Operations Manager/Director

Listed Chemical Production Company

Nelspruit, Mpumalanga 

Company Background:

The company is listed on the JSE and is a leading global chemical supplier. It has revenues in excess of R350 million and employs over 180 people.



Position Summary:

The Operations Manager/Director will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and be a member of the Executive Committee. He/she will be responsible for leading and managing all operational activities pertaining to the production, maintenance, process engineering and projects functions at the company’s plants. The Operations Manager/Director will have staff responsibility for 140 people and be responsible for R300million in operating costs.


Key Attributes Required:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science or National Higher Diploma in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
  • A Master of Business Administration degree would be an added advantage.
  • Must have at least ten years post-qualifying experience in a chemical or mineral processing plant, five of which should have been as Plant Operations Manager with responsibility for production and engineering functions.
  • Must have managed a staff complement of at least 70 people and an operating expenses budget in excess of R150 million per annum
  • Must be able to manage technical and process engineering functions
  • Experience in managing projects would be advantageous