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Business Planning Analyst - Corporate Strategy

Michael Page


Ref: HP350-4050

Job description / Role

As a Business Planning Analyst, you will be responsible to conduct research, and assist in the provision of analysis of business performance, market trends, and strategic opportunities to provide data driven market intelligence and insights to enable informed, strategic decision making.

Client Details

A well-established leading organisation looking to scale the business to the next level


* Conduct business analysis as directed by collecting and evaluating data, and producing reports on the performance of business units in order to identify strengths and areas for improvement or development
* Conduct research on potential market opportunities for organic growth, new industries or growth by partnership (acquisitions, joint ventures, or alliances) including competitive environment and market trends to support informed decision making
* Conduct market research on national and international trends, identifying opportunities for the business as directed by the Group Business Planning Manager and as per leads provided by senior management
* In association with business unit managers, conduct financial modelling; build business cases and strategic scenarios based on the current business profile in order to understand the impact of business initiatives upon the financial success
* Assist in the development of economic/business/market models designed to provide market intelligence for the organisation's leadership and to business unit management
* Assist in conducting periodic monitoring and reporting of objectives and key performance indicators for the assigned functions within the organisation in close collaboration with the business unit management
* Contribute inputs to the planning team in developing methodologies, frameworks, strategies, policies and plans that support the culture of planning in line with the organisation's vision
* Support the planning team in the development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for planning initiatives in compliance to quality standards / comprehensiveness
* Assist in the effective delivery of strategic projects in collaboration with business units to support achievement of sustainable profitable growth
* Develop all assigned project reports and other deliverables in a comprehensive, accurate and timely manner, and meet business and functional requirements and departmental standards

Job Offer

* Attractive salary
* Diverse project portfolio
* Opportunity to work for a leading, high-profile organisation


* Bachelor's degree in business administration, Finance or equivalent
* Minimum of 2 years experience in a business planning or business analysis role with an established Consulting firm
* Strong knowledge of feasibility study preparation and economic/ financial analysis
* Knowledge of corporate performance management methodologies and industry best practices
* Knowledge of planning and monitoring process
* Strong understanding of the regional market

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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Analyst salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 7,000

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