Group Assistant Director - Commercial Investment - Africa & GCC

  • Job Reference: LC/COM/INV/GCC
  • Date Posted: 6 November 2019
  • Recruiter: Talent Resource
  • Location: GCC
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Full Expat Tax Free Package
  • Sector: Professional Services > Banking & Investment, Professional Services > Management Consultancy, Technology > Mobile Networks, Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent, Exaptriate
  • Contact: Luke Cowgill
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01625838638

Job Description

Title Assistant Director – Commercial Investments Africa & GCC

Reporting into Senior Director – Head of Commercial Investments and Portfolio Asia Division Commercial Department / Section Commercial Investments & Portfolio Management 

Role Profile 
 Support the Senior Director Head of Commercial Investments and Portfolio ASIA in the creation of value creation plans of the OpCos he/she is accountable for and to follow up on their execution with the OpCo leadership 

 Perform in-depth analysis of monthly and quarterly performance reports, outlining key drivers  

 Support OpCos the Senior Head of Commercial Investments and Portfolio ASIA with: o Hiring and reviewing of commercial planning related staff in OpCos o Training, sharing best practices and tools 

 Perform, 1) in-depth analysis of commercial related aspects on submitted Board Agenda’s, 2) align with other key Group stakeholders and 3) provide a written summary report to board members 

 Perform the in-depth analysis of commercial related aspects in annual processes including (but not limited to): Strategy process, Annual Operating Planning (AOP) process, Corporate Scorecard process and provide feedback  

 Perform the systematic review / analysis of OpCo requests for Capital Investments (CAPEX) and ensure that the request and its underlying drivers are based on sound assumptions  

 Perform the commercial analysis of ad hoc requests from Group / OpCo management and ensure that recommendations are based on robust / accurate information       Act as the expert advisor for the OpCos management on Commercial Investments related matters 

 Take interim management roles in OpCos when required 


10+ years leading Commercial / Financial / Strategy Planning or similar in the Telco space, Recognized Telco industry experience in a Group or OpCo capacity 

 Previous experience gathered as a portfolio manager in Private Equity funds and / or business analyst in top tier management consulting firms 

 5+ years of leadership experience, team or department  

Minimum Entry Qualifications 
  Bachelor Degree 

 Master’s degree is a plus

 English mandatory, another language spoken in one of our OpCos is a plus