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Contract: 2 Permanent Positions Available
Hours: Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Salary: Up to £50,000 max depending on experience
Benefits package: Performance related bonus, 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, 15% employer pension contribution, flexible working, cycle to work scheme, healthcare cash plan, life assurance, buy and sell holiday scheme, lifestyle benefits and more.
As a Strategy Manager you will contribute to the development of the overall business strategy as well as the development of new and existing financial products of the British Business Bank. You will translate Government policy priorities into a strategy that fits the Bank’s remit and funding envelope.
You will manage short, medium and long-term strategy projects in various stages of development by assisting Senior Managers, the Director, and Managing Director of the Strategy team.
You will run workstreams within a single project and occasionally across multiple projects to help deliver Executive Committee and Board objectives and undertake analysis and content generation, across the Strategy team’s areas of responsibility, including:
- Identifying opportunities to improve the functioning of the SME financial markets;
- Relatedly, developing updates to existing programmes, or developing new programmes;
- Producing research and/or thought leadership across the Bank’s areas of expertise
- Managing an effective Bank strategic planning process
You will underpin such work with effective stakeholder management:
- Support interaction with relevant internal and external stakeholders, including various product groups and functional teams
- Effectively prepare and research ahead of meetings, including presentation preparation in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
- Drive the generation of insights through stakeholder engagement; capture these insights and assist in putting them into action
- Ensure engagement of stakeholders with the Strategy team, by maintaining helpful and efficient lines of communication and delivering on commitments made
In working with Strategy team colleagues, you will collaborate to solve problems in a structured and team-based setting.
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
You will have evidence of significant academic attainment, at university level or equivalent, with experience of quantitative analysis preferred (but not essential).
You will have proven experience of responsibility and achievement outside of academia, whether in a work or non-work context with an interest in the Financial Services sector; and/or in the functional disciplines of a) strategy consulting (either in a private or public sector context) and/or b) government policy formulation
You will preferably have work experience, or other exposure to working environments in these or similar areas, at relevant organisations/companies
You will have an interest in, and familiarity with, the broad Financial Services product set.
The ability to build productive working relationships quickly to support projects or workstreams effectively will be essential, and you will have the ability to communicate clearly, by advising senior team members and other stakeholders in a structured, convincing and concise way on the analysis conducted, conclusions and recommendations
You will have significant experience and skills in using PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
An interest in smaller businesses, including typical financing challenges they encounter, and an understanding of how Government departments work would be highly beneficial but not essential.
The British Business Bank is a unique and exciting institution. Its mission is to make finance markets work better so smaller businesses across the UK can prosper and grow.
Established in 2014, it is a 100% government-owned economic development bank but independently managed.
To deliver its programmes, the Bank works through more than 180 delivery partners such as high street, digital, specialist and challenger banks, venture capital and private debt funds and fintech platforms.
Currently, we employ around 390 people, split between offices in Sheffield and London.
Please note all candidates applying for this role should have the right to work in the U.K.