Group Operations Executive Job: MD Designate in Durban
Group Operations Executive: Managing Director Designate
(MD/ Risk / Agriculture/ Crops / Management Accounting/ Feasibility / Profitability / Strategic) – Durban
CA Finance has a multinational client operating in the agribusiness sector, seeking a very strong leader with exceptional management skills, to take on the role of Group Operations Executive. Your role will focus on managing the operations to optimise sustainable profitability of the group.
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Provide leadership to GM’s
Motivate estate GM’s and assist estates to achieve targets
Assist GM’s with planning to ensure that the business standards and procedures are maintained
Participate in recruiting and appointing key staff, according to the company policies and procedures
Monitor staff performance and implement plans to develop key staff Problem solving on estates
Assist Estate Management to identify and resolve problems timeously
Be alert to opportunities to improve company profitability, so as to enhance revenue and save costs
Manage budget formulation and monitoring
Manage and control entire budget formulation and monitoring processes
Ensure budgets are accurate and staff understand budgets
Ensure GM’s use budgets to manage their divisions Participate in strategy formulation for operations
Understand the economic drivers of the estates in terms of crop selection, location, climate & soils, marketing arrangements and contracts with suppliers
Identify opportunities for development and to improve profitability
Keep abreast of industry, regional and country developments affecting viability and profits
Make appropriate inputs into group strategy formulation Maintain relationships with estate stakeholders
Develop and maintain relations with government departments, specifically relating to land restitution and transformation of agriculture
Keep abreast of all industry developments, participate in industry discussions and forums
Develop and maintain relations with Joint Venture partners
Represent the company on Boards of Joint Ventures and subsidiaries
In addition to managing the operations (previous tab) the Group Operations Executive will be required to play a role in the determination and implementation of strategy within the group. Identify opportunities
Network widely, understand various industry sectors, contribute to industry boards and forums, liaise with stakeholders, evaluate agricultural markets and follow agricultural trends and regulatory changes.
Assist with compiling and evaluating financial models in conjunction with management accounting.
Assist with preparation of feasibility studies, identify and evaluate risks, present risk mitigation plans, prioritise projects, understand and evaluate legal aspects and country parameters. Negotiate business transactions
Assist Managing Director and Finance Director to prepare negotiating strategies, research prices and evaluate recent market activity
Develop understanding of government departments and mechanisms with regards to restitution and land claims
Follow changes in regulations and applications thereof
Assist Managing Director and Finance Director to prepare legal agreements with legal team Implement new developments
In conjunction with project task team, plan new developments, employ consultants and contractors, employ and manage specialist advisors, get necessary approvals, establish programs and budgets, decide on technical parameters, recruit staff and set up systems.
Experience working in similar position from the following sectors: agriculture, forestry, crop management, farming or similar
Must have experience 10+ years’ experience
Must have strong people management and leadership skills
Must be a South African national
Must be willing to travel
Alternatively, if you feel this is not the opportunity for you but you know someone who matches the skills requirements of this job, kindly share this opportunity with them.
If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your profile will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.
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