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Applications are invited for the newly created position of Manager: Regional Development with the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. The primary purpose of this job is to sustainably expand non-South African membership of the SAIMM by establishing and supporting National Branches in neighbouring countries. Secondary activities are related to representation of the SAIMM on appropriate industry-level forums that support membership growth and Institute sustainability.

Requirements of Position
The incumbent will be responsible for, amongst other duties, the development and execution of a regional marketing and growth strategy that is aligned with SAIMM strategy and objectives; the development and support of new and existing National Branches across Southern Africa; provision of direct strategic and tactical support to the National Branches; co-ordination of SAIMM support across National Branches to achieve an optimal Institute outcome; as well as the development and implementation of National Branch events calendars that build stakeholder engagement and ensure Branch sustainability. Other duties will include the establishment of annual operating plans and budgets within a three-year strategic plan for each National Branch.

The person appointed must be able to engage at a senior level in the minerals industry, and to communicate on technical matters in forums representing the Professional membership. Generic marketing skills around monitoring and analysing market trends, as well as studying competitors' products and services, are some of the marketing skills required.

Other qualities include the ability to respond well to pressure; creative thinking; good presentation skills; and the ability to motivate and lead teams.

Significant travel is required to build and maintain the National Branches.

The successful applicant should have a minerals industry background with 10+ years minerals industry experience; broad knowledge of the global mining industry from resource to customer; and be able to demonstrate people leadership experience i.e. has held a substantive position and/or project management experience. It is recommended, but not a requirement, that the incumbent is a current Fellow/Member of the SAIMM or other professional entity. Tertiary qualifications related to marketing and the minerals industry would be beneficial.

Enquiries: Sam Moolla; Tel: +27 11 834-1273/7; Email:

To apply: Please submit a letter of motivation and a detailed CV with the names, contact numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references.

Closing date: 30 June 2014.

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