Salary: $140,000.00 – $160,000.00

Client is seeking a Strategy Manager to join their team.

Purpose Statement

Work with the Head of Strategy to support delivery of the strategy and planning agenda for Connected Home with particular ownership of the USA strategic and planning agenda


·       Support delivery of all outputs for the strategic framework and strategic shape process relevant to Connected Homes’ USA participation

·       Partner with the Commercial Directors, USA. Work with their teams to support implementation of the participation strategy both within DE and other channels/ partners/ geographies

·       Deliver projects which require problem structuring, analysis and synthesis to deliver options for decision making

·       Help ensure that Connected Homes strategies in the USA dock with the Direct Energy and partner plans

·       Handle ad hoc requests and projects

·       Develop a deep understanding of the Connected Homes sector and market context in the USA  and build strong external relationships

Dimensions of Role

–       Supports building of the strategic framework, priorities and shape (1-5 years) for Connected Home with particular focus on the USA

–       Challenges and helps shape the functional strategies of the business

–       No direct full-time people management responsibilities but significant senior stakeholder responsibilities

Working Relationships

·       Effective partnering with Centrica and Direct Energy Strategy teams to ensure alignment with CH

·       Work with external agents / partners / distributers in new geographies within USA

·       Management teams of Centrica and Direct Energy

·       Develop and maintain strong working relationships with other functional groups within Centrica

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise

·       Understanding of the Centrica Group, the consumer technology market in USA,  residential and SME energy retail (highly preferable) and global trends in consumer adoption of technology, particularly in the energy vertical

·       Understanding of the consumer trends, competitive landscape, market environment and policy, technology and business model evolution across the value chain globally and in local markets

·       5 years’ experience in supporting senior business leaders in assessing their strategic context and providing decision oriented analysis and recommendations. Experience with a top-tier strategy consultant or the strategy function of a blue-chip corporate will be preferred

·       Proven analytical track record

·       Experience of working in high-performing teams and engaging multiple stakeholders

·       Experience of working under pressure within a fast-paced environment

·       Experience developing structured communications and storylining

·       Track record of delivering projects, presentations, or reports for senior management

Essential Skills

·       Strong analytical, numerical and strategic problem solving skills

·       Ability to gain insights from numbers

·       Advanced use of excel

·       Ability to think creatively and to adapt innovative solutions to challenges

·       Commercial acumen and an understanding of business drivers

·       Strong relationship building, communication, stakeholder management and influencing skills

·       Strong time and project management skills

·       Ability to handle complex issue, multi-task, meet deadlines, and work on a wide range of sensitive and confidential issues

·       Comfortable with ambiguity

·       Excellent communication and presentation skills, in oral, written, and PowerPoint

Key Leadership Behaviours

·       Attention to detail

·       Good presence and strong relationship building, communication influencing and interpersonal skills

·       Able to flourish in a cohesive and high-performing team environment

·       High intellect and a strategic, critical thinker

·       Confident, self-aware, intellectually curious with a passion to succeed

·       Able to thrive under pressure

·       An exceptional communicator


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