Engagement Manager - Strategy - Giga Projects - #16989

Tandem Search

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Riyadh
Contract type: Full time
Manager/Sr Manager Strategy – Special Projects

Division/Section: Strategy

My client is undergoing a phase of accelerated growth over the next 2 years and is looking to build a Special Projects team that will be responsible for (a) incubating and operationalizing multiple functions of the organization, (b) developing, implementing and embedding a cross functional operating model across the organization, and (c) undertaking analysis of special topics on behalf of the Managing Director and the Director of Strategy

This role is suitable for an engagement manager with a practical problem solving approach, a generalist skillset and an interest in building organizations. They will own and deliver a portfolio of initiatives from inception to implementation and will later transition to join a function within the organization that is suitable for their skillet and interest

Special Topics (25% of time):
Undertake targeted analysis across commercial, strategic or organizational topics to aid decision making by the Managing Director and Director of Strategy

Special Projects (50% of time):
Identify and lead special projects aimed at operationalizing, growing or enhancing the organization in, but not limited to:
Organizational Development: Refining the organizational structure, developing and managing a recruitment campaign
Systems & Processes: Designing and implementing key systems and processes
Reporting: Establish and institutionalize a meeting & reporting cadence
Managing vendors: Identify, procure and manage services from professional service companies for the purpose of delivering projects, e.g., management, IT or organizational consultancies
Building the organization’s capability: Document work and conduct the necessary training and awareness to strengthen the organization’s competence in newly delivered special projects
Develop a network of trusted relationships within other entities to (a) build buy-in, and (b) to ensure cross-functional coordination for special projects

Technical Assistant (25% of time):
Participate in meetings for the MD and Director and ensure follow-up with counterparts
Develop presentation material for the MD to deliver at the board, investment committee and shareholders as requested

Knowledge, Skills and experience:
7 – 10 years of experience ideally with a mix of corporate and consulting strategy experience with a minimum of 3 years in strategy consulting
Ability to impact decisions within and outside the group
Effective influencing tactics and strategies
Excellent communication and negotiation skills
Proven track record in developing and implementing strategic plans

Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from a top-tier school

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