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Minesa, Soto Norte, Colombia

Temporary Senior Manager


Fill A Temporary General Manager of Operations Role

Minesa found themselves in the position of needing a temporary General Manager of Operations at their Soto Norte project in Colombia, to run their business until their permanent GMO was available to take up the role.

Their challenge was that this was a senior role, on a temporary basis, that they did not have suitable internal staff to fulfil. With Resolve Mining Solutions they identified that the scope of role would include; the creation of a work plan for operational readiness; technical assessment of the viability of the FS and execution concept for operability; ensure the timely delivery of the Feasibility study and implementation plan for the operation of the mine and processing plant; to provide leadership and mentoring to the Colombia based project team.

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the process

After being contacted, Resolve Mining Solutions walked the client through a straightforward solution:

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Identify A Need
Minesa identified that they required a highly experienced temporary General Manager Operations. As they did not have anyone internally to fulfil the role they reach out to Resolve Mining Solutions.
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Develop The Scope
Resolve Mining Solutions worked with Minesa had to develop a comprehensive scope of the role that needed filling. Clear skills, experience and expectations were identified.
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Talent Match
Resolve carefully tailored a list of top prospects for Minesa, all of whom fitted the criteria that had been developed.
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Successful Outcome
With such a successful placement for this senior External Advisor, Minesa’s operations were able to continue smoothly without disruption.

Key highlights

How we helped

Create A Clear Project Brief
Working with Minesa, the Resolve team were able to quickly develop an accurate, detailed brief of the job experience and requirements to successfully perform the role.
Quickly Identify Suitable Candidates
Resolve Mining Solutions quickly identified suitably experienced mining experts capable of fulfilling the role.
Top Talent
Resolve Mining Solutions supplied an experienced international mining veteran who what able to mobilise quickly and work in an embedded capacity and perform an outstanding job in a temporary senior position.
Smooth Transition
Resolve Mining Solutions process and people ensured there was a smooth handover to the permanent incoming General Manager of Operations, setting them up for ongoing success.



The mining industry is complex and high risk. Failing to find swift, efficient solutions can result in a loss of resources and opportunities. When you partner with Resolve Mining Solutions, you can rest assured that you’ll get the successful solution you’re after.

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