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Nature of Business:

Chief Executive, Multiple Company Division of a Major Group
Fabrication and Manufacturing

Company Background:

The Division comprises three operating entities engaged in manufacturing and fabrication. The revenue across the profitable division is in excess of R2 billion. More than 1,700 people are employed within the division's businesses.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer, the incumbent will have responsibility and authority for the effective leadership and profitable management of the Manufacturing and Fabrication Division.

Key areas of activity:

  • Ensure that the goals, growth and profit targets are met or exceeded, with particular emphasis on developing the capacity within the three operating entities
  • Be responsible for motivating, mentoring and guiding the Managing Directors of the subsidiary operating entities to their full potential and creating an ethos of excellence, safety and a desire for continuous improvement and success in the Division

Key Attributes Required:

  • Graduate Mechanical Engineer
  • Essential to have had 20 to 25 years experience in the fabrication / engineered products manufacturing environment with the last 5 to 10 years as Head of a large Business Unit
  • Strong engineering capability with proven business acumen and solid delivery
  • Track record of working, interacting and influencing at all levels coupled with superior leadership, team building and people management skills
  • Ability to create and maintain working relationships with a wide range of individuals and organisations
  • Cluster management experience in a fabrication / engineered products manufacturing environment would be advantageous