Strategist

Arriva is a multinational public transport company headquartered in Sunderland, England. It was established in 1938 as T Cowie and through a number of mergers and acquisitions was rebranded Arriva in 1997 and became a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn in 2010.

They advertised on movemeon for a strategist position. The successful members previously worked at Arriva Group & CGI.

About the role:

  • Analytical support on key projects e.g., modelling, problem-solving
  • Contribute to the Strategic Planning process (PPZ)
  • Market research and developing insight e.g., economic/ political trends, developments in the mobility industry

Job requirements:

  • 2+ yrs with a leading global management consulting firm and/or a European corporate strategy team
  • Bachelor’s / Master’s from a top tier university
  • Strong analytical skills – adept with quantitative modelling skills and have a strategic mindset

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

Meet Arriva

Arriva is one of the largest transport services organisations in Europe, employing more than 60,000 people and delivering more than 2.2 billion passenger journeys across 14 European countries every year. We have strong roots dating back to 1938, an ambitious growth agenda, and aspire to be the mobility partner of choice. The Corporate Strategy team is responsible for setting the overall direction of the group, as well as working on important strategic projects and is, therefore, the key to ensuring we reach our goals.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Analytical support on key projects e.g., modelling, problem-solving
  • Contribute to the Strategic Planning process (PPZ)
  • Market research and developing insight e.g., economic/ political trends, developments in the mobility industry
  • Competitive landscaping e.g., analyzing competitors and building profiles, conducting SWOT analysis and identifying opportunities and threats for Arriva
  • Support implementation of strategy e.g., translating group strategy to business level strategies, drawing out implications for linked functions like M&A

 

Requirements

  • 2+ yrs with a leading global management consulting firm and/or a European corporate strategy team
  • Bachelor’s / Master’s from a top tier university
  • Strong analytical skills – adept with quantitative modelling skills and have a strategic mindset
  • Problem-solving skills with an effective and pragmatic approach to finding solutions with the ability to drive insights from complex pieces of information/data
  • Business acumen – commercial mindedness and eagerness to learn about business
  • Organizational agility – comfortable working within large organizations, with multiple stakeholders and matrix structures
  • Comfortable with a hypothesis-driven approach and have the ability to deal with ambiguity – you can cope with change, shift gears comfortably, decide and act without having the total picture and can manage risk and uncertainty
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Able to work with limited guidance
  • Must be able to work in (and enjoy) multicultural environment
  • Fluency in English; other European languages are a plus

 

Location: London + light travel
Salary: £50k – £55k + perks & benefits

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