Strategic Planning Manager

40000.00 GBP Annual
17 May 2017
24 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Strategic Planning Manager circa GBP45,000 - GBP50,000 per annum Permanent, Full time (35 hrs per week) The IET are seeking a Strategic Planning Manager to support the CEO and Executive Team in the development, communication, monitoring and implementation of the IET's strategy through the delivery of strategy and planning processes. The Strategic Planning Manager will be working collaboratively with the IET Executive, Senior Volunteers and the IET Extended Leadership Team as well as planning, research and finance colleagues. The successful candidate will have the ability to assimilate strategic plans in a financial and non-financial manner and be comfortable communicating with trustees, senior managers and junior manages alike - excellent communication skills are key! The ideal candidate will have had exposure at board level and experience in the preparation and authoring of written documents relating to strategy and planning. Research and market or product evaluation skills are advantageous. The Strategic Planning Manager will be a facilitator who is able to guide others towards success and collaborative working. This along with excellent stakeholder management skills is essential for the success of this role. Main Duties and Responsibilities: STRATEGIC PLANNING Coordinate the development of the IET strategy and ensure that the pathway for sharing, discussing and evolving the strategy amongst internal and external stakeholders is delivered effectively;Assemble/compile the IET's strategic planning documentation using "best practice" techniques;Align financial and non-financial planning to the agreed strategy;Provide a lead on the assessment of strategic initiatives;Provide evaluation and monitoring support in terms of the IET's implementation and delivery of strategic initiatives;Provide coordination support for the use of external consultancy that may be sourced from time to time to engage with the IET on strategic development and research projects;Deliver analysis, intelligence reports and market assessments in order to inform preparations for strategic planning and the evaluation of opportunities and challenges. BUSINESS PLANNING and FORECASTING Coordinate the preparation of medium-term and long-term business plans, forecasts and scenario modelling;To prepare appropriate analysis and commentary with respect to strategic and business planning, leveraging market intelligence and market assessments to inform strategic planning;To assist with the production of slide material and other content required for Board of Trustee meetings and other stakeholder meetings pertaining to strategic and business planning;To support colleagues and work across the business utilising effective forecasting and financial modelling techniques (where appropriate). BUDGETING SYSTEMS / BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE To utilise the appropriate toolsets - as guided by the Business Performance & Planning Director - to leverage the appropriate environment for storing, modelling, reporting and distributing strategic plans and forecasts to finance colleagues and internal customers;To triangulate with finance colleagues in terms of accuracy of reported data, variations of data and alternative presentations of data. MARKET and COMPETITOR ANALYSIS Participate in the evaluation and analysis of market and competitor trends in order to ensure consensus views of the relative performance of the IET via benchmarking and use analysis to inform performance models;Proactively monitor and analyse market trends and competitor activity to identify challenges and growth opportunities for the organisation and support strategic decision making across the IET;Work closely with managers and stakeholders across the IET to develop a robust view of future opportunities and challenges, and recommendations on how to approach them;Distribute timely intelligence reports to the appropriate IET business units. Person Specification: Essential Criteria Educated to degree level or equivalent in a numerical based subject;Strong experience of working in a data driven analytical environment with databases, analytical and reporting tools;Ability to achieve tight deadlines and prioritise to maximize the value of outputs;Ability to influence, challenge and persuade at all levels;Strong ability to clearly present analytical findings to both technical and non-technical audiences using a variety of delivery mechanisms / tools;Ability to organise and prioritise workload and to work to minimum supervision;Must be able to work effectively and positively in an environment of constant and rapid change;Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise and engage directly with people at all levels, including senior stakeholders. Desirable Criteria In possession of recognised accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA);Experience of working in a performance orientated culture / roleExperience of computerised financial systems (Agresso an advantage)Previous experience in the charitable sector

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