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Manager – Strategy

Job Title

Sr. Manager / Manager Strategy




MD Office



Location & Country

Lagos, Nigeria

Reports To

Head Strategy

Team Size

Managing Self

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.

Skills, Qualification and Experience

Key Selection Criteria’s



Experience, in years

2-4 years of experience as business strategy analyst and planner role in consulting firms or large group manufacturing setups/ diverse business set ups

Having experience in similar industries will be an added advantage

Academic Degree

MBA with Engineering Degree

Top Tier B school (India / Global)

Core Functional Area 1, with number of years of experience

Min. 3 years of proven experience in business strategy, risk and governance process and design.

Min. 2 year of working knowledge of managing strategic growth/ transformational initiatives for a diverse business group portfolio.

Having deep understanding of various elements of risk strategy

and governance

Core Functional Area 2, with number of years of experience

Min. 2 years of Project management and financial modelling experience in a complex set of business demands and managing against multiple objectives.

Overall business functional know-how, product management and GTM.

Core Functional Area 3, with number of years of experience

Min. 3 years of Industry research, analysis, data insights and conceptualization experience, Proven experience in financial and business modelling

Expert level experience in current technology and statistical tools qualitative, quantitative and financial analysis, Business strategic thinking

Key Responsibilities

Expected Results

1. Support strategy development initiatives critical to the organization’s profitable growth, transformation, and sustainability.

  • Evaluate and create a detailed business analysis, outline problems, threats, opportunities, and recommend solutions for the business to maximize growth and enhancing performance.

  • 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

2. Design and execute value added functional and cross functional business strategy, competitive plans and decision-making support.

  • Play a significant role in business conversations for driving the growth financial impact, productivity, and operational efficiency

  • Translate and communicate broader strategy into a convincing team vision and goals, align the team and sets priorities.

  • 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

3. Develop & Drive initiatives and tracking aimed at solving/ optimizing existing business processes & resources, debottlenecking or streamlining activities for value creation

  • Develop business critical metrics to measure and review progress of all plants, projects, units, identify and flag any issues and /or challenges

  • Develop contingency and governance plans and corrective actions

  • Analyze, structure, and solve select business problems within various teams

Key Interactions


  1. Chairman & MD Office

  2. Business/ Functional Vertical Heads

  3. Plant / Section HODs / Financial Heads and Team


  1. Market Research Agencies

  2. Business Strategic Consultants & Advisors

  3. Financial / Planning Advisors

Competencies Needed in Role

A. Behavioral Competencies

B. Functional Competencies

1. Big picture orientation along with razor sharp intelligence

1. Strong analytical, numerical, research, data driven and problem-solving skills

2. Excellent collaboration and influencing skills

2. Good business, financial & strategic acumen

3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills

3. Exceptional project management skills

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