Senior Strategy Consultant

  • Xero
  • San Francisco, US
  • Jul 10, 2024
Strategy

Job Description

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. 

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.


Our Purpose 

At Xero, we’re here to make running a business beautiful. By making small business more efficient every day, connecting them with big business technology and empowering a community behind them, their potential is limitless. When that happens, we’re not only helping small business, we’ll be building a stronger economy that can change the world.
 
How you’ll make an impact

As a Senior Strategy Consultant, you will be part of the Global strategy team responsible for influencing the long term direction of Xero and driving key strategic projects across the Global businesses. You’ll execute and support a broad range of global strategic projects for Xero including market research, competitive intelligence, and understanding customer needs and trends

What you’ll do

- Conduct research and analysis across market, competitors, customer and industries

- Create detailed competitor, market and customer segmentation models

- Build financial models to support new initiatives and growth options

- Support end-to-end delivery of projects: identifying and structuring problems, analyzing root causes, developing solutions, communicating project results, and getting buy-in for change

- Work closely with business experts across product, sales, marketing and education 

- Conduct strategic projects evaluating the performance of current business operations and recommend strategies and tactics to achieve business goals

- Create and deliver high-quality presentations to senior executives

- Support internal and external communications, including CEO-level and investor presentations


Success looks like

- Timely execution of strategy projects and presentation to senior management

- Development of insights and recommendations to support key executive decisions (internal and external)

- Delivery of projects that impact business results


 

Critical Competencies

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills with experience building complex models
  • Strong analytical background with track record of analyzing data from various sources into reports, analyze trends and make fact-based recommendations
  • Strong teamwork and cross-functional team influencing skills
  • Experience and proficiency in meeting and presenting to senior staff
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office and/or G-suite and other analytical tools
  • Management of customer research (online and in person), analyzing results and developing key insights
  • Team-oriented, self-motivated, success-driven, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude

 

Experience

  • BS or higher degree preferably in a quantitative field including Accounting, Economics, Business or Finance
  • Experience in strategy consulting firm or corporate strategy team
  • Preferred: Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Preferred: Familiarity with  SaaS business models, sales and marketing
Why Xero? 
Diversity of people brings diversity of thought, and we like that. Our human-first culture of respect, fairness, and inclusion is what helps Xeros thrive and work and beyond. Offering very generous paid leave to use however you’d like (plus statutory holidays!), dedicated paid leave to care for your physical and mental wellbeing as well as an Employee Assistance Program to access mental health care for you and your family, employee resource groups, wellbeing programming and allowances, medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, fertility and family forming financial support, 401k contribution matching, 26 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregivers, an Employee Share Plan, beautiful offices with snacks and break areas, flexible working, career development and many other benefits that reflect our human value, you’ll do the best work of your life at Xero.