Strategy Analyst/Manager

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Brent Slocombe

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Morson International is proud to be the recruitment partner for The Low Carbon Contracts Company as they embark upon a large and varied recruitment campaign.

The Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) and the Electricity Settlements Company (ESC) sit at the heart of the delivery of the UK's goals for secure, affordable and sustainable electricity. Run as a private, not for profit limited company, the LCCC primarily provides the mechanism behind Contracts for Difference (CfD) - a contract introduced by the government to incentivise investment in secure, low-carbon electricity.

By enabling smaller low-carbon generators to gain entry through long-term revenue stabilisation, the LCCC plays a pivotal part in the UK's Energy Market Reform, the biggest change to the electricity market since privatisation.

Role Summary:

The Strategy Manager will play a central role in ensuring the company is delivering against its new strategy. The Strategy Manager will run the annual board strategy review and the associated business planning process. Through quarterly strategy and business plan reviews, the Strategy Manager will provide the CEO and Senior Management Team with up to date information on performance against the company scorecard. The Strategy Manager will compile business cases to launch, and track progress on, strategic initiatives that are key to achieving success, working with management across the business to ensure these are prioritised effectively. Through continual development of KPIs and communication of their benefits, the Strategy Manager will seek to improve the use of performance measures within the company. The Strategy Manager will also provide guidance on planning and delivering initiatives in a consistent way, on time and to budget.

Key Responsibilities:

The key responsibilities of the role are:

Strategy and Business Planning:

* Run the annual board strategy review to assess whether our strategy remains appropriate and propose any necessary adjustments.

* Manage the annual business planning process, working across all teams to identify deliverables in line with our strategic objectives.

Create and maintain the master business plan and work closely with Finance, to ensure that the associated resources for each deliverable has been budgeted for.

* Run the quarterly strategy and business plan reviews, ensuring accurate reporting of progress against the business plan.

* Conduct continuous improvement of the annual business planning process, supporting the Head of Strategy, Stakeholders & Business Development to implement any improvements.

* Work with the Reporting & Analytics team to develop the company strategic KPIs and annual scorecard. The latter for approval by the Board.

Project Management:

* Development a central project management approach aligned with the methodology and tools used by the Change team for change implementation across the business.

* Support the delivery and implementation of the strategic initiatives with programme and project management guidance, including planning, risk management, issue management, budget management and dependencies management.

* Maintain an up to date view of the interdependencies, project plans, risks and issues across the strategic initiatives, and reporting on this to the Head of Strategy & Business Development and the Head of Change Management. Work with the Change team, via the Change Committee, to ensure that the strategic initiatives are captured and prioritised within the LCCC change portfolio.

Skills/Experience Required for the Role:

* Able to translate strategy in actions, secure senior buy-in and work collaboratively across the business to ensure they are delivered.

* Able to develop good working relationships with senior managers across different disciplines.

* Able to balance providing support through central guidance with encouraging business unit innovation and autonomy.

* Significant project management experience and excellent organisational and time management skills

* Prince 2 or APM accredited

* Able to use Excel and Visio to a high standard

* Analytically minded with strong problem solving skills

* Able to innovate, generate and prioritise new ideas and support others to do the same

* Able to take a flexible approach and work closely within a small team

* Highly developed ability to work with ambiguity, manage a diverse workload with competing deadlines

* Experience of working across organisational boundaries and disciplines

* Able to establish and maintain strong professional relationships across a broad range of internal and external parties

* Highly developed personal influencing and communication skills

* Experience of executing strategy within small organisations would be an advantage