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Strategy Manager

Date: 03-Jun-2021

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: CSIRO

The Opportunity


  • Lead the development of industry and technology strategies
  • Work with world leading researchers
  • Help Australia unlock emerging growth opportunities


CSIRO Futures is the strategic and economic advisory arm of CSIRO – Australia’s national science agency. We sit at the cutting edge of science and technology and work with forward thinking industry and government customers and CSIRO’s world leading researchers to identify and capture growth opportunities in existing and new industries. We draw on our extensive consulting and economic experience and unparalleled access to scientific expertise to provide insights and advice to inform our customers’ investment in science and technology. This includes helping Australia and companies enter entirely new industries and developing innovation pathways for leading businesses operating in mature markets.


The Strategy Manager will lead the project delivery of industry roadmaps, technology strategies and technology scans aimed at influencing senior government and industry leaders. This will involve the development of project approaches, the management of a delivery team, client engagement, stakeholder consultation, market and technology analysis and report writing. The projects will vary in complexity and may be oriented to diverse industries or technologies where CSIRO has current or emerging interests. Projects typically deliver material that work toward describing how science, technology and innovation can assist in unlocking the identified opportunities.

Your duties will include:

  • Under limited direction, lead small teams to deliver strategy projects of varying size and scale.
  • Liaise with clients to determine their needs, tailoring solutions to potentially conflicting requirements, taking personal responsibility for client satisfaction, and correcting problems promptly and in a constructive manner.
  • Quickly gather, understand, analyse and synthesise information from disparate sources into detailed, logical, evidence-based insights and conclusions.
  • Succinctly and professionally communicate complex business, scientific and technical concepts to senior executives and government decision makers.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues within the team, the business unit and across CSIRO to reach objectives.
  • Actively develop a working knowledge across CSIRO’s science and technology domains.


Location: Melbourne, Victoria (mix of office and home)

Salary: AU$100k – AU$108k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 3 years (Part-time may also be considered)

Reference: 73961

To be considered you will need:

  • Tertiary qualification in science, engineering, business, finance or economics or a related field that includes a significant analytical component.
  • Demonstrated experience leading small teams on strategic or technical consulting projects that involved gathering, evaluation, analysis and synthesis of a broad range of information to develop robust insights and input into strategic decision making.
  • Experience developing and/or applying business analysis and strategic analysis frameworks (e.g. value chain analysis).
  • Experience in generating professional quality client-facing written reports and deliverables that clearly communicate analysis and key insights.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral communication and presentation skills, including experience in proactively collaborating and consulting with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Adaptability and ability to modify project methodology in real time and being able to justify the change.


For full details about this role please review the Position Description


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

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

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

1 July 2021, 11:00 pm AEST

We reserve the right to close the application period early if we find a suitable candidate.