Business Unit Manager - Consult

Company Ovations Technologies
Reference # CON006/19
Published 18/06/2019
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Fourways, Gauteng, South Africa
Using the right combination of people, process and technology remains the Ovations approach to the fast changing information technology and business landscape. We have helped many of South Africa’s largest organisations to achieve sustainable business improvement through this unique approach. Our model is based on building long term relationships with our clients, as well as with partners who are not just along for the ride, but shape the journey using technologies that create real experiences. Ovations consultants are capable of working both in advisory and execution roles, from strategy through to delivery as well as supporting these solutions post implementation.

Ovations provides comprehensive business improvement solutions to customers, ranging from consulting offerings in the areas of Business Process Management, Enterprise Content Management, Case Management, Architecture and System Integration. The company prides itself on its ability to build and configure innovative and custom-developed IT solutions, as well as work with packaged products. Through its know-how on how to run and support these environments, apply proven methodologies, strong project and change management principles as well as training, Ovations ensures increased business adoption and project success for its clients.
Job Functions Information Technology
Industries Banking / Finance & Investment,Financial Services
To manage resources, financial aspects and all requirements relating to the Area in support of the Ovations offerings and in executing on the company strategy.
Experience in IT Consulting
10 years - Project Management / Change / Architecture background
Offering Support
•Understanding the various Ovations offerings and ensuring knowledge of these is shared within the Area.
•Working with Offering Leads to maintain partnerships by driving resource recruitment and certifications.
•Working with Offering Leads to develop realistic marketing and sales strategies and plan for adequate resourcing for delivering on offerings.
•Providing input into proposals and reviewing thereof as required.
•Ensuring proposals are of a high quality to assist with a healthy pipeline.

Financial management
•Ensuring timeous submission/approval of area timesheets.
•Ensuring accurate information is submitted including variance analysis between actual and targets.
•Providing input into company dynamic business forecast (DBF).
•Tracking actual revenue against DBF.
•Managing expenses for the area.
•Monitoring profitability of resource utilisation.
•Providing input into company rate card.

•Initiating recruitment process and appointing or contracting resources with the right skills to be available to deliver on the accepted opportunities.
•Working with the People team to build a candidate database of skills to support the sales pipeline.
•Complying with company Employment Equity targets.
•Resource selection – assigning the right employees or contractors to projects.
•Where possible ensure the rotation of employees at appropriate intervals.
•Ensuring Role profiles for the area are relevant and updated.
•Onboarding of new resources into the area after the Ovations company Orientation.

Employee administration
•Timeously approve leave, timesheets and claims and ensure accuracy of information.
•Liaising with all Project Leads / Engagement Leads regularly regarding resource performance and any related project issues.
•Ensuring new resources are welcomed and on boarded onto projects.
•Facilitating the exit and handover process for resources leaving the area.
•Ensuring CV’s for resources in the Area are current after each project engagement and updated for sales opportunity.
•Ensuring resources comply with and adhere to company policies, procedures and processes.

Team Wellness
•Encouraging team work and collaboration.
•Promoting the Ovations eWay values.
•Motivating and supporting all resources.
•Timeous communication of relevant information to resources.
•Addressing conflict and disciplinary issues timeously.
•Clearly communicating of structures and role expectations to resources.

Performance Management
•Clearly communicating expectations where applicable to resources.
•Ensuring formal performance and expectation feedback according to requirements.
•Ensuring that non-performance issues are addressed directly and timeously with the individuals concerned.
•Monitoring of resources’ productivity and timeously addressing any issues.

Manage training
•Discussing individual training and development needs and contracted in the form of an individual development plan.
•Identifying overall training needs through appropriate assessments and working in collaboration with the People team to source development solutions.
•Identifying Area specific training/certification and managing employees in attaining the above.
•Responding to Vendor training requests; providing candidates earmarked for certification and managing attainment thereof.
•Ensuring every employee signed the required continuation of service agreements where applicable.

Talent Management
•Identifying of key individuals to retain and ensure succession planning in place as required.
•Recommending the appointment / promotion of employee with the appropriate knowledge, skills, competencies and organisational fit.
•Defining the Area organisational structure in support of company and offering strategies.
•Making time available to coach employees.
•Creating a climate that will foster learning and growth.

Remuneration Management
•Providing input into remuneration decisions.
•Communicating the basis of remuneration and bonuses decisions clearly to employees.
•Continuously reviewing each employee against salary bands and market demands to ensure all employees received market related salaries.
Job Closing Date 18/07/2019
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