Oscar Harris, Sales and Programs Director of Faurecia in South Africa
Oscar Harris has been Sales and Programs Director of Faurecia in South Africa since July 2018. Having obtained an Industrial Engineering qualification from the Nelson Mandela University, Oscar commenced his career of 17 years, most of which has been in the automotive industry. Oscar entered the automotive industry as a Program Engineer which helped him to build up to a Program Manager, then proceeded to a Plant Manager and finally a Sales and Programs Director for the region of South Africa at Faurecia. Oscar has also gained international working experience, having been in Germany for 4 years before returning to South Africa in 2014.
Oscar’s growth started from deciding to study Industrial Engineering, which is the basis of all basics that can be learnt of running a business model in any industry that is focused on lean management and the monotonous routine of producing components at the quickest and most efficient method per minute. He had a knack for finding and solving bottlenecks through simulating the process before being industrialized. This brought Oscar a lot of satisfaction to see something that he constructed becoming alive and generating employment in return, and also generating revenue.
Oscar’s advice to his younger self and emerging suppliers #ThingsIWishIKnew: