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Site CEO

Location : Francophone Africa
Job Type : Permanent

Mining & Metals

Francophone Africa

Job Code: 6343

Cowan International is Recruiting a Site CEO for a Mining & Minerals Separation Complex in Francophone Africa.

A Dynamic Mining & Minerals Separation Complex, with associated Materials Handling, Rail and Port Facilities, is at an Early Stage of Its Operating Life and in Need of a Leader to Help It Reach Its End Goal of Achieving Operational and HSEC Excellence.

You will capitalize on existing assets and get the maximum value out of them.  You will take what has been built and optimize it in a stepwise fashion, meeting or exceeding the Plan that has been laid out.
-Manager who manages people effectively while having a sound technical understanding of how a mining operation works.
-Astute in guiding an already strong technical team to achieve operational discipline.
-Driver of national workforce development, empowerment and succession.
-Communitive and engaged at all levels, from the Board to the pit, plant, shop floors.
-Capable of bringing a multinational expatriate team together.
-Knowledge of French would be advantageous, but not essential

-A bachelors/BAC+3/tertiary qualification in a related Engineering discipline as a minimum.
-Experience having brought one or more mining & minerals processing operations to steady state.
-Experience having implemented an operational excellence program.
-Experience having worked in remote sub-Saharan Africa.
-Seasoned general operations management experience and business acumen.
-Understanding of organizational culture at a site and how to nurture it while helping integrate it within the Group with all ownership and operating stakeholders.
-Prior corporate experience, albeit not essential for this position, it would be an asset

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