African Bank: Strategic Programme Manager

Posted on :

25 Apr, 2014

Category :

Business Mgt Jobs in South Africa, Project Management Jobs in South Africa

Job Description

To inform group strategy formulation in consultation with the major stakeholders in the Group


A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Science or Engineering

Masters degree in Commerce or Science or Engineering



5 to 7 years experience in strategy formulation in a consulting (Global strategy consulting) and / or commercial environment



High level of IQ and EQ

Understanding and knowledge of global business practices Research skills

Thought/Transformational Leadership

Networking skills

Strategic/Lateral Thinking skills

Presentation skills

MS Office skills ((Excel)

Database management skills

Excel skills

Analytical skills

Modelling skills

Statistical skills

Data collection skills

Problem solving skills

Attention to detail

Financial skills

Listening skills

Results Oriented

Report writing skills

Relationship Management skills

Persuasive skills

Feedback skills

Facilitation skills

Knowledge and Understanding of:

S.A. Labour Legislation

HR policies / processes/ procedures



Communication skills (verbal and written)


Stress Tolerance


Results Oriented



High work ethic




Thought leadership

  • Keep abreast with latest strategy developments (content and application) globally through research, reading, conferences, studies etc
  • Provide strategy team with new learning’s through teach backs, discussion groups, news letters, executive discussions etc
  • Refine and complement individual strategy toolkit, thinking style and application paradigm
  • Develop and demonstrate strategy thought leadership through networking, publications, conferences etc


Data analysis and modelling 

  • Carry out the following activities in consultation with direct manager/internal clients:
  • Articulate identified strategic dilemma through asking the right questions to understand the real issues
  • Formulate hypothesis to drive analytical process
  • Gather and collect quantitative and qualitative data through various means (desktop research, interviews, focus groups, surveys, external consultants etc
  • Build analytical models to manipulate and analyse qualitative and quantitative data to accept or reject hypotheses


Formulation and Strategy Presentation

  • Validate analytical findings through facilitating workshops, executive discussions, client discussions, external expertise etc
  • Refine analytical outputs and findings to address feedback from all sources during the validation process
  • Prepare a written report and /or presentation of findings for approval by direct manager prior to submission to client and/ or executive including
  • Strategic choices
  • Trade offs
  • Implications for how African Bank competes
  • Recommendations
  • Assess impact of strategy and recommendations through engaging with the client


Client Relationship Management

  • Create and maintain productive relationships with internal clients through providing advise and conducting client visits
  • Facilitate that clients understand the ‘real’ versus ‘perceived’ need through the application of strategic thought leadership, experience and expertise
  • Keep the client informed about progress on the real need through written communication, telephone communications and interpersonal meetings
  • Build a positive image of the strategy team through exceeding client expectations at all times


Management of resources (people) 

  • Manage and develop subordinates
  • Performance management
  • Training and development
  • Employee relations
  • Manage people efficiencies through leave management
  • Take appropriate disciplinary measures for any insubordination by staff
  • Select and apply most appropriate tools to achieve function delivery


How to Apply

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Job ID #: 3061 Job Vacancy Type: Permanent
Province: Gauteng Contract Duration:
Region: Johannesburg North Minimum Experience Required: 3 – 5 Years
Suburb: Midrand (Midrand) Minimum Education Required: Grade12 Plus relevant qualification
Company: African Bank Qualifications Required: A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Science or Engineering
Employment Equity: Yes Job Category: STRATEGIC PLANNING MANAGER I
Other Languages Required 1:
Other Languages Required 2:
Number of Openings: 1

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