Provide strategy and planning support to the Group and subsidiaries.
Also, to support New Ventures Division on behalf of the CEO’s Office and subsidiaries, the origination and evaluation of potential new business(es) / projects and serve as Secretary to the Investment Committee of the Board
Oversee and champion the articulation and development of the Group’s functional strategy, work plans and programmes and ensure alignment with the Group’s overall strategy, goals and objectives
Demonstrate ownership of, and communicate the Group’s strategic direction and objectives to staff within the function; oversee the execution and monitoring of the strategic plans.
Provide overall guidance, leadership support and strategic direction in the execution of the day-to-day activities of the department and ensure alignment with approved work plans and programmes as well as established business requirements/ regulatory and statutory requirements
Manage the human and material resources of the department to optimize performance and enhance output
Liaise with other departments for implementation of the entities’ plans and achievement of it strategic objectives
Define and manage service level agreements with service providers (Human Resources and Shared Services, Finance, Sustainability and Corporate Services, Legal, BD, QHSE, etc.) within the Group
Define the department’s ‘customer service’ framework and set targets
Handle new inward investment cases generated by the CEO, Business Development team, Heads of entities, or obtained by other means; liaise with New Ventures Division
Oversee the preparation and implementation of the department’s annual and quarterly budget.
Minimum Education and Work Experience
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification in Science, Marketing, Economics, Finance, Business Administration or related Social Science disciplines
Masters degree (e.g. MBA) or any professional Qualification will be an added advantage
Associate membership of related professional qualifications will be an added advantage
Seven (7) years post-NYSC work experience; with 5 years relevant experience in strategy and planning, of which at least 3 years would have been in a similar role within the consulting or business advisory industry or within the strategy and planning department of a reputable company.
Competency Skills and Requirement:
Understanding of the global business environment and the major issues which impact on the ability of a company to compete and grow.
Excellent understanding of the Nigerian business environment, including key industry, economic and socio-political drivers. Proven knowledge of Oil and Gas industry.
Extensive background in strategy articulation and business development with demonstrated capacity to work with no supervision.
Intermediate level ability to develop financial models and carry out business analytics for management decision making
Demonstrated experience or ability to manage relationships with complex organisations and to facilitate major decisions in organisations requiring the input and consensus of numerous and varied stakeholders across multiple geographies.
Extensive research and analysis experience involving industry or economic development issues including an understanding of international business protocols and investment decision-making processes.
Superior communication skills, including the ability to make presentations at executive management levels, successfully conduct commercial/financial negotiations and to represent at events and meetings
Working knowledge and understanding of the Nigerian legal framework (corporate and commercial law)
Good appreciation of competitive media and public relations strategy
Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal and negotiation skills
Good analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent organization and management skills.
Strong leadership, supervisory and people management skills
High sense of responsibility, accountability and dependability