Head of Strategy



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Drive the Strategic agenda of the Global DE&P business. Gain consensus on optimal business models, technologies, markets and segments for DE&P. Communicate strategies with compelling papers and presentations.

The Role

  • Develop and communicate deep understanding of DE&P markets : Competitors, Customers, technologies, markets etc
  • Maintain a competitive intelligence function to capture and communicate insight on the markets across DE&P
  • Identify key strategic issues facing the business and gain buy in to this assessment
  • Plan and lead strategic resolution of the strategic issues, using a range of innovative strategy techniques
  • Work with the finance team to convert the strategy into a robust bi- annual strategic financial plan, showing P&L, cashflows and balance sheet for the next 4 years
  • Co-ordinate development and submission of overall DE&P stratplan
  • Work with the regions to develop specific business unit strategies

The Person

  • Ability to develop and drive a strategic agenda across a broad ranging business.
  • Leading analysts delivering business analysis and associated problem solving skills. Ability to critique generally accepted and new concepts and deliver commercial solutions
  • Deep experience analytical skills and the ability to deploy a range of analytical skills, e.g. statistical analysis, regression, data interrogation, model building
  • Strong stakeholder management, both internal & external to develop positive working relationships
  • Outstanding communication skills: able to communicate complex issues simply through a range of tools, documents, verbal communications and presentations
  • Construction of complex strategic models to forecast likely performance of the business and project high-level financial metrics, with ability to generate high level P&L, cashflows and balance sheets
  • At a minimum a high quality numerical bachelors degree
  • Ideally further education in business, e.g. an MBA
  • A track record of delivering strategic solutions to large scale corporations, either as part of a top tier management consultant or as part of corporate strategy team
  • Ideally experience of power and energy markets, ideally coupled with experience of businesses related to I&C sales

The Company

Salary: Competitive plus benefits

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Agencies: Centrica operate a preferred supplier arrangement, however if you wish to be considered at the next review session please submit a brief overview of your capability to PSL@centrica.com.