Resident Director / Country Manager (Chartered Eng, B.Eng Chemical, IoM³) – Ref: 1113832

Ref: 1113832

Nationality: British
Highest Formal Qualification: BEng
Other Formal Qualification: Diploma in Management
Annual Package Range: USD 151 000 - 250 000, per annum
Total years experience: 20--30 Years

Current/recent job title: Country Manager

Resident Director / Country ManagerResident Director / Country Manager

7 insights about our Country Manager available for exploratory interviews, seeking a position as Mine Operations or Mine General Manager to work for a reputable, established and successful mining company that takes social responsibility seriously and drives a ZERO HARM safety awareness strategy for all its employees.

Our candidate the we are showcasing today boasts the following achievements: As General Manager of a Copper operation in Botswana, he developed a team that restarted the mining operations within 2 months on project initiation and generated revenue higher that working costs after 4 months. As Assistant Mine Manager in Angola, he developed a team that achieved monthly production targets for 16 consecutive months. As General Manager in Malawi he lead the senior team to reduce working costs from USD 54/ lb to USD 36/ lb of product. At the same Mining operation he lead the initiative to achieve a 5 Star NOSA rating for the mine which included a zero incident Loss Time Injury of +550 days.

1.Skill area of competence: Processing Management; Operations Management; General Management. Hydro-Metallurgical Processing. Full Health & Safety awareness. Budget Control. Managing multi-national work force. Remote mining locations in Africa. Hydro-metallurgical experience includes:

    • Primary, secondary and tertiary crushing. Milling with cyclone separation.
    • Acid Leaching (post-thickener). Resin in Pulp solvent extraction.
    • Dilution solvent extraction. Precipitation. Floatation.
    • TSF (including neutralization and process water recycle).
  • Reagent management. Contract management of on-site sulphuric acid production plant. 

2.Career summary: 18 years Diamond mining operations, 3 years Uranium mining operations, 1 year Tin & Tantalum mining operations, 1 year Copper mining operations.
3. Years of experience range: 20 to 30 years
4. Qualifications/Affiliations/ Prof Registrations: B.Eng Chemical, CPEng – Chartered Professional Engineer, IoM³
5. Annual package range Total Fixed Cost of Employment (TFCE): USD 151 000 – 250 000, per annum.

6.Nationality: British. Currently living and working in Zambia.

7.Location Preference: Open to positions internationally.

Candidate location: Zambia

Home & other languages: English

Designation: Country Manager

Highest qualification type: Degree

Company size: ‘201 – 500

Division: General and Operations Management

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

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian/White

Nationality: British

Highest Formal Qualification: BEng

University in another country: University Of Southbank, London, UK

Other Formal Qualification: Diploma in Management

Current / most recent job title?

Country Manager

Primary purpose of current/most recent position: Report to the board of directors (the ‘Board’), with specific responsibility as follows: Appointed as, and will act at all times as, Agent and Representative of the owner of the mine.

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:
1)Most senior employee of the Company in Zambia and will be appointed to the board of the Company as its resident director;
2)Provide the Board with annual and quarterly budgets for review and approval, and will monitor and report on budgetary compliance on a monthly basis;
3)Provide the Board with a short and medium term strategy outline for your area of responsibility;
4)Provide management of the administration, planning and systems and related activities of the Company, as directed by the Board;
5)Provide leadership and direction for the Company, its employees, partners and other interested and all stakeholders;
6)Manage the following key aspects of the mining and processing operations of the Company:
a)Financial and Administrative control;
b)Security and allocation of the company’s assets and resources, and the proper use thereof;
c)Safety, Health and Environmental aspects of the Company’s entire operations in compliance with Zambian legislation and international best practice;
7)Responsible for the entire project management, planning and execution of the Company’s development plan in accordance with prevailing legislation and international best practices.
8)Build and develop a team of appropriately qualified and experienced employees capable of executing the Company’s development plan, with a particular focus on national employment and skills upscaling.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
In general I enjoy interacting with people and this talent has allowed me to build and lead multi national and multi disciplined teams to achieve Mine Company objectives.

Ideal business title: Mine Operations Manager or Mine General Manager Operations

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
Operations Responsibility:
Providing leadership to the senior team and actively driving the development, growth and improvement of the Company.
Maintaining a safe and efficient working environment in which excellence and continuous improvement are pursued on a day-to-day basis.
Ensuring full compliance with applicable legislation including but not limited to the acts relating to mining, the environment and occupational health and safety.
Achieving production and financial performance in line with agreed key performance indicators and objectives, with an emphasis on maintaining the highest levels of safety and environmental compliance.
Overseeing the operations to ensure operational efficiency, quality, service and cost-effective management of resources, by benchmarking mining efficiencies and procurement systems and initiatives in line with best global practices.
Weekly, monthly, and quarterly performance reporting.
Oversight of suppliers, contractors and service providers, and managing relations with them.
Preparing and executing annual and life of mine budget plans including departmental budgets, forecasting of costs and management of project costs.
Ensuring adherence to corporate governance and corporate expenditure policies.
Securing and protecting the site’s assets, including facilities and equipment.
Monitoring the actions and work of the security team and setting robust guidelines for them.

People Management Responsibility:
Ensuring and promoting effective communication, participation and consultation amongst HODs.
Creating and harbouring a respectful working environment across all cultures and ensuring all HODs follow, lead and disseminate the same practices to their teams.
Inspiring and motivating the team to give their best and hence contributing towards promoting revenue, profitability and growth of the company.
Mentoring team members to evolve into leaders that can play bigger roles and assume greater responsibilities. It is the GM’s role to ensure succession plans are in place.
Setting, documenting, propagating and monitoring robust policies and procedures for all employees and workers to be guided by (and that training is carried out as necessary).
Conducting regular performance reviews and providing feedback to the HODs to ensure the same. Promoting the understanding, use and application of the performance review system to the HODs for further communication to their teams.

Corporate Social Responsibility:
Maintaining and championing the work the Mining Company is actively carrying out in the community (e.g. mobile medical clinics, agricultural, schooling and conservation programmes).
Forging strong relationships within the community and encouraging their active communication with the mine.
Acting as a representative of the Company to provincial, state and government bodies

Skill area of competence:
Processing Management; Operations Management; General Management.
– Hydro metallurgical processing.
– Full Health & Safety awareness.
– Budget Control
– Managing multi national work force.
– Remote mining locations in Africa

Career summary: 18 years Diamond mining operations, 3 years Uranium mining operations, 1 year Tin & Tantalum mining operations, 1 year Copper mining operations.

What do you absolutely love doing? Working with multi disciplined mine personnel to achieve targets, safely.

Ideal company (culture and values):
Reputable established and successful mining company.
Takes social responsibility seriously.
Drives a ZERO HARM safety awareness strategy for all its employees.

Motivation to move (please select): New opportunities

Location Preference: I am open to positions internationally.

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