HR Director

The Role:

Supporting and partnering with the CEO and senior executive team to lead the people agenda for the business.
To deliver on the strategic objectives of the Business.  

The Company

JSE listed Blue Chip company based in Johannesburg with an employee base in excess of 8000.

The Person

Bright, evangelical people champion, used to partnering ambitious fast growing businesses, leading large teams to deliver thought leadership, best in class people initiatives and agendas that significantly improve engagement, attract and retain superior talent, inspire learning and development and builds organisational robustness and capability.


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 Operations Director

A large Multinational Logistics and Distribution company based in Johannesburg is searching for an Operations Director to develop and implement the businesses strategic objectives.

Key Performance Areas

  1. Participating in the formulation of and successfully implementation of group, division and company strategy and policy.
  2. Directing strategy towards the profitable growth and operation of the business.
  3. Developing strategic plans that reflect the longer-term objectives and priorities established by division and group;
  4. Maintaining an ongoing dialogue with the Managing Director of the company;
  5. Putting in place adequate operational planning and control systems;
  6. Ensuring that the operating objectives and standards of performance are not only understood but owned by management and other employees;
  7. Closely monitoring the operating and financial results against plans and budgets;
  8. Taking remedial action where necessary and informing the Board of significant changes;
  9. Maintaining the operational performance of the division;
  10. Assuming full accountability to the Board
  11. Representing the company at clients and maintaining sound relationships;
  12. Manage revenue trends at various levels and drive agreed growth strategies
  13. Continual drive on costs management through continuous improvement strategies
  14. Analyze, interpret and report on monthly income statements of the various operations within the division
  15. Providing operational leadership.
  16. Ensure the functionality and sustainability of these operations

17. The key performance areas of the position are as follows:

  • Operational excellence and continuous improvement
  • Sustainable profitability and growth
  • Strategic alignment and implementation
  • People management
  • Relationship management

 

 

Qualifications Required

• Bachelor`s Degrees and/or Advanced Diplomas

 

Skills and Experience Required

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience at a senior management level within a general freight / supply chain or logistics environment
  • Strong Warehouse Management skills
  • Operational strength and track record
  • Excellent communication skills and networking ability
  • Commercial, budgeting and forecasting acumen with analytical ability
  • Candidates must have excellent leadership skills and must demonstrate a management style which is strongly focused on efficiencies, compliance and leadership.
  • Thorough knowledge of operational systems, policies and procedures
  • Computer literacy: Microsoft Office
  • Aptitude to work with IT systems
  • Working knowledge of relevant IR legislation and BC agreement
  • Working knowledge of relevant technical requirements of material handling equipment, fleet and warehouses
  • Knowledge and awareness of developments and trends within the Logistics field
  • Ability to compile a strategic business plan and financial budget
  • Ability to interpret financial information
  • Report writing and presentation skills

 

Other Requirements

  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • Selling and influencing skills and ability to be assertive
  • Good problem solving, analytical and conflict handling skills
  • Ability to build and manage relationships
  • Ability to manage diversity and change
  • Ability to build and lead a team

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Chief Information Officer – CIO

Main responsibilities are to:

  • Ensure compliance of the IT Strategy with the Business strategy
  • Is part of the global IT organization and manages all IT Landscape solutions which are used  and in based on local and global platforms and Governance / Framework at the interface to the customer
  • Provides technology vision and direction to the business.  
  • Is responsible for driving focus and prioritization within the IT organization through establishing strategic planning and governance principles and processes.
  • Works with the business leadership team, providing broad insight to IT domains and capabilities in support of enterprise wide business decisions.
  • Establishes and implements continuous-improvement programs for the IT organization.
  • Stays current with developments in new market trends and innovations in technology and the leadership of enterprise IT.
  • Drives and facilitates effective collaboration and communications between the IT organization and the user and customer communities.
  • Is responsible for directing the preparation, review and consolidation of business plans and budgets for the IT organization.
  • Regularly review’s IT costs and cost structures for IT services and products so that the financial implications of IT projects and activities are communicated to the proper IT and business executives.
  • IT workforce management, including the sourcing, training and development of staff.

Requirements

  • 10 or more years in IT and business/industry
  • A minimum of five to seven years of leadership responsibilities
  • Experience in business/industry (beyond IT), managing cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders
  • Strong leadership capability, executing as appropriate in the areas of responsibility
  • Expertise in budget planning, financial management and workforce management
  • Broad knowledge of current and emerging technologies, technology directions, and strategic application to business needs, including the ability to differentiate between a relevant trend and hype
  • Ability to improve operational efficiency, service delivery and information management across the IT organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technology solutions in business terms, establish rapport and persuade others
  • Languages: Fluent in English (must) and German (nice to have), oral & written (must)
  • Personality profile: integrity, initiative & commitment, self-reliance, flexibility, ability to work under high pressure, integrative, persistency, assertiveness
  • Workshop facilitation: proven experience (must)

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Role Description: Sales & Marketing Manager – SADC Region

Based out of Johannesburg

Job Function

To market and sell consumer goods to various key markets in Africa (internal group and external 3rd

parties) through current client relationships, as well as develop new relationships in key markets.

Key Performance Areas

  • Current market growth; New client development; Competitiveness in key channels; Product
  • promotion and development.
  • Interaction with Wholesalers specifically within the FMCG market

Qualifications Required

Business, commercial and or financial qualification would be an advantage

Skills and Experience Required

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Sales Management
  • Knowledge of the Portuguese language will be an advantage but not a mandatory requirement.

 

 

Other Requirements

FMCG experience in SADC markets

 

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