Transnet Freight Rail recruitment

Transnet Freight Rail Head: Corporate Affairs & Stakeholder

Transnet Freight Rail Head: Corporate Affairs & Stakeholder

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Operating Division : Transnet Freight Rail
Position Title : Head: Corporate Affairs & Stakeholder
Employee Group : Permanent
Department : Comm & Media
Location : Durban
Reporting To : General Manager: Corp Affairs & Stakehol
Grade Level : D
Reference Number : 50018132
Position Purpose:
•Provides strategic direction, guidance and to oversee the implementation of Transnet Freight Rail’s Stakeholder
engagement and Community engagement strategy.
•Leads and manages stakeholder management, hospitality, social or community investment and sponsorship of TFR to
community that we engaged with.
•The position will also focus on leading/guiding and taking accountability in terms of positioning TFR on external or
international railways and stakeholders.
•Relationship management while providing leadership to the Corridors on Corporate Affairs matters.
Position outputs:
1.Accountable for the execution of the TFR / Corridor strategy on Stakeholder Management & Corporate affairs to ensure
that the Corridor is represented in key stakeholder forums and decision making processes.
2.Identification of stakeholders, mapping a plan and building and sustaining relationships.
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3.Monitor and coordinates the mapping, ranking and prioritisation of all Corridor stakeholders and ensure alignment with
company objectives and business priorities and social responsibilities.
4.Develop, co-ordinate, support and monitor the implementation of a structured programme of interaction between
Communications and Media and stakeholders.
5.Regular monitoring and evaluating of community and engagement stakeholder communications activities to assist the
organisation to be more responsive in dealing with stakeholder issues that affect the TFR / Corridor’s operations.
6.Design, develop and conduct stakeholder surveys to determine stakeholder satisfaction with regard to the service provided
and if their expectations are met.
7.Build and maintain strong relationships with all critical stakeholders internally & externally at all levels including Public &
Private sectors.
8.Be a face of TFR in the Corridor through liaising with stakeholders in arranging and co-ordinating strategic and high profile
events to ensure that stakeholders are informed about the Corridor /TFR activities and the organisation is more responsive.
9.Stakeholder consultative forums and TFR activism.
10.Create platform for events management, coordination and leadership guidelines.
11.Events Management calendar of TFR and for the Corridor (Rewards and recognition, GM awards, conference and
exhibitions, etc.).
12.Provide leadership guidelines and manage subordinates by allocating work assessing progress, coaching training and
motivate to ensure productive utilisation of staff and instil a performance culture within the department.
13.Provide strategic direction and support on the safety initiatives pertaining the community in the Corridor’s operational
14.Provide stakeholder management and support from a corporate communication aspect.
15.Provide a platform for the CE, EXCO to get involved in external railways and strategic project/s, and Transnet ODs.
Qualifications & Experience:
•B Degree (e.g. Communications; Political Science, Public Admin) / SAQA Equivalent
•Post-graduate qualification would be an added advantage.
•Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Corporate Affairs Environment of which at least 5 years at Managerial level within a
large operations / business environment
•Requirement of trust and honesty in the handling of finances as per the National Credit Act Amendment 19
•Must undergo Lifestyle Audit
Standard Requirements:
•Driver’s license code 8
•Travel as required by the business
Strategy & Sustainability
Ethical & Inspirational Leadership
Business Performance and Delivery
Relationship Management
Corporate Governance & Compliance
Personal Mastery
NB: The candidate must meet the minimum inherent health requirements of the job.
NB: No E-mailed/Faxed/Posted Applications will be accepted.
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suspicious activities in this regard to the Transnet anti-fraud line on 0800 003 056.

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