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Strategy Associate (21657) in London

Job description

It's a really exciting time to be at Holland & Barrett. We are investing across all areas of our business with a vision of empowering our customers to live happier, healthier lives. Our mission is to be the leading player in global wellness chosen by millions as their trusted partner for personalised wellness journeys. To achieve this goal, we are embarking on a radical transformation. We are recruiting top talent in all areas of our business, from Finance to Digital Marketing, from HR to IT, as well as new functions around Health and Wellness.

The Role:


We are searching for the best talent – creative and critical thinkers, not scared of a challenge!

Holland & Barrett is one of the nation's most loved and trusted brands, known for offering quality vitamins and supplements, healthy food & drink, and natural beauty solutions to improve one's life and well-being. Our products and services are provided by highly trained and qualified advisors within health & wellness-sector.

Our mission is to be the leading player in the global wellness industry chosen by millions as their trusted partner. To achieve this goal, we are embarking on a radical transformation. We have exciting growth and expansion plans and a clear roadmap to transform the business into a best-in-class, omni-channel Global business, and end to end health and wellness provider, underpinned by considerable investment. 

The Strategy team is at the forefront of all company strategic initiatives and sits within the wider Business and Science team. The role we are recruiting for is within a small but quickly growing Strategy Team. It offers a broad opportunity to make an impact, get involved in an array of varied projects across the whole business and is very hands-on. We are seeking the brightest and best minds to join us to turn our vision into reality.

The Role

You will be the strategy partner collaborating closely with other functions to support them with on-going and future initiatives:

  • Strategic opportunity framing & sizing
  • Conducting primary and secondary research to identify and assess new potential markets, opportunities, services and product areas for H&B to explore
  • Autonomously running and owning a specific strategy workstream
  • Being proactive with assessing market trends, scanning and benchmarking competitors and identifying threats and opportunities
  • Gathering data and information from an array of sources, analysing it and synthesizing in a logical storyline to support the strategic initiative you are working on
  • Supporting with the written production of key strategy documents
  • Supporting the preparation and running of cross-business workshops
  • Working with Strategic Finance to create and assess the investment cases for specific opportunities
  • Working directly with colleagues in other functions to help prepare and document functional strategies aligned to the overarching H&B strategy objectives, as well as provide ad hoc strategy support when required
The Person:
  • Graduate Consultant with at least 3-4 years' experience
  • Proven experience within strategy, ideally in a top global consultancy or in the health & wellness industry
  • Experience supporting strategy design and ongoing development
  • Experience of strategic change with a genuine desire to improve business performance
  • Ability to grasp complex technical and product concepts
  • Strong technical analysis, MS Excel and financial modelling skills
  • Sophisticated critical thinking – converting complex insights into a structured story and an actionable plan, considering wider business implications
  • Self-starter with the ability to autonomously own and run workstreams
  • Excellent communicator, both verbal and written in English, as well as an acute listener
  • Track record of successful stakeholder management, ability to facilitate, influence, challenge and engage stakeholders
  • Natural commercial acumen and intellectual curiosity
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and change
  • Interest and understanding of: retail; e-commerce; digital health; health & wellness sector
  • Personally aligned to our EPIC values: Expertise, Pioneering, Inclusive and Caring
We offer:
  • Electric Car Scheme.
  • Bonus up to 10%.
  • Pension company contribution= 5%.
  • Your wellbeing is paramount so you can get away and take 33 Days Holiday per year.
  • Private Medical Care (Self)
  • Learning and Development opportunity with Holland & Barrett is a great base for career development long term.
  • Career progression.
  • Refer and Earn Scheme- as we're growing you can earn money by referring people to join us from your network.
  • Epic Extrasgives you access to exclusive benefits, free advice and savings from a range of retailers and providers.
  • Stay healthy with Discounted Products - from day one you'll get a 25% discount (on top of other promotions) when you shop at H&B on anything that you buy. 
  • We all need a little help sometimes, so we offer Free 24/7 Confidential Advice & Colleague Welfare.
  • Mental Health First Aiders- we have lots of qualified Mental Health First Aiders because its all about your health & wellbeing.
  • Stay active in the Onsite Gym at our Nuneaton Hub!
  • We have colleague Reward and Recognition Schemes, so your hard work and loyalty won't go unnoticed.
  • And many more!    
The Company

Holland & Barrett is one of the nation's most loved and trusted brands, known for offering quality health food, vitamins and supplements all sold by highly trained and qualified advisors.

Bucking the current trend of high street retailers, we forecast significant growth and expansion plans in the coming years, with considerable investment going into all areas of the business. We certainly embrace change and drive speed in everything we do. Every day presents a different challenge, but every day is also filled with fun, teamwork and passion to succeed and surpass every expectation.

Join us and see how far you can go…

Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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