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Automation Superintendent/Specialist

Location : Johannesburg, South Africa
Job Type : Permanent

Job Type: Permanent/Full Time Employment

Cowan South Africa is recruiting an Automation Specialist/Superintendent for a large international gold mining company.

Job Code: 6498

• The Automation Specialist/Superintendent, works with service delivery teams to lead the design, development and implementation of automation solutions including but not limited to native ERP automation, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligent (AI), Interactive Voice Response (IVR), Chatbots, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Mobile and Business Process Management (BPM) to drive greater efficiency and quality in the respective processes.
• The Automation Specialist/Superintendent, plays a key role in defining the engagement approach, managing business relationships and is accountable for the execution of automation initiatives; including conducting research and analysis, generating ideas, process mapping and building solutions.
• This role will be responsible for executing and maintaining sustainable and scalable Automation programs, including but not limited to the identification and prioritization of a range of automation use cases leveraging different but complimentary technologies, the development and deployment thereof as well as maintenance and monitoring of automation solutions.
• Lead the design, development and implementation of automation solutions that meet business objectives

• A South African citizen (non-negotiable)
• Currently or recently employed in a similar role
• Willing to travel to on a regular basis

• A university degree in business/commerce, data sciences, engineering, computer science, finance and/or mathematics (graduate level degrees preferred) and/or 3 to 5 years of experience in process design, programming, analytics, finance and/or consulting
• Experience in programming concepts, particularly in the fields of Robotic Process Automation, cognitive computing and machine learning
• Experience with Robotics tools is an asset, e.g. WorkFusion, Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism
• Knowledge of design and analysis methodologies to work in an agile development environment
• Experience working and contributing to project blueprint, building schedules, managing issues/risks, establishing communication plans and stakeholder management
• Exhibits advanced critical thinking skills, integrative skills and creativity to drive innovation
• Proven agile project management ability
• Demonstrates ability to build a good fact base, apply sound reasoning, and generate relevant recommendations that get implemented and lead to business success
• Expert level knowledge in business process design, diagnostic work, organizational design, change management, and project/program management
• Passionate about leveraging emerging technology to simplify processes
• Able to work highly independently and manage multiple priorities
• Possesses solid leadership skills and can work successfully with a team that has diverse skills, knowledge, and educational backgrounds.
• Ability to break down complex data and adapt explanations for the right target audience.

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