Head of Strategy (NZ)
Woolworths Group
New Zealand
5d ago

About us

Woolworths Limited is Australasia’s largest retailer with more than 3,000 stores across Australia and New Zealand employing more than 195,000 people and with a turnover of $60bn.

In New Zealand, Woolworths operates the Countdown supermarket business.

Countdown is New Zealand’s largest private sector employer, with turnover >

$6.5bn and a team of over 18,000 Kiwis serving 3 million customers across 180 supermarkets every week. We are also one of New Zealand’s largest and most innovative digital retailers leading the NZ market as #1 in online groceries, and operating one of the largest loyalty schemes in the country in Onecard.

Our purpose is to make Kiwis’ lives a little better every day and we are proud to be a sustainability leader.

The role

We are looking for a senior Head of Strategy to drive strategy development and customer-led transformation across the business.

Reporting to the General Manager of Strategy & Transformation, this senior leadership role will work closely with the Executive and Senior Leadership team on our most pressing strategic priorities.

You will enjoy using your top-tier consulting toolkit, interpersonal skills and outcome focus to not only develop great strategy, but to also translate it into action.

This will include leading and supporting a portfolio of key strategic projects in a dynamic, collaborative and end-to-end working environment.

Key responsibilities include :

  • Ensuring that the business has a robust customer-led strategic plan and is effectively delivering on this plan.
  • Leading and supporting a diverse portfolio of key strategic projects including guiding & partnering cross-functional teams.
  • Structuring problems and defining plans to address while injecting strategic and innovative thinking along the way.
  • Managing and influencing key stakeholders working closely with senior leaders to make strategy happen.
  • What we are looking for :

  • 7+ years of experience in a top-tier strategy consultancy or similar experience in a corporate strategy role
  • First class academic record and social achievements; top tier MBA an advantage
  • Outstanding all-rounder with a hands-on mix of analytical, consulting, project and interpersonal skills
  • Experience defining and delivering projects, and making strategies come to life in large organisations
  • Superb communication and the ability to maintain strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Self-starter and can do comfortable with both ambiguity and pressure, enjoys getting things done
  • Consumer market experience and retail experience is an advantage but not essential
  • What We Can Offer You

  • An opportunity to work with high quality (ex top tier consulting) Woolworths Group and NZ MD leadership
  • A complex, fast moving, rapidly changing and incredibly diverse set of challenges and opportunities
  • An attractive remuneration package including base salary, incentives and visa / relocation assistance
  • Genuine succession and development opportunities both up and across the Woolworths Group
  • An inclusive, customer-led and increasingly agile working environment
  • An opportunity to make a real difference to Kiwis at a large scale
  • Apply
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