Strategy Consultant

Professional Job Netherlands, Delft Corporate Functions Netherlands
As Strategy Consultant at Exact, you will be working on the company’s organic and inorganic growth agenda over long, medium, and short-term growth horizons. Together with the Strategy Team, you will help shape the evolution of the Dutch software market through driving Exact’s growth trajectory based on setting out the company’s ‘where to play’ (e.g., markets and industry segments) and ‘how to win’, from both an organic and an inorganic perspective.

You will help articulate the role that Exact takes in emerging domains such as the world of data analytics and financial services as well as thinking about future business models for our industry. You will be responsible for a range of high priority value-creation projects, such as market & competitive intelligence, intelligent cross/upsell; and churn management.

The Strategy Consultant reports to Jan Veldhuis, Exact’s Head of Strategy. You will work closely with the other members of the strategy team and engage with professionals across all disciplines. The strategy team consists of highly experienced MBA+ individuals, and you will have excellent exposure to the Executive Team and senior leaders on a weekly basis. 

More in depth, the accountabilities as a Strategy Consultant:

1)    Work with the head of strategy and other executives on the top-level strategic direction of the company
  • Help drive core strategy elements on supervisory board agenda.
  • Help drive overall strategy (re)definition with the rest of the strategy team, incl. annual strategy refresh process.  
2)    Orchestrate Exact’s market & competitive intelligence function
  • Drive Exact’s Market Insights projects (ensure an up-to-date view on market size, forecast, share of our company and trends)
  • Own and build out Exact’s Competitive Insights repository (i.e. the collection of data and key insights about Exact’s competitors), by closely working with other functions and teams within Exact.
3)    Work with the strategy team to define the strategy input to the long-range plan 
  • Define bottom-up business cases for impact of key initiatives.
  • Take a top down view on risk and return to synthesize these into Exact’s plans.
4)    Support Exact’s functions (e.g. product lines, technology, marketing) with a consultative approach to drive clarity and actions on strategic topics, e.g.,
  • Exact’s hosting & infrastructure strategy.
  • Value proposition and positioning of products in the company’s portfolio, including newly acquired & developed products.
  • The role of advanced data analytics for our customers.
  • Run detailed market insights survey (e.g. needs of specific customer segments)
  • Branding & marketing strategy. 
This = what you bring

As a Strategy Consultant you will play an important role in Exact’s future growth plan and contribute to strategic business decisions. We are looking for a candidate with 3-4 years of experience in consulting, with strategy consulting as a plus. Additionally you have a strong understanding of, and interest in, the software industry and technology more broadly.

Furthermore you:
  • Have a master’s degree or equivalent level.
  • Have a track record of synthesizing data of various types and sources to create clear and compelling arguments for a specific course of action.
  • Have a strategic mindset with an eye on the big picture, whilst retaining a focus on detail.
  • Have strong business acumen and solid analytical skills, combined with structured and pro-active personality, and the ability to drive initiatives.
  • Have strong stakeholder management skills, with the ability to work at different levels incl. C level.
  • Be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment characterized by consistent change and improvement.
  • Are fluent in English, spoken and written. Knowledge of Dutch is a pre
This = what you get
  • A competitive salary incl. a 13th month.
  • Team members with MBA background who will help you to excel.
  • Community Social Responsibility activities
  • Budget for certification/training 
  • Give your ambition all the room it needs and offer you the opportunity to excel at your profession.
  • Can accommodate flexibility in your working hours also if we go back to the office
Exact combines the energy of a startup with the benefits of a multinational. We think actions speak louder than words and continuously strive for innovation; technical as well as personal. Each day again, we challenge ourselves and each other to be better than the day before. There’s never a dull moment at Exact.
Exact has an open and welcoming culture in which anybody can have impact. We value ideas by their merit, not by their source. New opinions, people and principles keep our minds flexible, while we stay committed to our mission of empowering SME’s to be the driving force of the global economy.
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