Recruiting senior strategy talent since 2013…
Strategy can mean different things to different organisations, clients and candidates. This is due to the fact that strategy is defined as a general plan to achieve an organisation’s short and long-term goals. Achieving a strategy has many moving parts, and requires input from multiple stakeholders within an organisation.
The Strategy and Project Management Office (PMO) team are specialists in recruiting for individuals who help set and achieve an organisation’s goal from ideation, cascading and implementation. Our team is highly specialised in recruiting for both industry and consulting clients.
Our team focuses on the following…
- Growth Strategies
- Market Entry Strategies
- Commercial Due Diligence
- Corporate Strategy
- M&A Integration/Separation
- Public Policy/Economic Development
Operations and Management Consulting
- Change Management
- Organization Design
- Corporate Performance
- Strategic Planning
- Balance Scorecard KPI’s
- Target Operating Model
- Performance Management
- Process Re-engineering
- Finance Transformation
- Supply Chain
- People & Change(org design/transformation, work force optimization, governance design, leadership impact assessments)
- Portfolio Management
Project Management Office
What is required from strategy professionals is always changing and evolving. It is vital that both consultants and industry professionals are always up to date with the latest trends in the market. This includes the ever-growing importance of technology and digitisation which has led to the transformation and up-skilling of many organisations in the Middle East. Industry clients remain keen on placing candidates who have a mix of high-level strategy consulting backgrounds coupled with operational experience ensuring they can drive significant change.
We continue to see growth in industries such as energy, entertainment, sport, real estate, investment holding companies and healthcare all requiring talent both in consulting and industry. There is more competition now than ever before between consulting firms when it comes to hiring top talent in the market, this is due to the fact that candidates are more reluctant to relocate from abroad, therefore putting top talent in the market in the driving seat. Furthermore, even though consultants looking to exit consulting into industry for better work-life balance has always been a motivating factor for consultants to make the transition, since the start of 2019 when consultants started being able to spend more time at home and travel less, we have seen a greater influx of consultants approaching us than in recent years.
Overall, while we have seen our industry clients make key strategic hires in order to drive transformation and navigate through some recent challenging times, consulting remains our busiest area. While consulting firms did see some hiring freezes during the pandemic, we have seen a major upturn with firms not only hiring due to attrition but hiring to keep up with project requests and volume of work.
Examples of Positions
- Chief Transformation Officer
- VP of Portfolio Strategy
- Executive Director Strategy
- Head of Strategy and Planning
- Senior Strategy Manager
- Strategy Director
- Head of Performance Management
- Strategy & Planning Manager
- Strategy Advisor
- Principal – Public Sector
- Manager – Aviation
- Principal – Defense
- Partner – Transportation
- Associate – Financial Services
- Senior Consultant – Financial Services
- Senior Manager – Public Sector
- Principal – Healthcare
- Partner – Energy
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Representing the firm since 2015
Recruitment, executive search
Mid to senior-level technology, strategy and management consulting roles
Technology into the private and public sector, management consulting
Michael has been working in recruitment in the Middle East since 2013, working with both Industry and Consulting clients. At Cooper Fitch, Michael heads up the Technology, Strategy & Management Consulting team where he has successfully delivered on mandates with Big 4, Top tier strategy firms and Boutique Consultancies placing candidates from Associate to Partner level. Furthermore, he has worked with large government entities helping to build their PMO and SMO offices as well as large multinationals recruiting into Corporate Strategy teams.
Michael is experienced in working with talent pools with the following skillsets: Growth Strategy, Market Entry Strategy, Target Operating, Model/Change Management experience, Strategic Planning, Performance Management, Transformation, Digital Strategy, Supply Chain strategy, People & Change, Finance Transformation, PMO, M&A Integration/Separation, Public Policy/Economic Impact.
Our guide unveils expected salary ranges for new hires across various industries and core functions across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for 2021.
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