Strategy ManagerKiwirail’s Strategy and Transformation function is key in facilitating a step change to the way we shape and view our future. We seek a strategy manager to join our team to partner with the business to expand Kiwirail’s thinking, shape KiwiRail’s strategic direction and be a catalyst for change in the way we do business.This role requires a hands-on “strategist” who has been involved in the development of strategic plans and is able to project manage the strategic planning process.Key Responsibilities:Linking financial and business strategy, and presenting in “plain English” to ensure it can be easily understood by frontline staff and Board members. Maintain an overview of emerging trends to identify potential future opportunities for Kiwirail.Develop and embed the organisational vision, strategy and business plansInfluence strategically at a Government, Industry, Board and Executive level to ensure innovative thinking and ideas are driving strong business growth and supporting business decisionsUnderstand customer and stakeholder requirements, ensuring that Kiwirail strategies are aligned to thoseCreating and communicating the agreed shared outlook for KiwiRailCreating and enhancing an engaged culture throughout KiwiRail Your Skills:Track record of success leading strong commercial improvements and driving continuous improvementAbility to apply strong analytical and critical thinking skills to solve business problems, and quickly arrive at recommendations that drive corporate prioritiesExperience aligning commercial and strategy functionsBackground in analytical roles in large complex organisations where emphasis is placed on the engagement of stakeholders for successYou will hold a Bachelor Business/CommerceAbout us:For more than 150 years, KiwiRail has played a critical role in the country’s transport network, helping to drive New Zealand’s economic growth and showcasing our country to the world. It’s an exciting and challenging time to join KiwiRail with a multi-year, future-focused transformation programme already underway. If you’re ready to join our journey, jump on board today!