Head of Strategy



Head Office

Inviting applications for a top-notch Head of Strategy who will report to our Chief Executive Officer. Key responsibilities: Strategy Planning
  • Supports the strategy alignment and planning process across the organization and analyze BUs strategic plans;
  • Conducts periodic strategic environmental scanning (PESTEL, SWOT) and validates their impact on entity strategy.
Strategy Management
  • Owns the SMO governance process to track & resolve strategic issues, and monitor & report progress;
  • Drives the Strategy Management process at all levels of the organization and coordinates with rest of the units.
Stakeholders Management
  • In charge of dealing with the HDs, PMO, Initiative Managers and stakeholders in general. Collects their feedback on a regular basis.
Finance and Budget Planning
  • Works with the Finance department on conducting forecasts. Ensures adequate availability of resources.
Initiatives & Project Management
  • Coordinates group-wide strategic initiatives and provides analysis on enterprise portfolio management;
  • Ensures strategic initiatives remain on track and within budget, timeline and scope.
Management of Executives balanced scorecards
  • Align balanced score cards to strategic plans;
  • Quarterly reviews for CEO of performance against balanced scorecards.
Qualifications and experience:
  • Degree in business or related field, postgraduate preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in strategic management, planning, business administration, or management consulting.
  • 5+ years of financial or banking industry experience, with significant time in management.
  • Experience working in a collaborative and cross-functional environment;
  • Relationship management experience and significant exposure to strategy;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills are also vital, as you will need to analyse, synthesise raw data from various sources, and translate them into actionable strategies.
  • Aptitude for long-term strategic thinking;
  • Driver of execution in a timely manner according to plan;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are vital, as you will need to engage and build rapport with senior stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • A project management qualification and a Lean certification would be highly advantageous.
Candidates are invited to send their applications via email on [email protected] or through our website. Closing Date: 25 January 2021  Only the best candidates will be called for interviews.  Management reserves the right not to make any appointment following this advertisement.

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