the HR Director.
    • You undertake to obey, comply and carry out all lawful and reasonable duties and instructions, from time to time assigned to you by your supervisor.

    Required Skills

    • Minimum: BCom HR Management/B Degree Industrial Psychology
    • Ideal: BCom Honours HR Management/Industrial Psychology
    • Excellent working knowledge of SAP and Sage EE and Skills modules
    • Business acumen – understands the business language
    • Ownership – proactive, organised & delivers quality outcomes
    • Ability to influence and persuade others
    • Relationship management – builds trust, establishes credibility
    • Consultative – engage others, takes on feedback, obtain input, provide feedback
    • Communication – clear, concise and articulate, good listener, creates clarity & simplicity
    • Analytical – analyse statistics
    • Core HR skills – excellent working knowledge of all HR disciplines 
    • Professional & Ethical – Champion of company values
    • Change Agent -lead others through constant change
    • Excellent MS Office skills – Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and Word
    • Project management skills- proven planning, co-ordination and implementation ability.
    • Sound Knowledge on various labour legislation and IR processes in SA
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Exceptional organisational skills
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Excellent time management
    • High energy levels 

    Required Experience

    • 6 years of work experience in a unionized environment – manufacturing, construction, FMCG or distribution

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    Managing Director Sub-Saharan Africa and General Manager South Africa

    Job Responsibilities

     Identify, develop and direct the implementation of business strategy within the agreed framework determined by Driv Motorparts.

    • Establishment of a clear vision, values and strategic priorities and direction of the company that is well communicated and understood by all stakeholders.
    • Development of plans that assist in the long term sales growth expectations of the corporation.
    • To ensure that DRiV brands achieve and retain market leadership within each customer, market and product range.
    • Regular business reviews with strategic customer and supplier partners.
    • Provide direction for growth in terms of markets, products, sourcing, pricing and channels to market.

    Direct the organisations activities to achieve stated targets and standards for financial and trading performance

    Meeting of overall business metrics:

    • Sales
    • Pricing
    • Standard Margin
    • EBIT
    • EBITDA
    • Cashflow
    • Safety
    • Inventory
    • Delivery Performance

    Leadership and People Management

    • Develop an organisation structure to obtain the most effective utilisation of personnel.
    • Provision of guidance to direct reports on a regular basis.
    • Performance Goals exist for all key personnel and managed by direct reports.
    • Regular performance and development reviews with direct reports.
    • Personal development plans are established, where required.
    • Recognise achievement by rewarding excellent performance by individuals or teams.

    Legal entity Management

    • Meeting of overall business metrics of the region.
    • Providing strategic direction to each of the operating units.
    • Developing a sustainable Sub Saharan Africa business
    • Promote co-operation between operating units.
    • Ensuring good corporate governance, compliance with legislation and corporate policy, through the executive and management structures of the company.
    • Maintain and develop organisational culture, values and reputation in its markets and with all staff, customers, suppliers, partners and other stakeholders.
    • Provide advice on all matters relating to the Company’s responsibilities, functions and policies.

    Overall behaviour

    • Execute the responsibilities of a company director according to lawful and ethical standards as referred to in the Companies Act and any additional current relevant legislation.
    • Comply fully with applicable labour legislation.
    • Provision of Input at Directors meetings through highlighting risk areas and exposure that the Corporation may have.
    • Demonstrate commitment to the FM code of ethics.
    • Introduction of innovation into the Corporation.


    • Comply with all Environmental, Health and Safety requirements as advised by SHERQ department induction, policies and procedures
    • Report any unsafe act and/or incident
    • Conserve resources such as electricity and water
    • Participate in SHERQ wellness days and EHS/SHERQ training


    • Undertake to obey, comply and carry out all lawful and reasonable duties and instructions, as from time to time assigned by Executive/ SVP.

    Required Experience

    What will make you successful

    Essential skills

    • The proven ability to manage a team of people.
    • At least 5 years experience at Senior Management level.
    • Proven expertise in driving sales, marketing and distribution strategy within the automotive Aftermarket industry.
    • A demonstrated commitment to customer service.
    • The ability to operate effectively in a matrix organization.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • The ability to fix and define the strategy of the Sub Saharan Africa Markets
    • Excellence in establishing the best possible relationship with key customers.
    • Business and organisation management.
    • Promote and deliver agreed projects.


    • Minimum/Essential: Relevant tertiary qualifications
    • Desirable: MBA or MBL


    • Minimum/Essential: 10 years management experience in the automotive sector
    • Desirable: Extensive experience as an Aftermarket business manager
    • Broad “generalist” skillset.

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    Quality Engineer

    Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

    • Ensuring compliance with applicable industry quality standards, including IATF 16949
    • Assists in the development of procedures to support and implement quality systems applicable to a single site
    • Leads / facilitates Advance Quality Planning teams (e.g. APQP, PPAP)
    • 6 Sigma Green Belt (Utilizing appropriate statistical methods/techniques)
    • Applies appropriate statistical tools to analyze complex quality issues/problems
    • Supports GSCM in developing supplier audit processes and establishing supplier product capability requirements (e.g. PPM levels)
    • Performs supplier development audits with the aim to ensure robust incoming part quality
    • Develops action plans for improving products, services and processes (e.g., Lean, Six Sigma, Poka-Yoke)
    • Performs plant audits (e.g. Process to VDA 6.3, Layered Process Audits, System audits)
    • Analyses of audit findings in terms of root cause identification and subsequent corrective and systemic actions implemented
    • Performs benchmarking activities, ensuring integration of best practices throughout the organization (i.e., lessons learned)
    • Other duties as assigned

    Required Skills

    • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


    • Degree (Engineering) or equivalent, qualified & experienced Toolmaker preferred with strong Quality qualification including AIAG Core Tools certification and VDA 6.3 accreditation. Four to six years of practical work experience with complex activities in the quality engineering field. Automotive or Component Manufacturing Industry Essential.

    Reasoning Ability:

    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems, involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

    Computer Skills:

    • Competency in MS Office and MS Windows required.

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    Production Engineer

    Job Description

    In brief, to implement continuous improvement projects and procedures, including new product and equipment introduction and design of tools, jigs and fixtures in order to improve quality and safety and to reduce manufacturing costs. In essence, this position is absolutely necessary to drive and improve productivity and operational efficiency

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    Human Resources Manager

    Job Purpose

    In this role, you will plan and administers policies relating to all phases of human resources activity. You will carry out supervisory responsibilities following the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning to assign and direct work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are complying
    • Recruits, interviews, tests, and selects employees to fill vacant positions.
    • Plans and conducts new employee orientation to foster a positive attitude toward company goals.
    • Manage the keeping of records and benefits plans participation such as insurance and pension plant, personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, terminations, and employee statistics for government reporting.
    • Coordinates management training in interviewing, hiring, terminations, promotions, performance review, safety, and sexual harassment.
    • Advises and represents management in the appropriate resolution of employee relations issues.
    • Responds to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs.
    • Administers performance review programs to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity.
    • Conducts wage surveys within the labor market to determine competitive wage rates.
    • Prepares budget of human resources operations.
    • Prepares employee separation notices and related documentation and conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.
    • Prepares reports and recommends procedures to reduce absenteeism and turnover. 
    • Supports the EH&S department to assure continuous compliance with company EHS procedures, standards, and applicable norms.
    • Imposes compliance with EHS requirements for individuals and the organization through updating job descriptions and structures and establishing and applying disciplinary actions where breaches against such are identified.

    Required Skills

    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with various concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
    • Ability to interpret various instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    Required Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university, B Com Industrial Psychology or S4 National Diploma in HR Management
    • Four years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Competent user of MS Office software, Payroll systems, and Human Resource systems.

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    Financial Accountant


    To contribute towards the objectives of the Finance and Administration Function by providing timely, accurate and reliable information to facilitate decision making in the factory.


    • Qualified Chartered Accountant
    • 10 years post articles experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
    • Proven supervisory skills  


    Include, but are not limited to:

    • Control the Accounts Receivable function, including, managing Shared Services staff, attend the AR review meetings, prepare Corporate AR templates, maintenance of Tenneco Group pricing policy, compilation of annual Sales budgets, review and maintain credit limits
    • Control the Accounts Payable function, including, managing Shared Services and local staff, review monthly reconciliations, ensure foreign exchange compliance, arrange foreign transaction deals with Standard Bank, review unmatched GRN report
    • Responsibility for the trial balance and the accuracy of accounts
    • Review and authorize journal entries and the journal register
    • Ensure reconciliations, supporting information and other reports are included in the month-end file and reviewed
    • Review balance sheet items such as accrual, provision, prepayments etc. monthly for reasonableness
    • Review monthly Master Data file and follow-up on any areas of concern
    • Upload results into 10Stream, ensure accurate submissions occur and that 10Stream agrees to the GL
    • Margin Management (GVAT) monthly submissions
    • Prepare NNB tracking report
    • Prepare Corporate presentations – monthly results, annual budgets and any other ad hoc requests
    • Prepare supporting schedules for monthly forecasts and annual budget
    • Upload budget into 10Stream
    • Prepare and submit monthly VAT returns
    • Prepare Accounting and Tax packs annually for the statutory audit
    • Prepare variance analysis with explanations for various Income Statement accounts under review
    • Prepare GL reconciliations for sales, cost of sales and all items that requires AFS disclosure
    • Assist in compliance with IFRS and Tenneco Policies and Procedures
    • Review Royalty calculations and journal entries
    • Manage the quarterly royalty audits and payments
    • Manage Sarbanes Oxley requirements and submit on WDesk
    • Manage internal controls and internal audit procedures monthly
    • Perform other duties/tasks identified from time to time by the Financial Controller

    Required Skills


    • Tolerance for stress, ability to work under deadline pressure
    • Planning and organizing abilities
    • Judgement/problem solving skills with ability to take initiative
    • Attention to detail and excellent analytical ability
    • Quality orientation and meeting high standards
    • Ability to work as an integral member and motivate employees
    • Honesty and integrity
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and this includes presentation skills at Senior Management Level
    • Must be performance driven and results oriented

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