Academic: Operations Management ( Supply Chain )- Durban

Listing reference: manco_000401
Listing status: Online
Apply by: 17 May 2024
Position summary
Industry: Education & Training
Job category: Others: Education and Training
Location: Durban
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
EE position: Yes
MANCOSA, a DHET registered and CHE accredited private higher education distance education provider, offering undergraduate and postgraduate business qualifications, has the following vacancy available: Academic: Operations Management
Job description

To provide Academic Leadership, Strategic insights of the sector and overall Programme Quality Management across a range of Undergraduate/Postgraduate education programmes.
  • The successful candidate will be appointed to offer their expertise in Operations Management across a range of commerce programme offering to facilitate academic content and ensure overall academic delivery of the Commerce programmes
  • Provide students one on one academic consultation support
  •  Design both formative and summative assessments
  • Grade assessments and provide stakeholder feedback
  • Potentially serve as a Module Coordinator
  • Identify students at-risk and execute pastoral care
  • Undertake programme and quality management administrative tasks
  • Ongoing research and analysis to identify required updates and additions to the operations management modules within the commerce programmes curriculum, with a scope of operations management
  • Provide information to assist with the implementation and maintenance of accreditation with various quality assurance bodies and professional bodies
  • A combination of analysis and reporting as well as hands-on application in order to ensure alignment to industry standards and academic relevance
  • Conduct reviews and updates of operations management and supply chain management modules to ensure alignment to industry norms
  •  Ensure Modules /programmes remain relevant to both local and international industry expectations and the quality of student experience is highly rewarding
  • Review and manage student academic performance
  • Promote multi stakeholder engagement towards programme advancement
  • Advocate, promote and advance the institutions commerce programmes offerings to industry (specific focus on operations management)
  • Responsible for design, development and maintenance of teaching and learning material
  • Various Academic Committee memberships
  • Verification and review of RPL applications
  • Verification and review of Credit Accumulation Transfer application

  • Maintain professional relationships with students, academics, and support staff.
  • Work collaboratively in a multi-cultural environment and contribute towards Mancosa vision and Mission 
  • Be a creative problem solver and a lifelong learner who is resilient and can adapt to changing circumstances
  • Work autonomously under pressure and possibly weekends based on student’s needs

Minimum requirements


  • An appropriate masters level qualification ( Supply Chain)


  • 5 years’ academic experience
  • Demonstrate research engagement over last 3 years
  • Be familiar with distance and online education
  • Be familiar with using learning distance and online education
  • knowledge of the South African higher education regulatory framework
  • Must be able to work within pre-determined time frames and deadlines
  • Must be able to speak confidently and demonstrate professionalism
  • Must be a collegial team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, Internet and Email)
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills
  • Possess a high level of ethics and confidentiality
  • Specialist in Operations Management 

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