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SIDRA4567 - Business Planner

Department: Multiple
Division: Multiple
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 01-Apr-2018
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.

DEPARTMENT/BRANCH PROFILE:  The Commercial department contributes to the realization of Sidra’s vision by providing commercial strategic, financial and advisory services across the organization.  Specifically to create the strategic and financial direction and support the Clinical, Research, Corporate, and Operational management functions. The department also works with external partners, government Ministries and other commercial and non-commercial entities.
JOB SUMMARY: The Commercial Development Business Planner provides financial and operational support for commercial program development.  The incumbent performs feasibility studies and detailed analysis of commercial opportunities, develop forecasts and supports the implementation of agreed programs.
  • Prepares annual business plans and business cases for investment.


Development and Execution

  • Researches new developments in healthcare and health services and tourism globally to support the identification and development of new commercial opportunities,

  • Ensures potential services developments are based on clear criteria by undertaking market services gap analysis, activity modelling, economies of scale analysis, infrastructure requirements, etc.

  • Supports Executive Director in conducting analysis of individual proposals and business cases to capture opportunities across the business.

  • Performs commercial analyses to ensure all proposed developments are commercially viable and sustainable considering at a minimum, relevant payment systems (private, public insurance, self-pay), Capex and Opex.

  • Develops mechanisms to capture or enhance revenue from existing programs;

  • Supports the Executive Director in the identification, capture and management of alternate sources of investment

  • Supports legal and regulatory compliance within the scope of responsibilities.



  • Supports the Executive Director in sustaining effective partnerships internally and externally (investors, insurers, ministries, CMGs, Patient Experience)

  • Builds positive, open and transparent working relationships with colleagues individually and across working groups.


Resource Management

  • Support Executive Director in compliance monitoring of third party contracts; monitors and reports against agreed deliverables and allocated budgets.


  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values


In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.








Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field: finance, business



5+ years’ experience with progressive responsibilities in relevant field inclusive of -

  • Commercial/programme development in a complex environment


  • Experience in project management


  • Experience of building personal and professional credibility with colleagues


  • Understanding of academic medical centre operating models and international healthcare markets

Experience in International medical affairs and referral programs

Certification and Licensure


Professional Membership


Project Management Institution.(e.g. APM)

Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in partnership with colleagues and stakeholders


  • Entrepreneurial,


  • Customer-focused, ability to interpret and meet the needs of customers


  • Commercially confident, taking responsibility for analysis and budgets


  • Curious, interested in how changes in the wider political, economic, technological and cultural environment affect the global healthcare market


  • Ability to travel internationally


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite


  • Fluency in written and spoken English


Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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