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Divisional Executive: Retail Investment Strategy Execution

Date: 16-Feb-2021

Location: Johannesburg GAU ZA, ZA

Company: Liberty Group Limited

At Liberty, we employ more than 6 000 people across 7 businesses in 18 African countries. Every day, our employees grow their knowledge by working with diverse groups of people who specialise in a wide range of skills across insurance, asset management, investment and health products. We continually seek to engage, develop, recognise and reward the people who make our business great.


Manages the process of strategy development, prioritisation and execution.  Continuously tracks and reports on achievement against financial objectives, and delivery against expectation within a strategic context.  Manages resolution of both strategic and tactical issues and co-ordinates activities across a wide range of stakeholders.

Minimum Experience

8 - 10 years experience in a similar environment, of which 2 - 3 years at senior management level

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas [NQF Level 07] in Finance Economics and Accounting

Additional Minimum Qualifications

Relevant Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diploma in Business, Commerce, Management Studies, Finance Economics and/or Accounting.

An Actuarial Qualification or CA(SA) will be an advantage. 



  • Determine resource allocation priorities and deployment necessary to support the effective integration of processes and development of practice/s.
  • Advise on and ensure the development and implementation of area specific methodologies and frameworks; ensuring appropriate implementation and use.
  • Keep abreast of changes and new legislation and developments within industries that may affect area of specialisation.
  • Plan for value-added practice improvements, initiatives and services to optimize the characteristics of the portfolios assigned to the role.
  • Accountable for the formulation of functional operating models and value-chain integration, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives.
  • Proactively identify problems across the function of which the causes are ambiguous and uncertain, identifies optimal alternatives and designs optimal solutions, anticipating future challenges.
  • Plan for effective organisational management across the value-chain, set strategic objectives and priorities among existing services, processes or systems and new developments, and specify the required measurements to monitor performance effectiveness.
  • Co-ordinate and agree a set of near term strategic objectives aligned to our longer term group strategic aspirations.
  • Co-ordination and integration of actions across Liberty Retail, STANLIB, LibFin, INN8 and Standard Bank to achieve these objectives.
  • Co-ordinate prioritisation of work, optimised to strategic objectives, and where necessary preparing this for delivery through a centralised Agile execution function.
  • Oversee delivery of programme of work, focused on synchronisation of initiatives that may be occurring across the organisation.
  • Co-ordination and aggregation of management information across the business to inform key insights, trends and required actions.
  • Co-ordinate resolution of strategic and tactical issues that are cross-functional or which span across multiple units.
  • Reports on strategy delivery and commercial outcomes into key management forums.


  • Influence and drive the implementation of a customer-centric stakeholder framework, which builds positive relationships and encourages feedback.


  • Ensure that appropriate strategies have adequate financial resources for the development and implementation of critical financial plans and budgets. Influence the implementation and integration thereof across the organisation.
  • Retains commercial accountability across the retail investments value chain.
  • Align financial targets to strategic objectives.
  • Set business mix, and product and portfolio profitability to target top line financial targets.

Learning and Growth

  • Integrate and drive human resource strategies across operating units to ensure optimum utilisation of human capability through effective planning and development.


  • Drive the development and implementation of integrated risk, governance and compliance frameworks, ensuring the consolidation of the risk profile for an area of accountability across the value chain, managing critical risks and providing feedback.


Liberty Values

    Technical Competencies

    • Financial Analysis (Advanced)
    • Conflict Resolution (Advanced)
    • Investment Research (Advanced)
    • Investment Management (Advanced)
    • Modelling (Advanced)
    • Portfolio thinking (Advanced)
    • Strategic Planning (Advanced)
    • Policy implementation (Advanced)
    • Project financial control and reporting (Advanced)

    Behavioural Competencies

    • People Management and Empowerment (Advanced)
    • Relationship Management and Networking (Advanced)
    • Strategic Thinking (Advanced)
    • Problem Solving and Analysis (Advanced)
    • Persuading and Influencing (Advanced)
    • Strategic Insight and Capability (Advanced)
    • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking (Advanced)

    We put our knowledge and insight acquired over the past 60 years, to serving a pan-African market of the future.  Liberty has received its eighth certification as a Top Employer from the Top Employers Institute. See details here link

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