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Manager, Strategic Planning & Execution - MENA

Thomson Reuters Strategy/Business Development 12/22/2017 10:12:12 AM , DU United Arab Emirates
Job Description

Role Purpose

Supports delivery of strategic initiatives and assists in identification of growth opportunities to help execute regional strategy ambitions.

Plays a role in building a strong strategy community and culture.


  • Plays a pivotal role in helping execute the regional strategy including key strategic initiatives, acquisition pipeline development and the strategy planning process.
  • Collaboratively develops strategic plans & roadmaps for various businesses and high priority segments.
  • Demonstrates analytical skills, business acumen and thought leadership to identify, prioritize, structure and solve complex business problems.
  • Independently interacts and liaises with mid and senior level stakeholders.
  • Creates deliverables including presentations, models, reports, newsletters and other outputs to document and communicate findings.
  • Assists the regional leadership team in business decisions by developing and presenting recommendations.
  • Provides ongoing support to the Head of Strategic Planning & Execution.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • MBA or equivalent required
  • 5+ years consulting experience from a strategy consulting firm or within a strategic planning/corporate development function in a global organization.
  • Proficiency in using research tools and experience with spreadsheets & quantitative modelling.
  • Proven ability to build relationships all levels within an organization.
  • Ability to handle multitasking environment, meet deadlines, and work with a wide range of confidential issues.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Prior quantitative analytical experience required.
  • Strategy consulting or business strategy experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of various Thomson Reuters businesses preferred.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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Dubai-United Arab Emirates
Req #: JREQ096005
Locations: Dubai-United Arab Emirates
Job Function: Strategy/Business Development
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