Strategist

This Place

  • Team: Strategy
  • Location: London, UK
  • Closing: This role has no specific closing date.

Job Description

Background

This Place are a digital agency here to help brands move fast to navigate turbulent times. We do that by solving digital problems that stand in the way of driving profit and long term growth. Inspired by purpose as much as profit, we design websites, apps and digital services used by millions of people daily. 

Our process blends business consulting and digital design to balance customer needs with commercial goals, and make sure our clients businesses are adaptable to change. It’s grounded in data at every step, and empowers teams to envision bold new customer experiences. 

 

We’re a small team of carefully curated experts, focused on results. We are united by our passion to use digital to improve people’s lives, make better businesses and leave a lasting impact on the world. We’re part agency, part consultancy, part start up, part partner.

 

At This Place we’re committed to embedding diversity, inclusion and volunteering into our business. In the past year alone we’ve supported team members to mentor budding start-up founders from underrepresented backgrounds, join industry-wide inclusion councils, and provide equality-focused charities with pro bono advice. This commitment to diversity and inclusion has spurred us to adopt Applied as our recruitment platform; we’re focused on making the recruitment process as fair and unbiased as possible for our candidates. 

 

Join us and you’ll work on complex problems that drive you to learn and grow quickly; be empowered to make an impact; help us drive greater diversity & inclusion across the industry; and become part of a tight-knit team who love coming to work everyday.

The Role: Strategist

As we continue to grow our business, we are on the hunt for a driven, self-starting individual to take on a key role in our UK Strategy practice supporting our global client base across a variety of strategic design projects and emerging opportunities. 

Reporting to the Strategy leadership team, the Strategist will be confident in executing key strategy deliverables on strategic design projects.

The role is suited to those with a background in delivering strategic projects within consumer-facing industries, with experience developing the vision and strategy for new propositions, supported by robust insights, and grounded in an understanding of operational implications and commercial reality. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute key strategy deliverables on strategic design projects

  • Undertake quantitative and qualitative research studies (e.g. trends analysis, market sizing, competitor assessment, customer research, company financial and business analysis)

  • Analyse and draw insights and meaningful conclusions from research 

  • Research, write, and deliver presentations and reports to executive clients with oversight from Strategy leadership

  • Support with running immersive workshops / working sessions with large client groups

  • Co-create new business ideas and concepts with clients 

  • Support with developing capability recommendations / roadmap required to enable new opportunities

  • Design concept pitch decks and / or business cases and assess commercial and user value of new opportunities with oversight from Strategy leadership

  • Work collaboratively with the This Place design team, in addition to many functions within our clients’ businesses to ensure that our recommendations - from discovery, to prototype and launch - are actionable and practical, delivering real business value and customer impact 

  • Contribute to the development and growth of the Strategy Practice & the rest of the business

About You:

  • Experience working on strategic projects in consumer facing industries (this may include working in consulting, in-house strategy, innovation teams, start-ups and service design roles)

  • Demonstrable experience of working on digital strategy projects

  • Excellent general business acumen with exceptional problem solving skills

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills 

  • Experience working for large scale multinational brands preferred

  • Confident, driven, responsible and self directed

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team  

  • Proficient using presentation and data analysis tools (such as PowerPoint/Slides/Keynote and Excel/Sheets)

  • Interest in working with design teams to deliver high-impact projects (experience working alongside designers beneficial but not required)

  • An understanding of product management, design thinking and agile methodologies (though direct experience applying these methodologies is not required)

  • Excellent written and spoken English required

Benefits:

  • Balance - A flexible and balanced working policy

  • Community - A relaxed, creative and dog-friendly office in the heart of Shoreditch; summer and winter team conferences; regular team-wide get-togethers

  • Wellbeing - Cycle to work scheme; free access to mental health services; regular company-wide surveys

  • Community - Regular opportunities to give back to worthy causes, through mentoring, social impact programmes and other volunteering initiatives

  • Development - Employee and team training budgets

  • Reward - Shares allocated under the This Place annual scheme

  • Time off - 25 days holiday in addition to bank holidays

  • Security - Company pension with 4% employer contribution

This is a pivotal role in the development of This Place and our continuing success and one which will provide an opportunity for continued growth.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application