Countdown NZ

Senior Strategy Manager-Digital

Countdown NZ

Retail and Lifestyle

Applications Close - End of Day: 31-07-2018

250k + benefits

New Zealand

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Truly one of the more unique, hands-on, dynamic and interesting strategy roles in the market

Provide internal strategy consulting support for Countdown’s leading and rapidly expanding digital business

6+ years business experience, strongly degree qualified, MBA an advantage

2+ years of top-tier strategy consulting experience essential

Strong career progression opportunities within strategy or into line management

About Us

Founded in 1924, Woolworths Limited is Australia's largest retailer with more than 3,000 stores across Australia and New Zealand employing more than 195 000 people, with our customers at the heart of everything we do. Woolworths operates in New Zealand through Progressive Enterprises and its Countdown, FreshChoice and SuperValue supermarket brands.


Countdown is New Zealand’s largest private sector employer, with turnover > NZD $6bn and a team of over 18,000 Kiwis serving around 3 million customers every week across 182 stores. Countdown is also one of New Zealand’s largest and most innovative digital retailers. This includes leading the NZ market as #1 in online groceries, and operating one of the largest loyalty schemes in the country in Onecard.

 The role

Working with us is like consulting within a fast growing business. The retail landscape is changing rapidly and this role offers a fantastic career opportunity for a strategically minded, commercially astute professional with a passion for making a real difference to business performance.


In this role, you will use your strong consulting experience to provide dedicated strategy leadership and support for Countdown’s leading and rapidly expanding digital business. This role will report to the General Manager of Strategy, but work closely alongside the General Manager of Digital and be part of the Digital Leadership Team.

  Key responsibilities include

Acting as an internal strategy consultant within the Countdown business – using your strategy consulting experience

Driving, supporting, communicating and overseeing strategic planning and prioritisation for Countdown’s digital business

Hands on project leadership and support including in the areas of eCommerce, loyalty, digital marketing and analytics, customer experience and other business development opportunities

Building and maintaining strong relationships with middle, senior and executive management across both Countdown and the wider Woolworths Group

  What we are looking for

Proven strategy consultant, strongly degree qualified, MBA an advantage

6+ years of business experience in strategic thinking and project delivery

At least 2+ years within a top tier strategy consultancy or corporate strategy team (essential)

Self motivated, hands on, “can do”, commercial and down to earth

Some project experience with digital, data, loyalty, partnerships and/or online strategy highly valued

Leadership capabilities and the ability to work well autonomously and in teams in pressured and/or ambiguous situations

Deep experience and knowledge of strategic problem solving and frameworks, leading projects and managing change

A track record of successfully defining, mobilising and translating strategies into action and delivering results; Demonstrated ability to influence, establish & maintain strong relationships with senior management and diverse stakeholders

Superb written and oral communication, strong structured thinking and organisation. Highly proficient in MS Excel, Powerpoint and able to produce concise and impactful decks / presentations

  What We Can Offer You

Unique opportunity to be at the forefront of digital retail transformation for one of Australasia’s largest businesses

A complex, fast moving, rapidly changing set of challenges and opportunities

An attractive remuneration package – including base salary and annual bonus

An exciting career - as our business grows, so do the opportunities for our people.

  For more information please contact Jo Lloyd at

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