Head, Strategy & Business Development Recruitment at a reputable Bank

A Microfinance Bank with international affiliation and a sub of a Financial Holding company is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Position: Head, Strategy & Business Development
Job Location:

Main Responsibilities

  • The chosen candidate will playa leadership role in business development and implementation of a long-range of strategic plans and objectives through the identification of strategic issues and opportunities that could influence business growth and profitability
  • He/She shall be responsible for competitor benchmarking, marketing program effectives, industry intelligence, consumer knowledge, and development of strategic initiatives
  • The Head of Strategy shall lead the department in launching high priority strategic initiatives, working directly with the business executives of various subsidiaries in implementation of the agreed strategies
  • The Head Strategy shall report to the Group Managing Director.


  • Ensures the formulation & implementation of the strategic plan.
  • Drives the development of the corporate strategy, including periodic and annual formal reviews of the Group’s long-term strategic plan
  • Works closely with senior executives ( Holdco & Subsidiaries) to lead most critical strategic initiatives, including business unit strategies, geographic expansion efforts, and new business launches
  • Provides in-depth industry and comparative market analysis and recommendations in support of senior management decision making.
  • Put in place performance measures that will determine the effectiveness of implemented strategies and identify areas for strategic improvement.
  • Defines potential businesses in order to realize profitability opportunities and also to avail insightful qualitative analyses.
  • Effectively develops and motivates the sales team in alignment with strategic goal across the group.
  • Submit regular analysis reports for senior management, business leadership and executives, and relevant stakeholders for purposes of further decision making.
  • Collaborates across the organization with top leadership, aiding in individualized strategy formulation for different projects and initiatives.
  • Conduct research on industry trends and market demand to inform product development.
  • Create the right partnerships and also leverage on opportunities.

Qualifications/Skills Required

  • 10-15+ years of experience in strategy, business development, or sales, preferably in the financial services or financial software industries
  • MBA & M.Sc in Finance & other relevant qualification and professional registration.
  • Proven analytical skills and problem solving ability paired with meticulous attention to detail
  • Understanding of the alternative investment space or related financial services experience
  • Self-motivated and proactive team player who takes ownership of projects
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to effectively manage competing priorities
  • Ability to communicate complex issues to a wide array of internal stakeholders
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment, consistently adhering to deadlines and evolving priorities.
  • Communication & Analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal & numerical skills.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Experienced in investment relations.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: info@recruitmentforte.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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