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Head of Strategy in Melbourne

Head of Strategy in Melbourne

This ASX company is at the forefront of consumer innovation and they are on the lookout for a dynamic and visionary Head of Strategy in Melbourne who will be committed to driving positive change throughout the organisation.  

The Head of Strategy will spearhead a high performing top-tier consulting team, whilst overseeing the delivery of pivotal projects. 

As Head of Strategy, you will:  

  • Develop and implement comprehensive strategic plans to drive business growth and achieve long term objectives. 
  • Conduct in-depth market analysis and identify emerging trends, opportunities, and threats in the sector. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive innovation 
  • Lead strategic initiatives to enhance operation efficiencies and optimise resource allocation 
  • Offer strategic advice and support to the managing director on key priorities. 

Key Qualifications for this role:  

  • 4 to 6 years of experience in a top tier management consulting firm, ideally plus corporate strategy experience in industry working in complex stakeholder environments and leading large programs of work  
  • Proficiency in preparing formal business documents and presentations, with leadership experience in team management and mentoring  
  • Advanced analytical and strategic thinking, capable of translating strategies into actionable plans.  
  • Collaborative approach with effective communication and presentation skills, adept at working with individuals at all organizational levels.  
  • Intellectual curiosity and entrepreneurial drive.  
  • Retail, Consumer and/or Health experience is advantageous  
  • Relevant tertiary education in related discipline or field  
  • Post grad /MBA qualifications will be highly regarded 

Join the team and be part of a dynamic team that is shaping the future of the sector. Reach out to Anika Stokes to know more about the role at anika@oaktreetalent.com 

Head of Strategy in Melbourne

This Head of Strategy in Melbourne is Exclusive to Oaktree and will take home an annual pay of $300k inc. Super.

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

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    Are you actually job change ready?

    Are you actually job change ready?

    Are you actually job change ready?

    At the moment we are seeing many candidates a little paralysed when it comes to making a job change, especially if considering leaving a top-tier consulting firm.

    The past few years have been a wake-up call that has given many a different outlook on their careers and many are choosing to make a change because they’ve realised what’s truly important to them.

    But just because you feel there could be a better situation for you to be in, it doesn’t mean you are ready to bite the bullet.

    We find some consultants must do a lot of soul-searching and have many conversations before they are fully “change ready”.

    We often place candidates a year + after our initial conversation as they simply do not know what they do not know.

    They often come to us with a questionable checklist of must-haves that align more with title, salary, and branding of firm, but when you dig deeper with them you can unpack what they are really solving for.

    Are you running towards something new and exciting or running from an unsatisfactory work environment?

    The latter can mean you feel dissatisfied, but moving company will not necessarily make you happier.

    Maybe you’re not operating in a role that allows you to shine. Or it could be the lack of connection to a purpose in the role.

    Before making a drastic change, consider whether you would be happy to stay put if tweaks were made in your current role.

    This means considering your skills, interests, work-life balance requirements, and long-term goals, to help make an informed decision about what will lead to greater career satisfaction. And have that conversation with your manager.

    The Checklist:

    If you’re thinking of making a career change, it’s important to:

    ✔️Take the time to evaluate and identify your “WHY”. What problem are you trying to solve?

    ✔️Think about whether the new job will fit into your lifestyle.

    ✔️What work/tasks made you the happiest?

    ✔️What are your unique genius skills – the skills you excel at, can you use these in your desired new role?

    ✔️Really think about where you want to be in 5 years’ time. Does the path you are on align with that goal? You could work with a career coach if you are unsure what this path looks like for you.

    Have lots of “coffee chats “with people who are already doing the job you think you want to do and ask them for their advice and tips.

    Find out if the grass is indeed greener on the other side.

    Set your boundaries around work-life balance when attacking your job search. Talk to people in the business you are considering joining. Is the flexible work environment the hiring manager is selling you truly a good match?

    Talk to a specialist recruiter to understand what is possible and what is not with the skills you currently have. You may need to adjust your expectations, you may need a stepping stone move to reach your desired role.

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    Head of Strategy in Sydney

    Head of Strategy in Sydney

    Are you a strategic and visionary leader looking for a new challenge this 2024? Look no further! This Australian ASX Company, that serves millions of customers, is looking for a new Head of Strategy. This is a perfect opportunity to take your career to new heights as you will play a key role in shaping the strategic direction of one of this iconic brand.

    This highly competitive company is seeking somebody whose main goal is to develop, lead, and present strategic projects that directly enable executive management. This can be done through developing innovative solutions, improving process effectiveness, and providing insightful information to all stakeholders. 

    Key Responsibilities include: 

    • Develop, influence, and lead detailed analytical reviews of current business and industry performance. 
    • Lead innovative thinking with the team to develop techniques and solve complex problems by identifying, developing, and evaluating strategic project proposals. 
    • Guide and lead the review of process and performance optimisation of business segments, as well as lead and oversee the implementation of strategic plans across the company. 
    • Define market segments and determine the market potential for each business unit. 
    • Evaluate the performance of the company in each market segment to identify new opportunities for growth. 
    • Develop a business plan to pursue these opportunities. 
    • Develop a framework and process to analyse key trends and determine the impact on Strategy. 
    • Lead and provide thought leadership across Strategy and broader organisation by gathering external intelligence about relevant Strategies and related aviation industry trends. 

    Key Qualifications: 

    • 12+ years relevant experience to the field and with preferably 4 to 6 years experience in a top tier consulting firm 
    • Has graduate degree in relevant discipline and/or post graduate degree 
    • Strong experience leading teams in a changing environment. 
    • Highly experienced with external stakeholder management. 
    • Exceptional understanding of business processes and extensive experience in commercial and /or operational business functions. 
    • Thorough understanding of strategic evaluation and financial evaluation techniques. 
    • Proven ability to quickly identify issues, structure project plans and develop strategic options. 
    • Customer oriented approach with an ability to question and challenge effectivelywhilst maintaining strong relationships. 

    If this seems to be an interesting role and you know you’ve got what it takes to lead a team of strategy consultants, then this role is for you. Please send your CV to Anika Stokes at anika@oaktreetalent.com 

    Head of Strategy in Sydney

    This Head of Strategy in Sydney is Exclusive to Oaktree and will take home an annual pay of $300k + super + bonus.

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

    Send us your CV

      Embrace the Pause

      Embrace the Pause

      Embrace the Pause: Why Taking Sabbaticals and Career Breaks is the Ultimate Burnout Prevention Strategy 

      As a strategy professional in today’s fast paced environment the lines between work and personal life often blur. Balance is hard to achieve, and burnout is real. Finding balance is a constant challenge, and burnout lurks as a real threat. 

      A report by the University of Melbourne reveals some alarming statistics. 81% of the Australian workforce is grappling with stress and burnout. Even more alarming is that this surpasses the global average of 73%.  

      Dr. Brendan Churchill, a sociologist and co-author of the report, noted, “With high rates of fatigue and exhaustion among younger and middle-aged workers, it’s no surprise that over a third of prime-aged workers in Australia are considering quitting their jobs.” 

      At Oaktree Talent, we recognise the crucial importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Not only for immediate well-being but also for long-term career fulfilment.  

      The pressure to perform at an elevated level, meet tight project deadlines, and juggle responsibilities can take a toll on both mental and physical well-being.  

      So, what is the solution?  

      Understanding Burnout 

      Before we explore the benefits of sabbaticals and career breaks, let us define burnout. It is more than feeling tired or stressed. The Australian Government describe it as “a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion resulting from prolonged stress, excessive workload, and a lack of fulfilment or purpose in one’s work”. 

      For strategy professionals, who often work long hours, travel frequently, and face intense pressure to deliver results, burnout can manifest in several ways: 

      • Chronic fatigue and exhaustion 
      • Feelings of cynicism or detachment from work 
      • Reduced productivity and motivation 
      • Increased susceptibility to illness and health issues 
      • Strained relationships with colleagues and clients 

      Unchecked burnout can have profound consequences on both our careers and our well-being. 

      At Oaktree Talent, we are committed to supporting our candidates in maintaining their well-being. That is why we have developed a simple two-minute checklist to assess burnout. This tool aims to help individuals identify any signs of burnout and take the necessary steps to prevent it. You can find the assessment tool here. 

      Sabbaticals and Career Breaks as a Prevention Strategy 

      Amid the burnout epidemic, sabbaticals and career breaks have emerged as powerful tools for rejuvenation, renewal, and personal growth. Here is why taking time off from work can be the ultimate burnout prevention strategy:  

      Rest and Recovery – Burnout often stems from extreme stress and exhaustion. Taking a break from work allows us to rest and recover. Stepping away from the daily grind can recharge our batteries and replenish our energy reserves. 

      Stress Reduction – Continuous exposure to workplace stress can contribute to burnout. Time away from work provides us with the opportunity to remove ourselves from these stresses. During this time, we can gain perspective and promote relaxation, making it easier to manage stress upon our return. 

      Work-Life Balance – Maintaining a healthy balance between work and personal life is crucial for preventing burnout. Sabbaticals and career breaks allow us to focus on our personal well-being. Time off work gives us more time for activities that bring us joy and fulfilment. Integrating lessons on achieving balance into our work life post-break is essential. 

      Perspective and Reflection – Stepping back from our day-to-day work allows us to gain perspective. A time to reflect on our career goals and values. The opportunity to pinpoint areas of dissatisfaction or burnout. This introspective process empowers us to make necessary changes when we return.  Working with a coach can help achieve this and ensure that the magic from the sabbatical or career break is woven back into life post time off. 

      Personal Growth and Development – Sabbaticals and career breaks offer opportunities for personal growth and development. Whether it’s pursuing hobbies, traveling, volunteering, or furthering education, engaging in different activities broadens our perspectives and enhances our well-being. 

      Building Resilience – Taking a career break or sabbatical can help to build resilience. Investing in self-care and personal development during our time off equips us with the skills and mindset needed to navigate challenges. We can use these skills to help us bounce back from setbacks, reducing the likelihood of burnout. 

      Work-Life Integration – Many contractors are embracing a different approach to work-life balance through work-life integration. Rather than viewing work and personal life as separate entities, they see them as interconnected. This mindset shift allows contractors to weave mini career breaks into their work life. Listen to S4 EP10 of the Strategy Bites Podcast to hear how ex Roland Berger consultant Mailys Pauletto has done exactly this.  


      In conclusion, taking a sabbatical or career break can be the ultimate burnout prevention strategy. By prioritising rest, relaxation, reflection, and personal growth, we can achieve greater success and career fulfilment.    

      So, why not embrace the pause and give yourself the gift of time away from work—it may be the best investment you ever make in your future.

      Benefits of Relocating to Australia

      Benefits of Relocating to Australia

      🌟 Work-Life Balance: Embrace a healthier work-life balance in Australia, where prioritising well-being is ingrained in the culture. Enjoy flexible work arrangements, and a supportive environment that values your personal time.

      💼 High-Demand Job Market: Australia’s thriving economy presents abundant job opportunities across various sectors, including consulting, finance, retail, technology and more.

      🏥 World-Class Healthcare: Access world-class healthcare services and facilities, ensuring peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Australia’s healthcare system is renowned for its quality, accessibility, and comprehensive coverage.

      Learn more about the other fantastic roles we are offering here.

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