- Permanent / Full-Time
Growth strategy, innovation & proposition development at a scaling boutique consultancy. Reporting to founders and considerable senior clients
About the company
This company is a fast growing, innovative consulting firm (currently eight people) which partners with some of the largest corporates to create scalable new businesses and ventures. They blend the best of strategy consultancies, digital agencies and venture development firms to help our clients build their next £100m business. They work with clients in complex, often highly regulated industries (incl. healthcare, mobility, defence, and energy) to define their next phase of growth. They believe corporates are best positioned to drive the next wave of innovation, and work with them in the fight against disruptive start-ups and to get ahead of their established competition. They challenge the belief that corporate innovation can only succeed in partnership with start-ups or insulated in incubators, labs, or accelerators. With 90% of these having failed to date, the chances of them delivering commercial success have proven to be too low, so they work on executive level priorities with passionate teams to drive real innovation and shape the next phase of their growth.
About the role
Specifically, you will develop growth strategies, identify new growth opportunities, build innovative new propositions, define go-to-market strategies and drive business model innovation. The role requires you to lead engaging client interactions; proactively manage client relationships and demonstrate client leadership skills. In addition, you will deliver rigorous analysis; synthesising findings and articulating through compelling presentations and reports, which drive decision-making. You need to be comfortable working in areas of high ambiguity and uncertainty, defining, analysing, and creating new markets. You will have to ensure effective project management by managing junior team members and ensuring effective client delivery. All while working on diverse areas including defining the future of mobility, building electric vehicle propositions to drive the net zero transition, shaping a space strategy for 2035, driving ecosystem strategies within the healthcare sector, commercialising emerging technologies and defining new business models for AI.
About your background and skills
You must have 5+ years of consulting experience. Ideally, you will have strong strategy consulting skills and an underlying toolkit (storyboarding, structured problem solving, analysis, market sizing, storytelling etc.), as well as the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels. You need to have commercial acumen and rigour as well as an intellectual curiosity and an inquisitive mindset. You must be comfortable with ambiguity, and working in areas where neat market reports don’t exist. A collaborative working style to drive problem-solving and work in partnership with colleagues and clients is necessary and you must have excellent communication skills & and presentation skills. You need to be able to use your initiative and be a self-starter within an agile and fast-paced challenger consultancy environment.