Lead, Strategic Planning

About the Role:
Reporting to the General Manager of Strategy, Market Intelligence, Growth & Digitalisation, you are responsible to facilitate development of functional strategies as part of the strategic planning process, and ensure implementation and alignment with corporate strategy.  Lead and execute cross-functional initiatives and projects of strategic nature. Provide analysis, business insights and recommendations on strategic business issues.  Provide consulting and industry expertise as well as deep analytical knowledge to different business functions in her/his scope of work, challenging the status quo and guaranteeing robustness of the specific strategy.

This position is based in Singapore.

Key Accountabilities

Strategy Development
•    Facilitate and guide the development of functional strategies as part of the strategic planning process; monitor and ensure implementation of strategies
•    Engage and challenge functions on their strategic plans, ensuring robustness of the strategies and alignment across functions and with corporate strategy
•    Guide functions in the selection of necessary tools and templates for the development of their strategies, and provide training as required on the use of the tools and templates
•    Maintain consistent documentation of the strategic plans for the various functions 
•    Manage projects related to the evaluation of strategic partners and execution of partnership arrangement/acquisition, including directly and indirectly managing consultants and project managers engaged in such strategic studies or strategic projects

Strategic Business Insights
•    Proactively provide analyses and business insights on the industry, market environment and competition, and recommendations to support decision making by senior management
•    Engage with stakeholders to consolidate analyses, identify threats and opportunities and generate options and recommendations for the business

Strategic initiatives and projects
•    Lead and execute initiatives and projects of strategic nature in close collaboration with stakeholders across various functions
•    Provide direct support to functions in the execution of initiatives and projects of strategic nature, including developing the necessary tools and models to facilitate analysis and decision making

About You:
•    University degree, preferably with post-graduate qualifications (MBA preferred)
•    At least 10 years work experience in the petrochemical/chemical/plastics or related industry, with at least 7 years of relevant experience in a strategic planning or strategy development function
•    Strong knowledge of strategic planning tools and methodologies
•    Thorough understanding of the petrochemical and polymer products 
•    Track record of leadership and orchestration skills to align regions and functions towards common business goals and objectives 
•    Strong analytical, strategic thinking skills and financial literacy
•    Able to work under pressure and deliver on tight timelines
•     Experienced project manager
•    Demonstrates excellent communication, presentation and consulting skills

Jun 26, 2024