Date Advertised
Job Type
Full Time Job Ad
Job Level
AUD 170,000 +
Skills Required
Strategy and Creative


Sydney, 2000
New South Wales, Australia

Strategy Director

Sydney, New South Wales

This is your chance to use the strategic thinking and creative skills you’ve developed to work directly with the leaders of businesses to solve their business problems. To eyeball CEOs and their executive teams every week and take them to a place they couldn’t have reached themselves. To help them win. To finally see the tangible, measurable and meaningful results of your work.

About Step Change

Step Change is a creative business consultancy, a cross between a management consultancy and digitally led creative agency, focused on accelerating growth and solving problems for some of Australia and NZ’s most interesting SMEs.

We do this working hand in hand with our clients, often in facilitated workshops designed to optimise core business (brand story and marketing foundations) and drive progress with fresh insights, ideas and innovation.

We're a unique group of strategists with client-side marketing and agency side experience on our resume and entrepreneurialism in our hearts. And that's what makes us different. We're driven by building businesses - whatever it takes.

We’re different by design. Not the cookie-cutter strategy template guys, not the spreadsheet guys and we’re not an agency that believes creativity necessarily trumps everything else. That said, we’re inherently creative. We couple disruptive thinking with strategic discipline. To us, creativity is a tool rather than an end in itself. One tool in a toolbox of many including behavioural economics, business strategy, customer experience and process innovation: we do what it takes. In the past this has led to recommendations ranging from joint ventures to new business models, packaging redesigns to new brand architectures.

For background, look at the videos on our website: www[dot]hellostepchange[dot]com

The role

Package: $170,000 - $210,000 + incentives.

Start by watching our team do Stump The Strategist (www[dot]hellostepchange[dot]com/stumpthestrategist), solving strategy problems live on stage in 9 minutes in front of as many as a thousand people. If that excites you, you would give it a shot AND you could do it for days at a time, then read on. It's not a typical role so if the idea of it scares you, that's okay, as long as it excites you too. We’d set you up to win because we have the systems and processes for strategy, matched with a trained team that wraps around you.

Key responsibilities

  • Run strategy projects and workshop intensives - and get 10/10 results every time
  • Wow clients, while thinking on your feet (and sometimes on stage)
  • Meaningfully break up a complex problem, distribute the problem solving, and make both the client and your team smarter. We're not after lone-wolf geniuses; we want crazy-smart people that make those around them smarter
  • Business development - winning new clients, as well as finding the next opportunity with current ones
  • Lead and develop a team of mid and junior level strategists
  • Work closely with our Creative Director and Digital Director to ensure strategy meets creativity, and ultimately gets into action

About you

You’ve got 10+ years experience in one of or a combination of:

  • strategy roles within creative agencies
  • client-side marketing roles
  • strategy consulting

We'd expect you to have worked with big, small and fast growing clients. And we'd expect you to have achieved outstanding results with testimonials to prove it.

Also, if you're the type to read books and then apply a new model or way of thinking to a client, you'll enjoy this role (we mean books like: ‘Good Strategy, Bad Strategy’, ‘Thinking: Fast and Slow’, ‘Positioning’, ‘The Lean Startup’, ‘Eating the Big Fish’ etc). If you devour the knowledge and can apply it, there might be a fit here.

How to apply

  • Complete the online application found on our website
  • Include a cover letter and CV. In your cover letter tell us how the consulting industry is going to get disrupted - and what we should do about it. One way to approach that is to answer the question: What valuable business is nobody building yet?

For more information, please contact

Glenn Bartlett

Head of Strategy

02 8030 8655


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