District: Senior Manager

Wesgro is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Wesgro, Cape Town and the Western Cape’s Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency is looking for a dynamic, energetic, forward thinking thought leader who is passionate about promoting Cape Town and the Western Cape globally and building a employed creation Western Cape economy

All-inclusive remuneration package: Market Related. This is a 1-year contractual position (with the option to renew) subject to the successful candidate signing a performance agreement. A three-month probation period applies

Reference Number: CBO/ SDM


Purpose of the position: 

Formulate, execute and manage a strategy for optimal engagement with the Districts to ensure a stronger focus on regional development and to create a positive and enabling relationship to promote trade, investment, film and or tourism. This includes delivering on designated areas of responsibility as stipulated in the Wesgro Strategic and Annual Performance plan. 


Requirements: 

An appropriate tertiary qualification and or relevant Business Science qualification• A post graduate qualification will be advantageous as well as Project or Corporate Finance experience • At least three years’ experience at a senior management level is essential • A minimum of six year’s work experience in trade and investment, film and or tourism activities • Knowledge of the Districts is essential • Knowledge of the policy environment particularly the economic policy, industry structure and dynamics • Knowledge on international economy and business in the Western Cape • Knowledge of trade, investment, film and/or tourism promotion services, issues and related policies/incentives are advantageous • understanding of investment trends, marketing and communication principles, strategies and techniques • Valid code 8 drivers licence.


Key Competencies: 

Excellent oral, written communication and Presentation skills • Sound project management and be willing to travel • Problem solving and research skills • Negotiation skills and financial management in the context of the PFMA • Management and Leadership (time, resources, programming, project and operations management) • Excellent public and social relations, especially with high status/net-worth individuals (politicians, ministers, councillors, CEO’s, MDs, etc) • Proven ability to work independently & be self-motivated • Afrikaans will be advantageous • Computer literacy • Willing to work long and flexible hours when necessary • Extremely honest and accountable • Valid Code B driver’s license


Duties: 

 Provide effective leadership to the Districts on matters relating to trade, investment, film and or tourism activities;

 Develop, promote and assist with the facilitation of trade, investment, film and or tourism in collaboration with the units;

 Channel Information from the districts efficiently to the relevant units to be incorporated into the Agency’s strategic objectives when meeting with clients, planning missions, developing research material, planning marketing and communication strategies etc.;

 Assist district municipalities in establishing relationships with the private sector;

 Assist the Districts to develop quality trade, investment, film and or tourism pipelines;

 Effective strategic and operational management of the Unit


The incumbent will report to the Chief Business Officer. Should you comply with all the aforementioned and in possession of a valid Code B driver’s license, then you should not hesitate to apply. Forward your application accompanied by a cover letter and detailed CV to: The Human Resource Department to vacancies@wesgro.co.za

CLOSING DATE: 12 April 2019

 Direct all enquiries to Jaqueline Harry: Manager Human Resources, on 021 487 8600

Should you not have received any response from us within 14 days after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.