Strategy consulting opportunity with a gym operator

A strategy consulting opportunity with a gym operator is available for the right candidate.

My client, a gym operator is seeking to engage the services of a strategy consultant who can help the organisation on strategy formulation. The gym operator is operating in one of the most challenging industries with falling revenues, the rise of national budget operators, the rise of the pay as you go model, the rise of the health and fitness applications, various bootcamps from personal trainers, falling income, savviness of  consumers etc.

The last 3 years has indeed been very challenging for my client. My client is now seeking to review her strategy with a view to either repositioning herself in the industry or exiting the industry.

The right candidate will be expected to provide a strategic insight into the following:

  • Decline in membership. Is there a pattern or trend?
  • Impact of fitness and health applications on membership. How can these be harnessed in order to improve customer satisfaction? Has the influx of these applications had a “Uber” style effect on membership subscription, attendance and subscription?
  • Services / Products. What services and products can be introduced in order to arrest the decline in membership? Can we really differentiate ourselves by offering customisation? What will be the impact of customisation on our cost profile?
  • Pay as you go model. Is the pay as you go model a viable subscription model?

This will suit a strategy consultant with retail, marketing, health or leisure industry experience. A freshly minted MBA with a strategy bias from a  top business school may also apply.

The engagement is expected to last a period of 9 weeks. Please state the cost of your services for the entire duration of the engagement.


A social media start-up (currently in stealth mode) requires an editor.

A social media start-up (currently in stealth mode) requires an editor.

The mission of the start-up is to be the number one portal in Anglophone Africa. Funding has recently been secured for a launch date of Q2 2014.

The editor will be a key member of the senior management.  Some of the requirements of the role are detailed below:

  • The editor will assist in the overall growth of the web portal.
  • The editor will manage the contents of the portal.
  • The editor will commission columnists to write articles (send out briefs to columnists and set deadline for submission).
  • The editor will be required to generate thought-provoking questions for one of the key services.
  • Must have proven experience.
  • Must have excellent command of English Language – Written and spoken.
  • Must be an excellent communication skills.
  • Must be open-minded and recipient to all views.
  • Must be a sociable person.
  • Must have networking skills.
  • Must be a prolific writer with proven extensive writing experience.
  • Must be a wide reader.
  • Must be an unbiased editor without any political, social, religious agenda to promote.
  • A keen researcher.
  • Must have good project management skills.
  • Must be passionate about related issues.
  • Must have a strong social DNA.
  • Must have basic IT skills.

Job Posting: IT Management Consultant for Swiss private bank

My client, a private bank in Switzerland is seeking someone who can provide strategic advisory services on:

– Application Virtualization
– Cloud Computing
– Cloud Storage
– Outsourcing of end user computing services
– Collaboration Solutions
– Migration to Windows 8, from Windows Vista
– Cloud Security

The ideal candidate must have in depth experience of end user computing services and should hold a recognizable certification in Enterprise Architecture methodologies e.g. Zachmans, DoDAF, TOGAF etc. An MBA may also be an advantage. A management / strategy consulting experience will also be useful.

This role will be remote, and the ideal candidate must be happy to work as a ‘Support Consultant’ to the Lead Consultant, who is already working with the client to gather requirements based on the organization’s strategy, current demand for IT services, future direction and opportunities in the private banking sector and assessing the bank’s readiness for the adoption of the aforementioned solutions.

If you meet this criteria, please send your CV with sample of projects or work you have completed in the last 18 months. Ideally, the preference will be for candidates who have published articles, whitepapers or case studies in the public domain.

The duration of the role is expected to be 240 hours and the rate will range from Euros 125 – 175 per hour, DOE and payable on achievement of critical milestones.

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