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Business Strategy Manager

Business Strategy Manager

We are looking for a Business Strategy Manager for our Amsterdam studio. You will combine qualitative-quantitative research, organisational and market analysis, and problem-solving and business planning methods into strategic recommendations. We seek a risk-taker, an intellectually curious individual, eager to partner with colleagues in our other AKQA studios to contribute to the fast growth of our team across Europe.

Responsibilities
Deliver digital innovation projects both directly and by coordinating more junior resources, especially supervising and validating the business modelling and problem solving process
Foster senior client relationships, leveraging expertise on business strategic topics
– Adopt, apply and contribute to improving AKQA Business Strategy frameworks/approaches
– Promote external AKQA strategic leadership in coordination with the Business Strategy Head of Europe
– Train all relevant internal AKQA teams on the Business Strategy offering
– Own the growth plan for AKQA Business Strategy in the office, in partnership with the office Managing Director and the Head of Business Strategy Europe:
own hiring and people development for Business Strategy in the Amsterdam studio
be responsible for office level KPIs and overall performance vs. plan
provide senior supervision and contribution to large accounts and business development opportunities

Skills and Experience
– Solid experience of project/team management: able to drive process, lead intellectual agenda, engage senior clients, guide and motivate project teams
– Past experience as project manager-level position at top Business Consulting firm
– Experience of translating business strategy into value drivers and KPIs
– Experience of translating a business model into a set of key assumptions for a business plan
– Able to understand/evaluate operational impact of strategic recommendations
– Able to map client organisational model and identify key stakeholders and political dynamics
– Fluent English (written and spoken), fluent in local language (written and spoken)

Employer
AKQA

Position
Business Strategy Manager

Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands

AKQA

AKQA is a creative agency specializing in interactive marketing. This means: interactive experiences and customer relationship management; e-commerce and technology services; media, search and analytics; interface design; and content creation and distribution. They have also helped create "fully integrated and experiential" campaigns. The privately held company is based in London, San Francisco, New York, Washington…