Position title
Enterprise Development Manager

To ensure realization of the organisation’s strategic objective in promoting preferential procurement through SMME Business Training and mentoring of previously disadvantaged SMME’s

Minimum Requirements

• B Com degree in Supply Chain Management or equivalent
• 5 years professional working experience in a Managerial role
• Extensive experience in Entrepreneurship promotion, Enterprise Development, and SMME development field
• Knowledge of Project Management – the ability to facilitate multi-disciplinary projects at any given time
• Knowledge of the Preferential Procurement Framework Act (PPPFA)
• Knowledge of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act (BBBEA)
• Knowledge of National Treasury Procurement Prescribes
• Knowledge of Supply Chain Management: A Guide to Accounting Officers and Authorities
• Supply Chain Management Regulations, Practice Notes, Circulars, Frameworks
• Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 53 of 2003
• Proven ability to apply a business or commercial thought process in decision making, planning and implementations of projects
• The ability to foster, nurture and encourage growth between SMMEs and the organization ensuring mutually beneficial relations
• Understanding of SMME development
• Good networking skills

Strategic Management

• Provide a strategic, responsive, sound and enabling enterprise development systems, policies and administrative framework.
• Develop and implement appropriate Enterprise Development strategies, policies and procedures.
• Perform advisory and guidance role to the Chief Financial Officer on matters of enterprise development.
• Develop, manage, and maintain Enterprise Development programmes in line with client’s strategic objectives.
• Contribute substantively to the Finance Division’s strategic, and performance planning and reporting.

Enterprise Development Operational Processes




  • Contribute in the development process of the client’s policies, procedures and controls at various levels through input of enterprise development advice on relevant aspects referred.
  • Provide efficient support to executive management team by developing enterprise development strategy in line with client’s overall strategic goals and objectives
  • Identify untransformed procurement opportunities within the client for previously disadvantaged SMME’s.
  • Identify sub- contracting procurement opportunities within the client projects for previously disadvantaged SMME’s.
  • Assist client business units with the preparation of demand plans and the roles for previously disadvantaged SMME’s in their procurement requirements.
  • Promote Black owned EME and QSE’s through Preferential Procurement in line with PPPFA regulations.
  • Facilitate the creation of an enabling environment for SMMEs through policies, strategies and programmes that support enterprise and supplier development.
  • Facilitate enterprise and supplier development initiatives with private sector, governments and another department.
  • Studying various areas of assessing economic potential and opportunities for new business within the organisation.
  • Managing the development plans and supporting the small businesses whilst supporting the growth of their enterprises
  • Meet monthly with each business to assess progress towards objectives.
  • Monitor and improve the client’s BBBEE scorecard.


Financial Perspective:


  • Provide day-to-day advice to incubator EME and QSE’s on matters relating to the procurement opportunities within the organisation.
  • Review the procurement of goods to SMME’S s in terms of local content compliance.
  • Facilitate short payment cycles for previously disadvantaged SMME’s.
  • Report the enterprise development expenditure against the budget to EXCO’.
  • Submit the necessary financial reports as required by client’s policy and relevant legislative requirements.


Human Resource Perspective (People Management):


  • Meet monthly with client’s business units to assess progress on their demand plans and SMME’s development.
  • Execute prudent and proper human resource management within the business unit.
  • Champion the skills development and transfer within the business unit.
  • Implementation of the client’s performance management policy within the business unit.
  • Mentors and coaches’ staff within the business unit where required.
  • Compile and submit own Personal Development Plan.
  • Participates in relevant and application training courses, workshops etc as needed/directed.
  • Contribute to the knowledge exchange or sharing activities
  • Build up and co-ordinate a database of SMME’s with appropriate skills and expertise in various where goods and services are required.
  • Prepare and present training programmes to SMME are as and when required.


Stakeholder/Client Relations Perspective:


  • Identify appropriate outsourced training service providers and manage intervention and key outputs
  • Nurture and maintain strong relationships with various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Together with stakeholders, evaluate various initiatives, processes, systems, and vendors – and provide recommendations to SC Manager on desirability and feasibility.
  • Promptly shares and exchanges knowledge/information.
  • Project Management:
  • Manage and lead Enterprise Development performance indicators.
  • Research and develop proposal on various strategic initiatives.


Quality Assurance:


  • Design and implement a monitoring and evaluation dashboard reporting system.
  • Monitor evaluate and report on Enterprise Development performance indicators.
  • Implement and effective quality management system.


Key Personal Attributes and Required Skills:


  • Strong Leadership qualities
  • Communication (Verbal and Written)
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Innovative, Creative and Strategic Thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Teamwork
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Numerical Skill and Reasoning.
  • Business Acumen
  • Energy and Drive



R1 259 505,00 CTC per annum

Duration of employment
5-year fixed term contract
Research institute
Job Location

EE candidates preferred but all candidates are encouraged to apply


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