EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: COMPLETED

 POSITION: General Manager, Fans

 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Industrial Manufacturing

 JOB LOCATION: Booysens, Johannesburg

 REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer, Holding company

 SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Lead the subsidiary company and assume responsibility for all Fan sales in South Africa, as a member of the holding company’s Executive Committee

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

Ideally a Mechanical/Electrical Engineering degree

Further business qualification would be advantageous

At least 10 years post qualifying experience in sales and operations

Previous experience in a general management role with profit and loss responsibility for business with a turnover of at least R100 million

Should have managed a staff complement of at least 50 people

Prepared to undertake local and international travel

 

KEY JOB PERFORMANCE AREAS:

Rapidly gain an understanding of the business, its products, system and markets

Drive the Sales and Marketing function to ensure achievement of sales and margin targets at or above budget levels

Contribute to the development of the holding company’s strategic plan to grow the business by product and market development, as well contribute to the further development of the overall Industrial Fans business

Ensure that appropriate financial systems and controls are in place, and managed; so that Business Unit’s operating parameters can be determined and managed.

Ensure that key market technologies at all levels are understood and developed

Stimulate a continuous improvement culture within all sectors of the Business Unit to promote optimum business performance and customer service levels

Identify, propose and pursue, where agreed, new opportunities for product, process or market development and growth

Note:  Part of the Woodburn Mann process involves verification your qualifications. Many clients also request that potential candidates complete criminal and credit checks.