Purpose summary :
Responsible for driving the process of introducing innovative solutions in alignment with business needs and requirements, and delivering a strategically aligned innovation and renovation pipeline with new products which conform to quality and safety standards.
Manage innovation initiatives inclusive of projects supporting consumer innovation, research and development, and commercial products and services.
Lead opportunities of new product development including opportunity definition, business plan, scope, requirements and execution.
Develops sustainable, cost effective, competitive and innovative digital solutions and structures.
Define scope of solutions and ensure understanding of scope by business users.
Develop and present proposals, updates, issues and findings to senior management inclusive of suggestions, risk mitigation, cost benefit analysis and action plans.
Perform as business resource with technology partners & internal stakeholders, vendors and suppliers.
Manage and maintain good stakeholder relationships and ensure delivery on agreed requirements.
Analyse and understand the current business environment and strategies, as well as trends and developments in the industry.
Assembles a team of resources to design and implement solutions.
Research, document and prepare business cases on appropriate technologies, which will align with the business strategies.
Academic Qualifications :
Bachelors’ Degree (3 years) / NQF level 7
Engineering Sciences - IT and Computer Sciences
Management Sciences - Project Management
Management Sciences - Business Management
Up to 8 years
Behavioural Competency :
Creating and innovating : Produces new ideas, approaches, or insights; creates innovative products or designs; produces a range of solutions to problems - Strategic
Deciding and Initiating Action : Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people; takes initiative and works under own direction;
initiates and generates activity and introduces changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions which may include tough choices or considered risks - Tactical
Analysing : Analyses numerical data and all other sources of information, to break them into component parts, patterns and relationships;
probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem; makes rational judgements from the available information and analysis;
demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be a part of a much larger system. - Tactical
Delivering results and meeting customer expectations : Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction; sets high standards for quality and quantity;
monitors and maintains quality and productivity; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals - Strategic
Relating and networking : Easily establishes good relationships with customers and staff; relates well to people at all levels;
builds wide and effective networks of contacts; uses humour appropriately to bring warmth to relationships with others - Strategic
Applying expertise and technology : Applies specialist and detailed technical expertise; uses technology to achieve work objectives;
develops job knowledge and expertise (theoretical and practical) through continual professional development; demonstrates an understanding of different organisational departments and functions. - Strategic
Adapting and responding to change : Adapts to changing circumstances; tolerates ambiguity; accepts new ideas and change initiatives;
adapts interpersonal style to suit different people or situations; shows an interest in new experiences. - Tactical
Formulating strategies and concepts : Works strategically to realise organisational goals; sets and develops strategies;
identifies, develops positive and compelling visions of the organisation’s future potential; takes account of a wide range of issues across, and related to, the organisation - Tactical
Leadership Competency :
Relationship management : The supervision and maintenance of relationships between a company and its external partners, especially its clients. - Strategic
Change management : The ability to facilitate changes in technology, human behaviour and processes with minimal cost and disruption to the department, in a manner that enhances and ensures achievement and delivery of company objectives. - Tactical
Collaboration : Develops cooperation and teamwork while participating in a group, working toward solutions that generally benefit all involved parties. - Strategic
Leadership of groups : The ability to provide direction and guidance to a group of people and to encourage cooperation between team members in order to attain an objective. - Strategic
Technical Competency :
Providing expert advice : Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics. - Strategic
Communication : Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback.
Keeps others informed as appropriate. Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills. - Strategic
Client orientation and customer focus : Seeking to determine the needs of customers and taking action to satisfy them. - Strategic
Business analysis : Enabling change by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders. - Strategic
Commercial awareness : Demonstrates a full understanding of how businesses and industries operate. Knows his / her own market well and is commercially aware. - Strategic
Creativity and innovation : Demonstrates an ability to approach situations with an open mind and demonstrates a unique way to solve problems as opposed to relying on others. - Strategic
Problem solving and analysis : Analyses issues and breaks them down into their component parts. Makes systematic and rational judgements based on relevant information. - Strategic
Project management : Effectively planning, budgeting for, overseeing and documenting of projects to ensure that the scope of all projects are adhered to and are running according to schedule. - Strategic
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