General Manager Operations

  • Date: 21 Jun 2024
  • Location: Australia
  • Work Type: Permanent / Full Time
  • ASX-Listed Metals Producer
  • East Coast FIFO & Relocation Options
About the Company:
Our client is a growth-focused ASX-listed metals producer committed to sustainable and responsible mining. We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced operations leader to join as GM Operations to lead their flagship metals operation.
Position Overview:
The General Manager Operations will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations. This role requires a strategic and hands-on leader with extensive experience in underground mining, who can drive operational excellence, ensure safety compliance, and optimise production processes. The General Manager Operations will play a pivotal role in achieving operational objectives and supporting the transition from open pit to underground mining in the periods ahead.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for mining operations, ensuring alignment with the company’s goals and objectives.
  • Develop and implement detailed operating and mine plans to meet Life of Mine (LOM) objectives.
  • Plan, coordinate, and manage production activities to achieve targets for output, quality, quantity, cost, and time.
  • Ensure all operations comply with relevant safety, health, and environmental regulations.
  • Foster a culture of safety and environmental responsibility across the site.
  • Monitor production output and costs, adjusting processes and resources as needed to optimise efficiency and minimise costs.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop the technical staff and operations teams, promoting a collaborative and high-performance work environment.
  • Maintain effective communication with executives and board, providing regular updates on operational performance, challenges, and strategic initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with mining regulations and liaise with government agencies for mining approvals and inspections.
  • Prepare and control periodic (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual) production records and reports.
  • Monitor operational performance against targets and implement corrective actions as necessary.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Tertiary University Degree in Mining Engineering Discipline.
  • First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency or equivalent.
  • Extensive experience in managing underground hard rock operations.
  • Proven commitment to and demonstrated history of leading a workplace safety culture in an underground mining environment.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with experience in directing technical teams and fostering a collaborative work environment.
  • Excellent strategic planning and organisational abilities, with a focus on optimising production processes and achieving operational objectives.
  • Strong financial acumen and experience in budget management and cost control.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with stakeholders at all levels.
Mining Managers ready to step up into a GM-level position are urged to apply.
If the opportunity mentioned above sounds interesting, we encourage you to apply using the provided link. Alternatively, resume applications and enquiries can be directed to Dan McComb via or +61 415 400 083.
Iron Cove Global is a Resources & Energy Sector Executive Search and Leadership Advisory Practice based in Sydney, Australia. If you are interested in learning more about this role or other opportunities we are currently working on, please get in touch.

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