Operations Manager

Posted 6 months ago
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Experience Senior
Contract types Permanent contract
Working time Full time
Language(s) spoken English (Fluent)
Salary range Nego

JOB OPPORTUNITY – Operations Manager


Valentis is an Australian-Myanmar led mining services group operating in Southeast Asia. Established in 2014, Valentis provides turn-key mining services at an international standard. Valentis has over 150 team from eight different countries, with offices and operations across Myanmar and Laos.

Our key divisions include:
• Valentis Services – Valentis Services offers exploration and mining services, including:
o exploration program management and execution
o specialist geophysical surveys
o geotechnical site investigation services
o resource modelling and estimation
o aerial mapping and drone surveys
o GIS services
o sample assay preparation and analysis
• Valentis Environmental Services (VES) – VES provides practical environmental management solutions for the mineral exploration, construction and infrastructure sectors. VES core services include conducting Environmental Impact Assessments, Initial Environmental Examinations and Environmental Management Plans.
• Valentis Drilling – Valentis Drilling provides exploration drilling and geotechnical drilling services. Valentis has a diverse drilling fleet including RC, diamond and man-portable drilling rigs.
Valentis is looking for an Operations Manager to assist with establishment of our Laos operations. Reporting directly to the Group CFO/COO, this is an exciting opportunity for an energetic individual who is looking to grow and develop with a dynamic and exciting team!

Key Benefits
• Working with an international team, with diverse project experience.
• Be part of a growing and dynamic company.
• Career development opportunities, including attendance at the “Valentis School of Management and Leadership” and other external training.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)
• Operations and Logistics
o Manage the daily operations and logistics functions for Valentis Lao
o Manage technical and practical details relating to international and domestic equipment transporatation, such as customs regulations and any necessary documentation
o Manage domestics scheduling and logistical support for the company’s field programs
o Acting as a liaison to senior management and board of directors to keep them up to date with operations
• Procurement
o Evaluate and manage the costs of transportation, services and inventory in line with division budgets and operating strategy
• Importation
o Ensure documentation for import and export scheduling and shipments of machinery and equipment is timely and accurate
o Troubleshoot any issues that may arise in international freight transportation
• Health and Safety
o Assist in reviewing and/or developing health and safety operating procedure for all site operations
• Management skills
o Strategic thinking and understanding of critical issues related to mining technical issues
o Demostrated leadership ability to achieve production and cost targets safely and efficiently
o Manage projects, build team, engage and grow employees and provide team leadership

• Technical
o At least 10 years’ experience in operation management and international experience is desirable
o Some knowledge of health and safety standards typical of an international company (preferable)
o Prior experience with a natural resources or international company (preferable)
o Previous experience in procument and import/export producers
o Strong commitment to safety, ethical behavior and an understanding of risk management
o Bachelors Degree (relevant qualification and systems training associated with operations and logistics Management is prefersble)
• Management
o Excellent communication, international and leadership qualities
o Solutions-driven attitude with a strong sense of accountability and responsibility
o Self-starter: Display a high degree of initiative and able to work indepdently
o Maintain an attention to detail and a focus on successful outcomes
o Ability to work under pressure and to project deadlines
• Communication
o English and Laos language skills at high level of proficiency (written and spoken)

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