POSITION: Managing Director, South Africa


NATURE OF BUSINESS: Multinational Health and Care Company


JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg




  • Responsible for the overall leadership and management of the main board JSE-listed Company, incorporating its numerous diverse subsidiaries and divisions

  • Drive and maximise return on investments for Shareholders

  • Develop a clear coherent business strategy to ensure the sustainability and growth of the Company’s business in line with the expectations of the board and the shareholders

  • Identify stakeholders and market opportunities locally, nationally and internationally

  • Identify new business opportunities for expansion and develop plans and strategies to exploit these opportunities

  • Reports to: Group Chief Executive Officer

  • Total staff responsibility: 1 500 employees

  • Financial responsibility: R3 billion turnover




  • Essential to hold a relevant degree from a recognised university

  • Additional post graduate qualifications would be desirable

  • Should have managed a minimum staff complement of 800 people and have responsibility for an annual turnover of at least R1 billion

  • Proven experience as a Managing Director in an organisation with strong consumer brands within the FMCG/Healthcare and Pharmaceutical sectors

  • Experience in public listed companies would be advantageous

  • Experience in expanding businesses organically or through acquisitions

  • Experience in building relationships, networking and influencing key internal and external stakeholders

  • In-depth knowledge of corporate governance and general management best practices

  • An entrepreneurial mind-set with outstanding organisational and inspirational leadership skills


This process will take into account the Company’s transformation principles.


Note: 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.