Managing Consultant, Change Management

ID
2017-8918
Category
Change Management
UK-London
Position Type
Permanent (UK)

Overview

Daggerwing - Recruitment Banner
You will be a part of a multi-disciplined consulting team working on a variety of clients and initiatives. As a Managing Consultant, you will be the key strategist and client lead/co-lead on projects assigned to you. You will have responsibility over managing your project(s) end-to-end and leading Project Teams comprised of Consultants and/or Senior Consultants to deliver against client needs/deliverables. Daggerwing Group is a horizontal organization – everyone plays an active role in meeting client needs regardless of the task, which means at times you may be driving all elements of a project. Finally, you will be required to act as a mentor, guiding and supporting the progression of junior team members and contributing to the company culture. This position can quickly lead to fast progression/heightened leadership opportunities within the company.

About the Job

Strategy and Action Plan Development

  • Lead and manage projects from concept to implementation, including the development of proposals, deliverables, discussion documents and brainstorming sessions, with little oversight from Senior Management
  • Be able to articulate client/project strategy and Daggerwing Group capabilities in written and presentation formats
  • Distill complex information into key themes, ideas and actions, recognizing nuances and incorporating client/industry insights
  • Confidently lead/conduct client stakeholder interviews and meetings during audit/discovery process

Client Engagement

  • Build and own strong client relationships, acting as a key client contact and strategic advisor to clients for assigned project(s)
  • Manage/facilitate required communications between the client and the Daggerwing Project Team including communication of project updates, deliverables and key strategies/communications to client(s)
  • Plan, lead and participate in client meetings and facilitated workshops relating to assigned project(s)

Project Management and Delivery

  • Lead Project Team(s) on one or more client projects, providing oversight and exhibiting complex project planning skills
  • Outline the project plan, in collaboration with the Project Team, identifying required tasks, interdependencies, resource constraints, red flags, timelines and work back schedules, and share with Senior Management for approval
  • Delegate day-to-day project management tasks/activities to Project Team and provide guidance and support on a continuous basis while managing and tracking project budgets and staffing resources

Business Growth and Development

  • Actively participate in business development opportunities, at times taking a leading role in the proposal and pitching process
  • Seek new opportunities for growing/expanding work with existing clients
  • Effectively network internally and externally and attend key industry events in local markets to identify and establish relationships that can lead to new business

Analysis & Content Development

  • Identify and manage internal and client facing research and analysis needs to support client deliverables/projects/proposals
  • Review (and provide guidance to Project Team on reviewing) client research to extract key findings and derive insights based on data, provide analysis and summarize insights into actionable recommendations/decisions
  • Leverage storytelling techniques in order to convey complicated messages and facts to clients in a simple, easy-to-digest manner

Team Management, Leadership and Support

  • Manage performance of team at a Project and individual level and drive accountability for self and others
  • Take a leadership role in local office and company events/strategic initiatives as well as culture building initiatives
  • Actively manage junior staff growth, seeking new opportunities, providing in-the-moment coaching, providing feedback/input and conducting performance reviews to propel their development

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in business or MBA
  • Experience in consulting and/or marketing/brand planning and strategy; customer/category insights; business development; sales at a similar level
  • Career interest in consulting
  • Strong leadership skills and has led a team of 2-3 individuals that directly/indirectly report to them
  • Strong written and verbal communication and story telling skills
  • Creative problem solving and conceptual thinking skills that can be applied tactically to deliverables or conceptual to strategies and frameworks
  • Strong analytical skills and is detailed oriented
  • Project management skills – is able to effectively manage their time and prioritize multiple and sometimes competing tasks
  • Comfortable with traveling internationally and has a valid passport

Who you are:

  • Thrives under pressure and in non-structured and sometimes ambiguous environments
  • Has a positive attitude, a desire to continuously learn, and is open to constructive feedback
  • Strong work ethic, dedicated and self-motivated
  • Prefers a collaborative team work environment, is able to manage others, and is comfortable ‘managing up’
  • Interested in client and account management

About Daggerwing

Daggerwing Group is a global management consultancy helping executives accelerate growth by optimizing the intersection of business goals, customer needs, and employee experience. Created through a merger announced in December 2016, the firm integrates leadership and change management consultancy, Ketchum Change, and Daggerwing Group, Omnicom’s management consulting resource for client executive teams.

 

Daggerwing Group’s end-to-end capabilities are focused on operationalizing behavior change of customers and employees through three areas of service:

  • Facilitating executive alignment on business vision and priorities centered on customer needs
  • Organizational, operational, and cultural change
  • Customer engagement and employee communications

Operating in North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific, Daggerwing Group has the ability to create a customized, global team of strategic expertise in executive facilitation, enterprise-wide customer experience design, organizational change management, research and analytics, and employee training and communications. 

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