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Lead - Corporate Planning and Strategy

DIalog Axiata
Sri Lanka (LK)
Not advertised
Closing date
May 8, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Other

Job Details

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to support our company's growth and expansion initiatives. The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Manager of Corporate Planning and Business Strategy to identify new opportunities, evaluate potential targets, and lead the execution of transactions.

The Job:

  • Support the development and implementation of the company's business development and M&A strategy.
  • Involve actively in the development of Long-Range Plan (LRP) and Business Strategy, by appraising global/industry trends, consumer evolution and competitive environment to set Dialog group corporate objectives and goals in line with Axiata group vision.
  • Assist to formulate the strategic rationale for Inorganic Expansions / divestments.
  • Research & screen Targets to meet strategic rationale of the M&A
  • Carry out initial assessment of the target organization and the business valuations.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify potential acquisition targets, joint ventures, and partnership opportunities that align with the company's strategic objectives.
  • Assist with the due diligence process, including financial, legal, and operational analysis of potential targets.
  • Support negotiations and deal execution, including drafting and reviewing agreements and coordinating with relevant stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including potential partners, clients, investors, and industry experts.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including finance, legal, and operations, to ensure successful execution of transactions.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends, competitive landscape, and market dynamics to identify new opportunities and potential risks.

The Person:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, economics, IT, engineering, or a related field with second upper or above; MBA preferred.
  • CIMA/ACCA/CFA part or full qualification.
  • 3+ years of experience in corporate planning, business development, M&A, research, or related fields
  • Strong financial and analytical skills, including the ability to conduct financial modeling and analysis to evaluate potential transactions.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify new opportunities and potential risks.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge in Python, analytical models will be an added advantage.


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