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Employer - Datafin IT Recruitment
Job Description

PermanentWe are looking for an experienced CEO to drive and control all strategic and business aspects of this digital financial company – with a particular focus on sales and product development. The CEO will be responsible for giving proper strategic direction as well as creating a vision for success supported and guided by the board and shareholders. To thrive as the CEO, we are looking for both a prudent manager and an inspiring leader. The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial business mindset and will be able to see the “big picture” in a variety of settings. The candidate must be able to enhance the company’s profitability while keeping the human factor in perspective. The goal is to drive the company’s development and guide it towards long-term success. DUTIES: Drive the business from a Sales perspective to meet the financial expectations Manage all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall business strategy, mission and values – in a high-volume performance driven environment Develop high quality business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives Lead and motivate management, increase staff engagement and develop a high-performance culture and management team Enforce adherence to legal and regulatory standards and business policies (a strong understanding of the NCA, related regulations and compliance therewith is a distinct advantage) Build relationships of trust with key partners and stakeholders and act as a point of contact for shareholders Solution driven to ensure that business obstacles are overcome in smart and creative ways Build and maintain a deep knowledge of the markets and financial services industry Responsible for capital raising to grow the business Understating of corporate governance, the relevant legal requirements and the regulatory landscape – and implementation of appropriate structures, processes and requirements in this regard REQUIREMENTS: As an online fintech business, a strong knowledge, competence and track record in online marketing and selling is required Important Requirements Proven experience as a CEO or in a senior general management position Proven experience in sales and marketing, particularly in the online digital environment An entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding organisational and leadership skills In-depth knowledge of the financial services industry, with a good understanding of credit risk Other Requirements Experience in developing profitable strategies and implementing vision Strong understanding of performance management principles Familiarity with diverse business functions such as HR, PR, finance, risk etc. In-depth knowledge of corporate governance and general management best practices Analytical abilities and problem-solving skills Excellent communication skills Ability to develop and implement new types of highly innovative products
While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful. COMMENTS: When applying for jobs, ensure that you have the minimum job requirements. Only SA Citizens will be considered for this role. If you are not in the mentioned location of any of the jobs, please note your relocation plans in all applications for jobs and correspondence. Please e-mail a word copy of your CV to

Location - Cape Town, Western Cape
Date Posted - 23 Apr 2019
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