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  • Head, Strategy & Planning at Wema Bank Plc

  • Posted on: 13 March, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Wema Bank Plc - Widely reputed as the longest surviving and most resilient indigenous bank in Nigeria, Wema Bank Plc has over the years, diligently offered a fully-fledged range of value-adding banking and financial advisory services to the Nigerian public.

    Head, Strategy & Planning


    Location: Lagos (Head Office)
    Reports to: Chief Finance Officer
    Group/Department: Corporate Strategy & Planning
    Employment Status: Full Time Employee
    Grade: SM-AGM

    Job Summary

    • To support in the execution of key corporate initiatives and goals.

    Key Job Function/ Responsibilities

    • Monitoring the performance of the bank against its set strategic objectives and direction, peer review, competitor analysis and Macroeconomic review.
    • Harmonizing the various profit/cost centers and keeping them in alignment with the overall strategy of the bank.
    • Ensure close understanding of all Branch and SBU characteristics and dynamics; full understanding of business needs
    • Develop “Weekly performance tracker” for all Branches and SBU’s; Mid-month reports, weekly income reports etc
    • Provide advisory services to line management and supervisors with respect to executing on their targets
    • Facilitate change management process for all organizational change projects where applicable
    • Develop and present oral and written reports, presentations, and informal feedback to line management and supervisors on relevant issues
    • Advise line managers on performance, evaluation process and the need to link performance mgt skill to aid improvement throughout the organization.
    • Providing strategic leadership on economics and economic analysis
    • Provides internal advice and support to all levels of the organisation on the quality of economic analysis, methodologies and frameworks on key issues.
    • Conducts analyses of policy proposals with macroeconomics implications
    • Monitors and interprets current economic developments and domestic fiscal and monetary policy
    • Analyzes economic conditions and policy initiatives of major trading partners
    • Makes projections of the economic outlook; and analyzes major economic policy developments
    • Ensures best practices in economic development research methods and technologies to develop all products and services
    • Conduct economic analysis relevant to operational and policy issues in the organisation

    Organizational Impact/ Influence:    

    • Ensures focus on execution and drive improvement in performance metrics
    • Coordinate and support negotiations between Innovation Labs and Wema Bank.
    • Lead proof of concept projects and development of new products.
    • Advise senior management of potential delivery capabilities through the preparation of strategy presentations and reports.

    Organizational Impact/ Influence:

    • Ensures focus on execution and drive improvement in performance metrics

    Required Education/Qualifications

    • First degree in a numeric or any relevant social science course. A Postgraduate degree or an MBA/Professional Qualification in a Social Science related course will be an added advantage.

    Required Experience:

    • Minimum of 7 years cognate experience in a financial services industry.

    Competences Required

    • Strong analytical and policy skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
    • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills
    • Strong presentation skills
    • Strong statistics and econometric background.


    • Knowledge of micro and macroeconomics
    • Experience in research and analysis


    • Integrity
    • Results Orientation
    • Initiative/Judgment
    • Team player

    Office Plan:

    • Personal desk in an open floor office

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their CV's to: stating the job title as subject of email.

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