Job Category

Job Experience

Job Location

Expiration Date

30 Sep 2018

Based in: Central London
Reports to: MMTA Board


The Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA) is a London-based not-for-profit organisation, which serves to benefit and promote the interests of its international membership, comprising companies actively involved in all aspects of the global minor metals sector. 

Job Summary: The MMTA is seeking a General Manager to lead, develop, manage and motivate the Association within the resources available, according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

Core purpose of the role:

  • To represent the MMTA and promote its visibility, maintaining and developing contacts with wide-ranging stakeholders; to broaden the scope and influence of the MMTA.
  • To raise awareness of the importance of minor metals, and the activities of its global membership, as well as informing on issues affecting their global trade;
  • To ensure effective day-to-day coordination and communication with members, including the organisation of meetings and conferences and written communications including the monthly magazine, the Crucible.
  • To build & develop the membership.

Joining MMTA would offer an exciting opportunity for a new General Manager to inherit the management of a well-functioning, established and forward-thinking association.  You will lead a small team.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate proven experience of coordinating and managing a multi-disciplinary environment.


  • The MMTA is seeking a candidate who is motivated and can bring experience and a fresh perspective and initiative to work with the MMTA’s Board of Directors
  • Candidates should demonstrate a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience and hold a university degree
  • Excellent English is a must, for both written communications and for presentations/public speaking.  Ability in other languages, such as German, French, or Mandarin will be viewed positively, but is not essential to the role.

NOTE: An understanding of the issues and trends affecting the minor metals sector is required. 

The position is full time.  Flexibility is required as the position will involve participation in meetings and other events – both MMTA and external - outside of office hours, as well as international travel.  The MMTA office is located in central London.

Travel – global 10-20%
Salary - commensurate with the role and with experience.


  1. Applicants should send a one-page letter detailing relevant experience and motivation, as well as salary expectations, together with a CV of no more than 2 sides to Maria Cox:
  2. Applications should be submitted no later than 30th September 2018.  For operational and travel reasons, it is anticipated that the selection process will continue through to the end of 2018.
  3. Expected starting date: Early 2019




  • Managing a small team
  • Financial management
  • Interest in international business/geo-politics/economy/policy
  • Metals knowledge
  • Some experience of regulatory affairs
  • IT literacy


  • Languages (German, French, Mandarin) useful but not essential
  • Events management
  • Experience in business association management

Personal characteristics

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Well organised: ability to set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Diplomacy
  • Outgoing and sociable
  • Strategic planning
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Building and maintaining strong and effective relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the association.
  • Creativity/Innovation: propose ideas and ways to progress in different areas of association activity
  • Problem-solving: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.


General Management

  • Day-to-day management of small trade association
  • Manage and develop a small team
  • Working closely with the MMTA Board to develop and implement the strategic direction of the association 
  • Planning, development and monitoring of the association’s activities
  • Supporting the MMTA sub-committees
  • Financial and resource management, planning and reporting
  • Contributor and editor of monthly magazine, the Crucible

Association Development

  • Raising awareness of the importance of minor metals and the activities of MMTA member companies
  • Representing the association at a range of conferences and meetings
  • Building and maintaining relationships and networks within the sector
  • Development of service offer to maximise member benefit
  • Business development – recruiting and retaining members
  • Researching and proposing ideas for future development
  • Oversee the planning and delivery of a range of educational and business events, and an annual conference (in conjunction with partner)

Industry Support Services

  • Oversight and management of MMTA Warehouse Approval scheme
  • Oversight and management of MMTA Arbitration scheme
  • Maintaining good communication with existing and potential member companies
  • Maintaining good communication with key people in the sector, including industry networks, research institutions and policy makers.
  • Representing the MMTA at government level, input into policy developments affecting the minor metals sector

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