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Head of Strategy

Auckland, NZ
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 30, 2024

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Full Time
At AIA we've started an exciting movement to create a healthier, more sustainable future for everyone.
It's finding new ways to not only better people's lives, but to better the communities and environments we live in. As the largest listed company on the HKSE, we've been proudly making a difference for people and communities across Asia-Pacific for over a century. And we build on this every day with our ambition to engage one billion people to live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives by 2030.
And to get there, we need leaders with the courage, clarity and humanity to inspire, guide and support their teams to thrive every day - in the work they do and the life they live. Our leaders play a vital part in our journey to help more people live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives, build healthier societies and cultivate healthier environments that better everyone.
If you sound like that leader, read on.
The opportunity:
As the Head of Strategy, you'll play a pivotal role in coordinating and implementing our strategic programme. Reporting directly to the Chief Product & Strategy Officer, you'll have the opportunity to directly influence strategic decisions for AIA NZ.
Key responsibilities include:

Coordinating and facilitating the annual strategic plan process, along with any ad-hoc strategic planning requirements from AIA Group
Serving as the liaison to AIA Group, supporting strategic planning and reporting processes
Identifying, prioritising, and governing strategic initiatives to ensure successful strategy execution
Managing the Strategic Initiatives Portfolio and prioritising initiatives, including reporting and governance
Analysing the local and global landscape, conducting competitor analysis, and providing insights and recommendations to drive our strategic direction
Providing support to business units in identifying, prioritising, and implementing strategic initiatives aligned with the overall strategy
Adapting flexibly to manage priorities and meet key deadlines effectively.

Ideally, you'll bring:

Proven track record of 10+ years in a senior strategy role within professional services, strategic consultancy, or a large corporate environment
Conceptual and strategic thinking ability, with experience influencing at the Executive, Board, and Group levels
A passion for driving positive cultural change and continuous improvement, with the ability to effectively package information for senior audiences
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with superior relationship management experience
Expertise in strategic frameworks and methodologies to guide decision-making and execution
Strong negotiation and influencing skills, coupled with the ability to interpret complex information and translate it into actionable solutions
Experience managing multiple competing stakeholder priorities and driving change at varying levels within the organisation
Technical expertise in analytical problem-solving, financial acumen, and organisational planning
Significant financial services experience, preferably within the insurance industry, along with strong leadership and mentorship skills.

Why choose AIA?
At AIA, we believe in empowering every one of our people to find their 'better'. We do this by offering:

Competitive employee benefits that include insurances, an Employee Share Purchase Scheme and an extra day of leave each quarter to recharge
Membership to AIA Vitality, our wellbeing programme, giving you access to great discounts & rewards with Apple, Les Mills, MoleMap, Endota Spa, Groov, AirPoints, Countdown & more!
A supportive and inclusive workplace
Flexible working arrangements
Opportunities to grow within the business through internal mobility.

If you believe you can help guide us towards a better tomorrow, apply now!
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require.
We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.
Recruitment Agencies: Our Talent team does not require any recruitment agency support.
Interested Candidates: Apply using the ‘Apply' button. No emailed applications accepted. For general enquiries only, contact:
You must provide all requested information, including Personal Data, to be considered for this career opportunity. Failure to provide such information may influence the processing and outcome of your application. You are responsible for ensuring that the information you submit is accurate and up-to-date.

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