Strategy Consultant

  • Our client is a large consultancy in the UK and are particularly successful working on MoD, Government and Public Sector contracts within Project and Technical Management, Analytics, Systems Engineering, Business Change and Software Engineering
Ref: ZR_6144_JOB  ·  Posted on 02 July 2021

Introduction

  • Our client is a large consultancy in the UK and are particularly successful working on MoD, Government and Public Sector contracts within Project and Technical Management, Analytics, Systems Engineering, Business Change and Software Engineering
  • Their agile solutions contribute to a stronger and more cost-effective defence agenda, without sacrificing the overall mission of organisations
  • With more than 150 years of hard work and commitment to making a real difference, the organisation has grown in scale and diversity - approximately 286,000 people in 150 countries and territories, providing these services
Key responsibilities
  • Strategic options analysis and evaluation: working with clients to understand and evaluate strategic options ahead of key investment decisions
  • Designing strategic business models: helping clients identify the optimum business, organisational, or commercial models to more effectively deliver their objectives
  • Commercial modelling: Analysis of the financial implications of different options, including development of scenarios and stress testing
  • Strategic cost reduction: helping clients determine where, and how, to cut costs whilst seeking to enhance delivery and achieve policy outcomes
  • Harnessing innovation: helping clients to stimulate innovation, adapt to strategic disruptions (e.g. technology – AI / robotics), and enable more effective policy delivery
  • Turning strategy into reality: Supporting clients to understand the required change, the challenges of implementation, and adjusting the strategy in response
  • Generating analysis and insight: executing rigorous and insightful analysis to build an evidence base to support strategy development and change
  • Tools, skills and frameworks: developing an understanding of effective tools, skills and frameworks that can be brought to bear on new client problems, deploying them appropriately and sharing as best practice within the team
  • Team management: managing and supporting junior staff in order to ensure successful project delivery
  • Relationship management: Working closely with clients and third parties (e.g. academics) to develop strong professional relationships
  • Liaising with other internal teams (including our Digital Strategy, Innovation, Cyber Security and Data Analytics teams) to ensure the effective application of the subject matter expertise available, and a seamless client experience
  • Continuous Learning: proactively developing your own skills, seeking feedback, building knowledge, and sharing your insight with colleagues
  • Supporting the management of the practice and successful business development
Skills & experience
  • Willingness to apply for UK security clearance to Security Check (SC) level, if not holding an existing clearance
  • Degree or equivalent qualifications / experience
  • Consulting experience, or relevant industry / public sector experience
  • Experience of working on projects which involve strategic decision-making and choices
  • Demonstrable experience of managing stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to think creatively to solve client issues
  • Structured thinking and the ability to break down complex issues
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to carry out analysis and generate insights and recommendations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to tailor a message to the audience

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Practical understanding of the issues faced in the Defence & Security sectors
  • Experience of working on high-profile and complex projects
  • Defence: Experience of complex commercial procurements in Defence, major capital projects, or analogous industries would be of significant interest
  • UK Nationality
  • Security: Existing DV clearance or the ability to apply
Additional benefits
  • Holidays, starting at 25 days a year
  • A flexible contributory pension arrangement with matching contributions
  • Life assurance of six times your core salary (up to a maximum of six times the Earnings Cap, in force at date of death)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Mobile phone is not fully funded but you can claim on expenses for business use
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