Strategy Manager/AVP - Based in Philippines

Morgan McKinley Singapore, EA Licence No: 11C5502
Singapore, Singapore
Jul 17, 2019
Aug 03, 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About the company:

The company engages in the power generation, distribution, and retail electricity supply; financial services; food manufacturing; real estate; infrastructure; and portfolio investments businesses in the Philippines.

Job Mission / Purpose

The Strategy Team is responsible for supporting the portfolio strategy decisions.

Portfolio-level strategy:

Support the Board of Directors in making portfolio or "market choices" - entry and exit - including in new and existing markets and through various channels (e.g., wholly-owned, investment fund) taking into account shifts in technology, customer preferences, evolution of business models.

Support Strategic Business Units within their market to identify and understand developments in technology, preferences and regulations and the impact of these on strategy, prospects, priorities. Help Business Unit to spot, assess and take decisions on new opportunities.


Formulate strategic plans and strategic initiatives

a) Spot changes / trends in markets and assess impact on the firm and Strategic Business Units and new opportunities.

b) Develop / analyze options and responses to changes in collaboration with Strategic Business Units and key stakeholders.

c) Develop / analyze new opportunities considered attractive by Board of Directors

d) Act as adviser to CEO on market changes

Support Strategy execution

a) Facilitate execution of strategy in support of and in collaboration with Executive Team members.

b) Put in place monitoring measures, including on "input metrics", to drive performance and progress towards strategic goals.

c) Create a business and organizational dashboard for impact and effectiveness.

Run Strategy Process

a) Lead the firm's portfolio strategy planning exercise

b) Introduce ideas and new approaches to setting strategy and streamlining the process over time

c) Coordinate annual strategy exercise (in coordination with budgeting process)

d) Facilitate ongoing strategy dialogue

Manage special projects

a) Handle specific projects related to strategy where needed

b) Support review of investments from strategy perspective

c) Capture innovations and new knowledge created internally, and share throughout the organization where relevant

Supervise modelling of strategic impact of various initiatives

a) Modelling capital available

b) Modelling impact of strategic initiatives

c) Modelling impact of various market changes, trends

Development of initiatives

a) Size market opportunity

b) Assess competitive situation

c) Assess internal capabilities

d) Assess best way forward to capture opportunity

e) Review of potential transactions / acquisition opportunities


Lead project teams on tasks mentioned above including coaching and mentoring of other Strategy and other team members

Functional/Core Competencies

Analytical skills

Highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to bring together diverse data and information and form sound judgments and insights

Business experience

Substantial exposure to and participation in business and financial planning and decision making

Business plan development

Experience developing and evaluating business plans including market analysis, strategy development and financial modelling

Strategic thinking

Ability to think strategically and cope with business complexity through the use key strategic frameworks (e.g., 5 forces, SWOT analysis, internal and external analysis, etc)

Performance metrics

Experience developing and evaluating performance metrics for organizations


Highly developed written and verbal communication skills

Modeling skills

Strong financial modelling skills


Leadership of small cross-functional work teams


Preference for expertise in industries (e.g., power, banking, commodities, cement, infrastructure)

Minimum Qualifications


Graduate of Business, Accountancy, Finance, Economics or its equivalent combination

Preference for MBA

Work Experience

Min 5 years in a strategy, corporate planning or business development role. Or in a role in consulting, investment banking, investing, equity research role.

Experience developing and evaluating business plans.

License / Certification and Training Requirement

Certified Public Accountant and/or CFA is an advantage

If you are suitable for the job, apply to:

Morgan McKinley Pte Ltd

EA License No: 11C5502
Registration No: R1655928
EA Name: Dang Vu Van Thanh

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