Divisional Group Executive: Natural Resources, Enabling Infrastructure, Public and Professional Service - Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa - 23322

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Job #: 23322
Title: Divisional Group Executive: Natural Resources, Enabling Infrastructure, Public and Professional Service
Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng - South Africa
Employment Type:
Salary: $1,000,000.00 - $1,500,000.00 - South African Rand - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: NO


The Client is a leading scientific and technology research organisation that develops, localises and diffuses technologies in support of South Africa’s reindustrialisation, the development of a capable state and overall socioeconomic prosperity. The organisation has renewed its growth strategy to increase its focus on supporting a competitive South Africa through innovation, as well as to create a balance between its scientific and technological research and development, and its industrial development work.



· Lead and provide strategic direction to the Natural Resources, Enabling Infrastructure, Public and Professional Service;

· Drive alignment of divisional Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) and commercialisation strategies with the trends, needs and opportunities of the relevant sectors aligned with Clients strategic objectives;

· Lead and maintain high-level stakeholder engagement in industry and the public sector;

· Drive strategic investment of parliamentary grant to leverage further income from other funding sources;

· Be accountable for financial sustainability, including income diversification, revenue generation, profit and loss;

· Drive and maintain a balanced portfolio of research, development and commercialisation as per the organisation’s vision;

· Drive investment in strategic capabilities for current and future competitiveness;

· Be accountable for quality, health and safety;

· Be accountable for people development, succession planning and transformation;

· Evaluate and manage the divisional risks in terms of people, property, finances and goodwill;  

· Live Clients values; foster a culture of collaboration within and between divisions.


· A Doctoral degree in Science or Engineering;

· Five years executive-level experience, and ten years of senior management experience in research, development innovation and commercialisation in industry or a leading research and technology organisation

· Relevant industry experience in one or more sectors that are relevant to the division;

· Proven track record of managing a minimum budget of R200 million linked to RDI initiatives;