Development Manager - Johannesburg, South Africa - The Recruitment Council

Thabo Mthembu

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Our client is on the hunt for an accomplished Development Manager to manage and prioritise IT Systems Development tasks through the effective deployment of resources and efficient workload allocation.

Lead a team of system developers to drive innovation and ensuring that Business IT Systems requirements are sufficiently developed and adhered to.


Application Software Roadmap:

Solutions Analysis:

  • Develop innovative solutions by integrating and analysing complex and diverse information sources.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Build and effectively maintain relationships with relevant business and IT representatives on an ongoing basis.
  • Identify and manage stakeholders up to management level, finding out their needs/issues/concerns and reacting to these by leading and coordinating the development of stakeholder engagement plans to support the communication of business information and decisions.

Leadership and Direction:

  • Communicate the actions needed to implement the function's strategy and business plan within the team; explain the relationship to the broader organisation's mission, vision and values; motivate people to commit to these and to doing extraordinary things to achieve local business goals.

Strategy Formation and Implementation:

  • Develop tactical plans for optimising resources and assets being managed within a significant area or department.

Performance Management:

  • Manage and report on the performance of a substantial, diverse team; set appropriate performance objectives for direct reports or project / account team members and hold them accountable for achieving these; take appropriate corrective action where necessary to ensure the achievement of team / personal objectives.

Data Collection and Analysis:

  • Conduct research using primary data sources and select information needed for the analysis of key themes and trends.

Insights and Reporting:

  • Contribute to the design and creation of reporting strategies and templates. Lead execution of complex reports, identifying and interpreting complex patterns and trends, and translating those insights into actionable recommendations.

Organisational Capability Building:

  • Evaluate the capabilities of staff within the department to identify gaps and prioritise development activities. Implement the organisation's formal development frameworks within the area of responsibility. Coach and mentor others to support the development of the organisation's talent pool.

Portfolio Management:

  • Plan and manage the delivery of projects within an area of professional expertise, using an appropriate project management methodology to give assurance that intended outcomes are achieved.

Application Software Development:

Personal Capability Building:

  • Develop own capabilities by participating in assessment and development planning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching; gain or maintain external professional accreditation where relevant to improve performance and fulfill personal potential. Maintain an indepth understanding of technology, external regulation, and industry best practices through ongoing education, attending conferences, and reading specialist media.

Operational Compliance:

  • Monitor and review performance and behaviors within area of responsibility to identify and resolve noncompliance with the organisation's policies and relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct.

Information Security:

  • Implement and provide input on the design of required security measures such as firewalls or message encryption, monitoring performance to notify security experts of any problems.

Behavioral Competencies:

Tech Savvy:

Action Oriented:

  • Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm. For example, creates a sense of urgency and confidence, and helps others see the benefit of taking initiative. Creates new challenges for others. Quickly seizes new, successful business opportunities.

Communicates Effectively:

  • Develops and delivers multimode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. For example, engages diverse groups by communicating in a way that matches each group's preferences. Listens carefully and probes beneath the surface to gain richer insight on others' views.

Manages Complexity:

  • Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. For example, offers penetrating questions to help others get to the heart of complex situations and find strong solutions. Uses a range of inputs to fully understand and solve problems.


  • Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. For example, enhances and improves collaboration among coworkers and with external partners. Solicits ideas from diverse colleagues, leaves space in conversation for them; gives credit well and generously.

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