Working as a core member of our Minerals team in Kazakhstan, you will d irect, plan and organize regional onsite geochemistry operations, ensuring they meet customer expectations, production, and efficiency targets.
This position is focused on managing and motivating local operation managers to achieve set performance objectives and deliver operational efficiencies to support the business unit growth plan.
More specifically, you will :
Manage the capacity and performance of each individual location in the network;
Monitor each operation to ensure optimal staff levels / shifts to achieve required expectations for sample throughput, turnaround time and financial performance;
Ensure that each operation is reasonably equipped to meet turnaround time and sample throughput requirements;
Work with local operations managers to ensure supplies are available to achieve optimum production and cost effectiveness;
Communicate with clients regarding actual or anticipated failures to meet client expectations for turnaround time or capacity providing detailed explanations, corrective action plans and progress reports as necessary;
Work with the Sales team to promote onsite service and preparation of proposals;
Work with regional management team to explore and plan for capital maintenance and expansion needed to achieve required operational throughput;
Review / Prepare all Cap-Ex requisitions prior to submitting to the Regional Business Manager;
Work with the Regional Business Manager to scope and set up new onsite operations;
Ensure that all onsite geochemistry operations are meeting productivity and efficiency targets and maximizing utilization of staff and equipment to improve local financial contribution both relatively and absolute.
University degree in a Science related program with a strong preference in Geochemistry or a related field is required;
Minimum of 10 years experience in a minerals laboratory environment and over 5 year in management role;
Strong leadership and management skills with a demonstrated ability to lead and manage people;
Proven customer service, client support, and business service consulting skills;
Fully bilingual in Russian and English.
This position will be based in Kazakhstan. We are able to support relocation to the region.