Blue Bulls begin the hunt for new CEO

    2018-08-06 10:21

    Cape Town - The Blue Bulls have started the process of finding a new CEO to replace the outgoing Barend van Graan.

    The union released a statement on Monday confirming that applications for the post were open.

    Blue Bulls statement:



    The CEO reports to the Board of Directors of the Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd 

    Purpose of role:

    The Blue Bulls Company seeks to place a CEO that is considered to be a thought and industry leader in the field of managing a highly successful professional rugby franchise and brand. 

    The suitable candidate would be accountable for the following:

    - Strategic planning, management, implementation and regular overview of the operations of the company.

    - Financial performance management and accountability.

    - Organisational effectiveness, including operational management of the professional coaching team, players and commercial division.

    - Corporate governance and compliance with statutory requirements.

    - Marketing and promotions.

    - Brand management and development.

    - Transformation.

    - Management of assets, activities, events and matches.

    - Human capital management and development.

    - Commercial and contract law. 

    The suitable candidate should have the following skills and competencies:

    - Excellent business acumen, commercial and relationship management skills.

    - Relevant tertiary qualification.

    - Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a senior management position.

    - Analytical and creative leadership.

    - Ability to work well under pressure.

    - Experience in sports management.

    - Previous involvement in rugby administration and marketing would be an advantage.

    - Strong SA business networks would be an advantage.

    - Project management skills would be an advantage.

    - High-level negotiation skills.

    - High-level computer literacy. 

    The successful candidate will be paid a remuneration package commensurate with their experience. 

    Applications, including a detailed Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of qualifications and names/contact details of three references must be e-mailed by close of business on Monday, August 27 to

    The appointment of a candidate is at the sole discretion of the Board of Blue Bulls Company Rugby (Pty) Ltd.

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