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Manager – Strategy

Job Title

Strategy – Manager




MD Office

Reports To

Head Strategy

Location & Country

Lagos, Nigeria

Brief Job Description

As a member of the group’s strategy team, an incumbent will assist the MD office, Business leadership team, and Strategy Head/Group in planning , managing and driving mid-term and long-term business strategy, opportunities & threats as well as providing market research, analytical support, and decision making to enhance and strengthen business core productivity, performance, profit, and maximize growth in order to deliver organisational value and effectiveness while enabling and enhancing long-term competitive advantage.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support strategy development initiatives critical to the organization’s profitable growth, transformation, and sustainability:
    1. Evaluate and create a detailed business analysis, outline problems, threats, opportunities, and recommend solutions for the business to maximize growth and enhancing performance.
    2. Know the market and stay on top of trends in an ever-changing landscape, find exclusive / new growth business and financial opportunities/ risks and priorities based on internal capabilities and long-term strategy of the organization and support in decision making
  • Design and execute value added functional and cross functional business strategy, competitive plans and decision-making support:
    1. Play a significant role in business conversations for driving the growth financial impact, productivity, and operational efficiency
    2. Translate and communicate broader strategy into a convincing team vision and goals, align the team and sets priorities.
    3. Conduct market research and analysis and provide support to the business verticals to help in the diagnosis, resolution and decision making of performance and issues
  • Develop & Drive initiatives and tracking aimed at solving/ optimizing existing business processes & resources, debottlenecking or streamlining activities for value creation:
    1. Develop business critical metrics to measure and review progress of all plants, projects, units, identify and flag any issues and /or challenges
    2. Develop contingency and governance plans and corrective actions
    3. Analyze, structure, and solve select business problems within various teams

Experience & Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in a business strategy analyst and planner role, preferably in consulting firms or large group manufacturing setups/diverse business setups. Experience in similar industries is desired.
  • MBA with an Engineering Degree, preferably from a top-tier B-school (India/Global).
  • At least 3 years’ experience in business strategy, risk and governance process and design. Preference given to candidates with at least 2 years of working knowledge in managing strategic growth/ transformational initiatives for a diverse business group portfolio and a deep understanding of risk strategy and governance.
  • Minimum of 2 years of project management and financial modelling experience in handling complex business demands and managing multiple objectives. Candidates with overall business functional knowledge, product management, and go-to-market (GTM) strategy are desired.
  • Minimum of 3 years of industry research, analysis, data insights, and conceptualization experience. Proven experience in financial and business modelling. Preference will be given to someone with expert-level experience in current technology and statistical tools for qualitative, quantitative, and financial analysis, as well as business strategic thinking.

Competencies Needed in Role

  • Behavioral Competencies:
    1. Big picture orientation along with razor sharp intelligence
    2. Excellent collaboration and influencing skills
    3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Functional Competencies:
    1. Strong analytical, numerical, research, data driven and problem-solving skills
    2. Good business, financial & strategic acumen
    3. Exceptional project management skills

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