Strategy & Planning Manager, Up to AED 35,000 per Month

Sapphire Recruitment Consultants

Fujairah, UAE

Ref: QP921-28

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our client is seeking a Strategy & Planning Manager with at least 7 years’ experience in a strategy role. The ideal candidate would be someone who has worked for a management consultancy, advisory or Big 4, however this is not essential, they will consider someone from a large group entity. In this role you will be responsible for drawing up the strategy plan/framework and breaking it down into action plans. You must be prepared to relocate to Fujairah. Please respect the criteria requirements and only apply if you meet these as you will not be considered if you do not especially if you do not currently reside in the UAE.


• Work with senior management in forming strategy, then focus on breaking this down into action plans to implement the strategy
• Lead development of the strategic plan/framework and ensure the vision holder directions are reflected in implementable strategies by breaking ideas to action plans
• Stay on top of trends in international development and impact measurement by obtaining and evaluating information about industry and market trends, competitive threats, and possible business opportunities
• Work with CFO to lead on developing the approach and execution of fact packs and return on investment analysis
• Work closely with execution team (GMs & Managers) to determine businesses’ direction by focusing on setting medium and long-term goals
• Work with PMOs to ensure that the implementation of plans are on track and deadlines are met
• Draft strategy papers and presentations to be made to the board or other key stakeholders
• Visualise data into easy-to-read graphs and create slides that tell a story to enable efficient executive of strategic plans
• Ensure leadership uses data to inform decision making
• Coordinate communications team, develop simple, engaging messaging and smart cascading to ensure employees know their part of our client’s strategy
• Facilitate the Strategy Committee by delivering the Vision Holder expectations and decisions (like entering new markets, developing products, or stopping production of existing products)
• Act as a communication channel between the Vision Holder and execution team (GMs & Managers)
• Lead discussions and contribute insights derived from analysis of the industry and competitors
• Act as a consultant, engage in feasibility studies, and provide strategic advice to the business units

AED 25,000 to 35,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.



• Master’s degree (MBA, MPP, MPA, or MA in International Development or equivalent),
• 7+ years of experience in a strategy role
• Experience in drawing up the strategy plan/framework and breaking it down into action plans
• Must have international experience or strong understanding of challenges facing the international development sector
• Must possess the ability to review and analyze data, and ask the right questions
• Fluent in Excel or PowerBI to cut financial or impact data sets in compelling ways; conduct quantitative analyses that help our client stay grounded in data to acquire accurate results
• Great at “story-lining” to build strategic narratives or to present options sets for executive decision
• Simplify strategy so it is easily understood and inspires supporters and staff
• Must possess advanced verbal, written and cross-cultural communications skills
• Demonstrated work planning and project management experience
• Must have executive presence and excellent presentation skills
• Top tier management consulting experience valued
• Must be prepared to relocate to Fujairah
• Must currently reside in the UAE

Please respect the criteria requirements and only apply if you meet these as you will not be considered if you do not. We thank you for your application however due to the high volume of candidate applications, we only accept online applications in the first instance. Successful candidate applications will be contacted, if you are not successful your CV will be stored on our database.

About the Company

Sapphire Recruitment Consultants is an executive search, selection and recruitment agency lead by a management team with over 28 years of experience in the international and local recruitment market. Located in Dubai, we are ideally situated to offer our expertise to the region.

Our focus is to provide professional services that encourage long-term relationships with clients, effectively placing personnel in positions that showcase their skills; and as a result, making a material contribution to the company.

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