Head of Strategy & Commercial

Job type

Bonafide adoption of contemporary ways of working and people-led digital shift into new world of operation

Why you'd like it

  • Large digital transformation in NZ

  • Automate seamless ops using robotics, data & digital

  • Experienced leadership in place to drive

Company profile:

You don a high-vis vest, a hard hat and maybe wipe sweat from your brow at day's end.  This may not be the type of business you expect to see break the status quo and embark upon a digital transformation, now, of all times.  But it's happening.  In Digital, you may not require the safety equipment, but this is what the business does: Supply chain, automation and soon enough, digital products.  

Why now

One of NZ's largest industrial operators, embracing contemporary ways of working, use of digital innovation and leveraging partnerships to create alternative revenue streams and products.  Think, innovation, automation and productization combined to shift to apex-standard global business models of operation and commercial strategic positioning.  Among lofty goals, they will integrate customers, suppliers and partners in a marketplace setting, where ideas are born, shared and built upon to create real value and cohesion.  That's a lot of buzzwords, I know, but the support, talent and delivery capability will make it a reality.  Leadership in place has done it before.

Your role

Leadership of the strategy and commercial functions as the organisation embarks upon its journey.
Ownership of the digital strategy and innovation function.  Build out your team to meet the demands relating to governance, strategy creation and delivery of viable innovation concepts within the strategic framework.
Drive new ways of thinking throughout the business in the celebration of productisation and delivery of innovation concepts into ventures.  Teach them to think big.  Run and deliver ventures, working to create commercial practices for the filtration, endorsement and business case prioritization.

The fit

Emerging from a background in leadership in an enterprise innovation or venture capacity, you will understand productization and how to drive adoption of strategic thinking.  With a path of success driving innovation and ventures in an industrial or large organisation successfully you'll enjoy opportunities to own strategy, think big and help businesses to transform their behaviours and revenue models, delivering value to the business and its customers.

The Strategy & Commercial aspects of the role are separate but intertwined with the success of each, reliant on the other.  This will take sharp commercial acumen and a disruptive, bold outlook, willing to help a business to grow.

Lead the vision, the people and the delivery of change.

For more information, please connect with Julian@potentia.co.nz

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