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Embark on an extraordinary journey with us at a pivotal moment. Our story - from a vibrant start-up to a dynamic, global scale-up is one of ambition and innovation. As an integral part of the Financial Times group, we distinguish ourselves not just by our expertise, but by our unique approach to consultancy. We blend deep industry insights with a proven playbook, delivering tangible transformations that elevate our clients to the forefront of customer-centricity. 

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Our culture is our cornerstone, built on values and offers a harmonious blend of meaningful work, a focus on work-life balance, and an unwavering commitment to an inclusive and supportive environment.

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The Role

  • Ability to use hypothesis-driven problem-solving to develop an approach to solve strategic problems for media companies
  • To help struggling media organizations at a time of reinvention. You’ll work with them to develop digital strategies that will help transform their business, with implications for the wider media industry.
  •  Ability to quickly absorb information from interviews, data, reports and other information sources, to produce succinct evaluation of a situation 
  • Quantitative skills, such as the ability to build Excel models, research output, draw key insights from data or visualize data as compelling charts in PowerPoint 
  • Maintaining and directing strong client relationships and being available to respond to ad hoc requests 
  • Project management skills, delegating work as appropriate to other team members, internal FT experts and external freelance experts 
  • Client communication skills, using PowerPoint slides to efficiently produce output

About You

We are looking for someone with a couple of years of experience in the following:

  • Experience at a strategy/management consulting firm in a client-facing role
  • Analytical Rigour: Strong quantitative skills, such as the ability to build financial models, draw key insights from complex data or visualise data as compelling charts
  • Relationship building & Commercial aptitude: Maintaining and developing strong client relationships and being available to respond to ad hoc requests. Managing stakeholder relationships with experts across FT Group.
  • Strategic leadership: Drive to build the strategy of a growing business from the ground up. A self-starter is a strategic thinker but also has a strong bias to action to deliver on our goals.
  • People Management: Project management skills, delegating work as appropriate to more junior team members, internal FT experts and external freelance experts. Mentoring, coaching and managing more junior members of the team.
  • Consultative toolkit: Ability to use hypothesis-driven problem-solving to develop solutions for the most complex strategic problems. Consulting communication skills, using slides and digital tools to efficiently produce output.
  • Thought expertise and a curious mind: A thought expert, demands distinctive knowledge and solutions. Tests and pushes team’s content and thinking to best-in-class solutions.

Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best-in-class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further Information

The FT are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. We aim to treat all employees fairly and consistently, and promote good working relationships to encourage high standards of conduct and performance within a work environment free from harassment, bullying and discrimination. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.

 

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