Executive Search Status:

COMPLETED Executive Vacancy


Nature of Business:

Regional Manager, Southern Africa

Professional Critical Logistical Services into Southern Africa

Based in Johannesburg but able to travel extensively regionally

Company Background:

Multinational providing professional critical logistical services into southern Africa to support the energy, mining and infrastructure segment.


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Regional General Manager for Southern Africa the Regional Manager will have responsibility and authority for the overall operating and financial performance of the business in Southern Africa outside of South Africa.


Key areas of activity:

Providing effective leadership to the country teams to develop and grow their businesses so as to achieve a return on capital employed and margins on sales which are in line with group objectives.


Key Attributes Required:

  • Bachelor of Commerce or Business Administration degree
  • A minimum of eight to ten years in a general management position with responsibility for a business
  • Strong track record in business development is essential and ideal to have had experience in the service industry supporting the energy, mining and infrastructure segment
  • Advantageous to have had previous Africa experience and having lived in Africa. At the very least must have lived and worked in emerging markets
  • Successful history of building, developing, motivating and leading a high calibre team
  • Sound knowledge of financial management, budgeting, strategic planning and safety management
  • English is essential and Portuguese or French as a second language will be advantageous
  • Strong in general management and business development with a good track record as a successful mentoring and motivating leader of people
  • A “doer” and hands-on leader who likes to “roll the sleeves up” and get things done, as well as drive overall strategy
  • Entrepreneurial flair, comfortable in a dynamic, fast changing, complex and unstructured environment and possessing an international exposure and mindset
  • Culturally sensitive in a multicultural environment
  • Able to travel extensively regionally