Operations Manager - Metallurgy and Mineralogy
HR Genie
Randfontein, South Africa
2d ago
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Operations Manager : Metallurgy and Mineralogy

Randfontein West Rand

Main purpose of the job

The Operations Manager is responsible to drive and develop the business while at the same time maintaining full control of daily operations.

The manager is responsible for setting and delivering the annual budgeted revenues and LC targets for the group


  • Complete operational Control of the Metallurgical & Mineralogical Services Division within South Africa, incorporating the following sub-sections :
  • Bio-Metallurgy
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Mineralogy
  • This includes Business development, Financial and HR responsibility
  • Key performance indicators :

  • Meet budget revenues and profitability forecasts for the business
  • Achieve high degree of project execution and client satisfaction
  • Build and maintaining a single, cohesive and motivated team, focused on client service & satisfaction, with a high level of collaboration between technical groups.
  • Identify, hire, mentor, develop, train & effectively utilize all human resources
  • Develop long- & short-term strategies for the business, including sales and marketing
  • Provide ideas and support to the global Metallurgical & Mineralogical structures within the Group
  • Responsibilities

  • Establishing pricing policies in conjunction with executive management team
  • Setting annual budget targets for revenue and profit for the group, in collaboration with the Minerals Business Manager and SGS VP Global Metallurgy and Mineralogy
  • Providing technical and marketing leadership to the group, as well as local, regional and global knowledge of market segments
  • Maintaining contact with SGS VP Global Metallurgy and Mineralogy for technical and sales support, as well as proposal coordination
  • Hiring and developing facilities as needed to create sustainable, profitable growth
  • Creating and promoting strategic initiatives
  • Developing budgets for specific projects and new services
  • Developing and implementing new sales tools
  • Developing and implementing operational tools and guidelines
  • Ensuring delivery of products on schedule and on budget
  • Ensuring adequate liability protection (e.g. Injury, Property Damage, Errors and Omissions)
  • Adhere to all quality and safety requirements of the SGS management system.
  • Perform any other reasonable tasks as assigned by direct line manager.

  • Cease the use of any equipment that may be deemed to constitute a safety hazard or entry to hazardous environments without the necessary knowledge and protection and take action to address the hazard.
  • Cease to carry on with work that may affect the quality (integrity) of services and take action to address the issue.
  • Initiate a formal improvement request when a deviation of the system occurs, possible improvements are identified or when nonconformity is identified.

  • NDip, BEng or BSc in Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering,
  • Experience and Competencies

  • At least 12 years experience in the mining industry, preferably in the service business and 5 years Management experience
  • Up to date on latest methodology / technology
  • People and financial management skills
  • Client liaison and good communication skill
  • Job Type :
  • Permanent
  • Permanent
  • NB : If you do not receive any response in 2 weeks consider your application unsuccessful

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