Title:  Strategy Manager

Description: 

KAS Pty Limited is a part of KAS Group Asia (KGA), the exclusive direct sourcing arm of Kmart Group that operates the iconic retail brands Kmart Australia, Target Australia and Catch. KGA’s operations span the largest sourcing markets across Asia including China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam, supporting an annual sourcing capability of US $ 2.5 billion.

With our strong commitment to sustainability and ethical sourcing, we provide a full suite of procurement services from sourcing, merchandising, packaging, quality assurance, quality control and international supply chain.

At KGA, whether with KAS Pty Ltd or Target Australia Sourcing, you will be part of a dynamic, growing business that delivers incredible results through a clearly defined purpose and strategy. You will work in an environment that is highly supportive, collaborative and encourages innovation whilst providing autonomy and challenge.

You will have access to flexible working hours, health and wellness programs, competitive remuneration and training opportunities with development plans to support your career growth. We offer an empowering culture with strongly embedded organisational values that define who we are and everything we do.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Strategy Formulation

    • Breaks down complex business issues and builds strategy around it

    • Walks the key stakeholders through tech strategy

    • Build a roadmap to achieve strategy and deliver on it

    • Define OKRs, lead and lag measures to track progress

  • Lead Projects: From concept phase all the way to execution

    • Break the strategy into projects: Identify key stakeholders to get approvals and get started

    • Lead the project from conception to the execution phase - Identify the right team, build project plans

    • Monitor execution and highlight key decisions/ roadblocks

    • Manage communication and governance around it - project team meetings, steering committees etc

    • Project scope may vary depending on business needs (process improvements, establishing new systems, creating strategies etc.).

    • Define OKRs, lead and lag measures to track progress          

  • Leadership

    • Lead the TAS and KAS values and culture within the team and across the organisation

    • Own the induction, coaching and development to create a high performing team with clear measures, development plans and support mechanisms as need                

                                   

Job Requirements

  • Degree in Strategy, Business, Operations Management, Computer Science or Commerce

  • Working Experience

    • Minimum 7 years relevant experience, preferably with consulting work experience

    • Experience with IT projects/ digitalization is an added advantage

  • Technical Skills

    • Strategy formulation - breaking complex issues into a project plan

    • Communication and storytelling skills: Building storylines, business cases etc.

    • Project management skillset

    • SME knowledge of end-to-end sourcing processes, systems and daily operations             

    • Sound analytical/ problem solving skills and familiarity in dealing with data and working with excel

    • Presentation skills (structuring, storytelling, familiarity with ppts)  

  • Traits/ Abilities

    • Complex stakeholder management: Ability to influence senior stakeholders

    • Ability to manuever multiple initiatives and prioritize based on business needs                

    • Change mindset - looking for areas of improvement and changes to make the org better

    • Ability to provide structure and think strategically in complex business context                

    • Ability to lead discussions, manage and influence senior stakeholders independently

    • Ability to navigate in complex business environment - managing across cultures and working across teams

    • Embraces and executes change through agile learning and pursuing unconventional ways towards the successful implementation     

 

 

KAS Group Asia values diversity and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse and multicultural communities of which we are a part. All information provided will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purpose.