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Manager - Strategy and Business Analysis - Media

Michael Page

Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP350-5502

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Senior Manager - Strategy and Business Analysis - MEDIA

The Manager of Strategy and Business Analysis will ensure that the Media and Entertainment & Culture approved sector strategies are in line with the implementation/ execution plan.

Client Details

Confidential client part of Vision2030 in Saudi Arabia


Senior Manager - Strategy and Business Analysis - MEDIA

* Direct and oversees strategies ensuring that implementation plan will meet yearly and strategic objectives, reviewing if plan will meet the planned objectives and proposing ways to improve delivery
* Drive strategic initiatives and support the development of long-term growth plans
* Supporting relevant business units in the development of their strategic plans
* Analyze and recommend emerging industry trends that will impact the business, covering rising opportunities (e.g., partnerships, JVs), competitive threats
* Assess, develop and monitor sectors' goals based on the companies' overarching objectives
* Forecast required resources to meet sector objectives
* Participate in the budgeting exercise for short-term and long-term requirements
* Coordinate with each department heads to ensure that plans are in line with strategy and highlight any deviations and mitigation plans
* Oversee the development of feasibility studies to ensure proper rigor is applied and alignment with sectors' objectives
* Construct forecasts and analytical models whilst building business recommendations accordingly
* Partner with industry analysts and strategy consultants, when appropriate, to ensure we get maximum value from these relationships
* Identify improvement areas to implementation plan and internal business performance/processes that would improve sectors' ability to reach its goals
* Source and manage 3rd party suppliers & vendors
* Oversee preparation of updates for senior management and senior external stakeholders (e.g., board meetings), including organizational reviews, incorporating updates to plans according to reviews
* Analyze department budget and investments and propose improvements that will maximize business impact
* Conduct market analysis to support and shape the business initiatives
* Incubate new strategic functions, including acting as a team lead, based on industry need and strategic imperatives (e.g., oversee detailing of strategy of specific sector priorities)
* Identify case and need for strategic partnerships
* Develop & apply sectorial investment thesis for strategic partnerships & inorganic plays
* Prepare executive presentations that are objective, thorough and provide decision enablement
* Engage with industry experts and consulting firms to obtain technical input and guidance for shaping deals
* Engage with deal counter parts during the relationship
* Assess impact on short, mid and long-term plan and articulate what are the required amendments that need to occur to support the realization of the strategic partnership
* Educate and accompany senior executives and commercial teams in making effective decisions
* Work closely with Business Development head to ensure that attraction strategy and proposed value proposition is mutually beneficial
* Support in Business Development initiatives and outreach
* Identify and engage with potential target partners
* Improve operational excellence and create efficiency and simplicity by removing obstacles.
* Review, refine, and continually optimize team operating rhythm, processes, and templates
* Support in setting up strategy and business analysis department within the sector
* Define team needed across key areas of strategy and develop a hiring plan to achieve your goals
* Serve as team leader for incubated functions
* Support Leadership in developing inclusive/collaborative performance culture that embraces values.
* Develop fit for purpose organization structure to support execution of Strategic Industry plan.
* Promote a high performance work environment that delivers quality.


* Candidate must come from MBB firm with experience in Strategy & Analysis.

Job Offer

Senior Manager - Strategy and Business Analysis - MEDIA

Unique opportunity to develop and shape the strategy for one of the most forward-thinking organisations in the region.

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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