Sports News of Fri, 19 May 20171

Accra Hearts Of Oak in search of new Managing Director

BACKGROUND

Hearts has a proud history dating back to 1911, and a strong reputation within the African football community. The clubis one of 16 teams participating in the Ghana Premier League.

To continue its great tradition Hearts is seeking a passionate business leader, with a strong marketing and business development orientation, who can manage the organization through the next phase of its growth.

This is an outstanding opportunity to lead Ghana’s oldest football club as it embarks on this new chapter to achieve higher levels of success commercially, financially and on the field.

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REPORTING LINES

The Managing Director will report directly to the Board of Hearts, but will work closely with and under the supervision of the Executive Chairman)

Those reporting directly to the Managing Directorwill be:

• Accounts Manager

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• Maintenance of sound working relationships with all other clubs

• Fulfilling all statutory requirements of and obligations to the these bodies

Establishment and maintenance ofgood corporate and government relationships • Sound and effective relationships withlocalauthorities and thegovernment

• Sound and effective relationships with corporate sponsors

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• Annual review of individual performance of staff through a structured performance review

• Development and maintenance of a healthy and safe work environment

Financial and asset management In conjunction with the Accounts Manager:

• Managing Hearts’ facilities and assets

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•Good leadership, planning, organising and time management skills

•The ability to build and maintain effective relationships

•Outstanding negotiation and written and verbal communication skills

•The ability to work well in a team, in a dynamic and stakeholder-focused environment

•The ability to project a positive image of sport to people at all levels

•Good it and administrative skills and a high level of attention to detail

•Commercial awareness and a professional approach

•A high degree of self-motivation and a drive for change and improvement

•Critical and strategic thinkingability.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE • Demonstrated corporate management experience – proven track record (essential)

• Proven leadership capabilities (essential)

• Strong understanding of football and the Ghanaian football environment (essential)

• Understanding of corporate financials (essential)

• Understanding of relevant laws and regulations(essential)

• Prior experience working within a sporting environment (preferred)

• Prior experience insponsorship negotiation and fund raising activities (preferred)

APPLICATIONS

Candidates should submit applications by the June 30, 2017 to: togbe@sasghana.com

Applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. Details are available at: www.accraheartsofoaksc.com

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