Corporate Strategic Planning Unit Head

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Job Title Corporate Strategic Planning Unit Head

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Sector Strategic Affairs

Department Strategic Planning

Section Strategic Planning

Reports To (Job Title) Strategic Planning Section Head

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To support in leading the Corporate Strategic Planning process and activities of DCT, and ensure that a common corporate vision and medium to long-term strategy is established and well communicated. Oversee implementation of strategic and operational plans at the sector level by effective communication.


Key Accountabilities

Strategic Planning Operations Supervise the strategic planning process across DCT. Ensure alignment to all sectorial plans. Lead the development and implementation of the strategic planning and annual business planning framework, templates and processes in order to ensure adopting of leading practice in annual and strategic planning and compliance. Gather and obtain from a variety of sources, such as interviews with sector heads/executives, review of publicly available documents on the competition/market, primary research (competitive intelligence program). Review the issues identified on DCT's strategic planning and annual business planning framework, templates and processes in order to continuously identify improvements to ensure smooth and effective strategy formulation. Lead in conducting the strategic analysis and practices such as Internal environment analysis, External environment analysis and Competitor analysis that support the Strategy Formulation. Lead meetings and promote communications among the organisation's sector heads/leaders and personnel to develop a common understanding regarding the competitive environment and what the organisation's response to that environment (its strategy) should be. Review documents and communication, describing the organization's strategy and its implementation to develop a strategy plan, including includes a diagnosis of the competitive situation, guiding policy for achieving the organization's goals, and specific action plans. Facilitate variety of methods of measuring and monitoring progress towards the objectives and measures established, such as a balanced scorecard or strategy map. Manage the provision of adequate support to sectors/divisions in building internal planning capabilities through conducting and facilitating awareness sessions and training workshops, so that DCT employees understand and adopt the strategic planning process and contribute effectively to the cascading of corporate strategies into sector and divisional strategies. Coordinate with the Finance Department to translate plan into annual operation budget to describe the expected financial performance of an organization for the upcoming year. Support in leading overall long-term Policy and Planning and integration of sectorial plans.Oversee the implementation of the strategic and operational plans at the sector level. Lead and facilitate translation of strategy into a set of clear short-term operational objectives as per the execution plans of the overarching strategy. Ensure key issues, elements, and needs of strategy implementation are translated into objectives, action plans, and "scorecards". Ensure short-term operational objectives are identified with measurable metrics/milestones to compliment the action plan. Ensure effective monitoring set measures to help the DCT's members in controlling strategy outcomes by implementing successful control procedures that can track, and report progress to prompt action plan alterations and operational pivots. Ensure monitoring or evaluation to begin early on in order to cut an errant strategy before losses or negative impacts become too costly or damaging.

Policies, Processes and Procedures Follow all Strategic Planning section policies, processes, procedures and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner

Collaboration Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on matters related to Strategic Planning area in order to facilitate flow of information and also to build awareness in those areas.

Day-to-Day Operations Follow the day-to-day operations set by the Line Manager in the Strategic Planning section to ensure continuity of work and the delivery of effective and high quality outputs. Report on a regular basis to Strategic Planning Manager on operational activities, challenges, hurdles and methods of resolution or mitigation etc. as required to keep the Line Manager informed and updated about section activities.

EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) Comply with all relevant EHS guidelines, policies and procedures, by reporting incidents and hazards on a timely manner, and reduce consumption of natural resources to support in protecting the environment and ensure a healthy and safe work environment.

Change Management Support the creation of culture susceptible to change management through a 'hands-on' and 'can-do' approach to DCT's new business opportunities, participating in the development of new initiatives, meeting planned targets, and demonstrating preferred high-performance behaviors.


Internal Internal

All Strategy and Planning functional areas Culture Sector Project Management and Engineering Dar Al Kuteb Sector Tourism Sector Marketing & Communications Sector Support Services Legal Internal Audit General Secretariat of the Executive Council (GSEC) Executive office of the government of Abu Dhabi External Consultant and Service Providers Key Stakeholders and partners


Qualification (e.g. Academic Qualification, Certifications, Licenses)

Bachelor's degree Business Administration/ Finance/Economics/Public Policy or equivalent. Master's degree in Business Administration/Finance/Economics/Public Policy or equivalent preferred.


Minimum of 5 years of experience in Strategic planning, Business Transformation, Project Management, Business Innovation, Change management, Operational Optimization, etc.


Core Competencies Level Functional Competencies Level

Analytical skills Strategic Planning Skills Project management Communication Skills Problem Solving Ability Research Skills Ability to Synthesize ... ... ...


Statements in this are intended to reflect, in general, the duties and responsibilities of the job, but are not to be interpreted as totally inclusive.

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