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Strategy Manager - RT

Absolute Opportunities
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
February 14, 2018

Strategy Manager - RT

Boston, MA

Purpose Statement

Work with the Head of Strategy to support delivery of the strategy and planning agenda for Connected Home with particular ownership of the USA strategic and planning agenda


Support delivery of all outputs for the strategic framework and strategic shape process relevant to Connected Homes’ USA participation

Partner with the Commercial Directors, USA. Work with their teams to support implementation of the participation strategy both within DE and other channels/ partners/ geographies

Deliver projects which require problem structuring, analysis and synthesis to deliver options for decision making

Help ensure that Connected Homes strategies in the USA dock with the Direct Energy and partner plans

Handle ad hoc requests and projects

Develop a deep understanding of the Connected Homes sector and market context in the USA and build strong external relationships

Dimensions of Role

– Supports building of the strategic framework, priorities and shape (1-5 years) for Connected Home with particular focus on the USA

– Challenges and helps shape the functional strategies of the business

– No direct full-time people management responsibilities but significant senior stakeholder responsibilities

Working Relationships

Effective partnering with Centrica and Direct Energy Strategy teams to ensure alignment with CH

Work with external agents / partners / distributers in new geographies within USA

Management teams of Centrica and Direct Energy

Develop and maintain strong working relationships with other functional groups within Centrica

Essential Skills

Strong analytical, numerical and strategic problem solving skills

Ability to gain insights from numbers

Advanced use of excel

Ability to think creatively and to adapt innovative solutions to challenges

Commercial acumen and an understanding of business drivers

Strong relationship building, communication, stakeholder management and influencing skills

Strong time and project management skills

Ability to handle complex issue, multi-task, meet deadlines, and work on a wide range of sensitive and confidential issues

Comfortable with ambiguity

Excellent communication and presentation skills, in oral, written, and PowerPoint

Key Leadership Behaviours

Attention to detail

Good presence and strong relationship building, communication influencing and interpersonal skills

Able to flourish in a cohesive and high-performing team environment

High intellect and a strategic, critical thinker

Confident, self-aware, intellectually curious with a passion to succeed

Able to thrive under pressure

An exceptional communicator

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Understanding of the Centrica Group, the consumer technology market in USA, residential and SME energy retail (highly preferable) and global trends in consumer adoption of technology, particularly in the energy vertical

2. Understanding of the consumer trends, competitive landscape, market environment and policy, technology and business model evolution across the value chain globally and in local markets

3. 5 years’ experience in supporting senior business leaders in assessing their strategic context and providing decision oriented analysis and recommendations. Experience with a top-tier strategy consultant or the strategy function of a blue-chip corporate will be preferred

4. Proven analytical track record

5. Experience of working in high-performing teams and engaging multiple stakeholders

6. Experience of working under pressure within a fast-paced environment

7. Experience developing structured communications and storylining

8. Track record of delivering projects, presentations, or reports for senior management

9. Present Salary?

10. Salary Expectation?

11. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder?