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Head of Strategy Development

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Head of Strategy Development

  • Surrey
  • Permanent 
  • Full-time
  • Posted on: 20 May 2019
  • Closing date: 19 June 2019

The Opportunity

The Head of Strategy Development will provide oversight of strategy development, including the five-year strategy, portfolio management and alignment across the organisation, ensuring a strong understanding of the external environment to inform strategic choices.

Specifically, the post-holder will lead global strategy development and alignment for Plan International and lead the strategy development hub working with targeted country offices, providing expertise, tools, insight and partnering to develop country strategies. Engaging with networks and undertaking ongoing horizon scanning, you will look to improve strategy practice and ensure we are preparing for and adjusting to opportunities and threats.

In this role you will also be responsible for Global Country Portfolio and Merger & Acquisition (M&A) opportunities. This will involve maintaining a global dataset to enable effective decision-making; developing evidence-based recommendations and facilitating discussions at leadership and Board level for decision-making about the country portfolio and working with other functions to benchmark country office performance internally. You will also oversee maintenance and development of prototype country operating models through which Plan International operates across its country portfolio

The Individual

Are you looking for an opportunity to use the skills you have gained in strategy consulting to make a difference and help us realise our ambition to transform the lives of 100 million girls?

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious and driven individual with significant experience of developing global strategies and strategic decision making, potentially gained from a strategy consultancy or strategy function of a leading management consultancy organisation.

To be successful in this role you will require well-developed skills in strategic and financial analysis and evaluation, portfolio management, project management and business/ process improvement.

In this role your ability to build trust and understanding amongst stakeholders will also be imperative; producing executive-level written and verbal presentations, facilitating, influencing and negotiating with senior executives and building relationships and understanding across a variety of cultures and contexts.

You will also require a high degree of problem solving skills and the ability to identify creative solutions ways of working.

Experience of working for an INGO is desirable but not essential.

As a global organisation, working across multiple countries around the world, diversity is at the heart of our values of working well together and being inclusive and empowering.

We are fully focused on equality and strongly encourage female leaders to join our team

We also welcome applications from all nationalities and backgrounds and for the right candidate would be happy to apply for sponsorship to appoint to this position. 

Location: International Headquarters, Woking (25 minute train from London Waterloo)

 Type of Role: Permanent

 Reports to: Executive Director of Strategy and Business Insights

 Salary: Competitive

 Closing date: 9am Wednesday 19th June 2019