Executive Associate
IT Network Recruitment and Consulting Services
Johannesburg
6d ago
source : JustTheJob.co.za

Johannesburg - If you have an entrepreneurial mind-set and appreciate calculated risks and can assume responsibility for bringing strategic projects to life, then this position is for you!As the Executive Associate you will :

  • Participate in strategic debates at Exco and Manco level;
  • Be responsible for executive reporting and strategic communications
  • Take ownership of projects that support the realisation of the client’s strategy;
  • Enable and operationalise strategic initiatives across wide initiatives;
  • Provide support to the Exco team in the execution of their responsibilitiesQualifications and experience
  • Formal qualification / s, preferably at the Masters level or higher, with a strong analytical or business focus, and a proven record of academic excellence (Actuarial, Engineering, Mathematics, Finance, Information Technology etc.)
  • Client centred role consulting experience with a top tier consulting firm such as McKinsey, Bain, BCG etc. preferable
  • Six to ten years business experience, ideally in a leadership role
  • Extensive business and / or technical experience with a proven track record of innovation, entrepreneurship, delivery and performanceKey outputs
  • Strategic debate that informs the direction and deliverables of the division;
  • Ability to problem-solve and implement complex and innovative solutions;
  • Detailed research and analysis to provide substance to the ideas and direction of the executive team;
  • Project management of strategic initiatives;
  • Compilation of presentations and speeches for delivery by the Exco members to both internal and external audiences;
  • Input into operational design and process efficiencies;
  • Preparation of proposals for strategic partnerships and new products for both external and internal distribution.
  • Initiation of projects including business case formulation, seeking approval for the necessary forums and using the current implementation structures to successful implementation.
  • CompetenciesExecutive Associates must be exceptional. They must demonstrate :

  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving and research skills;
  • Creative thinking and the ability to operationalise innovation;
  • An ability to deal with complex issues as well as migrate between detail and high level requirements;
  • A drive and commitment to exceed expectations;
  • A reliability and dependability can be counted on;
  • The ability to influence and negotiate across divisions and teams at all levels, and with external parties;
  • A thorough understanding of business dynamics and strategic challenges;
  • Sophisticated written and verbal communication skills for executive-level internal and external delivery;
  • A passion for personal development and growth with a high learning potential;
  • A commitment to excellence
  • An ability to deal with ambiguity and continuous change
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