Strategy Consultant

This role provides an opportunity to collaborate with the best talent by joining one of the leading Public Sector strategy teams in the market. Working in the Defence, Security and Government industries offers access to senior decision makers in some of the highest profile public sector organisations and an ability to solve their unique challenges that impact on security of the UK.

Ref: ZR_5999_JOB  ·  Posted on 26 March 2021

Introduction

This role provides an opportunity to collaborate with the best talent by joining one of the leading Public Sector strategy teams in the market. Working in the Defence, Security and Government industries offers access to senior decision makers in some of the highest profile public sector organisations and an ability to solve their unique challenges that impact on security of the UK.

Key responsibilities
  • Developing strategic business models: helping clients determine the optimum business or commercial model to more effectively deliver their objectives.
  • Strategic options analysis and evaluation: working with clients to understand and shape strategic options ahead of key investment decisions.
  • Strategic cost reduction: helping clients determine where, and how, to cut costs whilst continuing to deliver and achieve outcomes.
  • Stimulating innovation: helping clients to identify new ways of working that will stimulate innovation and growth, and lead to better policy and decision-making.
  • Delivering policy outcomes: helping their clients to support delivery of policy outcomes and enabling programmes.
  • Market analysis: traditional evidence-led analysis of sectors to identify market development opportunities to support client strategies.
  • 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, and shared 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 (e.g. Technology, Enterprise Risk Services, Data Analytics) 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
  • Practical understanding of the issues faced in one or more of the Defence, Security and Government industries
  • Experience of working on strategy projects
  • Ideally 2-3 years Consulting experience (or equivalent relevant industry experience)
  • Experience of working on high-profile and complex projects
  • Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Demonstrable experience of managing stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to think creatively to solve client issues
  • Evidence of structured thinking and the ability to break down complex issues into logical steps
  • Experience providing strategic advice and support to complex change programmes
  • Solid analytical skills, with the ability to design and execute complex analysis and generate well evidenced and robust insights and recommendations
  • The ability to interact and work effectively with senior Public sector leaders
  • For our Defence strategy team, experience defining and advising on complex commercial procurements in Defence or analogous industries would be of significant interest
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