Job Summary

The Strategy Lead/Senior Associate will focus on strategic initiatives consistent with the bank’s ambition to be Nigeria’s most reliable and trusted partner and leader in citizenship, sustainability and innovation.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement short/long term strategies for the bank and/or business groups
  • Define and develop strategic initiatives with a focus on research, analysis and recommendation development
  • Translation of the bank’s long-term strategy for the annual strategic review/refresh cycle 
  • Develop recommendations for senior management on high-priority initiatives based on a thorough review of business drivers
  • Facilitate project management for implementation of strategic initiatives across the bank to materially improve the effectiveness and performance of the bank
  • Develop reports/presentations for the Board and senior management including research related to macroeconomic indicators, banking industry and relevant policies, competitive landscape, emerging trends, market sectors, etc.
  • Coordinate and supervise detailed competitive, market, trend, economic and financial analysis to inform strategic decisions
  • Conduct quarterly/annual business review sessions
  • Cultivate effective collaboration and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure delivery of strategic initiatives (Key internal stakeholders include Business units – Retail, SME, Commercial, Corporate, Treasury, Technology, Operations, HR, Brand & Communications)

Key Performance Indicators

  • A positive appraisal from the Head of Strategy, EXCO and other relevant stakeholders
  • Execution of specific projects as assigned, and achievement of key metrics set by the CEO
  • Execution of projects within agreed timelines, budget and desired outcomes 
  • Timely submission of high-quality reports to relevant committees/CEO/Board.
  • Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders for the successful execution of key strategic initiatives.
  • Positive performance using to-be established Strategy and IR scorecard/metrics for the bank

Job Requirement

  • Minimum education level – First degree with a minimum of 2nd class upper
  • Second degree in related field will be an added advantage
  • Membership of relevant professional body is mandatory
  • A minimum of five (5) years relevant experience with a minimum of 3 years in financial services and/or /management consulting firm.

Key Competency Requirements


  • Working knowledge of our business offerings
  • Working knowledge of strategy, process improvement, business analysis 
  • Good knowledge of the Banking & Financial services landscape in Nigeria
  • Understanding of emerging trends and best practices


  • Strong analytical and business case development
  • Strategic thinking and structured problem solving
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and written)
  • Project Management
  • Documentation/Reporting Skills
  • Good Relationship management and interrelationship skills
  • General managerial/ administration
  • Leadership capabilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Natural curiosity with a consistent drive to learn and push the envelope. 
  • Thinks outside the box and dares to always be different

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