1+ months

Transformation Manager

Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001


The Transformation Manager for South Africa is a high impact position. The incumbent is responsible for all implementation and compliance to all legislative policy relating to BBBEE and advocacy of strategy and execution for Abbott’s business within the country as well as managing key stakeholders for Abbott Laboratories’ business. The Transformation Manager must facilitate all government requirements and regulations impacting Abbott Laboratories and maintain strong communications across all aspects of the company


Primary Objective of Position:

•Business Affairs and Policy Country responsibility:
oForward looking opportunity and risk assessment of the business in relation to all legislative framework current and proposed.
oBusiness Affairs strategic plan and implementation of all divisional operational activities related to government effects on policies to achieve desired outcomes.
oAnticipate and predict changes in the external legislative, regulatory, policy, and political environments in South Africa in the short, mid and long term
oIdentify company opportunity and risk in the government legislative, regulatory, policy, and political realms in SA.
oAnalyze the potential impacts of government action, both offensively and defensively, to the business (operational and strategic)
oRecommend company positioning, priorities, internal and external strategy, and tactics to the Business Leaders
oExecute company strategy and influence the legislation, regulation, and  policy in support of the company
oRepresent Abbott Laboratories with external stakeholders, including senior government officials of SA.

oServe as primary liaison to all relevant trade associations in SA, ensuring coordination alignment on policy and advocacy matters. 

0Ensure that the company is compliant with all local laws associated with interactions with government officials


oInterpret and comply to BBBEE related legislation – relating to BBBEE commitments ·
oDevelop an implementation plan and associated policy /procedure for all BBBEE monitoring
oLiaise with the relevant stakeholders to address compliance indicators:
vBBEE suppliers.
vAuditing /Monitoring of all BBBEE projects
vProvide BBBEE status of all projects on a monthly basis (tracking progress and actions to address gaps)
vProvide quality feedback and monthly reports to the local and Regional BAC
vFacilitate and deliver BBBEE presentations and workshops to Management /External stakeholders
vCoordinate and develop viable strategic BBBEE solutions and related activities including NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL PARTICATION PROGRAMME for all pillars -  Ownership ,  Preferential procurement, Employment Equity, Skills Development ,Social Economic Development   and Enterprise Development
vEnsure achievement of the agreed BEE targets (Project specific targets)..
vIdentify what projects qualify under Codes of Good Practice and Interpretative Guide which will allow improvement to the Empowerment Scorecard.
vDeveloping effective internal and external stakeholder communication processes that specify the current and expected status of the organizations BBBEE strategy.



A business Degree is required. Advanced degree/Masters level education is highly desirable

Local language and English are required; additional other languages are a plus


5 to 7 years’ experience of working on legislative and regulatory processes, a proven track record of successful advocacy on BBBEE.

Full understanding of the BBBEE and related Acts as well as government strategies

Significant business and stakeholder relationship experience

Experience working in a large, global corporation with a matrix organization

Preference given to individuals with current, established relationships with government officials, agency heads and policymakers in Country

Clear reputation for ethical conduct

Strong business and financial skills plus

Ability to plan, priorities, mobilize and schedule resources

Team-player and change agent with management and negotiation skills

Project and Program Management: Implementation, monitoring and evaluation

A change agent with emotional maturity, diversity sensitivity and an ‘outward’ attitude engaging stakeholders on organizations vision and strategy

Superior negotiating skills

Excellent written and oral communications. Strong interpersonal skills

Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry business

Written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to make complex concepts conversational

Engage in focused dialogue, and demonstrate good listening skills

Ability to present to small and large groups and deal with unexpected questions and challenges while presenting;

Analytical skills:  Ability to consider and analyze a broad range of factors such as policies, practices and trends to make decisions, design plans, develop tactics negotiating skills;","industry":"Healthcare","title":"Transformation ManagerDivision: FIN Corporate Finance
Travel: No
Medical Surveillance: No
Significant Work Activities: Not Applicable


Posted: 2020-10-21 Expires: 2021-02-19

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