Head of Southern African Development Community

South Africa Permanent
  • Global healthcare organization
  • Executive Level Position

About Our Client

Our client is a multinational health care company with its global head office in Europe.

Job Description

The Head of SADC will be responsible for the following:

  • Play a leading role as a member of the sub-Saharan Management team, to define and implement the overall sub-Sahara Vision and Strategy.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans for SADC in line with that of Management Center South Africa.
  • Define and attain needed resources and competencies to ensure the business is able to achieve its short and long term Strategic and Financial objectives.
  • Drive and foster culture of cross collaboration with other sub-Saharan Markets and the Management Centre South Africa.
  • Play a leading role in local and corporate compliance and promote ethical behaviour, in compliance with laws, regulations, industry codes, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the Values are instilled across the Organisation.
  • Ensure the effective Management of Business Partners in line with the business values and objectives.
  • Build relationship with key stakeholders and Key Opinion Leaders to position the business as a leader in the IVD market.
  • Build and foster relationship across Divisions in SADC, leveraging the One business approach.
  • Consistently strive towards the business leadership commitments
  • Manage team through effective recruitment, induction, skills development, performance coaching and evaluation in line with HR policies and procedures and Leadership Commitments
  • To draft and present reports by gathering information, analysing and interpreting data, identifying trends and patterns and submitting reports for review and approval annually and as required
  • Duty of care for teams under his/her control for site and operations.
  • Be familiar with and comply with SHE related regulations, directives, internal procedures affecting operations under his/her control.
  • Drive SHE goals within area of control.
  • Conduct SHE Incident and Accident Investigations to determine root cause and implement agreed measures to reduce future similar incidents and accidents.
  • Ensure that teams under his/her control attend and complete SHE training as per SHE Training Matrix.

The Successful Applicant

We are looking for the following:

  • University degree or Professional medical degree
  • MBA highly preferred
  • 5 years of senior leadership experience in marketing, sales or finance
  • Knowledge of the Southern African Community Health care market(non negotiable)
  • Health care and IVD compliance regulatory knowledge
  • IVD product and market knowledge
  • Leadership of middle managers at cross functional levels
  • Sales background candidates will be considered coming from Life Sciences, Diagnostics, IVD or Pharma but must have significant experience in either direct sales or dealing with distributors
  • Strong Commercial Orientated individual

What's on Offer

Attractive Salary Package On Offer

Amelia Jacob
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Phone number
+27 11 303 8300

Job summary

Job function
Sales Manager/Director/VP
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
South Africa
Contract type
Consultant name
Amelia Jacob
Consultant phone
+27 11 303 8300
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