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Strategy Senior Consultant

Date: 17-Jun-2022

Location: Sydney, NSW, AU Melbourne, VIC, AU Brisbane, QLD, AU Canberra, ACT, AU

Company: CSIRO

Acknowledgement of Country

CSIRO acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. View our vision towards reconciliation

The Opportunity


  • ​​​​Long-term opportunity within a flexible environment
  • Strong background in strategy consulting?
  • Become a pivotal part of our team!


CSIRO are excited to engage with a strategy professional for a 3-year specified term opportunity within our Strategy team. Passionate individuals with a strong background in strategy consulting are encouraged to consider this opportunity! 

We are constantly challenging ourselves at CSIRO to extend our distinct ability to deliver impact through at-scale, long term and multidisciplinary research focused on the biggest challenges facing the country. As part of this, we are evolving our approach to portfolio management, including clarifying our impact priorities under the six challenges and how we collaborate across the organisation and with partners to deliver on them. The Strategy Senior Consultant will require a passionate boundary spanner with the capacity to support cross-functional teams (and external networks) to explore, design, and operationalise impact strategies. The Strategy Senior Consultant will be a pivotal part of CSIRO’s Strategy team in advancing our Challenges program and in particular defining and operationalising a portfolio management approach for our impact priorities. 

Your duties will include:

  • Developing evidence-based impact strategies in collaboration with the Business Units, including:
    • Actively supporting senior organisational leaders to develop strategic plans that align with organisational goals, policies and procedures 
    • Conducting workshop and consultations with research scientists across the organisation to identify market opportunities, challenges, and priorities and co-design solutions
    • Gathering, analysing and synthesising internal and external data to determine market trends and organisational capability and needs
  • Developing implementation plans for strategies that ensure they are effectively embedded in organisation policy and practices
  • Supporting the co-design of modifications to our strategic planning process to maintain alignment with portfolio management
  • Developing high quality presentations and reports, including Executive Team and Board papers, submissions and other written or presentation materials.


Location: Any AU CSIRO site

Salary: AU$102k - AU$111k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 3 years

Reference: 85734

To be considered you will need:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline with experience across disciplines, preferably in a professional services consulting firm or in corporate strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high-level strategic analysis on complex topics, recognise opportunities and provide clear and concise insights to support strategic decision-making and ensure competitive advantage across a national and global market
  • Exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to build and manage stakeholder relationships across diverse teams and large organisations 
  • Proven ability to adapt to changing contexts and deliver results in an environment of high ambiguity and complexity
  • Experience in a top-tier management consulting firm is desirable.
  • Experience working with or within a science research agency and/or experience developing strategy and initiating multidisciplinary, cross-business projects in a research environment is desirable.


For full details about this role, please review the Position Description.


Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens, New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents only.


Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

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

3 July 2022, 11:00pm AEST/AEDT.