Executive Manager – Mining Cluster, Pretoria – Ref: 1027279-10

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  • Pretoria,
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Ref: 1027279-10

Job Description:

A leading research organisation has an opportunity available for an Executive Manager for their Mining division to provide strategic direction, drive the leadership, strategy development and implementation, financial sustainability, capability development, performance, operations and governance within the Mining Cluster in line with the trends, opportunities and needs of the mining and related industries, and in alignment with the company strategy, vision and mission.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters degree in geology, geosciences, mining engineering or related fields – a Doctoral and/or business qualification will be an added advantage – along with five (5) years’ senior management experience in a Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) and commercialisation industry or leading research and technology organisation (RTO). A proven track record of managing a minimum annual budget of R100 million linked to RDI initiatives in industry or leading RTO, and successful IP commercialisation; evidence of high level stakeholder management, mining and industry related networks; excellent communicator with strong, demonstrable business acumen and demonstrated experience of strong people management and organisational development skills.

Position details:
Type: Permanent
Primary purpose: The incumbent will provide strategic direction, drive the leadership, strategy development and implementation, financial sustainability, capability development, performance, operations and governance within the Mining Cluster in line with the trends, opportunities and needs of the mining and related industries, and in alignment with the company strategy, vision and mission. He/she will lead the research, development localisation, and commercialisation of technologies and knowledge solutions from a sound scientific and technological base. The incumbent will utilise market insights to inform our scientific and technological development, and take our products and innovations to the market. The incumbent will also be accountable for in-depth stakeholder engagement in the private and public sectors in mining and related industries. The incumbent will act as a role model, embracing and demonstrating the professional and ethical values and purpose of the company.

Job description / core competencies:

  • Lead and provide strategic direction to the Mining Cluster;
  • Drive alignment of the Mining Cluster strategy with the trends, needs and opportunities of the mining and related industries;
  • Account for the financially sustainability, profit and loss of the cluster;
  • Ensure that cluster operations are managed effectively, and that there is timely and accurate reporting;
  • Invest allocated parliamentary grant guided by divisional priorities and company strategy to effectively leverage income from other sources and to build strategic capabilities for current and future competitiveness of the mining and related industries;
  • Maintain a balanced portfolio of research, development and commercialisation per divisional priorities and organisation vision;
  • Drive collaboration with parties in the national system of innovation, and leading relevant parties globally;
  • Account for cluster quality, health, safety and impact;
  • Lead in-depth stakeholder engagement in industry and public sector;
  • Ensure cluster compliance with all company policies and relevant legislation;

Location (country, city): Pretoria

Job Qualification & Experience:

  • A Masters degree in geology, geosciences, mining engineering or related fields. A Doctoral and/or business qualification will be an added advantage;
  • Five years senior management experience in a Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) and commercialisation industry or leading research and technology organisation (RTO);
  • Proven track record of managing minimum annual budget of R100 million linked to RDI initiatives in industry or leading RTO;
  • Proven track record of successful IP commercialisation;
  • Evidence of high level stakeholder management, mining and industry related networks;
  • Excellent communicator with strong, demonstrable business acumen; and
  • Demonstrated experience of strong people management and organisational development skills.

Company Description:

A leading research organisation.

This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

 

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