Head: Mineral Services
Manpowergroup Sa
Johannesburg, Gauteng
8h ago
source : findojobs-za
  • Reference : FRP-KK-1*Our client in the Mineral Research Sector is looking for a Head of Mineral Services to head the function of Research Group in MPD division and conduct research, development, and innovation (RDI) activities.
  • KEY PERFOMANCE AREAS : - As a Group Head, assume the line management responsibilities for the Group. Provide technical input and guidance in the execution of research projects at a specialist level.

    Ensure that projects are executed at the right technical level, are on-time and within budget. Oversee interactions with the research peers, clients, consultants and service providers.

  • Actively participate in marketing the Groups services. Ensure that client needs are understood correctly and that appropriate research or test programmes are developed.
  • Ensure that commercial and science vote income targets are achieved and that the Process Group operates at a profit. Develop annual business plan for the Process Demonstration Group- Achieve Group revenue target of approximately R15M- Oversee the commissioning of pilot-pants, mini plants.
  • Oversee the performance of the Groups technical work on projects, were technical expertise and interactions with researchers, clients are required at a national competitive level- Provide clients with professional consulting services.
  • Develop and implement a strategy to grow the Groups business in the local, regional and international markets. - Develop and execute appropriate research programs (funded by the science vote) aimed at strengthening and expanding the technical abilities of the Mineral Services Group.
  • Ensure that QES procedures are strictly adhered to by the Groups employees and that project work is executed with maximum overall technical efficiency.
  • Develop a program for training of junior staff and motivate and guide Groups employees.- Produce professional journals, reports, scientific papers and presentations at local and international conferences.
  • Participate in the development of long-term business strategies for the Group. Identify opportunities for technology development and commercialization.
  • Lead and or participate in research and development projects aimed at the strategic positioning of the Group for future growth.
  • Keep up to date at a national professional level with technology and business developments that are relevant to the divisions interestsQUALIFICATION AND JOB KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS REQUIRED : - The person appointed to this position must possess a PhD Engineering (Chemical or Metallurgical).
  • At least 10 years experience in Comminution and possessing at least 3 years in staff management. - Experience in laboratory scale testwork, plant audits, sample preparation and comminution circuits.
  • Strong management and business development skills are required- A working knowledge of legislation covering the workplace.
  • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted R

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