May 16, 2023

Senior Strategy Manager

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time Finance Management

Job Description

  • Join a highly engaged, professional, and collaborative team

  • A role that allows you to develop amazing opportunities and solve the most fundamental problems for the business

  • Be at the forefront of a dynamic industry

We're REA
REA Group  is not your average digital business. From humble beginnings in a garage in Melbourne’s east in 1995, we have grown into a leading global digital business, specialising in property. 
With bold and ambitious goals, we are changing the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help with every step - whether that's finding or financing your next home. 
Our people are the key to our success. At the heart of everything we do, is a thriving culture centred around high performance and care. We are purpose driven and collaborative, which drives innovation and our ability to make a real impact. As such, we’re proud to be named in Australia’s “Top 5” Best Workplaces two  years in a row, as well as being recognised as a Best Workplace for Women.

What we're doing…

The Strategy team, led by the Chief Strategy Officer, assists the REA Group and its business units to develop, define and evolve their strategies to meet the overall Group's aspiration of profitable growth. The team is also responsible for identifying and assessing potential corporate transactions for REA Group.

The Senior Strategy Manager is accountable for enhancing the organisation’s strategic leadership capability. They are expected to provide strategic thought leadership, technical expertise, and hands-on capability.

It is expected the Senior Strategy Manager will:

  • Lead the evolution of our strategy, including participating in the annual strategy planning cycle for the REA Board

  • Be a progressive thinker, exploring new business models to future-proof and position the business for 2, 3, 5 or 10 years ahead

  • Develop insightful market intelligence to identify key market, competitor, consumer, customer, and product trends to support strategic recommendations

  • Shape the digital consumer experience, with a focus on digital funnel management and conversion

  • Solve problems and develop rigorous, fact-based analysis including business cases, market sizing or other quantitative analytics to support recommendations, supported by others in the team

  • Be comfortable driving strategic projects with blended strategy and business teams and working to clear deadlines

  • Support the communication of recommendations to senior management and other stakeholders in a clear, concise and impactful way via powerpoint presentations

  • Develop strong internal relationships to facilitate an understanding of the core strategic objectives of REA Group and each of its businesses.

  • Be a trusted and respected member of the Strategy team and business partner to other teams across the business

We're looking for someone with…

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications: Commerce, Finance, Law, Engineering, Accounting or Business degree

  • Strategic and entrepreneurial mindset and can-do attitude

  • Demonstrated experience working in Strategy teams and/or in:

    • Management consulting (Senior Consultant / Senior Associate / Consultant level) (5- 8 years experience) and/or

    • In-house strategy role (5- 8 years experience)

    • Investment banking (5 – 8 years experience)

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver insightful recommendations and undertake sound strategic analysis using hypothesis-based problem solving

  • Excellent analytical capability with the ability to frame and solve problems and undertake qualitative and quantitate analysis (financial modelling)

  • Strong verbal and written communication with experience in developing presentations and/or Board papers

  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, priorities effectively and meet deadlines

  • Learning agility and the ability to work with ambiguity

  • Demonstrated ability to run strategic projects and manage cross-business resources

  • Demonstrated ability to influence & build rapport, credibility & trust with internal stakeholders quickly

  • Financial services industry experience (highly regarded)

  • Real Estate industry experience (highly regarded)

  • Experience with digital conversion / funnel management (high regarded)

The REA experience 

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously. 

We offer:  

  • A hybrid and flexible approach to working -   

  • Flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers  

  • Programs to support mental, emotional, financial and physical health & wellbeing 

  • Our Because We Care program offers employees volunteering leave, community grants, matched payroll giving and our Community Café donates 100% of revenue to charity. 

  • Hack Days so you can bring your big ideas to life   

  • Performance recognition programs because hard work should never go unnoticed 

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion   

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe teams with diverse ideas and experiences are more creative, more effective and fuel disruptive thinking - be it cultural and ethnic backgrounds, gender identity, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other identity or lived experience. We know diverse teams are critical to maintaining our success and driving new business opportunities. If you've got the skills, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. 

If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?