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Transportation and Logistics

General Manager

Millar Cameron is supporting a European terminals and logistics services provider in its recruitment of a General Manager. The business specialises in bulk cargo handling and related services in emerging markets for a range of clients.

The Role

A new terminal is being constructed in Konta, Guinea, and the business requires a ‘hands-on’ General Manager to play a pivotal role in setting up the terminal’s infrastructure and staffing requirements. The terminal will handle 1.5 million tonnes of cargo in its first year and this will rise to 2-3 million tonnes per annum thereafter.

The business has been awarded the contract to operate and manage a bauxite export terminal for a mining company; the terminal will receive, stockpile, and load bauxite exclusively.

The General Manager will lead and oversee the receipt of bauxite, weighing, stockpiling, and loading onto barges. They will be responsible for all operations and maintenance of the cargo handling equipment and facilities at the terminal, as well as ensuring that health and safety standards and environmental regulations are met. Ultimately, the General Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the business meets and exceeds contractual obligations, including regularly reporting on performance to the client.

The General Manager needs to be efficient and effective in leading a team and delegating responsibilities. They will be adept at liaising with a range of stakeholders, from the client to the authorities, the terminal team and the management at head office in the UK.

What we’re looking for:

A strong, ‘hands-on’ leader and manager

Previous professional experience in Africa is desirable

A willingness to work in a remote location

A background in bulk or container terminals, shipping & maritime, or logistics

Fluency in French and English

A track record of engaging various stakeholders

Cultural sensitivity and excellent communication skills

Great problem-solving skills, practicality and the ability to motivate others

Initiative and proactivity in regularly updating head office

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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