Personal Assistant to CEO & MD – CipherWave job vacancy

By | October 28, 2019

CipherWave, a Johannesburg based Cloud and Internet Service Provider is looking to hire Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.

The position (see title) has a primary responsibility to assisting the CEO and MD of CipherWave with the day to day requirements, and a general understanding of our product and services range as offered by the company.

The position requires an individual who has both the knowledge and experience to structure and maintain daily tasks, ability to communicate proficiently though all the company communication channels and ability to show leadership and control the functioning of the business when the CEO and MD is unavailable from time to time.

The position requires close liaison with the clients and suppliers, providing assistance, making informed decisions and a professional look and good manner.

The incumbent should have the requisite composure and maturity to control the functions within this area of responsibility and be adept to fast learning and thrive in a high pace industry that requires fast decision and dynamic thinking at all times.

  • Administration
  • Secretarial
  • Management


  • To provide a comprehensive secretarial and administration service to the CEO & MD across the range of their work scope
  • Filing and overall ‘data’ management
  • Arranging travel, visas, Car Rental and accommodation for CEO and MD
  • Assisting CEO and MD in tasks (personal and work-related tasks)
  • Taking of minutes and dictation. Follow up of tasks, and actions in a professional and timeous manner
  • Screening of phone calls CEO and MD related, enquiries and requests, and handling them appropriately
  • Overall diary management
  • Dealing with incoming email, phone calls or requests, often corresponding on behalf of the CEO and MD
  • Carrying out background research and presenting findings to CEO/MD
  • Maintain and control schedules, meetings and board room times
  • Communicate tasks and follow up requests in a professional manner and within defined time scales
  • Using the systems as provided by the company
  • Validate, check and control documents, values and documents that require screening and signoff
  • Greet clients, suppliers and customers and be an ambassador of the company at functions and show thorough knowledge of what the company is and its history
  • Ensure customers are satisfied and perform any customer relations tasks/functions that may present themselves from time to time
  • Complete simple account and petty cash analysis entries, pay accounts and monitor debtors if and when required
  • Prepare presentations and reports of high quality and professional appearance
  • Attend PR functions, prepare meeting functions and attend customer and supplier events. Good speaking and people skill are required
  • Any other activities within the experience and capabilities of the personal assistant when required and within reason
  • Understand the company’s goal and mission and to continually strive and reach KPIs and sales targets as set out by the company/management


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a PA or marketing position
  • Marketing or PA training or completed courses in a PA field
  • Good communication and people skills, with a dynamic personality and good presentation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer relations skills and ability to problem solve
  • ICT or ISP background is advantageous
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to communicate at senior management or executive level, both internally and with external clients.


  • Able to handle people and extract their best
  • Accurate and conscientious with the ability to cut through the “wood” to reveal the true situation
  • Process, organisation and procedure management capability to ensure quality delivery or execution
  • Able to handle conflict and manage problem situations internally and externally
  • Good inter-personal skills, good listener
  • Rational and capable of both making and supporting decisions
  • Perform well within a team orientated business model, confident and ability to promote a high morale within the company.


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a PA or marketing position
  • Marketing or PA training or completed courses in a PA field
  • Valid Driver’s License and own transportation is a must.


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