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General Manager

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IngeniousPeoplesKnowledge
Cape Town
Closing Date:
Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Open

About the Organisation

IngeniousPeoplesKnowledge (IPK) is a boutique consulting company which designs and facilitates organisational change processes, provides training, coaching, and mentoring for organisations, teams, and communities. IPK believes that the individuals and teams within a system are the best placed to generate solutions, to create visions and take steps towards their preferred future. IPK makes use of systems thinking, participatory methodologies and tools that create conditions conducive to dialogue, engagement, and whole-hearted conversations.

About the Job

The General Manager will report to the board of directors, he/she will be in charge of the daily operations of the firm (finance, contracts, administration), and will shape strategic development options helping IPK to grow and thrive.

Key Responsibilities

  • Overseeing daily operations of the firm

  • Developing and implementing standard operating procedures for all business areas

  • Establishing a financial controlling system, providing key figures, indicators, and critical information

  • Overseeing recruitment and onboarding of staff

  • Contributing value to client relations building and client management

  • HR tasks (staff admin, payroll, contracting, scheduling)

  • Managing associates of the firm

  • Organising and (in absence of an actual admin) running regular admin tasks

  • Providing strategic guidance to support the company growth

  • Developing and implementing growth strategies

  • Setting policies and processes that support growth strategies

  • Communicating strategy and results to staff and board of directors

  • Overseeing and managing all acquisition, sales efforts process, business development opportunities and proposals

  • Supports business development activities

  • Creating and managing budgets, improving revenue, and optimizing expenses

  • Evaluating and improving operational and financial performance of business and staff

  • Analysing accounting and financial data

  • Contributing to communications and marketing portfolio

  • Being responsible for logistics relating to mandate requirements and virtual office needs

  • Ensuring employees are motivated, productive and develop professionally

  • Generating reports and sharing/presenting findings

Requirements

  • BSc/BA in Business or relevant field, MSc or MA is a plus

  • Additional languages (especially French, German) are a plus

  • Hold superior knowledge and experience in all areas of a business (finance and accounting; operations; sales and marketing; human resources; research and development, and technology)

  • A strategic thinker with excellent and clear communication and motivational/inspirational skills

  • Strong analytical abilities

  • Demonstrate a problem-solving aptitude

  • Initiate and coordinate processes and operations across the business

  • Be a thoughtful and considerate, yet confident decision maker

  • Outstanding and thoughtful leadership and organisational skills

  • Passionate about building and growing a prosperous and ethical company, that provides true value to clients, partners, collaborators, and owners

  • Highly organised, pragmatic, and proactive with excellent interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrate meticulous attention to detail

  • Ability to work remotely and be self-driven

  • Prior experience in or an appreciation of the international development collaboration sector and/or intercultural work

IPK makes use of a number of IT systems including: cloud based platforms, one drive, sharepoint, xero and MS Office 365 Suite.

A requirement for the successful candidate is to have advanced skills of MS Office 365 Suite of tools as well as an advanced understanding of databases.

To apply

Email your application by Wednesday 30th June 2021 to callum@actionappointments.co.za

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About the Organisation

IngeniousPeoplesKnowledge (IPK) is a boutique consulting company which designs and facilitates organisational change processes, provides training, coaching, and mentoring for organisations, teams, and communities. IPK believes that the individuals and teams within a system are the best placed to generate solutions, to create visions and take steps towards their preferred future. IPK makes use of systems thinking, participatory methodologies and tools that create conditions conducive to dialogue, engagement, and whole-hearted conversations.

About the Job

The General Manager will report to the board of directors, he/she will be in charge of the daily operations of the firm (finance, contracts, administration), and will shape strategic development options helping IPK to grow and thrive.

Key Responsibilities

  • Overseeing daily operations of the firm

  • Developing and implementing standard operating procedures for all business areas

  • Establishing a financial controlling system, providing key figures, indicators, and critical information

  • Overseeing recruitment and onboarding of staff

  • Contributing value to client relations building and client management

  • HR tasks (staff admin, payroll, contracting, scheduling)

  • Managing associates of the firm

  • Organising and (in absence of an actual admin) running regular admin tasks

  • Providing strategic guidance to support the company growth

  • Developing and implementing growth strategies

  • Setting policies and processes that support growth strategies

  • Communicating strategy and results to staff and board of directors

  • Overseeing and managing all acquisition, sales efforts process, business development opportunities and proposals

  • Supports business development activities

  • Creating and managing budgets, improving revenue, and optimizing expenses

  • Evaluating and improving operational and financial performance of business and staff

  • Analysing accounting and financial data

  • Contributing to communications and marketing portfolio

  • Being responsible for logistics relating to mandate requirements and virtual office needs

  • Ensuring employees are motivated, productive and develop professionally

  • Generating reports and sharing/presenting findings

Requirements

  • BSc/BA in Business or relevant field, MSc or MA is a plus

  • Additional languages (especially French, German) are a plus

  • Hold superior knowledge and experience in all areas of a business (finance and accounting; operations; sales and marketing; human resources; research and development, and technology)

  • A strategic thinker with excellent and clear communication and motivational/inspirational skills

  • Strong analytical abilities

  • Demonstrate a problem-solving aptitude

  • Initiate and coordinate processes and operations across the business

  • Be a thoughtful and considerate, yet confident decision maker

  • Outstanding and thoughtful leadership and organisational skills

  • Passionate about building and growing a prosperous and ethical company, that provides true value to clients, partners, collaborators, and owners

  • Highly organised, pragmatic, and proactive with excellent interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrate meticulous attention to detail

  • Ability to work remotely and be self-driven

  • Prior experience in or an appreciation of the international development collaboration sector and/or intercultural work

IPK makes use of a number of IT systems including: cloud based platforms, one drive, sharepoint, xero and MS Office 365 Suite.

A requirement for the successful candidate is to have advanced skills of MS Office 365 Suite of tools as well as an advanced understanding of databases.

To apply

Email your application by Wednesday 30th June 2021 to callum@actionappointments.co.za