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Sydney-based Strategy & Operations Manager

Sydney-based Strategy & Operations Manager

Our client operates in every major city across Australia, and they are looking for a Strategy & Operations Manager to join their team. 

They’re looking for someone to bring a strategic and analytical approach to managing their organisation’s resources and operations. You will be responsible for creating and implementing strategies that improve their internal and external positioning, as well as working with partners and stakeholders to maximize partnerships and increase business. 

They’re a small team and they work hard to support one another. Because of this, we are looking for someone who can demonstrate flexibility and a willingness to get stuck in. The ideal candidate is someone who has worked as a management consultant for about 3+ years (consultant level), has an interest in working in property, and loves to solve problems with a small team. 

They are looking for someone who will not only help grow the business, but also implement the changes needed to achieve their business goals. As Strategy & Operations Manager, your key responsibilities include;  

  • Developing a 3-year strategic plan with associated financial forecasts that support the business objectives and future investment.  
  • Measure, monitor, and improve operational performance. 
  • Define operational processes and use data and insights to identify opportunities to improve performance and drive higher levels of customer satisfaction. 
  • Work with product and technology team to improve the customer experience based on insights and existing processes. 
  • Responsible for expanding how our customers interact with us, you will analyse competitors, and market share, and look for ways to differentiate and improve our strategic position. 
  • Work closely with sales, service, and support to ensure that we have a seamless experience for all of our customers.  
  • Responsible for creating performance metrics for the business. The company will use these metrics to help identify opportunities for improvement their processes. 
  • Grow the business by developing partnerships with providers and distribution channels to ensure that the company delivers the highest possible value to customers. 

If you would like to apply for this position, please follow the links or email amy@oaktreetalent.com for further details.  

Sydney-based Strategy & Operations Manager

This Sydney-based Strategy & Operations Manager which is Exclusive to Oaktree will take home an annual income of $120,000 – $130,000 Base + Super.

If you would like to apply for this position, please follow the links or email amy@oaktreetalent.com for further details or drop your CV below.

#strategy #startup #oaktreetalent

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    Sydney-based Business Strategy Specialist

    Sydney-based Business Strategy Specialist

    This is an opportunity to join an innovative company that is dedicated to building the infrastructure that will enable the next generation of technology in Australia. This role is a Sydney-based Business Strategy Specialist.

    The strategy team’s mission is to help define, develop, and execute the long-term strategy of the company. Having an awareness of both external factors and internal capabilities to assess the industry, competitors, customers, and other factors and deliver on the strategy. The position will execute strategic projects across the breadth of projects and areas of the business.

    The client requires a Strategy Specialist who will be responsible for performing business analysis and data management tasks to help drive their businesses forward. You will work closely with our client’s leadership team and other departments to develop and implement strategies that will deliver actionable insights, increase profitability, and streamline operations.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Understand the long-term market opportunity, ongoing developing and monitoring of the industry and competitive dynamics, customers, and other external factors to assess how they cascade into the business strategy.
    • You will support the company by providing ad-hoc strategic guidance and structured thinking in relation to selected business initiatives, challenges and opportunities.
    • You will provide input into the development of frameworks consistent with the company’s broader strategic objectives to support the operating model.
    • You will be responsible for designing, implementing and continuously improving processes, products and systems to optimise performance.
    • Achieve the delivery of the business’s defined strategy objectives within parameters and agreed budget.


    • Experience in strategy consulting is a must with at least 2 years experience (ideally top-tier consulting firm such as McKinsey, Bain or well-known strategy consulting firms)
    • Experience in a strategy-related function, focused on developing analysis to support advice on key strategic issues
    • Relevant tertiary experience (e.g. Commercial/ Business Management/ Engineering/ Finance)
    • Strong verbal and written skills
    • Ability to deliver structured thinking in a variety of contexts
    • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to multitask and navigate competing priorities while persuading Business Units to actively engage

    This Sydney-based Business Strategy Specialist which is Exclusive to Oaktree will take home an annual income of $110,000 – $120,000 Base + Super + Bonus.

    Sydney-based Business Strategy Specialist

    If you do not want to be in the same job next year and you are ready for the change, then please reach out to us or drop your CV below.

    #strategy #oaktreetalent

    If you would also like to checkout other jobs that we are currently sourcing for, you can check it here.

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      Partner Track | Melbourne Strategy Consulting

      Partner Track | Melbourne Strategy Consulting

      The path to achieving your goals in consulting is clear: join one of the top tier strategy consulting firms, be firm in doing the Partner Track in Strategy Consulting and you’ll be set up for success. No matter if you progress all the way to Partner or decide to pursue a role in industry after reaching Manager level, you’ll leave with invaluable experience that will set you apart from the competition. 

      If you are motivated by the prospect of earning a lot of money, it is probably very attractive to go down the Partner track. 

      Partner Track | Melbourne Strategy Consulting

      However, in my experience, many MBB consultants simply do not want to take this route. These high achievers realize that going from being a very smart adviser to an all singing, all dancing sales person with the pressure of huge sales expectations on their head is a very different kettle of fish. 

      For those who do manage to achieve partner status, the rewards are quite substantial. Although the exact formula for determining how much partners are paid is kept quite secret, the salary range is somewhere between $500k – $5m+.

      As you continue to grow with the company, your current position and work will make your salary grow accordingly.
      An associate partner’s salary is around $300,000 to $400,000.
      With a junior partner’s salary around $400,000 to $500,000
      and a senior partner’s salary anywhere from $500,000 to $650,000. 

      If you are interested in learning more about how Oaktree can help you secure your next strategy role, please reach out to us or check out our jobs here.  We would love to tell you more about our services and how we can partner with you for success!

      Partner Track | Melbourne Strategy Consulting  

      Sydney-based Senior Strategy Manager Position

      Sydney-based Senior Strategy Manager Position

      We need someone with a strong strategic mindset and the ability to challenge the status quo to help us reshape our business. You’ll be responsible for leading complex strategy projects in line with business priorities and transformation horizons. Your role will involve creating and managing processes, working with stakeholders and devising strategies which will ensure we continue to evolve and grow as a business.

      This start-up has developed into a leading digital business that is revolutionizing customer experiences for millions of Australians. They are now merging with their team, technology and data to make sure they can deliver on our promise to be customer-centric. By combining the best of their Digital, eCommerce, and Fintech businesses, they will combine their resources to transform the customer experience under one banner.

      They are a team of innovators and entrepreneurs working to transform and disrupt the industry. They’re made up of people with big ideas and they’ve come together to deliver exceptional customer experiences. They all work hard, but they’re proud of what they do and they want to be known as the best in their field.

      About this Sydney-based Senior Strategy Manager

      This role will report directly to the Head of Strategy. Your job will be to shape the future of eCommerce in Australia. In the last couple of years, our business has more than doubled, and they want your strategic thinking to help us think even bigger, faster, and better.

      • They are currently looking for a strategic consultant who can lead complex strategy projects in line with business priorities and transformation horizons including stakeholder management, change management, and business case development.
      • A successful candidate will be strategic and innovative thinking and will be able to structure problems and define plans of actions to solve them.
      • Be a thought partner to the leadership team as they develop their strategy and quarterly plans.
      • Engage and influence teams across the company, and be a voice of customers throughout the organization.
      • The role provides strong support to the development of the annual strategy, including running diagnostics and organising and facilitating collaborative sessions with key stakeholders.
      • You will ensure that future platform vision is set, initiatives are prioritised, and financial benefits are estimated.
      • You will also bring new ideas and best practices based on global examples across different industries, as well as apply your knowledge of emerging technologies to help us stay at the forefront of our industry.
      • You will be Communicating the company’s strategy, priorities, progress and business performance to executive stakeholders and the board of directors is essential.

      About You

      They are looking for someone who is motivated by the challenge of solving complex problems in a fast paced environment, is able to work independently with minimal supervision, and understands how their work fits into the bigger picture. You will have a background in Management Consulting, Corporate Strategy or Investment Banking ideally coupled with retail, digital platform and/or loyalty and fintech experience with a minimum of 4+ years of professional experience. In addition you should have:

      • Strong problem solving capabilities, coupled with structured thinking and an approach that is both creative and forward-thinking.
      • Your communication skills are excellent; you can effectively articulate your thoughts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
      • You also have the ability to deliver exceptional presentations with a clear and concise story.
      • Your attention to detail is outstanding; you can identify, analyze, and draw out key “so what” insights from complex data sets.
      • Individual with excellent communication skills and a ‘can-do’ attitude who is able to forge long-lasting relationships across the organisation.
      • Strong academic background: Bachelor Degree in Business or Finance – Master Degree or MBA would be advantageous
      • Has a proven track record of success, and a mature sense of responsibility. He or she will be a valued member of the team who is passionate about delivering results.

      This Sydney-based Senior Strategy Manager which is Exclusive to Oaktree will take home an annual income of $180,000 – $200,000 Base + Super + Bonus.

      Sydney-based Senior Strategy Manager

      If you do not want to be in the same job next year and you are ready for the change, then please reach out to us or drop your CV below.

      #strategy #retail #digital #oaktreetalent

      If you would also like to checkout other jobs that we are currently sourcing for, you can check it here.

      Send us your CV

        Leadership in Strategy Consultancy | Melbourne

        Leadership in Strategy Consultancy | Melbourne

        Leadership in Strategy Consultancy is very important. That is, gravitas, a quality that most great and memorable leaders have. It’s a way of speaking, a way of thinking and how you hold yourself. But essentially, gravitas is more than just a word – it’s a state of being. I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of being taken seriously, and how it seems to be more of a curse than a blessing. A person with gravitas has earned respect from others for their unique personality and character traits, but also carries the burden of being seen as someone who takes life too seriously. 

        Executives, especially leadership in strategy consultancy, want to ensure that they will be able to rely on a candidate in the future. This means they want to make sure that you can handle pressure and make tough decisions. So, they look for someone who has a lot of experience and is capable of acting as a leader. When interviewing, executives look for someone who can hold their own in sometimes difficult or unprecedented situations, deal with headstrong stakeholders, tackle problems calmly and make tough decisions. 

        The ability to influence others is key. Without gravitas you sometimes appear unprofessional and incapable of performing your job. So, it’s not just the words you use but also your tone, presence, body language, facial expressions, attire and confidence that are all being subconsciously scrutinised by your audience.

        Leadership in Strategy Consultancy  

        While it may take time to increase your dominance and authority, there are a number of things that can be worked on to improve executive presence. Start by projecting a calm aura around you. Always speak with conviction and show high energy whenever you’re talking with someone in a position of authority. Also, don’t underestimate the power of humor! A good joke will never go wrong, but make sure you’re not cracking jokes too much – it will come off as immature. 

         Eliminate “um” and “ah” 

        It is often said that one of the biggest mistakes a speaker can make is “um” and “ah”. In fact, there are many top Toastmasters clubs whose members have a friendly competition to see who can get the lowest “um” and “ah” count on a speech. Some of the most skilled speakers even keep a running total for every speech. 

         Confidence is the key to success, not arrogance. 

        Those who exude gravitas are not the ones who boast their credentials the loudest, but let their excellence shine through. A very common mistake is to be overly self-promoting – remember that whilst you want to be taken seriously, you also need to display strength of character and be known as someone who has genuine integrity. 

         You can’t play a part unless you look the part. 

         What you wear is just as important as what you say. It might not be the first thing that people notice about you, but it’s a close second. A well-tailored suit makes a strong impression. You don’t have to buy a new one – a trip to your local tailor can make a big difference. And a good haircut, a crisp tie, and a pair of polished shoes can make all the difference. 

         A good personal brand is essential to success in modern business. However, it is important to focus on building your executive presence in order to establish credibility and be taken seriously. Before worrying about your online reputation, try presenting yourself in person in smaller, less prestigious organizations or groups. 

        If you are interested in learning more about how Oaktree can help you secure your next strategy role or at least improve your gravitas, please reach out to us or drop your CV here.