Transformation sometimes coupled with “Business” is a term that you are probably seeing a lot more of these days. Whether you are a transformation consultant or a transformation manager, there are various roles available to anyone interested in being involved in the transformation of a company. But what exactly is transformation, is it right for you and how can you find the best transformation jobs in London?
Business transformation is a method of managing change within a company, aiming to align business strategy with people, processes and technology. Innovation is often at the heart of this, compelling businesses to change in smart and effective ways.
The Role of a Transformation Consultant
A transformation consultant or manager focuses on making and facilitating changes across a business. The term originally began in IT, but it's now used for a role that involves overseeing change in every part of an organisation, including technology. A successful transformation leader needs to be able to identify what needs to change and create pathways and sustainable solutions to that change.
Essential Transformation Skills
To take on any role you need to have the right skills. Anyone who wants a transformation job needs to be able to do anything from analysis and research, to building, organising and managing a team. You should have strong problem-solving skills, be prepared to take on diverse projects and interact effectively with all levels of an organisation.
Finding the Perfect Business Transformation Role
If you're looking for your ideal transformation job, start by exploring some of the sectors where these jobs can be found. You will find roles available across a large range of industries, from finance to retail and all of which can be found in the City of London.
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There are some excellent reasons to consider strategy job opportunities in London. Corporate strategists have the unique position of having an overview of everything that makes a company tick. Strategic planners works to determine the best ways for businesses to operate, combining both their analytical skills and their natural feel and instinct for the job. Thinking of long term strategy career development? Strategic roles can get you far, perhaps even eventually taking you into the independent consulting, CEO or Senior Director position in central London.
What Does It Take to Work in Strategy?
Strategic planners should have a strong set of skills and experience to succeed in the field. While strategic roles are non-technical, it's still helpful to have a range of skills that will help with analysing, evaluating, problem solving and also people skills. Strategic planners should be able to oversee a range of different tasks and areas. You need to be aware of current technology, market relevance, plus provide focus and clarity to find the issues that matter most and suggest targeted solutions.
Top Sectors for Corporate Strategy
Businesses in many sectors require corporate strategists. Some of the top sectors looking for strategists include financial services, finance, private equity, the public sector, business development, operations, digital, brand, marketing, advertising, and more. There are diverse sectors for you to consider if you want to find a corporate strategy role that's right for you.
How to Get the Job
When you're looking for a strategy job, make sure you know what's expected from the role. Every strategy role can be different eg strategy consultants, account director, senior account manager, project manager, depending on the sector and type of business, as well as the specific job description and salary offered by the employer. There is project based roles in addition to temporary and permanent consultant positions. Thorough research of the company and role before applying is smart.
Interested? Scroll down below to view our latest strategy jobs in London or use our job vacancy search where you can filter individual contract or permanent jobs allowing you to share on Facebook or Twitter social media, create job alerts and save to your shortlist (saved jobs). The Barton Partnership is a specialist recruiter of strategic talent both on a permanent and contract consulting basis offering vacancies in the city of London and other international locations.