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Centrica • United Kingdom

Strategy Manager

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

A little flex time

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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.

The role will sit in the Group Strategy team within the CEO office, reporting to the Director, Strategy. Group Strategy is a small, high-performing team responsible for supporting the CEO and CFO in developing Centrica’s corporate strategy.

  • The team lead the group capital allocation process from the conceptual stage (during strategic plan) to business case and approval

  • The team lead the annual 5-year planning strategic process (“shape”) and the annual strategy day(s) with the Centrica Leadership Team and Centrica Board

  • The team set the boundary conditions and maintain a robust investment framework as well as oversee the Group fundamental and economic assumptions (e.g. WACC)

  • The team are also responsible for leading and supporting a wide range of strategic projects producing analysis and insights on topics which cut across the group

Salary: Competitive + car allowance + bonus + private healthcare + generous company benefits

Location: Windsor, UK with flexible working

The role

The role leverages the candidate’s financial and strategic skillsets with an opportunity to develop in both areas. The candidate’s main responsibilities are to support in leading the group strategic planning process, develop Centrica’s corporate strategy and bring the strategy to life across the business through monitoring performance against key milestones and championing the strategy. The group strategic plan blends a combination of detailed bottom-up business unit driven plans with detailed cashflow, balance sheets, and P&Ls alongside a top-down driver-based approach, overlaid with a core understanding of the competitive environment in which we operate. This role requires strong financial acumen and market curiosity, as well as excellent communication skills and a propensity for working with and amongst multidisciplinary teams. Diligence and tenacity are essential to ensure high-quality and aligned results.

The candidate will also participate in the Group’s capital allocation process and investment framework and will aid in coordinating the investment process and reviewing potential investment opportunities. Outside of the core deliverables relating to strategic planning and investment cycles, there is opportunity to work closely with the Director, Strategy and wider team on various strategy projects. This work may include project oversight and coordination, collaboration with BU strategy leads, as well as providing analytical support, modelling, market research, offering strategic challenge, slide development, developing communications materials, and delivering communications. There is further scope to support the Group Environment team on understanding climate risks for CDP and TCFD, helping build credibility and reputation with key external stakeholders (government, shareholders, customers, credit ratings agencies, NGOs) as well as internal stakeholders (CLT, Board, finance, supply chain etc).

The person

The key requirements for this role include:

Experience

  • Professional qualification preferred (CFA, ACA, CIMA or similar)

  • Consulting experience (big-4, MBB, or similar)

  • Experienced in and business planning with strong analytical skills

  • Proven track record of working in high-performing teams and engaging senior stakeholders

  • Experience of working under pressure within a fast-paced environment

  • Corporate finance or strategy experience to underpin effective prioritisation for portfolio choices, resource allocation and investment appraisal

  • Experience consolidating inputs from multiple sources to produce coherent group overviews for senior leadership

  • Experience working in different areas across the Centrica Group (or a competitor) building key relationships and credibility quickly

Skills and attributes

  • Good analytical, numerical and strategic problem-solving skills are a must

  • Strong consulting strategic tool-kit (frameworks, business model canvass’ etc.)

  • Excellent financial acumen and technical understanding of core financial principals

  • Strong relationship building, communication and influencing; wide existing network

  • Commercial awareness and an understanding of key business drivers

  • Ability to develop strong storylines and communicate concisely (oral, written, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to think creatively and identify new business opportunities

  • Strong self-management, highly proactive and delivery focussed

  • Ability to handle complex issues, multi-task, meet deadlines, and work on a wide range of sensitive and confidential issues (i.e., M&A, capital markets day, Board materials)

  • Ability to present to and respond to challenge from executives

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and able to shape work accordingly

  • Strong attention to detail and intellectually curious

  • Willingness to manage a small team (including graduates / interns)

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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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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