Jobtitel: Commercial Plant Manager (m/f/d) Botswana
Vertragsart: Festanstellung
Arbeitszeitmodel: Vollzeit
Branche: Automotive
Berufsfeld: Executive Management
Ort: Botswana
Job veröffentlicht: 19-08-2021
Job-ID: 32105


Our European client is a supplier for the automotive industry and operating with a big workforce in Botswana. As Commercial Director, you will be responsible for a headcount of 2.500, offering guidance in all commercial-related matters, including Finance, HR, Supply Chain and IT. You will lead the plant together with the Technical Plant Manager who is responsible for Production, Quality, Logistics, and Industrial Engineering.

About Departer – The German Headhunter:

As an internationally oriented German HR consultancy for the recruitment of multinational professionals, Departer possesses a long-standing expertise in the core markets Germany, Middle East and Australia. Through our regionally established offices in Dubai, Sydney and Hamburg, we are valued as a reliable recruitment partner by numerous companies.


Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Align continuously assigned responsibility with current business strategy of the company
  • Support the team definition of strategies to meet corporate goals for continuous growth
  • Lead Finance, Controlling, Purchasing, Human Resource, and IT Department Managers
  • Continuous improvement and increase efficiency of plant administration
  • Plan and control cost, P&L in the plant with a passion for cost reduction and strong performance orientation
  • Ensure compliance with existing company and country specific regulations
  • Oversee all staff training related matters, including manual training, processing training and instruction of production employees in cooperation with HR
  • Establish high level relationship with customer executive
  • Coordinate assigned responsibilities through consensus with corporate management team
  • Avoid company politics and promote cooperation and teamwork for the common good of all employees across all departments

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • University degree in business administration or related commercial degree, CPA preferred
  • Demonstrated successful experience at a senior management level with main background finance, controlling, and/or HR
  • Well-founded IT-skills, sound SAP knowledge
  • Excellent English language skills, German would be advantageous
  • Experience in Profit and Loss analysis and corrective actions
  • Proven experience in crisis management, comfortable with conflicts and target-oriented working methodology
  • Intercultural competencies
  • Ability to juggle priorities
  • Solid analytical skills
  • High level of company loyalty, confidentiality, honesty and integrity
  • Self-motivated with excellent people skills