Commercial Manager
French Africa 05-08-2006

This fast-growing mid-tier copper mining company will be setting up a new greenfield mining site in the African Copper Belt.  Building phase during 2006. Full operations by mid-2007.  We are looking for a Commercial Manager with high personal integrity and a mining background to set up this department from scratch. 

This Manager must value decision-making and consultation within a team environment.  Proactive, and commercially driven, he or she should have experience in staff management, organization, and ERP. 

Reporting to the General Manager, he / she will manage a department of 10 staff with the following tasks.


  •  Set up a commercial department. Must be hands-on until department is fully functional at professional standards. Procurement of goods and services of $100 million+.
  •  Logistics in this part of the world entail long lead times. Accurate paperwork and ability to work with bureaucratic government.
  •  Multi-currency, multilingual procurement dealing with a range of Sub-Saharan African countries and suppliers



Experience to include:

  • Bilingual communications skills:  French & English;  written & spoken
  • International procurement
  • Setting up/ drafting of contracts
  • Staff mentoring
  • Logistics and managing a stores operation of $5 million in inventory
  • Setting up and implementing policies and procedures
  • Excellent ERP systems knowledge
  • Familiarity with mining machinery and engineering terms will facilitate verification of bills of lading, invoices, etc


Contract Benefits:


Married or Single Status Contract with competitive salary, furnished home, car allowance, discretionary bonus, some school fees paid for dependents, flights, medical and life insurance.

If you are interested in this offer, please send your CV to the e-mail with the vacancy name as the subject: 

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