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Job title
Managing Director (Prepaid24)
Job grade
senior
Location / Operation
Prepaid24 - Gauteng South Africa
Department
Prepaid24
Job reports to
Group CEO
Job Purpose

To direct and control the company’s operations and to give strategic guidance and direction to the board to ensure that the company achieves its mission and objectives

Responsibilities

Strategic Planning and Execution

  • Develop and execute the company’s business strategies in order to attain the goals of the board and shareholders
  • Provide strategic advice to the board and Chairperson so that they will have accurate view of the market and the company’s future
  • Prepare and implement comprehensive business plans to facilitate achievement by planning cost-effective operations and market development activities
  • Assuming full accountability to the board for all company operations.
  • Develop and maintain research and development programmes to ensure that the company remains at the forefront in the industry, applies the most cost-effective methods and approaches, provides leading-edge products and services and retains its competitive edge.
  • Prepare a corporate plan and annual business plan and monitor progress against these plans to ensure that the company attains its objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible.

Financial Management and Oversight

  • Oversee the company’s financial performance, investments and other business ventures, gain acceptance, and monitor the implementation of the annual budget to ensure that budget targets are met, that revenue flows are maximized and that fixed costs are minimized.
  • Oversee the preparation of the annual report and accounts of the company and ensure their approval by the board.
  • Establish and maintain effective formal and informal links with major customers, relevant government departments and agencies, local authorities, key decision-makers and other stakeholders generally, to exchange information and views and to ensure that the company is providing the appropriate range and quality of services.
  • Develop and maintain an effective marketing and public relations strategy to promote the products, services and image of the company in the wider community.
  • Represent the company in negotiations with customers, suppliers, government departments and other key contacts to secure for it the most effective contract terms.
  • Develop and maintain Total Quality Management systems throughout the company to ensure that the best possible products and services are provided to customers.

Corporate Governance

  • Develop and direct the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure that the company complies with all health and safety and other statutory regulations.
  • Ensure company policies and legal guidelines are communicated all the way from the top down in the company and that they are followed

Leadership

  • Through effective inspirational leadership, facilitate the creation of accountable, full service teams who understand and strive to meet the needs of all stakeholders
  • Role model behavior and motivate team members in line with the core values
  • Take full responsibility for performance of all direct reports, motivating and managing them in relation to quality standards and agreed benchmarks and objectives, focusing on all aspects of sound people management:
  • Provide support and guidance on career path planning, on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring to direct reports
  • Develop, promote and direct the implementation of equal opportunities policies in all aspects of the company’s work.
  • Communicate and maintain trust relationships with shareholders, business partners and authorities
  • Building and maintaining an effective executive team

   Self-Management

  • Follow through to ensure that personal quality and productivity standards are consistently and accurately maintained
  • Demonstrate consistent application of internal procedures
  • Plan and prioritise, demonstrating abilities to manage competing demands
  • Demonstrate abilities to anticipate and manage change
  • Demonstrate flexibility in balancing achievement of own objectives with abilities to understand and respond to organizational needs
Requirements of the Job
Experience
  • Strong operational experience
  • Minimum of 10+ years in a senior management role
Minimum qualifications
  • Matric
  • Post graduate Degree, Master’s Degree preferred
Competencies / Behaviour

Planning Horizon

  • Broad: Overall strategic integration and leadership of the organisation

Delegated Freedom to Act

  • Guided: Subject to overall guidance on broad organizational objectives and orientation of strategic policy

Level of Complexity

  • Adaptive: Situations constantly requiring adaptation or development of new solutions through analytical, interpretative, evaluative, creative and innovative thinking.
Behavioural attributes

Behaviors

  • Energy       
  • Passion     
  • Respect for others.
  • Honest and Fair
  • Creativity   
  • Entrepreneurial Orientation
  • Positive Attitude     
  • Courage     
  • Tenacity     
  • Achieves Results    

Essential

  • Evaluating problems
  • Investigate Issues
  • Creating innovation
  • Building Relationships
  • Communicating Information
  • Providing Leadership
  • Showing Resilience
  • Adjusting to change
  • Giving Support
  • Processing Details
  • Structuring Tasks
  • Driving success

Leadership

  • Judgment
  • Strategy
  • Execution and Results
  • Customer centered
  • Talent
  • Planning and Improvement
  • Influence and Communicate
  • Ethics and Compliance
  • Adaptability

Functional Competencies

  • Hands on experience in developing strategic and business plans
  • In depth knowledge of market changes and forces that influence the company
  • Familiarity with corporate law and management best practices
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills
  • Superior quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Problem solver able to keep calm and efficient under pressure and in crisis
  • Advanced Financial Management skills
  • Risk Management
  • Project Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Business Knowledge
  • Industry awareness
Closing date for applications
Tuesday, 12 March 2019

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