Retail Strategy Manager

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Work type: Perm - Full Time
Location: Berkshire
Categories: Other, Commercial Analysis, Business Analysis, Strategy





SSE is embarking on an exciting journey with the vision to become a market leading retailer of energy and essential services by delivering our portfolio of products across Energy, Home Services and Retail Telecoms.  

The Role

Reporting into the Head of Retail Strategy, the Strategy Manager will be key in devising and, deploying our strategy and challenging the Retail business to grow. The portfolio of accountability will be wide as this role will be at the core of understanding market changes and competitor activity.

Accountabilities will include:

  • Development of Retail and Business Unit strategies based on data-driven analysis and external and internal research.
  • Delivery of strategic insights based on qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Successful engagement with stakeholders at all levels of seniority, ensuring plans are communicated effectively and delivered.
  • Leading and managing discrete projects, delivering them on time and within budget.
  • Writing and structuring effective presentations and papers to successfully influence and communicate strategic proposals.
  • Conducting high level financial analysis and build business cases to assess the return on strategic recommendations.

The Person

In order to excel in this role, we need you to have exceptional analytical skills. This encompasses the proven ability to accurately conduct financial and business analysis in a complex organisational structure. You must be customer focused, self-motivated and flexible, with a strong can-do attitude and positive influencing skills which give you the ability to obtain answers in a diverse retail organisation. Outstanding stakeholder management skills are essential so that you can effectively engage management and colleagues on all levels of seniority. You will also need resilience, rigour and gravitas to challenge the business when something isn't right. Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills are absolutely essential so that you can deliver high quality insight to the business. To make sure that Retail deliver against it strategic projects, you will need high energy, empathy and strong values aligned with SSE culture as well as the passion to learn and grow on the job.

Anything else?

Yes – we are looking for you to have knowledge of business and corporate strategy development within a B2C industry. Experience in energy supply, utilities, telecoms, banking, consumer goods or other retail industry is preferred, as is having multiple years experience working in a top tier strategy consultancy or a large corporate strategy division.

What's in it for me?

Joining the SSE Retail Strategy Team presents exceptional opportunities for the right people. Not only will you be joining a business which is thriving in a turbulent market, you will be part of a high calibre team, composed of some of the highest performing employees within the company.

You can look to enjoy exceptional exposure to the Retail Management Committee, including MD Retail, and Group Strategy leaders, working on the highest priority issues. This role has the potential to open doors to excellent opportunities to develop your career in SSE at Head of, Director and even MD levels.

We can also offer you a competitive salary and performance incentive, a contributory pension, share plans, generous leave entitlement and an excellent benefits package which includes staff rates for energy, phone and broadband, plus a host of other rewards and lifestyle benefits

What next?

Click on the link below to apply!

Closing date for applications is Sunday 25th June 2017

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. The successful candidates will be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process. This includes a basic criminal record check.

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