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Strategic Development Manager - Tier 1 Financial Services Firm - Central London, only limited travel required

£70k-£100k - plus bonus, plus car, excellent benefits, work/life

Our client is a Tier 1 Financial Services and Business Services Organiation. They are growing and looking for a good Strategy Consultant to join their Strategy team. 

Purpose - As a key member of the trategy team, the role will be integral to the development and execution of the strategic plan through a broad range of responsibilities (see below). As further context on this team:-

  • They are investing in this group to be the spearhead for the whole organisation for strategy, innovation and change.
  • The remit of the team covers both B2B and D2C with the confluence of both creating potential strategic advantage.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribution to the development of the strategic plan through defined work streams, i.e. this could be the assessment of specific markets or trends 
  • Leading or supporting (as agreed) on the development of investment / business cases for strategic projects e.g insurance price comaprison This would likely involve working with a functional team.
  • Leading or supporting on the assessment of material strategic issues
  • Supporting on the assessment of new vertical (e.g Wealth Life and Pensions)  or geographic markets & development of market entry strategy working with cross functional teams
  • Project Managing strategic projects and activities resulting from the strategic plan or approved business cases, i.e. the agreement of complex strategic partnerships, working with stakeholders from across the business
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Whilst the role will not have line management responsibility for individuals, it will be expected to manage virtual project teams which include senior stakeholders.

 

3. KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree qualified and experience of working for a leading Consultancy firm, e.g a top strategy firm or the strategy area of a "Big 4" 
  • A good understanding of both:-

Business Strategy - process, tools, frameworks with experience in their practical application

Strategic design – how to take a strategic initiative and design to the next level of detail so it is clearly understood and ready for implementation

  • Demonstrate strong logic and judgment to drive clarity between opinion and evidence based views and Strong documentation / presenting capabilities
  • The ability to run processes at pace across complex organisations to build and develop business cases
  • The ability to manage multiple on-going projects bringing efficiency and focus to driving these projects / phases of work to conclusion
  • The ability to interact effectively with people from across the business & seniority spectrum - The confidence and ability to challenge colleagues of all levels effectively is key
    • Demonstrate strong inter-personal & communication skills
    • Demonstrate strong workshop facilitation skills.
  • An ability to work effectively in a matrix organisation both within teams and leading teams
  • After working within consultancy for a number of years, demonstrates an aspiration to work in industry

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:richard@mindbench.co.ukTCFS Strategy

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