EHOD: Strategy at Vodacom


At Vodacom, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it’s our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference. 

What you’ll do

Role Purpose 
Working to accelerate our ambitious growth plans as EHOD Strategy, the incumbent will work with the CEO and EXCO to develop, communicate and implement the long-term strategy for the Operating Country, in line with the Vodacom Group strategy. The EHOD will work closely with the Group Strategy team to ensure consistency and alignment to the Group strategic direction. The Incumbent will also act as liaison between the Chief Executive Officer and other stakeholders (both internal and external), as well as lead and direct projects of the CEO’s office.

Key Accountabilities
Lead delivery of special strategic projects for the OPCO, ensuring alignment and focus across the business. The executive will be responsible for execution monitoring to ensure that the priority strategic initiatives are successfully delivered.
Drive the thought leadership agenda for Vodacom, with strong understanding of global technology and telco trends.
Develop a strong understanding of the global strategic priorities from Vodacom Group and Vodafone, translate them into local imperatives and communicate the implications for the OPCO.
Lead strategic projects within Vodacom Group
Manage suppliers effectively to deliver results (including advisors/consultants, lawyers and financial institutions)
Execute and drive projects towards clear conclusion, results and recommendations
Identify and develop the supporting business case underpinning strategic opportunities
Provide information and analysis to support key strategic decisions and long term planning implementation

Strong analytical skills
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills (presentations, report writing, etc.)
Research ability (‘curious & questioning mind’)
Strong project management
Effective teamwork
Excellent influencing & negotiation skills

Qualifications and Experience
Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience 
Understanding of Strategy process and best practice
Managing functional responsibilities at a senior manager level within a Corporate environment
Telecommunications Project management
Managing / building relationships at Executive level
Providing financial analysis at Executive Management level
Minimum of 2yrs Leadership/Management experience (essential)

Commitment from Vodacom

Vodacom is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognized, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences – we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodacom you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.

Apply here!