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Job Overview



Job Role

Investment Banking

Gender preferred

No Preferences

Functional Area

Investment Banking, Private Equity & VC

Work preferred

Work from Office



Any Graduation

Post Graduation

Any Post Graduation


    First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) Al Qurm Business Park, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


    Division: Investment Banking Group

    Sub Division: Business Management - Investment Banking

Company Description

First Abu Dhabi Bank is an inclusive environment where each person values the experiences, perspectives, ideas and beliefs of others. We’re in a unique position to learn from all our colleagues, combining international experience with deep cultural knowledge and local

expertise. At FAB, you’ll have the support of your team and a strong relationship with your line manager, who will trust you with responsibility and recognize your good performance. As we embrace different ways of seeing the world, listening to each other and respecting

different viewpoints, we grow stronger together.

Job Description

Job Purpose:

This role will be reporting to the Head of Business Management.

This is a critical resource working within Investment Banking Group where the area of influence and operation will include all IBG units, group enablement functions, Other stakeholders both domestically and internationally. The job holder will:

  • Ensure the division has the plans & tools required to meet performance targets, aligning to the strategic ambitions of the bank;

  • Coordinate the business Strategy Development, business planning, cross functional/regional alignment and change management (e.g., client relationship strategy and planning, geographic expansion, product launches, budgeting, marketing/IT initiatives);

  • Manage relationships with IBG Coverage/Products and their business partners across divisions (e.g., Retail, Commercial etc.) and enablement functions;

  • Represent the division internally;

  • Act as an advocate of FAB and its brand outside the Bank

Key Accountabilities:

Generic Accountability:

  • Provide high quality support to the Head of Business Management in IBG and prepare and conduct monthly business reviews;

  • Coordinate the business strategy development;

  • Coordinate budget where applicable;

  • Provide analysis - MIS- and close monitoring for pipeline and key transactions;

  • Connecting units with the aim to improve communication and efficiency;

  • Manage and coordinate annual IBG Townhalls and offsites where applicable;

  • Prepare and Review BSC and goals;

  • Follow/manage closely all IT/digital strategic projects where relevant;

  • Coordinate all projects and initiatives that are managed by BM in IBG;

  • Working to ensure effective cascading of the IBG balanced scorecard to the various departments;

  • Coordinate all other requirements in IBG such as events, sponsorships, internal and external communications etc;

Internal Collaboration:

  • Develop a close working relationship with all business units within (Coverage, Products, International businesses), Financial Control, HR and other support functions as required in order to act as the liaison between the departments’ on matters related to strategy, change management initiatives, projects roll out, performance against objectives, etc;

  • Support the implementation of the IBG business model:

  • Representation in committees as appropriate in order to ensure alignment to the interests of IBG.

Management Reports:

  • Prepare Management Reports where applicable in a suitable manner for the senior management to enable decision making;

  • Review the reports developed by Various stakeholders and provide inputs where necessary.

Budgets and Plans:

  • Contribute to annual budget setting, monitor financial performance versus budget, monitor projects / initiatives, cost / revenue ratio, and update the Head of BM on performance gaps with proposals on how to improve performance;

  • Review the budgets for key strategic projects and change management initiatives and to ensure budgets are effectively managed and monitored across teams in IBG.

Policies, Systems, Processes, & Procedures:

  • Provide inputs to enhance policy and procedures, and develop/ enhance and oversee the implementation of procedures and controls related to strategy to ensure adherence and effective implementation;

    • Motivate teams and contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of systems (automation of MIS reporting), processes, policies (policy gap closure) and practices while taking into account IBG practices, international leading best practices, improvement of business processes, cost reduction, and productivity improvement.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10 - 15 years experience in a similar capacity with a top tier Investment Bank or Management, Consulting Firm;

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Finance or relevant discipline.

Minimum Experience:

  • Experience working in a matrix organisation structure;

  • Knowledge of the banking sector, and FAB’s products and business strategies;

  • Extensive budgeting, forecasting and business planning experience involving interaction with senior management;

  • In-depth knowledge of the banking sector and Investment Banking and Retail Banking products;

  • Good knowledge of the regulatory requirements, standards and compliance policies for Investment Banking.


  • A proven strategic thinker with the ability clearly to articulate and execute strategy;

  • Ability to define and lead organisational change;

  • Aligned with Corporate values (Knowledgeable, Adaptable, Collaborative, Enterprising, Responsible);

  • Ability to assimilate information quickly and transpose messages into executive reporting;

  • Advanced skills in aligning goals with strategic direction;

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills across cultural boundaries;

  • Exceptional collaboration and people management skills and knowledge of diverse business matters such as Economy, Industry trends, Digital, IT, Marketing, HR etc;

  • Proficiency in MS Office tools and Extensive skills in Project Management and databases and tolls in large scale institutions;

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;

  • Has the ability to convince and influence stakeholders at all levels;

  • A strong team player, collaborative, adaptable and open-minded with the ability to build trust with the business;

  • Results driven individual with a proven track record;

  • Discrete and has strong mindset for integrity and the ability to handle highly sensitive information with absolute confidentiality;

  • Track record in strategy definition and implementation as well as business development within financial services;

  • Experience in management of integration and transformation programs and process improvement;

  • Demonstrable capabilities to meet and set targets and deliverables across project teams;

  • Ability to manage diverse teams to roll-out cross functional initiatives and projects;

  • Track record in strategy definition and implementation as well as business development within financial services;

  • Ability to quickly and effectively respond to rapidly changing business needs and urgent requests

  • Scope projects and create workable project plans;

  • Self-directed with the ability to explore innovative ways to perform tasks in an efficient and timely manner;

  • Proactive, detail and results-oriented and willing to drive change;

  • Ability to identify, resolve and mitigate risks as and when they are identified across projects.



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