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Group Strategy General Manager

Mode: Full-time position

Region: South Africa

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Description
Our client, a leading telecom provider with operations across Africa and the Middle East, is looking for a General Manager for the strategy department.

The mission of the Group Strategy GM is to translate the Group’s overall long-term Strategy and ensure that the implementation of key strategic initiatives are aligned to the overall long-term Group Strategic Plan.

The Key Tasks are:

  • Drive the strategic, scenario planning and exploring diversification and cost management strategies
  • Facilitate the strategic planning process and provide input into the business planning process
  • Monitor and review the implementation of strategic initiatives across the group
  • Ensure integration of strategic initiatives into budget and business plan
  • Manage daily operations of the strategy unit.
  • Support the Group Chief Operations Officer in proposing strategic alternatives to the Executive Committee (Exco) and assessing and approving Opco strategies
  • Ensure that reports are provided to Exco on the execution of strategic initiatives
  • Maintain relationships with external industry experts to identify market trends, competitive dynamics, acquisition and partnership ideas
  • Identify and recommend profitable growth strategies
  • Structure and lead strategic initiatives and cross-functional teams to deliver on selected strategy projects
  • Facilitate the “strategic” dialogue across all OPCOs to ensure that there is a 360° approach to strategy and the company’s strategic positioning
  • Maintain a “strategy” dashboard to ensure an ongoing assessment and reassessment process of the primary strategic drivers
  • Scan the market for appropriate and relevant “partnership” or acquisition prioritization – within the context of new business models, complementary revenue opportunities, synergistic acquisitions and technology partnerships
  • Evaluate market size, competitor accomplishments and industry structures, and make recommendations to senior management to assist in the development of The Group's objectives.
  • Accountable for creating business plans for all new company subsidiaries and business ventures.
  • Responsible for the refinement of The Group’s mission, align short- and long-term strategic business goals.

 


 

Professional background

  • Previous experience in a management consulting firm as a senior manager or principal
  • 6 up to 8 years of experience
  • Extensive experience in the Telecom industry

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