Current Job Opportunities

1Chief Financial Officer for a specialised Mining Company

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current

POSITION: Chief Financial Officer

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Specialised Mining Industry

JOB LOCATION: Gauteng

REPORTS TO: Managing Director

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

As Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board, assume responsibility for managing the financial wellbeing of the company which includes: financial planning, management of financial risks, record-keeping and financial reporting.

Particular emphasis is on providing insight and analysis to support the Chief Executive Officer in ensuring that business decisions are grounded in sound financial criteria.

The role and responsibility of the Chief Financial Officer also includes overseeing elements of Procurement and Information Technology functions, and Human Resources (from a strategic level).

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • At least ten years of progressively responsible financial experience culminating in leading the finance function for a company or division of a large corporation ideally in in the mining or manufacturing sector
  • Must have been a strategic partner to a business
  • Experience and the ability to oversee organisation’s IT systems is essential
  • Must have demonstrated expertise in the following fields:
    • Business controlling
    • Management accounting and costing
    • Financial controlling, project finance and accounting
    • Internal controls and risk management
    • Tax compliance
    • Treasury
    • Consolidations
  • In-depth knowledge of financial and accounting standards as well as tax and treasury
  • Thorough understanding of relevant legislation and regulations
  • The incumbent will be required to travel occasionally - both locally to the mine and abroad

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ideally a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA)

 

Send your details in confidence to: emily.peters@amropwoodburnmann.co.za 

 

Note: Amrop Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to final client interview. Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

2General Manager: Integrated Services for a Chemical Processing Company

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current

 POSITION: General Manager: Integrated Services

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Chemical Processing Company

JOB LOCATION: South Africa

REPORTING TO: Chief Executive Officer

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Assume responsibility for the delivery of a number of business functions that are core enablers to the company’s business units, specifically:

  • Legal & Company Secretarial
  • Procurement
  • Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance & Audit
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Real Estate

The role demands a highly skilled and versatile individual with strong legal and commercial acumen underpinned by a high degree of organisational and influencing skills.

 

The role must be able to collaborate and influence:

  • Cross functionally as a critical enabler for the entire business
  • Outwards with key external stakeholders including suppliers, partners and communities
  • Upwards with Chief Executive Officer and shareholders
  • Downwards and throughout the business acting as a role model to others and embodying entrepreneurial ethos and capability culture
  • Collaboratively work with peers as part of the team.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • At least 15 years’ experience in shared services management or equivalent key business support role
  • Prior responsibility for procurement and commercial contract negotiation is essential
  • Experience of operating within a large and/or complex organisation
  • Must have demonstrable experience in partnering/ collaborating/ influencing diverse stakeholders
  • Must have managed and led a diverse team
  • Must be accustomed to working in a matrix environment with a variety of stakeholders
  • Business acumen/ commercial mind-set
  • Collaborative and action-oriented decision-making style to assure business results are achieved

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate level qualification – preferably in Legal or Commercial discipline
  • MBA or similar post-graduate qualification is an added advantage

 

Send your details in confidence to: mary-ann.varughese@amropwoodburnmann.co.za

 

Note: Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

 

3Chief Executive Officer for a JSE Listed Consumer Packaged Goods Company

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current 

POSITION: Chief Executive Officer 

NATURE OF BUSINESS: JSE Listed Consumer Packaged Goods industry 

JOB LOCATION: Cape Town

REPORTING TO: Board of Directors

REVENUE: In Excess of R10 billion

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

The CEO is responsible for providing strategic, financial and operational leadership for the company and will closely coordinate and work with the Board of Directors and direct senior leadership team. He/she will be in charge of the Strategy implementation with a strong guiding leadership of the respective Business Units and management teams. In executing their brief, he/she will have responsibility and authority for the effective leadership and profitable management of the operations so as to optimise the value on a sustainable basis that accrues to the Group's stakeholders over the immediate, medium and long term. He/she will promote innovation, efficiency, and develop competencies in all aspects of the business.

 

It is anticipated that success in the role would be achieved through multi-disciplinary leadership and influence with particular emphasis on:

  • Defining business strategies in collaboration with Executive team members and Business Unit management teams, and taking full responsibility of the implementation
  • Driving portfolio optimisation, growth and business development, sales and marketing for key markets
  • Assuming financial and managerial responsibility and authority so as to build upon the existing successes and momentum of the company
  • Assuming overall operational responsibilities for corporate governance, operational safety and operational excellence
  • Continued development of the management team including their participation and engagement in the strategic plan
  • Guides ethics and cultural transformation

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in an executive general management leadership role, ideally in the FMCG sector
  • Must have been responsible for annual revenue over R7.5 billion and preferably with strong experience in managing and optimising a diverse business in terms of product, manufacturing and distribution
  • Strong experience in business development, sales & marketing
  • Experience in increasing profitability in a stagnant economy and leading successful changes in organisations
  • Experience in executing and integrating Mergers & Acquisitions will be advantageous
  • Bachelor Degree and Master in Business Administration

 

Send your details in confidence to: lynn.archibald@amropwoodburnmann.co.za 

 

Note: Amrop Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to client interview. Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

4Senior Group Recruitment Manager for a Retail Company

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current 

POSITION: Senior Group Recruitment Manager

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Retail Industry

JOB LOCATION: Cape Town, South Africa

REPORTING TO: Head of Group People Service Delivery

 

 SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Responsible for overseeing the operational excellence of the Recruitment Service to the People Partners, business and operational leadership. Particular emphasis on: using the Acquisition framework developed in the Group Talent Solutions space to ensure the attraction, selection and contracting of candidates to achieve business objectives; establish business recruitment briefing inputs and work closely with the Organisational Effectiveness team to create a suitable role profile in conjunction with People Partners and business as well as create platform-specific inputs to optimise the attraction of candidates.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • More than 5 years in a Recruitment Service Delivery or equivalent role, managing recruitment service delivery, frameworks, policies, procedures and guidelines - (essential).
  • Experience within the FMCG, retail sector or similar - (preferred).
  • Demonstrable knowledge of HR practices within the FMCG, retail sector, understanding of the challenges of recruitment service execution in a Group, retail environment - (essential).
  • Exposure to statutory requirements, applying and monitoring relevant laws, regulations and best practices as they relate to a recruitment service environment.
  • A sound understanding of diversity and inclusion concepts and processes and the link between employment equity and good HR practices - (essential).
  • A proven track record of leading and managing recruitment services in a Group or Agency environment - demonstrating knowledge of trending best practices in sourcing, screening, interviewing and applying platforms and technologies to create the best turnaround times and user experience - (essential).

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Human Resources or equivalent - (essential)
  • Post Graduate Degree in Human Resources or equivalent - (beneficial)

Send your details in confidence to: megan.frankel@amropwoodburnmann.co.za

 

Note: Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

5General Manager - Retail Stores for an Automotive Component Company

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current 

POSITION: General Manager 

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Automotive Component Retail Stores Company 

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg, Gauteng

REPORTING TO: Group Sales & Marketing Executive

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Greater than R180 million

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Assume responsibility for growing a successful and profitable retail business and develop and refine the retail business strategies and continue to grow a sustainable route to market for the relevant products and service offerings for the South Africa and Sub-Saharan region

 

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 with a national footprint would be useful
  • Should have managed a minimum staff complement of 10 people and at least 30 branches/retail outlets and have had responsibility for an annual turnover in the region of R100 million
  • An operationally hands on retail steward
  • 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

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in either Sales, Marketing, Business Administration/Management, Engineering or other relevant degree is essential
  • Post graduate qualification would be preferable

Send your details in confidence to: ntokozo.ntombela@amropwoodburnmann.co.za  

Note: Amrop Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to client interview. Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

6Engineering Manager in the Mining Industry

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current

POSITION: Engineering Manager

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Mining Industry

JOB LOCATION: Gauteng

REPORTS TO: General Manager

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

As Engineering Manager, oversee the finalisation of the commissioning of the processing plant and ultimate transition into final full production.

Be technically accountable for monitoring, optimisation, integration and alignment of the engineering and maintenance processes and constantly searching for ways and methods of enhancing the operational systems in order to achieve continuous improvement.

Achieve Plant Preventive and Predictive Maintenance (PPM) of equipment and provide continued tactical engineering support to the Plant so as to resolve plant issues that are impacting both short-term and long-term production and achieve high quality products.

Develop quality control (QC) plans for plant equipment and ensure compliance with the company mechanical integrity standard.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • Must have at least 10 years’ relevant experience in the mining operations environment 
  • Proven experience in optimisation, integration and overall improvement of business processes within a mining/processing operation
  • Significant technical knowledge and practical hands on operational experience in managing and optimizing plants
  • Experience working with Platinum, Manganese, Iron Ore, Chrome and Base Metals (copper, nickel, and zinc)

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An Engineer with ideally a Bachelor degree in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Relevant NQF level 7 qualification
  • Membership of relevant Professional Body and/or Government Competency Certificate
  • Holder of the 2.13.1 appointment under Mine Health and Safety Act for the areas of responsibility as described

Send your details in confidence to: lynn.archibald@amropwoodburnmann.co.za

 

Note: Amrop Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to final client interview. Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

7Chief Financial Officer for a Mining Company

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current 

POSITION: Chief Financial Officer 

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Mining Company 

JOB LOCATION: Gauteng 

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Assume responsibility for managing the financial wellbeing of the Company which includes: financial planning, management of financial risks, recordkeeping and financial reporting. Particular emphasis is on  providing insight and analysis to support the Chief Executive Officer in ensuring that business decisions are grounded in sound financial criteria. The role and responsibility of the Chief Financial Officer also includes overseeing the Marketing, Commercial and Information Technology functions

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • At least ten years of progressively responsible financial experience culminating in leading the finance function for a major company or division of a large corporation in the mining or manufacturing sector
  • Must be a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA)
  • Must have been a strategic partner to a business
  • In-depth knowledge of financial and accounting standards as well as tax and treasury
  • Thorough understanding of relevant legislation and regulations

 

Send your details in confidence to: emily.peters@amropwoodburnmann.co.za 

 

Note: Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

8Chief Financial Officer for a Listed Company in the Education Sector

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current 

POSITION: Chief Financial Officer 

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Education Sector 

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg

REPORTS TO: CEO

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

As CFO assume responsibility for supporting the organisation from a financial and operational perspective utilising strong commercial and financial experience to drive and implement change; and to improve business partnering from a finance perspective.

Engage with key stakeholders to devise and implement strategic financial plans for the business and ensure that the appropriate structures are in place to support the success of the finance function.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED: 

  • Essential to hold a Chartered Accountant qualification
  • Commercially minded CFO with at least ten to twelve years of financial management experience with at least three years in a senior leadership role as CFO at a Regional/Divisional level for a consumer business with multi-site operations
  • Must have experience in private equity backed environment
  • Must have experience in a complex structured environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Detail oriented individual

 

Send your details in confidence to: lynn.archibald@amropwoodburnmann.co.za

 

 Note: Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details

9General Manager - 3D for a 3D Business in Johannesburg

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current 

POSITION: General Manager, 3D

NATURE OF BUSINESS: 3D Business

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg, Gauteng

REPORTING TO: Group Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY: Through a respectful, constructive and energetic style, guided by the objectives of the organisation, the primary purpose of the General Manager, 3D is to provide the leadership, management and vision necessary in South Africa to increase revenues through driving print/manufacturing-as-a-service sales and after sales support; ensure the organisation builds and maintains key client relationships; ensure its financial strength and operating efficiency and people systems are in place; as well as effectively grow the business.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • At least 5-10 years’ experience in an operational leadership role in a product manufacturing organisation which supplies goods and consumables to major industries
  • Must have been responsible for a division; ideally have managed revenues and been exposed to leading a team
  • Preference for an individual who is entrepreneurial and passionate about driving sustainable topline growth through innovation
  • Must have a demonstrable track record of developing & implementing cost effective processes and systems and continuous improvement teams
  • Strong commercial acumen is required, with finance, costing and supply chain management experience
  • Collaborative management and leadership style and a strong ambassador of the existing culture of the business

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Commerce or an equivalent qualification in relevant field of manufacturing is essential

 

Send your details in confidence to: siziwe.bulube@amropwoodburnmann.co.za

 

Note: Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

10Chief Financial Officer for a Healthcare Administrator

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Current

POSITION: Chief Financial Officer 

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Healthcare Administrator 

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg, Gauteng 

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: in excess of R7.5 billion

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

The CFO role is responsible for commercial and strategic leadership of the organisation, alongside the CEO, with direct oversight and leadership of all aspects of financial management of the organisation. This includes leading teams which oversee inter alia financial goals, audit and risk governance, compliance, incentive oversight, strategic partner relationships, budgets and reporting to the CEO and board.

The CFO should be a commercially astute and business-focused individual who is focused on improving the organisation’s financial well-being, is experienced in deal-making and managing partnerships. The role requires an experienced business leader who is able to inspire teams, drive performance improvements and elevate a work culture to positively embrace productivity and profitability while directing and leading the financial team(s).

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • At least 12-15 years’ post articles finance experience, with a minimum of 8 years’ service in a senior finance role (it would be advantageous to have gained the experience in the Financial Services/Healthcare industry)
  • Must have had financial responsibility for revenues of at least R5 billion and managed a Finance staff complement of more than 20 team members
  • Must have an analytical mind with a strong strategic ability
  • Exposure to a highly pressurised, complex and regulated environment
  • Experience in all areas in relation to business control and monitoring of financial performance by measuring and analysing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances; analysing variances; developing improvements and reporting on results.
  • Treasury, tax, internal/external audit and regulatory management experience
  • Sound knowledge of IFRS, South African Board and corporate governance requirements as well as an understanding of risk management and capital management including experience with annual financial budgeting, forecasting, cost management and the preparation of financial reports.
  • Experience in M&A as well as the management of joint ventures
  • Growth mindset with demonstrable experience and success in implementing innovative financial solutions to drive efficiencies, productivity, cost reductions and process improvements
  • Experience in leading and developing a team of high calibre individuals
  • Must have demonstrable experience in driving operational excellence in setting, implementing and monitoring compliance to finance policies and guidelines
  • Excellent organisational, project management and leadership skills
  • A cerebral individual coupled with a high EQ, humility and the ability to “push back” and take difficult decisions
  • Strong business acumen and insights, problem solving skills and analytical ability with experience in the design, calculation and management of the executive and employee incentive & reward programs
  • Trustworthy, reliable and honest with an entrepreneurial bias that cultivates innovation
  • Strong communication skills, collegial and collaborative, with the ability to appreciate diverse views, maintain objectivity and arrive at sound decisions

 

Send your details in confidence to: nthabiseng.gumbo@amropwoodburnmann.co.za

 

Note: Woodburn Mann Equity Partners will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to final client interview. Should you be interviewed by Woodburn Mann Equity Partners you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

11Sales Manager for a Chemical Compound Processing Company

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current 

POSITION: Sales Manager

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Chemical compound processing

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg or Cape Town, South Africa

REPORTING TO: Chief Executive Officer, Region Africa

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: TBD

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Lead all business activities and employees to execute overall strategies and objectives established at regional level. 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 operations; building relationships; manage the country's budgets, financial reports and forecasts to ensure that the country 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 Southern Africa.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • At least 10 years’ general management experience within a multinational firm with a significant P&L responsibility
  • Should ideally have experience supplying products to the construction and building sectors across Southern Africa
  • Familiarity with South and Southern African market conditions, sales channels and competitors is essential
  • Must have a demonstrable track record of delivering growth and meeting or exceeding targets
  • Excellent relationship building and customer facing skills, with a network of contacts in the region

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Economics (Business Administration, Finance) and/or Engineering, or an equivalent in a related field is essential
  • Master’s Degree preferred but not required

Send your details in confidence to: emily.peters@amropwoodburnmann.co.za

 

Note: Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

12Country Manager - Ghana for a Chemical Compound Processing Company

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current 

POSITION: Country Manager, Ghana

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Chemical compound processing company

JOB LOCATION: Accra, Ghana

REPORTING TO: Chief Executive Officer, Region Africa

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: TBD

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Lead all business activities and employees to execute overall strategies and objectives established at regional level. 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 operations; building relationships; manage the country's budgets, financial reports and forecasts to ensure that the country 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 country of responsibility.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • At least 10 years’ general management experience within a multinational firm with a significant P&L responsibility
  • Should ideally have experience supplying products to the construction and building sectors across several countries in Africa
  • Experience of living in and developing markets in Africa, as well as working across multiple countries in the Region is essential
  • Familiarity with West African market conditions, sales channels and competitors is essential
  • Must have a demonstrable track record of delivering growth and meeting or exceeding targets
  • Excellent relationship building and customer facing skills, with a network of contacts in the region

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Economics (Business Administration, Finance) and/or Engineering, or an equivalent in a related field is essential
  • Master’s Degree preferred but not required

Send your details in confidence to: megan.frankel@amropwoodburnmann.co.za

 

Note: Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

 

13Country Manager - Kenya for a Chemical Compound Processing Company

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current 

POSITION: Country Manager, Kenya

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Chemical compound processing company

JOB LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya

REPORTING TO: Chief Executive Officer, Region Africa

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: TBD

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Lead all business activities and employees to execute overall strategies and objectives established at regional level. 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 operations; building relationships; manage the country's budgets, financial reports and forecasts to ensure that the country 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 country of responsibility.

 

 KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • At least 10 years’ general management experience within a multinational firm with a significant P&L responsibility
  • Should ideally have experience supplying products to the construction and building sectors across several countries in Africa
  • Experience of living in and developing markets in Africa, as well as working across multiple countries in the Region is essential
  • Familiarity with East African market conditions, sales channels and competitors is essential
  • Must have a demonstrable track record of delivering growth and meeting or exceeding targets
  • Excellent relationship building and customer facing skills, with a network of contacts in the region

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Economics (Business Administration, Finance) and/or Engineering, or an equivalent in a related field is essential
  • Master’s Degree preferred but not required

Send your details in confidence to: mary-ann.varughese@amropwoodburnmann.co.za

 

Note: Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

14Sales Executive in a Wood Product Manufacturing Company

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current

POSITION: Sales Executive

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Wood Product Manufacturing Company

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg, South Africa

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

The Sales Executive will be expected to drive sales activities across large multi-national corporate customers and independently owned businesses, along with owning and developing markets and customers to support current and future capital investment projects. The incumbent will partner the CEO and Executive team members. He/she will be expected to develop and manage executive relationships by conducting business driven discussions and be responsible for the PG Bison sales strategy, as well as to translate the PG Bison strategy into sales focused operational objectives and targets, ensuring continuation to service the customer’s needs, developing markets and growing the customer base.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • Must have at least 10 years in an executive (ideal) or managerial (minimum) sales position
  • Must have successfully managed multi-site sales and distribution networks
  • Must have had responsibility for more than 20 staff
  • Must have had financial responsibility for sales targets in excess of R5 billion
  • Must have sales strategy development and execution experience in a leadership role
  • Experience in the timber industry, paper/pulp or re-engineered wood based panels will be an advantage
  • Sound strategic abilities with a strong commercial mind-set is essential
  • A self-starter and team player with strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis
  • High level of integrity and dependability, takes ownership with a strong sense of urgency and results orientation
  • Must be willing to travel

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a Bachelor degree and MBA

 

Send your details in confidence to: nthabiseng.gumbo@amropwoodburnmann.co.za

 

Note: Amrop Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to final client interview. Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas will be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

15Chief Operating Officer in a Mining Company

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current

POSITION: Chief Operating Officer

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Mining Company

JOB LOCATION: Gauteng

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Assume responsibility and authority for the effective leadership and profitable management of the mining operations and the planning, projects and logistics functions, so as to achieve a financial performance which is in line with agreed objectives.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • At least 15 years post qualifying experience in a mining company
  • Must have either a Bachelor of Science (Mining Engineering) or a Bachelor of Technology (Mining) degree
  • A Master of Business Administration degree would be advantageous
  • Experience in the opencast, hard rock operations. Should have sound business acumen and the ability to assess the financial implications of actions and strategies
  • Professional and articulate with the ability to establish relationships and communicate at all levels

 

Send your details in confidence to: emily.peters@amropwoodburnmann.co.za

 

Note: Amrop Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to final client interview. Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

16Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the Forestry Industry

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current

POSITION: Chief Executive Officer

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Forestry Industry 

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg/Mpumalanga, South Africa

REPORTS TO: Chairman and Board of Directors

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Responsibility and authority for the effective leadership and profitable management of the Group so as to optimise the value that accrues to the Group's stakeholders over the immediate, medium and long term with particular emphasis on: creating, developing and implementing a vision, strategic direction and momentum to build on and deliver the potential and profitability that has been established. Expand existing market channels and distribution networks, convert waste product into revenue, optimal use of raw material, increase competitiveness as international player to establish the company as a reputable exporter of the forestry products; and unlock growth potential of the Group

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • Must have had at least ten years’ experience as the Chief Executive or Divisional Managing Director of a industrial manufacturing organization/division which employs at least 1 000 people and has a turnover in excess of R1 billion per annum
  • Experience in the broader Agro-environment including forestry, timber processing (sawmilling), paper and pulp businesses would be an added advantage
  • Should have had experience of a vertically integrated business, value chains, exports, multi-channel distribution, transfer pricing and government engagement
  • A dynamic, energetic, visible and natural leader with strong interpersonal skills, underpinned by a strong value system, unquestionable integrity and personal morality

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a University Graduate with ideally BSc Agric; BSc Agric Economics degree
  • A Master of Business Administration degree would be advantageous

 

Send your details in confidence to: lynn.archibald@amropwoodburnmann.co.za

 

Note: Amrop Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to final client interview. Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

17Human Resources Manager in the Mining Industry

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current

POSITION: Human Resources Manager

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Mining

MINE LOCATION: Northern Cape

REPORTS TO: General Manager, Corporate Affairs

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

To manage a Human Resources function for a major mining organisation. The incumbent will assume responsibility and authority for the development and management of a comprehensive Human Resources strategy, plan and execution of all associated Human Resources activities in support of the business operational, financial, customer and people goals.

 

KEY EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • A Bachelor’s degree specialisation in Human Resources Management
  • Post Graduate qualification in Human Resources Management/Social Sciences/ Industrial Psychology is preferable
  • At least five years’ experience in both operational and strategic human resources roles in an organisation which employs more than 200 people
  • Should have a working knowledge of the mining industry
  • Should have a track record of success in supporting a human resources function in an organisation that has ramped up operations
  • Must have demonstrable experience in partnering and collaborating with diverse stakeholders, including dealing with Trade Union Representatives
  • Strong people management and leadership skills in order to influence people, build and maintain relationships
  • Able to build effective teams
  • Must have or be able to qualify for the Certificate of Fitness in the mining industry

 

Send your details in confidence to: ntokozo.ntombela@amropwoodburnmann.co.za

 

Note: Amrop Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to client interview. Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

18Project Manager in an African Mining Company

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current

POSITION: Project Manager

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Mining Company

JOB LOCATION: Namibia, Sub-Saharan Africa

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Serving as the organisations Project Manager for large capital projects, assume responsibility for the successful project delivery including, study work, engineering, procurement, scheduling, construction and commissioning by meeting the project objectives within the constraints of the project budget & schedule while meeting all of the safety & environmental requirements.

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • Minimum 10 years in senior project management roles managing large industrial projects – project budget exceeding US$20 million
  • Assume responsibility for all aspects and stages of the projects including all design, procurement, construction management and start-up through to eventual hand over to the operating staff
  • Knowledge and experience in working on large engineering and construction projects in an operations/brownfield setting within mining
  • Knowledge and experience in design/construction/operation/ maintenance of mining and processing operations

 

Send your details in confidence to: emily.peters@amropwoodburnmann.co.za

 

Note:  Amrop Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to client interview. Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

19Human Resources Director in a Law Firm

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current

POSITION: Human Resources Director

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Law Firm

JOB LOCATION: Gauteng

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

To assume responsibility and leadership for the direction, management and performance of the human resources department. Particular emphasis will be on: planning and directing the delivery of transactional & transformational human resources services, including leadership development, talent management, transformation, organisational design and development, performance management and reward, employee branding, learning & development and culture and industrial relations in support of the strategic objectives and vision for the firm

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • At least fifteen years’ experience in Human Resources Management, of which 5 years must be in a senior management capacity covering both operational and strategic human resources functions, within the services industry (ideally professional services).
  • Must display an affinity to systems and proven track record of driving change and transformation in an environment that is moving through a ‘step change’. Experience in developing policies and formulating strategies, with experience in business improvement initiatives, agility and project cycle management
  • Extensive experience at Executive Committee and Board level and proven track record in building successful teams.

 

Send your details in confidence to: emily.peters@amropwoodburnmann.co.za 

 

Note: Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to client interview. Should you be interviewed by Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

20Medium Term Planning Engineer in a Mining Company

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current

POSITION: Medium Term Planning Engineer

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Mining Company

JOB LOCATION: Gauteng

REPORTS TO: MRM Manager

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Assume responsibility for medium term planning and scheduling. Particular emphasis on providing medium-term planning support to the Mineral Resource Management (MRM) function taking into consideration the life of mine, long-term mining plans and informing the short-term mine plans. Additionally, provide technical planning expertise and contribute to the mine design and ensure adherence to mining technical and planning standards.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • At least 5 years relevant experience in mine engineering and planning in either hard rock or soft rock mining companies or in mining consulting companies.
  • Must have experience working directly on an open pit mine
  • Exposure to relevant mine planning software packages (e.g. MineSched and Surpac) is essential. Must show good understanding of IT and specialist software package

 

Send your details in confidence to: emily.peters@amropwoodburnmann.co.za 

 

Note: Amrop Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to client interview. Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

21Independent Non-Executive Director of the Main Board (with experience in International Retail)

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: Current

POSITION: Independent Non-Executive Director of the Main Board (with experience in International Retail)

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Listed Retail Group

REPORTS TO: Chairperson of the Board of Directors

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

The 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 should provide independent oversight and debate the current vision, mission, objectives, values and strategy in order to draw conclusions about the future direction and profitability of the Company, especially in the international retail domain.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Ideally should have held an Executive role in a leading international retail company
  • Should be a solid operator and seasoned retailer
  • Must be aware of international retailing trends; vigilant of market movements and a solid understanding of various competitors
  • Must have a proven background in developing and executing retail strategies in different markets, ideally emerging markets
  • Must have solid understanding of the retail value chain, novel sales and distribution methodsshopper behaviour (in different channels and formats), and leverage this intelligence to the benefit of the company
  • Should be an innovative thinker and analytical problem-solver with the knowledge to outsmart the competition in a highly competitive market.
  • Should have a strong end-to-end retail solutions experience and the ability to realise superior economic performance improvements
  • Should have a strong commercial acumen and understanding of business generally with an appreciation of broad economic, commercial and international trends, and the ability to guide and assist in the retailing process, offering recommendations on related matters where required

 

Send your details in confidence to: mary-ann.varughese@amropwoodburnmann.co.za

 

Note: Amrop Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to client interview. Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.