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BEE Position:
Johannesburg, South Africa, Africa
Job type:
Full time

Managing Director

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About this job

Are you a hands-on executive with manufacturing experience in the medium to heavy manufacturing Sector? Do you have a growth-oriented mind-set to drive a business that derives shareholder value.?

  • The Group is a leading industrial manufacturing company with manufacturing plants in Johannesburg and KwaZulu Natal and Cape Town, employing around 300 staff with an annual turnover in excess of R200 million.
  • Direct reporting into Europe and indirect reporting into the USA.
  • Full responsibility for the operations and all aspects of the business, including sales and marketing, finance, operations (supply chain, manufacturing, etc) and human resources.
  • Responsibility will include developing appropriate short, medium and long-term strategies to not only protect market share, but to grow the business through the development of new products, markets.
  • Manage costs and drive continuous improvement through the entire operation.
  • Travel will be involved for export sales to Africa, Dubai and the Middle East.


Skills Required

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent in a Technical or Marketing/Sales discipline or a CA(SA)
  • Appropriate experience for at least 5 years managing a business with full responsibility for all functions of the business within a manufacturing and high labour-intensive environment
  • Understanding of financial and operational management within a manufacturing environment
  • Proven experience in the management of: Working capital, Human Capital, Marketing, Products and Product Development Identify opportunities for business growth
  • Must be a hands-on person that is actively involved in the business and doesn't sit in his ivory tower.
  • Must be business savvy and understand the current business landscape
  • Ability to develop vision and a proven track record of translating concepts into practice, and research into action
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong conflict resolution and management skills
  • Strong organisational, strategic planning and reporting skills


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