The Head of Growth Strategy is a critical role within the business, responsible for leading the development of our broader commercial strategy and transformation roadmap to achieve desired objectives. They must have an excellent understanding of the current market and competition, appreciate potential disruptions that could affect our growth trajectory, and identify opportunities to accelerate it. This individual will explore new technologies and techniques which can allow us to drive competitive advantage and capitalize on growth. Through creative problem-solving skills and innovative thinking, this person will be able to develop strategies that unlock value for the organization.
As a Head of Growth Strategy, you will be responsible for helping to identify and assess potential opportunities for the company. You’ll work in collaboration with strategy managers and analysts to evaluate these opportunities, which could range from creating new products to optimizing customer service. To ensure success, you’ll need to stay organised and on top of sprints that involve coordinating with various teams within the organization. This role is an excellent chance for you to develop your analytical skills while working towards the common goal of delivering innovative solutions that further the growth of the company!
Lead strategic projects and deep dives, proactively identifying and scoping commercial opportunities.
Capture commercial insights, create value optimization models, collaborate with Commercial Leadership Team on prioritization of effort
Thought partner to GM Commercial Strategy to prioritise direction and goals
Track the effectiveness of an initiative, as well as measure areas such as user uptake.
Develop trade-offs and recommendations for our Commercial team.
Responsible for communicating any risks or issues that may arise with a project.
Lead and contribute to the team by coaching, mentoring and developing a Manager and team of Analysts.
Analyse data to identify trends, gaps and opportunities, and understanding drivers of commercial performance analytical tools.
Promote a data lead culture using data and analytical decision making across the Commercial Division.
Background & Skills:
Experience in top-tier strategy/management consulting (4+ years), or similar functions in industry (7+ years), with experience in leading strategy development, roadmap, with orientation towards commercial performance and outcomes
Ability to translate business questions into critical analysis to prove/disprove hypothesis
Preparing CEO/Board level presentation
Ability to synthesis insights into a management level narrative to drive decision making
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Excellent stakeholder management skills
Competent user of Excel
Strong strategy toolkit
Cross-industry benchmarking and application in sales and distribution performance
Attention to detail with respect to interrogation of data quality and the generation of commercial insights
If you would like to find out more about this opportunity to become part of a huge growth story, please reach out to Amy Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop your CV below.
This is a really exciting opportunity to join a sector that is continually innovating and evolving and become part of their enterprise strategy team working closely with an ex top tier leader.
If you are passionate about climate change and sustainability, this is a fantastic strategy role.
The role of Senior Strategy Manager is essential to take the lead in developing and executing an effective enterprise strategy.
The Senior Strategy Manager will be responsible for supporting the company’s most important strategic initiatives, creating plans and strategies to amplify transformation and long-term growth, as well as driving the company’s strategic objectives forward.
Key driver in shaping the enterprise strategy.
Collaborate with the ELT on various enterprise-wide strategic issues.
Ensure that the company’s goals are met while also contributing to a sustainable future.
Facilitate, implement and assist in creating policies that support the company’s mission.
Have a comprehensive understanding of the organisation’s strategy and goals.
Lead strategic deep dives, solve complex topics and provide clarity, while also supporting prioritisation and focus.
Develop and lead program work streams with broad framing and analysis – creating a pathway for implementation.
Engage multiple stakeholders across various levels (up to GM and Executive GM)
Ensure appropriate sponsorship and championing change across the organisation.
Ensure a smooth and productive strategic planning process that ties together corporate strategy, business unit plans, budgets, and personal key performance indicators (KPIs).
Key Qualifications for this role:
5+ years relevant work experience within a management consulting firm such as McKinsey, Bain, BCG or the likes of Kearney, LEK, Monitor Deloitte etc.
Proven experience framing and structuring problems, and undertake quantitative & financial business analysis, extracting insights, particularly in areas of ambiguity; ability to oscillate between tactical and strategic needs
Proven relationship management skills with demonstrated ability to be able to effectively communicate, collaborate and influence senior executives and work across diverse business groups
Working with a shared Strategy and Sustainability analyst and having access to pooled resources from the broader organisation, this role will require strong leadership and people management skills to grow the team and extend the team’s knowledge base
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to equally influence and communicate at an executive and Board level
Undergraduate degree in Commerce / Economics / Finance / Engineering or related field
If you want to have a significant impact and a rewarding career path, this opportunity for growth and advancement may be for you. Contact Amy Savage to be considered for this role at email@example.com.
This client of ours is one of the top Media companies in the country and they are looking for a Sydney-based Chief of Staff that will be the ‘right hand’ of the Chief Executive Officer.
You will be playing a key role as a strategist, consultant, and implementer. You will support the CEO at both a strategic and day-to-day operating level. You will streamline, track and prioritise activities across the business, acting as the central point of contact. You will have a front role view!
As Chief of Staff, you will be responsible for the following:
You will coordinate team activities and help manage day-to-day tasks. In addition, you’ll be responsible for identifying and addressing the needs of the CEO. You’ll also be expected to perform both strategic and administrative tasks to ensure the delivery of the CEO agenda.
You’ll be responsible for driving the strategic direction alongside the CEO. This position will give you the opportunity to work with some of the most important projects and stakeholders within the organisation.
You will be responsible for the management and coordination of strategic initiatives, tracking progress and keeping the CEO updated.
Participate in regular meetings, prepare board packs and papers, take actions and doing follow up activities.
Able to handle routine deliverables, such as consolidating team information, presentations, and reporting.
Doing research, analysing data, and solving problems.
Help lead the corporate communications team in aligning strategy within the organisation.
Key qualifications for this role:
Tenure in a Top Tier consulting firm
5+ years’ strategy consulting or strategy consulting and corporate experience in complex organisations driving enterprise wide strategy and transformation. Project / Engagement Management experience is key. Please note consulting experience is required.
Strong self-starter, able to meet deadlines and with exceptional organizational skills.
Proven ability to be versatile and action-oriented.
Demonstrated analytical skills along with highly tuned business acumen and strategic thinking
Highly tuned influencing, interpersonal and communication skills
Proven track record of effectively interacting with senior management
Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across teams and departments
Ability to anticipate issues and develop sound issue management mitigation strategies
Ability to interpret & present complex information in concise ways
If you want to learn more about this opportunity and have a discussion, please reach out to Anika Stokes at Anika@oaktreetalent.com or send your CV to through the form below.
HOW IMPORTANT IS ENERGY, PASSION AND CHARISMA IN A JOB INTERVIEW?
Energy, passion, and charisma can be very important in a job interview because they can help you make a strong impression on the interviewer and demonstrate your enthusiasm and engagement for the job.
▶ Energy can show that you are excited and motivated about the job and can bring a positive attitude to the workplace.
▶ Passion can demonstrate that you have a strong interest in the job and the industry, which can be perceived to translate to a greater level of commitment and dedication on the job.
▶ Charisma can help you connect with the interviewer and build rapport, which can help you stand out from other candidates who may have similar qualifications and experience.
However, it is important to note that energy, passion, and charisma alone may not be enough to secure a job offer. You still need to have the necessary skills, qualifications, and experience to perform the job duties effectively.
In addition, being overly enthusiastic or charismatic can sometimes come across as insincere or disingenuous, so it’s important to strike a balance and be authentic in your interview.
Overall though energy, passion, and charisma can be valuable assets in any job interview. They should however be complemented by a strong resume, relevant experience, and thoughtful responses to interview questions (achieved through interview preparation) in order to come across as sincere, genuine and credible.
This is something I have been reflecting on the past few months because I have seen both ends of the spectrum. I have observed a highly charismatic candidate absolutely blow my client away with their energy, passion and charisma and let me tell you its a very powerful combination. That said, they are very credible in their space and with deep experience too. So my takeaway is that if you are credible and have deep experience in a function or industry, then bringing energy, passion and charisma will 100% differentiate you from the pack and create massive competitive advantage!