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Business Planning and Strategy Team Leader

Posted Date: 02-Feb-2021

Location: Footscray, AU

Company: City West Water Limited

The organisation 

City West Water is privileged to service one of the fastest growing regions in Melbourne. More than one million people rely on us each and every day to provide safe, efficient and affordable services across the CBD, inner suburbs and the vibrant communities of the west. 


Together with Western Water, we are creating a new water corporation called Greater Western Water that will service the city, the fast-growing area west of Melbourne and surrounding communities.  


From 1 July 2021, Greater Western Water will bring together the best of both water businesses to enhance customer service and water security and provide more affordable services for our communities. With an expected 100,000 new customers over the next 10 years, Greater Western Water will also offer new job opportunities as we increase our capacity to meet future demand.   


The opportunity 

The Business Planning and Strategy Team Leader will lead a high performing team that develops CWW’s strategies and annual business plans. Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders the Team Leader will combine customer and shareholder with a detailed understanding of CWW’s evolving operating environment into CWW’s strategic direction. This position coordinates environmental scanning and industry research in order to effectively position CWW’s plans and strategies for our customers and stakeholders.


The WFH arrangement is non-permanent, flexible, and based on both the individual's and Team/Business changing needs, and is initially negotiated on beginning your role with City West Water. Thereafter, it is renegotiated and changed as often as the individual and the Business agree to do so, and also in compliance with State government directions on COVID Safe working practices. 


What you’ll bring to the role: 

  • Significant experience in driving strategic intent into action and implementation to innovative propositions to improve value to customers   

  • Demonstrated experience building and maintaining long term stakeholder relationships   

  • Experience in designing, developing and implementing business-wide strategies and plans 

  • Strong, applied critical thinking skills  

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that influence senior stakeholders   



  • Utility experience  

  • Knowledge of water industry policy and regulatory frameworks 


We know diversity at City West Water is good for our people, good for our customers and good for our business. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment and welcome applications from First Nations people, people from across all life stages, people with disability and who identify as LGBT+ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 


If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of the application so we can assist you through the recruitment process. 


For a position description click here. 


You can watch our careers video to find out why City West Water is a great place to work. Our benefits, policies and the great work we do in the community can all be viewed at WORK180. 


Let’s keep the conversation going, applications for this role close at 11:59pm on Sunday 28 February 2021 


Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and have a satisfactory police check. 


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