Senior Business Planning Manager – Products

Financial Services - Retail Banking

·London, UK

In this role, you’ll be responsible for the providing strategic support to the Product Director, and assisting with a portfolio of related business activities. The position provides exposure to the strategy, planning and future shaping of the Products function and the group. This exciting role run’s the Product Director’s personal office, and assists a full whole portfolio of related activities. 

The Executive Assistant role involves working closely with the Product Director, attending a number of senior committees, acting as deputy and working on ad-hoc projects across a range of sensitive issues. In addition, the role involves managing the Product Director’s office and preparing and briefing the Product Director ahead of Bank Executive Committee, the Board, Internal Committees, and external meetings and presentations.

There will also be the opportunity to lead projects in support of the division. Undertake specific research on a wide range of subject matter, recommending solutions/actions where appropriate as directed by the Products Director.

This is a great opportunity to work very closely with a direct report of the CEO and senior leaders operating at the top of the bank. The role will also provide an excellent learning opportunity into the strategy and plans shaping the future of the business and the Products function

Being organised and proactive, with a strong attention to detail, you will be able to process complex information and produce ad-hoc reports, papers and presentations to support efficient and informed decision making.

Requirements:

  • Very well structured and well organised
  • Analytical and numerate
  • Able to work effectively to tight deadlines and to deal with competing priorities
  • Highly resilient
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Experience of working closely with senior executive
  • Advanced PowerPoint skills to create effective presentation
  • A desire to ‘read around the subject’ and willingness to have a well-researched point of view

EA to the COO

Financial Services - Retail Banking

Competitive Salary + Bonus and Excellent Benefits·London, UK

The Chief of Staff, or Executive Assistant role is unrivalled for Consultants in its visibility. In this role, you’ll be responsible for the providing strategic support to the Chief Operating Officers, and assisting with a portfolio of related business activities. This is a great opportunity to work very closely with a direct report of the banks Chief Executive, and senior leadership. The position provides exposure to the strategy, planning and future shaping of the group and the business function.

 

Accountabilities

The Executive Assistant role involves working closely with the COO, attending a number of senior committees, acting as deputy and working on ad-hoc projects across a range of sensitive issues.

In addition, the role involves managing the COO’s office, preparing and briefing them ahead of Bank Executive Committee, TSB Board, Internal Committees, and external meetings & presentations.

There will also be the opportunity to lead projects in support of the division, undertake specific research on a wide range of subject matter and recommending solutions/actions where appropriate as directed by the Executive.

Being organised and proactive, with a strong attention to detail, you will be able to process complex information and produce ad-hoc reports, papers and presentations to support efficient and informed decision making.

Key Skills

  • Very well structured and well organised
  • Analytical and numerate
  • Able to work effectively to tight deadlines and to deal with competing priorities
  • Highly resilient
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Experience of working closely with senior executives
  • Advanced PowerPoint skills to create effective presentations
  • A desire to ‘read around the subject’ and willingness to have a well-researched point of view

Strategy Manager – Banking

Financial Services - Retail Banking - FinTech

Competitive Salary plus bonus and excellent benefits·London, UK

If you like the idea of working in FinTech, but fear that by joining a start-up you may lose the structured training, senior exposure and the impact of working with big customer bases, there are alternatives. An established but nimble Challenger Bank, launching new business lines, with no legacy issues, has the resources to deliver great innovation.

 

We are helping a challenger bank to hire a Strategy Manager. This is a role that will test and develop your intellectual and interpersonal capabilities every day. You’ll collaborate on challenging projects with team members from many backgrounds and disciplines, increasing your understanding of complex business problems from diverse perspectives and developing new skills and experience. We guarantee that you’ll get:

  • Opportunities for impact
  • Real world challenging business problems to solve
  • Hands-on experience
  • Great coaching

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for specific components of a project, such as answering questions like “How should we grow our market share in [x] business by [x]% over the next [x] years?” – this would involve understanding customer needs, competitive assessments, financial analysis and scenario modelling as well as fintech / digital banking opportunity assessments.
  • You will be expected to utilise the findings of your research and analyses to creatively construct well-thought-out ideas and data backed solutions that address the opportunity/challenge. It goes without saying that you will be required to communicate the idea to with key stakeholders through the most appropriate output formats (e.g., mock ups, wireframes, presentations, dashboards, etc.)
  • You will also be encouraged to build trust based relationships with key business stakeholders to drive forward strategy agenda and co-develop recommendations

Product Manager – New Products

Start-Up - Fin-Tech

Competitive Base + Options and Excellent Benefits and Conditions·London, UK

For tech scale-ups, the Product Manager role is an essential bridge between Tech & Commercial, using analytical rigour, tech know-how, commercial acumen and elbow grease to improve, launch and commercialise products.

 

Small business finance is a huge market, poorly served by legacy financial services companies and ripe for disruption. One of Europe’s leading players in this market, an award winning scale up, is preparing to build up its Product team to further expand its successful core offering. By utilising machine learning and automation, decisions can be made within seconds and operational costs kept to a minimum – an amazing model that can quickly achieve massive scale.

 

As Product Manager for New Products, you’ll develop and launch new products and tools to help small businesses succeed. You’ll be given a lot of autonomy and the resources you need, to be hands-on, action-oriented entrepreneurial and able to deliver real value to the business.

 

You should be exceptionally curious, rigorously analytical and willing to roll up your sleeves to get stuff done. As well as being a customer champion, you’ll need to develop a broad overview of the business and tech so that you can figure out whether projects makes commercial sense and how they fit into the development pipeline.

Product Manager – FinTech

Start-Up - Fin-Tech

Competitive Salary + Bonus and Options·London, UK

One of technology’s hottest Fintech start-ups, having raised well over $100m in venture funding to date,  are continuing to add Product Managers to their product teams, to help launch new products, improve existing ones, and develop a deep understanding of the business, in order to form the future leadership of the company.

 

With an award winning technology platform, our client is redefining p2p lending, enabling lenders and small businesses to instantly boost their revenues.

 

They are looking for outstanding Associates to support their growth  with the opportunity to take  on leadership opportunities and has potential to make a tremendous impact on the trajectory of the company.

 

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years’ experience at top-tier Strategy Consulting
  • Strong spike in analytical ability, sharp problem solver and ability to get things done
  • Target driven
  • Passion for the Fintech sector

Senior Strategy Manager

Real Estate - Luxury

Strong compensation (can pay above Consulting packages)·London, UK

Luxury Real Estate is a lesser trodden path for most strategy consultants, and indeed, the mysterious world of multi million pound developments is one most people rarely get a glimpse of. Luxury Real Estate, particularly in London, is also incredibly complex. From the acquisition and renovation of listed buildings on cramped Victorian streets, excavating above tube lines, battling powerful neighbors, to the complexity of finding and nurturing relationships with the tiny number of people who can afford an £80m home. It is this complexity, combined with its rarity, that makes it such an interesting and unique exit opportunity for a top-tier strategy consultant.

 

Joining a small but growing team, headed by former McKinsey and BCG leaders, this role will serve as a launch pad to a senior role with real responsibility. Prior to that, you’ll apply your strategic toolkit and intellectual horsepower to any number of problems that need solving within the business, from acquisition deals, to procurement, development support to building sales and marketing channels.

 

The role has a narrow brief. You must have been London based, living and breathing the city, for at least a couple of years. You must have at least 3 years experience, and as much as 6, in either McKinsey, BCG or Bain. We cannot unfortunately sponsor Visa’s.

 

If you are seeking the lesser trodden path, the benefits include:

  • Broad scope of responsibility – reaching far beyond ‘Strategy’
  • Intellectual calibre of team matching that of top tier Consulting
  • Strong compensation (can pay above Consulting packages)
  • Fast progression to Leadership roles – cutting out formulaic industry transition

Venture Capital Analyst

Venture Capital - Tech VC

£60-70,000 dependent on experience + Bonus·London, UK

Based in London, you’ll join as an integral supporting member of the investment team where you’ll see a wide range of technology sectors, products, business models and markets, and gain an exceptional grounding to join a portfolio company, continue in the investing world, or work on your own startup.

 

The role is in large part research focused: helping to analyse interesting markets and emerging startups; evaluating the market size and potential, the competitive landscape, customer pain points, and alternative go-to-market strategies.  Every month the team intersect hundreds of companies (including at demo days and events that you will attend on the firm’s behalf), sometimes in new industries where the investment team will need to work collaboratively to develop a robust investment thesis in order to better understand the key characteristics of that market. You will play a vital part in this process.

 

If you are interested in this role you’ll need to have a few years of strategy consulting combined with either some start-up experience or a demonstrable passion for the start-up space.

Head of Strategy and Engagement

Technology -

Competitive Salary + Bonus and Excellent Benefits and work conditions·London, UK

Sitting at the juncture where technology industry giants meets UK government policy, this Private company is responsible for helping both nurture new technologies that push the ambition of the nation to deliver the best technology and maximise the UK’s full economic potential.

 

This small, young and dynamic company is charged with a huge responsibility and punches above its weight, encouraging free thinking and innovation. To meet that mandate they need driven people who share the passion for innovation and the ability to adapt and collaborate.

 

This is a big role, looking up and out, and down and within. Through a combination of stakeholder facilitation, business planning and strategy and new venture launching, you’ll help solve problems and catalyse change within and outside the organisation.

 

You’ll need a strong record of consulting, a passion for technology, engineering and problem solving, and the ability to reach across a diverse group of stakeholders to build intellectual bridges and make things happen.

COMPLETED: Managing Director – Family Office

Family Office - SFO

Competitive package, low tax environment·Jersey, Jersey

A substantial Family Office seeks a highly credible Director to take over responsibility for day to day running and governance of their office in Jersey.

The entity is responsible for the management of several billion dollars of cash, fund investments, significant stakes in operating companies, and ventures investments in early stage tech companies.

Managing a small team of Analysts and Admin staff, you will be responsible for decision making, advising the board, executing deals, cash and treasury management etc. You will also liaise closely with the investment advisory team based in London.

Qualifications and Skills

Person profile:

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Mature and highly credible
  • Keen intellect and strategic thinker
  • Commercial awareness
  • Experience of Mergers, Acquisitions, Disposals, Minority Investments
  • Cash Management, Treasury, Bonds, Equities etc.
  • Confident, articulate and strong presentation skills
  • Legal experience extremely beneficial