Senior Manager, Strategy Consulting

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Ovative Group is one of the only firms in the country uniting strategy, media, and measurement under one roof to drive enterprise results. Our teams work together to drive business impact for clients such as General Mills, United Healthcare, Lane Bryant, Facebook, and more. Recognized four consecutive years on Star Tribune’s list of Top 150 Workplaces and the past two years on Inc.5000’s list of the fastest growing private companies in America, we pride ourselves in always overdelivering for our clients, our teams, and our communities.

In this role you will serve as a key member of the rapidly growing Strategy Consulting team, responsible for leading a team to deliver on customer, digital marketing, and measurement focused projects for clients. In addition, you will work with Ovative leadership to further define our product offering / face to the market as well as manage / mentor junior members of the team. The Manager / Sr. Manager will play an important role in the Strategy Consulting growth expectations bringing scale and expanded e-commerce, digital marketing, and customer strategy expertise.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Manage consulting projects by identifying workplans, workstreams, and deliverables; Deliver on project plans in-partnership with clients / leadership
  • Lead work in-service of project deliverables including analytics, primary / secondary research, problem-solving, workshops etc.
  • Oversee client relationship management, assessing and guiding day-to-day and strategic communications
  • Work with leadership to review services, identifying areas for improvement and altering strategies and scope
  • Provide business development support, assisting with strategy development and liaising with prospective clients to refine scopes of work
  • Manage junior Strategy Consulting team members, providing training, guidance, and performance evaluations

Role Requirements:

  • 5-7 years (or 2-3 years + MBA) of experience working with clients (internal or external) to solve challenging problems
  • Experience at a management consulting firm or on a corporate strategy team for a large Fortune 500 company
  • Experience in e-commerce, digital marketing, CRM, customer strategy or other marketing discipline preferred, but not required.
  • Proven structured thinking and problem-solving skills helping teams, peers, and clients to develop clear and actionable strategies / solutions
  • Strong analytics skillset with past experiences managing large financial, customer, or industry datasets to inform strategy / solution outputs
  • Excellent communication skills (i.e., oral, written, and PowerPoint deliverables)
  • Experience managing project teams including structuring work, overseeing workstreams, liaising with clients and mentoring junior team members preferred, but not required
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with an ability to manage and thrive in ambiguous environments

Benefits of working at Ovative Group:

We provide strong, competitive, holistic benefits that understand the importance of your life inside and out of work


Culture matters and we’ve been recognized as a Top Workplace three-years running because of it. We demand trust and transparency from each other. We believe in doing the hard and complicated work others put off. We’re open in communication and floor plan. We’re flat – our interns sit next to VPs, our analysts work closely with senior leaders, and our CEO interacts with every single person daily. Put together, these elements help foster an environment where smart people can support each other in performing to their highest potential.

Compensation and insurance:

We strive to hire and retain the best talent in the Twin Cities. Paying fair, competitive compensation, with a large bonus incentive, and phenomenal health insurance is an important part of this mix. We’re rewarded fairly and when the company performs well, we all benefit.

Tangible amenities we enjoy:

  • Flexible paid vacation policy
  • 401k match program
  • Free parking and on-site fitness center with locker rooms
  • Sabbatical program
  • Charitable giving via our time and a financial match program
  • Shenanigan’s day

Working at Ovative won’t be easy, but if you like getting your hands dirty, driving results, and being surrounded by the best talent, it’ll be the most rewarding job you’ll ever have. If you think you can make us better, we want to hear from you!

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