Centrica • United Kingdom

Strategy and Corporate Development Manager

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

A little flex time

Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Due to growth, we have a brilliant new opportunity for a Strategy and Corporate Development Manager. You will be joining our Strategy team who are responsible for setting the strategic vision, ambition and direction for New Business and Net Zero, and translating this into the business plans, performance measures and budgets that will be used to track delivery and measure success.

You will be responsible for owning the delivery of strategic projects, working directly with members of our Leadership Team and their teams to structure strategic questions, identify and complete analysis, and present recommendations. You will also assist in Commercial and Financial analysis of inorganic growth opportunities (M&A), including market analysis, valuation and due diligence of both established and start-up companies.

The business has stretching targets for growth in a fast-moving market. This presents an exciting opportunity for candidates who are keen to get a hands-on experience and get exposure to growth strategy.

Location: With our Flexible First working arrangements we empower our colleagues to work in a way that best suits them – meaning location doesn’t need to be a barrier. Preferably you will be based within a commutable distant of our Windsor office but this role can be mostly based at home with occasional meetings required at our Centrica sites.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a deep understanding of the markets in which Net Zero operates, and support Leadership in identifying key strategic questions facing the business.
  • Develop expertise in the landscape and its players – consistently driving deeper insights into competitors and influencers.
  • Lead strategic projects producing analyses and insights focussing on topics such as long-term market trends and new business opportunities (gain buy-in, structure questions and hypotheses, deliver quantitative and qualitative analysis, drawing together cross-functional project teams with multiple stakeholders, communicate recommendations).
  • Support follow-through of strategy to execution as needed, to ensure business delivery.
  • Work closely with the finance team to ensure alignment on the impact of the latest plans and forecasts.
  • Provide strategy support and challenge to the functions as appropriate, engaging in the key strategic discussions and supporting during the planning cycle.
  • Provide liaison with the Corporate Strategy team at Centrica and BG Energy teams to ensure close alignment, lead on development and engagement throughout the annual planning cycle (Strategic Shape).
  • Support M&A activities throughout their lifecycle: from target scanning and valuation through to acquisition and integration. Collaborate with wider Centrica teams including M&A, Finance, Legal, HR, etc.
  • Work with the communications team to ensure strategy messages are cascaded across the organisation.
  • Coach and develop junior members of staff and direct reports.

Who are we looking for?

  • Experienced in corporate strategy and / or business planning with strong analytical skillset.
  • Experience in M&A transactions: valuation, Commercial Due Diligence, integration.
  • Track record of delivering projects, presentations, or reports for senior management with limited oversight.
  • Track record of working in high-performing teams and managing senior stakeholders.
  • Understanding of Centrica, Net Zero, its competitive environment and the energy value chain would be advantageous.

We are proud to be recognised as a disability-confident employer. Our customers come from a variety of different backgrounds, and so do we. We hire great people from all walks of life, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. We will continue championing inclusivity while investing in our local communities to create a better, more sustainable world for everyone. We are incredibly proud to have been recognised by The Times for being one of the Top 50 Employers for Women.

Our people are the beating heart of our business. We are incredibly proud of our commitment to being FlexFirst. From childcare to furry friends, we listened to our people and understood that they work best when they are comfortable and have a flexible working model that suits their individual needs. We embrace the opportunity to give our colleagues a choice to work from anywhere whilst still ensuring they can connect and engage with their teams through office days, employee networks and virtual events.

We have tailored our well-being & benefits package around our employees as follows;

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential
  • Employee Energy Allowance at 15% of the government price cap
  • Pension scheme
  • Company Funded Healthcare Plan
  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 additional days
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits, including technology vouchers, electric car lease scheme & travel insurance

We are committed to creating a cleaner and greener future. And we’re making big changes to help us get there. That means cutting customers' emissions and our own to reach net zero. And because our people are the beating heart of our business, we will continue to champion inclusivity, develop future skills and invest in our local communities to create a better world for everyone. As part of our reforestation project with WeForest, for every new employee that joins our family, we plant trees in underprivileged areas in Tanzania to offer farming and wildlife economy opportunities for locals.

#LI-BGAS

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!


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This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
92%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
82%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
83%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
80%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
82%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
84%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
85%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees

20,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

68:32

Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

Belgium

Denmark

Ireland

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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