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Associate Manager, Strategies Implementation

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Job Listing Date
10 Sept 2019
Location
Auckland, Manukau & East Auckland
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Consulting & Strategy, Management & Change Consulting

Associate Manager, Strategies Implementation

As FIJI Water Group accelerates and pushes to expand its portfolio, we are building a high performing Strategy team to help us achieve ambitious goals. As a privately-held, vertically-integrated company, we enjoy a significant competitive advantage allowing us to achieve the highest standard of quality, integrity and success. Over the last five years, FIJI Water Group has doubled in size and we are on pace to continue this trajectory. The Strategy Group members are essential partners in this success.

 

FIJI Water Group is seeking an Associate Manager, Strategic Initiatives. The Associate Manager, Strategic Initiatives will work with FIJI Water, Neptune Pacific Line, and other businesses within the FIJI Water Group portfolio to improve performance both through new growth initiatives and efficiency/cost reduction actions. These include a broad set of projects from M&A due diligence and international expansion to plant floor operations effectiveness and improvement in core operating processes.

 

Here's what you'll do:

  • Provide thought leadership in developing practical solutions to complex analytical problems.
  • Manage projects from conceptualisation through implementation
  • Interface directly with operating company senior management
  • Act as a driving force behind critical strategic, operational and organization initiatives
  • Form strong partnerships with business unit leaders

 

Here's what you'll bring to the table:

 

Expectations:

  • Proven background in strategic analysis and business strategy
  • Complex problem-solving skills -- defining problems, collecting relevant data, drawing valid conclusions, and recommending corrective action; ability to anticipate issues and resolve them
  • Continuous Improvement orientation -- always looking to improve. Drive process improvement projects to streamline our manual processes enabling more time for analysis and value-added work
  • Project management -- strong ability to drive collaboration across cross-functional teams
  • Hands-on / roll-up-your-sleeves approach, working with the team to produce high quality work products. We are a very hands-on, detailed organisation
  • Collaborative team player who builds strong relationships across functional lines and thrives on adding value
  • Meet all deadlines/deliverables. We are a fast-paced environment with strict timetables to ensure we complete all assigned work
  • Highly developed interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including outstanding presentation skills and ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively at all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to make meaningful conclusions from imperfect data by making reasonable assumptions
  • Very strong conceptual, logical and strategic thinking
  • Ability to manage/balance priorities both for him/herself and team
  • Proven ability to manage and motivate remote teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects
  • Self-starter with ability to work an independently high sense of urgency and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Travel 30-40% (domestic and international)

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum four years total work experience, including a minimum of two years of experience at a top-tier Management Consulting firm
  • Advanced Excel & PowerPoint skills
  • Strong organisational skills and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Superior project management skills, including project planning and performance management
  • Cross-functional knowledge, including operations, finance, and/or sales
  • Superior problem solving and analytical skills (both quantitative and qualitative)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated individual and able to achieve high impact in an unstructured environment
  • Demonstrated passion for making a difference
  • M&A experience, including acquisition analysis, due diligence, and integration a plus
  • MBA or relevant graduate degree from a leading program a plus

As FIJI Water Group accelerates and pushes to expand its portfolio, we are building a high performing Strategy team to help us achieve ambitious goals. As a privately-held, vertically-integrated company, we enjoy a significant competitive advantage allowing us to achieve the highest standard of quality, integrity and success. Over the last five years, FIJI Water Group has doubled in size and we are on pace to continue this trajectory. The Strategy Group members are essential partners in this success.

 

FIJI Water Group is seeking an Associate Manager, Strategic Initiatives. The Associate Manager, Strategic Initiatives will work with FIJI Water, Neptune Pacific Line, and other businesses within the FIJI Water Group portfolio to improve performance both through new growth initiatives and efficiency/cost reduction actions. These include a broad set of projects from M&A due diligence and international expansion to plant floor operations effectiveness and improvement in core operating processes.

 

Here's what you'll do:

  • Provide thought leadership in developing practical solutions to complex analytical problems.
  • Manage projects from conceptualisation through implementation
  • Interface directly with operating company senior management
  • Act as a driving force behind critical strategic, operational and organization initiatives
  • Form strong partnerships with business unit leaders

 

Here's what you'll bring to the table:

 

Expectations:

  • Proven background in strategic analysis and business strategy
  • Complex problem-solving skills -- defining problems, collecting relevant data, drawing valid conclusions, and recommending corrective action; ability to anticipate issues and resolve them
  • Continuous Improvement orientation -- always looking to improve. Drive process improvement projects to streamline our manual processes enabling more time for analysis and value-added work
  • Project management -- strong ability to drive collaboration across cross-functional teams
  • Hands-on / roll-up-your-sleeves approach, working with the team to produce high quality work products. We are a very hands-on, detailed organisation
  • Collaborative team player who builds strong relationships across functional lines and thrives on adding value
  • Meet all deadlines/deliverables. We are a fast-paced environment with strict timetables to ensure we complete all assigned work
  • Highly developed interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including outstanding presentation skills and ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively at all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to make meaningful conclusions from imperfect data by making reasonable assumptions
  • Very strong conceptual, logical and strategic thinking
  • Ability to manage/balance priorities both for him/herself and team
  • Proven ability to manage and motivate remote teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects
  • Self-starter with ability to work an independently high sense of urgency and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Travel 30-40% (domestic and international)

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum four years total work experience, including a minimum of two years of experience at a top-tier Management Consulting firm
  • Advanced Excel & PowerPoint skills
  • Strong organisational skills and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Superior project management skills, including project planning and performance management
  • Cross-functional knowledge, including operations, finance, and/or sales
  • Superior problem solving and analytical skills (both quantitative and qualitative)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated individual and able to achieve high impact in an unstructured environment
  • Demonstrated passion for making a difference
  • M&A experience, including acquisition analysis, due diligence, and integration a plus
  • MBA or relevant graduate degree from a leading program a plus
The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How many years' experience do you have in a consulting role?
  • What's your highest level of education?
  • How many years of project management experience do you have?

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