Associate Director

Associate Director


The company

Based in the Hub, Spark Strategy is a consulting agency for strategic thinking, transformation and sustained action. They believe ideas spark brighter futures and are about unearthing these ideas and bringing them to life. As strategic advisors, Spark work with Not for Profits, Government and Corporates to unleash their potential, to transform them and the societies in which they live. They have a strong social driver to what they do, using their knowledge, capabilities and experience to support NFPs to move towards sustainability. They also work with Corporates, Philanthropists and Government on profit for purpose business models. Some of their core services include business model innovation, strategy development and planning, operating model excellence and workshop facilitation.


The role

The Associate Director role leads the day-to-day management of the Sydney office, including managing performance of the team and full profit and loss responsibility for each office. The role works closely with the Managing Director and the National Delivery Lead as part of the leadership team. This role will support the strategy for the growth of the business; and resource allocation recommendations. You will also mentor the team, including role modelling thought leadership; and one-to-one performance reviews (focused on culture/long term achievement of professional development goals).

Knowledge and Experience
• Proven ability to initiate and design client advisory projects, working with a high level of ambiguity
• Generating new leads/sales
• Experience in driving sustainable change within organisations i.e. commercialisation, mergers and acquisitions
• Comfortable interacting directly with our clients up to the C-level
• Project deliverable quality control checks and sign-off
• Strong client management skills
• Ability to identify and develop talent
• Experience working with services and people-based organisations such as NFP’s, government organisations or professional services firms
• Interest and passion for supporting NFP, social business and corporate partnerships


About You

With strong client management skills, you are experienced in the tools and frameworks of the trade such as business and financial modelling, strategic planning and analysis tools, project management methodologies, etc. As a self-starter, you are ambitious, with plenty of energy to bring to the role. You have a strong network in Sydney and are able to hit the ground running. You have a strong “can do” attitude and flexibility to take on additional responsibilities. You enjoy working and leading a team, able to aid in professional development. You are able to employ traditional consulting tools (without the consultant-speak) and creative tools to help unearth ideas that are practical yet innovative.


The rewards

This role provides the chance to work for a certified B Corp in Australia, contributing to a mission of positive impact for one of the leading strategic advisors in the country. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their career. Perhaps you have started in consulting with the Big 4 and are now looking for a bit more?
Spark Strategy comprises a bunch of serial entrepreneurs and strategists, keen to harness the power of ideas in mobilising organisations to revitalise the world of possibility. They are an eclectic team, bringing cross-disciplinary knowledge and experience to drive creative thinking.


For a confidential discussion contact Kate Faulkner on 03 9600 0115 or send your resume to quoting ‘Associate Director.’ Alternatively, you can apply using the forms below.