Russian Speaking Operations and Project Manager (Business Orchestrator), London

Horizon Strategy

Full Time
  • London, UK
  • Post Date: September 27, 2020
  • Apply Before: December 24, 2020
  • Posted by Direct Employer
Job Description

About Horizon Strategy

We are a consultancy whose mission is to reinvent and democratise strategic advice

We combine the power of rigorous research, design thinking and strategic approach. This enables us to achieve a balance of a deeper customer understanding with the new commercial reality

We focus on four strategic objectives as this allows us to provide our clients with the most effective and actionable advice:

  • HUMANISE – Strategic Human Insights
  • CONNECT – Experience Strategy and Design
  • COMMERCIALISE – Product and Go-To-Market Strategy
  • COMMUNICATE – Marketing Activation Strategy

Horizon’s Core Beliefs:

  • INTRINSIC INTEGRITY – we only employ those who have it and value it above all else
  • HONEST CHALLENGE – we believe in giving our clients the best solutions, even if it means telling them that they need to change course
  • GENUINE CURIOSITY – explore the world with a fresh pair of eyes and never stop asking why things are the way they are
  • PURPOSEFUL EXCELLENCE – We are pathologically unable to settle for the lowest common denominator and always strive for the highest quality possible
  • DISCIPLINED CREATIVITY – We believe that following a process and being disciplined empowers you to be both creative and efficient

About the role:

This is a linchpin position for Horizon Strategy. This role is unique in that it will have a significant impact on the business. It is a dual role that covers business and project operations. It is for someone who is a go-getter and is looking to constantly improve the practices, processes, and structures of the business. This role will be reporting directly to the C-suite and will be based in London

Responsibilities & deliverables:

50% Business Operations, 50% Project Management

Business Operations:

  • Expenses/invoice management
  • Xero expense reconciliation
  • Diary management
  • Office management
  • Flights and travel
  • Database management (suppliers, partners, clients)
  • PA assistance to the two founders (calendar management, expenses)

Project Management (including fieldwork and financial project management):

  • Client interaction, especially in relation to the smooth fieldwork management
  • Supplier management including
  • Quality control of recruitment
  • Auditing and improvement of supplier database
  • Research input including
  • Recruitment screeners
  • Discussion guide assistance
  • Transcription of research findings
  • Research/project logistics including
  • Selection and preparation of virtual and agile research environments
  • Physical venue booking
  • Incentives management
  • Financial project management:
  • Time and cost management against planners
  • Financial reporting (Xero)
  • Knowledge on project management software (Asana) a plus

Essential capabilities required:

  • 5+ years of experience in research agencies or consulting
  • Experience in managing multiple projects and their respective research components simultaneously
  • Experience in business operations management including elements of accounting
  • Experience of executive support function
  • Absolute fluency in spoken and written English is a must
  • Educated to college (Bachelor) degree level or equivalent
  • Advanced PowerPoint, Excel and Word skills are essential

Attitude factors sought

  • Ability to work under pressure, manage several tasks simultaneously and respond quickly to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Exceptional organisational skills and ability to organise others
  • Uncommon attention to detail
  • Positive, ‘can do’ attitude, willing to come forward with ideas and suggestions for improvement
  • Proactive attitude and a maturity to know how to balance what often seem like conflicting priorities
  • Co­operative/good communicating skills/ability to interact at all levels
  • Takes pride in producing the best outputs possible
  • Fluency in any one of the following languages is a benefit: German, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, French

Working Relationships:


  • Clients, fieldwork suppliers, vendors


  • Work with all levels of the company
  • Build up good working relationships with all members of the core and extended team

Timings and package:

Full-time or part-time (3 days/week min)

The financial package is competitive and dependent on the level of experience. It consists of:

  • Competitive base salary (£32,000+)
  • Profit share scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Flexible working from home policy
  • 20+ holidays p.a. (in addition to bank holidays)
  • Health benefits
  • Additional perks

We are expecting a start ideally between October-November 2020

Job Details

Seniority Level



  • Management Consulting
  • Market Research

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Project Management