SENIOR DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS (GMG/SEG 5)
Under the direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the Senior Director, Operations is responsible for directing and overseeing the core operations of the Authority and ensuring that the highest levels of service, compliance and efficiency are observed. The incumbent should also ensure that agreed targets are met established standards maintained and undertake statutory responsibilities as contained within the Act and regulations. The incumbent will ensure the development of mechanisms to maintain transparency as well as keeping apprise with global trends/evolution in the local and global medicinal cannabis space.
- Leads, advises and provides guidance to the portfolio of functions across the Authority, negotiating budgets, setting performance expectations, and monitoring and evaluating performance outcomes to contribute to achievement of Authority objectives and outcomes.
- Provides programmatic leadership and input for all strategic and annual planning decisions and processes with the CEO and Authority senior leadership to develop and execute annual operations plans as well as unit/divisional budgets, and work with department teams in support of the Authority’s corporate mission, goals, objectives and service outcomes.
- Coordinates and collaborates on the development and review of policy recommendations to the Board that will facilitate policy approval and/or revision (including amendments to legislation and regulations as necessary);
- Participates in and oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of individual project objectives and short- and long-range plans; develops tracking and evaluation programs to assist in the accomplishment of established project goals and objectives.
- Monitors, evaluates and reports on the implementation of required actions arising from Board decisions as well as the effective implementation and compliance with legislative requirements and policies.
- Initiates and communicates high level priorities for the Authority to achieve government outcomes. Communicate effectively with Authority senior leadership, directors and stakeholders to enable timely dissemination of information to the Board Chairman, senior leadership/directors and staff, as well as stakeholders as necessary.
- Overseas the Authority in the absence of the Chief Executive Officer;
- Monitors the Authority’s compliance with the Public Bodies Management and Accountability Act and other enabling regulations;
- Reviews security plans for the Authority and make recommendations as appropriate;
- Reviews the process that tracks and monitors facilities that are placed on probation by the Authority;
- Participates in the review of fees and charges for licenses and services of the Authority;
- Advises the Chief Executive Officer of issues arising from policy implementation and make recommendations for requisite changes/actions;
- Reviews non-compliance issues and look for opportunities for reviewing procedures and/or making cultural shifts in operations in order to increase compliance rates;
- Excellent knowledge of the Authority’s policies and procedures and relevant legislation
- Good knowledge of Finance and Accounting principles and procedures
- Good knowledge of relevant computer applications
- Excellent Analytical and problem-solving skills
- Excellent Operation Management skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent Oral and written Communications skills
- Knowledge of Business Forecasting
- Solid judgement and critical thinking
- Knowledge of Financial Administration and Audit (FAA) Act
- Knowledge of Government of Jamaica procurement procedures would be an asset
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Post-graduate degree in Strategy Management, Governance, Business Administration or related field
- Ten (10) years’ work experience, with at least six (6) in a senior management position
- Practical experience of leading successful change in government setting; delivering demonstrably high-quality services against challenging performance targets; managing and working through others to achieve outcomes; and, managing large budgets
- Experience in government organisations, particularly in a regulatory or monitoring capacity, would be an asset.
Salary range $3,263,736.00 to $3,879,557.00) per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.
Applications along with resumes should be submitted no later than Friday, March 22, 2019 to:
SENIOR DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
CANNABIS LICENSING AUTHORITY
4th FLOOR, PAN JAM BUILDING, 60 KNUTSFORD BOULEVARD, KINGSTON 5
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted