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Head of Digital - Old Mutual

Location: Harare
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Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a Head of Digital in the area of Digital for Old Mutual in Zimbabwe. As the Old Mutual Zimbabwe Group Head of Digital you will:

  • Lead the digital transformation for Old Mutual Zimbabwe, by identifying and applying the changes required to the organisational structures, processes, capabilities, and culture in order to achieve its successful digital transformation.
  • Develop and lead a clearly defined and compelling digital strategy for the Old Mutual Group in Zimbabwe
  • Align OML Digital Strategy, objectives and deliveries with the in-country business stakeholders and Business Plans.
  • Deliver the overall commercial results for digital in Zimbabwe within the agreed upon risk appetite, measuring ROI on digital projects and fine-tuning approaches as needed  
  • Engage and influence country Excos for decision making;
  • Engage and influence senior business stakeholders (CEO and MD level) for decision making;
  • Implement proposed Operating Model for setting up Digital Feature Teams Enterprise wide and to scale development and execution;
  • Creation of in-country digital hubs;
  • Engage and influence in the implementation of an agile Governance approach in collaboration with the in-country Project Management Office (PMO);
  • Engage and influence establishment of Partnerships with ICT companies (MNOs, OML Digital Strategy, Insuretech) as required.
  • Improve customer experience by driving digital engagement, sales & servicing;
  • Explore and implement Digital Business Models;
  • In line with Old Mutual Digital, develop and implement plans to grow and maximise digital sales and revenue with a relentless focus on customer experience for Zimbabwe through customer acquisition, conversions, revenue mix management and the management of digital acquisition and retention costs.
  • In collaboration with Group ICT, Innovation and PMO, conceptualize, design and build end-to-end digital solutions for Old Mutual customers for the relevant markets,
  • Develop and implement plans to improve the digital end-to-end customer experience within Zimbabwe

Strategy Development and Execution

  • Develops and sets the Zimbabwe digital product and commercial strategic direction in line with the OML Digital Strategy and ensure alignment with customer needs.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of effective Go-To-Market Strategies aimed at driving predictable and sustained revenue growth for the Zimbabwe businesses.
  • Develop market data-driven models that help the business with credible revenue forecasting.
  • Develop efficient channels and strategic partnerships to drive digital acquisition across targeted verticals.
  • Develop and implement digital product value propositions and positioning in the market.
  • Provide leadership and drive product lifecycle design, commercialization (including pricing and go-to-market, marketing, planning, execution, and monitoring) and development of cross functional partnerships.
  • Develop key metrics and KPIs to measure the success of digital products and identify areas for improvement.
  • Manage cost within both budget and appropriate/acceptable levels.

Digital Product Management 

  • Provide leadership and oversight on the digital product backlog received from the in-country teams.
  • Prepare the business case for new products and improvements to existing products.
  • Work in conjunction with Platforms and features teams to deliver solutions as per agreed stage-gates.

Commercialization & Performance Management

Work with in-county BU leads to:

  • Drive top line and bottom-line revenue & profit for all Zimbabwe Digital products in line with set targets.
  • Drive e-commerce, digital customer acquisition, activation, and retention in line with set targets.
  • Ensure product compliance in-line with set/applicable regulation and policies.
  • Oversee digital product launches in conjunction with in-country Product Management teams, Group marketing and PR teams.
  • Monitoring and measuring the overall product lines profitability and taking appropriate action.
  • Provide leadership on the product and marketing mix and customer experience.
  • Ensure the continuation of product life cycle processes across the various business verticals and adjusts accordingly.

Data, Business Intelligence and Reporting

Work with in-county Data leads to:

  • Ensure accurate and timeous preparation of digital commercial performance reports.
  • Ensure that reports required for Management reporting are accurate and are on time. These include, but not limited to, revenue forecasting, digital product performance, segmentation, digital product adoption, brand positioning, etc.
  • Prepare relevant reports on digital product performance in the market.

Customer Lifecycle Management:

Work with in-county BU leads to:

  • Develop and measure key metrics around the business, including digital customer acquisition, conversion rates, engagement rates, satisfaction, and retention rates.
  • Formulate and implement strategies that promote effective digital customer engagement and professional relationship management that drive digital customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Ensure that all digital customer queries, digital service requests and complaints are satisfactorily managed, resolved and closed within agreed timelines as per SLAs.

Stakeholder Management

Act as a key liaison for Zimbabwe to:

  • Drive the end-to-end digital product solutions as per the PI backlog (in conjunction with the value chain partners - Platform, Customer, Ecosystem and Partnerships and Marketing).
  • Engage with stakeholders across Zimbabwe Business Units as well as other stakeholders outside Zimbabwe.
  • Engage with the Design team to craft the digital customer experience, while driving the appropriate risk culture within the team.
  • Collaborate across teams to communicate digital product strategies with internal stakeholders and adjust priorities according to feedback.
  • Working with internal and external stakeholders to deliver the Zimbabwe total value offering.

People Management

  • Build, mentor and manage a product management team while nurturing a customer-driven product culture.
  • Ensure continuous support and development of skills and competencies in conjunction with Human capital.


Bottom Line, Bottom Line, Business Cases, Business Intelligence (BI), Business Units, Creativity, Customer Engagement, Customer Experience (CX), Customer Lifecycle, Customer Service, Digital Business, Digital Consumer Engagement, Digital Customer Experience, Digital Products, Digital Solutions, Digital Transformation, Key Performance Indicators (KPI), Leadership, Management Reporting, Metrics Development, People Management, Performance Reports, Prioritization, Product Lining, Product Solutions {+ 8 more}


  • Bachelors Degree (B)  (Required), Post-graduate Diploma (PGDip)  (Required)

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