Strategic Planning & Business Development Executive Job Opportunities – Uganda Airlines

Planning & Business Development Executive

Organisation: Uganda

Duty Station: Entebbe
International Airport, Uganda

About US:

Uganda Airlines is
the National Carrier of the Republic of Uganda based at Entebbe International
Airport. It is headquartered in Entebbe, Wakiso District, Uganda, and operates
from its hub in Entebbe International Airport. 

Job Summary:    The Strategic Planning & Business
Development Executive will contribute towards the development of Uganda
Airlines strategic plan, and identify inorganic growth opportunities for the
Airline. Participate in the development of Uganda Airlines Group strategic plan
and identify industry trends, potential challenges and incorporate them in
Group’s strategic plan. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for performing a full range
    of strategic planning functions; including the development of the Agency’s
    strategic, operational and business plans
  • Responsible for providing financial
    analysis to ensure compliance with the Financial Management.
  • Assist in the coordination of Airlines
    strategic planning calendar
  • Strategy Planning – Drive the development
    and validation of plans for growth that achieve the long-term vision for
    Uganda Airlines. Activities include environmental scanning, gap analysis,
    strategic analysis and formulation, investment analysis, modelling, and
    R&D support.
  • Identify emerging industry and
    marketplace trends, synthesize to key insights, and communicate
    implications to leadership
  • Provide guidance on potential strategies
    to leverage insights that reflect company growth and increased industry
  • Identify opportunities for investment,
    and partner with functional areas to build business cases that justify
  • Communicate strategic recommendations
    and use influence to gain support from internal and/or external senior
  • Partner with other teams across the
    organization as a strategic planning resource for support and advice
  • Strategy Execution – Monitor the
    implementation of Uganda Airlines strategic plan, learn from divergence,
    and adapt. Activities include performance management, change management,
    and risk management.
  • Provide consistent, managed visibility
    into the execution of corporate strategy
  • Identify and analyse strategy
    implementation issues and drive decision-making to move the strategy
  • Incorporate and communicate change to
    keep the organization aligned
  • Monitor and test assumptions supporting
    the corporate strategy, and evaluate the impact of deviations to ensure
    necessary adjustments are made
  • Support any other projects and
    initiatives that require a customer point of view.
  • Review and report targets and new/existing
    management dashboard KPIs
  • Conduct research to advice on the
    prospecting opportunities directed by Board and Management.
  • Monitoring and reporting on the
    Airline’s performance against targets
  • Evaluate possible investments in
    Airlines and non-Airlines
  • Review of Uganda Airlines inorganic
    growth strategy and evaluate investment opportunities.
  • Maintain the sales database to provide
    relevant and up to date competitor information to the global sales force
    and others in the organization.
  • Administer the sales database and
    continue its expansion to other operating roles throughout the company

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda
    Airlines Strategic Planning & Business Development Executive job
    placement must hold a University Bachelor in Business Management or Business
    Development Degree, or equivalent work experience; MBA preferred.
    Economics, Statistics, Strategic Planning or a related field.
  • Background in Business Development,
    Business Administration, Economics or Finance is a plus.
  • At least three years’ experience
    performing financial or statistical analysis (utilizing advanced features
    of Microsoft Excel, or an equivalent tool); integrated strategic planning,
    financial reporting, return on investment and total cost of ownership
    analyses; and performance measurement or benchmarking.

How to Apply:

All candidates who
wish to join Uganda Airlines should send their application letters, Curriculum
Vitae giving two (2) referees, and copies of academic and professional
certificates with one passport size photograph (one full size photograph for
Cabin Crew applicants) should be submitted online, Click
or by post quoting the Job Reference number accordingly.

Applications should
be addressed to:

The Manager Human

Uganda National
Airlines Company Ltd.

P.O. Box 431,
Entebbe, Uganda.

Deadline: 15th August 2019

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