Chief Executive Officer

    Expired on: May 24, 2024

    Job Title:                 Chief Executive Officer

    Department:           CEO – Head of Brand South Africa   

    Reporting to:          Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

    Salary:                     R3 005 307.00 – 3 756 635.00 (TCTC per annum)

    Duration:                 Five (5) year Fixed Term Contract

    Paterson Level:       F1



    Job purpose

    The purpose of this job is to ensure that Brand South Africa achieves its mandate and strategic priorities thereby complying with the Trust Deed and all other relevant Government Acts and Regulations.



    Minimum Requirements

    • Honours Degree or Post Graduate qualification in the following field but not limited to Communication, Marketing, Business (NQF Level 8).
    • Master’s degree or MBA/ Business Leadership/ Marketing (NQF Level 9) may be advantageous.
    • Minimum of 10 years’ experience within a senior management/leadership role with 5 years’ experience within an executive management/leadership role.
    • Experience within a Brand Management/ Marketing or Communications environment is essential.
    • The incumbent must be a recognised and respected thought leader within their field and have proven experience interacting and building business networks at the highest level of society.
    • Proven high level public and private sector liaison and communication ability (this is in the context of profiling the organisation and the country as well as sourcing funding).
    • Organisational Transformation and turnaround experience.



    Key Performance Areas:

    1. Lead the development and implementation of the Brand South Africa business strategy.
    • Lead the overall conceptualisation and development of Brand South Africa business strategy.


    1. Drive the business model and strategy of the organisation.
    • Provide strategic thought leadership to the organisation.


    1. Create the optimal working environment in the activation of strategy to be more effective in achieving Brand South Africa’s mandate.
    • Create an innovative working environment.
    • Create the desired organisational culture.



    1. Stakeholder Influence.
    • Leverage key global platforms to positively position the country.
    • Develop and maintain partnerships and relationships with stakeholders.
    • Drive the stakeholder prioritisation strategy.
    • Position the organisation amongst critical stakeholders.
    • Get buy-in from stakeholders on key decisions (endorsements).
    • Actively promote an organisational brand image, messaging and positioning strategy within target markets – participate in local, regional and national conferences as required.


    1. Enable Resource capacity (financial and human).
    • Drive creative ways for alternative funding sources e.g. sponsorships.
    • Enable the resource capacity in terms of budget and human resources.



    1. Organisational Management and Governance
    • Enforce good governance and compliance.
    • Create an internal environment conducive to the organisation being able to function in terms of human and financial resources, internal climate and culture.
    • Embed a strong achievement culture through performance management.
    • To be the image of the organisation.
    • Create and orchestrate the message that positively tells the South African story.
    • Compliance and policy development and implementation of the corporate identity – consultation with stakeholders on key branding and product issues.
    • Drive the development of policies.
    • Develop and manage operational capability and capacity.
    • Develops and implements programmes to achieve strategic goals and contributes to the achievement of the National Development Plan.



    1. Staff management and development.
    • Develop and manage local and global organisational people capability.
    • Direct and entrench people development and performance practices within Brand South Africa.
    • Manage effective internal communication strategy.



    1. Financial management/oversight and compliance.
    • Secure and manages appropriate funding.
    • Entrench effective financial management and sound financial governance.



    Required Skills, Competencies and Attributes

    • Knowledge of driving the business model and strategy of an organisation.
    • Strong understanding of the mandate and the operation of the organisation.
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Government programmes and priorities that seek to improve the country’s competitiveness.
    • Knowledge of stakeholder engagement (political, business and civil).
    • Creating an internal environment conducive to the organisation being able to function in terms of resources (human and financial resources), internal climate and culture.
    • Creating an external environment conducive to the organisation being able to function in terms of political, media and stakeholder buy-in.
    • Enabling the resource capacity in terms of budget and human resource capacity in an organisation.
    • Positioning the organisation amongst critical stakeholders.
    • Enforcing good governance and compliance (e.g. organisational design and development, regulation, policies and procedures).
    • Embed a strong achievement culture through performance management.
    • Strong Business Acumen
    • Stakeholder Relations /CRM
    • Collaborative fundraising (more than NGO and including sponsorships, royalties).
    • Legal awareness.
    • Budgeting
    • Project Management
    • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
    • Consultative
    • Assertive
    • Inspirational
    • Encouraging Innovation.
    • Output driven.
    • Ethical behavior.
    • Influencing ability.
    • Extroverted – be the South African Brand



    Managerial Skills

    • Corporate Governance.
    • Encouraging and igniting innovative ideas and solutions.
    • Building Strategic Relationships/Networks.
    • Staff management and empowerment.
    • Strategic thinking.
    • Leadership
    • Performance management.
    • Brand Building.
    • Managing Change.
    • Policy Analysis.
    • Business Insight.
    • Vision Creation.
    • Social Consciousness.
    • Bigger picture thinking.



    Brand South Africa is committed to ensuring and maintaining workplace diversity and the attainment of employment equity, having due regard to qualifications and appropriate experience. Brand South Africa encourages applications from African Males and Females, Indian Females, Colored Males and Females, White Males and Females as well as people with disabilities .

    Certified copies of qualifications will be requested from the shortlisted candidates ONLY.



    The processing of your personal information by Brand South Africa will be done in accordance with the POPI Act 4 of 2013. Correspondence will only be limited to shortlisted candidates. Brand South Africa reserves the right not to make an appointment.



    To apply for this position, submit a comprehensive CV to:



    The closing date for applications is 24 May 2024



    For enquiries please contact: Ms Mashudu Ndou on 011 410 9477 or Ms Lwandile Gumbi on (011) 483 0122.



    *Should you not hear from us within three months from the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful


    Job Category: CEO: Head of Brand South Africa
    Job Type: Full Time
    Job Location: Brand South Africa Head Office
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