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Strategy Manager

Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 30000

Company: Australian Unity

  • Bring to life Australian Unity’s values and strategic objectives.
  • Partner with commercial and strategy teams in each platform to align Group wide strategies.
  • We’re for Real Wellbeing.


What makes us, us


Established in 1840, we’re Australia’s first member-owned wellbeing company, delivering health, wealth and care services to more than 700,000 Australians. Today, while we’ve grown to a company of more than 7000 employees, our focus remains the same as it was 180 years ago — to deliver Real Wellbeing for our customers, members and the community.


We support your Real Wellbeing so you can better support our members’ and customers’ wellbeing journey


There are four key attributes that set us apart:


  • Good people: We strive to set ourselves apart through the capability, warmth and expertise of our people.
  • Wellbeing experts: Our breadth of capability enables us to provide smart solutions and services across all domains of wellbeing.
  • Long-term commitment: As a member-owned company, we’ve been focusing on long-term outcomes and single-minded dedication to our members and customers since 1840.
  • Driving positive impact:. We pride ourselves on having a positive social impact on our members, customers, employees and the broader society we operate within.  Over the last year our group delivered over $1.25 billion of social impact, which is more than 1.5 times the size of our total business


The Opportunity 


Reporting to the GM Group Strategy, you will play a leading role in the development and implementation of Australian Unity’s strategic vision and overall plan. You will bring to life Australian Unity’s values and strategic objectives through creating and articulating a coherent strategy that reflects the Group’s opportunity set and enabling the business to deliver.


What you will do


  • Act as a thought leader and partner with the commercial and strategy teams in each platform to align platform strategies within the overall group portfolio objectives.
  • Facilitate the annual strategic planning process, including preparation of key materials for the annual Board and management strategic offsite
  • Play a leading role in facilitating the strategic agenda at different levels of the business (e.g. Board, Group Leadership Team etc.) and developing Group Strategy presentations.
  • Work with Group Treasury to design and implement appropriate portfolio management & capital allocation tools to support the decision making for the business.
  • Represent Finance & Strategy in the evaluation of M&A opportunities, supporting platform leads to analyse and articulate value proposition and risks.
  • Support the General Manager Group Strategy and Head of Enterprise PMO on strategy and risk assessment of projects to ensure we are doing the right projects aligned to the Group’s strategic objectives


What we are looking for 


  • Finance, Accounting or related tertiary qualification with proven numerical and modelling expertise.
  • Experience working directly with senior management and Group Leadership Team stakeholders.
  • Advanced modelling, research and analytical capability.
  • Solid understanding of local and macro trends which impact businesses.
  • Ability to work productively with multiple stakeholders in a team-based environment.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet stringent deadlines.


Our Benefits

You will enjoy a range of great employee benefits and rewards including:

  • Competitive Remuneration and variable bonus
  • A range of attractive product and service discounts from Australian Unity’s Retail and Wealth Management portfolio – including health insurance and banking products
  • Flexible Working Arrangements including Work-From-Home days with a real work-life balance
  • Available access to LinkedIn Learning courses through our great Learning platform
  • Additional paid Wellbeing and Volunteer leave days yearly


Where to from here?


Please contact Richard Maher, Talent Acquisition Practise Lead, for a confidential discussion or more details –

Please note that all Australian Unity employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID 19. Australian Unity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applications from all members of the community, including people of Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander descent, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and, mature aged people.