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16 Dec 2020

Permanent Job Vacancy for General Manager

Tshipi e Ntle Manganese Mining – Posted by JobLink24 Kathu, Northern Cape, South Africa

Job Description

Job Vacancy for General Manager

Location: Kathu, Northern Cape

Job Type: Permanent

Company/Employer: Tshipi e Ntle Manganese Mining

Job Title: General Manager (Mine)

Closing Date: 31 January 2021


Job Summary

To manage the overall operation and functioning of the mine with particular emphasis on ensuring operational effectiveness and efficiency, ramping up production, reducing costs, maintaining a good safety record, ensuring mining operations meet business objectives, being responsible for overall compliance and risk management on the mine.

Key Responsibilities

  • To develop and implement the mining strategy/plan aligned to the business plan.
  • Ongoing evaluation and alignment of mining plan to the business strategy and direction and objectives of the mine.
  • To ensure mining processes, policies and practices are compliant with relevant statutory requirements.
  • To interpret the strategic and operational requirements of the mine and integrate financial needs to ensure the availability of financial resources.
  • To deliver and manage an annual budget that represents best estimate of costs and supports the attainment of the organization and business unit’s financial objectives.
  • To allocate and monitor the utilization of allocated funds to enable the attainment of objectives.
  • Regularly review and proactively monitor and appropriately respond to spend against budget.
  • To ensure profitability of the mine and its operations through enhanced mining, processing and logistics processes across.
  • To lead the implementation and execution of the business plan by: Developing an operational plan, which includes planning, mining and processing activities; Ensuring that Head of Departments are held accountable for the delivery of the operational plan in their respective areas; Taking appropriate action to ensure that operational objectives and standards are met.
  • To implement information systems and processes that will ensure: Accurate reporting of information on all operational processes; That sub-standard performance is highlighted and corrective measures are put in place; Clarity to all employees on their respective roles.
  • To ensure profitability of the mine by implementing effective and optimal mining, processing and logistics processes.
  • To develop and implement effective quality management system that will ensure: Quality ore is delivered to the client, in line with the contractual agreement; Adequate ore blending strategy to ensure optimal extraction of ore resources; Acceptable particle size distribution on the product in line with supply contracts; Stockpiles are managed effectively and efficiently.
  • To oversee SHE and HR function and activities; ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and governance requirements.
  • To monitor compliance with the requirements of applicable legislation and corporate requirements to ensure adherence.
  • To ensure compliance to the SLP implementation plan.
  • To provide sound leadership and guidance to the Tshipi employees at the mine with emphasis on:
  • To attract, recruit and retain high quality employees through effective reward and recognition schemes and learning and development program;
  • Development and motivation of employees by ensuring that employees’ performance is measured and managed;
  • To resolve effectively disputes, grievances and conflicts;
  • Effective succession planning, coaching and mentoring program
  • To ensure a healthy and safe work environment for employees.
  • To develop and maintain relationships with external role players (government, business etc.) to influence decision making/interpretation in favor of business objectives.
  • To build relationships across the organization by sharing business information and knowledge.
  • To manage the mining functions performance in terms of agreed “Service Level Agreements” and agreed KPA/KPI’s and effectiveness areas.
  • To drive customer satisfaction throughout the provision of quality of output.
  • To manage relations with internal and external stakeholders to promote objectives of the company.
  • To ensure that the needs of organizational stakeholders are prioritized and managed including; Management and the executive team; Colleagues and employees; Shareholders and investors; Community and external stakeholders.
  • To work with colleagues, organization officials and staff members to discuss issues, coordinate activities, or resolve problems.

Minimum Qualifications required

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) or Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Mining Engineering degree

Preferred Qualification/s

  • Must have Postgraduate business qualification such as an MBA

Minimum Experience and Knowledge required

  • At least 10 years’ experience in mining management ideally in hard rock open-pit mining
  • Track record of success in increasing production
  • Reside or willing to relocate to the Northern Cape
  • Must have at least 18 years post qualification experience
  • Must have operated as a Section 4.1 Legal Appointee
  • Must have a Government Certificate of Competency, Mines and Works (beneficial).


  • Business focus
  • Socially and environmentally conscious
  • Ability to create a high performance culture
  • Coach and mentor
  • Accountable and responsible
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Ethical
  • Respectful
  • Team orientated
  • Customer / client focused
  • Safety conscious
  • Details orientated
  • Conscientious
  • Negotiator and influencer
  • Self starter
  • Driven and enthusiastic
  • Zero tolerance for errors
  • Assertive in obtaining the correct information
  • A good communicator and presenter
  • Planning, coordinating and prioritizing


  • Strategic thinker
  • Advanced communication skills, both written and oral
  • Microsoft Office Professional (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, etc.)
  • Effectively manage diversity


Applicants who meet the key requirements of the job must send their applications to Tshipi Human Resources Manager: [email protected] on or before 31 January 2021.


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