EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS:

COMPLETED Job Vacancy

POSITION:

NATURE OF BUSINESS:

Managing Director

Refractory Products

 

JOB LOCATION: Midrand, Johannesburg

 

REPORTS TO: Divisional Director

 

TOTAL STAFF RESPONSIBILITY: 580

 

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: R750 million Turnover

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

The Managing Director will be responsible for driving operational and commercial performance; maintaining market share; ensuring the plants operate at maximum capacity; ensuring the provision of the highest levels of quality and customer service and developing and retaining key staff.

 

 

COMPANY BACKGROUND:

Leading supplier of refractory products to the iron, steel and aluminium industry.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • At least fifteen years post qualifying experience in operations roles in the steel making, petro-chemical, cement or platinum processing industry sectors
  • Should have a good understanding of refractory products and processes
  • An excellent understanding of the Steel Making Process is essential
  • Should currently be the Managing Director/Divisional Head for an entity which has an annual turnover of at least R300 million and employs more than 250 staff
  • Should have had experience in both operations and business to business sales and marketing functions
  • A successful history of building, transforming, developing, motivating and leading a high calibre team of managers to achieve superior performance 

KEY JOB PERFORMANCE AREAS:

  • Determine a strategic vision, objectives and operating criteria for the immediate, medium and long term
  • Oversee the preparation of consolidated budgets, required reports and forecasts and present them to the global office and other Directors.
  • Establish credibility and develop relationships with the company's key customers so as to maintain market share. Negotiate contracts with customers and suppliers
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with senior executives of the Group's regional head office, subsidiary companies and manufacturing plants
  • Review, benchmark and evaluate the manufacturing operations and processes to ensure the highest levels of production performance are achieved.
  • Provide suitable training and management development, particularly of key staff, enabling them to optimise their potential, and provide management succession for key posts
  • Lead the organisation into continued market dominance, greater growth and profitability, by implementing innovation.