Specialist - Industrial Parks : ECDC

Job Summary

The successful candidate will facilitate the development of industrial parks, direct trade and investment promotion efforts linked to the industrial parks. They will also provide oversight over the operations of the industrial parks and provide support to businesses within the industrial parks.

Duties and Responsibilities

Industrial Parks Investment Promotion and Co-ordination
Work with Regional Offices and the Trade, Investment and Innovation Unit to develop a pipeline of investors for the Eastern Cape industrial parks.
Participate in trade and investment missions to promote opportunities related to industrial parks.
Engagements with key industries in the Eastern Cape to promote the industrial parks.
Oversee the reduction of red tape to secure investment in infrastructure at industrial parks.

Industrial Parks Operations Management
Develop and spearhead the approval of the ECDC industrial park operations management framework.
Work with Regional Offices to formulate and institute a system to deal with lease and investment enquiries and complaints relating to industrial parks.
Spearhead the development of industrial parks infrastructure, record any opportunities available for purposes of marketing the parks and responding to lease enquiries.
Oversee arrangements by the Asset Management function and Regional Offices regarding rates and municipal services.
Compile and distribute quality reports on industrial park management.
Initiate the publication of success stories as well as project specific brochures

Industrial Parks Development Planning
Work with the Properties unit to co-ordinate the development of masterplans for industrial parks.
Drive the formulation and approval of development frameworks and policies for industrial parks.
Influence provincial and national government policy for industrial parks.
Visit other industrial parks and SEZ's for purposes of benchmarking and best practice.

Industrial Parks Development Management
Spearhead the planning and management of parks infrastructure development projects.
Manage industrial parks related procurement processes for services other than those managed by the Properties business unit.
Spearhead resource allocation and mobilisation including budgeting and funding relations management for industrial parks development programmes.

Stakeholder Relations Management
Lead the:

Establishment and coordination of structures for industrial parks development.
Mobilise participation by local and district municipalities in industrial parks development and management processes.
Mobilise support and participation by communities and business in industrial parks development.
Policy Advocacy

Drive the development of an industrial specific incentive framework that incorporates national, provincial and local government.

Provide input on national and provincial industrial parks and SEZ policies.

Lobby for municipal rates and services-based incentives for industrial parks and SEZs

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in commerce or engineering.
5 years relevant work experience in project management/infrastructure development/facilities management at middle management or senior specialist level.

How to Apply

This is a 5-year contract appointment, and the successful candidate will be subjected to signing a performance contract.
Candidates that meet the outlined requirements should submit their applications with a detailed CV with at least three contactable references, certified copies of educational qualifications and identity document.Background checks and verification of qualifications will be conducted on the shortlisted candidates.
If you have not been contacted within 8 weeks after the closing date of the advertisement, regard your application as unsuccessful.
In making these appointments, the ECDC reserves the right to apply the principles enshrined in the Employment Equity Act, its policies, and plans.

All submissions to be sent to
Talent Consultant
Tel: 043 704 5783

Email: [email protected]
Closing date: 13 May 2022

About ECDC

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