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Strategy Associate

Job Description 

  • Challenge yourself to develop insights and recommendations for the Qantas Group Management Committee and Board of Directors, through delivering insightful and impactful analysis and recommendations
  • Together we’ll define the strategic direction of Qantas Group, including Qantas Airways, Jetstar Group, and Qantas Loyalty
  • Permanent positions based at Qantas Group head office in Mascot

Today, we’re busy planning for tomorrow. We look to the future to guide the way we innovate, helping us stay relevant and responsive in an unpredictable industry. We’re constantly evolving, and this means the opportunities for our people are endless. In every role there’s the opportunity to embrace personal development and career growth, ownership of projects, and the ability to make an impact.

The global aviation industry is just as complex as it is exciting. In our dynamic environment, strategy across all areas of Qantas Group must continually evolve to stay ahead of the curve and ensure we create value for our customers, employees, and shareholders. Our Group Strategy team drives competitive advantage through responding to change and uncertainty to maintain our leadership position.

As a Strategy Associate you will be responsible for driving key analysis modules strategy projects that have high value and high impact outcomes for our business. You will drive complex, detailed and analytically driven reviews of various business areas and present recommendations to the Qantas Group Management Committee and Board of Directors that result in growth and performance for the Group. Examples of project topics may include commercial performance, fleet planning, customer experience, innovation, engineering, transformation, and other major business areas.

As an Associate you will also be responsible for leading the creation of content, assessing options, managing stakeholders and developing solutions that assist senior management in making significant strategic decisions. To be successful in this role you will be expected to use the traditional strategy toolkit, as well as employ the latest in innovation methodologies.

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • Ideally 5+ years’ experience at a major airline or a top-tier consulting firm (such as Bain, BCG, or McKinsey), investment bank, professional services firm, or within a corporate strategy team
  • Outstanding analytical, financial, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork skills
  • A highly structured style and results-oriented approach with the intellectual capability to quickly understand and apply new concepts
  • Excellent ability to create high-quality quantitative analysis and written materials for presentation to senior management and the Board of Directors
  • Sound organisational skills with an ability to priorities conflicting tasks in order to meet strict deadlines
  • Strong verbal communication and relationship-building skills, and a high level of emotional intelligence to work with and manage stakeholders across the Qantas Group
  • A strong interest in the airline industry and a desire to gain knowledge and experience across a variety of Qantas Group businesses
  • A desire to work in and contribute to a diverse, collaborative, high-performing, and social team environment

Why Qantas?

You’ll join a team where creativity and passion are encouraged. Our people come together to allow us to dream big and deliver successfully.

There are many different opportunities across our team, which means you’ll be able to grow personally and professionally at Qantas. Your development is a priority for us – so that you can maintain the high standards our customers have come to expect and can continue to develop over time. You’ll be supported from day 1 with on-the-job training and coaching and our formal training opportunities. While you may start in this role, we’ve got a great track record of supporting our people to take their careers in so many different directions, the destinations are endless.

The Group Strategy team comprises a range of experiences and backgrounds. A Strategy Associate will be able to draw on Analysts and work with Senior Associates to help drive the project work and rely on the support of either a Manager or Senior Manager to deliver the impactful outcomes.

The Qantas employee benefits program offers amazing benefits that extend well beyond travel.

  • We love to travel: Enjoy heavily discounted air travel within Australia and across the globe, both for you and your family and friends, as well as exclusive deals on accommodation and holidays.
  • We have flexible leave options: Make use of leave and flexible working opportunities including 14 weeks of paid parental leave and the option to purchase additional paid leave for eligible employees.
  • We’ll give you access to thousands of rewards: Through our partnerships, we can offer you discounts across shopping, food and wine, insurance, health and wellbeing, leisure and entertainment. You can also take advantage of our salary packaging program including motor vehicles, eligible portable electronic devices and professional memberships.
  • We’ll support your wellbeing: Whether it’s learning to support better your own and others’ mental health, our interactive wellbeing app or your very own tailored nutrition plan.

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