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Chief Executive Officer

Location:Johannesburg, Northcliff
Education level:Masters
Job level:Management (Snr - Executive, 5+ yrs)
Own transport required:Yes
Type: 5 Years
Company:Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP) SOC Ltd

The CEO position is a full-time five (5)-year performance based fixed-term contract position (renewable upon Board Evaluation). The CEO’s role is to provide leadership for the OBP and contribute to the growth, profitability, and sustainability of the company by: developing and executing its overall strategy, ensuring that the strategic and operational objectives are met, and reporting to the Chairperson of the Board and working closely with the Board.

Main responsibilities include:
  • Stakeholder relations: develop and manage partnerships and collaborations with the shareholder and all national and international stakeholders
  • Risk and compliance: develop and implement processes that enhance proper governance, effective risk management and continued compliance with regulatory policies, directives, and applicable legislation
  • Strategic leadership: provide strategic leadership in line with the Board approved strategy of the OBP
  • Financial and business development: develop, guide, and manage the implementation of systems that provide sound governance, financial management, accounting, procurement, internal controls in line with the PFMA, National Treasury Regulations and applicable statutory requirements
  • Intellectual property: introduce measures to ensure the institutionalisation of the identification and protection of the Intellectual Property of OBP
  • Employee relations and talent management: drive the transformation agenda of OBP through effective human resource utilisation, create and promote a high-performance culture, professionalism and integrity; and * Ethical Leadership: create and practice ethical leadership..
Minimum requirements:
  • BVMCh/BVSc/MBChB/BPharm Degree or PhD Degree in Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology, Biochemistry)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a relevant Degree in Business Leadership (NQF Level 9)
  • A minimum of 15 years working experience of which 5 – 10 years should be in the bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing industry in an executive position
  • Experience in working with Boards of Directors/ MANCO operating within a medium-to-large-sized organisation
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), National Treasury Regulations and applicable statutory and accompanying requirements for OBP.
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Suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications to Tiana Business Consulting Services. Please email your Covering Letter, CV, and Certified Copies of Qualifications to az.oc.gnitlusnocanait@OECPBO

Enquiries: (011) 431 1354 Closing date: 24 May 2024

Company Description

Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP) SOC Ltd is a state-owned company established by the Onderstepoort Biological Products Incorporation Act of 1999, and is responsible for the development, manufacturing, and distribution of animal vaccines and other biological products. OBP is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

Posted on 15 May 12:57, Closing date 24 May


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