Senior Strategy Manager

Founded in 1924, Woolworths Limited is Australia’s largest retailer with more than 3,000 stores across Australia and New Zealand employing more than 195 000 people, with our customers at the heart of everything we do. Woolworths operates in New Zealand through its Countdown, FreshChoice and SuperValue supermarket brands.
Countdown is New Zealand’s largest private sector employer, with turnover & NZD $6bn and a team of over 18,000 Kiwis serving around 3 million customers every week across 181 180 stores. Countdown is also one of New Zealand’s largest and most innovative digital retailers. This includes leading the NZ market as #1 in online groceries and operating one of the largest loyalty schemes in the country in Onecard.

 

They advertised on Movemeon for a Senior Strategy Manager.

The successful member previously worked at Zeb Consulting.

 

The role

Working with us is like consulting within a fast growing business. The retail landscape is changing rapidly and this role offers a fantastic career opportunity for a strategically minded, commercially astute professional with a passion for making a real difference to business performance. In this role, you will use your strong consulting experience to oversee and drive our company-wide strategic plan and provide dedicated strategy support to a truly diverse set of projects.

Reporting to the General Manager of Strategy and Transformation, you will ensure that our overall strategic plan is customer-led and fit for purpose while providing hands-on support to strategic initiatives be embedded with internal teams ranging from buying to supply chain to store operations, new formats, people and culture, digital and more. You will enjoy using your outstanding strategy consulting toolkit, interpersonal skills, customer and outcome focus to not just solve problems on paper, but drive solutions through to implementation.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Ensuring that the business has a robust, customer-led strategic plan
  • Managing work streams or standalone projects, as well as supporting other project leads
  • Structuring problems and defining the plans of action to solve them

 

If you are interested, here is the full job description:

 

About Us

Founded in 1924, Woolworths Limited is Australia’s largest retailer with more than 3,000 stores across Australia and New Zealand employing more than 195 000 people, with our customers at the heart of everything we do. Woolworths operates in New Zealand through its Countdown, FreshChoice and SuperValue supermarket brands.
Countdown is New Zealand’s largest private sector employer, with turnover & NZD $6bn and a team of over 18,000 Kiwis serving around 3 million customers every week across 181 180 stores. Countdown is also one of New Zealand’s largest and most innovative digital retailers. This includes leading the NZ market as #1 in online groceries and operating one of the largest loyalty schemes in the country in Onecard.

Key points

  • Diverse, fast-paced senior NZ strategy role for Australasia’s leading retailer
  • Experience at a top tier strategy consulting and/or in-house strategy team essential
  • Strongly degree qualified, MBA an advantage, hands-on focus
  • Strong career progression opportunities within strategy or into line management
  • Opportunities for mid-level and/or more senior candidates subject to experience

The role

Working with us is like consulting within a fast growing business. The retail landscape is changing rapidly and this role offers a fantastic career opportunity for a strategically minded, commercially astute professional with a passion for making a real difference to business performance. In this role, you will use your strong consulting experience to oversee and drive our company-wide strategic plan and provide dedicated strategy support to a truly diverse set of projects.

Reporting to the General Manager of Strategy and Transformation, you will ensure that our overall strategic plan is customer-led and fit for purpose while providing hands-on support to strategic initiatives be embedded with internal teams ranging from buying to supply chain to store operations, new formats, people and culture, digital and more. You will enjoy using your outstanding strategy consulting toolkit, interpersonal skills, customer and outcome focus to not just solve problems on paper, but drive solutions through to implementation.

 

Key responsibilities include

Ensuring that the business has a robust, customer-led strategic plan
Managing work streams or standalone projects, as well as supporting other project leads
Structuring problems and defining the plans of action to solve them
Influencing and mobilising key stakeholders to deliver impactful customer-led change
Extracting insights from complex analysis
Injecting strategic and innovative thinking into the issues that the business faces

 

What we are looking for:

  • Proven strategy consultant, strongly degree qualified, MBA an advantage
  • At least 5 years within a top tier strategy consulting or corporate strategy team – ideally senior consultant level or above
  • Self motivated, hands-on, “can do”, commercial and down to earth
  • Leadership capabilities and the ability to work well autonomously and in teams in pressured and/or ambiguous situations
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, establish maintain strong relationships with senior management and diverse stakeholders
  • Superb written and oral communication, strong structured thinking and organisation.
  • Highly proficient in MS Excel, Powerpoint and able to produce concise and impactful decks/presentations

What We Can Offer You

  • Unique opportunity to work in the engine room of customer-led transformation in one of New Zealand’s largest businesses
  • A complex, fast-moving, rapidly changing and incredibly diverse set of challenges and opportunities
  • An attractive remuneration package – including base salary and annual bonus
  • An exciting career – as our business grows

Salary: NZD $240-260k + 20% bonus and relocation package, for right candidate
Location: Auckland, NZ

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