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Strategy Consulting Analysts - Boutiques and Industry - Central London

£40k plus bonus, benefits

This is an opportunity to join the Strategy and Insight Team of a FTSE 250 plc which is undergoing a significant transformation, with data driven insight at the core, they operate nearly 500 restaurants and pubs in the UK’s casual dining sector. They are looking for somebody with experience gained in a recognised strategy consultancy to join our Strategy Team in London.

The Strategy Team is considered an excellent stepping stone towards future opportunities within the business.

The Client Company

The client serves over 43 million meals each year through a variety of brands. They also operate a Concessions business which trades over 60 outlets across more than 30 brands, primarily in UK airports. The client team has a strategic focus to bring insight and analytics as the key driver of operational and strategic decisions. This team is being formed in order to have a world class function which informs decision making and strategy development through value add analysis and insights generated from consumer and competitor activity, and our own internal data.This team is run by the Strategy and Business Development Director, who reports to the CEO. The new team will take responsibility for providing strategic and business recommendations for key / high value add commercial decisions e.g. pricing and promotional optimisation, brand growth strategies, operational efficiency, effectiveness of media spend etc., ensuring that data is converted into actionable insight, giving visibility on key metrics to enable a view of lead or lag indicators of performance and trends and varied other projects as needed to fulfil business objectives.

Members of the team will enjoy unrivalled exposure across the business, including the Executive Committee and CEO. The team will also work closely with other teams reporting into the Strategy and Business Development Director, for example New Business Development. As early members of this expanding team, you will have the opportunity for extraordinary impact and the ability to shape how the team develops into the future. The team is seen as a pipeline of exceptional talent for the business and performing well in this role opens up a number of moves up and also into line roles in the future.

Strategy and Insight Executive Role: 

role will be a perfect fit for someone who has done their ‘training’ in a strategy consulting but is looking to step into industry for a more hands on role, with an unrivaled opportunity to learn in a fast paced operating environment and where they can be part of delivering growth, rather than just advising on it. At a high level, you will:

- Contribute to the delivery of strategies for the client 

- Contribute to the delivery of appropriate product and pricing strategies for key businesses

- Develop and test business plans

- Provide commercial recommendations and insight based on data. 

What they are looking for:

- First class strategy consulting experience from a well-recognized strategy consulting firm. --- Strong degree from a top university

- High degree of numeracy- Advanced knowledge of Excel, and ability to handle large data sets

- Strong commercial acumen

- Strong desire to learn

- Full existing working rights for the EU

- Experience in Retail / Restaurants / Hospitality preferred but not required 

Please email: 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.uk, quoting reference number:TC001

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