This senior position is extremely strategic you will look after the financial area the IT space and HR. You will have one manager reporting into you and 7 junior staff. A remote manufacturing plant exists.
There may be a requirement to travel to the manufacturing plant on occasion, but the plant does have its own financial manager. It is essential that you have manufacturing experience, you understand stock and it would be a bonus if you understand import.
The systems in the plant need to be automated and the MD is 35 years old. So a younger candidate might be better although this is not essential so long as you have good systems knowledge. There is a big need to get AI in .With a turnover of one billion the business is not a complex business the opportunity does present itself for you to move into the larger group as a MD in the longer term but for now the role would entail growing the business.
You need to be a strong individual who cannot be bullied. You will gain very nice exposure to retail, the industrial sector and manufacturing. The environment is calm and not corporate. Things are ticking over nicely so the position will not be extremely stressful. You will be given the opportunity to acquire businesses. CA(SA) /manufacturing/ operational experience/ managing people at a senior level.
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