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  • Head, Strategy and Corporate Planning at a Leading Insurance Company - PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC)

  • Posted on: 6 September, 2017 Deadline: 31 October, 2017
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  • PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) - Our client is a leading insurance company with Headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. The client seeks the services of an experienced and competent professional to fill the position below:

    Head, Strategy and Corporate Planning

     

    Reference Number: 130-PEO00744
    Location: Lagos
    Department: People & Change Nigeria

    Roles & Responsibilities
    Strategy Formulation and Execution:

    • Work with Management to articulate / develop corporate strategy and business plan in line with the vision, mission, core values and package for approval by the Board
    • Drive the transformation of the corporate strategy into departmental / functional strategies and scorecards
    • Perform market, industry and competitive analysis and surveillance for management use as input in corporate planning
    • Coordinate the timely preparation of operational strategies, plans and policies across all functional units, to ensure the achievement of set corporate goals and objectives
    • Provide strategic insights and blueprints for validating and articulating business direction, objectives, competitive focus and operational plans
    • Oversee and ensure that the organisation strategy is effectively communicated and cascaded to all departments and stakeholders for effective implementation
    • Develop and recommend organisational planning policies, initiatives, tools, templates and procedures to support development process of strategy and corporate plans
    • Conduct financial analyses and build financial models to ensure consistency with the company’s overall strategic objectives

    Planning, Budgeting and Performance Monitoring:

    • Develop policies, tools, templates, processes and procedures for developing strategies (corporate and functional)
    • Support Finance in coordinating activities for developing annual corporate plans and budgets and define metrics for performance to support the strategy
    • Monitor the achievement of agreed corporate plans, review and update where required
    • Develop the corporate performance management framework to enable the strategy execution and measurement
    • Monitor and coordinates the periodic updates of business and operational plans, to ensure that planned activities are implemented successfully
    • Standardize terminologies and metrics used for effective performance monitoring
    • Oversee the development of robust forecasting and planning tools and models to be utilised for business operations and projections, and advice Management accordingly

    Business Advisory:

    • Advise Management on the implications of industry, government fiscal measures and market developments/trends and competitor activity on the organisation’s strategy
    • Review reports on competitor activities, and develop appropriate strategies to protect and enhance the company’s market share
    • Collaborate with Departmental Heads and other Executives to produce recommendations on policies, strategic issues and new business initiatives
    • Liaise with Functional Heads to develop, update, benchmark and map policies and processes and procedures
    • Manage the development of business and financial model and align to the strategy

    Requirements

    • Minimum of first degree in Management Sciences, Social Sciences or any related discipline
    • Master/MBA in Strategic Planning, or related discipline.
    • Minimum of 10 years post qualification experience at least 5 must have been on managerial level
    • Professional qualification such as ICAN, ACCA will be an added advantage

    Skills and Competencies
    Core competencies:  

    • Strategic Planning and Execution
    • Strategy formulation & Business Planning
    • Business/Market Intelligence
    • Policy development and Implementation
    • Corporate Performance Monitoring
    • Project / Program Management
    • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Competitor / Industry Analysis
    • Research & Analytics
    • Business and Financial Modelling
    • Business Acumen

    General skills:

    • Communication (written & verbal)
    • Negotiation Skills
    • Planning and organisation skills
    • Teamwork
    • Decision Making
    • Ability to develop and maintain strategic alliances

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) career website on pwc.co.za to apply

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