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Commercial Strategy Manager in Sydney

Commercial Strategy Manager in Sydney

Are you an ambitious and innovative strategist looking to take the next step at Strategy Manager in the consumer and retail industry?

Working with a fantastic leader, the role of Strategy Manager will provide analytical modeling and research to inform key commercial strategies. You will develop new strategies, conduct in-depth business and market analyses, manage strategic projects, and build strong relationships with stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and execution of strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborate with senior management to drive growth and profitability.
  • Conduct comprehensive market research and provide insights.
  • Develop robust business cases and perform data analysis.
  • Prepare and present reports to senior leadership and the board.
  • Foster collaboration and manage relationships with key stakeholders.

Background & Experience:

  • 3+ years management consulting experience from the likes of McKinsey, Bain, BCG or OW, Kearney, LEK, Monitor Deloitte.
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field (aviation, finance, legal preferred).
  • Master’s degree or equivalent is highly desirable.
  • Proven track record in strategic planning and transaction management.

If you’re ready to make a significant impact, be part of this team that’s shaping the future of this industry. Apply now and send your CV to Amy Savage at amy@oaktreetalent.com.

Transformation Manager in Sydney

This Commercial Strategy Manager in Sydney is Exclusive to Oaktree and will take home an annual pay of $160k – $180k 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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    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.

    Send us your CV





      Transformation Manager in Sydney

      Transformation Manager in Sydney

      This is an exciting opportunity to join an ASX listed company as part of their newly created Strategy & Transformation team as Transformation Manager. You will be leading transformation projects within the company which will be highly visible to the executive leadership team.  

      Working closely with an ex top tier leader, you will play a crucial role in driving the strategic change initiatives, improving operational efficiencies, and enhancing customer satisfaction while also building your portfolio and career within the transformation space.  

      Key Responsibilities: 

      • Leading and managing projects related to process improvement and technology implementation. 
      • Spearheading large-scale transformation projects that deliver measurable business impact.  
      • Driving change management efforts across various functions and departments, collaborating with stakeholders to ensure smooth transition and adoption of new processes and systems. 
      • Leading the identification and prioritisation of transformation opportunities and initiatives that align with the company’s strategic vision and goals. 

      Background & Experience:  

      • 3+ years of experience in strategic transformation from a consulting firm, such as Big 4 or Monitor Deloitte, Strategy& etc.   
      • Strong stakeholder engagement experience working with senior leaders.  
      • Strong financial acumen and analysis. 
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
      • Effective collaboration and co-creation skills. 
      • Comfortable with ambiguity and has a can-do attitude. 
      • Excellent attention to detail and constant drive. 

      If you would like to find out more about this role, please reach out to Amy Savage at amy@oaktreetalent.com. 

      Transformation Manager in Sydney

      This Transformation Manager in Sydney is Exclusive to Oaktree and will take home an annual pay of $140k inc. Super.

      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





        Strategy Manager in Sydney or in Brisbane

        Strategy Manager in Sydney or in Brisbane

        This is a fantastic opportunity for a Strategy Manager to join a global company that is in scale up mode in Australia.  

        This company is going through an exciting transition and this role can be based in Sydney or Brisbane.  

        Reporting to an ex top tier leader, you will play a crucial role in shaping and executing the corporate strategy, driving growth, and ensuring success in a rapidly changing industry. 

        Key responsibilities: 

        • Lead the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to drive business growth, enhance competitiveness, and maximise value. 
        • Conduct analysis of market trends, competitive landscape, and industry dynamics to identify opportunities for the company. 
        • Collaborate closely with senior leadership and key stakeholders to define strategic priorities, set objectives, and allocate resources effectively. 
        • Monitor and evaluate the performance of strategic initiatives, tracking key performance indicators and adjusting strategies as needed to achieve desired outcomes. 
        • Stay up to date with emerging trends, best practices, and innovative technologies. 

        Key qualifications:  

        • 3-5 years of strategy experience from McKinsey, Bain, BCG or alternatively Kearney, Oliver Wyman, Strategy& etc.   
        • Proven experience in strategic planning, project management, and implementation. 
        • Strong analytical, research, and presentation skills. 
        • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
        • Leadership experience with the ability to influence and drive change across the organisation. 

        If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for driving change and shaping the future of this industry, please reach out to Amy Savage at amy@oaktreetalent.com to be considered for the position. 

        Strategy Manager in Sydney or in Brisbane

        This Strategy Manager in Sydney or in Brisbane is Exclusive to Oaktree and will take home an annual pay of $160k to $180k + super + bonus.

        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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          Strategy Manager in Sydney

          Strategy Manager in Sydney

          This is an exciting opportunity and newly created role for a forward-thinking Strategy Manager in Sydney to join this ASX listed financial wellness company.  

          Working closely and reporting to the Senior Strategy Manager, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing initiatives to drive growth and value to the business. You will also lead and develop projects in the pipeline which includes end to end tech/digital and growth strategy.  

          Key responsibilities include:  

          • Develop and implement innovative, long-term strategies that align with our corporate objectives, enhance customer value, and maintain a competitive edge. 
          • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify emerging market trends. 
          • Assess potential growth opportunities and ensure services remain relevant. 
          • Drive strategic initiatives from conception to execution. 
          • Foster a culture of strategic thinking and innovation.  
          • Champion new ideas and approaches to better serve customers. 

          Key Qualifications include:  

          • 2/3 years of strategy experience from McKinsey, Bain, BCG or alternatively Kearney, Oliver Wyman, Strategy& etc.  
          • Experience in the financial services sector is an advantage. 
          • Strong financial acumen and analysis. 
          • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
          • Effective collaboration and co-creation skills. 
          • Comfortable with ambiguity and has a can-do attitude. 
          • Excellent attention to detail and constant drive. 

          If you would like to find out more, please reach out to Amy Savage at amy@oaktreetalent.com to be considered for the position. 

          Strategy Manager in Sydney

          This Strategy Manager in Sydney is Exclusive to Oaktree and will take home an annual pay of $140k inc. super.

          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





            Head of Strategy in Sydney

            Head of Strategy in Sydney

            This Consumer ASX company is now on the lookout for a new Head of Strategy. They want a passionate leader who can drive and execute the most critical initiatives across their portfolio.  This is a key leadership position, and you will also be reporting to a top-tier leader. So, if working for and with great minds and passionate people is your drive, then this role is perfect for you. 

            You will be reporting to the GM of Strategy and Delivery and working closely with the Managing Director of the division to set and refine the strategic initiatives of the company.  

            Key Responsibilities include:  

            • Develop and execute the strategic vision while ensuring alignment with overall business objectives. 
            • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and pursue new market opportunities, product innovations, and customer centric solutions. 
            • Drive operational excellence across the food business by optimising processes and systems to improve efficiency and customer satisfaction. 
            • Build and lead a high-performance team while fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement. 

            Qualifications:  

            • Has 5+ years of strategic toolkit experience from a top tier consulting firm or similar. 
            • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills, with the ability to translate insights into actionable plans. 
            • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders at all levels. 
            • Proven experience in leading and developing high-performing teams. 
            • Retail / consumer market experience is required. 
            • Outstanding academic achievement and record. 

            If you want to make a difference while also being in a culture of genuine care and have endless work possibilities, please reach out to Asha Walsh at asha@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 $250k to $260k + 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





              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.  

                Conclusion 

                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.