Job offer: Head of Strategy, based in Sydney

Head of Strategy

For a leading Australian Drinks Retail Group

Permanent position – Based in Sydney

Start Date: ASAP


Australiance is looking for the Head of Strategy with 9+ years experience in a Top Tier Strategy Consulting firm and retail sector, for one of our clients – a leading Australian Drinks Retailer. Feel free to apply if you are interested in this opportunity!

 1. Company description

As Australia’s leading drinks retailer, our client has identified a number of ambitious strategic initiatives that will deliver the next phase of growth over the next 3 years. In this fast growing and dynamic context, they are looking for their Head of Strategy.

2. Responsibilities/Missions

Reporting into the General Manager – Strategy, Customer Transformation and Insights (ExCo level) and managing a team of 5-8 high performing strategy members (ex top tier consultants), your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Establish the company’s 3-year strategy and evolve it bi-annually
  • Lead a portfolio of strategy & transformation initiatives
  • Support a portfolio of M&A initiatives, in coordination with the Group’s M&A Team and / or external agencies
  • Support strategy Group activities, including preparation of ExCo and Board and Delivery Offices strategy updates
  • Provide strategic thought leadership to the firm leadership teams
  • Manage relationship with large number of key stakeholders including: ExCo members, Brands Management teams, Head of Insights, Head of Transformation, the Group strategy and M&A teams, external consultancies, etc.

3. Applicant Profile and Competencies/Technical Skills

  • 9+ years experience in a top tier strategy consultancy
  • Outstanding academic record and social achievements; top tier MBA preferred
  • Deep experience and knowledge of strategic problem solving and frameworks, project and change management
  • Experience in M&A
  • 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
  • Retail / consumer market experience
  • Result-oriented, positive work ethic, collaborative and people-oriented mindset
  • Interest for wine & drinks is a plus

4. How to apply

  1. Fill in our application form, and precise the reference, which is “Head of Strategy 0918″.
  2. We will get back to you in under 24 hours (weekends excluded).

Apply now!

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