Johannesburg, South Africa

Woodburn Mann Executive Search and Leadership Assessment Consultancy has been in operation in Johannesburg, South Africa, since 1982 and is a leading research based Headhunter firm based in the central business district of Sandton,South Africa. Woodburn Mann is a dominant player in the executive search, placement and talent recruitment industry throughout South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

Woodburn Mann (Pty) Limited and Woodburn Mann Equity Partners (Pty) Limited, trading as Woodburn Mann, are among the leading Executive Search and Leadership Consultancies in southern Africa. Woodburn Mann Equity Partners (Pty) Limited, a Black Economic Empowerment Company, was established in 2003.

In South Africa; Ghana; Kenya; Tanzania; and Nigeria Woodburn Mann offers consulting services that address the key leadership needs of major organisations; the appointment, evaluation and development of world class, globally competitive executive talent. The business has formed a number of local and international strategic alliances which add considerable value to the company’s service offerings. The suite of consulting services includes:

Top Level Appointments

  • Identification of key decision-makers through discreet research
    • Main Board Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director Search
    • Executive Search for remuneration levels above     R1 000 000 / US$100 000 per annum
    • Interim Executive Search: Short-term contract executives
  • Identification of senior managers through electronic and print media advertising
    • Management Selection: for remuneration levels between R750 000 and R1 000 000 per annum

Evaluation Consultancy

  • Board of Directors: Composition, profiling and appraisal in terms of King III recommendations
  • Top Executive Succession Planning
  • Holistic Audits: Assessment of strategy, structure and management capability
  • Subjective Individual Assessment: Identification of potential for promotion or development
  • Psychometric Assessment: Appropriate level occupationally oriented assessment batteries conducted by Industrial Psychologists
  • Executive Remuneration: Comparative market related pay, benefits and incentives through an association with one of the largest remuneration consultancies in Africa
  • Performance Management: a Web-based system
  • Contract Research: Sophisticated niche market research for business planning

Executive Development

  • Coaching: Developing leadership skills, individual coaching, team coaching and coaching development within organizations.
  • Counselling: Retrenchment, attitudinal, mid-life/career, stress, retirement

A hallmark of Woodburn Mann is that it is able to view an organisation from a holistic point of view, using a well-qualified multi-disciplinary team approach. Strategic alliances with organisations that provide specialist synergistic services, augment those provided from Woodburn Mann’s internal resources.

Contact details

Join the Woodburn Mann Team -



POSITION Director of Information Technology


NATURE OF BUSINESS: A global online services provider in higher education


JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg


REPORTS TO: Chief Operations Officer (COO) with dotted line to VP, International Technology


SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY: to provide technology leadership in the development and implementation of the organisation-wide information technology (IT) programmes with particular emphasis on leading the organisation in planning and implementing technologies to support business operations and achieve more effective and cost beneficial organisation-wide IT operations; assisting partner universities across South Africa with the design and implementation of technology for rapid online enrolment growth; establishing, maintaining and growing relationships with various levels of university’s technology leaders and ensuring the transfer of best practices and systems integration.



  • Minimum of 10 years progressive IT leadership experience
  • Experience creating and executing on strategic IT project plans and budgets
  • Experience effectively communicating IT strategy with internal and external parties
  • Experience with Microsoft technologies (Dynamics, SQL, etc.)
  • Experience building systems from the ground up or making major changes to existing systems
  • Demonstrated ability to use integrated and conceptual thinking to solve problems.
  • Significant expertise establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with all levels of associates and external parties
  • IT Bachelor’s degree required. MBA or other advanced degree preferred
  • Travel is required




The successful candidate will be responsible for:


  • New Partner Onboarding
  • Existing Partner Support – working with partner universities on confirming consistent data flow, assist in adding new programs
  • Work closely with all technology vendors providing support
  • Work closely with the VP of International Technology to share best practices, resolve partner challenges
  • Provide IT Support and services for the company


Send your details in confidence to: thando.skosana@amropwoodburnmann.co.za


Note: Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to client interview. Should you be interviewed by Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.

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