Director Finance & Strategy - City of Greater Geelong

Job Title: Director Finance & Strategy - City of Greater Geelong
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Geelong, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-1710-86052_1534454454
Contact Name: Sharon Ardley
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 17, 2018 12:07

Job Description

The City of Greater Geelong is home to more than 244,000 residents and is Victoria's largest regional city. A significant contributor to the state's economy the region boasts many major industries including health, education and research, advanced manufacturing, defence, ICT, tourism and food and agriculture to name a few. Geelong is a designated UNESCO City of Design with great cultural energy, artistic traditions, and rich natural and built heritage. With fantastic schools, sporting facilities and Victoria's best beaches on your doorstep, Geelong is a highly desirable lifestyle destination. Employing over 2,700 staff the organisation delivers over 126 services to a growing community across 1,247km2 of country, coastal and suburban areas.

Reporting to the CEO, this role will be pivotal in supporting the 30 year vision for a Clever and Creative City. You will take the lead in providing strong strategic financial planning, digital and information technology initiatives, property projects and procurement transformation across the organisation. With this dynamic portfolio you will provide high level strategic advice to the CEO and Councillors. You will collaborate and engage with key stakeholders to drive sustainable financial performance, best practice strategic planning and ensure Council has a maximum return for a diverse range of initiatives, including: a 10 year financial plan and a large scale civic accommodation project.

This is an equally challenging and rewarding role that will require the most capable leader to achieve on the organisations ambitious community expectations. With your broad range of executive management experience, and a proven values driven leader, you are well known for your track record of achieving large scale organisational outcomes through people and making valuable contributions to strategic decision making across all facets of the organisation. Leading a diverse range of teams, you are able to bring out the best in people through clear direction, empowerment and creating a positive working culture. With your strong sense of political savviness, you are able to confidently engage with Council, the community and create productive and trusted relationships. This role represents an outstanding opportunity to join a highly focused and engaged executive team and lead high profile projects that will enhance the future direction of the organisation.

The City of Geelong has a commitment to Gender Equity practices and we encourage women seeking leadership opportunities to apply.

To apply for this dynamic and key strategic role, please click on the "apply now" button to upload your CV. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Sharon Ardley on (03) 9929 9536.