Our client, a leader in the Information Technology and Services Industry is seeking to fill the position of Head, Strategy & Innovation .
The Head, Strategy & Innovation will contribute to the achievement of the company’s short to long term ambitions and objectives by helping Senior Management and the Board generate and leverage timely business and market intelligence.
The focus of the role is to ensure the successful execution of the defined strategic priorities and the creation and successful deployment of effective customer, market and operational data / intelligence for decision making.
Engage with and support the GCEO, MD’s and business unit / functional leaders to plan and execute the corporate and business unit level strategies.
Work with management to establish effective performance measures, leads efforts to track / monitor successful execution in line with the company’s vision, mission, and core values.
Provides support to management to ensure the corporate and business strategies are effectively communicated and translated into team plans.
Coordinate the collection and analysis of data on trends and developments in the economy and business environment to enable the management of the company make informed business decisions on future strategy, investments, new projects and products, operational and growth plans.
Coordinate research to generate insights from competitor analysis, emerging industry trends, and advise Management on the possible implications for the business.
Work closely with Enterprise Solutions business units to integrate insights on customer preferences / demands, product improvement recommendations into product and service offerings;
redesign and enhancements of existing products.
Work with the GCEO to identify and explore new partnering opportunities and relationships to ensure the achievement of business sustainability and achievement of bottom-line corporate objectives.
Engage with the relevant departments to leverage financial, risk and technology intelligence to advise and report to the Board / Management on company’s performance across key drivers and measures on periodic basis.
Writes programming scripts to enhance functionality and / or appearance of company Web site and / or related Web applications as necessary.
Removes code script from company Web site and / or related Web applications as necessary.
Liaises with network administrators, systems analysts, and software engineers to assist in resolving problems with software products or company software systems.
Manages and / or provides guidance to junior software developers and research assistants.
Skills and Competencies
Strategic planning & execution
Financial / cost analysis
Financial performance reporting
Industry, business & product knowledge
Business and market analysis and intelligence
Leadership & people management
Analytical thinking & problem-solving
Communication (Written, Verbal, Presentation)
Attention to detail
Creativity & innovation
Education / Professional Qualification / Experience Requirements
A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in numerate or semi-numerate disciplines such as Finance, Accounting, Information Management, or a Business / Management related discipline.
An MBA or a Masters in Management or a Strategy-related course.
Relevant professional qualifications such as : Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants (ACCA) or related discipline is required.
Minimum of twelve (12) years working experience in Strategy, Business Intelligence, Group Coordination, or related functions, three (3) years of which should have been at Senior Management level.
A strong demonstrable exposure to corporate and / or business strategy development is critical as is monitoring of execution and reporting.