Principal Strategist Principal Strategist …

Qatar National Bank (QNB)
in Doha, Dawhah, Qatar
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Oct 20
Competitive
Qatar National Bank (QNB)
in Doha, Dawhah, Qatar
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Oct 20
Competitive
Qatar National Bank (QNB)
Principal Strategist
About QNB
QNB Group, the largest Financial Institution in the Middle East and Africa are looking to hire a Principal Strategist, to meet the expansion needs of our office in QNB - Qatar//Doha.
QNB has enjoyed continued success with Net Profits of QAR 10.8 billion (USD3 billion) in 2018 (up by 6%) and increased Total assets to QAR 853 billion (USD 234 billion). The Group now employs over 29,000 employees in 1,200 locations, with an ATM network of more than 4,300 machines.

Role Description:
The incumbent will be Senior Manager/ leader responsible for independently managing and executing strategy assignments for business/ support divisions or countries across QNB Group's international network. This would entail owning and leading one or two strategy projects end to end simultaneously. These could be developing a full scale regional strategy, individual country strategies (for all applicable lines of business) business unit or support unit strategy. The incumbent will also be responsible to support the above upon request in the implementation of dedicated strategic assignments

Qualifications:
  • Lead and manage independently one or two simultaneous group wide strategy assignments such as full scale regional strategy, individual country strategies (for all applicable lines of business) or business unit strategy development
  • Lead and manage independently one or two simultaneous group wide strategy assignments from problem analysis, concept development through to implementation for QNB's business/ support divisions or for countries across QNB's expanding international network
  • Support the Head of Strategy in interactions with internal customers from business/ support divisions or country GMs within the frame of strategy assignments and implementation projects across all hierarchical levels
  • Act as a reliable competent contact partner to all business, support divisions as well as country GMs within the delivery of strategy assignments and implementation projects
  • Support the business/ support divisions or countries in successfully managing and leading the implementation of strategic initiatives
  • Manage other strategy related activities, such as supporting yearly business planning, performance management and development of strategic plans across QNB Group
  • Obtain mandates, input and project brief on dedicated strategy assignment and implementation project from AGM, Strategy and Business Development or Head of Strategy
  • Own and manage the preparation, development as well as project execution of specific strategy assignments or implementation projects in terms of content, scope, structure, deliverables, timing, resources and work plans
  • Lead and manage the development of aspiration and hypothesis formulation, conduct of analyses, market sizing and baselining exercises, formulation of frameworks and strategic recommendations as well as conclusions
  • Oversee all relevant and assignment specific market and economic research, industry trends and critical information required for decision making
  • Lead, manage and validate assignment specific analyses such as, market sizing, baselining, operating model, financial and implementation planning by providing guidance to project team as relevant
  • Adopt and implement industry best practices and standards within the development of strategic recommendations and governance frameworks


Additional Information:
  • Top tier university degree and MBA from leading academic institution
  • Up to 9 years work experience with a demonstrable track record, of at least 5-7 years in a strategy development role and most recently as a Senior Manager, either from top tier strategy consulting firms or from a similar environment of a well renowned international financial services institution
  • Proven track record of leading and managing financial services related strategy assignments and implementation projects in senior manager/ junior leader role
  • Proven track record and substantial management experience in executing strategy assignments from concept to implementation
  • Demonstrated career development, progress, and excellent team leadership skills and potential
  • Strong knowledge of the financial services arena and industry (MENA region experience preferable but not essential)
  • Fundamental knowledge of economics (macro and micro), business administration and finance/ capital markets
  • Strong managerial skills and experience in collaborating and communicating effectively with various different hierarchy levels across the organization
  • Capability to motivate, drive and manage team
  • Ability to handle tight deadlines, work well under pressure and get things done in an in a relatively unstructured, project-based and multi-cultural operating environment
  • Proficiency in all standard business software applications, office communication tools and technologies with expert skills in MS Excel and Powerpoint
  • Proficiency in financial analysis, modeling and business case development

Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
2. Passport-size photograph

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