Job Openings in a Financial Holding Company

A Financial Holding company with international affiliation and a subsidiaries in Micro-finance, Consumer  Finance and Insurance is currently seeking to hire qualified candidate to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Head, Strategy & Business Development

Location: Nigeria

Job Descriptions

  • The chosen candidate will play a leadership role in business development and implementation of a long-range of strategic plans and objectives through the identification of strategic issues and opportunities that could influence business growth and profitability.
  • He/She shall be responsible for competitor benchmarking, marketing program effectives, industry intelligence, consumer knowledge, and development of strategic initiatives.
  • The Head of Strategy shall lead the department in launching high priority strategic initiatives, working directly with the business executives of various subsidiaries in implementation of the agreed strategies.
  • The Head Strategy shall report to the Group Managing Director.

Qualification and Skills

  • 10 -15+ years of experience in Strategy, Business Development, or Sales, preferably in the Financial Services or Financial Software Industries. MBA & MS.c in Finance and other relevant qualification and professional registration.
  • Proven analytical skills and problem solving ability paired with meticulous attention to detail
  • Understanding of the alternative investment space or related financial services experience
  • Self-motivated and proactive team player who takes ownership of projects
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to effectively manage competing priorities
  • Ability to communicate complex issues to a wide array of internal stakeholders
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment, consistently adhering to deadlines and evolving priorities.
  • Communication & Analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal & numerical skills.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Experienced in investment relations

 

Responsibilities

  • Ensures the formulation & implementation of the strategic plan.
  • Drives the development of the corporate strategy, including periodic and annual formal reviews of the Group’s long-term strategic plan
  • Works closely with senior executives (Holdco & Subsidiaries) to lead most critical strategic initiatives, including business unit strategies, geographic expansion efforts, and new business launches
  • Provides in-depth industry and comparative market analysis and recommendations in support of senior management decision making.
  • Put in place performance measures that will determine the effectiveness of implemented strategies and identify areas for strategic improvement.
  • Defines potential businesses in order to realize profitability opportunities and also to avail insightful qualitative analyses.
  • Effectively develops and motivates the sales team in alignment with strategic goal across the group.
  • Submit regular analysis reports for senior management, business leadership and executives, and relevant stakeholders for purposes of further decision making.
  • Collaborate across the organization with top leadership, aiding in individualized strategy formulation for different projects and initiatives.
  • Conduct research on industry trends and market demand to inform product development.
  • Create the right partnerships and also leverage on opportunities.

Qualification and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or other related filed.
  • 10 – 12+ years progressively responsible Compliance/Audit experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in related management/leadership capacity.
  • FCIN & other relevant qualification and professional registration.
  • Proven analytical skills and problem solving ability paired with meticulous attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and proactive team player
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to effectively manage competing priorities
  • Desire to work ins fast-paced environment, consistently adhering to deadlines and evolving priorities.
  • Communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent team player.
  • Diligent, Ethical & principle

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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications with CV and Passport Photograph to: info@recruitmentforte.com using the “Job title” as subject of the email.

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