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Elsevier’s Education division is the market leader in educational materials, both books and e-learning solutions, focused on Nursing & Health professionals. We are seeking an exceptional Strategy Manager, to provide data driven, actionable insights to allow for optimization of our management decision making, our corporate and sales strategy as well our pricing and business model strategies.


The successful candidate will join a company that operates in a market that is facing rapid changes in both customer demand and technologies. Our traditional books business is facing a strong increase in competition from the used and rental books markets. And in general the education world is experiencing a shift away from traditional content based teaching towards online, interactive learning solutions, including simulations and gaming. Elsevier leads the way in the Nursing & Health education market, and as a key member of the strategy team, you will have the opportunity to make a big impact.


Our culture is about passion for education and health. You will work in an energetic, highly talented team that has continuous senior management level attention. You will be based within our St. Louis, and report directly into the Head of Strategy.

The opportunity


The NHE organization is looking for a strong analytical resource that is a thought leader and strategic thinker.  Key responsibilities include:


 Strategy development  

  • Help drive the strategic agenda for NHE

  • Work closely with the business to drive the understanding of changing user and customer needs and competitor developments

  • Prepare strategy presentations for executive leadership 

  • Initiate strategic deep-dives on new market and product developments

  • Develop key financial models to assess impact of new product development

  • Build and own models to track progress of key strategic initiatives across business

Driving Strategic projects

  • Identify and lead strategic projects across the business, working directly with product, platform, and commercial teams, in such areas as:

    • Accelerated growth strategies

    • New product/offering development

    • New business models

M&A activities

  • Help drive M&A activities, including scanning the market, establishing target lists, summarizing key targets fit with the business strategy, estimating target size and market size/growth

  • Work with Elsevier Business Development team on the deal process; own commercial due diligence and overall planning.

What you should bring

  • High level of energy, professionalism and trust, a leader by example with a “Can Do” attitude

  • Ability to manage strategy projects from start to finish: from work plan to recommendations

  • Creative and pragmatic problem-solving skills

  • Excellent analytical skills – ability to apply objectivity and rigor to problem solving

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills with dedication to developing lasting partnerships

  • Strong leadership skills, able to work independently and set pace and direction for goals and objectives

  • Financial acumen: able to link strategy to finance and commercial performance

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to synthesize findings clearly and present on executive level

  • Exceptional quantitative skills, e.g., ability to perform statistical analyses of complex datasets

  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial approach

  • Must be able to travel (~30% of time) 

  • Excellent university degree and preferably an advanced degree (MBA) from a top 20 school

  • Minimum of 2+ years’ strategy experience, including at least 2 years with a top-tier strategy consulting firm


  • Work Style

    • Passion for digging into data to identify critical outcomes
    • Drive, enthusiasm and relentless positivity
    • Proactive, results-driven self-starter
    • Creative/innovative thinker with a pragmatic mind set
    • Team player

What we offer

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Elsevier’s benefits are very competitive and we are open to provide more information during the first interview to have an idea of what you can expect when joining Elsevier.

Elsevier is the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, tools and resources. A global company based in Amsterdam, Elsevier partners with scientists, researchers, healthcare providers, educators and decision-makers in academic institutions, governments and corporations to help them find, evaluate and use information. Our breadth of content is unparalleled, spanning virtually every STM field in the world and includes such distinguished brands as Gray's Anatomy, The Lancet and Cell. Using innovative technology, we deliver our content through tools that help our customers be more productive and successful in their work. ScienceDirect delivers the worlds' leading journals electronically to over 11 million readers in 200 countries. And physicians in 95 percent of teaching hospitals rely on ClinicalKey to get critical information that can save lives. Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.


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