Posted on :
30 Sep, 2020
Educor is the largest private education supplier in Southern Africa., managing 10 educational brands across its more than 60 campuses and sites in South Africa and internationally. As a Group we possess a rich heritage with brands that have been in existence for many years. Since our inception in 2008, Educor has evolved into an education giant offering face-to-face, distance and online learning.
Our face to face brands include Damelin, CityVarsity, ICESA and Central Technical College. Distance brands include INTEC College, Damelin Correspondence College (DCC) and our higher-education distance brand, Lyceum.
Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reference: # REF#
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related
Is responsible for leading the development and execution of the business’s long-term strategy with a view to creating shareholder value.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
•The leadership role entails day-to-day management of the business and the setting and implementation of short and long-term objectives relating to all commercial targets, operational services, business continuity, information security and risk management. This role is the first in command and responsible for providing strategic direction and creating a vision for success.
•Responsible the setting and overall attainment of the business’s strategic objectives.
•Provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the business has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, people and systems in place to effectively grow and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.
Setting and implementing the business strategy and direction:
•To be the driver of the strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting of business requirements and decision-making process – identifying markets and geographies for expansion and strategies for each area inclusive of product roadmaps for each.
•Build strong relationships with key external stakeholders, government, suppliers, etc. to ensure correct focus and direction for the Business at operations and technology level.
•Ensure an effective and efficient operating model is maintained.
•Develop and facilitate planning across the business.
•Serve on all internal committees where applicable.
•Ensure that risk is effectively addressed in all aspects of the business and the business is legally compliant in all areas.
•Ensure that a proper infrastructure (building, systems and staff complement) is maintained and developed for the business.
•Review Performance Improvement reports to determine effectiveness of interventions.
•To oversee the day-to-day operations of the business.
•To develop an annual operating plan that supports the business long-term operations strategy.
•To drive the business’s achievement and maintenance of a satisfactory competitive position within the industry.
•Keep the Investment Principal and shareholder fully informed in a timely and candid manner of the conduct of the day-today operations of the business towards the achievement of its established goals and of all material deviations from the goals or objectives and policies established.
•Coordinate the sustainability strategies of the Business.
•Assess and manage the principal risks of the business within operations (proposals, projects and staffing).
•Ensure strategic objectives shaped at Executive Management level are translated into tactical business plans with mechanisms for key measurements in place to monitor progress.
•Ensure that business change projects are delivered.
•Coordinate the efforts of the different operational areas under management to ensure minimal duplication of efforts, maximum efficiency and to maximize value for money.
•Delivery of portfolio updates in line with the reporting requirements of the EPH Board
•Delivery and maintenance of a portfolio plan and roadmap for development, showing key milestones, phase reviews and dependencies
•Preparation of a phased portfolio budget, EPH financial accounting periods
•Identification of any constraints and threats that may impact the ability of the portfolio to deliver required business benefits.
Setting and modelling the business culture and values:
•Foster a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices, customer focus and service and encourages individual integrity.
•Building a culture that will attract and retain diverse group of top-quality employees at all levels.
•Build a culture and value set that is easily understood by employees across all levels and geographies that translates into a high-performance environment.
•Ensuring that the culture and values are adopted and modelled.
•Ensure that there is an effective succession plan in place for all key roles identified in the business.
•Monitor the strict adherence to governance and setting high standards of professionalism across the functions.
•Ensure that managers create effective workforce plans and recruitment demands plans for their areas.
Allocating capital to the business’s priorities:
•Setting and confirming approval of annual budgets and targets.
•Allocating funds according to the budgets to ensure the success of key projects.
Legal, Regulatory compliance and Governance
•To ensure effective internal controls and management information systems are in place
•To ensure that the Company has appropriate systems to enable it to conduct its activities both lawfully and ethically
•To ensure that the Company maintains high standards of corporate citizenship and social responsibility wherever it does business.
•To communicate effectively with shareholders, employees, Government authorities, other stakeholders and the public as the company representative.
•To ensure the integrity of all public disclosure by the Company.
•To abide by specific internally established control systems and authorities, to lead by personal example and encourage all employees to conduct their activities in accordance with all applicable laws and the Company’s standards and policies, including its environmental, safety and health policies.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:
•Bachelors or master’s degree in Business Administration (or similar).
•10 years+ of corporate managerial experience in a CEO/Managing Director role within a property environment.
•Strong ability to organise effectively, delegate responsibility, problem solve and communicate clearly.
•Evidence of leading a high-performance culture.
•Evidence of disruption in a previous role.
COMPETENCIES OF THE JOB:
•Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker.
•Has leadership and management abilities.
•Excellent planning and organizing competencies.
•Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
•Good team player.
•Excellent attention to detail.
•Excellent communication skills especially verbal and written English.
•Able to work independently.
•Ability to function in a highly pressurized environment.
•High level of integrity.
•Ability to balance teams needs with business objectives.
•Strong mentoring, coaching experience to a team with diverse levels of expertise.
•Ability to delegate to the right team member.
Application Deadline: 31/10/2020