First listed on: 05 November 2019

Strategy Manager

The Opportunity
  • Are you a champion in developing strategies and managing multi-disciplinary projects? 
  • Do you have the capability to support senior leaders to develop high level strategic plans?
  • Join CSIRO - Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

The Position

The strategy team at CSIRO is currently looking for a Strategy Manager who will play a pivotal role in advancing our Challenges program and in defining and operationalising cross-cutting science and technology capabilities to address Challenges. 

You will be a passionate boundary spanner with the capacity to develop and support cross-functional teams to explore, design, select and operationalise cross-cutting science and technology capability. You will be expected to deliver transformational change to teams across the business.

To be successful in this role, you should have a strong project management capability with ability to manage large, high-profile projects with multiple concurrent workstreams in a complex internal and external stakeholder environment. You will be collaborating with senior organisational leaders to develop strategic plans that align with organisational goals, policies and procedures.

If you have the capability to design and develop strategies in a complex environment and if you can influence collaboration networks to catalyse the most innovative science, then this is the opportunity for you!

Your duties will include

•    Managing strategic programs by developing work plans, allocating and monitoring resources and actively supporting senior organisational leaders to develop strategic plans

•    Providing thought leadership on strategic decisions while acting as a trusted and expert advisor

•    Developing evidence-based strategies while working closely with the research scientists

•    Working collaboratively and providing the required organisational support

Location:      Melbourne, VIC
Salary:          AU$113k – AU$132k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Specified Term of 3 years
Reference:    63903

To be successful you will need

1.    A PhD in a science or technology discipline. Postdoctoral research experience may be an advantage.

2.    5+ years of relevant work experience across disciplines preferably in a strategy consulting firm or in corporate strategy

3.    Experience developing strategy and initiating multidisciplinary, cross-business projects in an applied research environment

4.    Experience in working closely with executive stakeholders on strategic initiatives

5.    Demonstrated success in managing complex high-profile projects with multiple concurrent workstreams, extensive and diverse stakeholders, and tight deadlines

6.    Demonstrated ability to provide high-level strategic analysis on existing operations, recognise opportunities and provide high-quality guidance in a complex organisation to ensure competitive advantage across a national and global market

7.    Proven ability to deliver results in an environment of high ambiguity and support multiple initiatives across a large complex organisation

8.    Exceptional oral and written communication, interpersonal, negotiation and representational skills, including experience working across diverse teams and large organisations.

9.    Proven time management, decision-making and problem-solving skills with the ability to multi-task, produce rapid results and remain composed under pressure.

The successful applicant may be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

For more information about this role please view the Position description.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


We are working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish.  Diversity and Inclusion Strategy


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

Apply Online

To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

Sunday, 17 November 2019 at 11 pm.

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