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Commercial Manager

Job Field:
Business Support Services Jobs, Senior Management & Non-executive Jobs, Financial Jobs
Logistics Jobs, Procurement Jobs, Accounting & Control Jobs, Financial Management Jobs, General Management Jobs
Africa, Senegal, West Africa
Senegal All
Contract Type:
Salary Description:
Competitive expat package
Teranga Gold
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Company Overview

Teranga Gold is a multi-jurisdictional West African gold company focused on production and development as well as the exploration of more than 5,000km2 of land located on prospective gold belts. Teranga operates the only gold mine and mill in Senegal, West Africa. Gold production is expected to average about 200,000 ounces annually at all-in sustaining costs in the lowest (best) quartile of industry costs allowing the Company to generate strong free cash flows. Beyond the Company’s mine plan are significant opportunities for organic growth through further exploration in Senegal and Burkina Faso in West Africa. 

Summary of Role

This is an expat FIFO role: 8 weeks on / 4 weeks off roster with travel in company time or 6/3 roster with travel on employee’s time.

As the Commercial Manager reporting to the Site Operations Manager, you will be responsible for leading and providing oversight to the Finance, Administration, IT, Supply Chain and Camp teams on site in Senegal.  As a member of the senior management team, you will be responsible for developing Finance & Supply Chain systems to optimize productivity and efficiency.  A key focus of the role will be leading the contract management process, participate in and coordinate contract negotiations and renewals.

Key Responsibilities:


·            Lead and provide oversight of the administrative functions, Finance, Supply Chain and IT Departments

·            Oversee all vendor contracts including sourcing, negotiation and ensuring appropriate agreements, execution and service levels are met

·            Ensure that all activities are done according to budget and forecasts

·            Provide a systematic approach in meeting all targets through sound KPI’s for each group

·            Lead all people related activities always behaving in a manner consistent with company values and expected behaviors

·            Develop and maintain progression and succession plans for departmental staff as per company and HR guidelines; this includes the development, implementation and maintenance of a department skills matrix among other requirements

·            Support and/or lead business process improvements with a view to increasing efficiency and effectiveness and achieving operational excellence

·            Keep necessary records of all aspects related to the department and contractual activities




·       University degree in Finance and Accounting

·       Minimum of 15 years’ relevant experience with at least 5 years in the mining industry

·       Demonstrated negotiating and contract management skills

·        Experience working in Africa or a developing country is required

·      Demonstrated people management experience including ability to coach and mentor team members of        diverse backgrounds

·        Strong communication, planning and execution skills

·        Advanced level of computer literacy in particular MS Office suite & ERP systems (ie Pronto, SAP)

·        Excellent leadership and management skills with proven ability to motivate and empower team

·        Must possess strong cultural sensitivity and be able to execute work successfully in a different culture

·      Strong communication skills in English, (French is an asset) to effectively interact with employees and government officials

Our Vision, Culture & Values

·         We are committed to a culture with a friendly and informal environment; dedicated and empowered people who want rewarding careers and the ability to make good decisions that positively impact the business.

·         We are a fast-growing junior miner that offers career opportunities; the work is challenging and exciting with tremendous growth and challenge.

·         Health and safety is one of our highest priorities – we have an exceptional record and strive to continuously improve all practices.

·         We are committed to social responsibility, to our people, and to supporting and sustaining the local communities.

Our Promise to You

Teranga Gold offers a competitive remuneration package, including excellent medical and dental benefits and insurance for employees and their dependents. Teranga Gold also provides excellent on-site accommodations and amenities including meals and laundry services, single accommodation quads with en-suite facilities, tennis courts, a fitness centre, a grass soccer pitch, basketball courts, internet access

If you experience difficulties submitting your CV online, please email your CV to the HR Team at Teranga Gold at

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