About Zain Group :
Zain is a leading mobile telecommunications provider across the Middle East and Africa. Today more than 7,000 employees provide a comprehensive range of market-
leading mobile voice and data services to a base in excess of 47 million active customers as of 31 December, 2016. We operate under the brand name 'Zain' in Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan and Sudan;
and in Lebanon as 'touch' (under a management contract). In Morocco, Zain has a 15.5% stake in the telecom operator INWI’, through a joint venture.
Zain is the market leader in terms of the number of customers in 6 of the 8 countries it operates in. The Group holding company is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE : Zain), one the largest companies in market capitalization terms.
Zain operates under the firm belief that organizations should focus as much on social responsibility as on pure business performance.
It is important to Zain that its corporate social responsibility initiatives have a positive impact on its employees and the communities of all the countries in which it operates.
Zain’s brand signature : A Wonderful World looks to encapsulate the sense of energy, inspiration and diversity of our customers, employees and other stakeholders.
Our brand essence is perpetuated by the tag line Live Your Dreams , revealing that we are keen to be a part of people’s aspirations and goals.
You will be responsible work closely with the Group Chief Strategy, the Group functions and the Portfolio companies to develop, formulate and execute the corporate strategy, you will be a key role in the overall activities of the department including strategic planning, business developments, M&As and strategic & digital projects.
You will also work closely with the Group CSO and the management team in supporting informed decision making, portfolio strategy, market intelligence, competitor analysis, new growth and business transformation.
You will be required to lead the corporate strategy process through its development, monitoring and execution
You will be required to conduct internal and external market analysis to deliver insights and identify competitive and strategic positioning across portfolio of companies, also Identify emerging areas of growth
You have to drive the definition of measurable strategic goals for the company and its portfolio companies and work with senior management and the portfolio companies to set the overall strategic direction and to design key initiatives including growth strategy and operational excellence
You are required to provide market insights through peers and competitors’ analysis and benchmarks
You are required to lead deep dives on strategic topics and strategy reviews and lead new operational efficiency levers within core and non-core
You must ensure proper communication of the corporate strategy and buy-in from different stakeholders and lead the development of new activities from greenfield / M&A till operations
You have to perform Portfolio management of existing activities and propose recommendations and Initiate and execute strategic partnerships to generate new revenue streams and complement existing capabilities
You are required to coach and support development of analysts and managers and other team members
What do I need
You are required to have MBA degree in business or a related discipline
You are required to have a minimum 12+ years’ experience with 8+ years consulting experience at a leading strategy consulting firm or the strategy and corporate development function within a major TMT group
Those Soft Skills?
You must have ability to lead groups at all levels through complex problems with confidence and clarity and experience in business strategy, business development, partnerships and transformation
You must have strategic vision and problem-solving skills
You must have strong financial acumen with the ability to translate business
You must be strategy / initiatives to operational plans and financial targets
You are required to have good execution skills and project management skills
You must have good interpersonal and communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
You must have ability to communicate with various levels of management
You must have attention to detail
You are required to work prioritization and time management skills
You must have ability to drill-down and perform root-cause analysis
You must have Team Player skills
You must have ability to operate in a diverse multicultural, multinational work environment, exhibiting appropriate sensitivities, excellent command of both written and verbal English, Arabic would be a plus