Mar 23, 2021

Managing Director

  • Acuity Consultants
  • Cape Town, South Africa
Full time Management

Job Description

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a MANAGING DIRECTOR (or a Tech Director/CTO, open to a Managing Director role), to lead and implement aggressive growth plans for a unique TECH STRATEGY and SOFTWARE ENGINEERING Firm.

This premier SOFTWARE PRODUCT ENGINEERING CONSULTING COMPANY is Headquartered in San Francisco, with their Development offices in CAPE TOWN.

This MANAGING DIRECTOR role is to be based in CAPE TOWN and offers a salary of around R2.5 Million, plus incentives plus equity.

Headquartered in the USA (San Francisco) and with their Development Team in South Africa – this SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS FIRM are regarded, globally, as Technical Geniuses, who strategise, design, and develop solutions for an elite portfolio of the world’s most profitable brands across domains including; Tech, Media, Entertainment.
Their client portfolio includes one of the Big 4 Tech Giants, the largest Music Streaming Platform, Media Houses and Major USA Sports Leagues. Essentially this company is at the forefront of accelerating the pace of change in software development, and digital solutions, for the most recognised brands globally!

The company is rapidly growing and looking for a MANAGING DIRECTOR for the Cape Town office which is currently 30 Software Engineers and additional support staff. The growth plans are aggressive and as MANAGING DIRECTOR you will be confident to lead and grow the team, enhance the culture, develop and reinforce policies and practices, and contribute to the global leadership team.

As MD you will run all aspects of the Cape Town office, staffed by Software Engineers – and you will be primarily be responsible for ensuring the team is inspired, motivated, and capable of delivering on the demands of the business.

This includes:
People Strategy and Culture - maintain and enrich the culture, allowing staff to grow, learn and flourish in a changeable environment.
Personnel Management - capacity planning, coordinate recruitment, hiring, and training of staff in line with the plan.
Project Staffing - ensure that the business can staff teams with engineers of appropriate skills to meet client- and delivery-expectations.
Office Management - work with accountants and lawyers to ensure all financial, regulatory, and compliance matters are attended to.
Business Transformation – transitioning the company from service delivery to hybrid-product-services company. Developing new ways of working, responding to a global pandemic, earthquake, or invasion by aliens, etc.

You can demonstrate a good combination of the following capabilities:-
- Lead a small team of managers ( ~5) and a larger team of engineers (30 to 90)
- Build, grow, and lead a high functioning team that can reliably deliver solutions with quality.
- Manage internal projects and initiatives with an excellent track record of delivering
- Offer mentoring and create growth opportunities for staff
- Plan and negotiate an organisational budget, then manage to that budget.
- Run an office.
- Contribute strategic insights, as a member of a leadership team

- Leadership of managers who have their own reports
- 10 or more projects led to successful completion
- Budget management
- Strategic initiatives leadership
- Leadership in a growing business

If you qualify for this role, please email your CV directly to:
Gary Silbermann or gary [at]
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If you have not had a response to your application within 14 days please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

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Package & Remuneration
R2.5 Million + incentives + equity

If you qualify for this role, please email your CV directly to:

Gary Silbermann or gary [at]

If you have not had a response to your application within 14 days please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

Acuity Consultants are a specialist recruitment agency specializing in IT, SAP, Financial Markets and Analytics Recruitment.

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