Business Development and Operations/General Manager – Minerals & Metals

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Nationality: South African
Total years experience: 20-30 Years

Discipline: Extractive Metallurgy Industry in: Engineering – Mining (mineral processing/extractive metallurgy – extracting & processing minerals from nature) years of experience range: 20 to 30 years, annual package range: South African rand – ZAR 2.1 to 2.5 million. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Caucasian/White. Nationality: South African – dual citizenship.

In summary, he has over 12 years’ experience in the business development, project delivery (engineering) and general management and has been successful in securing many contracts, valued at in excess of US$600 million in that time. A further 13 years’ experience in the management and operation of mineral processing facilities (gold, diamond, uranium). Full P&L responsibility in 3 roles, including oversight of the full delivery value-chain in both a project environment and an operational environment. In the last 4 years set up 2 new business lines / divisions, gained entry to new markets, identified M&A opportunities that were subsequently successfully concluded. His experience covers projects in Africa, Middle East, CIS, SE Asia and Australia. Exposure includes mining, oil and gas, power generation and environmental consulting sectors.

A Metallurgist by training (NHD Ext. Met., Tech. Wits) with a MAP Certificate (Wits) and MBA (Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University). Worked in mining operations and in project delivery organisations throughout his career, (8 years gold mining (includes sulphuric acid production), 9 years diamond mining, 11 years project development (diamonds, gold, coal, platinum)) with his most senior roles being General Manager and board member.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans

Designation: General Manager

Highest qualification type: h. Higher National Diploma

University: Other / International Institution

Company size: ‘10001 +

Division: General and Operations Management

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Caucasian/White

Nationality:                              South African – dual citizenship

If dual citizenship, please specify other: British

Highest Formal Qualification:  NHD, Extractive Metallurgy

University in another country: Edinburgh Business School (Heriot-Watt University) scheduled for completion by January 2017

Other Formal Qualification:    MBA

Current / most recent job title?

Operations/General Manager – Specialty Consulting

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Establish division, setup divisional systems, manage division

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Setup systems
Recruit necessary staff
Secure business
Manage delivery
Divisional financial management

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Business Development and Operations/General Manager with multi-geography sales/operations experience in mine operations and project development. Experienced in the establishment of business divisions and in setting up the business processes and controls for effective management of the business. Natural ability and keen interest in the development of team and its members. Systems driven and committed to the delivery of objectives and targets. Seeking an opportunity to return to a general management role and to contribute to the growth and success of the organisation.

Ideal business title: 

Ideal next position is General Manager or Managing Director or Vice President or CEO/COO

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

I have identified 2 possible career streams
1) General management – responsible for the overall management of the operation with responsibility for profit and loss
2) Business development – senior level appointment in business development responsible for the strategic direction of the business development function

Skill area of competence:

Systems development, business development, general management, process design, budget control, presentations, interpersonal skills, project management, project development, advanced exploration management, mine planning, open pit mining,

Career summary:

8 years gold mining (includes sulphuric acid production)
9 years diamond mining
11 years project development (diamonds, gold, coal, platinum)

What do you absolutely love doing?

Assisting others in their development, ensuring the delivery of objectives through management of teams, defining the strategic direction for the team/division

Ideal company (culture and values):

Mining company or engineering/project management company or other where my skills may be appropriate. Company should value the individual and seek to create an enabling environment for individuals and teams to perform at their best

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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