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Senior Strategy Consultant

Project status
Project start date
Not specified
Project posted
19 Aug 2014 12:02
Project duration (approx.)
365 Days
Budget (approx.)
£328.33 / day
Media, Consulting, Retail
Area of expertise
On-site in United Kingdom

Objectives and Key Deliverables

The senior strategy consultant works within the strategy team advising our client's retail clients on business strategy, with a focus on ecommerce and multi-channel strategy, as well as evaluating retail businesses for our client's investor clients on due diligence engagements. The consultant works directly with clients, participating across all areas of the project, whilst being responsible for leading selected workstreams. Responsibilities include setting objectives, developing hypotheses, determining appropriate analysis techniques and frameworks, as well as presenting recommendations to client teams.Duties and ResponsibilitiesWork as part of a project team, reporting to the strategy manager or director.Lead or play an instrumental role in project management, including client engagement, internal team management and project work output.Develop workstream methodology including gathering data, development of hypotheses and determining appropriate analysis techniques.Work independently or manage a consultant(s) to source and integrate sets of data, complete analysis, draw conclusions and develop strategic recommendations.Review consultants’ output, providing feedback and support.Showcase and summarise analysis and recommendations in PowerPoint and play an active role in presenting to client stakeholders.Contribute to project proposals and Javelin Group’s thought leadership development.Mentor junior consultants and organise regular catch-up sessions.Essential Experience and KnowledgeStrong and demonstrated interest in retail strategy consulting.Proven track record of delivering high quality, successful projects within scope and budget.Strong analytical and diagnostic skills, as well as the ability to develop conclusions from analysis.Ability to develop appropriate financial analysis tools e.g. P&L modelling, financial assessment, company benchmarking etc.Proactively manage project risks and issues, assess alternatives and recommend solutions.Desirable Experience and KnowledgePrevious experience of working in matrixed teams.Essential Skills and AttributesEffective communication skills, both written and verbal to clients and internal team.Takes initiative to ‘make things happen’ on projects with minimal supervision and guidance.Ability to work collaboratively with other consultants on projects.Experience of organising small teams, prioritising and assigning tasks to individuals and ensuring they understand their tasks and associated timescales.Encourages and supports more junior team members.Positive ‘can do’ attitude.Education and Qualifications2:1/1st degree from a top 10 University.Salary and BenefitsThe salary will be highly competitive. Substantial bonuses and share options are available. The company also offers health and life insurance.

Requirement: Do you have top tier management consultancy experience?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Do you have strategy experience in retail sector?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Do you have e-commerce experience?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Are you a strategy consultant?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Are you able to work in London without any sponsorship?
Desired response: Yes

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