Chief Strategy Officer (Durban North) - BEE


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Strategic development of Group through assessment of Acquisitions/Mergers/Collaborations/Disposals

Support to the Group Chief Executive in setting the strategic plan for the Group

Active leadership role in transactional activities

Active leadership in investor and key stakeholder relations

Leadership of strategic business development projects

Global strategic positioning & market analysis

Directing sustainable business initiatives

Detailed Responsibilities

Leadership of senior management to devise effective short and long term plans

Creates actionable goals that make it possible for teams to meet objectives

Assesses and manages multiple concurrent projects, ensuring each remains aligned to its objectives and is appropriately directed, guided and resourced

Analyzes the success of products, projects and activities in an independent and equitable manner, drawing conclusions and identifying improvement opportunities

Contributes to economic and financial viability of the company by election of appropriate strategies, application of business and financial acumen, harnessing of progressive thinking and technologies

Communicates the companys official stance on its mission, vision and strategic direction to external sources and internally to all stakeholders

Discovers ways to increase revenue by eliminating wasteful practices and expediting product delivery

Advises and supports Group Chief Executive in the application and implementation of new policies and procedures.

Represents the company in official functions

Develops new business opportunities by leveraging contacts, pursuing new product development and improving project efficiency

Development of Group through assessment of Acquisitions/Mergers/Collaborations/Disposals

Actively lead the development and evolution of company global offering

Optimizes return on invested funds by identifying value-enhancing investment opportunities; maintaining relationships with an active network in the M&A community

Influence structure and lead the execution of the divestment of non-core assets

Active leadership role in transaction activities

Leadership of transactional activities through directing and guiding Senior Management in multi-disciplinary teams

Leads M&A negotiation, structuring and execution (legal and tax; due diligence management; financing arrangements; financial modeling; documentation and portfolio monitoring)

Leads due diligence exercises

Supervises preparation of requisite internal communication and reports (e.g. due diligence reports, Board reports and approvals, employee communications, Investor communications)

Ensures compliance with regulatory framework (Company approvals framework, Stock Exchange, Competition Authorities, SA Reserve Bank, etc.)

Leads post-transaction business transition integration and re-shaping activities

Conducts post transaction assessments and tracks achievement of transaction targets and objectives

Investor & Key Stakeholders Relations

Ensures further development and expansion of companys investor relations activities

Guides development of the investor relations strategy

Leads engagements with investors aligned to the investor relations strategy

Ensures the development of superior corporate messaging to ensure company is appropriately positioned with the analyst and investor community and all other key stakeholders

Actively involved in investor, analyst and media outreach, including management of rating agency, funder relationships, as applicable

Leadership of strategic business development projects

Assembles the necessary skills within the team to undertake key strategic business development projects

Identifies value creating opportunities to support business strategies

Liaises with Executive Committee and Senior Management to obtain commitment and support for agreed projects

Ensures sustainable post-project structures are established to allow long-term positive outcomes

Finance, sustainability & risk management contribution

Direct the development and guide the implementation of a medium term ESG strategy for the Group

Direct and guide the preparation of the Integrated Report

Ensure that there is a robust and effective risk management and reporting process in place

Actively participate on the Executive Risk Forum and other forums as identified by the Group Chief Executive

Provide inputs on internal financial forecasts and financial planning processes


Commands respect in external and internal engagements

Strong influencer of sound business and investment decisions

Clear communicator of Group strategy to business leaders and other management

Leads the recruitment, development, retention and organisation of all strategy-team employees in accordance with budgetary objectives and HR policies

Builds a diverse team

Leads and supports an inclusive culture

Mentor key employees in the finance departments, ensuring their constant professional growth, and assisting them in the execution of their duties where necessary

Develop sound finance talent pipeline for key roles in the team and ensure right balance of technical, analytical, and leadership skills within the team

Coach nonfinancial managers on finance topics to help foster a culture of transparency, self-sufficiency and value creation


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