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1Manager: Functional Learning in the Mining Industry

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: COMPLETED

POSITION: Manager: Functional Learning

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Mining 

MINE LOCATION: Limpopo, South Africa

REPORTS TO: HR Manager

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

To manage Functional Learning for a very large mining complex located in Limpopo. The incumbent will be responsible for the successful leadership; design and management of the Learning Function at the Complex.  The incumbent will ensure implementation of a Learning delivery plan, strategies, policies, frameworks, methodologies and approaches based on the Business Unit's learning needs and business requirements with focus on compliance with the Mining Charter, Social and Labour Plan and the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment.

 

KEY EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • A bachelor’s degree with specialisation in Human Resources Management or a similar relevant qualification
  • At least 6-8 years’ experience in a managerial leadership role in Talent Management and Learning as well as general Human Resources experience, in an organisation which employs more than 2 500 people
  • Experience in the mining industry is essential, ideally in the open pit coal sector
  • Proven track record in leading a team of at least 30 people
  • Must have formulated strategies for the learning and development function and provided strategic guidance to executive leadership in this regard
  • Must be a South African citizen

 

AGE RANGE

  • Ideally between the age of 35 and 45

 

2Independent Non-Executive Director for the Packaging & Paper Industry

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: COMPLETED

POSITION: Independent Non-Executive Director

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Packaging & Paper Industry

REPORTS TO: Chairperson of the Board

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

The Independent Non-Executive Director should bring an experienced and objective view to Board issues and deliberations. He/she would be expected to have an impact on the Board, providing a dynamic and creative contribution to the strategic direction of the Company as well as on a wide range of business issues. He/she may be appointed as a Member of appropriate Board sub-committees depending on areas of expertise.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • A solid understanding of the retail value chain, sales and distribution methods; customer behaviour (in different channels and formats), and leverage this intelligence to the benefit of the company
  • Must have an understanding of the impact of the environment, industry practices, legislation and other regulatory frameworks on the performance of an enterprise
  • Ideally should have held an Executive role in a listed company, with good risk management expertise and a proven track record of strategic executive leadership, change management and personal achievement
  • Ideally should have served on the Board and Board Committee(s) of a listed company in a high growth, innovative and creative organisation
  • Innovative thinker and analytical problem-solver with the knowledge to outsmart the competition in a highly competitive market
  • Must be willing to travel at least 6 times a year

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and years of leadership experience
3Head of Marketing & Communication in the Real Estate Investment Sector

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: COMPLETED

POSITION: Head of Marketing & Communication

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Real Estate Investment Sector

JOB LOCATION: Sandton, Johannesburg

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Assume responsibility for developing, implementing and maintaining an integrated corporate marketing and communications strategy for all stakeholders. A key component of the responsibilities includes the contribution to the building and development of effective relationships with relevant stakeholders, internally, in the industry as well as the media. Furthermore, he/she is to act as custodian of the corporate brand and overall reputation of the group.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Business Communication  or Journalism
  • Must have 5-8 years’ experience in corporate communications and marketing, with a minimum of 2 years in a senior management position
  • Experience in an organisation which offer business to business services or products
  • Knowledge of digital media communication and marketing is an advantage
  • Extensive competence in stakeholder relationship management
  • Formulate an innovative communications strategy which aligns to the overall group strategy
  • Strong leadership skills
4Executive Personal Assistant to the Group Chief Executive Officer for a Major Diversified Listed Group

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: COMPLETED

POSITION: Executive Personal Assistant to the Group Chief Executive Officer

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Major Diversified Listed Group

JOB LOCATION: North Gauteng

REPORTING TO: Group Chief Executive Officer

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY: Managing the executive's office effectively and efficiently; controlling the office budget; engaging with Directors and Executive Management; performing secretarial duties and attending to routine and specific matters of a business nature; managing the calendar and independently scheduling all relevant appointments; screening incoming calls and correspondence and responding independently when possible; arranging events or conferences including facilities, catering, issuing information or invitations and coordinating speakers; preparing records such as agendas, notices, minutes and resolutions for corporate meetings; arranging detailed travel plans and itineraries, and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.


KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:
 

  • At least twenty years’ related experience
  • Five years as an Executive Assistant to the Group Chief Executive of a listed organisation
  • Should have managed an office budget
  • Extensive engagement with Directors and Executive Management
  • Resilient with high energy levels
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Must have demonstrated exceptional expertise in the following:
    • Verbal and written communication skills
    • Corporate diary management
    • Arranging detailed travel itineraries
    • Organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Microsoft Office, and business communication software
  • Be able to work flexible hours

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Matric with a Secretarial Certificate qualification
  • Diploma in Secretarial Office Administration
5Head of Retail - Corporate Operations at a Franchised Retail Company

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: COMPLETED

POSITION: Head of Retail - Corporate Operations 

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Holding Company of a Franchised Retail Company 

JOB LOCATION: Cape Town

REPORTING TO: Chairman and Chief Financial Officer

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Assume responsibility and authority for the operational management of the Corporate Portfolio of Stores with particular emphasis on evolving the corporate model on an on-going basis; leading and managing a team that develops and maintains a highly effective retail operation, maximising profitability and delivering sound controls to ensure a strong commercial focus for the business.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • Must have had at least ten years senior management with deep knowledge of the country’s retail industry combined with strong retail development and retail management skills
  • Thorough knowledge of retail operations, including budget preparation and control, inventory control, sales, customer service, systems, merchandising
  • Store management experience with a large retail or franchise company would be useful
  • Should have managed a minimum staff complement of 800 people and at least 80 branches/retail outlets and have had responsibility for an annual turnover in the region of R500 million
  • Clear evidence of continued progression of responsibilities across a range of retail operations, sales, customer service, and marketing roles
  • Experience in an entrepreneurial environment / structure will be a distinct advantage.
  • A track record of success in continuing the existing growth and momentum of a businesses to over achievement and building the next growth phase
  • Self-starting personality, highly motivated individual
  • An operationally hands on retail steward
6Business Manager: Industrial for a Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Solar Energy Component Manufacturing Company

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: COMPLETED

POSITION: Business Manager: Industrial

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Solar Energy Component Manufacturing Industry

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg, Gauteng

REPORTING TO: Sales & Marketing Executive

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Greater than R100 million

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Lead all business activities and employees to execute overall strategies and objectives established for the South Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) region. Ensure profitable and sustainable expansion of the company’s affiliate so as to optimise the value for the Group’s stakeholders over the immediate, medium and long term with particular emphasis on: establishing the suitable route to market; building relationships; manage the division’s budgets, financial reports and forecasts to ensure that the division achieves its business objectives and complies with all relevant laws and regulations. Responsible for the growth, sales and earnings targets as well as budget planning within the region of responsibility.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • Must have had at least 10 years’ experience in a Technical Sales and Marketing, Business Development role in the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Solar Energy sector of which 3 to 5 years should be in a senior leadership role
  • In-depth knowledge of the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Solar Energy industry value chain
  • A self-starter and strategic thinker, with integrity and honesty
  • Must have a demonstrable track record of delivering growth and meeting or exceeding targets
  • Possess technical and financial insights and business development skills
  • Excellent relationship building and customer facing skills, with a network of contacts in the region
  • A performance results driven individual
  • Display a ‘hands on’ approach to the role whilst maintaining a “big picture” perspective
  • Able to be a leader with a desire to develop other people and work effectively in a team of more than 20 team members
  • Manage all aspects of the branch and agency network to ensure results are delivered
  • Foster agility and promote a continuous improvement environment
  • Have good decision making and problem solving skills
  • Outstanding relationship skills and excellent communication (written/spoken) skills at all levels

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in either Sales, Marketing, Business Administration/Management, Engineering or other relevant degree is essential
  • Post graduate qualification would be preferable
7Human Resources Director in a Mining Company

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: COMPLETED

POSITION: Human Resources Director

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Mining Company

JOB LOCATION: Namibia

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Works closely with the Executive Team to support the Vice President and Managing Director to implement and deliver the approved organizational strategy through the design, alignment and implementation of proactive Human Resources strategy that is aligned to the overall organizational strategy to support the business in achieving its strategic business objectives.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • Namibian 15 years’ experience as a HR Generalist of which 5 years should have been at a senior management level.
  • Must be able to demonstrate successful extensive experience in Industrial Relations, culture change and organisational design
  • Maintain a culture of Inclusion, which results in a collaborative, supportive, and respectful environment that increases the participation and contribution of all employees
  • Preference will be given to Namibian Citizens

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