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This role leads the IBM SA Equity Equivalence Investment Programme (EEIP) and its 4 sub-components by taking overall accountability for the execution of the business and financial targets of each stream and the overall EEIP
The role provides strategic guidance and thought leadership on the ownership element of the BEE scorecard
The role also manages the full EEIP team and all key stakeholders in the ecosystem – includes internal and external stakeholders
This is a senior role that requires strategic thinking, problem solving and an understanding of the spirit of transformation and business strategy.
The role requires an understanding of technology businesses and/or the sector and requires an individual to be an innovative thinker and thought leader.
Responsibilities / Job Specification
Taking overall accountability of execution of all streams of the EEIP by overseeing, monitoring and managing the programme and streams.
Ensuring that the strategic plan for each stream is defined to derive value and operates against the defined processes and governance requirements of the organisation
Provide guidance and leadership to the team
Building and managing relationships with key stakeholders of the EEIP Ecosystem (Dti, Collaboration Partners, IBM Business, Beneficiaries) with particular focus on regulatory bodies to ensure that all regulatory requirements are met
Maintain an in-depth familiarisation and understanding of all related B-BBEE legislation and regulation as well as all contractual agreements and documentation of the EEIP to ensure all targets and milestones are met.
Create a consistent high quality management and reporting system to inform all key stakeholders of the progress of implementation. This includes internal and external reporting.
Effectively lead, manage and motivate the team aligned to the IBM HR, management processes and compliance requirements.
Appropriate training and experience in transformational strategies
Functional and technical knowledge and experience with current B-BBEE legislation and regulations
Strong entrepreneurial skills / experience with sound business acumen and business development , with a flare towards developing SME’s (that is the ability to enable the growth of business)
Proficient in tools (MS)
High proficiency in communication (verbal and written)
Ability to think of their feet and get things done
Leadership skills and the ability to manage a team
Business Development skills aligned to the ICT sector preferred (working with SME’s and new markets)
Deep understanding and insights into the plight of typical black South African entrepreneurs with respect to access to capital, operational effectiveness, market research and development, coaching and mentoring techniques, sales and marketing, networking and general business development
Strong Project Management skills, ability to develop proposals and draft reports
Functional knowledge of financial accounting principles for budgeting, monitoring and reporting purposes
Previous experience within Procurement and prior managerial exposure will be an added advantage
Ability to monitor performance across the programme, all streams and all stakeholders (includes beneficiaries, service providers, partners, stream owners, employees)
Required Technical and Professional Expertise Basic Qualifications
At least 7 years’ relevant work experience, at least 4 years’ experience working within the B-BBEE environment essential
Post-Graduate Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or related
B-BBEE MDP (preferred)
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in BEE, including DTI Codes of Good Practice, Sector Charters, detailed reporting, policy review and verification
Superior technical expertise in the interpretation and application of BEE legislation, including all elements of the DTI Codes
Experience with BEE systems analysis and strategy creation
Experience in technology sector
Preferred Technical And Professional Expertise Competencies
The ability to think strategically and to deliver on the strategy .
The ability to conceptualise a compelling vision for the organisation as well as to develop a tactical execution plan to achieve the vision.
Self starter, flexible / adaptable, open-minded and agile
A high level of maturity and respect
A positive attitude
A high level of professionalism
A sound level of business acumen and knowledge
The ability to develop and deliver integrated programmes and projects
Designing and implementing successful plan and or turn-around strategies
Ability to develop and deliver a successful transformation plan that requires both strategic vision and attention to detail .
The natural competence to understand the necessity for and to form strategic alliances and build business partnerships for organisational growth and leverage.
Cultural intelligence / The power of diversity
manage and harness synergies across different cultures and norms including that of foreign nationals.