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Head – Strategic Projects

About the Job 

The Head - Strategic Projects will work closely with the CEO in defining, planning and executing key strategic initiatives which would have exponential growth potential for Chumbak. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit to create huge value and drive emerging business ventures.

Specifically, Chumbak is embarking on 2 major projects; 
1.    expansion to international markets and;
2.    online business 

The right person will not only articulate strategies, but will also be responsible to grow the projects into new business channels, and run the channels successfully.

The position is based in Bangalore.

Job Requirements: 

  • Work with the leadership team on design and deployment of short-term and long-term strategic business objectives with respect to identified projects.
  • Define strategic blueprint and key initiatives to be undertaken by bringing key insights and trade-offs to the table
  • Define solutions & strategy for the given business problems based on internal and external data and market benchmarking
  • End to end Program Management of key strategic initiatives identified, including building business plans, building operating teams, and guiding the operating teams to deliver on the success of the strategic projects.
  • Partner with different functions within the organization - product teams, planning teams, sales & operations, finance among others in ensuring deployment of the business initiatives identified
  • Will be responsible for long term strategic planning, annual business planning and reviews for the business
  • Support in representation of organization performance to shareholders and investors by the management team

Skills Required: 

  • Highly analytical
  • Very good problem solving skills
  • Solution orientated, decisive by nature, result-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written to include report writing and group presentations
  • Influencing and negotiation skills 
  • Excellent organisation skills, able to prioritise 
  • Visible Leadership skills – can motivate others to achieve


Education / Experience Required: 

  • MBA from Tier 1 B-School - IIMs - (Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bangalore) / ISB
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in strategy or planning or consulting functions
  • Prior experience in Retail / FMCG / Internet companies
  • Experience in Tier 1 consulting firms would be highly preferred, especially McKinsey / BCG.
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