Strategic Projects Leader – Leading Retail Giant

Populus Global

Job description / Role

Position in the Strategic Projects team

Client – one of the largest retail conglomerates across the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent with a diverse portfolio of retail and hospitality brands:

• Manage & Deliver complex transformation projects
• Work with the senior management to identify business initiatives of strategic importance and operational improvement that need to be pursued across the Group or any of its specific businesses.
• Provide consulting & programme management expertise to drive Operating Model Development & Implementation, Benefits Case Development, Business Change etc. including stakeholder engagement planning, communications & organizational change
• Work with the CSO on strategic business transformation projects or independently manage critical modules within a larger project
• Gather, compile, analyze, and present fact-based insights to address specific business problems / challenges Stakeholder Management
• Work with CXOs/Senior Executives of business units on business transformation projects of strategic importance that are focused on closing performance gaps or improving overall business performance
• Use analytical skills to solve business and operations problems
• Ability to think strategically and formulate strategic plans to drive cross-business / cross-departmental initiatives
• Define performance improvement programs and drive change to maintain competitiveness as per the expectations of C suite stakeholders
• Independently design and develop senior management presentations or own specific sections within a larger presentation
• Provide consulting and program management expertise for strategic initiatives critical to business success Market Study
• Proactively scan the business environment and keep a track of emerging trends, highlighting strategic insights that could impact businesses
• Work with senior management on identifying / assessing strategic growth opportunities across new markets or new business verticals Team Building & Management
• Build Internal Team to deliver complex change, working efficiently with other L Brands & external parties
• Get work done on strategic initiatives through cooperation with the business units / corporate office teams

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