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Expression of Interest: General Manager (Northern Region) - G4S Secure Solutions - South Africa

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Job Reference: G4S/TP/2883749/97657
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Line Management
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive market related package
Location: Northern Region (Polokwane, Witbank, Nelspruit, Rustenburg)
G4S Region: Africa
Country:South Africa

G4S Business Unit:South Africa - Secure Solutions
Closing Date: September 22, 2017
Package Description: Remuneration and benefits will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and in compliance with company remuneration policy and practice. 

Job Introduction:

Kindly note, by registering your details for this Expression of Interest Role you acknowledge a potential, future relevant role with G4S and that this is not an active vacancy. G4S recruit throughout the year, and job roles will become live at different times in different locations. By applying you will be considered for all suitable roles when they open.

The General Manager will be responsible for the achievement of operational and financial growth of the business, human resources management and development as well as sales, marketing and business development. The focus will be in the following regions: Nelspruit, Polokwane, Witbank, Rustenburg etc.

Role Responsibility:

Key Performance Areas:

Customer Focus

  • Guide the Company through the complexities within its key areas of business and to develop medium term strategies for the development of those areas of business and of the market.
  • Direct, formulate and / or approve policies processes and procedures on service quality and pricing with a particular focus on customer relationships.
  • Direct the Company towards providing a systematic high level of effective, efficient and profitable service to our customers.


  • Plan, prepare and monitor the business plan and budget, driving superior performance and achieving objectives so as to ensure high levels of sustainable profitability.
  • Execute the responsibilities of a company director according to lawful and ethical standards, as determined by Local Law and referenced in the Company Business Ethics policy.
  • Formulate, develop and communicate a clear vision and comprehensive strategies that will generate the required changes for the business to ensure its long term profitability and sustained growth.
  • Report to shareholders and the board on organisational plans and performance.

Organisational Development

  • Develop and maintain strong communications mechanisms so that key issues confronting the Company are promptly identified and focused on.
  • Maintain close contact with the workforce through key managers to ensure feedback opportunities, the maintenance of good morale, a high level of employee inspiration and engagement as well as a high standard of staff integrity and honesty.
  • Ensure that the correct level of skills, education and experience are identified for management positions and to recruit adequate persons to fill these positions.


  • Develop long terms strategic relationships with stakeholders in government, labour organisations and other stakeholder institutions.
  • To work collaboratively ensuring the best interests of the whole organisation.

The Ideal Candidate:


  • Knowledge of the development and implementation of policies, systems, processes and procedures and the creation of effective organisational structures


  • Change Management Communication

Minimum qualifications

  • Relevant formal / technical tertiary qualification preferred.
  • Background in security/service management.
  • 8+ years experience in a business in an executive/senior management position.
  • The ability to operate in complex and diverse cultural environments.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to rapid environmental changes.
  • Proficient in the ability to identify key issues in complex business situations, analyse and understand causation and context, crossing the barriers of languages and culture and then model a range of options and develop appropriate responses.
  • Autonomous and results orientated, with a clear determination to succeed.


Please note that preference would be given to previously disadvantaged individuals, to support the company's employment equity plan.

About the Company:

G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in outsourced business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and 657,000 employees. 


G4S operates in over 25 countries in Africa and employs over 105 000 people on the continent. At G4S South Africa, our vision is to be recognised as the leader in providing security solutions. We therefore endeavour to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for our region and able to deliver our commercial strategy. We continue to build on the excellent people management practices which are in place across the Group in order to fully engage our workforce. 


G4S is an organisation which is defined by its values, which are:

  • We act with Integrity and Respect - Our business activities and relationships are built on trust, honesty and openness. We do what we promise and always strive to do the right thing. We listen. We treat our colleagues, customers and those in our care with the utmost respect.
  • We are passionate about Safety, Security and Service Excellence - We are passionate about working safely and take great care to protect our colleagues and customers from harm. We are experts in security and use that knowledge to protect our customer’s assets. We keep our promises and are passionate about delivering high levels of customer service.
  • We achieve this through Innovation and Teamwork - We invest in technology and best practice to continuously improve the products and services we offer. We challenge ourselves to find new ways of helping our customers achieve their goals. We work together as a team, valuing everyone’s contribution, to ensure we achieve the best results for our customers and our business.

For more information on G4S, please visit: 

-28.8166235 24.991639

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.