Manager, Strategy Execution- Group Strategy Manager, Strategy Execution- Group Strategy …

in Doha, Dawhah, Qatar
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 Jun 19
Competitive Base + competitive bonus
in Doha, Dawhah, Qatar
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 Jun 19
Competitive Base + competitive bonus
The incumbent will be responsible for managing the Strategy execution of one of the Group’s subsidiaries. Responsibility includes managing and liaising with the subsidiary’s strategy execution teams for developing, executing and monitoring the annual Business Plan, Capital Expenditure (CapEx) plan, Performance Management process as well as the Project Management Office (PMO) with minimal supervision.


1. Shareholder & Financial:

  • Align the annual Business Plan, CapEx plan and Performance Management with the bank’s strategic objectives
  • Continuously manage and review the business, support and control divisions scorecards (incl. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), goals and objectives) of each subsidiary on a quarterly basis as part of the group wide performance management
  • Develop all PMO and performance management related information on a regular basis to the Executive Management and the Board for regular update, performance monitoring, quality assessment and decision making
  • Monitor, review and report on execution of the portfolio of subsidiary’s strategic projects (PMO)
  • Manage and coordinate the regular update of project information through the preparation of project status reports, as well as other reports (e.g. KPI Performance Management) and management information as required
  • Develop and foster a project management and performance management culture at the subsidiary, and provide direct assistance/ coaching where necessary
  • Ensure group wide standards, methodology and tools for Business and CapEx planning, Performance Management and PMO are fully adopted and adhered to by the assigned subsidiary

2. Customer (Internal & External):

  • Develop all business, support and control divisions’ business plans and CapEx plans on an annual basis in close alignment with the subsidiary
  • Coordinate and align with the subsidiary with respect to input for business and CapEx planning and performance management related matters
  • Manage the portfolio of strategic projects (PMO) to pro-actively flag issues/ risks and escalate as necessary to Executive Management
  • Provide guidance on the planning, prioritization and definition of business plans, performance management and projects at the subsidiary based on QNB’s overall strategy, and maintain a forward looking view/ plan throughout the year
  • Supervise the project initiation process for planned and ad hoc projects, including the review and validation of project charters against subsidiary’s Business Plan and CapEx plan
  • Determine and communicate dependencies of projects or divisional plans across divisions and address roadblocks
  • Train subsidiary strategy execution team on the process to manage all components of the project lifecycle: initiation, kickoff, execution, and project closure and associated templates and documentation
  • Build and maintain strong and effective relationships with head office divisions and subsidiaryto ensure the successful completion of group-wide activities within defined time frame

4. Learning & Knowledge:

  • Possess a thorough understanding of project management and corporate planning theory and practice
  • Assist in acting as a center of excellence and hub for the Group to train on the Group’s corporate planning (Business Plan and CapEx plan), Performance Management and PMO methodology
  • Possesses a strategic internal view to ensure alignment of priorities at the subsidiary
  • Identify related areas for professional self-development. Ensure the provision of relevant guidance, direction and training to subordinates to develop and enhance their skills
  • Assess performance of direct reports and provide regular feedback on their development
  • Demonstrate ability to provide team with support; direction and vision, including motivating people to perform, listening to people, providing feedback, recognizing strengths and providing challenges
  • Assist the Head of Strategy Execution (Subsidiaries) in identifying any areas for professional development, and act to enhance professional development of self and others

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Masters’ degree
  • Minimum of 8 years of similar experience within the financial services arena
  • Diverse business and/ or functional experience
  • Previous experience in a leading role for strategy execution
  • Awareness of a management consulting approach (previous senior role in such is an advantage)
  • Experience with performance management, balanced scorecard approach and management of information systems (MIS)
  • Strongly developed analytical, numerical, evaluation and planning skills
  • Strong management skills and ability to build and maintain a positive and motivational team culture
  • Experience in collaborating effectively with various hierarchy levels across the organization and across a large number of geographies
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Proficiency in all standard business software applications, office communication tools and technologies with very good skills in MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual and problem solving skills and decision making

Relevant candidates, please contact me directly via email-