Strategy Analyst - Permanent London base role

Project status
Project posted
30th July 2014
Project duration (approx.)
366.0 Days
Budget (approx.)
£121.67 / day
Industry
Accounting , Financial Services , Information Technology & Services , Legal Services
Area of expertise
Analyst / Research , Corporate Finance / M&A , Programme / Project Management , Strategy , Finance and Accounting
Required market experience
United Kingdom (Essential)
Consultant location
On-site
Location
United Kingdom

Background & Objectives

Job title: Strategy AnalystDepartment: Strategy & Project ServicesLocation: LondonReporting to (title): Strategy ManagersDate:                July 2014Purpose:Responsible for the provision of strategic and financial analysis to the Strategy & Project Services  team.Key Dimensions Sphere of influence Strategy & Project Services, central marketing, Business Management, Marketing and Business Development, Finance, K&L and senior management functions on an international basisKey responsibilities and challenges:Challenges:- Preparation and provision of analysis adds value to the firm by informing  key decisions in relation to new market development strategies, specific practice area / geographic strategies and performance improvement plans, appropriateness of lateral hires, client and sector targeting strategies.- Working to a high degree of organisational ability under pressure.  Working to support Business Analysts, Strategy Managers, the Head of Strategy Projects, Business Development / Marketing Managers, with research and analysis on a project basis. Also researching general trends impacting the business (competitor / sector / client / macroeconomic) as appropriate. Responsibilities:Research & analysis:- - Researching and exploiting internal and external information resources to support research requirements of projects being managed within Strategy & Project Services on markets, practices, clients, companies, sectors and competitors.- Conducting SAP queries and undertaking financial analysis to support research / analytical projects- Providing general qualitative and quantitative analytical support for projects being managed by the Strategy and Project Services team as appropriate.Current Awareness:- Keep up to date with activity and trends in relevant sectors and markets in order to provide a more effective service to our internal and external clients. - Generate materials on market trends for proactive dissemination across the business.Key contacts:In department - All members of Strategy & Project Services team, Other Business Services. In the firm - Business Managers, Marketing and Sector managers, Finance Managers.External - Published data providers to accurately reflect market trends in preparation of analysisCharacteristics, Skills & Experience required:(Essential + Desired) Essential:                               Location: London Character: Highly organised Resourceful Articulate Motivated, focused Determined, robust Confident Creative Flexible Team Player Education / QualificationBusiness degree (minimum 2:1)Desirable: - CIMA / professional qualification (possibly with research / analytical / information management focus). Languages: Other languagePractical experience:-Advanced Excel PowerPoint and financial modelling skills (business plans, profitability analysis, data manipulation)-Displays good judgment and sound logic-SAP- Knowledge of external databases & info providers Office skills:- Good, articulate communication and presentation skills- Influencing skills- Cross-cultural sensitivity- Ability to self-manage time and manage priorities Commercial Skills:-Good quantitative and analytical skills- Good report-writing skills DESIRED Commercial Skills:- Project Management experience - Professional Service Firm experience- Knowledge of projects that involve understanding and shaping of professional service firms.

Key deliverables

Consultant requirements

Requirement: Do live in UK ?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Do you posses Advanced Excel Power Point and financial modelling skills (business plans, profitability analysis, data manipulation)
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Does your current work experience is in UK ?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Do you have a valid work permit and Visa to work for a permanent role in UK ?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Do have your education from Oxford/ Cambridge/ Harvard/ London Business School ?
Desired response: Yes

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