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Strategic Development Manager - Tier 1 Global Financial Services Firm

Job reference:
Financial Services
£70k-£100k plus bonus, benefits
Job type:
Perm - Non-consulting
Date posted:
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Strategic Development Manager - Tier 1 Financial Services Firm - Central London, only limited travel required

£70k-£100k - plus bonus, plus car, excellent benefits, work/life

Our client is a Tier 1 Financial Services and Business Services Organiation. They are growing and looking for a good Strategy Consultant to join their Strategy team. 

Purpose - As a key member of the trategy team, the role will be integral to the development and execution of the strategic plan through a broad range of responsibilities (see below). As further context on this team:-

  • They are investing in this group to be the spearhead for the whole organisation for strategy, innovation and change.
  • The remit of the team covers both B2B and D2C with the confluence of both creating potential strategic advantage.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribution to the development of the strategic plan through defined work streams, i.e. this could be the assessment of specific markets or trends 
  • Leading or supporting (as agreed) on the development of investment / business cases for strategic projects e.g insurance price comaprison This would likely involve working with a functional team.
  • Leading or supporting on the assessment of material strategic issues
  • Supporting on the assessment of new vertical (e.g Wealth Life and Pensions)  or geographic markets & development of market entry strategy working with cross functional teams
  • Project Managing strategic projects and activities resulting from the strategic plan or approved business cases, i.e. the agreement of complex strategic partnerships, working with stakeholders from across the business

Whilst the role will not have line management responsibility for individuals, it will be expected to manage virtual project teams which include senior stakeholders.



  • Degree qualified and experience of working for a leading Consultancy firm, e.g a top strategy firm or the strategy area of a "Big 4" 
  • A good understanding of both:-

Business Strategy - process, tools, frameworks with experience in their practical application

Strategic design – how to take a strategic initiative and design to the next level of detail so it is clearly understood and ready for implementation

  • Demonstrate strong logic and judgment to drive clarity between opinion and evidence based views and Strong documentation / presenting capabilities
  • The ability to run processes at pace across complex organisations to build and develop business cases
  • The ability to manage multiple on-going projects bringing efficiency and focus to driving these projects / phases of work to conclusion
  • The ability to interact effectively with people from across the business & seniority spectrum - The confidence and ability to challenge colleagues of all levels effectively is key
    • Demonstrate strong inter-personal & communication skills
    • Demonstrate strong workshop facilitation skills.
  • An ability to work effectively in a matrix organisation both within teams and leading teams
  • After working within consultancy for a number of years, demonstrates an aspiration to work in industry

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