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Strategy Associate

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Strategy Associate

Posted 26 days ago

  • Sector: Marketing
  • Expiry Date: 21 April 2024
  • Job Ref: J11304
Strategy Associate – Hospitality Division Join the Access Family in our every-growing Hospitality Division and see how we make software ideas become a reality! Our core value of ‘Love Work, Love Life, Be You’ has been central to our success and so we’re looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day and help us continue to grow. We are the number one UK headquartered software provider in the UK and are forecasted to grow to a global population of over 12,000 employees by 2026.  What are we all about? At Access, we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from the Hospitality sector, to Manufacturing industry, to Not for Profit’s to Construction, and many more. We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business, currently helping over 70,000 customers to have the freedom to do more. Our Hospitality division has almost doubled in size through acquisitions in the last year or so, and we’ve already completed our first acquisition of 2024. As such, the number of integration and strategic projects we can run to create value for our division is growing quickly. The perfect candidate… Is deeply passionate about data and analysis, seeking an opportunity to leverage extensive analytical skills in a dynamic, strategic environment. Exhibits outstanding research capabilities, adept at synthesizing information from diverse sources to build cohesive and comprehensive narratives. Possesses a strong commercial acumen, skillfully interpreting market trends, financial data, and business strategies to inform decision-making. Thrives in situations where inputs are fragmented or unclear, applying a strategic mindset to organize and clarify complex information. Is an exceptional communicator, adept at transforming intricate data sets into clear, compelling presentations and reports, tailored for various audiences. Approaches problem-solving with optimism, curiosity and rigor, consistently delivering innovative and effective solutions to complex and/or new challenges. Balances autonomy and teamwork effortlessly, excelling in solo tasks while contributing significantly to collaborative projects. Day-to-day, you will: Collaborate closely with the Commercial and Corporate Development Director on a variety of analytical tasks, utilizing a wide range of data sources including client data, industry data, and survey results. Undertake pricing projects, applying your analytical skills to assess market trends, cost structures, and competitive positioning. Engage in commercial projects, contributing your expertise to develop strategies that drive business growth and enhance profitability. Play a key role in building business cases, using your analytical acumen to support strategic decisions with solid data-backed arguments. Take responsibility for reporting on operational metrics, ensuring stakeholders have timely and accurate insights into business performance. Conduct comprehensive reviews of existing reporting processes and systems, proposing and implementing improvements to enhance data quality and accessibility. Participate in post-merger integration projects, lending your analytical expertise to ensure smooth and efficient integrations. Receive training on the company's financial and CRM systems, enabling you to gather, analyze, and present critical data to stakeholders across the division. Your skills and experiences might include: Strategy consulting experience, especially in roles focused on quantitative projects, is a significant plus, demonstrating your ability to apply analytical frameworks in a consulting context. Advanced proficiency in data analysis tools and software, such as Excel, SQL, R, or Python, enabling you to handle complex data sets with ease. Experience in financial modeling and analysis, providing you with the skills to create robust, data-driven financial projections and business cases. Background in market research and competitive analysis, equipping you with the insights to understand industry trends and business opportunities. Familiarity with CRM and ERP systems, particularly in the context of data extraction and analysis, enhancing your ability to work seamlessly with internal systems. Strong presentation skills, capable of conveying complex data and analysis in a clear and compelling manner to a variety of stakeholders. Experience in business intelligence and data visualization tools, such as Tableau or Power BI, allowing you to present data in an insightful and accessible way. What does Access offer you? We are a growing software company, and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously and we will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference. On top of a competitive salary, our standard 25 days holiday (which goes up the longer you’re with us), and a matched pension scheme you’ll also be able to choose from a range of benefits to suit you. We pride ourselves on being an organisation that gives back so you’ll also have a charity day you can take to support something that matters to you.   At Access we’re all about helping everyone Love Work and Love Life. Why? Because we believe people can only be their best when they can be themselves. So, if you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t match perfectly, we’d still love to hear from you. You might just be who we are looking for. We love the fact that we’re all different. We believe by having more diverse perspectives at work improves how we run our business, helps us to better support our customers, and when you think about it, it’s just more fun! What’s holding you back? Come and be part of our Amazing Access Family! Love Work. Love Life. Be You.