On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 123.53 points to 15,068.07, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 167.43 points to 21,820.13. The S&P 500 index was down 12.26 points to 2,464.29 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 33.32 points to 6,402.02.The Canadian dollar was trading at 81.04 cents US, up from Friday’s average price of 80.71 cents US.The October crude contract was up $1.52 to US$48.81 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was down nine cents to US$2.98 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up $11.90 to US$1,342.30 an ounce and the December copper contract was up three cents to US$3.15 a pound.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Bernie Sanders went from becoming a hit meme to a nearly $20,000-crochet doll in less than a week. After the Vermont senator went viral on social media for his simple Inauguration Day fashion choices of quirky brown mittens and over-sized olive-green coat, Tobey King in Texas got to crocheting. She turned the sensational image that trended for days on social media into a 9-inch crochet doll. It sold for $20,300 on an eBay auction. The 46-year-old King said she will donate to Meals on Wheels America. Her donation was inspired by Sanders, whose campaign created sweatshirts with the image on them and donated the proceeds to Meals on Wheel in Vermont.
Vacancies – Stakeholder Relationship Manager: Civil SocietyApply for the “Stakeholder Relationship Manager: Civil Society” vacancy by emailing: [email protected] your contact details.Attach your CV document.DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONSSalary: R 758, 905 – R 992,058 (TCTC)Minimum years experience needed:5+Valid From:2017-05-26To:2017-06-09Job Description:To manage and influence relationships with key stakeholders as prioritised in the strategic plan, to extend Brand South Africa’s Marketing and Communications objectives. To play a key relationship manager role in the definition and delivery of projects by assessing the needs and expectations of stakeholders and ensure that they are effectively addressed. To leverage stakeholder resources effective and efficiently. The Strategic Relationship Manager is the main Brand South Africa custodian of these relationships with stakeholders for the sustainability of all collaborations.Minimum Requirements:Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science / Economics / Social Science / Sales and Marketing / Business Management or equivalentPreferred: Postgraduate degree in Political Science / Economics / Sales and Marketing / Business Management (e.g. MBA)5+ years combined experience in marketing, communications, public relations, stakeholder relations, (account management) at a senior levelTrack record of successfully brokering/negotiating collaborations and joint ventures in a highly political / pressured environmentComprehensive understanding of the political and legislative environment (domestic and international.Comprehensive understanding of the political, socio-economic and legislative environment (domestic and international)Thorough knowledge of the workings of the business and macro-economic environment (domestic and international)An understanding of the civil society environmentWorking knowledge of systems and processes and how they contribute to organisational performanceAdvanced knowledge of how to determine value from a customer perspectiveList of skills needed:Key Performance Areas:1) Contribute to the development of the overall stakeholder management strategyEstablish the correct networks and channels and provide input on portfolio priorities, plans and budgets.Feed market insights into the overall knowledge management system.2) Contribute to the development of programme specific projects and initiativesWith reference to Brand South Africa’s business plan and signed agreements with priority stakeholders, unpack, research, workshop and help develop implementation plans to activate the delivery of a project/initiative/campaign in line with the integrated marketing and communications programme and stakeholder expectations.Contribute to media plans and publications.Establish relationships with the right decision-makers and influencers and canvass all input from geographic and stakeholder plans and target group information.3) Sell the project/initiative/campaign plan for buy-in and approval (sign-off) with the stakeholder priority base (levels, locations, platforms, decision-makers, beneficiaries)Sell the project/campaign/initiative to the relevant stakeholder bases and decision-makers / beneficiaries to ensure buy-in in terms of the content, tone, roll-out mechanism(s), budget, audience target(s), collaborative ownership, timelines and output.Feedback stakeholder inputs, research, scanning of the environment, and other relevant information (budgets, changing priorities) back to Marketing and Communications for refinement and amendment in the activation plans to ensure sign-off.4) Facilitate and manage the stakeholder relationships in the delivery of the projects/campaign/initiative plansFacilitate, drive, and maintain the established relationships with key stakeholders on the signed-off projects/initiatives to ensure that delivery happens on schedule and that expectations, perceptions, feedback are managed actively and successfully.This also involves, on occasion, actual organising and delivery of meetings, events and functions.5) Compliance, monitoring and reporting.Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the stakeholder-implemented initiatives (including risks) and reflect this in the quarterly reporting in accordance with the contracted performance measurement and business plan scorecard of the organisation.To scan the wider policy environment to identify and exploit opportunities for future work where supportive of the strategic aims of Brand South Africa and to develop leads to establish relationships with policy makers and influencers and identify opportunities for joint future work where appropriate. (E.g. new international relations strategy, diplomacy rules for sectors and geographic regions).Ensure adherence to the project corporate identity, copyright, appropriate representation, referencing, necessary Brand South Africa support to effect the objectives of the stakeholder roll-out plans.This function also entails brand monitoring to ensure brand alignment.Monitor resource spend and financial expenditure in accordance with the approved project plans.Support Brand South Africa team members by providing capacity and information when neededTo participate actively in the advisory clusters6) Organisational management and governanceCompliance and implementation of the corporate identityDevelop policiesPerformance management of relevant supplier relations and inputting the specs for supplier relations management (where the supplier performance management system sits in Operations) and contributing to the SLAsSupport Brand South Africa team members by providing capacity and information when neededTo participate actively in the advisory clusters7) Compliance, Monitoring and reporting (including risk)Develop systems for monitoring and gathering knowledge on the activity of government, parliament and stakeholder organisations, informing the rest of the senior management team and contribute by offering advice on appropriate action and follow-up.Develop and deliver communication plans to promote and maximise the impact of Brand South Africa. This will, from time to time, include contributing to media plans and publications.Monitor and report on departmental plansMonitor the achievement of departmental plans through monthly and quarterly progress reports (on content, financial and staff, etc)Monitor & evaluate the effectiveness of the stakeholder management strategy (including risks) and reflect this in the quarterly report in accordance with the developed performance measurement structure of the organisation.Monitoring and reporting on departmental plans8) Staff management and developmentDelegate work assignments and tasks to appropriate individuals, providing sufficient direction so desired business outcomes can be achieved.Provide direct reports with leadership, direction, and coaching to achieve work objectives and improve performance and skills.Performance Management – ensure that team members achieve their Performance Objectives as per individual agreements.Staff development, motivation and trainingRecruit respective staff and select9) Financial management/ oversight and complianceBudget planning and allocation and monitor expenditure in accordance with strategic objectives and ensure compliance with relevant policies.Manage financial resources cost effectively.Apply for the “Stakeholder Relationship Manager: Civil Society” vacancy by emailing: [email protected] your contact details.Attach your CV document.
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