Part-Time, Senior Strategy & Planning Manager Service

Plug your company’s Strategy skills gaps, flexibly and more affordably

Find yourself not having the time to create a written down Strategy & Plan each year?

Feel perhaps that you don’t have the skills to create a compelling Strategy for your business?

The Power of Strategy

Research has shown that as many as 95% of Small and Medium sized businesses don’t take the time to create a written Strategy and Plan each year.

Yet businesses that do, end up being on average as much as 30% more profitable.

Taking time to step back from your business each year to develop a compelling Strategy for the next 12 months is hugely valuable. It gives the business fresh direction, injects new impetus and moves your company to the next performance level sooner.

The 2 main reasons given by businesses for not creating an annual Strategy are that they don’t have the time, and/or they feel they don’t have the skills.

Our Part-Time, Senior Strategy & Planning Manager Service addresses both of these reasons.

Our Part-Time, Senior Strategy & Planning Manager Service gives you:

1)  Flexible Strategy expertise to plug your Strategy skills gaps – all the skills you need to create a Strategy that’s as ambitious as you want it to be

2)  Experienced, hands-on senior Strategy skill set – with more than 30 years’ experience creating and successfully implementing Strategies and Plans for small and medium sized businesses

3)  A Practical Strategy – creating a practical, actionable, living Strategy and Plan, that you can use to drive the business, and which all colleagues can understand, get behind and feel ownership of

4)  New opportunities – helping you see things differently, identifying exciting new opportunities, make the right choices and create a compelling direction

5)  More time – an extra senior team member you can delegate to, freeing up a lot of your time to focus on other things

6)  More money – avoid hefty recruitment fees, plus our services are much lower cost than employing a full-time senior colleague

7)  Better quality of life – we take away the pressure of you wearing so many hats, so you can focus more on what you enjoy

8)  Highly productive colleague – working like a normal top quality employee, just on a Part-Time basis

Our unique approach to create a Practical Strategy

Our Part-Time Senior Strategy & Planning Managers work very closely with you and the whole team to create a forward-thinking, Practical Strategy for the next financial year.

We use our proven 9 step approach that we have deployed over many years:

1)  Fact Finding

2)  Competitor & Market Research

3)  Strategy Workshop 1

4)  Strategy Workshop 2

5)  Practical Strategy Creation

6)  Communication

7)  Action Plan

8)  Implementation

9)  Track & Review

We offer complete flexibility. We can lead the work to create the compelling new Strategy, for you and your team to implement.

Or we can lead both the creation and implementation of the Strategy, working hand in hand with you.

Our Part-Time, Senior Strategy & Planning Manager Packages

Here are details of our 2 main Service Packages, which are the ones that the majority of businesses we work with go for.

However, we can also offer bespoke Packages if you feel that one of these Packages doesn’t quite fit with what you’re interested in.

If you would like to find out more about them, please get in touch.

Practical Strategy – Creating

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PROJECT TIMESCALES TO MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS

from £3,950

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Fact finding

Competitor & market research

Strategy workshop 1

Strategy workshop 2

Practical Strategy creation

Communication

Action plan creation

Fully integrated into the team

Practical Strategy – Implementation

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1 – 2 DAYS PER WEEK

£395 per day

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Leading the implementation of the Action Plan

Tracking & reviewing

Lots of doing

Key member of the Senior team

Sounding board

Involved in all areas of the business

Fully integrated into the team

Work in the company’s offices

Cost Comparison

With our Part-Time, Senior Strategy & Planning Manager Service, you get an outstanding senior Strategy skill set and all the Strategy skills you need for much lower cost and much less risk than taking on a full-time colleague.

Here’s how the cost of our ‘Practical Strategy – Creating & Implementation’ packages together compare to taking on a full-time senior Strategy colleague.

Fresh Thinking Packages

Practical Strategy – Creating & Implementation

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Recruitment costs

£NIL

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Salary costs

Creating

10 days, £395 per day

£3,950

Implementation

1.5 days per week, £395 per day

46 weeks (no holiday pay)

£27,255

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Total = £31,205

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Full-Time, Senior Strategy Manager

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Recruitment costs

£11,932

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Remuneration costs

Salary = £66,288

NI & Pension = £8,617

Bonus = £9,805

£84,710

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Total = £96,642

  • Average salary for a full-time Senior Strategy Manager = £66,288 (source: Payscale.com, Sept 2018)
  • Average commission costs for recruiting through an agency = 18%
  • NI & Pension = average of 13% of salary
  • Average bonus for a full-time Senior Strategy Manager = £9,805 (source: Payscale.com, Sept 2018)