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Executive General Mine Manager (Operations)

Location: Northern Cape
Salary: R1.6m pa CTC (Neg)

Job Summary:

Seeking a professional, qualified and highly experienced General Manager for a mine located in the Northern Cape. The role of the General Manager reports in to the CEO and is operational with the mandate of facilitating and optimising operational efficiency through execution of the approved business plan.

Objective of the Position:

Lead the business plan development, approval and execution process by using the life of mine plan as a basis.
Establish effective control and reporting systems to ensure legal compliance and effective execution of the business plan.
Lead the development and implementation of the stakeholder relations strategy and compliance.
Lead the logistics function at the operation.

Role Requirements (Key Performance Areas):

Lead operational business plan execution and implementation by:
Translating the operational strategic plan into a business plan for the operation.
Structuring, appointing and managing a competent operational team, accountable for their performance
Ensuring the delegation of objectives to operating executives within a control framework to ensure that objectives are continuously monitored and achieved
Taking appropriate action when it becomes evident that operational objectives may not be achieved.
Keeping the CEO informed at all times regarding progress with the achievement of operational business plan objectives

Implement and maintain systems and processes in a manner that will ensure:
Accurate reporting information on a regular basis as required by the Board, CEO, Executive Committee and statutory entities
Highlighting of sub-standard performance, processes and systems and implementation of continuous improvement programmes to enhance performance and throughput (i.e. efficiency improvement).
Employees understanding their roles and being managed in a manner as to perform to the requirements of their roles
Equipment being supplied, used and maintained in a manner supportive of the achievement of operational objectives

Lead the implementation of projects by rendering management support to the function and ensuring execution and implementation of projects according to an approved project plan and schedule.

Lead the stakeholder relations strategy by developing and obtaining approval for an appropriate strategy that will support business objectives, compliance requirements and no preventable industrial or community action.

Lead the logistics function at the operation to ensure adherence to quality requirements, loading schedules and marketing/client requirements.

Minimum requirements:
Appropriate tertiary qualification(s) to support the role requirements:
- Mining qualification i.e. Mine Managers Government Certificate of Competency
- Engineering qualification i.e. Engineers Government Certificate of Competency
A tertiary business qualification (MDP, EDP, MBA) would be advantageous
Strong mining production background
Demonstrable solid understanding of the mining business environment and previous successes in executive positions of this nature

Skills and Knowledge:
Demonstrable strategy development skills
Demonstrable managerial skills (planning, leading, organising, controlling)
Report writing skills at Board level
Professional, excellent verbal and written communication in English
Communication and networking skills at senior level
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Professional
(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, etc.)

Personal characteristics:
Strategic thinker
Self starter
Drive and enthusiasm
Conceptual ability
Tolerance for ambiguity
Developmental orientated

Respect and balance
Customer / client focus
Accountability and responsibility
Pride in accomplishment

Remuneration Package:
Competitive and highly negotiable remuneration package on offer for the right person!
Company will also cover relocation costs.

If you meet and exceed the above criteria wed love to hear from you without delay!

If you dont hear from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful. We will however keep your CV on our database for any future opportunities.

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