Strategic Planning Manager

We are looking for a Strategy Planning Manager to join Reach. This is a key hire, and you will be responsible for developing, planning and directing the medium and long term strategy for our business. Reporting to the Corporate Development and Analytics Director, you will work closely with the Executive Committee, Board and wider organisation support functions. This is a home based role, with presence at our Canary Wharf Head Office as and when required.
So, who are we?
We are Reach plc, you might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human.
Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

What will the role involve?
Developing, planning and directing the medium and long term strategy
Running internal consulting projects from strategy definition to execution
Summarising the strategy for the Executive Committee
Supporting and guiding Executive Committee decision making processes
Identifying of market opportunities and developing product and partnership initiatives to take advantage of these opportunities
Supporting the business in the delivery of critical projects / business cases across the organisation

Who are we looking for?
You will have a strong track record in a previous or current Corporate Analysis / Chief of Staff role
Strong stakeholder management skills will be your area of expertise in order to deliver critical projects / business cases across the organisation
You will be experienced in Strategic Planning, including setting goals and objectives at company level, and monitoring progress over time
You will be able to demonstrate proven experience operating at board level to support the Exco in the dissemination of timely, data-led management information
You will have a track record in identifying market opportunities and developing product and partnership initiatives to take advantage of these opportunities

Package Description
What can we offer you?
Alongside an excellent salary, bonus and benefits package, we offer;
Help saving for your retirement – join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 6%
25 days’ holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
Giving back day – an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
Enhanced family leave – including maternity, paternity and adoption – and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment
Private Healthcare Cash Plan – free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses
As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
Wellbeing support – including a 24/7 assistance programme for you and your nearest and dearest, a free subscription to mindfulness app Headspace and access to free mental health coaching through Sanctus
We are a FTSE 250 Company, and also a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels.

Job Information

Job Reference: 011134_1647963562
Salary: 20% bonus
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Senior Appointments
Job Locations: England
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Reach, Reach Plc, Strategic Planning Manager
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