Country Manager – East African Community Countries (M.Eng Mechanical Engineering)

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  • Posted 2 years ago

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Nationality: South African
Total years experience: 15 Years

Discipline: Engineering Management (M.Eng Mechanical Engineering) (CPEng – Chartered Professional Engineer/Pr. Eng – Professional Engineer (ECSA)/SAIMechE). Industry in: Engineering – Civil – General (e.g. design, construct & maintain physical / natural built environments, e.g. roads, bridges, canals, dams, buildings) Years of experience: more than 15 years. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Caucasian/White. Nationality: South African.  Salary: Net $12k, excl. Housing, Schooling

Currently the Country Manager for the East African Community (EAC) countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan), his primary purpose is overall responsibility for all aspects of the business operations within this region; directly responsible for the region’s profit, revenue, cash, quality and safety targets.

Apart from general management and sales experience, he has gained international project management and design experience on a variety of projects such as resurfacing operational airport runways, mining infrastructure upgrades, water and natural gas distribution, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage upgrades, brewery infrastructure and the official residences of country presidents. He has experience in design management that covers civil, structural, mechanical and electrical disciplines and  includes 3D CAD drawings, 3D coordination of building engineering, and 3D modelling of industrial facilities.

Achievements: One of his recent projects, a US$20m civil infrastructure project for a greenfield SABMiller brewery in South West Uganda was awarded the Best International Project at the 2013 Consulting Engineering South Africa (CESA) awards. The contract was executed under a FIDIC Red Book Contract. Other project experience ranges from 10.5 MW heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) installations in South Africa to the commissioning and validation of a US$23 million pharmaceutical facility in the United Kingdom. Although he has a strong African track record, he has been exposed to some of the most advanced European project management, construction and installation techniques, as well as safe working systems with stringent health and safety standards.

Candidate location: Tanzania

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans

Designation: Operations Manager

Highest qualification type: Masters

University: University of Johannesburg

Company size: ‘5001 – 10000

Division: General and Operations Management

Seniority level: Regional / Country / Area / General / Project Manager / Department Head

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Caucasian/White

Nationality:                              South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  M.Eng Mechanical Engineering

Other Formal Qualification:    Practical Project Management

Current / most recent job title?

Country Manager – East African Community Countries

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

I am currently the Country Manager for the East African Community (EAC) countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan). My primary purpose is overall responsibility for all aspects of the business operations within this region. The business structure consists of three offices in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

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

I am directly responsible for the EAC regions profit, revenue, cash, quality and safety targets. Recruiting and managing staff along with the associated performance monitoring, mentoring and training form part of my duties.
Operational success is achieved by driving positive change through all projects with the aim of ensuring that they are conducted safely and in accordance with approved work instructions, procedures and policies.

General management roles include:
• Establishing contact and developing public and private sector business opportunities.
• Developing and maintaining key client relationships
• Awareness of all public and private investment projects in the East African Region.
• Reviewing of opportunities and developing bidding strategy for each opportunity.
• Identification and management of risks across the region.
• Monthly reporting to the Regional Director with direct involvement in regional management meetings
• Ensuring that all regional projects adhere to Business Procedures and Management System.
• Implementation of sound principles in project management, risk management and financial management
• Coordinating multi-disciplinary teams and projects;
• Management of web based financial systems to extract and analyse regional performance
• Experience in delivering within project based budgets and timelines.
• Good knowledge of working in Africa and developing countries.
• Understanding of the role/value of technical information in a commercial environment
• Understanding the aims of experimentation, including trial design & statistical analysis
• Leading staff to connect across functions and boundaries to spark innovation
• Providing subordinates opportunities for learning, development and growth

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Proactive solutions based design and implementation for clients success.

Ideal business title: 

Country or Operations Manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

• Establishing contact and developing public and private sector business opportunities.
• Developing and maintaining key client relationships
• Ensuring that all regional projects adhere to Business Procedures and Management System.
• Implementation of sound principles in project management, risk management and financial management
• Leading staff to connect across functions and boundaries to spark innovation
• Providing subordinates opportunities for learning, development and growth

Skill area of competence:

Holistic Project design, procurement and implementation

Career summary:

Brewery Infrastructure – 10 years
A wide range of projects and sectors make up the rest

What do you absolutely love doing?

Project implementation & management

Ideal company (culture and values):

Not too large and dominated by corporate procedures, honest, ethical and visionary – will to take risks.

Motivation to move (please select): Career growth

Location Preference: I am open to positions internationally.

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