Tuesday , February 27 2024

ABSA Vacancies – Senior Strategist

Website Absa

Job Description:

To support the Head of ITO Strategy in discharging his/her responsibilities in shaping key strategic priorities across the Information and Technology Office (ITO), the Digital Book of Work, and in developing Group’s Innovation Ecosystem, and the value exchange back to business and to the communities in which we operate, whilst ensuring alignment to our Cultural journey.
Conduct research and compile strategic insights into global digital banking trends and the local, regional and global Innovation Ecosystem in order to improve future thinking of executives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the book of work has accurate digital classifications that are agreed with business change leads and Head of Digital
  • Develop deliverables, such as presentations, proposals and recommendations on behalf of the Head of ITO Strategy, and assist with detailed content when required
  • Work with the Change team to understand the benefits to be realised through the digital projects and how these impact the digital group measures
  • Research and keep abreast of best practices, new technologies, competitor activity and international trends using subscriptions such as CB Insights and Gartner
  • Project management of minor strategic elements/projects with timely stakeholder feedback
  • Interface with ITO Exco’s direct reports to understand the operating environment and to assist them in prioritising focus areas and keeping them true to performance metrics
  • Remain up to date on changes in industry trends, best practices globally, innovations and digital banking behaviours to identify opportunities and potential impacts to the marketplace
  • Provide the Head of ITO Strategy with business insights, implications and strategic recommendations from analysis of global trends to aid proactive actionable data-driven decisions
  • Interface with technology, data, functions and group People to assist in building a sustainable performance solution for ITO.
  • Liaise on a regular basis with the relevant stakeholders to ensure key communications and strategic deliverables are developed
  • Research possible external suppliers and FinTechs to identify potential digital and strategic partnership opportunities
  • Development of the performance dashboard, ensuring a sustainable solution for ITO
  • Scan the environment for potential future innovative solutions that may provide fit-for-purpose answers to current business challenges, within the context of ITO business strategies
  • Ensure that the ITO functions strategies are cascaded from the ITO strategy and are translated to strategic main efforts for ITO with metrics and measures cascaded to the functions
  • Liaise with the change team to understand the Red/off-track digital projects and the implications thereof
  • Interpret and integrate research data, draw conclusions/implications and translate into insights to share as thought leadership with the Digital
  • Forum, ITO ExCo and the Absa ExCo
  • Strategically advise the operational areas on their performance metrics relative to their targets, with a focus on actionable recommendations
  • Participate in internal and external events to promote the understanding of the ITO and the Digital strategies
  • Work with the Change team to understand the interdependencies of the transformational digital book of work

Job Requirements:

  • Deciding on and initiating action
  • Developed presentation and PPT skills
  • Experience in technology and digital
  • Project Management
  • Knowledge of Strategic Managements principles and approaches
  • Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Business, Commerce and Management Studies (Required)
  • Stakeholder management skills
  • Analytical/ Data management skills
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and complexity
  • 10+ years’ experience, majority within Financial Services
  • Experience in programme / portfolio management
  • Ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines
  • Experience in strategy formulation
  • Adapting and responding to change
  • B-degree in Technology/Finance/Mathematics/Economics/Statistics

Job Details:

Company: Absa

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Randburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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