Synonyms of strategist
schemerIf you refer to someone as a schemer, you mean that they make secret plans in order to get some benefit for themselves.
• She is a schemer, my wee sister.
plotterintriguerconniverMachiavelliwangler (informal)slyboots (informal)wheeler-dealer (informal)
tacticianIf you say that someone is a good tactician, you mean that they are skilful at choosing the best methods in order to achieve what they want.
• He is an extremely astute political tactician.
Thesaurus for strategist from the Collins English Thesaurus