Senior Manager – Strategic Planning and Performance

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Job Description

Department Definition

As part of Expo City Dubai, the Integrated Management Office is responsible for ensuring functional alignment with the divisional and organizational objectives, improving efficiency, and effectiveness across various functions. The office ensures also full alignment in various areas such as budget alignment, procurement alignment, etc.

Opportunity Responsibilities

As part of the Integrated Management Office, the Senior Manager has overall responsibility for developing the strategic objectives, performance measurement framework, performance management monitoring, data analysis and reporting.

The main responsibility for this role include:

Strategic Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with senior leadership and the head of the Management office to define the divisional and functional strategic objectives.
  • Develop and implement a performance measurement framework to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the division and the individual functions.
  • Lead the identification, definition, and implementation of key performance indicators (KPIs) for each function that accurately measure progress towards strategic objectives.
  • Monitor and evaluate functional performance using KPIs and other metrics, providing regular reports to senior management.
  • Establish and maintain project governance structures and processes to ensure full efficiency and alignment with best practices.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and implement changes to enhance overall efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Responsible for the creation and production of the senior management reports and dashboards.
  • Responsible for the data collection and analysis to extract meaningful insights that will be used to drive decisions, along with supporting the head of the management office in running quantitative analysis and producing relevant reports.

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Manage the central assembly of all relevant data from the various functions to report centrally to the senior management.
  • Work closely with functional liaison to identify key strategic initiatives that will drive performance improvement within their areas of responsibility.
  • Lead the weekly coordination meeting with the functional leader/liaisons and ensure obtaining full updates on the progress, challenges, issues, etc.


10+ years of relevant experience as well as:

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Business Administration, Project Management, or a related field and/or similar discipline.
  • Proven record of executing similar role in large organizations
  • Excellent communication skills, working with multiple peer groups and levels of management.
  • Strong analytical, numerical, and problem-solving skills as well as robust fact-based analysis.
  • Advanced problem solving and root cause analysis combined with proven ability to communicate and report the same.
Dubai, UAE