Strategy Planning Manager

Posted 08 May 2024
Business Area Admin

Job description

Role Summary

The role is responsible for aiding the development of and implementing strategic plans aligned with company goals. Report to the Director of Strategy, you will be a self-starter with the ability to use one’s own initiative and possess first class communication skills to ensure collaboration to ensure deadlines are met.   


Key duties and responsibilities; 

  •           Support the planning, long-term development, and effective delivery of Hays Travel’s strategic ambitions. 
  •           Provide high-level analysis and critical questioning to identify strategic issues. 
  •           Collaborate with the extended Senior Leadership Team, co-ordinating cross-functional teams to harness Hays Travel’s scale, knowledge, and achieve                      collective impact and alignment to the overall business objectives. 
  •           Oversee the short-term Strategy Initiatives, ensuring effective evaluation, research, challenge and engagement. 
  •           Identify strategic issues and opportunities influencing business growth and profitability.  
  •           Liaison with project support specialist to ensure alignment.   


Skills Required

  •           Extensive business knowledge and a strong understanding of the travel industry (preferred). 
  •           Previous similar experience. 
  •           Excellent organisational skills with a proven ability to drive strategic ideas efficiently and effectively. 
  •           Proficient using office software 
  •           Excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills. 
  •           Organisational Abilities: Strong organisational skills to align processes and resources effectively 


About Hays Travel 

As the UK’s largest independent travel agency, Hays Travel specialises in providing good value, quality holidays alongside excellent customer service. We work with all leading suppliers and can package holidays that include hotels, flights, cruises, tours, attraction tickets, and more. We have over 470 Branches throughout the UK and our Head Office based in Sunderland, is home to tour operator teams, finance, marketing, people/HR and IT, plus many more. We have been operating for over 40 years, and continue to grow each year. 


Our values 

Our SMILE values are embedded in to our company and ensure our teams work strongly together. You and all of our colleagues will ensure that the Hays Travel values are demonstrated at all times. 

  • Supportive 
  • Motivational 
  • Innovative 
  • Loyal 
  • Excellent 


What it’s like to work for us? 

Whichever location or department you work in, our people are always at the heart of everything we do. We offer a range of training programmes to help you progress personally and professionally, as we know the benefits of promoting and rewarding our hardworking colleagues are extremely important. 

Of course, it's not all about work. We’re very sociable and there are always lots of team nights-out and company parties. Plus, there are opportunities to travel abroad on educational trips, and you can also take advantage of our colleague discount when booking your own holidays. 


Hays Travel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all colleagues. As an accredited employer provider of apprenticeships, we undertake basic checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure the safety of our apprentices for relevant roles.