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General Manager

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General Manager Salary: Competitive and based on experience Location: Durban, South Africa Keywords: General Manager, Project Management, Contract Management, Engineering Our client, a leading manufacturer based in Durban, is seeking an experienced and hands-on General Manager to join their team in South Africa. This is a fantastic opportunity for a commercially driven individual with strong business management experience to lead a dedicated team. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in expanding the team, increasing financial turnover, and winning more work. This role offers the chance to work in a dynamic environment where your expertise in project and contract management will be highly valued. * Opportunity to lead and expand a dedicated team * Play a pivotal role in increasing financial turnover * Work in a dynamic environment with a focus on project and contract management

What you'll do:

As the General Manager, you will be at the forefront of our operations, ensuring that our projects run smoothly and efficiently. Your primary responsibility will be overseeing our project managers, ensuring that they adhere strictly to contractual terms and project timelines. You will also be responsible for managing any changes in scope or additional work requests, ensuring that these are properly documented and agreed upon. Your keen eye for detail will be crucial in reviewing quotes and identifying potential issues before they arise. With your leadership, we aim to increase our financial turnover and win more work.

  • Ensure strict adherence to contractual terms and project timelines
  • Document and communicate any delays or issues to the client, ensuring cost recovery for overruns
  • Manage additional work requests or scope changes, ensuring necessary variation orders are agreed upon and properly documented
  • Provide oversight of project managers, holding regular meetings to discuss ongoing projects and potential quotes
  • Review open projects and documentation to identify potential issues
  • Ensure all costs are appropriately accounted for and correct mark-ups are applied during quote reviews
  • Monitor quoting activity of each project manager to ensure solid pipeline of new projects
  • Ensure all necessary documentation is in place before commencing with a project

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for this General Manager position brings extensive business management experience within an industrial setting. You have a strong commercial drive coupled with a hands-on approach. Your background includes significant experience in both project and contract management. You have demonstrated ability to adhere strictly to contractual terms and manage project timelines effectively. Your experience in documenting and communicating delays or issues will be crucial in this role. You are proficient in managing additional work requests or scope changes, and have a proven track record of providing effective oversight of project managers.

  • Proven experience in business management within an industrial/ manufacturing setting
  • Engineering qualification - ideally a bachelors degree
  • Strong commercial acumen with a hands-on approach
  • Extensive experience in project and contract management
  • Ability to follow contractual terms strictly and manage project timelines effectively
  • Experience in documenting and communicating delays or issues effectively
  • Proficiency in managing additional work requests or scope changes
  • Experience in providing oversight of project managers
  • Ability to review quotes accurately ensuring all costs are accounted for

What's next:

Ready to take the next step in your career? Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Apply today by clicking on the link: https://www.boilerindustrialplant.co.za/

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Mining, Engineering & Operations

Focus: General Management & Consulting

Industry: Manufacturing and Production

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Location: Durban

Job Reference: TIZ8DC-044A5B74

Date posted: 06 June 2024

Consultant: Sebrina Grobler

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