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Strategy Associate (CEO Office)

ISP Iberia
Madrid, Spain
Date Added: May 2, 2023

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CEO Office Strategy Associate


ISP is one of the fastest growing and largest school groups around the world, with more than 70 schools present in 25 countries. We are looking for a talented individual to join the CEO Office and be part of our exciting mission to deliver a transformative education to our students, giving them the best life opportunities and contributing to a better word.


The CEO office’s mission is to support the Group CEO in the Group Strategy and any related high-priority special project. The Associate will report to the Head of CEO Office. This is a rare opportunity to see every aspect of a fast-growing company at the CEO level.


How will you contribute to our transformative mission ?


Your main responsibilities include:

(i)                  Group Strategy:

  • Support the Head of CEO Office in developing, updating, contributing, or reviewing high-impact strategy presentations for internal (e.g. ExCo, Senior Managing Team, etc.) or external purposes (e.g. Board, schools’ vendors, etc.) to ensure the successful execution of our mission and vision.
    • Support the Divisional CEOs and Regional Managing Directors in the preparation of monthly reports to track their progress vs. strategy and financial budget, before submitted to Board. 
    • Support the Head of CEO Office in ensuring timely completion, seamless coordination, and high-quality and reliable deliverables for all Board-related presentations.
    • Support the Head of CEO Office in tracking the progress on the strategic initiatives (e.g. EdTech, ESG), including review of cross-functional KPI dashboard, and coordinate reporting to Group CEO and rest of the Board.
    • Support the Head of CEO Office in coordinating the update of the M&A pipeline progress with Investment & Partnership and M&A teams, ensuring the Group CEO and the Board has up-to-date information.


(ii)               School Strategic Reviews:

  • Coordinate the market study on +30 schools annually led by a strategy consulting firm.
  • Progressively become the central point of contact to make sure the process is well organised internally with divisional teams across 8 regions (timeline, requirements, etc.).


What we expect you are and you have:

  • 2-3 years' experience in a leading management consulting firm or Investment Banking.
  • Strong interest in the education sector, and strong desire to learn and make a positive impact.
  • Proven organisational skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work in autonomy and adjust to changes.
  • Solid MS Excel (Advanced) and PowerPoint skills.
  • Detail-oriented, collaborative, and team player.
  • Excellent English communication skill. Oral communication and written reports will be in English.
  • Ability to synthesize messages for top management. You display and expect clarity in ideas, plans and actions.
  • Preferably based in Madrid or will travel regularly to Madrid.


In return, we offer you…

  • Individual Development: grow up surrounded by inspiring & experienced leaders driven to make a genuine impact by empowering children and schools globally.
  • Meaningful mission: work with teams around to world to transform people lives at scale and create a better society.
  • Flexible working & attractive remuneration: flexibility to work remotely or hybrid, and attractive remuneration package.

ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.
















Pour entretien:

  • Proven ability to quickly learn new things.
  • Proven success in project coordination and reporting.
  • Proven track record of effectively interacting with senior stakeholders on cross-functional projects.


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