Executive Search Status:



Nature of Business:

Managing Director

Large heavy engineering company

Based in Johannesburg

Company Background:

Large heavy engineering company


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Group Executive the Managing Director will have responsibility and authority for the effective leadership and profitable management of the company which employs in excess of 1 000 people.


Key Areas of Activity:

  • Planning and implementation, on-time delivery and ensuring that within budget targets are achieved
  • Motivating, mentoring and guiding the team to their full potential
  • Creating an ethos of excellence, safety and a desire for continuous improvement and success in the business 


Key Attributes Required:

  • Graduate Engineer, ideally in the disciplines of Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Essential to have had about 15 years experience in the fabrication of engineered products environments with the last 5 at least as Head of a large Manufacturing Business Unit
  • Strong engineering capability with proven business acumen and solid delivery
  • Track record of working in a unionised manufacturing environment
  • Experienced in interacting and influencing at all levels coupled with a track record of successful leadership of a manufacturing business
  • Ability to create and maintain working relationships with a wide range of individuals and organisations
  • Essential to have developed a high level of commercial astuteness and urgency with a demonstrable track record of tendering and pulling together significant project agreements