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Strategy and Planning Lead, MEA



Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023
About The RoleThe EMEA Uber Rides business spans over 40 countries across 3 continents and is one of the main engines of Uber’s growth and profitability. As a business, we face a unique set of opportunities and challenges due to regulatory, competitive, and economic differences in our region.The EMEA Strategy and Planning team works directly for the Regional General Manager of EMEA and the RGMs of our main EMEA regions. Our job is to shape the region's strategic approach, implement changes and coordinate actions across Operations, Marketing, Support, and our functional teams. The team has recurring responsibilities which include managing our annual planning cycle & governance, quarterly strategy refreshes, and our competitive strategy and response. Additionally, the team runs strategic projects which historically have involved launching new markets, driving the implementation of product/legal or policy changes, managing M&A acquisitions and integrations, and working with functions to improve performance.We are looking for a Manager for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region who will partner with the MEA Regional General Manager to deliver strategic projects and help them manage their governance. Someone who can navigate a highly diverse set of team members to drive action and results; someone with high business insight that can understand complex problems fast, recommend a practical course of action, and follow through. Someone who understands and speaks data, operations, and strategy equally well. What You Will Do
  • Governance: Ensure MEA-wide forums and decision-making processes are effectively run to a high standard of quality
  • Planning: Build and maintain financial and headcount models, operational reporting, OKRs, projections, and key business metrics to inform leadership decision making
  • Strategy: Work closely with the Ops leadership and S&P teams across MEA and EMEA to create a shared vision and strategic approach for the region and run strategic, consulting-like, projects
  • Program/Project Management: Be a resourceful, go-getting multitasker, supporting initiatives across the region by working with cross-functional team members in EMEA and MEA
  • Develop Relationships: Collaborate with other functional areas (Engineering, Business Development, People Operations, Product, Legal, Finance, Rides, Eats, Nemo, etc.) to ensure efficient and productive working relationships
  • Complete projects: Step into operational gaps and help the local teams implement
What You'll Need
  • Min 8 years of experience in investment banking, consulting, process optimization, business intelligence, and/or strategy
  • A BA or MA degree in Economics, Business, or STEM fields
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills with exposure to senior partners and cross-functional teams
  • Experience in defining solutions to complex, strategic topics with a deeply analytical and data-driven approach to issues
  • Balance attention to detail with swift execution - we need to do things quickly and do them well
  • Self-starter - the ability to self-serve, investigate and get the data we require will make you much more effective in this role
  • Grittiness. You never hesitate to roll up your sleeves and address something hands-on, you persevere when others fall away
  • Advanced analytical capabilities preferred, including knowledge of statistics and comfort with SQL
Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.Offices continue to be central to collaboration and Uber’s cultural identity. Unless formally approved to work fully remotely, Uber expects employees to spend at least half of their work time in their assigned office. For certain roles, such as those based at green-light hubs, employees are expected to be in-office for 100% of their time. Please speak with your recruiter to better understand in-office expectations for this role.