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Retail Strategy and Change Consultancy - Central London

£50k plus bonus and benefits

trategy and Insight Consultant - Retail Sector

Job reference:

Strategy Change Retail Consultant

Location:

Various

Salary:

£50-£60k plus bonus

Job type:

Perm - Consulting

Sector:

Change Management, Marketing & Sales, Strategy

Date posted:

28/10/2016

 

 

Our client is an integrated consultancy that combines insight, strategy and change disciplines. We help clients to develop more valuable relationships with their customers by blending commercial rigour, deep experience, robust evidence and practical strategy. They are a group of entrepreneurial and pragmatic individuals that offers a fresh and honest perspective. We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong relationships and deliver great results.
 

 

They are looking for an experienced, self-motivated person with consultancy / agency or client-side experience to join the growing team as a mid-level customer strategy consultant.  The role is an exciting opportunity to grow within an ambitious, fun and fast moving environment.

The successful candidate can expect to work across multiple Concise client relationships as well as participate in new business pitches and company initiatives. They will be involved in a varied and changing mix of projects, however the role will encompass

  • Playing a key role in client engagements and building senior client relationships
  • Working across a range of strategy, analytical and research projects
  • Collaborating with the client to develop customer and channel strategies that address key business challenges
  • Playing a key role in multi-disciplinary teams on projects of varying scope, size and type, including working closely with our colleagues in the agency.
  • Contributing to business development initiatives and participating in wider agency pitches
  • Developing proprietary processes, approaches and products to support the development of Concise’s business
  • May have junior line management responsibility and will contribute to Concise’s professional and cultural direction

The role will involve significant client contact.  A high level of trust in Concise and our people is the basis for the on-going success and development of our key client relationships and the successful candidate will display high standards of integrity and professionalism. They will be highly motivated, with the ability to successfully develop client accounts and relationships.

The ideal candidate will be highly commercial, strategic, understand CRM and research methodologies.

The candidate will be detail-oriented with a hunger to understand our client’s complex global business, build relationships and develop expertise in our clients’ sectors. The candidate will be self-starting problem-solver with skills and proven ability to bring industry experience and/or technical strategy skills to the table to deliver projects (whether in internal or advisory capacity).

Responsibilities

  • Day to day ownership and development of a medium sized account within Concise
  • Delivery of retained and project-based strategy engagements
  • Working in multi-discipline teams
  • Report and proposal writing
  • Close collaboration with data analytics and insight teams to develop bespoke solutions
  • Developing new client relationships
  • Preparing presentations based on the outputs of research / analysis
  • Working on integrated agency projects, and interacting with the agency account team
  • Participation in pitches and new business meetings
  • Up-skilling of the wider team through knowledge and expertise sharing

     

    Requirements:

  • Commercial / operational client side or consulting experience or strategic account handler from a top digital and direct agency
  • Industry or advisory experience in consumer brands, with retail, leisure or hospitality experience preferable.
  • Significant experience leading and managing projects to completion
  • Experience in leading client accounts with strong client facing skills
  • Personable with the ability to develop strong relationships with clients and other agency teams
  • Analytical problem solver, adept at delivering solutions to client challenges at pace
  • Be able to lead, inspire and build trust with clients and colleagues
  • Graduate with 2.i or equivalent from a top tier university
  • Strong business acumen & an entrepreneurial streak
  • Creative approach to both problem solving and communicating
  • Very strong English written skills
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Intermediate - advanced Excel skills
  • Strong Microsoft PowerPoint skills

     

     

    Benefits:

  • Comprehensive private health and dental care (BUPA)
  • Optical Care (Boots)
  • Mobile Phone Contract (where relevant)
  • Group Pension Scheme
  • Group income protection
  • Onsite independent Financial Advisor
  • Personalised career development plan (Myris)
  • Personal access to our Independent Financial Advisor
  • Optional 3month unpaid Sabbatical after 5 years
  • Ride to Work Scheme (Evans Cycles)
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity package
  • New Parent Pack (family friendly benefits & initiatives)
  • Subsidised yoga classes & football (£2)
  • Discounted massages
  • Company Fitness / personal trainer (free)
  • Squads (Lash & Smile)
  • Tastecard & Free Buzz card (local discounts)
  • Grand in the Hand recruitment bonuses

     

    Holiday Entitlement: 
     

  • 20 days per annum
  • Plus 3-4 days at Christmas and New Year
  • Plus Birthday
  • Plus additional day after each 2, 3, and 4 years’ service
  • Holiday buy back (up to an extra 5 days per year)

Please send your CV to richard@mindbench.co.uk

To apply by email to this position, please send your CV and covering letter to the following link:please send your CVtoTCrichard@mindbench.co.uk

NB: Mindbench is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy