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BBBEE Officer

Location: Johannesburg South Africa
Job ID: 1007271HV
Date Posted: Jul 23, 2020
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Job Type (Experience Level): New Graduate
Job Schedule: Full-time

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Hitachi Vantara, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., guides our customers from what's now to what's next by solving their digital challenges. Working alongside each customer, we apply our unmatched industrial and digital capabilities to their data and applications to benefit both business and society. More than 80% of the Fortune 100 trust Hitachi Vantara to help them develop new revenue streams, unlock competitive advantages, lower costs, enhance customer experiences, and deliver social and environmental value.

TRANSFORMATION OFFICER
As a strategic partner, the Transformation Officer leads the BBB-EE transformation agenda, manages transformation initiatives, drives awareness, educates and manages the overall BBB-EE strategy of the organization. The Transformation Officer serves as a specialist consultant to the business, who together with the functional leaders, creates a transformation strategy to not only comply but to also employ BBB-EE initiatives as a strategic business advantage.

Job Functions:
• Preparation and facilitation of annual BBB-EE audit process.
• Lead overall Transformation strategy formulation with input from the business including functional leaders (HR, Finance, Legal).
• Keeping abreast of BBBEE legislation and providing guidance, expertise and direction with alignment to business strategy.
• Lead initiatives aimed at maximizing the BBB-EE scorecard points, with particular focus on Enterprise and Supplier Development and Socio Economic Development.
• Work closely with Finance and Procurement teams in identifying improvement opportunities for the company's' preferential procurement policy.
• Work closely with HR in identifying improvement opportunities for the HR programs such as recruitment policy, EE profile etc.
• Develop an annual Socio Economic Development program in line with corporate guidelines and policies.
• Forecast, track and monitor the company's BBB-EE scorecard.
• Compiling transformation progress reports.
• Manage a central training repository.
• Conducting awareness, education and sensitisation sessions on BBB-EE initiatives.
• Creating and maintaining a preferential procurement database for approved black owned suppliers.
• Collecting and maintaining BBB-EE certificates of all suppliers.
• Tracking Supplier Development commitments as part of tender agreements.
• Submission of Transformation related documents as part of tender processes.

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE - SKILLS - CHARACTERISTICS:
• 5 years corporate working experience.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
• Organised and professional.
• Computer literate (MS Office) with intermediate knowledge of Excel and Powerpoint.
• Strong administrative abilities.
• Strong analytical ability; comfortable with metrics and able to drive others towards data driven decisions.
• Excellent consulting skills.
• Excellent client management and business literacy skills.
• Strong conflict management skills.
• Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
• Develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results.
• Be collaborative, diplomatic, assertive
• Proactive and innovative thinker.
• Results-oriented.
• Project or program management experience.
• Embraces challenges ; balances risk; change agent.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
• Expert knowledge and application of the BBB-EE Act, BBB-EE Codes of Good Practice and related legislation.
• Relevant bachelor's degree.
• Minimum 4 years of related experience .
• Experience with the ICT sector codes will be advantageous.
• Work experience as a verification auditor will be advantageous.

Please note that appointments will be made in line with the company's Employment Equity strategy.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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