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We have been retained by a market-leading Entertainment business to identify a preeminent strategist to step into a newly created GM of Strategy position. 

The General Manager Strategy in Melbourne will develop the long-term Strategy and Transformation agenda, managing the Planning process, monitoring near-term strategy execution, focusing on innovation and diversification, consulting on business unit strategies and initiatives and leading and developing a team of high performing strategists. 

What you will be doing: 

  • Creating a 5-year growth Strategy and Transformation agenda that will support the company’s global corporate strategy drive.  
  • Working with senior local stakeholders, such as the CEO and CFO, as well as global counterparts to coordinate the execution of this strategy on an ongoing basis. 
  • Guiding the entire strategy planning process from start to finish.  
  • Developing, aligning, and implementing plans in collaboration with budgets and across functional leadership teams, while also tracking against delivery to ensure success. 
  • Collaborating with and assisting key functional leaders make high-value decisions, such as responding to competitor innovation, shifts in the external environment, or benchmarking against global trends.  
  • Following a hypothesis-driven project approach, including problem structuring, scoping of deliverables/milestones, collecting data, conducting deep analysis and providing recommendations for improved decision-making as well as developing an implementation plan where applicable. 
  • Providing oversight and guidance with the implementation of strategy, monitoring execution against the near-term (1 year) plan, and updating local teams on financial performance and benchmarking.  
  • Ensuring that company goals and objectives are met in a timely manner while ensuring progress is tracked, measured and adjusted where appropriate. 

Experience and qualifications include:  

  • 5+ years Strategy consulting within a top-tier strategy house. 
  • 5+ years corporate experience leading an in-house Corporate Strategy team  
  • Proven ability of leading and developing high-performing teams of up to 8 people. 
  • B2C/Consumer experience highly regarded.  
  • Strong academics in relevant undergraduate degree -Commerce, Engineering, Law, Science. MBA advantageous. 
  • Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills.  
  • Highly proficiency at analysing data, extracting key insights and having a propensity for finding the real commercial value. 
  • Solid financial & commercial acumen. 

If you’d like to develop your career with a market leader in the Entertainment industry and are seeking to make a significant and positive impact in a business, then this is the right role for you! Please send your CV to Ilan Leshetz (ilan@oaktreetalent.com) or Anika Stokes (anika@oaktreetalent.com). 

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General Manager Strategy in Melbourne

This General Manager Strategy in Melbourne is Exclusive to Oaktree and will take home an annual pay of $300k to $350k + super + bonus.

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