Technology Strategy & Transformation Director

Deloitte & Touche (M.E.)

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Posted
Ref: KP054-1694

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Consulting | Talent standards

Technology Strategy & Transformation - Director

When you work for us, you commit to a career at one of the largest and most prestigious professional services firms in the world. Looking for a rewarding career? Take a closer look at Deloitte & Touche ME. You'll understand that Deloitte is a Tier 1 Tax advisor in the GCC region since 2010 (according to the International Tax Review World Tax Rankings). It has received numerous awards in the last few years which include Best Employer in the Middle East, best consulting firm, and the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

A career in consulting with Deloitte & Touche Middle East will engage your skills as a strategist, giving you a key role in the planning, growth and structure of businesses. However, we are not simply looking for people who know how to think, but who can display a deep understanding of business and industry and who can work collectively as a team to translate this understanding into deliverable solutions. For this reason, consulting at Deloitte requires specialist skills that embrace areas such as strategy, operations, financials, people management and technology. If you like a challenge and the opportunity to make a positive difference in the business world, we will provide you with a professional environment geared to your growth and helping you achieve excellence in this field.

Our Purpose

Deloitte makes an impact that matters. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most-for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations and supporting our communities.

Our shared values guide the way we behave to make a positive, enduring impact:

- Integrity
- Outstanding value to markets and clients
- Commitment to each other
- Strength from cultural diversity

During your tenure as a Director in Technology Strategy & Transformation, you will demonstrate and develop your capabilities in the following areas:

- Defines how the engagement should impact broader business objectives and creates a team environment that builds accountability for and commitment to meeting engagement objectives
- Lead projects and provide strategic direction across the account to deliver a superior client experience
- Builds deep sector expertise and manages engagements across accounts within chosen industry/sector
- Leads initiatives to develop and market intellectual capital in chosen sector
- Recommends new and innovative approaches to analyzing data and solving problems to help draw meaningful conclusions
- Develops new ideas that challenge conventional thinking and recognizes opportunities where others may not
- Focuses client on value-generating initiatives to accelerate the pace of change; identifies metrics to monitor and analyze performance against corporate goals
- Stays current with a client's business and financial situation and understands financial impacts of proposed solutions
- Manages and advances relationships with clients beyond immediate engagement needs and serves as a trusted advisor, setting aside personal agenda to strengthen interactions with clients
- Takes control of challenging situations and diffuses escalated situations calmly by controlling own emotions and recognizing emotions in others
- Participates and leads aspects of the proposal development process; assembles a pursuit team with the necessary skillset and knowledge needed to prepare sales materials
- Adopts a global approach to networking, building eminence and assembling teams to best serve clients
- Articulates an informed opinion on leading edge technologies and how they affect emerging business models in domain area
- Leads the design of the client's IT operating model and strategy and ensures proper alignment between the business strategy and the supporting IT strategy throughout the development
- Integrates IT infrastructure and assets (e.g., data centers, cloud services, servers, networks) into the strategy and defines how they can provide value to the organization
- Stays current on emerging trends and technologies (e.g., AI, blockchain, IOT, VR/AR) and uses to drive innovative solutions based on client's desired functionality, improve the user experience and enhance IT service delivery
- Lead the architecture components of the work to design the client's architecture blueprint, across the various layers (business, integration, data, application, security, infrastructure) leveraging leading EA frameworks
- Ability to understand clients baseline architecture and develop the roadmap identifying business impact / benefit
- Anticipates and articulates broader organizational implications of proposed IT recommendations
- Leads the development and automation of IT processes to generate efficiencies within the function
- Leads a team to develop robust IT operating models and defines integration points with the broader business

Leadership Capabilities:

- Acts as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values.
- Actively contributes to building the talent pipeline; creates a talent experience that attracts, develops and retains top talent and high performing teams
- Creates opportunities to drive impact; anticipates client needs and delivers superior results by leveraging each person's strengths to build high performing teams across businesses and borders
- Builds deep relationships across a diverse network and uses a flexible influencing style to gain buy-in and drive impact
- Translates broader strategy into a compelling team vision and goals; aligns the team and sets priorities to achieve objectives
- Applies deep knowledge of disruptive trends and competitor activity to drive continuous improvement
- Establishes a strong leadership brand and inspires followership through passion, integrity, and appreciation of others

Requirements:

Qualifications:

- 12+ years of relevant consulting or industry experience
- Business development experience and high comfort level meeting with and presenting to CxO and VP levels
- Competencies required in one or more of the following areas: IT Strategy, IT Operating Model, Enterprise Architecture, Leading Technology Transformations
- Experience managing large, complex projects with 12+ resources within a consulting environment, with a vendor or within an enterprise IT team
- Industry expertise in Public Sector, Energy & Resources, FSI or TMT, with proven experience of delivering IT strategy, operating model and / or EA projects into these sectors
- An undergraduate degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance or Industrial
- Engineering, MBA or a relevant Master degree is a plus
- Good command of written and spoken English language. Arabic is a plus
- Excellent knowledge in MS office applications especially in PowerPoint, Word and Excel
- Certifications in related methodologies including PMP, TOGAF, Zachman, Lean, Six Sigma, BPR techniques and
- Implementation methodologies
- Ability to handle multiple task and responsibilities in a deadline-oriented environment and
- Flexible work hours
- A willingness to travel 80 - 100% of the time

About the Company

Deloitte is the world's largest and leading professional services firm, providing audit & assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory and tax and services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries, whether they are in the energy, communications, oil and gas, financial services, family businesses, healthcare, public or education sectors among others.

With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte's more than 250,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) is a member firm of Deloitte globally and is the first Arab professional services firm established in the Middle East region Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and is a leading professional services firm established in the Middle East region with uninterrupted presence since 1926 with 26 offices in 15 countries to date. What distinguishes Deloitte member firms in the Middle East is the global and regional expertise and know-how offered through specialized and highly knowledgeable talent. Deloitte aims to offer the best services to its clients through a team with more than 3,300 partners, directors and staff in the Middle East which guarantees effective communication with clients and a deeper understanding of their needs. It is a Tier 1 Tax advisor in the GCC region since 2010 (according to the International Tax Review World Tax Rankings). It has also received numerous awards in the last few years which include best employer in the Middle East, best consulting firm, the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), as well as the best CSR integrated organization.

Deloitte drives progress. Our practices around the Middle East support clients become leaders wherever they choose to compete. We invest in outstanding people of diverse talents and backgrounds and empower them to achieve more than they could elsewhere. Our work combines advice with action and integrity. We believe that when our clients and society are stronger, so are we.

Our Purpose

Deloitte makes an impact that matters. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most-for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations and supporting our communities.

Our shared values guide the way we behave to make a positive, enduring impact:

  • Integrity
  • Outstanding value to markets and clients
  • Commitment to each other
  • Strength from cultural diversity

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