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General Manager – Peru
Company Overview
Our client is a growth-oriented precious metals producer in the Americas
Job Summary
Our client is seeking a General Manager who will have full operational responsibility at the Mine Site. This role will be responsible for advancing the project to significantly contribute to the Company’s growth and development. The Company has a strong management team, and the successful candidate will have an opportunity to successfully add to the Company’s operations. The incumbent will help prepare and monitor annual budgets in accordance with the Company’s targets and will monitor the performance of the operation’s employees, providing support while ensuring that productivity, motivation, safety, health and environmental goals are implemented and promoted. 

  • on time and on budget;
  • Effectively manage project plans and budget and continually assess and report on project status to the COO;
  • Successfully transition the project from the care and maintenance stage back to operation and achieve key planned operating goals and targets;
  • Continually assess key project risks and develop strategies and plans to mitigate the risks;
  • Maximize the efficiency and profitability of the project;
  • Responsibility in all aspects of production and recovery targets at the site;
  • Management, control and development of Mine Operating Budget and reporting of that Budget to the CFO;
  • Assume budgetary responsibility for all operational expenditures for the site with input from the CFO;
  • Build a top-quality team to advance the project, and leverage and coordinate supporting resources and functions within the organization
  • Ensure that safety programs are strictly followed and ensure the safety and health of mine workers;
  • Work towards achieving the company’s values and goals in terms of safety;
  • Recommend corrective action when problems are detected;
  • Assist the VP Social Responsibility with the coordination of activities and initiatives which are designed to have a positive impact on the environment and local communities;
  • Assist in outlining community relations plans working in close collaboration with the VP Social Responsibility

Qualifications and Skills

  • An undergraduate degree preferably in mining engineering or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate degree;
  • Minimum 15 years of experience with narrow vein, underground mining, with at least 5 years experience in mining projects management, and 5 years experience in running an operating mine;
  • Fluency in Spanish is a requirement. English fluency is strongly desired, and at a minimum, oral communications skills are required;
  • Strong financial acumen and experience in developing budgets and financial models; good working understanding of accounting principles and conventions as they apply to mining and project development;
  • Demonstrated successful leadership and facilitation skills and project management experience;
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to manage key stakeholders including community leaders, regulators, authorities, politicians, suppliers, and contractors;
  • Strong engineering and technical skills in addition to strong understanding of and experience in managing environmental, regulatory and community relations matters;
  • Independent decision-making and effective performance in a matrix organization with many different functions reporting to the corporate functional leads;
  • Good time management skills and ability to meet deadlines dealing with multiple concurrent tasks;
  • Strong contacts in the industry;
  • Workday residence at the mine site which lies a few hours’ drive away from Lima; and
  • Physical condition suitable for work at high altitude.

The Rewards
The position offers a competitive remuneration package
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