Manager - Quantum - Growth & Innovation

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Sia Partners

London, United Kingdom
Full Time
2mo ago

Company Description

Sia Partners is a specialist Management Consulting firm which was initially established in Paris, France in 1999 and has grown into a global firm with over 2,000 employees and annual revenue exceeding $300m. Our culture is strongly orientated towards high-quality expertise and delivering excellent results and outcomes for our clients, which include a wide range of multinational companies. Testament to its success, Sia Partners has shown double-digit growth every year since inception.

Sia Partners is a pioneer of Consulting 4.0, putting us at the forefront of the technology revolution, deploying augmented Consultants capable of leveraging emerging digital technology to enhance and improve their cognitive reasoning, analysis and planning. Supported by Augmented & Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Data Science we empower our clients to make the right decisions at the right time for the right reasons. 

With our consultants representing over 40 nationalities, we are a highly diverse team spread across more than 30 offices in 17 countries. However, using innovative technologies such as our own in-house apps, social networks, and digital tools, we provide a truly integrated global service.

Sia Partners is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity, inclusion and employee well-being. Our diversity and inclusion networks (local and global) contribute to a pipeline of initiatives to enhance employee quality of life and foster a caring environment to work in. Employees are encouraged to contribute to these initiatives and drive positive change in the organisation across 5 pillars: [email protected], LGBTQ+, Multi-Ethnic, Well-being and Environment.

Job Description

The Growth & Innovation practice at Sia Partners UK works with FTSE100, Fortune 500 and European equivalent companies to help them develop, create and deliver exciting new businesses that can generate significant revenues and tap new markets. In the past ten years, we have built over 100 new ventures and businesses in telecoms, media and technology, utilities, consumer goods, manufacturing, industrial, defence, pharma, financial services and retail.

We help our clients develop and deliver new customer propositions and ventures that gain early momentum, rapid market traction and drive new revenues. Starting with just a theme or an idea, we help our clients through each stage of the process – including market analysis, idea generation, proposition development, business cases, proof of concepts and launch to market.

The team is made up of corporate entrepreneurs; each of us has a strong mix of corporate, consulting and entrepreneurial experience and a significant track record in successful new business launches for blue chip companies.

As part of our Growth & Innovation work, we have established Sia Partners’ Quantum Lab to support our clients with the adoption and commercialisation of this technology.

As a Quantum Manager, you will be responsible for…

  • Leading the delivery of projects, mainly on helping clients adopt Quantum in their organisations, help identify new use cases for Quantum technologies, and help technology providers commercialise their Quantum solutions
  • Supporting business development activities by working with Sia Partners’ Data Science team and our ecosystem of Quantum partners to develop proposals for Quantum-related opportunities and sell Quantum products;
  • Building up the Quantum Lab capability to support Quantum commercialisation activities across all Sia offices;
  • Recognising opportunities for Sia Partners to expand their Quantum offering to existing clients;
  • Building and maintaining your own external professional peer networks, in particular focused on Quantum capability;
  • Leading on Quantum thought leadership, working on blogs and the development of Sia Partners ‘assets’ including methodology and tools;
  • Supporting Quantum marketing campaigns and overall external positioning of Sia Partners across social networks;
  • Facilitating own learning and Quantum subject matter knowledge whilst supporting the team to further develop their knowledge on the topic;
  • Working closely with other teams within Sia Partners to share information and help them understand how Quantum could be relevant to their clients;
  • Working on other Growth & Innovation projects if and when required;
  • Coaching and mentoring junior colleagues’ performance and development;

Qualifications

We are looking for people with the following attributes:

  • Experience in delivering Quantum projects; this could include building new products based on Quantum technology, identifying use cases for Quantum, or similar projects.
  • Deep understanding of Quantum technologies, their specifications and applications, and the theory behind it.
  • Experienced in leading projects or complex workstreams.
  • Demonstrable track record of both analytical and commercial thinking.
  • Passionate about building businesses that are creative and imaginative whilst being commercially viable in the marketplace.
  • You have helped build compelling business cases which articulate customer propositions, explain the market opportunity and are supported with a robust financial case that can stand up to an investment committee.
  • You are a strategic thinker and possess a solid consulting toolkit with polished communication skills and the ability to present compellingly to senior and director level clients.
  • You are a proven growth professional and have lead teams and clients to identify and deliver new areas of growth in major organisations, growth consultancies or venture/innovation companies.
  • Strong academics and being multi lingual is an ideal requirement.
  • Experience of operating in a blue-chip corporate or consulting environment and an entrepreneurial spirit, personal initiative, drive and energy.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (2:1) or international equivalent.
  • An advanced business degree (e.g. MS, MBA) is nice to have.

Additional Information

You can expect…

  • A diverse and supportive atmosphere, where innovation and initiative are encouraged;
  • A commitment to diversity, inclusion and employee well-being;
  • Opportunities to flex your intellectual and creative muscles;
  • Welcoming, friendly and professional colleagues;
  • A personal development plan with clear goals for advancement;
  • A meritocratic approach to promotion that rewards those who exceed expectations;
  • A competitive salary, in line with the market and your peers;
  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • A performance-related bonus;
  • Health, life, dental and travel insurance;
  • An employer-matched contribution pension scheme;
  • 25 days holiday per year, plus Bank Holidays.

Sia Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, remuneration, or discipline, are based solely on performance, competence, conduct, or business needs. 

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