Managing Director
Top Talent Professional Services
Johannesburg, South Africa
6d ago
source : Executive Placements

Corporate Strategy Formation and Planning

Develop and execute the companys business strategies in order to attain the

goals of the board and shareholders.

Provide strategic advice to the board so that they will have accurate view of the market and the companys future.

Responsible for developing and executing the business model for the attainment of revenue and P&L goals.

Define a customer facing content strategy and to deliver impactful business

results and achieve revenue objectives through the design, development,

delivery and evaluation of the training course and materials.

Assuming full accountability to the board for all company operations.

Applies the most cost-effective methods and approaches, provides leading-edge products and services and retains its competitive edge.

Business Development

Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and

research opportunities on new / existing clients.

Identify and develop routes to market for service offering.

Develop and deploy easy buy / easy sell mechanisms, such as learning

subscription plans, training credits, training days, etc.

Leverage deep functional expertise in order to expand the customers use of

existing products and to identify new products offerings.

Demonstrate advanced insights and understanding of customers business /

industry and challenge appropriately the way a customer views both their

Business Planning

  • Direct the development of annual and longer-term business plans for a strategic global function or international organization, ensuring alignment with the organization''s strategy;
  • quantify business outcomes (i.e. global revenues or other key performance indicators); set resource budgets (financial and

    headcount); and review and approve business cases for programs that have a

    strategic global business impact.

    Financial Management and Control

    Oversee the companys financial performance, investments and other business


    Prepare, 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, learning institutes, 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

    Corporate Governance

    Develop and direct the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure thatthe 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.

    Customer Engagement

    Create value for customers by ensuring the business outcomes are clearly

    defined and a "success plan" with the appropriately identified objectives,

    stakeholders, milestones, risks and metrics needed to achieve them are


    Build / maintain rapid channel of communication to customer in case of servicerelated issues and events.

    Orchestrate and gain strong buy-in with multiple external and internal sales and Create a culture of Customer Centricity.

    Operational Management

    Lead Learning Institute team in alignment with the companie''s vision and values.

    Lead and manage the instructional design / curriculum team, the instructor

    delivery team and the education operations function.

    Define and develop the content strategy and processes that will be used to

    ensure rapid, flexible development and timely maintenance of technical training materials and programs for product users.

    Identify the tools and learning technology choices that will provide ways to cost effectively scale programs and improve learning effectiveness and speed to proficiency for trainees.

    Steering the activities of the learning center and ensuring the efficient utilization of all training recourses.

    Leadership and Direction

    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 companys work.

    Communicate and maintain trust relationships with shareholders, business

    partners and authorities.

    Building and maintaining an effective executive team.


    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.

    General Education University / Post Graduate qualification :

    in humanities, education, adult literacy or related field.

    General Experience

    10+ years of experience in revenue-generating Education services with P&L


    Experience and commitment to serving adult learners in a diverse academic


    Managerial Experience 8-10 years of experience training, managing, and evaluating professional and peer tutors.

    Salary : Market related

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