Lead - Business Unit Strategy

  • Competitive
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi AE
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
  • 15 Aug 18 2018-08-15

Leverage strong expertise in financial services and Fintech trends to lead the development of ADCB’s innovation and digital strategy, in partnership with ADCB’s business units to create revenue opportunities and differentiation within the financial services industry

Strategy Formulation and Execution

  • Assist and lead the development of ADCB’s innovation and digital strategy business wide, in partnership with Group Heads and drive the strategy agenda comprising of corporate, digital and innovation initiatives throughout the Group in order to create revenue opportunities
  • Track the execution of the strategy against actual results and suggest remedial measures in order to maintain alignment
  • Recalibrate the strategy annually to ensure changes in the political, economic, social, technological and regulatory environment are taken into consideration Conduct market research in order to develop, test and refine ideas and prototypes

Governance Structure and Framework

  • Establish Group level and project level governance routines to ensure ADCB governance and quality standards are maintained
  • Track and ensure embedding of products and initiatives including processes to ensure effective and efficient execution of approved strategy
  • Prepare and analyse strategy decks for the Performance Management Committee and Management Executive Committee in order to ensure accurate information is provided

Strategic Initiatives

  • Advise Senior Leadership on the opportunities identified, from idea generation workshops conducted across the business, and provide recommendations for implementation to ensure the correct initiatives are prioritised and actioned
  • Activate collaborative ‘work cells’ to deliver against selected initiatives and provide direction and support to the teams and stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of the strategy
  • Monitor product and segment performance against defined KPIs to ensure stakeholders understand whether to harness, exit or grow the segment or product.

People Management

  • Manage self and team in line with ADCB’s people management policies, procedures, processes and practices to ensure adherence and to maximise own and employee contribution to business performance
  • Manage the effective achievement of the team’s objectives through setting individual objectives, managing performance, developing the team and providing formal and informal feedback to maximise overall performance, engagement and motivation

Budget Management
Contribute to the preparation of the business area’s budget and manage and monitor the financial performance against the budget so that areas of unsatisfactory performance are identified, rectified promptly and potential performance improvement opportunities are capitalised upon

Policies, Processes, Systems and Procedures
Recommend and implement improvements to departmental policies, procedures and processes covering all areas of activity so that all relevant procedural requirements are fulfilled while ensuring that ADCB delivers best-in-class services, products and innovation

Continuous Improvement
Identify opportunities to contribute to organisational and departmental change initiatives, programmes and projects taking into account best practice and standards in the business environment

Customer Service
Demonstrate Our Promise and apply the ADCB Service Standards to deliver the bank’s required levels of service in all internal and external customer interactions.

Minimum Experience 
At least 8 years of experience in Strategic Programme Management in Financial Services with at least 3 years in a top tier financial organisation in emerging and mature markets.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s Degree in, Finance or Business

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent organizational/project management skills
  • Document structuring and story boarding capabilities Strong understanding of distribution, products, sales management, and customer solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Expert understanding of mobility and ecommerce and mcommerce solutions
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with multicultural awareness and sensitivity