Strategy Formulation & Alignment
Lead the strategic mapping process for the division.
Research on new methodology on Strategic Management to match to business needs.
Facilitate the roll-out of the Business Development Strategy. Work with divisional leads to ensure implementation of best practice
Champion the process improvement within the business to attain strategic objectives
Partners in delivery of strategic programs across divisions for turnarounds by tracking & monitoring the roll out
Monthly reporting on progress of implementation of agreed strategy action plans.
Take leadership in strategic projects/initiatives in relating to overall company strategy.
Oversee the formulation, implementation, and review of Safaricom Strategic projects.
Oversee justifications and due diligence for all business acquisitions and key projects undertaken by the business.
Lead the Integration of acquired businesses
Products Gate and Governance
Drive the Governance and Gate process for all products and Services.
Business Intelligence & Thought Leadership
Consistently monitoring operating environment activities of strategic interest and provide thought leadership on changes taking place in the industry.
Research on new areas of business that Safaricom can gain strategic advantage over its competitors
Seek intelligence on competitor strategy from industry experts, Telecom analysts and other media whilst maintaining highest ethical standards.
Review and advice the Chief on overall company cost management initiatives.
Prepare the department’s budget and forecasts in line with the company policy and manage the department’s Expenditure.
Oversee the team
Work and manage in a matrix structure Coaching, mentoring, and delegating when need be.
Must have technical / professional qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree
Project Management certification Prince II or PMP and / or Six Sigma Yellow or Green Belt.
Have 10 years work experience in the Telecom/ICT space of FMCG; 5 of which must be in senior Management
Minimum 5 years’ experience in project management and information technology
Minimum 5 years leadership experience in a cross-functional or matrix organization.
Requires strong experience in business and solution development, project/program management, and project delivery in a technology space.
Experience developing complex, multi-year project plans to meet business objectives within budget
Very Strong understanding of the system development life cycle
Very Strong understanding of the project management and testing life cycle
Ability to interact effectively with various levels within the organization
Proven experience in risk management and change management
Proficient in project management software
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to effectively communicate and present to all levels of the organization including EXCO
Solid understanding of project management methodology to identify and communicate issues, risks and dependencies across a large-scale program
Experience using automated project management governance tools