Job Openings Business Strategy Consultant

About the job Business Strategy Consultant

The Business Strategy Consultant will be aligned to a business domain and/or function. The role of the Business Strategy Consultant is to help shape and define the change agenda for the Line of Business / Function they support.

Senior Business Consultants will often play a people/team management role within the projects/programmes they work on.

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

  • Identifying and defining problems related to change delivery for the wider business
  • Delivering structure and discipline to an unstructured problem
  • Using logic, creative and innovative thinking to devise solutions to business challenges

Business Analysis and Design

  • Gathering, analysing, and tracking business requirements and translating these into business solutions and structures
  • Understanding the Group Strategy, imperatives and vision and translating these into a business model
  • Understanding the impact of change against the target operating model; testing and refining designs with stakeholders and change audiences

Innovation and Idea Management

  • Challenging existing thinking, generating new and creative ideas
  • Engendering an innovative, learning-oriented culture where all employees feel able to contribute new ideas and approaches as well as involving change audiences in generating new ideas
  • Willing to experiment, take risks to consider new and untested approaches and learn from the results
  • Looking outside of the organisation at technical and social trends and applying these to idea generation

Delivery at Pace

  • Prioritising the work and that of others effectively
  • Managing and understanding your capacity and that of your team(s)

Resource and Team Management

  • Identifying resourcing gaps and sourcing appropriate resources to close gaps
  • Defining responsibilities, objectives, and task allocation

Planning and Plan Management

  • Developing the overall change effort into a series of projects, workstreams and/or component activities understanding the effort, schedule, dependencies, and critical path
  • Managing material changes to scope, schedule, resources or budget e.g. through a change request process


  • Understanding the purpose and priorities of the organisation, both now and in the future
  • Thinking and acting commercially within the day-to-day operations
  • Identifying short, medium and long-term opportunities to develop business and/or revenue from new or existing Group customers, and responding appropriately

Leading Self and Others

  • Leading at all levels to ensure the right results are achieved, in the right way
  • Developing yourself and others to bring out the best in everyone in an inclusive way
  • Challenging established processes and inefficiencies

Impactful Communication

  • Influencing senior stakeholders
  • Being open, honest, clear, and inclusive in communications
  • Listening well, checking the messages delivered are understood and inviting feedback appropriately to individuals and/or groups in different situations


  • Have a good working knowledge and relationships with one or more areas within the lines of business the Senior Business Consultant is aligned to.
  • Be able to demonstrate strong business knowledge and sound business sense.
  • Demonstrate effective financial skills to develop a detailed business case, including investments, detailed benefits (financial, non-financial and strategic) and link to overall finances of the business.