Manager - Growth & Innovation

Industry: Professional Services

Job Family: Consulting

21 Jan, 2023


Full Time

United Kingdom

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Sia Partners


Company description Sia Partners is a specialist Management Consulting firm which was initially established in Paris, France in 1999 and has grown into a global firm with approximately 2,500 employees and annual revenue exceeding $420m. Our culture is strongly orientated towards high-quality expertise and delivering excellent results and outcomes for our clients, which include a wide range of multinational companies. Testament to it's success, Sia Partners has been ranked in the top 25 Vault Consulting Europe list and has shown double-digit growth every year since inception.

With our consultants representing 41 different nationalities, we are a highly diverse team spread across 38 offices in 18 countries. However, using innovative technologies such as our own in-house apps, social networks, and digital tools, we provide a truly integrated global service.

Job description The UK Growth & Innovation Practice of Sia Partners has been created from the 2018 acquisition of leading innovation consultancy Inzenka. We work with FTSE100, Fortune 500 and European equivalent companies to help them develop, create and deliver exciting new businesses that can generate significant revenues and tap new markets. In the past ten years, we have built over 100 new ventures and businesses in telecoms, media and technology, utilities, consumer goods, manufacturing, industrial, defence, pharma, financial services and retail.

We help our clients develop and deliver new customer propositions and ventures that gain early momentum, rapid market traction and drive new revenues. Starting with just a theme or an idea, we help our clients through each stage of the process – including market analysis, idea generation, proposition development, business cases, proof of concepts and launch to market.

The team is made up of corporate entrepreneurs; each of us has a strong mix of corporate, consulting and entrepreneurial experience and a significant track record in successful new business launches for blue chip companies.

As a Manager, you will be responsible for…

Leading the delivery of projects, potentially working across several clients in the UK and, if required, support overseas engagements; Supporting business development activities, working with Senior Managers and Directors to develop proposals for Growth&Innovation opportunities; Recognising opportunities for Sia Partners to expand their offering to existing clients; Building and maintaining your own external professional peer networks; Contributing to thought leadership, working on blogs and the development of Sia Partners ‘assets’ including methodology and tools; Supporting marketing campaigns and overall external positioning of Sia Partners across social networks; Facilitating own learning and specialist subject matter knowledge whilst supporting Senior Consultants to further develop their knowledge and consulting skills within the practice; Working closely with other teams within Sia Partners to share information; Coaching and mentoring junior colleagues’ performance and development; Developing your specific service expertise in Growth Strategy, New Ventures & Propositions Building, Technology Commercialisation, and Innovation Management

You can expect…

A diverse and supportive atmosphere, where innovation and initiative are encouraged; Opportunities to flex your intellectual and creative muscles; Welcoming, friendly and professional colleagues; A personal development plan with clear goals for advancement; A meritocratic approach to promotion that rewards those who exceed expectations; A competitive salary, in line with the market and your peers. Flexible working arrangements; A performance-related bonus; Health, life, dental and travel insurance; An employer-matched contribution pension scheme; 25 days holiday per year, plus Bank Holidays.

Qualifications What skills and experience are we looking for?

5+ years of innovation experience (ideally in consulting) with strong examples of growing businesses by developing and delivering innovative propositions. You are a strategic thinker and possess a solid consulting toolkit with polished communication skills and the ability to present compellingly to senior and director-level clients. Experience in identifying and delivering new areas of growth in major organisations, growth/innovation consultancies, or venture/innovation companies. Experience in building compelling business cases which articulate customer propositions, explain the market opportunity, and are supported with a robust financial case that can stand up to an investment committee. Passion for building and scaling businesses/ventures that are creative and imaginative, whilst being commercially viable in the marketplace. Experience in leading and mentoring junior members of the team Strong academics, ideally including an advanced business degree (e.g. MS/MBA) Being multilingual is nice to have

Additional information Sia Partners is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity, inclusion and employee well-being. Our diversity and inclusion networks (local and global) contribute to a pipeline of initiatives to enhance employee quality of life and foster a caring environment to work in. Employees are encouraged to contribute to these initiatives and drive positive change in the organisation across 5 pillars: Women@Sia, LGBTQ+, Multi-Ethnic, Well-being and Environment.

Sia Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, remuneration, or discipline, are based solely on performance, competence, conduct, or business needs.