General Manager at Liqhobong Mine


Liqhobong  Mining  Development  Company  (Pty)  Ltd,  a  subsidiary  of  Firestone  Diamonds  PLC,  invites  suitably  qualified and  competent  professionals  to  apply  for  the  position  of  General  Manager. 

Job  purpose

 The  General  Manager  heads  the  on-mine  management  team  and  contractors  and  is  responsible  for  safety,  quality,  costs and  achievement  of  production  targets.



Reporting  to  the  Chief  Executive  Officer,  the  incumbent
will  carry  out  the  following  duties  and  responsibilities;

  • Contribute to  the  development  of  the  company vision,  strategy  and  business  objectives;
  • Implement the  business  strategy  for  the  Mine  by communicating  strategic  priorities  to  management team  and  provide  high-level  inputs  to  guide detailed  planning  outputs;
  • Manage and  direct  the  Mining,  Processing, Engineering,  Mineral  Resource  Management,  Mine  Planning,  Human  Resources,  SHEC, Security  and  Finance  on-mine  disciplines  to ensure  the  achievement  of  agreed  production targets  and  company  goals;
  • Implement continuous  improvement  initiatives  and processes  towards  ensuring  business  growth  and alignment  with  international  best  practices; Ensure that  training  and  development  remains  a high  priority  for  LMDC  and  its  contractors;
  • Initiate appropriate  information  and  control systems  to  monitor  organizational  performance against  plans;
  • Develop and  maintain  effective  working relationships  with  external  partners  such  as Government  Ministries  and  Agencies,  Advisors, the  local  Community  and  Peers;
  • Liaise with  the  Ministry  of  Mining  to  ensure  that LMDC  fulfils  the  requirements  of  the  Mining Agreement,  Mining  Act  and  relevant  Policies;
  • Nurture community  relationships  and  ensure compliance  and  adherence  to  SHE  policies.


Legal  and  other  requirements

  • Police clearance  and  medical  certificate  of  fitness;
  • Membership of  a  Recognised  Professional Organisation;
  • Drivers licence


Qualifications  and  experience

  • 15 years  plus  mining  industry  experience  of  which at  least  10  years’  experience  at  a  Senior  Manager level  in  preferably  a  diamond  mining  environment;
  • Proven experience  of  managing  an  open  pit  mine;
  • Tertiary qualification  in  Mining  related  discipline
  • Business Management  qualification  such  as  MBA would  be  advantageous;
  • Computer literacy  (MS  Office);


Skills  and  competencies

  • Excellent communication  skills  to  interact  with stakeholders,  shareholders  and  employees;
  • Strong technical  problem  solving  and  analytical skills;
  • Planning, budgeting,  cost  control,  coordination  and prioritizing  skills;
  • Strategic planning  skills;
  • The ability  to  motivate  employees  from  a  wide range  of  cultures  and  education  levels
  • Strong business  acumen;
  • Excellent safety  track  record
  • Proven community  or  government  relations  skills would  be  an  asset


An  attractive  remuneration  package  will  be  negotiated  with  the  successful  candidate  based  on  applicable experience.

Note  that  the  mine  is  situated  in  a  remote  location  and  the  successful  candidate  will  be  required  to  drive  in  and out  on  an  agreed  rotation.

Application  letters  including  a  detailed  CV  and  certified  copies  of  relevant  qualifications  should  be  submitted  via email  to: [email protected]

Closing  date  for  submission  of  applications  is  on  or  before  Friday  13  July  2018  and  start  date  is  as  soon  as possible.

Disclaimer:  Only  shortlisted  candidates  will  be  contacted