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Main Purpose of Job
Directly support the Industry Leader to champion leadership in the implementation of the industry strategy - through effective management and development of the team and building of strong relationships across service business areas
Qualifications & Experience Required
Bachelor Degree7 years’ working experience within the relevant function
Qualifications & Experience Preferred
Postgraduate qualification (relevant to Service Area / Business Management, etc.)At least 1 year at manager level
Key Performance Areas:
Interrogates, clearly understands and communicates to team the agreed strategic objectives of both own Service Area and that of the client Service Line/s
Manages the implementation of the strategic imperatives in line with service area strategy relating to:Implementation of change initiatives within designated area/sManagement of the implementation of plan on a day-to-day basis with teamMonitoring skills level in team relating to required outputs, assisting as necessaryClear and regular communication with superior and team on implementation status
Supports own Service Line leadership in carrying out EXCO mandate
Client Impact: External / Internal
Manages quality and timeliness of day-to-day deliverables of team in area of expertise to client
Provides client management with sound professional advice and support across broad area of issues arising within area of expertise
Proactively identifies client service and technical issues and independently implement resolutions to address these
Participates in gathering of information for thought leadership process and share functional and industry knowledge and expertise with clients, colleagues and teams
Meets with team on a regular basis to provide updates from client and SL leadership and to get input from team
Monitors delivery by teams against client expectations
Gives direction and support to teams on client requirements and team achievements
Keeps Service Line /Area leadership teams updated on status of all projects within area of responsibility
Manages complex risk issues within sphere of responsibility ensuring issues are rectified as soon as possible
Demonstrates Deloitte value of exceptional service to internal clients through personal example, growing the firm’s brand and talent development
Budgets / Profitability
Provides input into annual budget to superior for drafting of budget for Service Area
Manages expenditure within team and ensures time and expenses are submitted weekly
Differentiators for this specific role
The Industry Strategist’s role is focused on Industry Strategy & Project Management; the Operational Management of the Industry portfolio; Driving Industry Eminence as well as managing internal stakeholder relationships/networks.
Develop, maintain and own the Industry strategy plan.
Work with Service Lines to realize the operation of the industry strategy.
Support the Industry Leader in planning, directing, managing and coordinating day-to-day business activities and strategy related projects.
Executive project oversight: Acts on the authority of the Industry Leader to oversee strategic projects
Coordinating and project managing multiple projects and initiatives within the industry program as well as providing strategic and analytical insights and support to the industry, sector, service line and client account leaders.
Managing PMO operational activities including industry governance, communications, Leadco meetings as well as local and global reporting
Financial management and oversight of industry budgets and revenues. This includes the development and challenging of annual client and industry revenue targets; monitoring and analysing revenue performance as well as controlling and administering of the industry budget on strategic, meaningful and impactful client and market engagements
Developing a strong network of relationships with key stakeholders across Deloitte both locally and globally (service lines, client accounts, sector as well as wider business support teams)
Prepare strategic priorities/focus areas, agendas, briefings, and wider materials for internal meetings and major client events.
Guiding and supporting the Industry marketing manager with the implementation of marketing strategies as well as providing input to the marketing strategy by articulating the industry focus
Driving and managing the development of key industry thought leadership
Building a network of key stakeholders both internally and externally, in order to deliver on key marketing initiatives
The Industry Strategist will need to have:
An understanding of the firm, our clients and how we service those clients.
Strong project management skills and the ability to prioritise, set and meet deadlines.
Strategic and creative thinking skills and the ability to express that in writing, in presentations and verbally.
Ability to develop effective working relationships with the most senior people across the firm.
Very strong organisation skills, initiative and proactive approach.
A strong sense of urgency and flexibility.
Ability to work under pressure, show determination and persistence.
Ability to effectively work with and influence senior stakeholders.
Government & Public Services Industry
Our industry purpose is to work with Government, Public Entities and Donor Organisations across Africa to develop and implement innovative, fit for purpose and cost effective solutions to achieve the following:
Efficiencies in processes, people and technology
Enhanced service delivery outcomes across Government - with specific focus on key sectors such as Education, Health, Defence, Security and Justice, and Civil Government
Develop and enhance capability and skills across government
Improve global competitiveness
Support ethical and fair business practices
Provide assurance and accountability of government spending of tax payers funds
Improve governance and accountability
Therefore, making a very direct impact that matters on the 1,2bn people across Africa.
We are looking for an Industry Strategist to work with the Industry leader to develop and implement our strategies that achieve our purpose. At its core, this role is a strategic advisor to the industry community and assumes day-to-day responsibility for strategy implementation and key projects and tasks across the G&PS industry. The role is a real enabler to gaining a strong understanding of our business, and gives you the opportunity to work across the African firm and with global colleagues.
If you are looking for an opportunity to take a step up into a dynamic firm-wide position, this role could be for you.
Key Competencies required / Talent Standards Capabilities:
Knows the business and industry - Knows how member firm business works and keeps up-to-date on industry activities, marketplace trends and leading practices
Manages to results - Takes responsibility for assigned areas and contributes to the successful realization of common goals
Manages and executes projects - Prepares and manages work plans to ensure efficient and timely completion of work
Solves problems - Identifies and solves problems objectively using analysis, experience and judgment
Manages quality and risk - Understands and applies quality assurance and risk management procedures in all areas of work performed
Manages change and ambiguity - Is adaptive and flexible in the face of change and ambiguityPlease note that this job advertisement provides a summary of the capabilities required and all candidates shortlisted will receive a full list of capabilities.