Aug 25, 2023

Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time Finance Real Estate

Job Description

  • Solve the most fundamental problems of the business

  • Be at the forefront of a dynamic industry engaging with start-ups and shaping M&A deals

  • Advise our executives on how to navigate the evolution of the REA ecosystem

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, data and financial services.

We are now a $1bn business across Australia, Asia, India, and North America, listed within the ASX Top 25 companies. Some of our brands include,,, Mortgage Choice, and REA India (

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. With over 12m Australians engaging with REA, your role will make a difference.

Where the team and this role fits in…

The Corporate Strategy team, led by the Chief Strategy Officer, drives the development and evolution of the REA Group Strategy. We aspire to deliver double-digit profitable growth and partner with the business to make this show up. We seek to grow organically or inorganically - both domestically and abroad.

The team is a ‘true trusted advisor’ to the ELT. We are involved in key strategic decisions and are in a privileged position to have a material impact to our customers, consumers and across our business.

As Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy you will provide strategic leadership and hands-on capability to:

  • Lead the evolution of our strategy, with a key role in the annual REA Board and Investor Day strategic planning cycle and strategic communication across the business

  • Partner with the business to drive forward the most strategic initiatives, focusing on delivering double-digit growth, uplifting consumer and customer satisfaction and evolving towards next generation marketplaces

  • Shape our Financial Services strategy across our mortgage broker business - Mortgage Choice, alongside our digital mortgage propositions

  • Recommend ways to engage our REA audience in our financial services products at the right time in their property journey.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of digital funnel management and conversion;

  • Consider how we continue to deliver value to our customers (Real Estate Agents) and participate in the proptech ecosystem

  • Guide international investment, designing strategies that cater to differing market dynamics and how we can accelerate profitable growth

  • Be key to the heartbeat of the strategy communication process, ensuring the strategy is well understood across the business

  • Be a progressive thinker, defining ways to future-proof the business in 3, 5 or 10 years time

We're looking for someone with…

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

  • Financial services industry experience (highly regarded)

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

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

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

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

  • Strategic, entrepreneurial mindset, can-do attitude, and ability to operate in a fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver insightful recommendations, informed by sound strategic analysis using hypothesis-based problem solving

  • Strong commercial acumen, including qualitative and quantitative analysis (financial modelling, market sizing, competitor reviews)

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

  • Enjoys leading strategic projects, managing cross-business teams and can quickly build lasting relationships

But we do not just look for someone based on their skills and expertise. It's our connection, acceptance, and genuine care for each other that makes REA a great place to work. That means you also need to be:

  • Creative, savvy minded and can think a little left of field / outside the box

  • A strong and creative communicator

  • Friendly, approachable and have good relationship management skills

  • An avid supporter of our fully inclusive culture - we celebrate difference and ensure that everyone belongs

The REA experience…

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.

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

If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be a 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?