Strategy Manager

Ref: ZR_6471_JOB_1  ·  Posted on 04 January 2022


Please note: This is a UK based role which is subject to UK employee tax deductions

The working pattern is likely to be 4-6 weeks in Saudi and 2 weeks in the UK

  • 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
  • Every day, all employees work to make an impact that matters and they offer a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration, and high performance.
  • As the undisputed leader in professional services, all professionals find unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realise their full potential with first class training opportunities and work with some of the world’s most prestigious clients.
Key responsibilities
  • Designing, developing and implementing defence transformation across domains to enable better capability and performance management and decision making.
  • Delivering performance management and planning solutions tailored to the organisation’s size, complexity, business model and objectives.
  • Helping our clients to understand, design and implement solutions; partnering with business teams to understand every aspect of their requirements from structuring a business case to support a major investment decision through to the design of underlying data models.
  • To have a broader perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them; have a clear understanding of the firm’s commitment to creating a more inclusive culture.

As a Senior Manager, you will have responsibility for:

  • Engagement Management: Leading a range of projects and programmes (including QA); complete project planning and budgeting; define deliverable structure and content; facilitate buy-in of proposed solutions from top management levels at the client; direct on-time, quality delivery of work products; manage engagement economics; manage engagement risk; manage diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution.
  • Client Management: Manage day-to-day interactions with executive clients and sponsors; working with senior partners develop and foster relationships with key clients
  • Business Development: Originating and leading sales and developing our propositions (including new propositions); develop and maintain contact with top decision makers at key clients; participate and lead proposals.
  • Practice Development & Eminence: Develop solutions and methodologies; develop thought leadership and point-of-view documents; participate in public speaking and industry events.
  • People Development: Perform role of counsellor and coach; provide input and guidance into the staffing process; actively participate in staff recruitment and retention activities; provide leadership and support delivery teams and staff in local offices.
Skills & experience
  • Willingness and ability to work in KSA (essential) and Arabic language (desirable)
  • Defence experience and/or
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Target Operating Model (TOM) – design and/or implementation
  • Defence Industrial Strategy
  • IT Strategy
  • ERP implementation – Finance, HR and supply chain
  • Equipment acquisition and support projects
  • Planning and budgeting in Defence
  • Through Life Capability Management (TLCM)
  • Workforce analytics
  • Financial Management and/or Finance Transformation
  • Professional Qualification within your field of expertise
  • Prior consulting / project based experience
  • Project leadership skills outside line roles
  • Proven ability to manage and work effectively in teams
  • A history of rapid career progression with previous employer(s)
  • An ability and willingness to travel to the Middle East
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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