[South Africa’s] mining sector has reached a crossroads and requires some major decisions, including much needed buy-in from all stakeholders. Without it I’m certain the medium to long-term impacts of bad decisions and messy legislation will leave the industry in shadow.
Formulate a strategy with the management team and have this agreed or confirmed by the full Board.
Develop strategy objectives and report against these at the quarterly Board meetings.
Responsible and accountable for the operating results of the business.
Responsible for providing strategic guidance and leadership to direct and indirect reports.
Responsible to develop sound operating plans to meet goals and objectives as agreed with the Board.
Developing and recommending to the Board annual business plans and budgets that supports the long term success if the business.
Keeping the Board fully informed in a timely and candid manner of the progress of the organization towards the achievement of its established goals and operational plans.
Evaluating the performance of the other senior employees and make recommendations with respect to their compensation.
Driving the implementation of internal procedures and controls required to meet business goals.
Deliver expected profits given the state of the economy, the logistics market, and the areas of operation.
Ensuring budget criteria are achieved and customer requirements are met.
Discuss and agree an incentive for the achievement of results above the expected target
Achieve growth in revenue/profit as agreed by the Board based on the state of the economy and the company constraints (management/finance/gearing)
Ensure that post acquisition analysis is performed and that pre-acquisition projections are achieved
Monitor BEE requirements and, as agreed by the Board, ensure that the business and its future sustainability is not impaired by a lack of BBBEE and transformation.
Maintain the culture of the organisation in terms of its stated values.
Ensure that there is comprehensive risk assessment and that the risks are mitigated to levels acceptable to the Board
Being a key Stakeholder in growth opportunities
Will be required to serve as the chief spokesperson, communicating effectively with the customers, regulators and other stakeholders, and ensuring that the information communicated to the public fairly portrays the position of the organization.
Will be required to scan regional market for trends and opportunities, identifying opposition activities.
Identifying trends in Customer base and needs and exploiting opportunities for strategic networking – within the Group and externally.
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field. MBA qualification would be advantageous.
10 years of proven experience at a professional level within a logistics and supply chain environment.
Knowledge of financial management and principles including budget setting, cost control, compliance and managing operational P&L.
Extensive knowledge of principles and procedures used in logistics operations and practices.