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Managing Consultant – Native German Speaker

Location:

Employed in the UK with a Central London base, with frequent travel to client locations initially in Germany and subsequently across the UK and Europe. Currently travel is about 25% although this may change in line with future requirements. 

Overview:

This exciting new position will offer the role holder to help shape a new market category in Germany. The role-holder will report to the Head of Consulting in the UK working for a highly successful and entrepreneurial business with a leading brand position and a formidable reputation for innovation and quality.

This is an exceptional opportunity to acquire knowledge in one of the most exciting and important areas of the digital future by working closely with our experienced consulting and thought leadership team in the UK and further afield.

We are looking for a team member from a consulting background with experience in digital transformation programmes and working within the German digital economy. You will have an excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a solid consulting tool-kit and keen business acumen to turn data into insights which drive success. If you have the right knowledge, experience, and drive to support our own, and our client’s, transformation and growth ambitions, then we want to hear from you!

Who are we looking for?

We value people diversity. We want our people to come from differing backgrounds but share in our common purpose and identify with the high standards central to the Ctrl-Shift ethos. We want someone who is looking for a role that will challenge them and provide opportunities for growth and development alongside the business.

This is an urgently needed role and we are looking for a confident and independent individual to hit the ground running. As a business, we are growing and evolving at speed. If you are passionate about delivering excellence, making things happen and being a part of a team that is at the top of its game, we want to meet you!

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of Key Client projects
    • Project/Programme Delivery – Managing complex digital innovation and or transformation consulting projects for blue-chip clients.
      • Devising and delivering innovative approaches to client solutions
      • Managing client interface and senior stakeholder relationships
      • Ensuring commercial integrity of programmes of work
      • Forming and running project teams of Ctrl-Shift consultants
  • Management responsibility for all Ctrl-Shift’s staff consultants deployed on projects
    • Motivation, performance management and development
    • Timely identification of consultant headcount and skill set needs
  • Depending on the candidate, account and new business development responsibilities can be included in the role
    • Targets – revenue, profitability and client/sector – to be agreed with the leadership team – and will cover;
      • Expanding existing client revenue streams
      • Developing new client revenue streams

We are seeking a highly experienced professional who has worked for blue chip consultancies and has proven digital expertise in a B2C environment in relevant sectors and business functions. 

Experience

Deep B2C digital expertise gained in a senior consulting role – either fully responsible for or heavily involved in one or more of the following:

  • customer facing digital innovation and transformation
  • business and operating model development
  • the development of supporting capabilities and competencies within the client organisation through programme/project rollout
  • Sectors – Finance, Telecommunications, Retail, FMCG, Media
  • Subject Matter/Functional expertise in one or more of the following: Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Customer Experience, Customer Services, Organisation Development
  • Leadership – led complex matrix teams as well as direct line responsibility for consultants
  • Worked in an agile project management mode
  • Experience and understanding of the European Digital Economy having worked with, or for, prominent European Digital businesses, German businesses an advantage.
  • Business Development – track record of developing additional revenue opportunities with existing clients and opening up completely new client opportunities

Skills

  • Native or Native-Level German Proficiency
  • Impressive interpersonal and communication skills – articulate in person and in writing, and able to create and deliver effective and compelling presentations as well as being an excellent listener
  • Highly persuasive, able to influence and move others to action at all levels with an emphasis on building lasting and trusted relationships
  • Team leadership and management skills – able to inspire and motivate as well as enjoy working in a collaborative, team environment
  • Highly commercial – able to balance the complex commercial requirements of our clients and our business, with an orientation toward entrepreneurialism

Attributes

  • An appetite for hard work and a drive to achieve successful outcomes for clients, whilst working with high levels of ambiguity
  • Proactive, able to work independently and autonomously – taking the initiative and responsibility for achieving programme/project success
  • Emotionally resilient and able to work under pressure, having achieved success in demanding and unpredictable environments
  • Have gravitas – derived from personal success and a confidence tempered with an understanding of personal limitations
  • Not fazed by risk

We are looking to recruit a suitable candidate to support new contracts, projects and commitments as soon as possible, apply today to take advantage of this exciting opportunity. No agencies please.

For more information contact careers@ctrl-shift.co.uk using the job title as the subject line or contact 0207 000 1907.