Strategy & Performance (JO015032) Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Division: Transmission & Distribution 
Function: Distribution Asset Management
Section/Unit: Strategy & Performance

Scope

To provide specialist support in business planning, strategy and performance management across the Transmission and Distribution’s distribution asset portfolio to ensure alignment with, and enablement of, the business line’s performance and continuous growth

Responsibilities

Collaboration and Delivery with Strategic Business Partners

  • Conduct the routine collaboration with all business partners (Human Capital, Supply Chain, IT, Finance and Legal) to co-deliver defined key performance indicators (KPIs) in line with the overall business plan.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures

  • Provide inputs and implement policies, systems, and procedure for the assigned team so that all relevant procedural/legislative requirements, fulfilled while delivering a quality, cost-effective service.

Continuous Improvement

  • Participate in the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement and sustainability of systems, processes and practices considering global standards, productivity improvement and cost reduction.

Reporting

  • Prepare sectional statements and reports timely and accurately to meet NewCo and department requirements, policies, and quality standards.

Strategy and Performance Measurement

  • Provide support in all strategic and business planning efforts for the distribution asset in line with the business line strategy and the overall corporate vision.
  • Support in the preparation of the distribution asset budget, and continuously monitor expenditure against approved budget and reconciling any variances to ensure on-target performance against budgets.
  • Coordinate with various functions in the department to ensure that target KPIs have been set and continuously monitor performance against set KPIs and recommend course of action in case of any deviation.
  • Analyse the Distribution Asset’s past performance and conduct trend and benchmark analyses to provide financial forecasts/projections for medium- and long-term requirements of the asset.
  • Prepare and develop the distribution asset’s briefing reports and presentation materials for management to support the decision-making process.
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis requested by Management and liaise with different departments/divisions whenever financial or business analysis support is requested to ensure accurate and timely data is submitted.

Market Intelligence  

  • Collaborate with the Transmission and Distribution business line to support in the preparation of economic analysis and forecasting for potential distribution asset opportunities to assess growth potential, returns and the commercial terms of potential agreements.
  • Conduct key market trends analysis for the distribution business line (incl. Regional trends, technology trends, ecosystem trends) to identify key insights for BL’s growth from a strategic perspective.
  • Conduct research on possible regulatory and political risks that might impact the distribution business line and provide recommendation to limit and mitigate any potential risks that might hinder performance.

Collaboration

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with strategic partners and all relevant external/internal entities with highest standards of business ethics, in-order to improve business outcomes whilst protecting NewCo’s business interests.
  • Resolve any conflicts on priorities, goals, strategies, resources, and key initiatives in a timely manner to ensure the continuous performance of the assets.
  • Collaborate with other business lines (BL) within NewCo to share knowledge and lesson learnt to optimize cost and enhance performance.
  • Support other functions within Transmission & Distribution business line to evaluate, define and secure the optimum market position and prices for NewCo’s assets including analysis of alternative tariff, different pricing arrangements, product and feedstock market assessments and development of pricing forecasts and future economic scenarios based on ground realities.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive market database for traders, suppliers, buyers, quality specifications and volumes to facilitate future decision.

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, or any related field.

Minimum Experience

8 years of relevant experience in Asset management or strategy development

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