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Strategy Director

Robert Walters


Ref: NP316-1069

Job description / Role

Outstanding opportunity for an experienced strategy and commercial business partner to join the strategy team.

Role: Strategy Director Location: Dubai, UAE

Reporting to: Head of Strategy and Business Development based in Dubai

Based in Dubai and reporting into the Global Head of Strategy, you will work in close partnership with the senior executives operating the business helping set the strategic agenda for the business, across geographies.

Principal Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

* Work closely with senior executives to obtain an understanding of the business aspirations in order to translate into a strategic action plan and business objectives
* Lead and execute strategic projects to improve the operational performance of existing portfolio companies in different geographies
* Prepare strategy related internal and external presentations and documentation aimed for senior leadership team
* Identify, analyze investment or partnership opportunities
* Work closely in partnership with the M&A team in sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities that support agreed strategy and recommend such appropriate opportunities to the Investment Committee
* Undertake strategic and commercial due diligence on targets
* Provide direction and guidance to the senior executive to ensure alignment with the companies strategy

Academic Qualifications, Knowledge, and Experience:

* Advanced degree from a top tier Business School with a specialization in Business Administration, Strategy Management or Finance
* 8-10 years of experience in a top-tier strategy consulting firm or strong corporate strategy background
* Payments and broader Financial services industry experience
* Solid functional knowledge, including but not limited to strategy, business development
* Knowledge of M&A, Investment Banking or Venture Capital / Private Equity
* International experience, preferably in emerging markets
* Demonstrated leadership ability in a team environment; ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
* Proven record of high performance and substantial achievements in past positions
* Self-starter with ability to work independently; comfortable working remotely from the rest of the team


Personal attributes:

* Intellectually robust
* High energy with strong influencing skills and the ability to successfully build relationships and partnerships
* Naturally flexible and adaptable with the ability to live comfortably with ambiguity
* Comfortable with different cultures, ideally with a background of living and working in multiple countries
* Results orientated. Task delivery focused. Drives for results
* Challenges: "This is how the industry works"

Working Conditions:

* The role requires national and/or international travel (30-50%)

About the Company

Robert Walters is one of the world's largest specialist professional recruitment consultancies with 53 offices spanning 24 countries.

We've helped thousands of professionals find permanent, contract and interim roles with leading global corporations, small to medium sized companies and innovative start ups. Our specialist recruitment focus includes: accountancy and finance, banking, engineering, operations, legal, IT, sales, marketing, procurement & logistics, HR and support/administration.

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