Senior VP: Underground Operations

Our client in the Mining industry is seeking for a Senior VP: Underground Operations to join their team.


SHE Management:

  • Instill a culture of SHE leadership within the Underground Operations disciplines in line with strategic objectives
  • Actively influence and lobby national/regional/local bodies and decision-making forums in the process of co-designing a regulatory framework and developing a business relevant external environment; that will result in the longer-term sustainability of the organization

Quality Management System (QMS):

  • Approve Underground Operations policies
  • Comply with requirements of the Quality Management System

Financial Management:

  • Set financial objectives and targets for the Organization in line with strategic objectives.
  • Manage the finances of the Underground Operations disciplines to achieve Organizational objectives.
  • Maximize profitability/cost effectiveness of the operations whilst optimally balancing the long-term needs of the stakeholders.
  • prioritize Capital projects based maximum return on investment.
  • Achieve return on invested capital met targets, e.g. productivity, quality, etc.


Working Cost Budgets:

  • Set and approve budgeting parameters for the Organization in line with business requirements and financial objectives.

Capital Budgets:

  • Prepare and present business cases for Capital approval.


  • Approve operational expenditure.

Mining Strategy:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Organizational strategy by making recommendations on relevant policies, practices, processes, systems and initiatives.
  • Lead the development of the Underground Operations discipline vision and strategy.
  • Formulate a strategy and an implementation plan for the Underground Operations discipline in consultation with the Leadership Team.
  • Develop and implement a strategy and action plans for the Underground Operations discipline.
  • Provide strategic into other disciplines to improve overall business performance.


  • Strategic Orientation.
  • Leading through Vision and Values.
  • Driving Change & Performance.
  • Business Acumen.
  • Sustainability Orientation.
  • More than 15 years’ experience in a related role, of which 7 should have been at a senior management level or experience in a functional/specialist area.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of surface processes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between geological structures and mining layouts.
  • Electrical & Mechanical Engineering.
  • Project Management.


Degree in Mining Engineering or related is preferred.

Mine Managers Certificate of Competency.

2019-10-10T07:52:33+00:00 Careers, Mining|