Vice President, Business Planning
Cowan International
Johannesburg, South Africa
8d ago

Job Type : Permanent Job Type : Full Time

Job Code : 6459

Mining, Business Planning, Vice President, Johannesburg

Cowan International is recruiting a Vice President Business Planning for a South African mining company. The incumbent, an experienced mining professional, will lead the company’s annual business planning process.

This will include the facilitation of the business planning process, the analysis, the business-wide operational performance and the identification of high value opportunities to improve performance.


  • Lead the annual business planning process (quarterly cycle with a rolling 2-year timeframe) and ensure that at the end of each quarterly planning cycle, the following outputs are produced which will guide subsequent business and operational decisions :
  • o LOM monthly Mining Plan

    o LOM monthly Plant Feed Plan

    o Quarterly Forecast

  • Identify and analyse relevant business wide operational information and quantify, identify and propose high value opportunities to improve the business performance
  • Work closely with the mining, processing and finance teams to effectively facilitate the planning process to deliver high quality outputs on time
  • Work closely with the executive team and site / s to formulate agreed improvement initiatives

    Currently (or recently) employed in a similar position

    A South African citizen. Unfortunately, this is not negotiable


    A degree in Mining Engineering / Mineral Processing

    Additionally, a qualification in a financial discipline or an MBA will be advantageous (but not essential)

    Excellent understanding of Mineral Economics

    Proven track record and experience with business-wide planning

    Solid experience in statistical analysis and business improvement processes

    Ability to work effectively in a team context

    Proven ability to facilitate a business wide process and achieve the desired outputs

    Exposure to mining operations outside of South Africa (East and / or West Africa) will be advantageous

    All applications are confidential

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