Principal, Strategy – London. Salary negotiable

  • To lead and manage the workplace strategy team for the UK business
  • To work closely with other discipline leads and their teams to ensure execution of the integrated methodology
  • To drive the ongoing financial success of the business

What you’ll deliver

  • Lead and manage the UK Strategy team and ensure projects are executed to a high standard
  • Growth of the UK strategy team, generated by demand from the business and the market for your services
  • Strategy to be used to generate integrated projects
  • Active contribution to the UK Leadership Team

How we’ll measure it

  • Budget and project profitability targets are met
  • Client and business satisfaction measures e.g. NPS
  • Increased awareness of brand amongst target clients
  • Evidence of team members working collaborately to execute to deliver to the company methodology
  • Industry recognition for innovation
  • Budget and project profitability targets are met
  • Peer feedback

What you’re responsible for

  • Developing, reviewing and maintaining local Strategy processes, templates and guidelines to enhance the company Strategy offering to clients
  • Contribute to the development of and execute the global Strategy discipline business plan
  • Implement and execute the global and regional strategy, standards/practices, processes and technology solutions across the UK for the Strategy discipline
  • Strengthening Design outcomes and solutions by providing greater insight into the clients’ drivers for workplace change
  • Performance reviews
  • Adequate resourcing, training and engagement plans are implemented to meet the needs of Strategy Team
  • Sound financial management of the Workplace Strategy P&L.
  • Driving collaboration across internal teams to enable the effective delivery of the company methodology
  • Ensure workforce plans and organisation structure meet the local business needs, leveraging the full capability of our global strategy talent pool
  • Creating a culture of high engagement across the Strategy discipline to drive results and maintain the team culture
  • Develop and implement risk management plans and ensuring appropriate action is taken when risks arise e.g. legal, reputational and financial risks
  • Identifying and collaborating with Client Partnerships to win strategy/integrated opportunities in the market
  • Work with Marcomms to build the company brand in the UK, including generation of thought leadership content
  • Leading key pitch presentations on Strategy and Design
  • Leading and developing high performing innovative strategy teams
  • Collaborating with other Principals, Strategy and cross-discipline Principals to ensure the workforce plans and organisation structure meet the needs of their location(s)

Technical knowledge and skills

  • Thorough understanding of workplace research, metrics and strategy models, e.g. activity based working, Agile working, etc.
  • Experience in leading/conducting quantitative and/or qualitative research
  • Understanding of organisation design and development models, change Management
  • Project financial management
  • Client orientation
  • Ability to sell, pitching to win, public speaking including storytelling
  • Building organisational talent
  • Business acumen, commercial acumen, entrepreneurship, driving for results
  • Organisational agility
  • Understanding of design/build business model

Qualifications and experience

  • Tertiary qualification or equivalent in Workplace, Management, Change Management or equivalent experience
  • Led a high performing strategy team in a top tier organisation across a region
  • Demonstrated capability delivering industry recognised marquee projects
  • Diverse breadth of experience

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