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Group Strategy General Manager

Mode: Full-time position

Region: South Africa

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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 COO 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
  • 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
  • Scan the market for appropriate and relevant “partnership” or acquisition prioritization 
  • Evaluate market size, competitor accomplishments and industry structures
  • Create business plans for all new company subsidiaries and business ventures
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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