Strategy Manager Job in Kenya

Job Description

The role will be
responsible for supporting strategic planning and execution and all reporting
of a strategic and monitoring nature for the Kenya Short-Term Business. The
Strategy Manager will work closely with the Executive team to analyze market
trends, identify opportunities, and formulate effective strategies to drive the
company’s success in a dynamic and competitive environment. This role will also
involve collaborating with cross-functional teams to align business objectives
with strategic initiatives, ensuring a cohesive and unified approach to
achieving organizational goals.

Key Responsibilities

Lead Strategic Planning:


Support
strategic planning and review process and support Functional Unit plans and
goal alignment with support functions.

Support
the Strategic planning process by leading in the development of models,
frameworks, and templates.

Document
the strategic plans for engagements with Boards, Staff, and the Center.

Provide
input in preparing and managing the forecasting process (12 months rolling) to
ensure appropriate targets are set, periodically reviewed and all parameters
considered.

Lead
the process of creatively cascading, communicating, and internalizing the
strategy across the organization and to key external implementation partners
for buy-in

Foster
excellent functional and cross-business collaboration to support the
achievement of short-term business ambition.

 Strategic
Implementation tracking and Enterprise performance management. 

Maintain
a single source of organization, departmental, and business unit performance
data on an ongoing basis as part of enterprise performance management.

Prepare
monthly strategic implementation reports and keep Senior Managers informed of
project direction as necessary.

Quantify
the impact of business initiatives by utilizing data gathering tools,
extracting data for analysis and interpretation, preparing reports synthesizing
analytical results, and outlining business cases to appropriate levels of
management.

Lead
the preparation of the company and departmental scorecards annually as part of
the Business Planning Process with quarterly appraising.

Highlight
any material risks to the implementation of the same and escalate to the
relevant parties for corrective action.

Champion Strategic
Execution

Lead
the development of relevant execution approaches and strategies to ensure
high-level buy-in from senior management, commitment from staff, and
follow-through on strategic commitments made.

Coach
department leaders to help them implement the plan and meet their goals.
Provide support in strategizing individual departments and review, analyze, and
manage all existing department strategies to ensure all departments align with
the business’s key strategies.

Provide
ad-hoc strategic review and support issues areas for the business with
strategic, operational, and tactical interventions/ cause correct
recommendations.

Coordinate
teams driving key priority areas execution and support through deep insights
and reporting on milestones and next actions.

Lead
transformation realization through competitive internal and external insights
and ideas development and rollout.

Work
with the GMs and Functional Managers to Conceptualize solutions – Innovating
around required transformations, products, processes; desired outcomes/KPIs.

Champion
comprehensive solution co-creation between teams for comprehensive solutions
development.

Industry, Market, and
Business Intelligence Review:

Lead
development of a comprehensive strategic view of the insurance industry
strategic landscape, including consumer trends, competitive intelligence,
product reviews, and emerging industry issues periodically.

Leveraging
data mining and business intelligence, identifies trends, patterns, and
opportunities in the current performance and collaborates with the team in
review of periodic targets e.g., initiatives impact reviews and various
performance metrics and customer behavior patterns.

Strategic Reporting:

Prepares
business reports on a monthly and quarterly basis focused on strategic
priorities for consumption by senior management.

Flag
issue areas monthly to MD and accountable head for course correction

Support
engagement and communications on strategy implementation and business
performance updates.

Risk Management

Identifying
and managing risks that could affect the delivery of the strategy establishing
plans to mitigate the risks and ensuring the company is prepared for any
potential changes.

Monitor
the departmental risk items and IBAM items for timely closure. the achievement
of Full Compliance with all regulatory requirements.

Value Creation

Foster
a culture of innovation within the organization to continuously explore new
ideas, products, or services that can add value to customers and strategically
position the business for the future.

Skills & Competencies

Strategic
Thought Leadership

Business
Awareness

Thinking
Skills

Decision
Making

Gaining
Commitment

Adaptability

Information
Monitoring

Building
Relationships

Knowledge &
Experience

Strong
interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented and collaborative
environment.

8+
Years experience in a progressive financial service sector, management
consulting, or Telco

3+
Years of progressive management experience, including the ability to develop
staff.

Expert
level of proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, and Access

Education

Bachelor’s
degree in business, Statistics, Actuarial Science or equivalent required

Master’s
Degree, MBA, or equivalent will be an added advantage

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