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Senior Manager - Group Strategy

  • Job ID: 007910
  • Location: Leeds, UK, LS1 8EQ
  • Job type: Permanent - Full Time
  • Salary: Up to £90,000 based on experience plus bonus and benefits

Senior Manager Group Strategy

Join our Strategy team at YBS and play a key role in shaping our strategic direction. As a Senior Manager Group Strategy, you’ll have a significant impact on our future success.


About the role

The Senior Manager Group Strategy will play a key role in defining YBS’s strategic direction. This position will be involved in shaping both short-term and long-term horizons, with consideration for immediate impact. As a senior influencer, you’ll work closely with the Director of Group Strategy, Executive Committee (Exco) and Board to ensure YBS remains agile, responsive, and forward-thinking. Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead strategic initiatives by identifying organisational priorities in line with our Corporate Strategy, collaborating with ExCo and Senior LT,

  • Shape our long-term strategy by analysing emerging trends and external market changes for the Society

  • Drive strategic planning, through insight analysis and engaging with key stakeholders in strategic discussions

  • Align departmental plans to YBS’s overarching strategy and corporate objectives

  • Conduct strategic reviews, bringing your recommendations to Exco and SLT


About you

We are looking for an experienced strategy professional who has worked in a similar industry and has an understanding of working in a regulated environment.

As a Senior Manager in our Strategy team, you’ll collaborate with stakeholders across the organization, including C-suite and Board members therefore, effective communication and strong presentation skills are essential.

The successful candidate must be a critical thinker who can analyse data, solve complex problems, and provide strategic recommendations based on a wide range of insights.


About us

At YBS we don’t have shareholders, we have members. We care about people and that includes you. So here, you’ll be respected for who you are, you’ll be able to bring your whole self to work, and you’ll have everything you need to build a long and rewarding career.

Flexibility. We offer a range of flexible working options without unsocial hours, which can help you find a healthy work-life balance. Whether it’s finishing early for an appointment or fitting your studies and hobbies in around your working hours, we can help make it work for you.

Development. We want you to feel challenged here. Whatever your ambitions, we’re committed to helping you develop your skills and move ahead in your career journey. From day one, we’ll set you up for success with a brilliant induction and full training plan, all designed to get you up to speed quickly.

Inclusivity. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and able to be themselves. If you’ll go the extra mile to help our members, you’ll fit right in and feel you belong here.


About our Benefits

We offer lots of fantastic rewards that you can make the most of in and out of work, including:

  • Holiday. You’ll get 25 days plus Bank Holidays, as well as the option to buy up to a further 5 days.

  • Bonus. At YBS we work collaboratively and share in our success together, so when we reach our goals were all rewarded with an on target bonus of 7% of eligible pay (with the opportunity to earn up to a maximum 15%).

  • Pension. We know how important it is to save towards the future, that’s why we’ll contribute up 11% into your YBS pension.

  • Healthcare. Health and wellbeing are an important part of life at YBS, when you join us you’ll have access to a range of health benefits to suit your life including private medical insurance, dental and healthcare plans.

  • My Benefits. When you join YBS you’ll have access to our self-service benefits portal, where you can access a range of retail, hospitality and health discounts,


Ready to apply?

If you’re excited about this role and want to be part of the YBS team, click apply now to send us your application.


Want more information?

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Jess Wilkinson on jewilkinson@ybs.co.uk



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