QNB1886 - AGM Innovation

Business Unit: -
Division: -
Department: -
Country: Qatar
Closing Date: 11-Feb-2019
About QNB

QNB Group, the largest Financial Institution in the Middle East and Africa are looking to hire a AGM Innovation, to meet the expansion needs of our office in .

QNB has enjoyed continued success with Net Profits of QAR 10.8 billion (USD3 billion) in 2018 (up by 6%) and increased Total assets to QAR 853 billion (USD 234 billion). The Group now employs over 29,000 employees in 1,200 locations, with an ATM network of more than 4,300 machines.

Role Summary:

The AGM Innovation will be part of senior management responsible for leading and managing the Group’s innovation agenda.  The goal of this programme is to encourage all employees to come up with ideas through free thinking and facilitation in an environment and space that allows innovation. The AGM Innovation will facilitate the decision on the focus areas (e.g., cost saving/ revenue generation/ business model changes/ product development/ etc.) to avoid ideas that are not relevant or add little value.


Role Description:
  • Act as an incubator for the innovation function in QNB by instilling an environment and culture that encourages company-wide innovation
  • Leads, drives and manages the innovation governance as well as the innovation process
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships across all business and support units as well as countries across QNB Group
  • Ensure senior and middle management officers recognize and support initiatives to encourage innovation through close interaction and by deploying Lean/ Six Sigma/ Change Management standards and the process improvement methodology
  • Responsible for managing the innovation budget and conducting post-mortems on completed innovation and Lean Transformation initiatives to ensure that they delivered the forecasted value creation to the Group
  • Responsible for the execution and implementation of operational excellence, re-engineering and end-to-end process improvement initiatives across business and support divisions within QNB Group
  • Support the GCEO within QNB Group to successfully run the innovation agenda
  • Act as the voice of innovation in QNB Group and support the systemization of innovation, quality and efficiency
  • Act as the owner of the portfolio of group-wide Innovation and Lean Transformation initiatives (domestic & international)
  • Act as a partner to the concerned business and support divisions and lead process improvement projects together with representatives from one or more business and support divisions
  • Prepare and present regular updates to the Executive Management on global innovative trends, status of current QNB innovation initiatives and impact of completed innovation projects 

  • Top tier university degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 12 years work experience in a change management and senior advisory function within the financial services arena
  • Proven track record within the field of innovation preferably from global financial services institution
  • Track record as a change leader, motivator, driver for cultural change throughout a large and complex organization
  • Substantial top management experience and proven track record in driving senior management agenda
  • Demonstrated career development, progress, and experience in establishing new functions
  • High level knowledge of all major banking related business and support functions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent leadership, people management and moderation and interpersonal skills
  • Capability to motivate, drive and lead teams
  • Profound conceptual skills, structured thinking and a result-driven way of working
  • Drive, energy and ability to demonstrate thought leadership
  • Strong project management and execution skills
  • Ability to handle tight deadlines, work well under pressure and get things done in an operating environment
  • Ability to work in an unstructured, open ended and multi-cultural environment


Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV