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Strategy Manager

multiple locations +view all Job No. r00157301 Full-time

Job Description

  • Design, deliver and implement impactful, large-scale and strategic consulting programs, at the highest levels, across the suite of YSC’s Leadership Strategy Services: Board Effectiveness, CEO Succession Planning, Culture Change, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Executive Assessment, Advisory Coaching, Identifying and Developing Potential, and Team Development.
  • Consistently model and deliver senior-most leadership consulting offerings to CEOs, C-Suite leadership teams, boards, chairs and other senior-level leaders, credibly and at differentiated margin.
  • Develop and maintain a high caliber network of senior-level contacts throughout the region/market to enable the creation of significant business opportunities.
  • Be a trusted and confidential advisor to leaders; build deep, insightful relationships with C-suite leaders and their teams; support their success and help them create impactful cultures.
  • Deliver high quality work to support client’s business strategy and improve commercial outcomes, and demonstrate mastery of the commercial, contextual, and behavioural levers of value creation.
  • Contextualize leadership insights into cultural and commercial drivers for client stakeholders to build their understanding of how leadership impacts outcomes and attainment of business strategy.
  • Manage and coordinate client team and/or portfolios: upskill teams, set up and cultivate local client relationships, create operational structures to service clients with high level of professionalism.
  • Pilot new intellectual property within client systems to support our Content Team and ensure we are keeping up with best practices.
  • Manage a portfolio of clients, leading typically one to two large clients, including but not limited to: growing the client account by drafting strategic client growth plans, driving active and intentional growth within the client, selling across all of YSC’s offerings, focusing on the top-of-house.
  • Serve as a role model for others to build a positive and inclusive culture.


  • A Master’s degree or above in psychology, behavioral science or a related field, or equivalent levels of skill and knowledge. Candidates with significant experience without post-graduate credentials will absolutely be considered.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ demonstratable experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Extensive experience working with C-suite leaders and Board; supporting top teams in major industries.
    • Leadership/Executive Coaching and Advisory; developing leaders and high-performing teams.
    • Deep psychological assessment of senior leaders and executives.
    • Organizational consulting, effectiveness, and design expertise.
    • Workshop design and facilitation - both in-person and virtual.
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy, services, and/or training.
  • Significant client management and/or business development experience. A track record of developing new business, building networks, and forming strategic, lasting relationships with the C-suite executives and Board members.
  • A consulting mindset: able to develop insights and spot opportunities to add value for clients, generate innovative solutions making use of YSC’s IP; and drive outcomes in response to client needs.
  • Confidence using data, analytics, and technology alongside experience-based intuition; comfort using both quantitative and qualitative data to develop insights and drive demonstrable results for clients.
  • Experienced as a line manager: inspiring others to create seamless, high-touch client experiences and developing your team’s confidence, capabilities and credibility.
  • Able to build trust and understanding; maintain strict confidential support across all stakeholders.  
  • Comfortable working with ambiguity; must be able to operate in a fast-paced, matrixed environment with tight turnaround times when necessary.
  • A desire to be a part of, and contribute to, collaborative and inclusive teams; having a global mindset to operate as part of a truly global team.
  • Believe and model YSC’s core values – impact, sustainability, flexibility, relationships, and character.


Beijing, Shanghai

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