This sought after B2C ASX company is looking for an experienced Head of Commercial Strategy to join their thriving team and provide strategic planning, lead special projects and provide thought leadership. This is an integral role in driving the success of this organisation. You will be highly visible and work on some of the most significant strategic initiatives which impact our clients core customer proposition.
Dual reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer and the GM of Strategy and Transformation, your responsibility is to foster external partners, monitor market trends and to identify potential business opportunities. By bringing your creativity, ambition and drive into this role, you can become a key contributor to the ongoing success of the company’s business unit and core business.
Our client is an employer of choice who has a reputation for retaining their top talent by offering exciting internal opportunities. They are known for promoting from within.
So whilst this opportunity is being offered as an initial 8-month position it is highly likely that the role will lead to a longer-term career somewhere within the business.
Key Responsibilities include:
Develop the team’s top strategic programs of work, from analysing the data and understanding the scope of each program to executing and delivering them on time.
Provide guidance, helping them to create a comprehensive plan that keeps pace with the ever-changing business landscape.
Drive initiatives across all departments and ensure that they are successfully scoped and orchestrated end to end.
Provide leadership and direction to the Strategy Team under the guidance of the General Manager of Strategy and Transformation.
Lead and develop a team of highly skilled strategy members comprised of top tier consultants and experienced strategists.
Ensure that this team reaches its full potential while achieving successful strategic outcomes.
Prepare strategy updates for the Executive Committee and Board that provide actionable insights, analysis, and strategic direction.
Understand industry trends, market dynamics, potential opportunities, and any risks associated with pursuing strategic opportunities.
Key Qualifications for this role include:
Deep experience and knowledge of strategic problem solving and frameworks, delivering large-scale projects and change management
Exceptional ability to influence, establish and maintain strong relationships with senior leadership team
Outstanding written and oral communication
Strong leadership, coaching and people development skills
Organised and structured, able to coordinate multiple streams of work in parallel
Driven & dynamic, pushes the boundaries and goes beyond the obvious
Result-oriented, positive work ethic, collaborative and people-oriented mindset
Minimum 7 years of experience in a top tier strategy consultancy or similar experience in a corporate strategy environment
Retail / consumer market experience is required
Outstanding academic record and social achievements; top tier MBA preferred
If you are up for the challenge of delivering one of the biggest transformation programs in the industry, then this role may be for you! Send your CV to Anika Stokes at firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for this position.
Our Consumer client is looking for a Strategy Manager in Sydney that can bring unique ideas and the best strategies that can increase the business units’ profitability and benefit the company’s projects. The goal of the Strategy Manager is to identify those areas of focus and develop strategies that are bigger, faster, and sooner than what the company typically works on.
Working under the General Manager, this role will be an integral part of major projects and will involve managing various work streams while supervising teams and providing strategic guidance. You will need to be able to manage multiple tasks at one time and have excellent problem-solving skills to ensure that goals are met in a timely manner.
In this role, your responsibilities will be to:
Break down complex problems and create plans of action to solve them.
Analyse large data sets and generate meaningful insights.
Lead client meetings and mentor junior team members.
Use your expertise and leadership skills to help the team reach their goals.
Identify solutions for crucial business questions.
Manage projects and key tasks.
Bring forward strategic and creative ideas to help the company move forward.
Ensure that all stakeholders are on board with the changes being implemented and make sure these have impactful outcomes.
4+ years of experience with minimum 2 years of experience in a top tier strategy consultancy, investment bank, or corporate strategy team.
Outstanding academic record and social achievements.
Demonstrated deep experience and knowledge of strategic problem solving and frameworks, project and change management.
Superb written and oral communication with excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to influence all levels of the organisation.
Analytics and quantitative modelling.
Consumer market experience and retail experience is an advantage.
This company believes in building partnerships through collaboration, transparency, and trust. If you want a challenging role and at the same time build your career with training and development programs with an attractive remuneration package, this opportunity may be for you. You may reach out to Asha Walsh or send your CV to her at email@example.com.
Would you like to move into the innovative space of banking, deposits and payments? Work with an ex top tier leadership team on high impact projects!
This is a great opportunity for a Management Consultant looking to move into banking!
As a Strategy Analyst, you will be responsible for supporting and driving the company’s medium-term strategic agenda. You will work with other functions to manage and track business planning cycles. Additionally, as a member of the team, you will be responsible for overseeing all initiative spend and gathering feedback on benefits realization.
You will need the essential skills of traditional management consulting, such as analysis and hypothesis-testing, along with innovative problem-solving skills using technology and data to address the company’s customer base.
Contribution to the 2-3 year strategy roadmap.
Competitor and market deep dive analysis.
Manage quarterly business planning cycles and prioritisation.
Determining which customer segments are most deserving of investment.
Considering the risk that may be associated with reaching these target segments, as well as the company’s regulatory obligations.
Responsible for various tasks that support the business’s long-term goals.
Helping to manage the quarterly business planning cycles and prioritization discussions.
Overseeing initiative spend, and tracking benefits realisation.
Key Requirements for the position would be:
2 – 3 years of strategy or management consulting experience in a tier 1 consulting firm, strategy boutique firm, or industry corporate strategy role.
Experience across a range of the Strategy service portfolio including market and industry dynamics assessments, corporate and portfolio strategy, business unit strategy, customer and segment strategy, capability and operating model strategy, and strategy execution services.
Exceptional written and visual communication skills utilising PowerPoint, including strategy packs, executive team packs and board packs, with high quality using a hypothesis-driven approach.
Excellent time management and organisation skills with strong attention to detail to meet milestones and expectations.
Excellent collaboration skills with an ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders in different parts of the business and at different levels of seniority.
Customer-first mindset and interest in banking, finance, economics, customer experience and digital
Strong learning orientation with a commitment to listening and learning from colleagues, experimenting with new ideas and approaches, and keeping up to date with the latest technical developments in data and analytics.
If this role is of interest, please contact Amy Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop your CV in the contact form section.
Our client is on the lookout for a dynamic Head of Transformation to join their forward-thinking, digitally focused Strategy & Transformation team. You will work closely with stakeholders enterprise-wide and at all levels of the organisation to achieve desired outcomes quickly and efficiently. Your strong business acumen and stakeholder influencing skills will be highly valued here.
In this position, you will work closely with the transformation & agile delivery teams to ensure successful execution. This entails overseeing portfolio management tasks, taking charge of key programs, and enacting strategic change initiatives to provide better business agility. You will be part of a team that encourages collaboration and celebrates diversity. You will be a key player in helping this sort after business reach their company goals.
Your key responsibilities include:
To maximise results, optimise the process of delivery, and improve the speed and quality of strategy delivery within the company.
Plan and implement portfolio delivery efforts across the company to include operating model and change projects, ensure they are delivered efficiently and effectively.
Ensure that everyone within the broader ecosystem is working collaboratively.
Partner with Platform leadership and strategy to build, oversee, and deliver an annual operating plan.
Embrace and drive agile ways of working across the business.
Work with leadership to reduce risks associated with the planned initiatives include mapping informed business decisions.
Work in tandem with the Senior Leadership Team, Platform Lead, and Strategy Business Partner to ensure they are delivering against the annual operating plans.
Be aware of changing competitor strategies as well as wider economic trends and adjust accordingly.
Key qualifications in this role include:
5+ years in senior transformation leadership role in a reputable organisation.
3+ years of experience in an agile environment, ideally in a large business
Relevant background in transformation, agile, organisational change, delivery
Successful record of accomplishment in delivering complex programs and/or transformations
B2C/ Consumer industry experience desired
Excellent organisation, planning and coordination skills
Exceptional stakeholder management skills, ability to build rapport and networks
Energetic, confident, and charismatic leader with the ability to inspire teams
If you are passionate about business operations and have a strong interest in agile ways of working, then you will enjoy partnering with this organisation. Be part of a strong, high performing team, known for having a fun and collaborative culture, and be part of a team that loves solving complex problems. Send your CV to us to be considered for the position.
This client of ours is one of the top brands in Australia, they are growing and have a real focus on customer advocacy.
We have been engaged to help them hire a dynamic Head of Strategy to be based in Sydney.
This is an important role that requires a talented leader to support the GM of Strategy and Transformation and collaborate with the Managing Director of this department and other leaders to create and refine the strategic goals of the business. You will be expected to outline how strategies will complement the strategies within the larger ecosystem and identify a course of action for success.
In this position, you will lead a preeminent team that is responsible for ensuring the successful execution of projects that are aligned to the business’s strategic goals. As Head of Strategy, you will be the driving force behind some of the company’s most critical programs and responsible for delivering on the strategic objectives of the business. You will have a unique opportunity to shape the future of the organisation and make an impact on its success.
You will be highly visible in this role and there are multiple opportunities for progression and many examples of where others have climbed the ladder from key strategy positions.
Your Key Responsibilities include:
Assist the leadership team in refining their overarching strategic plan.
Develop and manage a portfolio of key strategic programs – from conducting diagnostics to delivering on the agreed-upon objectives.
Identify and resolve issues, manage risks, and ensure projects are executed correctly and delivered on time.
Foster collaboration throughout the company in order to ensure that initiatives are properly scoped and executed from beginning to end.
Lead the Strategy for the business unit with the guidance of the strategy team.
Develop and manage a team of top-performing strategists.
Collaborate with GM Group Strategy to strengthen strategic capabilities across the organisation.
Key Qualifications include:
Solid strategy background from a top-tier strategy consultancy firm.
Proven leadership capabilities and experience and to manage and coach junior team members and strategy managers.
Exceptional communication skills with the right balance between consultative and assertive styles.
A pragmatic approach and the ability to deal with change and foster it.
Experience in Retail, FMCG or Consumer Driven business sectors
If you think you have the necessary skills and ambition to lead this company’s strategy, then get in touch with Anika Stokes and send your CV if you are interested. With a role like this, you could shape the future of this organization and make a real difference. So don’t hesitate – take the opportunity and apply now!
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!