General Manager (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Ref: 411771

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: National Diploma
Annual Package Range: South African rand - ZAR l) 1.35 mil - 1.5 mil, per annum.
Total years experience: 25 Years

Current/recent job title: General Manager

Ran product & marketing divisions in the market leading company in control systems in SA. Playing a leading role in the local negotiations of global acquisitions.

Discipline: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Higher National Diploma, MBA).
Skill area of competence: Control & Instrumentation – mining & materials handling; Process control systems (PLC & Hybrid Systems (includes: field bus technologies); Low Voltage design, with substantial experience in containerized solutions; Electronic security solutions including surveillance, fire detection, access and validation management.

Annual package range: South African rand – ZAR l) 1.35 mil – 1.5 mil, per annum.

Gender: Male.

Ethnicity: Caucasian/White.

Nationality: South African.

A natural leader with strong entrepreneurial skills, accomplished in all aspects of business especially in the technology sphere. Demonstrated effectiveness in acquisitions, turnaround strategies and start-ups coupled with 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing and 20 years’ in management including strategy, operations and finance.

Effective executioner of strategies aimed at continuous optimised organisational growth. Creative and innovative problem solver, taking initiative to move ahead.
Authentic leader, readily accepting challenges and functioning well under pressure. Energetic performer consistently cited for unbridled passion for work and an upbeat, positive attitude.
Results driven achiever who thrives in an environment with high performance standards. Highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision.
Decisive manager with the ability to gather facts, seek advice, consider alternatives and review repercussions.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: Afrikaans, English, German, Dutch

Designation: General Manager

Highest qualification type: h. Higher National Diploma

University: Vaal University of Technology

Company size: ‘201 – 500

Division: Sales and Marketing / Aftermarket / Customer and Client Services

Seniority level: Consultant / Specialist / Sales / Scientist

Highest Formal Qualification:  HND: Electrical Engineering (LC)

University in another country: Henley Management College

Other Formal Qualification: Masters in Business Administration (MBA) – Henley Management College

Current / most recent job title? General Manager

Primary purpose of current/most recent position: Developing business in the banking, insurance and telecoms sectors in Africa.

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:
Customer identification & acquisition
Lead identification and development
Tender submission & negotiation

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
As an Enneagram type 8 with a wing in 9 I’m considered a natural driver and entrepreneur. I possess big picture view with the ability to focus in extreme detail if required.

I’m skilled in crafting strategies from strategic to operational, with the energy to drive them to conclusion and renewal.

I posses excellent interpersonal skills and am able to create rapport on all levels.

Ideal business title: 
General Manager
Managing Director
Business Unit Director
Vice President

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position: Overall responsibility for the enterprise including P&L.

Skill area of competence:
Control & Instrumentation in the mining & materials handling environment.
Advanced knowledge & experience in process control systems (PLC & Hybrid Systems) including field bus technologies.
Reasonable grounding in Low Voltage design,with substantial experience in containerized solutions.
Excellent knowledge of electronic security solutions including surveilance, fire detection and access and validation management.
Very strong on strategy and business analysis with high focus on process flow and development of procedures. Substantial sales and business development experience with an excellent marketing background.
Firm financial management knowledge.

Career summary:
Food & Beverage: 2 years
Mining, materials handling & cement: 10 years
Petrochemical and Oil & Gas: 4 years
Electronic Security in several industries from retail, through broadcasting, mining, metals and materials handling: 5 years

Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years, what would you like to have achieved? Divisional / Business unit head / VP in a multi national technology major.

Strengths: 
1. Analytical thinker
2. Tenacious
3. Entrepreneurial

Weaknesses: 
1. Can be stubborn

What do you absolutely love doing?
Analyzing and crafting new strategies, structures, systems / processes & tactic to best serve the new objectives.

Ideal company (culture and values):
Growing company with very high energy and an appetite for growth.

Where would you like to be in the next 5 to 10 years: 
Divisional / Business unit head / VP in a multi national technology major.

Motivation to move (please select): New opportunities

Location Preference: I am open to positions only in my area (I don’t want to move house).

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