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Years of Experience:
7 - 10 yrs
Age Group:
35 - 45 yrs
Arab Nationals
IT Knowledge:
Not Specified
Arabic: Fluent
English: Fluent

Ref.No: 3736 Date of Posting: 10-Jan-2014
Head of Business Planning And Analysis Bookmark and Share
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Job Description
A Leading Kuwaiti Commercial Bank is looking for a Head Of Business Planning And Analysis as per the following job details:

Purpose and Scope
Manages strategic, regular and operations business planning process and assists in relevant initiatives to support the Bank’s growth across all groups and products locally and internationally. Provides accurate studies and forecasts of prospective business plans to support management in making decisions for the short and long term. Leads improvement initiatives that will enhance efficiency and effectiveness in a timely and beneficial manner. Participates in relationship with external parties as rating agencies, investors, auditors.

Key Reposibilities
1. Manages strategic and regular planning and forecast processes in an international environment ensuring accuracy and awareness of all international circumstances that could impact the forecast while demonstrating clear understanding of market trends.
2. Provides regular financial expertise and ensures performance monitoring of various units and subsidiaries within the bank group.
3. Manages timely accurate information delivery to management in forms of various analyses and regular presentations, highlight proactively any potentially alarming issues.
4. Coordinates various benchmarking and business modelling processes in order to provide well rounded meaningful feedback and determine the bank’s standing.
5. Develops and presents various business cases based on area of expertise while demonstrating strong knowledge of the surrounding market environment.
6. Leads process improvements initiatives ensuring timeliness, efficiency and effectiveness that would benefit the bank.
7. In coordination with Strategic Financial Planning head coordinates relationship with rating agencies and current / potential investors and analysts.
8. Develops and implements adequate controls, procedures and policies. Monitors copany wide compliance.
9. Develops and motivates the team under the direct responsibility.
10. Provides management with all essential accurate information to allow management to make proper informed decisions in terms of business planning and analysis.
11. Manages the long term planning, annual budgeting and weekly forecasting processes of the Group acting as the liaison between the concerned departments.
12. Manages the business planning process, performance indicators, and targets and fosters a productive communication channel to assist in formulating and implementing agreed upon business plans.
13. Interprets financial trends and data and responds to deviations by assisting in modifying action plans in order to achieve initially set targets.
14. Provides financial analysis and support on new local and international business initiatives to support management in making accurate decisions.
15. Assists in conducting valuation analysis on any possible mergers or acquisitions while accurately identifying expected future benefits.
16. Generates and escalates periodic and requested reports ensuring accuracy and timely delivery.
17. Participates in the various cross-functional committees / teams for multiple purposes to achieve optimal cooperation and to assume seamless quality services.
18. Performs other duties in line with scope of work and as instructed by the direct manager.
Educational Degree and Certifications: Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, or relevant. MBA.
Training / Professional Certifications: Professional certification preferred, eg CFA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA.
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word – excellent, Access – basics)
Data warehouses and database understanding
Language Skills – English, Arabic – preferred
Experience – 7 years of experience in a financial institution with subsidiaries (preferably an international bank)
Degree Specifications
Graduate - BA in Business Administration
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