Britam Job Vacancy : Business Strategy Executive

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Supports the Group Strategy Manager to drive the development and implementation of the strategic plan; oversee and coordinate key strategic initiatives; and prepare strategy analysis and update reports across the Business Units.

Key responsibilities

    • Interact with Business Unit leaders and managers to provide consultative support to the development and implementation of the strategy;
    • Assist the Business Unit leaders to translate the Strategy into a strategy map, KPIs and initiatives;
    • Work with key stakeholders to ensure effective cascading and communication of the strategy to the rest of the organization;
    • Track the overall performance of the Business Unit against key strategic goals and targets;
    • Prepares strategic analysis reports and recommendations and ensures regular, timely and accurate reporting to key stakeholders (or on an ad-hoc basis when required);
    • Collect, analyse and track key business performance data across key performance indicators (based on the Balanced Scorecard framework) and highlights strategic issues;
    • Conduct regular strategy review meetings with key stakeholders within the Business Unit to discuss the Business Unit performance against the strategy and ensure that key strategic decisions are taken in a timely manner;
    • Follows-up, coordinate and ensure that all decisions made in the performance and strategy review meetings are executed by the respective owners;
    • Support ongoing strategy implementation and monitoring by ensuring timely collection, compilation, analysis, and reporting of data on key initiatives and suggests corrective action where required;
    • Support the Business Unit in the quantification and monitoring of strategic expenditure (STRATEX) required for the implementation strategic initiatives and prepares a business case for the viability of new initiatives or projects;
    • Provide industry trends and competitor benchmarking and identification of best practice and innovation both locally, regionally and globally;
    • Coordinate with the Finance Department to assist in the development of business plans for the Business Unit including providing inputs into the planning/forecasting process;
    • Facilitate change in the organization by supporting change management activities and providing training to staff on effective strategy development and execution processes;
    • Monitor and report on key strategic risks on a periodic basis, follows-up defined risk mitigation and prevention plans and coordinates with Risk and Compliance Department; and
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

 

Key Performance Measures

    • Development of robust and comprehensive strategy plans;
    • Accurate and timely delivery of strategic analysis and update reports;
    • Timely and effective delivery of strategic initiatives;
    • Effective cascading and communication of the strategy to all staff;
    • Alignment of Business Unit strategies to Group Strategy;
    • Effective stakeholder engagement and change management;
    • Periodic reviews and updating of the strategy through market research and innovation; and
    • Risk identification and mitigation.

 

Working relationships

The Business Strategy Executive Will Be

    • Accountable to the Group Strategy Manager
    • Required to liaise and work closely with Business Unit and Departmental Heads and Managers

 

External Working Relationships

    • Financial sector players

 

Knowledge, Experience And Qualifications Required

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Actuarial or related field related fiel;
    • ACCA/CPA or CFA qualification (or part qualification) or other related field;
    • 4-6 years’ experience in strategy development and implementation, business planning and analysis or in strategy consulting;
    • Certification in the Balanced Scorecard or Project Management etc. would be an added advantage; and
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.)

 

Competencies

Technical skills;

  • Strong strategic analysis skills using all of the following various methods such as:
  • PESTEL/STEEP analysis
  • SWOT analysis
  • Porter’s Five Forces Framework
  • Ansoff Matrix
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Excellent financial modelling and analysis skills including:
  • Scenario Planning and Forecasting
  • Sensitivity Analysis and Logical framework analysis
  • Cost-benefit analysis

 

  • Project management skills – preferably a formal project management qualification (e.g. Prince2)

Functional skills;

 

  • Strong time and capacity management skills; able to work across the organisation on multiple projects simultaneously, managing expectations and prioritising workloads.
  • Adaptable to change; able to respond to shifting requirements and priorities
  • Well organised and structured approach to work with good attention to detail.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Demonstrable problem solving and critical thinking skills

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