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Strategy Manager

£190.00 - £240.00 per day
Work from Home

Job description

Morgan Hunt are currently working with one of the UK's Educational Institutes, based in Manchester, in their search for an interim Strategy Manager to lead on the formulation of the Groups mid-term 5- year strategy.

You will be responsible for leading the strategy within key topics for particular business areas. This will involve utilizing data and conducting research, to subsequently analyse, interpret and model complex information from a wide variety of sources. You will use this to make recommendations and conclusions and present summaries to inform strategy.

You will have extensive experience using market research and data analysis to inform strategy formulation, ideally within the Education Sector. You will be a highly organized, data-centric and well-communicated candidate with commercial acumen and the ability to present to senior stakeholders. You will be a hands-on self-starter with strong analysis and report writing skills.

This is a 6 months contract, with potential extension, and will require you to work in the Manchester Office between 2-3 days per week.

Job Title: Strategy Manager

Location: Remote Working & Manchester (Hybrid - 2/3 days each)

Day Rate: £190.00 - £240.00 (PAYE)

Job Type: Temporary (6 months, potential extension)

Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)

Start Date: ASAP

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, implement and operate an effective strategy planning framework with associated timetable and processes at Group and business unit level
  • Identify methods and processes for assessing and monitoring strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats at Group and business unit level
  • Collaborate with Head of PR & Public Affairs to monitor trends in key external influences on strategic choices and options (e.g. Government policy, sector reform proposals, commissioner priorities, market trends)
  • Monitor competitor behavior and identify opportunities for Group and business unit differentiation
  • Collaborate with executive leaders and business unit representatives to ensure a multi-lens view of strategic opportunities and risks
  • Analyse range, benefits and consequences of strategic options.
  • Work with colleagues in Finance Team to assess potential financial effects of range of tactics to achieve target outcomes.
  • Produce briefings, reports and proposals for a range of senior stakeholders including the Executive Team and Boards/Committees (Group and Divisional)
  • Evidence rationale behind proposals through concise data and fact packs.

Person Specification

  • Extensive experience of leading strategy formulation, modelling and testing processes
  • Ability to horizon scan across a wide range of themes and topics
  • Ability to quickly build productive internal and external networks from which to source high quality, reliable insights and data points
  • Outstanding data analysis and interrogation skills - comfortable working with complex data sets from a wide range of internal and external sources.
  • Credible presentation skills - extensive experience of presenting strategic proposals to senior level audiences
  • Outstanding verbal communication and report writing skills
  • Possesses the energy and pace to quickly adjust approach in line with changes in requirements.
  • Excellent timekeeper who delivers to deadlines.

Please contact to find out more information regarding this fantastic opportunity for a Strategy Manager based in Manchester.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to temporary vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer, job suitability are assessed on merit in accordance with their skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.


Alfie Robinson
Senior Consultant - Governance & Legal
Charity Recruitment Team / Professional Services Recruitment Team
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