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Principal - Digital Strategy - Private/Public Sector, Financial Sector - Top-tier Strategy Firm

NSI & Bluefin Talent

Dubai, UAE

Ref: KP709-2895

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Digital Practice is now taking shape. The goal of the practice is simple: help our clients with end-to-end digital transformations from strategy formulation to execution. Through a unique understanding of the economics of the industries we serve, the practice aims to help clients adjust their strategies and technology capabilities, develop talent, alter their operating models, manage risk, and become faster and more agile in the digital age. As one of the fastest-growing areas of the firm, the practice presents an opportunity for consultants at all levels to build and shape the future of the practice – by further building on existing platforms and developing new capabilities.

Principals serve as the primary contact point for senior client executives and our consultants employed on client engagements. The Principal position offers excellent career and growth opportunities for talented, highly motivated professionals with significant prior experience.

- Executing large and complex projects and ensuring that we meet client objectives. Project leadership spans strategic thought leadership and insight generation, directing and overseeing all the team’s day-to-day work efforts, regularly interacting with the client, and helping to shape the client agenda.
- Understanding competitive dynamics in the context of the industry (e.g. regulatory forces, macro, and microeconomic drivers, customer dynamics, changing buying patterns, etc.) and mastering our strategic toolkits.
- Developing the capabilities of our more junior consultants and gaining their followership.
- Supporting high-impact thought leadership (e.g. articles in leading publications, industry talks, white papers, etc.) to complement the firm’s existing areas of expertise, push the boundaries of our collective knowledge, and enhance the firm’s brand.
- Representing the firm as a relationship manager and a leader, building strong networks, successfully executing client engagements, and generating demand for new opportunities based on expertise/track record.


Just as every client project is different, so we recognize and value the diversity of backgrounds and skillsets for successful Principal candidates. We are seeking high-caliber individuals who want to join our winning team. Preference will be given to candidates with:

- At least 7-10 years of relevant experience, ideally with a top-tier strategy consulting firm or within industry driving the digital agenda.
- Track record of business development activities and client management.
- In-depth knowledge of Digital and strategy topics (e.g. IT strategy, business transformation, operating models, operations optimization, business/product build, organization design, performance management, digital enablement, data strategy, large program management, shared services).
- Strong background in strategic problem solving with demonstrable analytical skills.
- Ability to apply content knowledge, provide thought leadership in project execution and develop new intellectual capital to support business development activities.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; confidence in presenting to senior executives.
- Undergraduate or advanced degree from a top academic program.
- Willingness to travel.

About the Company

New Sourcing International (NSI) / Bluefin Talent have partnered so to offer a specialized recruitment solution within the Consulting and Financial services domains.

Working together as a specialist search and selection agency, we concentrate on blue chip financial services and strategy / technology consulting organizations across Europe and the Middle East; focusing exclusively on Financial Services, IT and Risk. Being niche allows us to offer a premium search service, tailored to overcome the technically challenging nature of recruitment for the specialist functions that we work.

We are dedicated to representing best of breed candidates in the region in our dedicated fields of employment. As such we are a leading outfit for placing ex-pats and internationally educated students in the region.

Our biggest unique selling point, is that we are steered by a dedicated team of ex-financial services and industry professionals. This allows us to offer a level of candidate pre-screening for roles, which is largely anomalous to the recruitment profession. Our ability to bridge the technical knowledge gap typical recruiters encounter, coupled with a thorough delivery process allows us to drive consistently superior results for our clients sourcing requirements. Designed to provide a fast and efficient turnaround, we minimize the use of internal resources our clients spend vetting inadequate profiles, allowing them to quickly get back to focusing on their strategic goals.

Our strength lies not only in the specialist nature of our firm, but also in the commitment we show towards our clients and candidates. We endeavour to build long-term relationships and recognise the crucial nature of communication throughout the recruitment process. Excellence, integrity, respect and transparency are cornerstone to the culture we promote.

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