Strategic Intelligence Manager

Location: Cheltenham

Salary: £80k - 90k per year + Excellent Benefits

Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 16/04/2021

The Role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Intelligence Manager to join our client’s Marketing & Customer Insight function. As a pivotal member of the Leadership team, the purpose of this role is to lead the central Strategic Intelligence (SI) function delivering strategic and tactical actionable insights through the analysis of markets, competitors, products and customers whilst also developing SI capability in order to enhance the competitive advantage, aiding all aspects of its business development and strategic planning in order to ensure a profitable and sustainable growth.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development and implementation of the vision and strategic direction for Strategic Intelligence (SI) within the global business
  • Strengthen the competitive position of Sales companies by providing integrated Market Intelligence (MI) and Business Intelligence (BI) through the use of relevant analytical tools that leads to actionable insights in uncovering growth opportunities
  • Undertake macroeconomic analysis and benchmarking that provides business with geographic, sector outlook and market share analysis that underpin strategic planning and operational growth plans to help stakeholders make sound decisions based on solid analysis of internal and external data including interpretation of the data and its trends (explain the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of data results)
  • Provide deep customer insight relating to their needs, pains and gains to support specific growth opportunities
  • Own and manage the global non-financial sales application and data, including data collection, data management and data quality together with technical development of the application
  • Lead the continuous development and provision of high quality regular sales reporting, develop new reports and dashboards that deliver actionable insight and support users in their strategic and tactical decision making process

Personal Attributes 

We are looking for someone with a proven track record in Strategic intelligence and extensive experience in Market Intelligence (MI) & Business intelligence (BI) at leadership level in an international B2B industry. It’s crucial that you possess a blend of hands on experience in leading the analysis of sales related BI data and blending this with MI data to provide strategic actionable insight. Having the ability to translate complexity into clear messages that are impactful and inspire action to drive business growth is essential. The person needs to be degree qualified in Engineering or Business discipline with appropriate training in Marketing.

To be successful, you’ll need the following:

  • Demonstrable experience in the development of MI/BI systems, applications and tools including selection and management of key partners
  • Lead, manage and motivate team of high performing individuals
  • Ability to exert influence, inspire and engage at across all levels (especially senior management levels)
  • Excellent communication skills suitable for presentation to senior leadership team
  • Strong business acumen and customer focus, with the intellect and gravitas to influence internal and external stakeholders
  • High degree of commercial drive with a flair for all things related to strategy
  • Willingness to undertake some international travel to visit Sales Operating companies and their customers

In return, we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 27 days holiday (plus bank Holidays)
  • Enhanced Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Company Car/Car Cash Allowance
  • Enhanced Life assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity Policy
  • Comprehensive Private Healthcare
  • Cycle scheme vouchers
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Free onsite parking
  • Subsidized staff restaurants
  • Discretionary Management Bonus Scheme


Salary£80k - 90k per year + Excellent Benefits
Job ReferenceLM49
Contract TypePermanent
Closing Date16/04/2021
Regional OfficeCheltenham
Date Posted09/04/2021

To discuss this position further please contact:

Lee Marshall

Senior Consultant


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