Central Growth | Strategic Growth Offering (SGO) Assistant Manager

United Arab Emirates | Enabling Functions | Posted on 27-Mar-2024

Position Summary

Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Central Growth | Strategic Growth Offering (SGO) Assistant Manager

Deloitte, established globally in 1845, is the world’s largest and leading professional services firm, providing audit and assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory, and risk advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. We are present in more than 150 countries, and as the world's largest management consulting business, Deloitte is distinct in its ability to help clients solve their most complex problems, from strategy to implementation. 

Deloitte has a proud legacy in the Middle East region, with an uninterrupted presence since 1926, and is present across 23 offices in 15 countries with 7,000+ professionals in the Levant region and the wider GCC. We have served as trusted advisors for clients for almost 100 years and contributed to the advancements and growth of the professional services industry in the region. 

We have received numerous awards in the last few years, such as Brand Finance’s strongest and most valuable "commercial services" brand in the world for the 6th consecutive year (2024), the Great Place to Work® and Best Workplaces™ in the UAE (2022-2023), the Great Place to Work® and Best Workplaces™ in the KSA (2022-2023), "World’s Most Attractive Employers" (2023), the Middle East Tax Firm of the year (2023). These awards are a recognition of how Deloitte makes an impact that matters to its clients, talent, and society. 

We invest in outstanding people of diverse talents and backgrounds and empower them to achieve more than they could elsewhere. Our work combines advice with action and integrity. We believe that when our clients and society are stronger, so are we. Our organization has grown in scale and diversity, providing services across the region, with our shared culture remaining the same. We aim to help clients realize their ambitions, make a positive difference in society, and maximize the success of our people. This drive fuels the commitment and humanity that run deep through our every action. 

Our Purpose

Deloitte makes an impact that matters. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most—for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges, and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations, and supporting our communities.

Our shared values guide the way we behave to make a positive, enduring impact:

  • Lead the way 
  • Serve with integrity 
  • Take care of each other 
  • Foster inclusion 
  • Collaborate for measurable impact 

During your tenure as a SGO Assistant Manager, you will support SGO Leaders and report to both the Middle East Growth Director and Middle East Strategy & Corporate Development Director. Your role is cross-Business Line and will require interactions with senior stakeholders across the firm. You will be mostly focused on planning, performance reporting and business development initiatives related to our Strategic Growth platforms. In addition, you will be working with the Middle East Strategy & Corporate Development Director on firm-wide strategic initiatives. You will demonstrate your capabilities in the following areas:

Driving SGO as a program:
  • Bring your ideas and drive to refresh, implement and mature SGO strategies and initiatives
  • Monitor the implementation of multiple projects within the SGO program across businesses
  • Scope and facilitate cross-Business Line workshops and calls to increase collaboration
  • Source relevant support across the organization including marketing, communications, events, knowledge management etc.
  • Ensure and monitor integration of SGO into Key Accounts growth plan development
  • Monitor, analyze and report SGO performance and forecasts to the leadership team
  • Develop and manage the SGO budget and ensure appropriate reporting and flagging of discrepancies
  • Enhance the SGO awareness/learning program and monitor the delivery
  • Develop and monitor the delivery of the annual SGO marketing plan with the Brand team
  • Identify, support, and monitor external eminence activities and thought leadership publications, conferences/sponsorships, speaking opportunities
  • Connect regional SGO leaders with NSE/global solutions/storefront; seek out opportunities to differentiate SGO services through innovation and impact
  • Work with the Strategy and Corporate Development Director to deliver strategic projects that support the execution of DME Ambition 28
  • Prepare evidence-based analysis to support findings and inform the direction of initiatives
  • Analyse financial data to develop insight and positions to inform the DME CEO
  • Prepare slides to present A28 and strategy initiatives to various internal forums and cascade strategy into action
  • Support the development of the DME scorecard
  • Track potential Corp dev deals that require consideration, and record their outcomes
  • Develop Business cases to attract global funding for team lifts and acquisitions
  • Insights gathering and review of potential targets
  • Maintain high levels of confidentiality in data and thinking through effective knowledge management
  • Supports other initiatives that arise at short notice and are time-sensitive

  • Builds own understanding of our purpose and values; explores opportunities for impact
  • Works across Growth and other Enabling functions to collaborate on activity
  • Demonstrates strong commitment to personal learning and development; acts as a brand ambassador to help attract top talent
  • Understands expectations and demonstrates personal accountability for keeping performance on track
  • Actively focuses on developing effective communication and relationship-building skills
  • Understands how their daily work contributes to the priorities of the team and the business 


  • Bachelor/Master degree, preferably in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing or any other related business studies
  • English language fluency required; Arabic is a plus
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial and data analysis
  • Proficiency (advanced) with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate professionally with partners and high-level executives
  • Able to work effectively with stakeholders in a matrix and multi-cultural organization
  • Proactive and results-oriented team player with demonstrated ability to work under pressure
  • Possess strong project management and time management skills.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail