General Manager/ Mine Manager (Member of EXCO), South Africa -Ref: 744856-2

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Ref: 744856-2

Job Description:

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Leads design approval and execution of strategy, business plans, life of mine plans, budgets, forecasts and set goals; and the development and implementation of the stakeholder (including community) relations strategy.

The mine is still relatively new and, as such, requires considerable work in developing and refining systems, processes, and procedures, from scratch. At the same time, shareholder requirements in terms of production, unit cost efficiency, and safety, health and environment have also to be met. Ever changing geopolitical and regulatory landscape.

Type: Permanent
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Direct Reports: Personal Assistant, HR Manager, Engineering Manager, Logistics & Plant Manager, Mine Production Manager, Safety Manager, Technical Services Manager
Primary purpose:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations.
  • Lead design approval and execution of strategy, business plans, life of mine plans, budgets, forecasts and set goals.
  • Maintain budgets and optimize expenses.
  • Maintain oversight of all functional reporting areas.
  • Set policies and processes.
  • Ensure employees work productively and develop professionally.
  • Oversee recruitment and training of employees.
  • Evaluate and improve operations and financial performance.
  • Prepare regular reports for Top Management & Board.
  • Ensure employees and contractors follows health and safety regulations.
  • Provide solutions to issues (e.g. profit decline, employee conflicts, loss of market share, community demands).
  • Ensures statutory compliance.
  • Leads the development and implementation of the stakeholder (including community) relations strategy.

Key area 1: Business plans

  • Lead business plan formulation and implementation by:

o Translating the overall strategic plan into a business plan for the mining operation.

o Structuring, appointing and managing competent operational team members, retaining accountability for their performance.

o Delegating objectives to operating executives within a control framework to ensure that objectives are continuously monitored and achieved.

o Taking appropriate action when it becomes evident that operational objectives may not be achieved.

o Keeping the CEO informed at all times regarding progress with the achievement of operational business plan objectives.

 

Key area 2: Mine operations

  • Plan, implement and maintain systems and procedures, to ensure:

o Accurate reporting information on a regular basis as required by the Board, CEO, Executive Committee and statutory entities.

o Sub-standard performance, processes and/or systems are identified timeously.

o Implementation of programmes for the continuous improvement of efficiency, quality and throughput.

o Reporting functions’ performance meets or exceeds all performance expectations.

o Equipment is supplied, used and maintained in a manner that facilitates the achievement of operational objectives.

  • Plan and lead the execution of projects by providing management support and ensuring that project execution proceeds according to approved budgets.
  • Ensure adherence to quality requirements, loading schedules and marketing/client requirements by ongoing oversight and leadership of the logistics function at the mine.

 

Key area 3: People management

  • Ensure ongoing effective management of the contractors and staff of the Mining Division, by:

o Implementing people management processes through reporting Department Heads.

o Implementing effective communication processes to ensure understanding of and ‘buy-in’ to the company’s goals and aspirations.

o Managing the interfaces between reporting departments to enable collaboration.

o Ensuring that reporting department heads utilise budgeted funds for continuing professional development (CPD) purposes.

o Ensuring that clear succession plans and skill and career development processes are in place in all reporting departments.

 

Key area 4: Safety, environment, and stakeholder relations

  • Lead the development and execution of safety, environment, and stakeholder relations strategies through the reporting department heads, by:

o Ensuring that employees, visitors, and contractors understand and abide by company policies and procedures.

o Assisting and ensuring heads of reporting departments endorse a clear understanding of Occupational Health and Safety and other policies and procedures.

o Overseeing and ensuring that environmental, community, and stakeholder relations responsibilities are carried out in line with company policies and procedures.

 

Critical success factors:

  1. Zero harm to people and the environment.
  2. Prescribed incident reporting of incidents within company and statutory procedures.
  3. Delivery/Acceptance of LOM Plan, annual plan, and budget.
  4. Achievement of targets in respect of:
  • Occupational health & safety
  • Production
  • Mining operating costs
  1. Effective communication between personnel, departments, contractors, etc. to ensure effective operations and collaborative behaviour.
  2. Community involvement and harmony.

 

Decisions and judgements:

  • Short, medium and long-term decision making affecting diverse disciplines in a business-critical division of the company.
  • Knowledge and comprehension of entire company and the inter-dependencies of its divisions.
  • The full effects of judgements made may not be apparent for up to 18 months.

 

Challenges and demands of the job:

  • The mine is still relatively new and, as such, requires considerable work in developing and refining systems, processes, and procedures, from scratch.
  • At the same time, shareholder requirements in terms of production, unit cost efficiency, and safety, health and environment have also to be met.
  • Ever changing geopolitical and regulatory landscape.

Communications and stakeholder relationships:

Internal stakeholders: All members of senior management directly; and all employees and contractors, indirectly.

External stakeholders: DMRE representatives, and provincial, local authority officials / community representatives.

Location (country, city): South Africa

Job Qualification & Experience:

Minimum education, training, professional qualifications, and experience required:
Engineering degree/diploma (Mining, Mechanical, Chemical, Engineering, Industrial, etc), preferably with a post-graduate business qualification.
Plus at least 10 years of relevant experience in senior operations management positions.

Competencies / attributes required:

  • Demonstrable strategy development skills
  • Demonstrable managerial skills (planning, leading, organizing, controlling)
  • Report writing skills at Board level
  • Professional, excellent verbal and written communication in English
  • Communication and networking skills at senior level
  • Microsoft Office Professional (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, etc.)

Company Description:

A fully operational mine and processing plant with the latest infrastructure – ore production over 3.3 million tons per year and growing.
Community Empowerment is an integral part of the company. They have invested generously in the small business development, healthcare, and education sectors within the communities they operate within.

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

General Manager/ Mine Manager (Member of EXCO), South Africa -Ref: 744856-2

General Manager/ Mine Manager

General Manager/ Mine Manager

 

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