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21/04 Vanessa Dsouza
Client Partner at Search Synergy

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Head - Strategy - Real Estate - IIM/ISB/MDI/FMS (10-20 yrs)

Mumbai Job Code: 1083596

Job Purpose:

Bringing intellect, imagination, innovation and initiative to rewrite the 'rules of the business' and position the Company as a new-age real estate developer.

Principal Account abilities:

1. Strategy formulation and mid-term business planning

- Sets up and leads an annual strategic planning process for the Company

- Deploys the strategy working collaboratively with the other Executive Team members including communication, action planning and cross-functional interlocks

- Works closely with the CFO and other leaders to formulate a rolling 3-year business plan highlighting mid-term targets as well as resource requirements

- Engages periodically with analysts and others to scan the environment and competitive landscape

- Conducts periodic deep dives to analyse micro-markets and competitors to draw pertinent lessons for the company

2. Functional transformation

- Work with other leaders to enhance our capabilities in key main-sequence functions like CRM, Procurement & Contracting, etc. Bring in external expertise where needed

- Set up robust management processes - metrics, dashboards, reviews - at various levels within the function

- Review policies and processes within the function and update them to meet evolving business needs

3. Analytics

- Mapping out and evaluating opportunities to embed analytics in the business

- Driving RoI from analytics programs

4. Innovation

- Create an innovation strategy that builds competitive differentiation and superior value creation for the Company

- Use tools like Design Thinking to re-image the business model, including the offering, the operating model and the financial model

- Champion innovation experiments and efforts through the organisation - ensure these are set up well with the right learning milestones

- Engage with external innovation ecosystems, e.g. proptech accelerators, academia, design leaders, etc. to constantly stimulate the innovation agenda in the Company

- Rapidly evaluate business cases for investments in innovative technologies and capabilities

- Evangelise internally and externally as an innovator in the RE development space

5. Business Excellence

- Anchor adoption and assessment process, working with Group resources and internal teams

- Drive a culture of business excellence within the organisation

6. Chief of Staff

- Coordinate leadership team meetings and follow through on agreed actions

- Support the MD & CEO on special initiatives and tasks from time to time

Measure of Success:

- Timely completion of strategic planning and mid-term business planning cycle

- Continuous stream of business model innovations - in offering, operations and value creation

- Measurable financial benefits from digital and business-model innovation efforts

Functional Competencies:

- Adaptability and learning

- Ability to formulate and articulate a strategic vision

- The means to take on problems by identifying root causes across functions and making the tough decisions necessary to resolve them

- Combination of inductive (front-to-back) and deductive (back-to-front) thinking; creativity in exploring a wider potential solution space; pattern formation from areas far afield

- Excellent written (prose and PowerPoint) and verbal communication skills

- Experience in "pure play" digital and larger company transformations (typically in the consumer and technology sectors)

- Managerial ability to lead and see programs through to fruition.

- Successfully building relationships

- Patience to navigate the complex organizational structures of large businesses

- Collaborate to get buy-in across functions and be able to diplomatically challenge the status quo and solidify relationships with a broad group of people

- Demonstrated leadership and charisma that excites the organization to drive change forward

Qualification and Experience:

- MBA degree from a premier institution

- Preferably an engineer, by mindset if not by education

- 10+ years of post-qualification experience in a similar strategy/ innovation role

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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