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General Manager- Africa in Senegal

Our client is an Energy Conglomerate with operations in Africa. The business possesses a unique working culture, set of values and goals. In light of a recent restructuring at senior level, they are now seeking to attract an executive for the role of General Manager at one of their Sub-Saharan Africa-based subsidiaries.

This is an executive role reporting directly to the Group CEO which requires a charismatic individual who possesses high level leadership skills, excellent stakeholder management and cultural sensitivity.

As the General Manager of our clients’ subsidiary, you will implement the in-country strategy and deliver the business objectives as set out at Group level, with particular focus on safety, compliance, cost-effectiveness and timeliness.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, advice, coordination and support to the local management team at all levels
  • Ensure HSSE is the company’s priority
  • Represent the company to relevant authorities and ensure the business upholds its obligations
  • Ensure full compliance with relevant standards and regulations and comply with audit requirements in a responsible and timely manner
  • Ensure the company’s objectives are met, in full alignment with their business values
  • Safeguard the positive reputation the business has built both internally and externally to guarantee the social license to operate
  • Review monthly management information – provide regular and ad-hoc management information, business support information and financial advisory services in-country and to the broader management teams as appropriate
  • Accountability to ensure that accurate and timely records are maintained for the company’s assets and JVs to assure fiscal and industry best practice standards are met
  • Ensure budgeting and forecasting processes in the company are accurately delivered and in a timely manner
  • Manage performance of the subsidiary. Ensure feedback is passed on, lessons are learnt, and actions taken

What we are looking for:

  • An Executive with extensive experience in various leadership roles in the Energy sector, ideally in an extractive industry such as mining or upstream oil and gas
  • Confidence in your ability to lead and motivate a multicultural/multidisciplinary team
  • Irreproachable business and personal ethics
  • Exceptional ability to prioritise business objectives whilst upholding the highest standards of compliance with international/local regulations and company values
  • Cultural sensitivity, acquired by living and working in various countries, including Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Fluency in both English and French are required, and fluency in any other European languages is highly desirable

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a successful business, embarking on the next stage of their evolution. You will be signing up for a challenging yet highly rewarding opportunity, offered on a residential, family basis in a beautiful and expatriate-friendly city in Africa. The organisation will provide full support with relocation, children schooling, and accommodation.

Due to the confidentiality of this position, the clients name and location will not be revealed till much later in the process, please note that the location may or may not be Senegal, there is no option to put anonymous as the location of OGJS.

Only suitable candidates will be contacted.

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