Strategy Managing Consultant - Victoria, London
Bringing Ingenuity to Life
We're an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.
With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we'll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career.
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Become part of the Team
PA's Strategy practice has a strong record of working with C-level leaders in major private and public sector organisations, directly addressing their greatest strategic challenges. As a managing consultant, you will take a leading role in business development, account management and assignment delivery, as well as leading in other internal and external roles. Part of your role will be to collaborate with other parts of our Innovation service, such as business intelligence, data analytics and our digital teams to be able to respond to our clients' ever-complexifying problems. Our Innovation service brings together commercial and technical experts, with a range of consulting and industry backgrounds.
You will help CEOs and other business leaders across many sectors to develop and implement strategies to create value and transform their organisations. You will lead in the development and execution of the latest strategy thinking and have a thirst for fact-based analysis and problem solving.
You will join a team of experts, who help business leaders across many sectors create a lasting impact on their organisations. Some examples of our work include:
•Supporting senior management in driving radical change to business strategy- creating £150 million in value - which doubled the company's share price
•Carrying out commercial due diligence on a UK plc for a global, leading Private Equity house
•Helping a global chemical company to develop a vision and actionable strategies for enabling more sustainable and circular business model across their industry value-chain
•Developing an innovative growth strategy for a large, traditional 'bricks and mortar' retailer and leading development of a disruptive new customer proposition and digital business model
Operating at the leading edge of consulting, you will add value to our clients across one or several of our core offerings:
•Corporate and business unit strategy development
•Customer, customer experience and proposition strategy development
•Mergers and acquisitions, throughout the deal cycle
•Go-to-market strategy, covering new business development initiatives, market entry strategies, product and service line introductions and commercial optimisation
We define success as achieving exceptional results that have a lasting impact on businesses, communities and individuals. It's a principle that underpins everything we do.
Our clients choose us because we challenge convention to find the solutions that really work - in practice, not just on paper. Then we roll up our sleeves and get the job done and deliver valuable outcomes:
•Top-line growth - We work closely to target the right markets and apply fresh, bold thinking to define compelling value propositions for customers, driven by innovative business models
•Managing uncertainty - We identify the scenarios that will have the greatest impact on our clients' businesses
•Portfolio transformation - We assess individual businesses' economic value, determine optimal capital allocation and design plans for implementation to refocus the portfolio on profit and growth
•Business rejuvenation - We identify the parts of our clients' business that will enhance value, ensure innovation and establish new business models to underpin growth and profit
We define success as enabling our clients to achieve exceptional results that have a lasting impact on businesses, communities and individuals. It's a principle that underpins everything we do.
Our clients choose us because we challenge conventions to find innovative solutions that really work - in practice, not just on paper. Then we roll up our sleeves to assist our clients to get the job done. Job Requirements
What we're looking for
We hire specialists who have built a trusted network in their field, who will continue to build and expand our service. The best candidates will be ambitious, hungry to progress to Partner and have proven experience independently achieving business development targets.
As a Managing Consultant you will be:
•A leader with a proven track record of driving complex strategies and projects, ideally in a consulting house or in-house strategy team.
•Confident in selling professional services and in building a pipeline through relationships that you have established
•Skilled at developing strategic relationships, working with senior stakeholders on high profile work, whilst mentoring and coaching junior team members
•Client-driven, able to perform in high pressure situations and above all have an analytical mind-set
•Experienced in working with a team on complex strategies and projects, ideally in a consulting house however in-house strategy experience would also be interesting
•Highly creative, with integrity, drive and interpersonal skills and a genuine affinity for problem solving
•Strong academically, with an ability to undertake complex quantitative and qualitative analysis
•Passionate, interested in innovation and how technology - both physical and digital - can be strategic enablers for growth About PA Consulting Group
Benefits package at PA:
- Private medical insurance
- Transport allowance
- 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
- Company pension scheme
- Annual performance-based bonus
- Life and Income protection insurance
- Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn, childcare benefits)
- Voluntary benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)
We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment - one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We're committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA's goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.
We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.