Job description

About Social Traders

Since 2008, Social Traders has been a pioneer in the development of Australia’s social enterprise sector.

We help social enterprises grow by connecting them to market opportunities with business and government buyers. To date, we have worked with more than 4,000 social enterprises – across different stages of maturity.

In 2017, we made a strategic decision to focus on unlocking the significant potential of Australia’s $600 billion social enterprise procurement market. We believe this represents the greatest untapped opportunity to generate positive, sustainable social impact and change.

Having reached our target of facilitating $105 million in procurement spend two years ahead of schedule, we’ve decided to significant scale our ambitions in the next 5 years.

To realise this evolving and exciting opportunity, Social Traders is hiring several key roles in the organisation to drive momentum. Is this opportunity for you? 

Objective of this role

Supporting the Social Traders’ Market Development team to deliver its objectives of building the strength of the social enterprise procurement market and bridging gaps between demand and supply. You will work with two parts of the organisation as follows:

  • Growth Services, where you will support the manager to identify critical skills gaps and support requirements of social enterprises, which will inform the development of a program of support services to address them.
  • New Markets, where you will support the manager to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the current market, and assess potential new markets, which will inform the new markets strategy.

Role responsibilities

  • Support the Market Development team managers (Growth Services, New Markets) to structure and scope strategic problems
  • Execute qualitative and quantitative analyses, including data gathering, data interrogation and data modelling
  • Support the development of insights / recommendations and preparation of supporting presentations
  • Develop trusted working relationships with relevant stakeholders, including Social Traders’ colleagues, customers (ST certified social enterprises and business & government members) and strategic partners
  • Present findings to key stakeholders to influence decision making

Skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • At least 2 – 3 years of strategy development experience as a consultant, preferably within a top-tier consulting firm, or in-house. If you are more experienced then let’s chat as this role can be done full-time or part-time, depending on you, your skills and how you work.
  • Demonstrated strategic problem-solving skills through the use of strategy development
    frameworks and methodologies
  • Strong financial or economic modelling skills (primarily using MS Excel)
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage, build trust and support a range of stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to structure a story and present findings to influence senior stakeholders
  • Flexibility and adaptability- the role may evolve over time as Social Traders’ business model matures
  • Tertiary qualifications in a business-related discipline
  • Able to live & work in Australia

The deal:

  • Location: We’re based in Melbourne CBD, but would consider amazing people from any location in Australia as this role can be done remotely
  • Days/hours: 4 days/week 
  • Salary: $105k including super (full-time equivalent)

How to apply

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We look forward to meeting you.