Wednesday , February 8 2023

Waitrose Recruitment – Strategy Lead

Website Waitrose & Partners

Job Description:

The Strategy Leads are a responsive and flexible pool of Partners who will work across and lead a number of individual and overlapping projects whilst continuously improving the strategic planning and decision making process for the Partnership.

You will play a key role partnering and influencing members of the John Lewis Partnership Executive Team and Senior Leadership , to develop strategy and undertake specific strategic projects. You will use your deep expertise to build an evidence based understanding of the internal and external environment, across all dimensions of the Partnership including business, customer & Partner to develop a set of strategic assumptions and choices that are continuously being reviewed and iterated. You will then use this insight to facilitate business strategy updates and discussions, producing clear, objective and compelling discussion papers to enable debate and decision making.

You’ll help nurture the Centre of Professional Excellence within Strategy; creating and maintaining a Partnership Strategic Framework that enables consistent application and a central store of key questions/decisions. You’ll also support the wider Strategy team with task management, deployment and professional development, including creating and maintaining a strong talent pipeline, and potentially line managing Strategy Managers

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Significant and proven experience of strategy consulting or equivalent relevant business experience
  • Demonstrable self-starter / independent working, ability to lead a project or workstream with limited senior support
  • Demonstrable experience of framing issues, conclusions and recommendations to enable quick and sound decision making
  • Demonstrable experience of influencing and engaging senior teams (up to and including Executive Level stakeholders) and in a range of business contexts
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, simplifying complex problems and writing engaging, concise reports and presentations
  • Highly numerate

Job Requirements:

  • Extensive strategy consulting experience
  • Strong knowledge of one or more of the following sectors: Retail (Grocery and/or General Merchandise), Financial Services
  • Experience of strategy into transformation (i.e. being part of helping strategy mobilised into action)
  • Experience of complex financial modelling and analysis, performed at pace with a high level of accuracy

Job Details:

Company: Waitrose & Partners

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: London, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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