Growth Strategy Consultant – Freelance

Greencore is a high-growth mid-sized company making a wide range of food products based in the UK. Having sold our US business in 2018, we are focused on driving growth in the UK and have sufficient funds to invest in this. Being a small team of ~10, these roles enjoy unrivalled exposure & responsibility – reporting directly either to the CEO, CFO, Commercial Director or Operations Director.

 

They advertised on Movemeon for a Growth Strategy Consultant – Freelance.

The successful member previously worked at McKinsey.

 

About the role

Over 2018, Greencore sold its US business, creating both an imperative to drive growth in the UK and sufficient funds to invest. Having completed the deal in January, we are now developing a new growth strategy for the UK and are looking to fill two freelance roles to work with our Group team. The first phase will be for around 3 months to agree with our approach and get the individual projects moving but could extend beyond that.

The roles will each lead work against a set of specific opportunities, drawing on colleagues within the business where necessary. Some elements of the work are best described as ‘classic’ consulting but with a bias towards action, and our priority is to find recruits that can work successfully with a highly operational culture and move quickly to get things done.

 

 

If you are interested, here is the full job description:

 

  • Start date: ASAP and at the latest by 28th February
  • Duration: 3 months + possible extension
  • Location: London with some UK travel as required
  • Experience level: Manager / Senior Consultant
  • Day rate: ~£600 – £1,000 per day, depending on experience
  • Suits: candidates that combine a top tier consulting background with a desire to work on the inside of a fast-growth, operational business.

 

About us

Greencore is a high-growth mid-sized company making a wide range of food products based in the UK.  It’s a very operational business making around 3,500 fresh products every day across our network of 15 plants.

Greencore has the feel of a small, growing business, where people who can combine smart analytics with an ability to get on with our operational teams can make a big difference.  It’s an informal, pragmatic and fun culture with a preference for action.

A former McKinsey Partner runs the UK business and is looking to expand the team. We have had a series of former top-tier consultants work with us successfully over the last 3 years, both on temporary assignment and in full-time roles. We are now looking to make 4 hires – 2 freelance and 2 permanent – to help drive our rapid growth agenda. Being a small team of ~10, these roles enjoy unrivalled exposure & responsibility – reporting directly either to the CEO, CFO, Commercial Director or Operations Director.

 

About the opportunity

Over 2018, Greencore sold its US business, creating both an imperative to drive growth in the UK and sufficient funds to invest. Having completed the deal in January, we are now developing a new growth strategy for the UK and are looking to fill two freelance roles to work with our Group team. The first phase will be for around 3 months to agree with our approach and get the individual projects moving but could extend beyond that.

The roles will each lead work against a set of specific opportunities, drawing on colleagues within the business where necessary. Some elements of the work are best described as ‘classic’ consulting but with a bias towards action, and our priority is to find recruits that can work successfully with a highly operational culture and move quickly to get things done.

We are looking for candidates with either Senior Associate / Consultant or Manager experience. Industry experience (i.e, perishable goods, retail) is desirable but not required. We would adjust the specifics of the roles and compensation according to experience and envisage a day rate ~£900-1,000 per day for Managers and ~£600-750 per day for Senior Associates.

In addition, we are looking to fill two full-time roles to help drive our existing new business and operational priorities within the UK business. These roles would typically come with P&L responsibility and the scope to either drive a specific part of the existing business or create a new part of the business. Please see our other opportunities on movemeon if you are interested to apply for these permanent roles.

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