Product Manager (Mill Lining Systems)

  • Fast Recruitment
  • Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Sep 09, 2017
Permanent Engineering Maintenance / Repair Mechanical

Job Description

Our client based in Alrode in the engineering industry is looking for a Product Manager (Mill Lining Systems) to join their dynamic team.

Education and Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12 qualification
  • Bachelor's degree/diploma (mechanical / industrial / metallurgical / chemical)
  • Business management qualification is essential
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Registered as professional with ECSA
  • Active member of Industry recognized Bodies, i.e.SAIMM, SACPS, SAIMechE, IOM, RASA
  • 8 to 10 years related experience in Mill Lining systems design and mill optimization
  • 8 to10 years business and strategy development experience within the grinding mills industry
  • Management of product portfolios across borders in the African / Middle Eastern territories or internationally
  • Leading and managing staff and cross functional teams
  • Compilation of tenders and management of capital projects
  • Au fait with JKSimMet, Rocky DEM or MillTraj software for mill liner design optimization
  • Au fait with MS office suite and ERP Software systems


  • Professional communication on all levels
  • Able to analyze and interpret technical journals, financial reports and legal documents
  • Presentation skills
  • Demonstrates strong technical understanding
  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts and permutations
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exist
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions


  • Develop a product strategy and execute plan to grow the market share in line with the business targets
  • Facilitate sourcing, manufacturing and inventory strategies to improve market acceptance and lead times
  • Provide leadership and direction to achieve the strategic objectives
  • Investigate and develop opportunities for existing products, new products, new markets, expansion of current markets and other business opportunities
  • Continually performing market research, identifying customer segmentation, competitive intelligence, competitive strategies, branding, pricing, product planning and implementation, new projects, product management, marketing plans, managing customer demands, product training and building brand equity
  • Driving a solution set for product growth set across the business disciplines
  • Actively seeking opportunities for project tenders
  • Identifying opportunities through plant audits and implementing trial strategy across the regions
  • Showcase successes through editorials, success stories and media releases
  • Market intelligence on customer share of wallet and competitor analysis within the product portfolio
  • Ensure efficient cost management across all areas of the department
  • Ensure adherence to limits of authority for all subordinates
  • Provide technical and marketing information and reports as required
  • Perform product training internally and at customer sites
  • Adhere to HSE and Housekeeping requirements at the branch and customer sites
  • Adhere to Duty of Care Policy at all times


If you are looking for a responsible job, providing rewarding career opportunities for progression, fax us your CV and covering letter to 086 668 0991 

Job Level


Salary Range

R30 000 - R40 000 per month