Strategy and Planning Manager
Al Futtaim Private Company LLC
Dubai, UAE
منذ 4 يوم
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We are currently looking for Strategy andPlanning Manager to join our Group Transformation team who will beresponsible in the following areas :

  • Facilitating the co-development of strategy and transformationplans for select divisions within the Group
  • Acting as the interface between the transformation office andselect divisional presidents & Group directors
  • Challenging perceived wisdoms and entrenched ways ofdoing things to orchestrate major change towards new revenuestreams / business models
  • Tracking quality,ROI and benefits realization on behalf of the CTO
  • Developing perspective on critical issues and requiredcounter measures during delivery of key change programs
  • Developing employee engagement plans & embed theskills & tools required to deliver objectives
  • Overall

  • Helps CTO manage theTransformation agenda including structure, methods and issuemanagement
  • Works with peers within theTransformation Management Office to continuously iterate theGroup’s approaches and tools for transformation
  • Coordinates the use of external strategic advisorsto help maximize ROI for the Group
  • Shapesstrategy, transformation agenda, and new opportunities across theGroup with CTO, Business Presidents, and leadership teams
  • Manages team, guides activities, and reviews alloutputs
  • Drives transformation efforts ondaily basis with senior business leaders and teams
  • Maintains intimate familiarity with all initiativecontent and progress
  • Resolves issues withthe team and escalates to CTO as necessary
  • Prepares ad hoc requests, analyses, and reports for CTO and seniorleaders
  • Group wide Assessment &Planning

  • Identifies transformation needs andopportunities across the organization
  • Leadscollection and organization of relevant data for initiativeplanning and analysis
  • Developstransformation business cases by analyzing information, formulatingand testing hypotheses, and developing and communicatingrecommendations
  • Helps define financial andnon-financial impact of projects in partnership with Finance andleaders
  • Group wide Validation &Implementation

  • Supports transformationleads / managers in collecting information and documenting progressof initiatives (reports, analysis, emerging issue logs)
  • Develops TMO tools and systems and leads adoption
  • Tracks financial and non-financial impact ofinitiatives and overall projects
  • Preparesdetailed analyses and presentation of outcomes
  • Automotive Strategy & Planning

  • Formulates the global auto strategy in collaborationwith the President and Director of Strategy &Transformation
  • Tracks and reports on theexecution of the strategy and its implementation across thedivision in collaboration with senior leaders
  • Helps conduct business planning and set thePresident’s strategic agenda including aligning seniorexecutives in the division and at Group level
  • Develops long term view on strategic initiatives withsponsors / senior executives with quantified impact, effort anddetailed requirements to deliver
  • Works withsenior leaders in the division and at Group level to identify newbusiness opportunities and develop approach to realization
  • Develops updates on the strategy execution as partof the quarterly business review meetings (BRMs)
  • Supports businesses in shaping strategy, business plansand transformation agendas
  • Understandsmarket realities, assess business performance and internalcapabilities
  • Facilitates the co-developmentof detailed timelines including milestones, dependencies, teamorganization and budget
  • Leads analyses andoptions evaluations and presents recommendations
  • Drives workshops and meetings with initiative teams andsupports in aligning senior executives
  • AutoTransformation

  • Facilitates theco-development of detailed timelines including milestones,dependencies, team organization and budgets for delivery
  • Assists the President and Director of Strategy& Transformation with embedding appropriate methods andresolve emerging issues
  • Interfaces betweenthe President, divisional leadership, and TMO team
  • Ensures correct implementation of transformation andoptimization plans across various programs.
  • Delivers ad hoc projects on behalf of the Auto President
  • Facilitates the co-development of the overalldivisional transformation plan
  • AutoPMO
  • Tracks and monitors the execution anddelivery of strategic projects
  • Collatesbiweekly progress report for all strategic projects
  • Develops monthly report and presentation on strategyexecution for President to share with Group’s ViceChairman
  • Execution

  • Provides implementation support to select divisions and functionswith clear accountability for certain deliverables
  • Directly manages select programs for growth, turnaroundand exits
  • Meets / collaborates withtransformation / program / project sponsors & managers to helpclarify scope and coordinates across teams to ensure alignment andprogress
  • Guides team members on key elementsof relevant initiatives including objectives
  • Manages and coaches resources on delivery methods with a focus onagility
  • Helps prioritize initiatives
  • Anticipates, captures and addresses issues duringdelivery
  • Keeps CTO and other executivesupdated on progress, next steps, issues and decisionsrequired
  • Prepares Executive Committeemeeting reports
  • Skills

    Aboutthe Requirements

    Education : Master’slevel, preferably an MBA

    Minimum Experience andKnowledge :

  • 12+ years of professionalexperience, typically in strategy and program delivery acrossvariety of businesses
  • Leadership experienceand track record of managing high performing teams and developingtalent
  • Clear strategic thinking and abilityto create buy-in and influence at the C-suite level.
  • Deep understanding of large-scale transformations
  • Ability to quickly master new topics across a widerange of areas and industries
  • Understandingof operations, business models, and value chain in core businesses(Auto, Retail, Real Estate, and Contracting)
  • Commercial acumen and proficiency in financial statements
  • Exemplary program management, communication andorganizational skills
  • Strong track record ofsuccess demonstrated through academic performance, promotions,etc.
  • Job-Specific / Technical Skills required tocomplete the tasks :

  • Strong interpersonalskills and ability to establish contact and trust with seniorleaders
  • Strong managerial skills withability to direct and inspire team to elevate performance
  • Strong analytical thinking, problem solving, andresourcefulness
  • Ability to anticipateconflict and resolving pending issues
  • Strongoral and written communication excellent ability tocrystalize messages for executives
  • Strongunderstanding of business and policy issues faced byorganizations
  • High attention to detail aswell as big picture, strategic thinking
  • Ability to operate well under ambiguity and to drive people towardsan endpoint
  • Senior management consultantwith strong background across variety of sectors autoand insurance experience required
  • Deepunderstanding of transformation and program management
  • Experience in building and implementing broad scale,cross enterprise initiatives
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