NWDC Job Vacancies 2022 – SMME (Enterprise Development) Manager

Website North West Development Corporation

The North West Development Corporation (SOC) Ltd was established to plan, finance, coordinate, promote and carry out the economic development of the North West Province and its people in the fields of industry, commerce, finance, mining, tourism enterprise-related activities, and other business resulting in wealth and job creation.

It is NWDC’s intention to promote equity (race, gender, and disability) through the filling of these posts for candidates whose promotion/appointment will promote representativity in line with the numeric targets as contained in our Employment Equity Plan.

Salary: R631 794 P/A 
Location: Mogwase 

Job Requirements

To be considered the applicant must meet the following minimum requirements: 

Matric and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics/Finance /Business Management or equivalent
• A relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Senior SMME Officer and/or supervisory level
• Knowledgeable in terms of the Public Finance and Management Act (PFMA), Treasury Regulations and guideline knowledge, and other SCM specific legislation
• Knowledgeable in terms of SCM Regulations, practice notes, circulars, and policy frameworks
• Good stakeholder relations, negotiation, and communication skills
• Ability to provide impartial SCM advice (orally and in writing) to senior management on highly technical matters
• A high sense of professionalism and ethics
• Good supervisory, leadership, and management skills
• Planning & evaluation skills
• Governance skills
• Communication skills
• Proficient in the full MS Office suite
• Must have a valid driver’s license

Key Responsibilities

The applicant will be reporting to the General Manager: Zone Operations and the key performance areas among other are: 

Provide strategic, responsive, sound, and enabling enterprise development systems, policies, and administrative framework aligned to BSEZ strategic objectives
• Perform an advisory and guidance role to the Executive on matters of enterprise development
• Develop, manage, and maintain enterprise development programmes in line with strategic objectives
• Contribute to the development process of the policies, procedures, and controls at various levels through the input of enterprise development advice on relevant aspects referred to in consultation with stakeholders
• Highlight possible untransformed procurement opportunities within the company for previously disadvantaged SMMEs
• Identify sub-contracting procurement opportunities within the company for previously disadvantaged SMMEs
• Assist BSEZ’s business units with the preparation of demand plans and with the roles for previously disadvantaged SMMEs in procurement requirements
• Develop an entrepreneurial approach to identify new market/business opportunities, ensuring that these are explored and evaluated in a manner that promotes innovative and radical solutions that are beneficial to BSEZs strategic focus
• Keep the executive fully informed of all significant operational, financial, and other matters relevant to the BSEZ, including legal, regulatory, and governmental policy developments related to enterprise development
• Build up and co-ordinate a database of SMMEs with appropriate skills and expertise in various sectors where goods and services are required
• Prepare and present training programmes to SMMEs as and when required
• Identify outsourced training service providers and manage intervention and key outputs
• Evaluate various initiatives, processes, systems, and vendors – and provide recommendations to SC Manager on desirability and feasibility in consultation with stakeholders
• Engage stakeholders in overall strategy formulation to ensure alignment and guard against potential conflicts of interest
• Review the procurement of goods from SMMEs in terms of local compliance
• Establish effective control and coordination mechanisms for all operations and activities, and take reasonable steps to ensure their integrity.
• Ensure that all operations and activities of the BSEZ are conducted in accordance with the PFMA, relevant regulations, the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, sound business practices, and other policies and practices approved by the Board

Note: All successful candidates will be required to sign a Performance Agreement Contract. 

It is NWDC’s intention to promote equity (race, gender, and disability) through the filling of these posts for candidates whose promotion/appointment will promote representativity in line with the numeric targets as contained in our Employment Equity Plan. 

Interested candidates are requested to forward a cover letter, detailed CV, and relevant certified academic qualifications (Not older than 6 months) to recruitment@nwdc.co.za
No hand deliveries will be accepted.


Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for. 

A separate application is required for each position. 

HR-related enquiries may be directed to Mmathapelo Tamako mmathapelot@nwdc.co.za
 Post-related enquiries may be directed to kabelom@nwdc.co.za and/or 0732431772. 

The onus lies with the applicant to ensure that all foreign qualifications are verified by SAQA. 

Closing date: 11 November 2022. 

No late applications will be considered. 

Communication will be reserved for shortlisted candidates only. If you do not hear from us three months after the closing date please consider your application as unsuccessful. 

NB: NWDC reserves the right not to appoint.

Non-Executive Directors: Mr. KK Konopi (Chairperson), Ms. M Sentle, Mr ME Mojaki, Ms. SM Maleka, Ms. T Malaka, Ms. N Phadu-More, Ms. MJ Msiza, Dr. S Nokaneng, Mr. SW Ncongolo Executive Directors: Mr. Tshepo Phetla (Chief Executive Officer) Mr Kudakwashe Mpofu (Acting Chief Financial Officer) Company Secretary: Mr. K Mafokwane HEAD OFFICE: Po Box 3011, Mmabatho, 2735, North West Province, Republic of South Africa Telephone: (018) 381-3663 Website: www.nwdc.co.za

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@nwdc.co.za