Controller Strategy Job Description
Job Summary-Controller Controller Strategy Job Description
Work with the other Directors to shape, devise and drive delivery of strategies and policies for a designated domain, maximising value on behalf of the whole organisation.
Key responsibilities and accountabilities- Controller Strategy Job Description
• On behalf of the whole organisation devise the strategy for the domain in partnership with key internal stakeholders and be accountable for supporting the delivery.
• Act as a key interface between internal stakeholders to ensure strategic alignment and a one-organisation approach to
driving forward and delivering the Group’s vision.
• Work closely with senior leaders across the organisation to assist with prioritisation and business
planning within the divisions and help translate plans into detailed initiatives.
• Lead or participate in major strategy projects, line managing project team members for the duration of the project where appropriate.
• Build good external relationships with media organisations.
• Keep abreast of industry trends, competitor activity and performance, and best practice, incorporating new ideas and establishing a high performance culture.
• Provide inspirational leadership and support career development and talent retention.
• Contribute to the wider development and leadership of the division, promoting and
championing collaboration, creativity and diversity.
• Lead by example delivering high performance, and role modelling actions and behaviors ensuring your team understand the importance of their contribution to the organisation mission working collaboratively with others.
• Create a culture and environment for teams to test, develop and innovate ideas, taking smart risks as appropriate.
• Build trust and communication within and between teams, foster open constructive
debate around disruptive ideas and data to raise awareness, and challenge team
assumptions and bias and elicit new insights
• Be inclusive and fair in how you hire, manage, grow, celebrate and reward talent and
everyone in the team feels equally and fairly treated. Diverse perspectives can be voiced and embraced with honesty and respect.
• Be commercially aware, environmentally responsible and results focused for both your performance and that of the function you lead,
• Takes responsibility for developing and providing strategic direction, delivering agreed plans and staying agile and help your team adapt. Holding yourself and your teamaccountable for high performance. Teams feel supported and receive timely, honest and regular feedback
• Act as a leader of the whole organisation ; working collaboratively with others to create, communicate and embed the longer term purpose and strategy for your team, aligning to wider purpose of the organisation. Inspire your team to embrace change by communicating frequently and personally through uncertainty. Actively engage the team to help them be the best they can be.
• Develop, adapt and execute departmental plans in line with strategic plans and direction from Senior Leaders.
• Undertakes a wide range of activities factoring in multiple, diverse considerations,
requiring complex analytics and decision making, interpretative thinking and a solutions focussed approach.
• Typically leading a sub-function/top line department or specialism within a top line
support function. May in some cases lead a smaller organisation support function.
• Ability to apply external sector knowledge, contextualising challenges and changes in
the sector, to understand the relative positioning and strength of the organisation ’s
• In-depth knowledge of how own sub-function/sub-divisional area integrates within the function/division, including how processes and resources interact to help achieve
functional/divisional targets and objectives
• Provides input into functional strategy.
Additional job specific responsibilities and accountabilities
This role will have accountability for the following activities:
• Setting the organisation`s overall group commercial strategy
• Setting the organisation ’s routes to market strategy
• Defining the principles that guide the organisation ’s commercial activities,
including IP and Distribution principles
• Guiding the culture and operations of the organisation to enable it to become a world class organisation
• Setting the principles governing who the organisation ’s key commercial partners are and the organisation’s interactions with them across the Group, informed by the evolving landscape and global competitive environment
• Being involved in high level execution of resulting negotiations, as appropriate,
• Working with other colleagues in Strategy and other divisions to generate and
implement new commercial proposals.
Knowledge, skills, training and experience-Controller Strategy Job Description
• As an expert in their field, they will provide professional leadership and act as role model to their teams and colleagues.
• Adept at managing numerous, diverse senior and executive level stakeholders, often
operating under tight timescales and managing numerous competing priorities.
• Experience of operating at a senior level in the public sector and/or dealing with
• A convincing and persuasive communicator, required to modify beliefs and opinions of teams, as well as senior stakeholders, able to establish effective and collaborative
relations across departments, and external agencies/stakeholders where required.
• Act as the conduit to effective communication and influence down the management
• Possesses a strong understanding of the sector and competitors, and the
relevant in-depth knowledge of current industry trends and issues relating to their
• A deep functional/technical expert with broad and comprehensive understanding of
theories, systems and practices relevant to their functional area.
• Broad and comprehensive understanding of regulatory and contractual
obligations as they pertain to their functional area.
• Extensive experience in managing significant budgets and understanding key financial drivers.