Digitalization Lead
Abu Dhabi, UAE
: Any Nationality
: null
: Others
: 27 - Oct - 2022
Job Description

The jobholder is responsible to manage the digital transformation for CLIENT to ensure meeting the Shareholders Strategies to support the business growth and excellence. This role includes; ensuring that the current and emerging digital realities, opportunities and threats are fully inherited in the enterprise's business strategy, leading the development of the business model for the optimal use of information and technology, aligning the future business and service plans for all business units and functions in line with the existing and future digital transformation & automation initiatives, and monitoring the execution of the digitalization projects across the company. Responsibilities will include but not limited to:


Key Accountabilities


  • Work with Client Vice President, IT to create a digital strategy for the enterprise in alignment with the group strategy, and to identify the opportunities for differentiating digital capabilities and solutions.
  • Lead the process to identify and evaluate internal digital asset capabilities and strengths. Assess external digital opportunities and threats as key inputs to making the best decisions on business strategy given digital realities.
  • Lead the development of the digital business strategy and road map, and ensures its integration with the enterprise strategic planning process, and the resulting business strategy and plans.
  • Provide a single point of coordination and executive oversight for all digital initiatives and transformation projects in Client
  • Ensure that the enterprise is developing the digital assets and capabilities that will be needed to survive and thrive in the midterm and long term.
  • Act as a champion and change agent in leading the organizational changes required to create and sustain enterprise digital capabilities.
  • Define and report on metrics that represent progress against digital goals.
  • Act as a thought leader on emerging digital business models and technologies, articulating the digital future and the enterprise's role in it internally and externally.
  • Build and maintain relationships with the Owners in the area of digitalization to ensure synergy.
  • Manage professional teams and projects of analysts, researchers, technologists and champions across various functions.
  • Partner with the IT / OT Management and Teams to develop and exploit new digital business solutions to create a competitive edge for Client
  • Lead the Data Science & Analysis aspects to support the information flow and decision making in the organization, as main enabler for the organizational reporting and dashboards.
  • Setup the Digitalization Strategies, Projects and Roadmaps to support the business transformation and automation.
  • Lead Client's Digital vision and strategy definition and act as the steward and custodian of the Digital roadmap as per shareholder strategy.
  • Unlock Digital business opportunities across the business based on key observed strategic and operational challenges or threats
  • Identify synergies for developing and implementing digital solutions
  • Develop relevant Digital expertise through a Center of Excellence model, catering for business needs
  • Lead and oversee the development of a Digital service catalog and efficient service delivery model
  • Act as the single point of contact and key advisor to relevant Client Vice President, IT for Digital topics and the future of the business
  • Lead and integrate the Artificial Intelligence concepts and trends within the existing business model and service platforms in Client for the targeted excellence across all functions.
  • Recommend on the Digitalization Platform; i.e. Blockchain, etc. that will enable Client's business transformation
  • Oversee Digital use case lifecycle delivery through design, prototyping and full scale roll-out, where applicable.
  • Act as the face of Client in local Digital and innovation events, seminars, and associations
  • Review Digital value realization (i.e. ROI) across functions
  • Oversee the development of an integrated Digital budget and spend plan



Desired Candidate Profile

Minimum Qualification

  • University degree in Information Technology or Engineering Discipline.
  • Preferred to have master's degree in strategic management, business administration or related fields
  • Fluency in English Language; written and oral

Minimum Experience / Knowledge & Skills

  • Minimum of 10 years of total experience in Information Technology, Automation, or Process Development
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive leadership experience in leading cross-functional teams and enterprise-wide programs, operating and influencing effectively across the organization and within complex contexts
  • Experience in innovating business models and developing new channels, business models or business transformation
  • Proven record of a Successful Implementation of Digital Transformation Projects
  • Deep understanding of the evolving digital world on both the demand side (how people/companies are using technology) and the supply side (emerging technologies)
  • Solid Exposure and working knowledge in digital marketing, analytics, supply chain management and CRM
  • Strong business acumen, including domain-specific knowledge of the company and its business units
  • Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking and consulting skills
  • Working Knowledge in data analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning, visualizations, and design dashboards.
  • Working experience in Cloud Computing, IOT, Big Data, and Edge Computing • Strong influence and negotiation skills
  • Ability to effectively drive people, process and technology change in a dynamic and complex operating environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain digital concepts and technologies to business leaders, as well as business concepts to technologists Professional Certifications
  • Preferred to be certified in Project Management; PMP, etc.
  • Preferred to be certified in any of the Coding Languages; Python, Java, etc.

Leadership Skills


  •  Inspire by personal integrity, transparency and humility.
  •  Resilient under pressure, strengthened by adversity.


  • Lead delivery of extraordinary business outcomes.
  • Passionately invest in people to build performance for today and tomorrow.


  • Set direction and capture opportunities to generate sustainable value.
  • Active in external environment for new perspectives and opportunities.


  • Collaborate across boundaries at pace, embrace diversity and cultures.
  • Simplicity, Focus, Priority setting and Speed.
  • Lead by example to simplify internal processes
  • Timely decision taking. 
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