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Strategy Manager

Ref 133543
Location Crawley, West Sussex  
Contract Type Permanent
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Job Type Projects Division
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Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30

Location: Crawley, West Sussex

Closing date: 5 May 2017


In a nutshell

The Strategy & Projects department works closely with the MD and Leadership Team of Virgin Holidays, and is responsible for shaping, communicating, and executing the business strategy. Within this role you'll work closely with the Head of Strategy & Project Delivery, as well as other senior management stakeholders where you will support the formulation and execution of the strategy through the provision of insightful research and analysis.

You are also required to work more independently as part of different cross-functional teams on discreet strategic issues and initiatives, ensuring that they receive appropriate analytical support and critical commercial challenge.

Day to day

Monitor market, customer and competitor trends relevant to the business; identify insights, understand the implications for Virgin Holidays, and develop recommended responses

Communicate information, insights and recommendations effectively to the business

Support the development and evolution of the overall business strategy for the company, covering organic and inorganic options

Conduct targeted research and analysis covering the market, customers, and competitors to develop insights and inform the development of the strategy

Demonstrate understanding of key financial drivers, business acumen and commercial judgment

Preparation of presentations for executive team and board meetings

Assistance with preparing and delivering workshops to communicate strategy across the business, including The Gathering (annual) and What’s Up Live (quarterly)

Work effectively as part of a cross-functional team, support the development and delivery of strategic business initiatives, ensuring that they have a strong commercial rationale and are aligned with the overall firm strategy

Support the scoping and definition of initiatives/projects; understand objectives, identify key questions to be answered and hypotheses / assumptions needing validation

Collect and analyse internal and external data, develop logical frameworks to quantitatively assess project benefits and model the financial and commercial implications

Communicate findings and insights effectively to support robust, evidence-based decision making

Provide critical challenge to new initiatives as part of the Strategic Planning Review process (SPR)

Contribute to the development of the broader strategy and projects team, by ensuring that project delivery is in line with the strategy and fully understood by the team.

About you

You’ll have relevant commercial experience either in consulting, finance, or industry, and you'll be degree educated (2.1 degree or above) or have an equivalent depth of commercial experience.  You'll have sound commercial judgement, the ability to think strategically, and understand the drivers of economic value for the business and its shareholders.

You'll be creative in problem solving, able to devise logical frameworks and analytical pathways for tackling strategic questions.  Possessing excellent written and verbal communication skills you'll be confident and credible working with senior stakeholders. With strong quantitative analytical skills you'll be able to analyse complex datasets and interpret findings appropriately whilst being able to conduct financial modelling and project valuations. 

If you have a minimum grade C in mathematics or equivalent, comfortable working autonomously, able to prioritise demanding workloads and the above sounds like you then we want to hear from you!

The perks

Our pioneering spirit and passion keeps our brand vibrantly alive. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits in place to help you enjoy life to the full, as well as a world of travel opportunities including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic global destinations. Beyond a whole world of travel opportunities, we also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes, life assurance, child care vouchers and excellent discounts across the Virgin Group of companies.

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