SNR Operations Manager - Durban

Operations Manager jobs in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal

The Senior Operations Manager shall have the primary responsibility of leading the day-to-day operations of the business school of the Corporation and its subsidiaries in accordance with the strategic plan and within agreed capital budgets. To secure the 
functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth. Previous experience within private tertiary education institutions 
will be a major advantage.

Snr operations Manager - education (JB411) 

Location of Job:
Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa
Type of Employment Contract:
Permanent Job
Salary Offering for Operations Manager:
Market Related

Job Details - Senior Operations Manager ( Business/ private tertiary Education) JB411

Senior Operations Manager (JB411)
Westville, Durban
Market Related
 
The Senior Operations Manager shall have the primary responsibility of leading the day-to-day operations of the business school of  
the Corporation and its subsidiaries in accordance with the strategic plan and within agreed capital budgets. To secure the 
functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth. Previous experience within private tertiary education institutions 
will be a major advantage.
 
Educational requirements:
Post Graduate degree/MBA or similar from any recognized University/Institute.
Possess requisite experience in HR frameworks, Financial management, Marketing and Operations.
A minimum of 15 years of business management experience across a range of business disciplines.
Financial reporting capabilities including budgeting and cash flow management.
Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization.
Excellent computer literacy is essential especially in MS Outlook, MS Word, and MS Excel.
 
Duties and Responsibilities for Senior Operations Manager:
As a member of the Executive management team, the Senior Operations Manager is
jointly responsible for the attainment of the organization’s strategic objectives with specific
accountability for service delivery and operational performance.
Responsibilities include operational planning, operational capacity building, process improvement, staff leadership and customer service.
Provides the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.
 
Operational Capacity, Building and Alignment
To oversee the day-to-day operations of the business of Corporation.
To develop, in collaboration with the CEO and the Head of Finance, an annual operating plan that supports the Organization’s
long-term operations strategy.
To assist the CEO and the Head of Finance in developing and overseeing the long-term business strategies of the Organization.
To assist the CEO in overseeing the Organization’s achievement and maintenance of a satisfactory competitive position within the industry.
Keep the CEO fully informed in a timely and candid manner of the conduct of the day-today operations of the Organization 
towards the achievement of its established goals and of all material deviations from the goals or objectives and policies
established by the Board.
With respect to operational matters, ensure communications, resolution of issues and project development.
Ensure the development of health and safety practices for the Corporation and oversee compliance with those practices.
Be available to brief the CEO on operational matters for review in advance of meetings of the Board.
As requested by the Board, attend meetings of the Board and its Committees and present the information necessary or relevant
to the Board or such Committee for discharging its duties.
Coordinate the sustainability strategies of the Organization.
Assess and manage the principal risks of the Corporation's business within operations (proposals, projects and staffing).
Assist the CEO’s in establishing an appropriate organizational structure.
Perform other functions related to the office of the Senior Operations Manager or as may be requested by the CEO or the Board.
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 in line with directions from Executive Management level.
Coordinate the efforts of the different operational areas under management to ensure minimal duplication of efforts, maximum efficiency and to maximize value for money.
 
Drive Business Direction:
To be an integral part and driver of the strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting of business requirements and 
decision-making process.
Build strong relationships with key external stakeholders, government, suppliers, etc. to ensure correct focus and direction for the Organization at operations and
technology level.
Ensure an effective and efficient operating model is maintained.
Develop and facilitate planning across the Operations environment.
Accountable for driving the business model under the Operations environment.
Serve on external committees where applicable.
Ensure that risk is effectively addressed in all aspects of the business and the Organization is statutory compliant in all areas.
Ensure that a proper infrastructure (building, systems and staff complement) is maintained and developed for the Organization.
Accountable for planning and opening of new branches in terms of expansion of the business and business plans.
Review Performance Improvement reports to determine effectiveness of interventions.
 
People Management and Leadership
Foster a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices, customer focus and service and encourages individual integrity.
Maintain a positive and ethical work climate that is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating a diverse group of 
top-quality employees at all levels.
Provide clear directions on strategic goals, translating and prioritizing them into business and performance measures.
Ensure that there is an effective succession plan in place for the Senior Operations Management position and other roles of key executives of the Organization reporting to the Senior Operations Manager.
Evaluate the performance of senior executives of the Organization reporting to the Senior Operations Manager.
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.

 



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