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Strategy Manager (Sr)

Primary Location: Brussels, Region Office - BE Job ID 056211 Zip Code 1200
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Strategy Manager (Sr)

Europe Region Office

Strategy Group

Purpose of the job:

The manager (full time position) supports the strategy directors with developing strategies and building business cases by conducting research, identifying opportunities, performing analyses, creating insights and drawing conclusions throughout the project lifecycle. Depending on the type of project and the manager’s level of experience, the manager might be given 100% project ownership and be responsible for overseeing and developing other team members.

Main responsibilities and tasks:

Supports and/or manages projects on a day-to-day basis and throughout the different project stages (from initiation through implementation)

Develops project plans and works with assigned task resources to ensure that the project will be completed on time and according to specifications

Initiates, organizes, guides and supports project related activities and works with and through team members to develop and present recommendations to senior management

Seeks for external sources and input from subject matter experts consistent in line with the priorities of the group and in support of the different project objectives

Liaises with different departments and countries, the region and corporate offices in order to exchange information and to leverage existing material as much as possible

Interacts with external advisors and market research and intelligence providers on the outsourced work streams and associated deliverables when and where applicable

Analyzes (market) data and synthesizes team members' work stream outputs

Researches latest industry trends to stay informed on topics such as trade flow developments, logistics and technology developments, competitors’ performance, offerings and capabilities, developments in customer needs (by industry), etc.

Manages, coaches and develops people


Inquisitive personality; strong desire to learn; ability to probe effectively

Structured approach; process oriented with attention to detail; able to prioritize

Strong numerical, analytical and conceptual skills; logical thinker; strategic mind set

Deductive reasoning skills; able to translate findings into conclusions and recommendations

Solid communication skills; able to transform thoughts into presentation material

Project management skills; experience with managing complex projects

Considers industry, customer, competitor trends when making decisions: outside-in approach

Experience with ‘selling’ project outcomes and strategic concepts to C-level management

Experience with managing market research efforts and managing external vendors

Experience with and market knowledge of E-Commerce/B2C

Basic understanding of E-Commerce/B2C information technology related solutions

Able to build strong relationships with both internal and external business partners

Ambitious, career minded person who is willing to travel

Master’s degree (mathematics, physics, economics, etc.); preferably MBA

5-7 years of relevant experience; people management experience

Proven track record in data mining and analytics

Proficiency in MS Office, strong in MS Access (SQL a plus), statistical knowledge (a plus)

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