BEE Manager

  • Location:
    Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Area of Interest
    Project or Program Management
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

BEE  Manager Role

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What You'll Do

Develop and execute the BBEE strategy which interlocks with the Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility and Go to Market Strategies.

Prepare the BBEEE policy; implement BBBEE compliance policies and procedures ensuring that relevant compliance documentation is in place and maintained at all times. Ensure that key stakeholders are regularly updated on the progress made against the targets outlined in  the Company scorecard.

Ownership: keep records of all the shareholders including names, % shareholding, BEE status, Gender, Nationality and payment of shares schedule.  

Management & Employment Equity: Oversee the management of the EE committee which includes quarterly meetings & related actions take place. Ensure that managers are constantly trained on EE and monitor the recruitment of employees against the EE tracker, ensuring targets are met. Prepare EE reports as per the required deadlines and ensure targets are met.

Skills Development:  Ensure maintenance and updating of Skills Development training and reports, as per the required deadlines and legislation.

Preferential Procurement: Constantly review the BBBEE status of suppliers and look at means of improving upon spend with suppliers and the related strategy..

Enterprise Development: Constant review of key stakeholders and related spend as well as devise action plans to meet targets..  

Socio Economic Development Ensure maintenance and updating of list of all charities you contributed to include the % of black beneficiaries, the spend and type of contribution, Reporting Prepare documents and reports on the computer for reporting purposes. 

Prepare for the annual audit. Ensure that all relevant documents and files for reporting purposes are completed on time.  

Employee Trust Management:  Attend related calls; provide guidance to the various parties and keep key stakeholders informed. Ensure that the trust is constantly reviewed; updated and proposal’s made to the relevant committees to improve upon  the management as well as approach of the existing Trust . 

Sales Support, support sales and customers with BBBEE requirements and requests.

Who You'll Work With

The BBBEE Compliance Manager reports to the General  Manager of the Southern African business and is responsible for ensuring that the BBBEE scorecard is prepared as per requirements and the monitoring as well as updating of records that relate to the BBEE requirements are executed .

The BBEEE Manager must work within policies and procedures and in compliance with all BBEE legislation.

This individual is also responsible for providing overall support to the ownership structure which includes the Foundation trust and n the Employee Trust.

Who You Are

Cisco requires the skills of an experienced BBBEE compliance manager to mold and drive its BBBEE strategy. This entails care taking an Employee Trust; driving SMME development programs and social responsibility initiatives as well as EE within the Company. This strategic customer-facing role has a seat at Country leadership team level and Governance Committee as well as has the overall responsibility for the BBBEE scorecard and related projects. In addition the successful candidate must have a track record in managing such a portfolio within the IT Industry and have operated at a senior level.

The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent leadership, project management, collaboration and communication skills, working with both internal teams and external customer and partners, and demonstrated strategic thinking capabilities. Interpersonal & team skills, problem solving, decision making, influencing and meeting deadlines are key. Must be able to identify issues and drive corrective action, self-starter, motivated to excel and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Must be status quo breaker working hard within the organization to promote culture of responsibility and market leadership, tackling new areas as per customer’s request


The Manager is responsible for the Cisco’s overall BBBEE strategy; ensuring compliance and monitoring as well as execution of the scorecard system allowing for the company requirements to be maintained and updated timeously.

Desired Skills

  • Qualifications- Degree or equivalent. 
  • BBBEE courses
  • Related corporate experience in the IT Sector and related codes
  • Pref, 3 year’s experience as a BBEE driver within a large ITorganisation.
  • Strategic project experience and business experience

The incumbent must have proficient knowledge of the following areas.

  • Quality Assurance
  • Experience in BBBEE codes and BBBEE accreditation
  • Experience in transformation process and BEE Analysis
  • Experience with a BBBEE Rating Agency
  • Preparation of reports.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation policies and procedures.
  • Verification analysis and management process
  • Verification analysis and management process


The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Effective, verbal and listening communication skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Stress management skills





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