What does a Strategy Manager do?

Strategy managers review and organization to determine strengths, weaknesses, operational effectiveness and opportunities for improvement. They recommend initiatives from internal and external factors that minimize risks and formulate plans to achieve long-term goals. They assess organizational performance and develop achievable goals by implementing processes that improve organizational effectiveness while building a sustainable competitive advantage.

Strategy managers support the development of a long-term organizational strategy. They conduct research and analysis of operational effectiveness, processes, stakeholders and stakeholders. They align department goals and process and resource allocation with the organizational strategy in mind and assess competitors and market trends. They identify threats and opportunities and present their findings, projections, and recommended actions. They monitor and report projects and support and guide senior executives in the decision-making process. Strategy managers need a degree in business or related fields; some employers prefer an MBA.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
4.0 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Strategy Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

£63,963 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £64K
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Strategy Manager Career Path

Learn how to become a Strategy Manager, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Read what Strategy Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Vice President of Strategy
26 Nov 2019

“I had a good experience working with Virpie as a senior consultant and would recommend to others.”

Experience Strategy
9 Dec 2020

“The mentorship program was really strong and I was able to have an opinion on many projects.”

Strategy Manager
18 Feb 2020

“Internal career development is encouraged and there are resources to jump from one function to another if you have the initiative to take advantage.”

Capital OneCapital One
Head of Brand Strategy
17 Oct 2020

“you’re encouraged to really own your own development and the opportunities you see and go after.”

Content Strategy Manager
28 Jun 2021

“I barely ever have to work over my 9 to 5. Work/life balance in my department is amazing.”

Strategy Manager
16 Nov 2021

“Salary for the role was not competent to PM or EM roles at the same level.”

National Life GroupNational Life Group
Strategy Intern
7 Aug 2019

“Life insurance products are complex and I think it would be worthwhile for all interns to learn about what National Life offers.”

360 Agency360 Agency
30 Apr 2021

“They allowed me the freedom to present in templates I felt conveyed the strategy best and truly listened to my counsel”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a strategy manager

When working as a strategy manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Consulting Experience, Excellent Communication, Powerpoint, Statistics and Written Communication.

The most similar professions to strategy manager are:
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Communications Specialist
  • Marketing Manager

The most common qualifications to become a strategy manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.