Strategy Director


About the job

Future Foundry is a growth incubator giving big companies a superpower - the ability to accelerate, de-risk and systematise the development of breakthrough products and services by using the discovery and validation methods of Silicon Valley.

Over the last three years, we've launched 100+ ventures, unlocked $15bn in growth and generated a 300x ROI for clients like Hilton, Walgreens, Experian, Reckitt and Microsoft. The key to this success is our Velocity™ method that distils decades' worth of venture-building expertise into a systematic, scalable and repeatable approach. We're now adding to the team with our next Venture Builder hire.

Our ideal candidate is authentic with colleagues, restless to drive their clients' businesses forward, radical in terms of their approach to their work, giving with their time and expertise, and thoughtful in their communication.

The candidate should possess a deep understanding of developing and rigorously testing new value propositions and business models. As an adept problem solver, they must effectively manage multiple initiatives, clients, and projects, employing design thinking, lean startup and agile methodologies to drive client success.

This position is uniquely suited for individuals who excel in fast-paced environments and are committed to ongoing learning. At Future Foundry, we invest in and nurture top talent, offering unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional development.

Role Overview:

  • Lead client engagements, planning and managing shared resources from design, technology and research disciplines to deliver client programmes on time and within budget
  • Build on market research and customer insight to make data-driven decisions, designing business models, product and service propositions which unlock growth
  • Design and coordinate experiments which determine the desirability, feasibility and viability of potential solutions
  • Facilitate internal and external workshops, transforming outputs into strategic insight and actionable outcomes
  • Create and deliver compelling narratives and presentations to bring programme deliverables and business cases to life
  • Build and nurture client and stakeholder relationships and achieve internal benchmarks for client satisfaction


  • Extensive experience in management consulting or inside a corporate innovation unit
  • Expertise in design thinking, lean startup, agile, financial modelling, user research, UI/UX design and technology architectures.
  • Strong communication skills, adept project management abilities, and comfort in navigating ambiguous environments.

Core Competencies:

  • Multidisciplinary expertise in design thinking, lean startup and agile.
  • Exceptional presentation skills, proactive leadership, and collaborative spirit.
  • Adaptability, strong problem-solving abilities, and capacity to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced setting.

Working Conditions:

Remote role based in the UK with occasional requirements for domestic travel.


£80,000 - £90,000


  • Comprehensive health cover (including dental, optical and mental health care)
  • Group pension – 3% contribution scheme
  • Development fund – for training, conferences and learning
  • Flexible & remote working – working predominantly at home with the occasional trip to client or co-working space with colleagues
  • Enhanced annual leave – 20 days, your birthday off and a 2-week shutdown at Christmas

We appreciate all applications, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Early submissions are advised as reviews are ongoing.

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