Senior Manager - Strategy

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Senior Manager – Strategy

Who we are and what we do?

WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust, provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. WRI India’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, WRI India puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being.

We are inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization. Currently over 250 researchers are working with WRI India in our offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

About your role:

WRI India is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Manager - Strategy to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will bring expertise in strategic consulting and a proven track record of driving system thinking in collaboration with Leadership. If you are passionate about developing strategic plans, leading system transitions, and contributing to sustainable practices, we want to hear from you. To help WRI India with 5 years strategy and lead the thinking that will drive Food, Land use, Transport, Cities, and energy.

How your day will unfold:

Strategy Consulting Expertise:

  • Utilize extensive experience gained from working in top-tier strategy consulting firms, to provide valuable insights and strategic direction.

Collaboration with CEO:

  • Work closely with the CEO to drive system thinking and align strategic initiatives with overall organizational goals.
  • Contribute to high-level decision-making processes, providing strategic guidance based on industry best practices.

Strategic Planning:

  • Develop comprehensive and forward-thinking strategic plans that address both short-term and long-term organizational objectives.
  • Conduct thorough market analysis, competitor assessments, and trend evaluations to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Preparing a work plan for strategic initiative

System Transition Leadership:

  • Lead and facilitate the transition of systems and processes, ensuring seamless integration of new strategies into existing workflows.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement and monitor strategic changes, fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

Sustainability Sector Focus:

  • Leverage expertise in strategic consulting within the sustainability sector to identify opportunities and mitigate risks associated with sustainable business practices.

Qualifications and Requirements we seek:

  • Master’s degree in business, Finance, Management, or a related field
  • 9 to 12 years of experience as a strategy consultant in consulting firms.
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with CEOs to drive system thinking and implement strategic initiatives.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to synthesize complex information and provide actionable insights.
  • Exceptional project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Knowledge of and passion for sustainability practices and trends.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Salary and Benefits: 21,00,000 INR to 24,00,000 INR CTC Per annum

Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

Duration: 1 year extendable based on performance and project requirements.

Location: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, India

Start date: As soon as possible.

List of Documents to be attached:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) @WRI India

WRI India values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion across all areas of our work and workforce. Integrating these values into our actions fosters a progressive and collaborative culture and can also enhance our impact. It is our responsibility to create a welcoming working environment for people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experience to learn together. We are responsible for fostering a safe and inclusive workplace where questions, concerns and information about diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our ongoing dialogue and development.

Learn more about WRI India’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Click Here

People-centric to the core:

We keep our people at the centre of everything we do - from a welcoming work environment to benefits and a culture that encourages staff to stay healthy, happy, engaged, and growing.

Some of the non-monetary benefits that our staff get: Health benefits: We cover health insurance for you and your loved ones for up to INR 8 lakhs

Term Insurance: Our term insurance policy covers life coverage of 50 lakhs per staff member

Employee Assistance program: Promoting mental well-being and supporting staff in achieving a satisfying work-life balance

Health & Nutrition: Personalized diet recommendation from a certified dietitian based on the physical health condition and lifestyle

Flexible work schedule: Alternative work arrangements for all who are eligible by nature of their job

Learning culture: Workshops and trainings to empower staff, encourage new learning opportunities

Rest and Recharge weeks: We encourage staff to take time off to rest, rejuvenate, upskill, and pursue their interests.

Our leave policy: Avail personal time off at 36 per year, along with public holidays, maternity, paternity, and adoption leaves.

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Equal employment @WRI India

We believe in equal employment, it is our policy to recruit, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to caste, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference, parental status, or disability.

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