Job Details
  • Reference383579A_1637280939
  • LocationMelbourne
  • SalaryUp to AU$750 per day + + Super
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted8 days ago
  • ConsultantVedangi More

About the Organization:
This leading government agency supports those in need and provides tools for Australians to be able to achieve their goals. Their work has an impact on a significant area in the social sector, and you can contribute to the difference that they make in this role. This agency has a great team culture and excellent office locations in Melbourne.


About the role:
The Director Strategy Development is accountable under broad direction to undertake work with a high level of complexity that has strategic, political and operational significance. The Director Strategy Development will be responsible for influencing and developing strategy, policies, priorities and operational practices. They will be required to coordinate and assume responsibility for highly complex, sensitive, projects or work programs aimed at achieving the agency's mission.


The Director Strategy Development is a Team Leadership position and provides an important leadership role within the agency. It has a significant degree of independence to exercise their judgement and make decisions within their area of accountability. The Director Strategy Development is accountable under broad direction to undertake work with a high level of complexity that has strategic, political and operational significance. The Director Strategy Development will be responsible for influencing and developing strategy, policies, priorities and operational practices. They will be required to coordinate and assume responsibility for highly complex, sensitive, projects or work programs aimed at achieving the agency's mission. The role has a significant degree of independence to exercise their judgement and make decisions within their area of accountability

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Solve Agency problems that matter - lead cross-functional teams to scope Agency problems, structure issues, conduct analyses, create insight, and communicate findings leading to action
  • Collaborate to provide strategic insight - work with a range of internal stakeholders to shape and improve recommendations on a wide range of Agency issues
  • Engage with senior leaders - work closely with the Deputy CEO, Executive Leadership Team, and other senior executives to structure problems and shape recommendations
  • Develop unique insights - lead and develop fact-based quantitative and qualitative analysis to support recommendations
  • Write compelling communications - lead creation of materials for the Minister, Board and Executive Leadership Team to communicate perspectives, recommendations and implications for the Agency

Desirable experience:

  • 4+ years in strategy development, ideally at a Tier 1 strategy firm
  • Track record of leading strategic projects that deliver insightful and actionable recommendations
  • Experience working in complex cross-functional teams
  • Established personal tool-kit to cut through organisational complexity and ambiguity
  • Emotional intelligence in working with stakeholders and leaders at all levels of the organisation
  • Willing to get your hands dirty where required
  • Experience of living with disability desirable

What you will bring to the role:

  • Strong and adaptable communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in building relationships both with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work within and across teams and adapt quickly to a changing environment
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to prioritise and allocate tasks in an efficient manner while also maintaining high work standards and accuracy

You MUST be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to be considered for this opportunity and eligible to clear a national police check.

How to apply:
Please click 'APPLY" to upload your details and resume to be considered for this role. You can also send in your resumes directly to Vedangi.more@chandlermacleod.com or call me on 0469 889 351 for a confidential chat regarding the role.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 25/11/21 at 12pm