Corporate Strategy Shaping:
Participate in the development of corporate strategy for an international organization, providing functional leadership and challenge to test the viability of the strategy and contributing creative ideas and insights to support the strategy formation process.
Functional Strategy Formation:
Lead the development and implementation of strategy for a strategic function, anticipating complex national and international challenges and opportunities, and ensuring integration with wider corporate strategy.
Strategy Formation and Implementation:
Develop the strategy for a significant entity. This could be a business or group of businesses or a strategically important function that has scale and global reach or a smaller, less complex organization or a large, relatively autonomous subsidiary. Ensure the strategy is successfully implemented and meets long- term business needs.
Develop and improve relationships with Board members, identifying priorities, issues and strategic challenges and preparing them for discussion. Work is focused on a business or group of businesses, or a strategic function that has scale and global reach, or a large, relatively autonomous subsidiary.
Represent the organization in external relations with investors, clients, the public and others. Will focus on a strategic function or one of more businesses that have global reach, or on smaller, less complex businesses, or on large, relatively autonomous subsidiaries.
Corporate Social Responsibility/Integrity:
Take overall responsibility for designing, developing and delivering the organization's global CSR strategy and services, safeguarding the organization's impact and business performance.
Leadership and Direction:
Communicate the organization's mission, vision and values, and its strategy for achieving these; set and communicate the strategy and broad action plan for delivering these within a strategic function; inspire a diverse global workforce to commit to these and to doing extraordinary things to achieve the organization's business goals.
Regulatory and Compliance Management:
Take overall responsibility for designing, developing and delivering the compliance strategy to ensure the organization is adhered to regulatory standards.
Set, and lead the delivery of, annual and long-term business performance objectives for a strategic function or group of businesses; manage and report on performance; hold direct reports accountable for achievement of business plans, and take corrective action where necessary to ensure achievement, balancing the need to deliver short term business objectives with the longer term delivery
of stakeholder value.
Organizational Capability Building:
Identify the capabilities needed to meet the current and emerging business needs of an international business or strategic function. Evaluate current capabilities, identify gaps, and prioritize development activities. Embed personal development and the fulfillment of personal potential in the culture of the organization. Build capabilities elsewhere in the organization through mentoring and other informal methods.
Identify and manage stakeholders up to C-suite level, finding out their needs/ issues/concerns and reacting to these by leading and coordinating the development of stakeholder engagement plans to support the communication of business information and decisions.
Define the macro structure of a strategic function or group of businesses, the responsibilities of the most senior roles, and the principles that guide the detailed design of the organization, to enable the achievement of the organization's mission and business objectives.
Take overall responsibility for setting and approving budgets that achieve organizational strategy.
Sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies. For example, keeps business strategies up to date to address evolving dynamics in the market and organization. Leverages key differentiators in the market. Aligns the strategies of different business units to address long- term opportunities.
Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders. For example, shares stakeholder feedback while inspiring others to consistently seek input and learn from their internal and external stakeholders. Promotes an environment of high ethical standards and cross-cultural sensitivity in working with all stakeholders.
Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. For example, develops strong trust in the organization and its leadership through open and honest communication; takes steps to actively ensure transparency.
Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals. For example, maintains ample, up-to-date business and industry knowledge in order to make sound decisions for the organization. Understands the policies and other external factors affecting the organization.
Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. For example, enhances and improves collaboration among coworkers and with external partners. Solicits ideas from diverse colleagues, leaves space in conversation for them; gives credit well and generously.
Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. For example, ensures a free flow of information throughout the organization. Delivers messages effectively to all levels of the organization; creates forums for people to express themselves openly and regularly.
Operates effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear. For example, remains calm and provides some direction to the organization. Looks for opportunities in ambiguous situations, manages the stress of change, and takes steps to help others manage organizational transitions.
Rebounds from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations. For example, has excellent composure and professionalism, even in very difficult situations; acts as a steadying force or role model for others. Skillfully overcomes obstacles, learns from failures, and uses these lessons to improve subsequent efforts.
Plans and Aligns:
Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals. For example, makes nimble plans accounting for a range of risks and contingencies. Achieves greater cohesion, integration, and alignment between own group and other areas. Both persistent in adversity and nimble in change.
Handles conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise. For example, skillfully draws upon a wide range of perspectives in order to find optimal solutions to challenging situations. Actively identifies areas of agreement, builds solid consensus around them, and leverages these to resolve disagreements.
Adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations. For example, takes steps to adapt to changing needs, conditions, priorities, or opportunities. Understands the cues that suggest a change in approach is needed; adopts new behaviors accordingly.
Uses compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others. For example, creates enthusiasm by building a compelling case, sharing it often and energetically to secure wide support. Brings tough internal and external negotiations to successful closure, earning some valuable wins.
Builds Effective Teams:
Builds strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals. For example, provides rich and targeted insight on establishing strong teams with the right mix of abilities and perspectives. Conveys team members' roles and goals in a compelling way that builds excitement.
Effectively builds formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization. For example, emphasizes building and maintaining strong relationships; gives targeted guidance on how to do so. Creates and strengthens a wide network to learn early about industry developments and attain significant influence.
Drives Vision and Purpose:
Paints a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action. For example, is a strong champion for the organization's vision; energizes people to commit to this long-term direction. Regularly and enthusiastically describes how people's efforts make a difference.
Relates openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people. For example, recognizes even subtle social cues and nimbly responds to others' needs and preferences. Helps to defuse difficult interpersonal situations by showing high levels of tact, sensitivity, and consideration. Builds rapport with ease.
Applies expertise to act as the organizational authority on developing appropriate plans or performing necessary actions based on recommendations and requirements.
Planning and Organizing:
Uses expertise to act as organizational authority on planning, organizing, prioritizing and overseeing activities to efficiently meet business objectives.
Policy Development and Implementation:
Uses expertise to act as organizational authority on developing and implementing policies.
Uses expertise to act as organizational authority on strategic planning.
Data Collection and Analysis:
Acts as the organizational authority and established expert on analyzing data trends for use in reports to help guide decision making.
Acts with expertise as the organization's authority on using clear and effective verbal communications skills to express ideas, request actions and formulate plans or policies.
Organization Design and Development:
Applies expertise to act as the organizational authority on making sure the organization develops and maintains the culture, values and design it needs to reach its objectives while managing structural change.
Policy and procedures:
Uses expertise to act as the organizational authority on developing, monitoring, interpreting and understanding policies and procedures, while making sure they match organizational strategies and objectives.
Uses expertise to acts as the organizational authority on creating relevant, lucid and effective reports.
Applies expertise to serve as the organizational authority on achieving full compliance with applicable rules and regulations in management and/or operations.
Acts as the organizational authority and established expert on maintaining high performance while applying a change mindset to the planning, execution and monitoring of business activities during times of change.
Negotiates as the organizational authority and established expert to help the organization by obtaining consensus between two or more internal or external parties who may have different interests.
Policy and Regulation:
Acts as the organizational authority and established expert on interpreting and applying knowledge of laws, regulations and policies in area of expertise.
Uses expertise to act as the organizational authority on managing projects and/or programs within desired cost, time and quality parameters.
Acts with expertise as the organization's authority on using clear and effective writing skills to express ideas, request actions and formulate plans or policies.
University / Post Graduate (Masters Degree)
Experience level enables job holder to provide leadership to others regarding work related systems, processes and challenges (More than 15 years)
Experienced in strategic management and leadership across company functions directing substantial resources over long time frames (More than 15 years)
Ideally you will Bi-Lingual in English and Arabic