A junior battery metals mining company retained Stratum International to recruit a Community Superintendent in Tanzania. This dynamic, newly established role will foster strong partnerships with community leaders and government officials while facilitating positive relationships within the local community and district. The candidate needed to have a proven track record in leading, designing, and overseeing […]
Stratum was retained by a new client (referred to us by a previous client), a fast-growing green metal, Urban Mining recycling company. The mandate was to attract an exceptional PGM Refinery Process Manager with a proven ability in production, troubleshooting, and debottlenecking. The Process Manager would be responsible for managing all metallurgical aspects of PGM […]
Stratum was retained by a copper junior looking to appoint a Project Engineer. The position would report directly to the CEO and work closely with the selected Engineering Consulting Firm to drive the BFS, and later manage the project from construction through commissioning to steady-state production for their Sub-Saharan greenfield, SX/EW heap leach copper project. […]
A Mid-tier gold producer retained Stratum International to manage a search for a VP of Exploration for their property in Mexico, aiming to extend LOM through brownfield exploration and increase resources/reserves via greenfield discoveries in the region. The ideal role was a candidate who could make an impact on a growing exploration pipeline with a […]
Stratum was retained to recruit a Business Improvement Manager with a Technical Services emphasis for on-site deployment. A leading gold producer in West Africa prioritized the enhancement of their flagship large-scale, multi-pit mining operations to boost productivity, decrease manufacturing expenses, and foster a transformative mindset. The Technical Services Manager needed to be able to drive […]
Our client, a leading copper/gold explorer/developer company, was at a transformational period in the company’s evolution. Its flagship property in Ecuador advanced towards development with the pre-feasibility study of its tier 1 asset underway. First-class in-country leadership was identified as a crucial component for the company’s success, so Stratum International was retained to hire a […]
A new Australian-based lithium junior retained Stratum International to recruit a COO to work closely with the projects team to ensure smooth commissioning and steady-state production of their West African greenfield, hard rock lithium project. This role would report directly to the MD/CEO. The company is well-positioned to capitalize on the current robust lithium market, […]
A prominent mining client retained Stratum International to recruit an executive-level Consulting Mining Engineer for their multiple operations across Southern Africa. The ideal candidate for this role needed 20+ years of experience in mining engineering in an operational context (plus recent consultancy exposure). In addition to technical advisory to operating assets, the successful candidate would […]
Stratum was reatined to identify a Project Director to lead a multimillion-dollar gold project with the largest gold deposit in the province and the highest grade undeveloped openpit gold mine in the region. Download the case study to read more .
A key client (tech metals producer in Africa) required a CFO based at their HQ in Johannesburg. The mandate was to attract a seasoned professional within the mining sector with a proven track record of growing and establishing a junior company into a successful operating business. Our search covered the Southern African market, targeting individuals […]
A key client, (low-cost tin/tungsten/lithium producer) required a Corporate Services Director based at their HQ in Johannesburg. The mandate was to attract a seasoned professional to lead the company’s corporate support function with a proven track record of growing and establishing a junior company into a successful operating business. This person was required to manage […]
A key client, a leading mining Private Equity fund, required an Operations Director for its HoldCo in London. The mandate was to attract a seasoned mining executive with a track record of successful leadership in the junior/mid-tier space with broad commodity exposure and a particular interest in green technology metals. Serving on the Project Steering […]
A key client, (low-cost tin/tungsten/lithium producer) required an ESG Manager to be based at their HQ in Johannesburg. The mandate was to attract a credible ESG/HSEC professional with a track record of leading, designing, managing, and evaluating sustainable strategies and programs within an African mining context. They would also have a strong knowledge of social […]
A key client, a leading mining Private Equity fund, required a CEO for one of its portfolio companies in East Africa to lead the development and execution of the company’s long-term strategy. The near-term strategy included integrating and optimising assets post-M&A. The longer-term strategy is to develop a leading low-cost tin producer in Africa. While […]
A leading client based in South Africa has been partnering with Stratum on multiple mandates over the last year. On this occasion, they needed a top-tier Project Director or Senior Project Manager to lead the organisation’s projects function. While the mandate was in South Africa, our search covered a global market (targeting mainly South African […]
A key client asked us to build a top-tier corporate executive team. Our search covered a global market where we identified 140 suitable profiles for all three roles. In total, 26 candidates were long-listed and 13 shortlisted. Here’s exactly how we found the new Group Head of Internal Audit, Executive Head of Corporate Finance, and […]
Stratum was retained by one of its key clients, a mid-tier multi-commodity mining company, to assist with finding their new Global Head of Health and Safety. Due to the nature of its operations, many of its people operate in high-risk environments. The mandate was to attract a high-level Health and Safety professional with a track […]
The position of Country Director for a mid-tier gold miner in Suriname became vacant due to retirement. The role reported directly to the Senior Vice President of International Affairs and Sustainability at head office. Their primary responsibility was to mitigate risk for the company’s investments in Suriname. Although the company had identified a suitable candidate, […]
Due to rapid growth within the region, a gold major identified the need to add leadership capacity to their Africa region Human Resources team. After reviewing internal talent, it was determined that the company would need to look externally for the right candidate. And to maintain stability within the existing team, the search needed to […]
To ensure its optimal position in a rapidly changing market, a gold major retained Stratum to recruit a VP of Exploration for their African assets with the goal of building exploration capacity on the continent. It was an opportunity for the successful candidate to put their mark on a growing exploration pipeline in a company […]
Stratum understands the importance of a mine’s General Manager. The Case Study below details a Mining Recruitment project we managed for a client in Canada – hiring a top-tier General Manager. TRANSFORMATION SUCCESS The incumbent increased production by 60% within six months, achieving the highest quarterly production and EBITDA in 15 years. Spearheaded the stabilisation […]
One of the most critical assets in a mining company is its Mine General Manager (GM). Not only do these individuals manage production, but they should lead people, inspire strategic thinking, productivity, and innovation. Their ability to lead directly impacts profitability. And in many cases, the company might only have one or two producing assets. […]
A LSE and TSX-listed nickel development company with assets in Brazil mandated Stratum to identify a Project Director to lead the development of their tier 1 ferronickel project. Download to read more.
The Case Study below details a Stratum lead search for a group-level Contracts Management professional with a track record of successfully representing the commercial and contractual interests of a mid-tier multi-asset international gold mining company at all stages of contract formation, administration, and close-out. Download to read more.