Strategy and Program Delivery Manager PE

Dakar Senegal

2 months ago

Years of Experience

15 - 25 years

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Seniority Type




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About our client

Our client is a pioneer in the Tobacco Manufacturing Industry, with its headquarters situated in the United States. They have successfully expanded their operations to over 180 countries, representing five distinguished regional certifications, namely Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, and Latin America. With a workforce of more than 75,000 talented individuals worldwide, our client has truly established itself as a global leader in the industry.


What sets our client apart is their unwavering commitment to innovation and progress. They have embarked on a remarkable journey of transformation, with a resolute aim to create a smoke-free future. This ambitious endeavor has completely redefined every aspect of their business, from the production and distribution of their products, to how they interact with their customers and society as a whole.


By embracing this transformation, our client has proved to be a trailblazer in their industry, setting an example for others to follow. With their pioneering vision and steadfast determination, they are poised to create a future that is free from the harmful effects of smoking. 

Job description

Responsibilities :

  • Act as the ‘go to’ person for Strategy & Program Delivery (S&PD) for the PAE region
  • Drive strategy, program architecture, portfolio management and support project delivery at PAE level
  • Partner with Commercial and Finance functions to develop and monitor an effective business plan
  • Use insights to contribute to build business scenarios.



  • Support PAE HoF’s to develop and refine RRP (and CC) commercialization strategy (go-to-market, channel strategy, care, customer marketing, local order fulfilment, EA etc).
  • In collaboration with finance ensure that Strategy and Projects/Programs are properly reflected in the financials.
  • Be POC (in collaboration with HoF) for deployment of global toolboxes and frameworks across functions.
  • Work with functions in delivery of competitive intelligence reporting and insights.

Programme Architecture

  • Work with PAE LT to define key programmes and projects to deliver the strategy.

Portfolio Management

  • Lead Project Portfolio Management for PAE , facilitating decisions on new project in-take, progress, and prioritization.
  • Operate governance meetings – on portfolio optimization, resource allocation and acceleration of key initiatives.

Project execution

  • Maintain oversight of projects and support management team in tracking, steering and issue resolution.
  • “Roll up sleeves” to support project execution where appropriate


  • Lead and oversee implementation of PBO in the Region & the markets and ensure adherence to governance.

Business Planning & Support for Strategy Development

  • Lead and participate in business discussions with the Management Team
  • Translate strategic plan into operational business plan and financial plans which support local market strategy and regional priorities
  • Support an integrated business plan connecting all commercial activities - connect the dots enterprise-wide
  • Drive conversion of the consumer journey into financials and integrate into business plan • Support the roll out of RRP in Market.

Commercial Finance / scenario modelling

  • Partner with commercial teams to define ROI of initiatives and drive/support investment decisions and define metrics and targets
  • Provide with decision options to improve business results, based on clear commercial and other functional (e.g. fiscal) drivers
  • Contribute to build business/commercial scenario with high level Finance impact including
  • Identify trends and patterns to maximize channels ROI, based on data (e.g. ensure optimize channel mixes)
  • Contribute to Business Development activities where required.

Requirements :

  • Strong business acumen, analytical and deductive reasoning skills
  • Experience using Project and Portfolio Management methodologies
  • Experience managing concurrent projects and performing business analysis
  • Highly collaborative -establishes collaborative and trusting relationships with the business’s key leaders and stakeholders
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in business
  • 14-16 years of experience with at least 8+ in senior roles leading cross functional projects in a transformational environment

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