We help Senior Executives and General Managers to find solutions to complex strategic and operational challenges.

The SPP values of insight, influence and impact don’t just apply to our clients, but also to our team.

As well as delivering insight for our clients, you will gain deep insight not only into the industries and clients we work with, the tools and methodologies we deploy, and the approach we take to solve problems, but you will also gain insight into your own personal strengths, motivations and abilities.

Our clients, and your colleagues will have a lasting influence on your view of the world, the challenges faced by business, charities and the public sector – and the solutions that can be brought to bear.

Your experiences at SPP will have a lasting impact on your personal and professional development, personal and professional networks, your work ethic, and your career.

“Consulting provides people with a fantastic opportunity to learn, develop, and make a difference.  SPP welcomes and encourages job applications from talented individuals who enjoy problem solving, and seek to work in a dynamic environment on a diverse range of projects.”

Phil Noble – Founder & Managing Partner

Our people are our greatest asset

  • The opportunity to work with a growing, entrepreneurial business. Where people can come for opportunity and growth at every level
  • The chance to work with a strong team of capable and interesting people, in a collaborative and collegiate environment
  • Interesting and challenging projects across a diverse range of sectors
  • A place where people are valued and respected
  • An environment where people are encouraged to chase their passions to take all of SPP forward

You will be working hard, but in return you will be constantly learning, facing new challenges, and growing.

You’ll assume roles that continually challenge you with increasing responsibility and exposure as you develop personally and professionally. We advance people on merit as they develop and demonstrate their ability to deliver insight, influence and impact.

At SPP, you will be continually challenged and given increasing responsibility and exposure as you develop personally and professionally. We advance people on merit as they grow and demonstrate their ability to deliver insight, influence and impact.

Working at SPP means

  • A fresh opportunity to work with a growing and entrepreneurial business
  • Working on important, challenging client projects across a diverse range of industries
  • The chance to collaborate with a dynamic team of highly skilled and interesting people

At SPP we believe in the benefits a diverse and collaborative team environment can bring.  Our team come from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines, as well as a broad diversity of cultures, genders, and life experiences.

While we can always do better and we do not believe we have a perfect solution to diversity and inclusion – we seek to build and maintain an open environment, where people from all forms of background and experiences can share their thoughts, in a safe and fearless way.

We tether strongly to our values and seek ongoing input and contribution across all levels of the firm as to the behaviours we expect to see exchited against those values.​

Recruitment Process

We recruit on a needs-basis throughout the year which sometimes involves structured recruitment rounds. We’re always looking for opportunities to work with great talent.

SPP utilises a case-study approach to interviewing. The case study is an example of a real business problem and we find it an effective way to assess a candidate’s problem-solving and communication skills, as well as their ability to relate to their peers.

It allows applicants an opportunity to demonstrate abilities critical to being a successful consultant, including:

  • Handling ambiguity
  • Structuring an approach to problem solving
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
  • Prioritisation of issues
  • Listening skills
  • Presence
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrating insight, influence and impact

The case study evaluates the candidate’s approach – not whether they get the ‘right’ answer. The case study presents problems for which there are no predetermined answers, and candidates are evaluated on their ability to deal with a problem rather than on a specific answer. Performing well in case studies typically requires a similar set of skills to those used by our consultants on a day-to-day basis.

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Overview

Are you a curious, natural problem solver, with an appetite for communicating your findings and delivering real change?

Strategic Project Partners (SPP) is a fast-growing management consulting firm with offices in Melbourne and Sydney. We seek to deliver lasting and measurable impact for our clients with a view to delivering broader community benefit. We work across many sectors, with major practices in Education & Research, Government, Consumer, Financial Services, Not for Profit, Infrastructure & Major Projects, Sports, Media & Entertainment and Data Analytics.

Our firm is currently seeking applicants for Senior Associate level positions. We’re looking for smart, energetic and driven people with a genuine interest in pursuing a career in consulting.

Successful candidates will be success-oriented with outstanding problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills. We hire people from a diverse range of backgrounds, but what unites us is a strong capacity to learn and a desire to deliver impact for our clients.

About the role

Senior Associates at SPP are a core part of the project team, and are given a high degree of responsibility from day one. Senior Associates are involved in all aspects of project delivery and client engagement. Some typical examples of the types of tasks undertaken by our associates include:

  • Gathering data and undertaking desktop research
  • Building analytical and financial models of client operations
  • Undertaking both qualitative and quantitative analysis to generate insights into business problems
  • Benchmarking and desktop analysis to explore industry issues and markets
  • Working closely with SPP colleagues to shape compelling proposals and tenders
  • Producing materials to support stakeholder engagement
  • Conducting client interviews and supporting senior consultants to facilitate client workshops and other engagement forums
  • Working with team members to develop insights into the client challenge and develop actionable recommendations
  • Preparing high quality written reports (generally in MS PowerPoint)

 

What attributes are we looking for?

  • Strong communicators with the ability relay information clearly and succinctly, and tailor communication to the client situation
  • Maturity and strong interpersonal skills, and adapt easily to new cultures
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, and to work effectively as part of a project team
  • A proactive and positive attitude
  • Outstanding problem solving skills, including the ability to tackle complex problems creatively
  • Highly developed numerical and analytical skills
  • Ability to develop written materials to a high standard, with strong attention to detail
  • Confident presentation skills, with the ability to communicate both detailed analyses and big picture ideas and messages
  • Resilience and adaptability to different situations, clients, industries or processes
  • Curiosity and passion for continual learning, including ability to quickly get up to speed on new subject areas
  • Strong attention to detail
  • MS Office suite capability (particularly PowerPoint, Excel, Word)

 

Qualifications & Experience

  • A Bachelor and/or higher degree qualification in a relevant area (e.g. Business, Commerce, Engineering)
  • Senior Associates at SPP will typically have postgraduate qualifications (e.g. MBA, relevant Masters degree)\
  • We also expect candidates at this level to have some commercial work experience, ideally in strategy consulting. Otherwise, relevant industry experience with transferable skills are considered

Overview

Are you a curious, natural problem solver and strong, experienced leader with an appetite for communicating findings and delivering real change?

Strategic Project Partners (SPP) is a fast-growing management consulting firm with offices in Melbourne and Sydney. We seek to deliver lasting and measurable impact for our clients with a view to delivering broader community benefit. We work across many sectors, with major practices in Education, Government, Health, Not for Profit, Infrastructure & Major Projects, Sports, Media & Entertainment and Data Analytics.

Our firm is seeking smart, energetic and driven Engagement Manager to lead our Consulting team across diverse range of projects within Education & Research. Successful candidates will be focused on delivering outcomes for our clients, and demonstrate refined leadership and analytical skills, critical thinking, and an interest in developing a team of influential consultants. Coupled with this, you will have sound knowledge of the Higher Education and/or Research sectors.

About the role

As an Engagement Manager with SPP you will lead consulting teams and work closely with our clients to solve their business problems. Engagement Managers will proactively assist and guide the consultant team to design and deliver solutions that meet client needs, and will be responsible for managing the consulting team, activities, outputs and resourcing.

As the day-to-day contact point for our clients you will effectively manage relationships with the client and key stakeholders, communicating clearly and often on status, changes in expectations, and progress. Engagement Managers at SPP concurrently lead multiple teams to deliver client projects across all business practice areas; and are expected to proactively contribute to the firm’s strategy and approach development.

You are also expected to act on opportunities to benefit the firm’s reputation, workforce, IP position, client base and financial position by:

  • Taking leadership of developing effective project proposals and firm capability materials
  • Identifying and growing further business development and project opportunities based on current work or professional networks
  • Contributing to innovation across the business, demonstrating leadership in your area of expertise
  • Leading the development of firm IP including approaches, training materials and firm publications
  • Introducing SPP to sales opportunities as they arise and as appropriate
  • Supporting firm recruitment efforts through candidate identification and the interview process
  • Contributing to workforce development by mentoring team members to extend their skills and responsibilities as appropriate, and providing constructive performance assessments
  • Contributing to high team morale by staying engaged and participating in social events
  • Sharing insights into industry trends and current events related to SPP target areas

Qualifications & Experience

  • A Bachelor and/or higher degree qualification in a relevant area (e.g. Business, Commerce, Engineering)
  • You must have previous experience in Management Consulting/General Strategy Consulting
  • Candidates will need some background and expertise working within Education & Research
  • You will have prior experience with a similar small to large size firm. Strategy professionals working in industry will also be considered, however will need some Consulting exposure in previous work history
  •  Management experience and background leading project teams

Overview

Are you a curious, natural problem solver, with an appetite for communicating your findings and delivering real change?

Strategic Project Partners (SPP) is a fast-growing management consulting firm with offices in Melbourne and Sydney. We seek to deliver lasting and measurable impact for our clients with a view to delivering broader community benefit. We work across many sectors, with major practices in Education & Research, Government, Consumer, Financial Services, Not for Profit, Infrastructure & Major Projects, Sports, Media & Entertainment and Data Analytics.

With business conditions improving in 2021, our firm is seeking energetic and driven people for Consultant positions. Successful candidates will be success-oriented, and demonstrate refined analytical skills and insightful thinking, leadership potential, and an interest in management consulting as a long-term career. We will require candidates to have previous Strategy Consulting experience within a similar firm environment.

About the role

As a Consultant with SPP you will be an integral part of consulting teams, working closely with our clients to solve their business problems. Consultants will take on some project management responsibilities and take a leading role in developing the “answer” to client challenges. Some typical examples of the types of responsibilities and tasks commonly undertaken by our consultants include:

  • Structuring analysis and findings to ensure complete and well-articulated solutions
    • Tightly defining the client’s problem and developing a clear hypothesis that challenges the client to understand and think about the problem more clearly
    • Mapping out a sound, logical, structured approach for conducting analyses
    • Recommending actions that are appropriate for the client organisation’s capability and capacity
    • Preparing very high quality written materials for presentation to the client
  • Managing day to day project activities to ensure outputs are delivered on time
    • Maintaining project direction and scope to ensure project objectives are met
    • Facilitating client engagement forums to drive effective information capture and decision making
    • Building project momentum within the client organisation, and gaining stakeholder buy-in
  • Developing insights about the client or industry that open new perspectives for potential solutions
    • Identifying opportunities to deepen and strengthen project analyses to deliver greater insight
    • Identifying solutions that positively impact the client’s bottom line (social, environmental, political, people & dollars)
  • Building internal capabilities and supporting business development activities to enable future growth
    • Working with the consulting teams to build new capabilities across target industries
    • Working closely with SPP partners and managers to develop effective project proposals

What attributes are we looking for?

  • A structured approach to problem solving
    • Outstanding problem solving skills, including ability to handle complex problems creatively
    • Highly developed numerical and analytical skills, with strong business acumen
    • Creativity to develop insights into the client and/or industry challenge
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
    • Ability and confidence to provide balanced, pragmatic advice to senior managers and executives
    • Strong ability to liaise, influence, challenge effectively and build relationships at all levels
    • Highly refined and effective communication and leadership skills, with demonstrated ability to tailor and adapt these appropriately
    • Aptitude for supporting the professional development and upskilling of junior team members
  • Possession of character traits consistent with successful Consultants
    • Demonstrated capacity to develop and adopt new approaches, ideas and work practices
    • Easily adaptable to different situations, clients, industries or processes
    • Proactive, curious, flexible, assertive, can do attitude
    • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a project team
  • Effective management of tight deadlines in a dynamic environment, delivering high quality outputs with strong attention to detail, with a track record of effective project management and delivery

Qualifications & Experience

  • A Bachelor and/or higher degree qualification in a relevant area (e.g. Business, Commerce, Engineering)
  • Postgraduate qualification (e.g. MBA, relevant Masters degree) is advantageous
  • We require previous Strategy Consulting experience within another similar firm, anything from top-tier or boutique management consulting firms. Around 2 – 5 years experience will align best for these roles.
  • Exposure across any of the following sectors is beneficial – Education & Research, Government, Consumer, Financial Services, Not for Profit, Infrastructure & Major Projects, Sports, Media & Entertainment and Data Analytics

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If there are no current opportunities that match what you are looking for, please consider registering your interest here for opportunities at SPP as they become available.

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