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Business Analyst - Corporate Strategy - UAE National

Job Description and Requirements

Job description / Role

As a Business Analyst, you will be integral to the team's efforts to enable a 3-year strategy formulation and planning, annual strategy execution and performance management, ongoing corporate development activity - organic and inorganic related to achieving profitable and sustainable growth, and one-off projects for stakeholder engagement at the Government level.

Client Details

A leading semi-government organisation in the UAE with interesting business lines and a strong development and progression culture.

Description

You will be expected to deliver detailed business planning, financial modelling and analysis, and present robust hypothesis-based recommendations / insights on corporate level projects.

* Enable the strategic and corporate objectives alignment process by undertaking environmental scans, competitive and comparative analysis, benchmarking studies, and performing robust analysis of corporate wide-performance and business strategies
* Produce high-quality in-house research reports to support decision making activities
* Manage one's allocated resources effectively to gather the required data points and independently structure insights to support corporate strategy and planning activities
* Assist in conducting ad-hoc research and analysis on miscellaneous strategic initiatives and M&A activities
* Deliver to a plan outlined by Corporate Office, work effectively with Senior and Operational teams in stakeholder departments, and deliver high quality and structured presentation documents with duly diligent analysis
* Assist in conducting feasibility studies when required to support decision making.

Job Offer

* Attractive salary
* Diverse project portfolio
* Exciting role with exposure to high profile government organisations and stakeholders
* Opportunity to work for an organisation, contributing to the growth and development of the UAE

Requirements

* Bachelors degree required or equivalent with majors in business management / finance / economics
* 2-3 years' experience in a similar role (i.e. economic assessment, financial analysis, equity research, performance management, business planning, asset valuations etc.)
* Advanced knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel (financial modelling etc.)
* Business Analysts are expected to possess strong:
* Economics (micro and macro) fundamentals
* Analytical skills and problem-solving capabilities
* Attention for accuracy, quality and detail (where needed)
* Ability to present findings with a structured hypothesis driven approach