Strategy and Innovation Specialist

Peninsula Leisure is a company focussed on reimagining health and wellbeing experiences to activate and engage our community. Our asset management portfolio currently includes Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC) and Pines Forest Aquatic Centre (PINES).We are committed to providing quality sports, recreation and leisure products and services driven by the exceptional talent of our people and our courage to be unique and think differently.Role scopePeninsula Leisure is undergoing exciting strategic and cultural transformation to ensure we are positioned to deliver continued commercial and community success.  To support this new way of working we are seeking a Strategy and Innovation Specialist to lead strategy creation, design solutions and to champion initiatives that will provide a framework for achieving business goals.This is a new role within the company and will require the incumbent to:Initiate, develop and maintain a range of working relationships with workforce specialists, offering them strategic support to better leverage the experience and strengths of their teams.Support key team leaders to scout high impact ideas and opportunities and link these with solutions to drive reimagination.With a long-term ambition of creating an Innovation Hub in Frankston, the position will lead the creation of agile teams that will foster an environment for ideation and exploration.Provide direction and assistance to project teams to inspire and guide them through innovation processes.Consider the blend of commercial and community implications within all proposed innovations.Analyse effectiveness of innovative solutions created and identify scalability and commercial application.Success driversThis is a unique position providing significant influence within the business. Your performance strengths will need to showcase:Analytical, critical-thinking and strong problem-solving skills.Excellent strategic thinking capability.Inspirational leadership savvy that unites and motivates all stakeholder cohorts.Flexible, positive and collaborative work style.Big picture thinking with an eye for detailBoundless energy, enthusiasm and a genuine growth mindset.Proven ability to work independently and lead multiple projects simultaneously.Qualifications and ExperienceDemonstrated experience in leading innovation and strategy creation either in-house or consultancy.Demonstrated experience in using innovation tools and techniques (including design thinking and agile methodologies).Credible exposure to leading new product/service design and development form ideation through to in-market experimentation.Very strong communication skills and the ability to operate in multi-disciplinary teams with a diverse range of stakeholders. Although the role is currently full-time status, candidates interested in part time or flexible work arrangements are welcome to apply.Peninsula Leisure employees receive excellent benefits including complimentary PARC/PINES membership (gym, group exercise and aquatic access), flexible working options and professional development opportunities.An offer of employment in this role will require satisfactory completion of a National Police Check, Working with Children Check and CPR qualification. Please contact Tim Gledhill for position queries:  tim.gledhill@peninsulaleisure.com.auApplications close 22 September 2019.Peninsula Leisure is a child safe and equal opportunity employer Australia - VIC Melbourne - All locations Bayside & South Eastern Suburbs

Strategy and Innovation Specialist

Peninsula Leisure is a company focussed on reimagining health and wellbeing experiences to activate and engage our community. Our asset management portfolio currently includes Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC) and Pines Forest Aquatic Centre (PINES).

We are committed to providing quality sports, recreation and leisure products and services driven by the exceptional talent of our people and our courage to be unique and think differently.

Role scope

Peninsula Leisure is undergoing exciting strategic and cultural transformation to ensure we are positioned to deliver continued commercial and community success.  To support this new way of working we are seeking a Strategy and Innovation Specialist to lead strategy creation, design solutions and to champion initiatives that will provide a framework for achieving business goals.

This is a new role within the company and will require the incumbent to:

  • Initiate, develop and maintain a range of working relationships with workforce specialists, offering them strategic support to better leverage the experience and strengths of their teams.
  • Support key team leaders to scout high impact ideas and opportunities and link these with solutions to drive reimagination.
  • With a long-term ambition of creating an Innovation Hub in Frankston, the position will lead the creation of agile teams that will foster an environment for ideation and exploration.
  • Provide direction and assistance to project teams to inspire and guide them through innovation processes.
  • Consider the blend of commercial and community implications within all proposed innovations.
  • Analyse effectiveness of innovative solutions created and identify scalability and commercial application.

Success drivers

This is a unique position providing significant influence within the business. Your performance strengths will need to showcase:

  • Analytical, critical-thinking and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent strategic thinking capability.
  • Inspirational leadership savvy that unites and motivates all stakeholder cohorts.
  • Flexible, positive and collaborative work style.
  • Big picture thinking with an eye for detail
  • Boundless energy, enthusiasm and a genuine growth mindset.
  • Proven ability to work independently and lead multiple projects simultaneously.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in leading innovation and strategy creation either in-house or consultancy.
  • Demonstrated experience in using innovation tools and techniques (including design thinking and agile methodologies).
  • Credible exposure to leading new product/service design and development form ideation through to in-market experimentation.
  • Very strong communication skills and the ability to operate in multi-disciplinary teams with a diverse range of stakeholders.

 

Although the role is currently full-time status, candidates interested in part time or flexible work arrangements are welcome to apply.

Peninsula Leisure employees receive excellent benefits including complimentary PARC/PINES membership (gym, group exercise and aquatic access), flexible working options and professional development opportunities.

An offer of employment in this role will require satisfactory completion of a National Police Check, Working with Children Check and CPR qualification.

 

Please contact Tim Gledhill for position queries:  tim.gledhill@peninsulaleisure.com.au

Applications close 22 September 2019.

Peninsula Leisure is a child safe and equal opportunity employer

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