Strategy Manager


Cambridge, GB

Category:  Business Systems and Projects

Job Title: Strategy Manager

Salary: Competitive

Location: Cambridge

2 x Vacancies

Fixed Term Contract - 6 months


About the role:


An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 Strategy Manager roles to support the Senior Leadership teams at Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press. Both roles will be expected to work closely with its counterpart on joint projects and strategy.


Both roles will develop and provide analysis of strategy plans, business development projects, acquisitions, market characteristics, business issues, and competitive dynamics and product opportunities.


Working closely with senior stakeholders across the Press and Cambridge Assessment the roles will be responsible for developing business plans with business leaders and/or providing high-quality timely analysis and informed recommendations on strategy, business development projects, acquisitions, market characteristics, business issues, competitive dynamics and digital product opportunities.

You will work collaboratively with both sister organisations and will be working on key partnerships on a regular basis. Your experience with financial planning and analysis data will play a vital part in your success within the role.


This is an exciting time to join both organisations as we are currently undertaking large scale transformation projects.


About you:


The ideal candidate would bring the following skills to the table:

  • Executive strategic planning/market research/business development experience (ideally gained in a commercial or consulting organisation).
  • General business management experience.
  • Economic and financial modelling skills.
  • Knowledge of technology trends and business implications.
  • Analytical and creative thinking.
  • Project management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of the education sector an advantage.                                


Specific Experience Required:

  • This would be someone stepping up from a Business Analyst role within a strategy consultancy looking for corporate experience
  • Strategy Consulting experience either within a top tier strategy house or in a strategy function of a multinational corporate
  • Highly analytical and numerate, strong financial modelling skills
  • Working knowledge of Excel & PowerPoint


Who we are:


Cambridge Assessment is Europe's largest assessment group, incorporating three major awarding bodies. It plays a leading role in researching, developing and delivering assessment to eight million candidates in 170 countries every year. The Group is a department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.

By applying for this role you agree to your application being reviewed by both Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press.


We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches leads to innovation and creates an atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 16/01/2019 and interviews will be held on 22nd January 2019.

If you’re successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.



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