This company has become one of the UK’s leading direct insurers through years of hard work and listening to their customers.
The Strategy Manager leads the strategy, M&A, and market intelligence on behalf of the executive team and senior leadership of the company. This will entail primarily confronting and solving problems faced by the company as they look to continue their growth and market share.
What will my role entail?
Framing and solving the most important, strategic problems facing ensure and the UK personal lines industry more broadly. This will involve:
Gather and build relevant market understanding. Analyzing Competitive, Regulatory, Market and Technological trends that may have an impact on our business model/propositions
Creating clear, simple frameworks that help the Executive and leadership team assess different strategic options
Driving out recommendations, and spearheading the underlying analysis
Engaging senior stakeholders across the business to develop appropriate strategies in response leading M&A and corporate venturing agenda.
Managing a pipeline of potential partnerships
Assessing and recommending potential M&A plays
Managing corporate investments
Orchestrating market intelligence assets and insight
Supporting business modelling & analysis to inform strategic decision making, identifying high-quality long-term growth opportunities
Coaching and developing Analysts, driving a culture of high performance and quality, in a fast paced, large-scale agile environment
Support the growth of the team within the organisation to its target operating state
We are looking for someone with strategy experience from a top tier strategy consulting firm or has similar experience in an in-house role in the retail or financial services sectors. Additionally, we are looking for someone who has led large-scale digital and data-led transformations.
Additional attributes desirable for this role include:
Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to scope, structure, and solve strategic challenges
Excellent written and oral communication skills at an Executive & Board level
Proven ability to communicate & influence stakeholders at all levels including Executive by turning granular detail and research into insight and action
Highly numerate and excellent at leveraging facts and insights to generate and validate strategic hypotheses
Strong planning skills with the ability to organise and manage own workstreams end-to-end, from fact-finding and analysis to communication and stakeholder management