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Senior Strategy Executive - Enterprise Ireland

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Title: Senior Strategy Executive
Company: Enterprise Ireland
Grade: Level E
Department: Policy, Government Relations and Secretariat
Business Unit: Policy, Competitiveness and Client Management Development
Reporting to: Manager, Policy, Government Relations and Secretariat
Location: East Point, Dublin
Job Reference: EI.069.17E
Salary Scale: €65, 837

Role Purpose
The Policy Department’s primary role is to drive Enterprise Ireland’s strategic agenda, both internally and externally. The Department comprises Policy, Government Relations and Secretariat functions, and work closely with Planning and Data Department. The successful applicant will lead a small team which will be responsible for strategy formulation and development within Enterprise Ireland (EI).

The purpose of the role is to engage with the CEO, Senior Management Team (SMT) and all teams within EI to develop strategic thinking and strategy formulation within the organisation, based on client feedback, external stakeholders’ positions, analysis of relevant global and other trends etc.

The Senior Strategy Executive will develop major scenarios of external opportunities and threats that face Irish International Businesses and work with the CEO, SMT and teams within EI to generate the strategic vision, aims, choices and directions necessary to respond, and to assist in the development of the strategic projects, actions and implementation plans required.

Key Deliverables
- Develop, in collaboration with all EI teams, a number of macro-scenarios of external trends and challenges facing EI clients and EI, as the basis for developing strategies in response.
- Review progress on EI’s overall Strategy 2017-2020, the assumptions made and the milestones and deliverables adopted and ensure that the Strategy is continually adapted to meet changing needs and trends.
- Assist sectoral teams in the methodology and development of sectoral strategies at different levels, and engage with the IDA, DBEI, DAFF and other stakeholders in evolving common and complementary sectoral development frameworks.
- Contribute to the development of strategies for key functional areas such as Innovation, Competitiveness etc.
- Work with the HR Department to deliver a plan to further develop strategy formulation capability of EI staff.
- Be a public thought-leader on the strategic value of Irish International Business in the overall Irish economy and society and on the economic development choices and options that maximise EI client contribution to the economy.
- Lead, motivate and develop a team to deliver on a demanding work programme with ongoing tight deadlines.

Functional Competencies (Key Skills and Knowledge)
- Proven capability to creatively and collaboratively develop strategy and strategic choices and opportunities in a business economic context is essential.
- Capability to analyse global and other trends and to understand their strategic opportunities and challenges for EI clients is essential.
- Sound knowledge of enterprise policy and Irish International Business sectors is essential.
- Demonstrable track record in the analysis of business and economic trends and issues is essential.
- A qualification in business, economics or equivalent is essential.
- Strong understanding of the challenges faced by Enterprise Ireland’s clients, together with a knowledge and understanding of relevant policies, Enterprise Ireland’s development role and programmes.
- Deep capability and experience in strategy analysis, development and evaluation
- Strong analytical and research skills with the capability to understand complex strategic issues and communicate same to different audiences.
- Proven ability to manage a number of demanding projects simultaneously.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, together with a proficiency in dealing with a wide range of issues and developing responses to complex situations under demanding deadlines.
- Proven experience as an influencer and team leader with excellent teamwork skills, particularly across diverse teams, levels and functions.

Application and Selection Process:
The selection process may include short-listing of candidates. The selection criteria will be based on the requirements of the position. It is therefore important that you provide a detailed and accurate account of where you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements for the position. This should be contained in a short document (maximum 2 pages) accompanying your CV.

Applicants should note that, for shortlisting purposes in particular, clear evidence of the functional competency requirements listed as essential in this specification must be demonstrated as part of your supporting document accompanying your CV.

To apply for the position, send a detailed CV and supporting document quoting reference number EI. to to be received on or before Friday the 23rd of March 2018

Queries in relation to the role or the application process should be directed to

All applications will be acknowledged by email.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01
Contact: Lorraine Lally

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