Follow the rainbow to pots of gold… City Press

Gauteng is the economic powerhouse of Africa and is home to people with bags of dreams and ambitions who are hoping to make it big.

The province contributes 33% to the ­national economy and its major industries ­include services, mining and manufacturing.

Johannesburg-based managing director ­Zinhle Matentji of SearchSpecifics TRANSEARCH Africa TRANSEARCH Africa and ­recruitment firm Strategic Consulting gives us an overview of high-flying jobs in ­demand.

Below are the top 10 jobs:

Chief executive

Qualifications and job description
Having the following three qualifications will put you ahead of the pack: a bachelors ­degree, a postgraduate qualification, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and ­technical and operational executive courses.
An ability to communicate a vision and hire good people to support this vision is crucial.
Salary range
About R4 million a year

General manager or head of division

Qualifications and job description
A bachelor’s degree, postgraduate ­qualification and MBA are beneficial.
An understanding of products, ­operations, ­finance, marketing, ­communications and sales adds to the appeal. Must be a corporate ­animal who thinks and operates like an ­entrepreneur.
Salary range
From R2.5 million a year

Director or head of human resources

Qualifications and job description
A human resources-related bachelors degree plus executive courses will suffice.
Must be able to align the ­objectives of a business and translate it to people.
Salary range
From R1.7 million a year

Chief financial officer

Qualifications and job description
Must be a qualified chartered accountant and have experience in structuring complex ­financial transactions, managing a finance team, supervising control systems and ­monitoring risk and compliance.
Salary range
From R1.8 million a year

Remunerations executive

Qualifications and job description
A BCom honours or related degree is ­preferable.
Must have expansive compensation and ­benefits experience with in-depth experience in various job-grading, salary surveys and ­benchmarking instruments.
Salary range
From R1.1 million a year

Marketing manager or director

Qualifications and job description
Candidates must have at least a BCom ­honours degree in marketing.
The ability to define and implement ­competitive marketing strategies to achieve overall business policy is also a must. Good ­financial acumen and a keen business sense are imperative.
Salary range
From R1.3 million a year

Head of public relations/communications

Qualifications and job description
A communications-related postgraduate qualification is essential.
Candidates must have extensive experience in developing and implementing fully ­integrated corporate communications strategies to derive maximum value and positive ­corporate positioning.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills are a must.
Salary range
From R1.2 million a year

Chief operating officer

Qualifications and job description
Candidates must have a postgraduate ­qualification such as an MBA and experience in chartered ­accountancy or the ­equivalent.
The ability to oversee revenue and sales growth, expenses, cost and margin control is imperative and so is managing monthly, ­quarterly and yearly financial goals.
Candidates must also have a strong business understanding and solid working knowledge of budgeting, sales, business ­development and strategic planning.
Salary range
From R1.5 million a year

Organisational development manager

Qualifications and job description
A BA degree coupled with a postgraduate qualification in a related field is beneficial.
Candidates must be able to implement change and diversity management ­interventions.
Salary range
From R920 000 a year

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