Strategy Manager (Value realization)

Exact is a leading international business software company backed by APAX Partners – a global multi-sector investor. With operations across Western Europe, Exact offers world class Cloud business software for SMEs and their accountants both in the cloud and on-premise.

The company advertised on movemeon as they were looking for a Strategy Manager. The successful movemeon member previously worked at Oliver Wyman.

About the role:

Exact is looking for a (Senior) Strategy Manager, focusing on value realization, to work with the strategy and value realization team to drive the company’s organic growth over the short, term. The role scope includes leading a range of high priority value-creation initiatives such as pricing, customer retention, and cross / up-sell programmes across a diverse range of markets.

Job Requirements:

Associate / Senior Associate / Manager at top-tier consultancy and / or graduate from leading MBA school
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Great interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate across cultures and time-zones

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

Company overview

Exact is a leading international business software company backed by APAX Partners – a global multi-sector investor. With operations across Western Europe, Exact offers world class Cloud business software for SMEs and their accountants both in the cloud and on-premise.
APAX has recently brought in a new CEO, who has bolstered the Executive Team to continue the trajectory of strong double-digit growth. The Product Strategy Team is newly formed and has a strong mandate from the CEO as well as a good working relationship with senior stakeholders across the rest of the business.

In summary, Exact is a well backed, fast growing business: large enough to present exciting global growth opportunities and challenges, but small enough to offer real responsibility and the ability to make a lasting impact on the direction and success of the business.

Role overview

  • Exact is looking for a (Senior) Strategy Manager, focusing on value realization, to work with the strategy and value realization team to drive the company’s organic growth over the short, term. The role scope includes leading a range of high priority value-creation initiatives such as pricing, customer retention, and cross / up-sell programmes across a diverse range of markets.
  • Very limited international travel will be expected.
  • This is a fantastic role for a top-tier management consultant looking to step-into hands-on management of Private Equity backed businesses. Expect challenging growth-focused problems to solve, whilst taking more responsibility for delivery, and a better work-life balance. The team is committed to ongoing professional development, with a real emphasis on mentoring and coaching, to ensure the individual is successful in role whilst building a foundation for leadership positions in the future.
  • You will be reporting to the Head of Value Realization (ex-BCG consultant and second-time private equity portfolio senior manager) and you will be part of the Product Strategy team, led by the Director Product Strategy (ex-McKinsey Engagement Manager and second-time private equity portfolio business executive). You will have fantastic exposure to the CEO / rest of the Executive Team on a weekly basis and will drive some of the most important project Exact has ever undertaken.

Role requirements

  • Associate / Senior Associate / Manager at top-tier consultancy and / or graduate from leading MBA school
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate across cultures and time-zones
  • Passionate about driving growth through challenging the ‘status quo’
  • Fluent English

Practicalities

  • Base salary of EUR 60-90k (depending on experience) plus bonus of up to 20%
  • Netherlands based (commutable from Amsterdam – currently a number of the team live in central Amsterdam)
  • Permanent role
  • We can provide relocation support; the CEO, Strat Director and Head of Value realization have relocated from the UK

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