Global Head of Transformation - Thorntree Group (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

  • South Africa
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Posted by Thorntree Group (Pty) Ltd on Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Reference: 852162103
  • Apply before Friday, January 18, 2019 - 34 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Thorntree Group (Pty) Ltd

Brief Description:

Global Advisory based in Cape Town is seeking a Global Head of Transformation.


My client has undertaken a programme (Project Lynx) of organisational and operational transformation to drive greater and more sustainable profitability, and operating efficiency, aligned to its stated strategic objectives. A number of specific opportunities, each owned by specific members of the ExCo, have been identified and quantified within a high-level roadmap.

The role of Head of Transformation will provide strategic and execution support, through the develop of tools and methodologies, to drive delivery through each work stream, and ultimately realisation of the anticipated benefits to the Company.


The role will govern not only the implementation of initiatives under Project Lynx, but bring other existing initiatives aimed at EBITDA optimisation under a centrally managed programme framework.


The Head of Transformation will report to the CEO and be a member of the ExCo.


Job Description:

The Head of Transformation will be expected to:

  • Develop the central project planning tools and templates to ensure consistency in planning and delivery across the multiple work streams, leveraging the capability of the Programme Management Office in so doing

  • Support ExCo sponsors and dedicated persons in planning, scoping deliverables, resource allocation and cost analysis

  • Track overall programme delivery against agreed milestones as set by CEO and the Board, escalating where necessary risks or concerns arising around such delivery

  • Track benefits realisation in close partnership with Finance to translate these into EBITDA, highlighting any obstacles or risks as they arise

  • Actively manage competing priorities and conflicting agenda, whilst mitigating risks to maintain consistency of focus across teams

  • Periodically present findings and status reports to the Board


If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

For more information please call 021 557 4952 or email

Candidate Requirements


Relevant degree.

Skills & Experience:

  • Proven project management capability, most notably in Six Sigma and Lean Management methodologies
  • Significant skill in persuading, influencing and resolving conflict at senior levels
  • Demonstrable experience and comfort engaging at Senior Executive and Board levels
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strictly South African citizens only!
This position reports to: Chief Executive Officer Apply before Friday, January 18, 2019 - 34 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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ThornTree is one of sub-Saharan Africa’s leading placement firms with operations in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and a global network comprising 34 countries.

Servicing six key areas of specialisation – Accounting and Finance, Banking and Financial Services, Engineering, ICT, Sales and Marketing, and Africa Markets – the company has established a track record for sourcing candidates that deliver across a broad range of disciplines.

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Our executive recruiters combine their recruitment knowledge, search skills, proven headhunting & selection methodologies with knowledge & experience of the industry and then connect the best talent with the best position for them. 

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