Commercial Strategy Manager

  • Anglo American
  • London SW1Y, UK
  • 21/08/2020
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Job Description

Company Description

We’re looking for a Commercial Strategy Manager to Identify and implement commercial value initiatives, ensuring Anglo American Marketing realises the full value from commodity commercial operations.

You’re dedicated, talented and flexible. That’s why you’ll fit in.

Through our Marketing Business, we are able to offer innovative solutions to meet our customers’ specific challenges. This includes physical products, logistics and technical support, as well as pricing and financing solutions. By offering freight services as well as actively managing the entire value chain, we ensure cost effective, reliable product supply and quality, when and where our customers need it. We have created new ways of working, devised more streamlined processes and procedures, and standardised information management systems.

To achieve this, we can count on a passionate group of people with a diverse blend of talents. They are at the heart of everything we do

We need motivated and talented individuals in our marketing function – people who can anticipate market developments, proactively plan sales and marketing activities and make quick decisions. Are you one of them?

This role sits within our Marketing Business Unit at a Band 5 level reporting to the Head of Commercial Strategy

Job Description

As a Commercial Strategy Manager, who excels in thinking and working with conceptual ideas, you will be responsible for;

Strategy Development Support

  • Provide support during strategy reviews; provide research and benchmarking analyses in processes to identifying trends and new opportunities for Marketing BU and commodities
  • Provide support in processes to delivering strategic imperatives, e.g. refining brand value proposition, maintaining pipeline of breakthrough ideas for Marketing BU
  • Initiate researches according to strategic themes, interpret potential implications to Anglo American and Marketing BU, propose action plans
  • Build relationship with commodity teams, generate commercial insight and identify opportunities to support commodities in delivering their commercial priorities

Strategic Project Support

  • Generation of commercial insight and identify growth / improvement opportunities: undertake complex quantitative and qualitative analyses that facilitate the assessment of established commercial approaches and initiatives
  • Lead and/or join the ideation sessions, build the hypothesis and identify ways to validate by working together with the team


  • Superb academic credentials in Business, Economics or similar disciplines, ideally master degree

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • a reasonable amount of experience in a strategy capacity within a large organisation and / or as an advisor from consulting group
  • Solid experience in business planning, business modelling, desktop/external researches, forecasting and analysis
  • Ability to think longer-term and creatively; good in providing interpretive or predictive insights and competent across the range of tools and frameworks of strategic and financial analysis
  • Comfortable with making logical hypothesis by limited information and capable to validate the assumptions by effective means
  • Excellent compelling report writing, and seasoned presentation skills tailored to the specific needs and requirements of the audience

Additional Information

What we offer

When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

Who we are

We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies. As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

How we are committed to your safety

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

Inclusion and Diversity

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of the process