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Printing and Business Development Director || Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC)

  • Norton

Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC)

DUE: 30 NOV 2023

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Printing and Business Development Director serves as a Senior Management member of the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) team and oversees all printing production and business development requirements by ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget and to the highest standards. The position requires a technical person capable of managing the high-tech and modern printing technologies to meet demand of various security print products for Council specialized varied needs.

Council is looking for a detail – oriented and driven Executive to increase revenue by identifying profitable business opportunities and developing long term business growth strategies.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Planning, monitoring and performance management;
  • Manage a team of print production staff, providing guidance, support, and training as needed to ensure the administrative and print flow is achieved;
  • Develop and implement processes and procedures to streamline print production and reduce costs to achieve quality of production and dispatch of printed products;
  • Improve on safety and production volume through SHEQ systems;
  • Monitor industry trends and developments, keeping abreast of new technologies and techniques;
  • Review, approve and/recommend cost estimates for print projects, considering a variety of factors such as quantity, turnaround time, and shipping costs as well as keep accurate records of printing press jobs, including job numbers and invoices,
  • To achieve quality, timeliness and quantity in the production of examination and examination related materials
  • Identify and develop new business opportunities and build relationship with customers, suppliers, distributors, partners, and vendors;
  • Researching emerging trends and recommending new Council offerings to satisfy customer’s needs as well as provide advice on product development and distribution and promotion strategies.
  • Produce monthly, quarterly and annual reports for senior management and Council Board Committees;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Degree in Production Engineering/ Manufacturing in the Printing industry or relevant industry
  • A Business Development qualification is a must.
  • A relevant Master’s Degree is an added advantage
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • 10 years experience in the Printing, Packaging and finishing industry.
  • 10 years experience in a managerial
  • Proven Business development, sales or marketing experience.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Ability to plan and direct the efficient and cost effective operation of the Council printing Business Unit;
  • Valid driver’s license is required

TO APPLY

Interested and qualified persons should submit single PDF file comprising application, curriculum vitae, educational and professional qualifications. The CVs should have contact telephone numbers and names of at least three (3) referees. Applications should be submitted through the following email: recruitment@zimsec.co.zw
All applications should be received not later than 30 November 2023.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Director.
Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC)
Head Office Examination Centre

Upper East Road, Mount Pleasant
P.O. BOX CY1464, Causeway
Harare

NB. ZIMSEC recruitment policy does not require any prospective job seekers to make payment to the Council or any of its employees as a way of securing employment.

ZIMSEC is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnical backgrounds, including persons with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Norton