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Senior Manager Strategy

Requisition ID:  4349


Why Vistra


At Vistra, we believe our clients’ businesses and people can make a difference in the world. That’s why our work is focused on helping our clients act with confidence and speed to seize opportunity wherever it arises. As a global corporate service provider and fund administrator with more than 5,000 professionals in over 45 jurisdictions, we empower legal entities globally to work smarter, grow faster, act responsibly, protect capital and scale across borders — by doing what we do best: reducing risk and enhancing efficiency.


We support our clients over six sectors: Private Equity, Real Estate, Capital Markets, Corporate, Company Formation and Private Wealth and deliver value across three service lines:


  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Advisory and Transaction Support
  • Finance, Accounting and Administration


We grow when you grow, and we succeed when we work together across boundaries and borders, as one team. So, our promise to our clients is the same to you: working together, we will give you the confidence, the tools and the support to achieve your ambitions and leverage your unique skills — to seize your opportunity and help make a difference in the world.


You can also check out our LinkedIn Life page and our About us page to get a sense of Vistra’s culture and our values.


So, what do you think? If you are excited about working with us and think you can get the job done but not quite sure if you meet all the requirements 100%, we want to encourage you to give it a try OR have an informal chat with one of our Talent Acquisition representatives.   



Our opportunity for you:


We are current recruiting for a Senior Manager - Strategy, reporting to the Chief Strategy & Services Officer the Senior Manager will be part of the Strategy & Services team at Vistra with responsibility for supporting and leading strategic priorities with a view to achieving our ambitious growth plans.


With a principle focus on the Funds Sector, you will work across teams and countries building on the Sector strategy and helping to increase the success rate of initiatives that are expected to drive significant value to the organization.


 You may also be required to use your knowledge to support our other Sectors depending on business needs and priorities.


 It will require an extensive interface with senior stakeholders across the business.


This is an exciting opportunity to work in a lean, fast-paced strategy function that considers how a market is evolving and the part Vistra can play to add most long-term value. We cover a lot of ground and assess strategic opportunities quickly.  Our ethos is start small, grow large; so you will have the opportunity to see your ideas come to fruition over shorter timescales than a traditional 3 or even 5 year strategic plan, surfacing what the market needs, articulating how Vistra can participate and including new markets and new product developments.


 If you have experience in a traditional strategic planning role and would like the opportunity to broaden your experience in an exciting and entrepreneurial environment then please get in touch.


 Key Responsibilities:


This role will require someone who is comfortable in performing different roles, sometimes leading and sometimes influencing others to ensure optimal outcomes are achieved. It will do so by:


Strategy and Competitive Insight


Developing a deep understanding of our business and the markets we operate within including industry analysis and market research; with a specific weighting towards Funds Markets (Close-ended Alternatives, Open-ended Alternatives, Regulated, Mutual & UCITS Funds)

Identity and support execution of key non-organic growth opportunities including partnerships and lift-outs

Improving the way Vistra positions itself through NPS analysis and identifying areas of opportunity/feeding back into functions of the business as appropriate

Responsibility for VInsights Market Intelligence function within the Vistra operating model


Go-To-Market Strategy


Maintain and build on the global Vistra strategic playbook

Identification of and analysis on Vistra’s most commercially viable areas of growth by Funds Sector service and by region

Support positioning of services & propositions in the market to make the most impact with a digital focus

Independent input into (& creation of as appropriate) the narrative relating to Vistra’s most valuable services and propositions in the Funds Sector


Service Development & Strategic Initiatives:


Responsibility for the evolution of Navigator

Identifying and supporting the design and delivery of new Funds services / key profit-enhancing projects within Vistra in accordance with relevant stakeholders across the business

Design and supporting business cases as appropriate

Initial responsibility for planning and acting as sponsor as progression continues

This is a high impact, high visibility role designed to help drive Vistra’s 2025 growth ambition; whilst also playing a part in helping to encourage a culture of forward-thinking and continuous market improvement across the organisation.


Attributes/Technical Skills:

  • Passionate curiosity
  • Ability to quickly assimilate & make sense of broad and deep market information in the Funds Sector; and articulate logical and supported actionable recommendations & conclusions
  • Business and commercial acumen – ability to see the bigger picture; and ‘join the dots’
  • Skilled at making links between or seeing patterns in disparate data sources and / or financial information
  • Ability to interpret business financials & budgets; and able to prepare detailed business cases, including financials
  • Stakeholder influencing often without direct authority
  • Proposition development
  • Online marketing skills including analysis as well as ability to attract an audience
  • Data analysis and financial modelling


Purpose of the Function:                          


The purpose of the VInsights Market Intelligence function is to support and deliver on the where to play agenda with a view to increasing the accuracy of decision making.  With a focus on supporting the businesses most senior leadership team, the function is expected to provide a closeness to the micro and macro landscape that Vistra operates within.


 Primary Audience:  


  • ExCo, Country MDs and Sector Heads


What the Function will be Doing    


The function will be key to driving understanding of all sectors that Vistra operates within as well as opportunities that may be presented by the wider macro environment. It will do so by:


Monitoring developments of key competitors across all 5 sectors in conjunction with other S&S Sector managers

Producing in-depth competitor research as appropriate

Develop and maintain metrics to understand the overall growth of industries

Monitor regulatory changes across the business in line with key services and propositions

Identifying the potential ‘winners of tomorrow’

Specialist research to support key strategic initiatives including; market landscapes for new services and propositions, assessment of new technologies and identification of potential non-organic targets

Ad-hoc requests such as board pack support. Prioritized as appropriate.


The benefit this provides to the business is an understanding of how to differentiate itself, generate new product ideas as well as goes-to-market


 How the Function will be Supported    

The function will be provided with access to relevant content automation tools and also relevant subscriptions to platforms such as PERE and Mint.


It will have a set number of deliverables as outlined in the above, supported by a flow of specialist research as requested by its primary audience.


It will host its updates on an MS teams channel with only key updates posted (financials, acquisitions etc) as well as filing of relevant materials. A dedicated mailbox will be created and feedback will be regularly gained from its primary audience to understand areas for improvement.


 Relevant  Experience:                  

  • Up to 10 years of relevant industry or disciple experience


Education and Professional Qualification:

  • Degree educated or significant industry experience built from operating within similar roles the industry



Join US!


Our promise to our clients is simple: we help them seize opportunity and make a difference in the world. It’s the same to you.


Make a difference — seize your world of opportunity with Vistra!





Boston, US

Department:  Governance Services (D102002)

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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