CEO | CEO Designate (m/w/d)


Job Description

EO Executives have been retained to find a leader for a leading manufacturing company, based in the Johannesburg area of South Africa.

The Company
A leading company with combined 62 years experience in Product Designing and Manufacturing of Cost Effective, Low Maintenance, Electro Mechanical Physical Security Equipment and Systems for Banks, Bulk Cash Services, Prisons, Hospitals, Embassies, Mines, Commerce etc, with an excellent 27 year track record.
  • End To End Physical Security.
  • Solution driven Designer, Manufacturer, Installer and maintainer of a full range Physical Security Equipment and Systems, RSA and Africa wide.
  • Committed to Protect Lives and Assets.
  • Ongoing invention and product improvement with our fully equipped Research and Development facilities, which includes the latest state of the art 3D Design Software.
  • Customized Electro Mechanical Equipment and System designer and manufacturer.
  • Fully equipped 7000m² workshops with Latest Technology Laser Cutting, Bending and Shaping, etc. equipment with a 100+ competent managers and employees to successfully complete large projects.
  • Continuous in-house and specialized outsourced training of workforce.
  • Own fleet of vehicles to transport and service our products.
  • Contingency in the event of strikes, power failures etc.
  • Adequate Electro Mechanical and Electronic components on hand at all times for current and contingency purposes.
  • Proudly South African, with 95% of equipment in-house manufactured and applicable components locally sourced.
  • Agrément certified
  • SABS certified
  • PSIRA certified
  • ISO 9000 compliant
  • OHS compliant
  • KABA accredited
  • S.G accredited
Context of the Role
Reports to:
 Board Chairman/CEO
The company currently has a turnover of approximately R 250 million with innovations in the pipeline that can grow it to R 300 to R 400 million. Organogram available.

Job Description:  CEO|CEO Designate
Objective of the Role:
The CEO is expected to be a hands-on operator that will manage all aspects of the company, provide stability for the organization, developing and executing a strategy that will drive profitable growth.
Key Performance Indicators: 
  • Strategy & Business Plan
  • Organisation
  • Commercial
  • Financial Wellness & Administration
  • Compliance
  • Manage investor relationships Performance Standards

    • Develop the strategy, business plan, annual operating plan and budget to drive profitable growth over the short and medium term.
    • Drive continuous improvements by providing technical expertise and leadership within the engineering, quality and production departments.
    • Competitive landscape and the company's positioning.
    • New and existing market development
    • Lead, coach and motivate individuals and teams, focusing direct reports on key performance areas to achieve business objectives.
    • Identifying and effectively managing risks and opportunities.
    • Development of management team, ensuring sustainability.
    • Management team succession plan in place.
    • Contribute directly to marketing the company's brand and products through key customer relationships, in order to secure additional profitable contracts.
    • Key customer penetration and satisfaction, ensuring profitable growth in line with business plan.
    • Manage relationships with key customers, the Board and relevant  industry bodies.
    Financial Wellness:
    • Accountable for achieving company financial results, including profit and cashflow.
    • EBITDA
    • Controlling Costs.
    • Monitoring return on new investments.
    • Timeous and accurate reporting to the Board monthly.
    • Pro-active actions to address performance gaps.
    • Ensure compliance with all corporate governance requirements, Health, Safety, Risk, Ethics, etc.
    • Maintenance of Quality and Safety certifications and target
    Key Competences
    • Leadership, ability to develop, empower and manage, be part of a team.
    • Good Electro Mechanical engineer. Insights into this competence will enable this leader to innovate to increase sales, typically resulting from customer driven design engineering and design engineering into gaps identified in the market.
    • A keen insight into R&D lead sales. Intuitively lead and guide the team through viable product development cycles that will sustain this company’s leading role in its industry.
    • Passion for client relationship management.
    • Understand / worked in relatively small / Batch manufacturing /Service, managing productivity and cost in such a manufacturing environment. Here we are looking for a leader that worked him/herself up through the ranks. Most likely have been exposed to production management systems.
    • Good grip on costing and financial issues. At least at a level of “Finance for Non Financial Managers.
    • Worked in union based business.
    • Worked in privately owned business during career would be a benefit, it may facilitate a seamless takeover/handover from the current owner
    • Personality consultative in nature.
    • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent
    • MBA would be advantageous
    A structured, market related salary package consisting of a basic salary and incentive bonus, commensurate with experience and positions held to date.