POSITION: Managing Director


NATURE OF BUSINESS: Process Automation and Instrumentation


JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg




Provide overall management, leadership and direction in the Sub-equatorial African region whilst managing the Sales Centre and ensuring that the company is represented with integrity internally as well as externally. Operate autonomously in Sub-equatorial Africa with emphasis on increasing productivity and market share through the generation of new business, escalating sales and improving profitability while minimising the costs as a percentage of sales




  • Relevant Bachelors Degree in Engineering

  • A Masters in Business Administration would be advantageous

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a senior general management position in a company with full profit and loss and balance sheet responsibility

  • Must have previous experience in sales/business development at a senior level gained within the automation process industry

  • A sound technical background with an understanding of the African process industrial and automation market

  • Experience in building, developing and leading a high performing team

  • Good financial understanding, with a sound knowledge of budgeting and strategic planning. Must display experience in coping with the financial complexity of the business and understanding impacts on profit and loss and balance sheet

  • Advantageous to have had experience in a multi-national organisation but be comfortable operating in a flat structure




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