Anglo American PLC Jobs in South Africa: Head of Government Liaison

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18 Aug, 2010

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Government Jobs in South Africa, Mining Jobs in South Africa

Job No.: 676184
Division: AAPLC Platinum (South Africa)
Site: Anglo Management Services
Department: Corporate Affairs
Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: Gauteng

Role Description:

The Head of Government Liaison is responsible and accountable, within the Corporate Affairs Function of Anglo Platinum for Government liaison. The incumbent is responsible for the establishment of a Government Liaison and Regulatory Affairs office, which would act as a one-stop service for Government interaction in Anglo Platinum.

The role has a red line reporting relationship to the Executive Head Corporate Affairs and a Functional green line relationship to the other functional Executives and/or senior managers.

The role of the Head Government Liaison is to lead the Government Liaison and regulatory formulation process by recommending corporate strategy for government interaction, optimise governance, prioritise projects and develop best options for Executive Head of Corporate Affairs decisions.

Key Responsibilities:
Establish a Government Liaison and Regulatory Affairs Office
Lead the effective interaction with Government at National, Provincial and Local level as part of an integrated approach to stakeholder management across Anglo Platinum
Manage the Government Liaison and Regulatory Office and provide expert input to the management of the overall Corporate Affairs Function.
Maintain a high level working relationship and interaction with the functional executives and/or senior managers in respect of government liaison and provision of professional services.
Maintain a high level working relationship and interaction with key National Government individuals to ensure that legislation and policies do not impact negatively on the business of the company. This includes briefing these individuals on Anglo Platinum activities so that they understand better the industry and the development of partnerships with Government on appropriate projects.
Liaise with National Government departments and Regional Governments of the North West and Limpopo (and Mpumalanga) to ensure effective communication and cooperation between Anglo Platinum and these Government Departments.
Engage with various Parliamentary committees to ensure that Anglo Platinum makes a meaningful contribution to debates on legislation that impact on the business of Anglo Platinum.
Engage with various public organisations which may have a direct/indirect impact on the objectives of Anglo Platinum, e.g., SACOB, Chamber of Mines, IDT, Business Trust, MEETI, NEDLAC, BUSA, etc.
Provide advice to the Executive Head Corporate Affairs with regard to Government perceptions and strategies or any relevant information which could have a strategic impact on the Business of Anglo Platinum
Align and interact with the Regulatory Affairs Office of Anglo American
Interact with operations where appropriate to ensure proper understanding and delivery on Mining Charter requirements

Education:

MBA or equivalent with complementary qualification or subject in a Socio Political Science

Competencies:
15 years experience in senior management of which at least 5 years in a mining or a complex and highly regulated business environment
Expert understanding of Government on a National, Provincial and Local level
Understanding the dynamics of the mining industry
Expert knowledge on the Mining Charter
Strategic thinking skills and the practical implementation thereof

Physical requirements:
Certificate of Fitness

Additional Information:
The successful incumbent will require:
Leadership Skills
Strategic Orientation
Broad Scanning and Business Acumen
Influencing and Networking Skills
Ability to operate across multiple functions
Ability to engage at senior executive level

Anglo Platinum shall apply the Employment Equity principles as set out in Anglo Platinum’s Employment Equity Policy

Incomplete CV’s and/or applications will not be considered.

Closing date:
27 Aug 2010 11:00am South Africa Standard Time

To apply, click on the link below, click on ‘search and apply for a job online’

http://www.angloamerican.co.uk/aal/careers/vacancies/

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Division: AAPLC Platinum (South Africa)
Site: Anglo Management Services
Department: Corporate Affairs
Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: Gauteng

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