General Manager

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Democratic Republic of the Congo, , Democratic Republic of the Congo

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General Manager - Testing & Analysis
Mining, Metals and Minerals

Locations: Europe and Africa
Salary / Package: Highly competitive basic salary, accommodation (depending on location) full company package and relocation, car, medical, insurance and fight allowance.
Language: English and French Timeframe: Role has full sign off and budget
Interviews: Initial interview can be held at a time to suit within 1-3 weeks
Recruitment Partner: Airswift Account Manager: Robert Jones

Key Words: Analysis, Testing, Inspection, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Metallurgy, Metals, Mining, Certification, Logistics, Management, Commercial, Operations, Africa,

Our Business
We are a globally recognised, well-respected service company supporting the mining and minerals industry.

The position
We are currently expanding our senior commercial and operational management team and looking for a capable and experienced general management professional to manage our operations in the DRC.
We can offer a career with huge potential and long-term development opportunities. We are a global business, so we require people with a global mindset that are happy to be based abroad, learn new skills and often working with different nationalities and cultures.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a very successful business in their niche sector.

The responsibilities
The role will operate with a fair degree of autonomy but with regular day to day interaction at an operational level.
Working through the local senior management team the role will be broad-ranging in its remit including but not limited to the following key areas of responsibility; overseeing senior staff management, financial management, operational systems, controls and processes, quality, risk, health and safety, encourage learning and development together with operating as the Company's Ambassador in all aspects of customer relationship management.
The ideal candidate will be a confident and capable general management professional, who possesses a hands-on style of management and a commitment to people development. You will demonstrate strong communications skills at all levels and will be comfortable working remotely, but with collaboration and regular liaison through the UK Head Office and other Group entities.
Fluent English and French language skills are essential for success in this role.

The experience
To be successful you will need to demonstrate experience of having worked in a position of senior manager together with a proven track record of success in a role with a real people focus. You will have a positive track record of successfully managing teams in Africa and be commercially astute, with a keen eye on the financials, while at the same time possess a positive approach to client relationship management with the skills to enable you to help maintain as well as develop new customers.
The Company's reputation is built on a continual high level of service and as such it is important to ensure robust processes and protocols are in place and being adhered to on each and every assignment. Motivating and monitoring the performance of staff is a pivotal part of this role to ensure consistent performance and avoid complacency.

A relevant degree (in metallurgy, mineralogy, chemistry or mining) would be of benefit. We can also consider someone with an education or background in a relevant aspect of logistics, testing and inspection. With the right working history and mind set we can be open to candidates without a formal / related education.

The next step
We have an exceptional team in place, and we are pleased to be able to appoint a further person to our growing business. We are aware that you may not 'tick all the boxes', but if you believe you can genuinely offer some valuable skills and experience to our business, please in the first instance contact our recruitment partner Airswift, and the account manager Jordan Roberts