General Manager (Executive) - #366348

Network International


Date: 6 days ago
City: Welkom, Orange Free State
Contract type: Full time
Reference: NWI001779-Nikki-1

My client is in search of a General Manager (Executive) for their well-established global brand in the mining/engineering arena. They are specifically seeking individuals who can run with multiple projects into Africa as well as internationally.

Role's Purpose:
As the General Manager for Africa in the mining sector, you will be responsible for overseeing all operational activities within the region. This Executive will play a pivotal role in driving operational excellence, optimizing performance, and ensuring adherence to company policies and regulatory standards.

Experience & Qualification Criteria:
  • Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering, Business Administration, Project Management or related field; advanced Degree (e.g., MBA) preferred.
  • Proven 20 years’ experience in a senior leadership role within the mining industry, with a focus on operational management and strategy development.
  • In-depth knowledge of mining operations, processes, technologies, and best practices.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret complex data to drive informed decision-making.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, with a track record of inspiring and motivating teams to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Sound understanding of health, safety, and environmental regulations applicable to the mining sector in Africa.
  • Willingness to travel extensively within the region and work in remote locations as required.

Primary Responsibilities:


Strategic Planning and Execution:

  • Develop and implement strategic plans for mining operations in Africa, aligned with the company's overall objectives and growth targets.
  • Evaluate market trends, industry dynamics, and geopolitical factors to identify opportunities and mitigate risks.
  • Lead initiatives to improve operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and productivity across all mining sites.
Operational Leadership:
  • Provide leadership and direction to the operations team, including site managers, engineers, supervisors, and support staff.
  • Foster a culture of safety, accountability, and continuous improvement within the organization.
  • Ensure compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations, and promote a zero-harm workplace environment.
Resource Management:
  • Manage resources effectively, including human capital, equipment, and supplies, to optimize operational performance and minimize downtime.
  • Collaborate with procurement and supply chain teams to ensure timely delivery of materials and services required for mining operations.
  • Implement best practices for equipment maintenance, asset utilization, and resource allocation.
Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including government authorities, local communities, suppliers, and contractors.
  • Address stakeholder concerns and maintain open channels of communication to foster trust and collaboration.
  • Represent the company in negotiations, meetings, and forums related to mining operations in Africa.
Performance Monitoring and Reporting:
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to track the progress of operational activities and initiatives.
  • Conduct regular performance reviews, analyze data, and identify areas for improvement or corrective action.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and presentations for senior management, board of directors, and external stakeholders.
Financial strategy and extensive travel into Africa experience is essential.

How to Apply:

If you meet the above requirements, please send your resume DIRECTLY to: [email protected]
If there is no reply within two weeks, please assume that your application for the vacancy was unsuccessful. Your profile will be kept on our database for any other suitable roles / positions.
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