VP, Strategy at Hipages

General & Administrastion, Sydney sydney
Posted 18 days ago

Rare Opportunity to help accelerate the growth of an Australian success story!

Our Story:

hi. We’re hipages.

We provide a better, smarter way to connect tradies and consumers and get the job done well.

Our purpose is creating happier homes through effortless home improvement. We build technology that solves the frictions of an industry ready for optimisation and are on a mission to bring simplicity, trust and create a seamless experience for our tradies and homeowners.

To date, over three million Australians have changed the way they find, hire and manage trusted tradies to get a job done around their home by using hipages. Our team thrives on bringing simplicity and trust to the tradie/consumer experience.

hipages. Change the way you tradie!

How you will add value:

This is a newly created role for hipages post our successful IPO in November, the objective of the role is assisting the CEO to ensure hipages executes on our strategic plan via both effective strategy mobilisation practices and growing the business organically (investing in accelerated growth opportunities) and  inorganically via M&A and JV opportunities that align with our long term strategy to deliver superior shareholder outcomes.

Specifically your mandate includes:

  • As a member of the senior leadership team you will contribute to strategy that ensures hipages continues on its excellent growth trajectory and delivers superior value to shareholders, customers, consumers and our team;
  • Identifying and Analysing M&A and divestment opportunities, including; insuring a range of financial outcomes, value drivers, sensitivities and risks are fully evaluated;
  • Manage all in-bound technology collaboration enquiries (JV’s,  investments, acquisitions), evaluating strategic alignment and business case for further discussions;
  • Execution of M&A and divestment opportunities, including; consulting with investment banks, legal advisors and internal teams;
  • Conducting industry and competitor analysis, including; building a strong understanding of the industry and assist in the preparation of various hipages presentations to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support and facilitate the ongoing development and review of the groups corporate strategy, including; supporting the CEO with the annual SLT and Board strategy offsites and all associated work streams.
  • Manage  internal and external strategy communications, including updates to shareholders and the market and work with the Chief People & Culture Officer on internal communications so the hipages team clearly understands the hipages strategy and their role to help achieve it.
  • Work with CFOO and external bankers to support and execute on capital requirements for hipages.

You bring:

Creativity, an inspirational leadership approach, technical excellence and curiosity,  ensuring you bring  the team on the hipages journey. As a collaborative and adaptable leader you will establish strategic priorities in a constantly changing environment. Promoting and nurturing positive working relationships across all areas of the organisation, your agile and adaptable approach has you living and breathing our values. 

Your CV:

As a Strategy and M&A professional, ideally from an investment bank, or from a corporate/strategy environment, your experience includes

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline; an MBA would be an asset;
  • 8-12 years experience in Strategy and M&A;
  • Someone who is entrepreneurial in orientation, as well as having a client-service mentality; must be able to excel under pressure, as well as meet short deadlines;
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to craft powerful and engaging messages that inspire others;
  • Strategic thinker (“futurist outlook”) coupled with ability to roll up sleeves;
  • Proven experience in strategy formulation, complex organizational wide problem solving, due diligence, and financial/forecast modeling; 
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, negotiate, consult, build consensus, and communicate priorities and expectations.

With of course a  solid track record of success, demonstrating significant contributions to organisation growth and success.

Why join the hipages family?

Our team members really are at the forefront of our business and we empower our team to have a voice, make a difference, help lead the business forward and keep hipages one of the best places to work in Australia. A dedicated high performance team, huge investment in your career development, superior employee benefits, excellent work flexibility and participation within our Employee Share Program are just some of the many reasons to join us, not to mention the free brekkie and the most amazing office in Australia, located in the heart of Sydney CBD!

What you can expect:

At hipages, no two days are the same and our pace is fast! Interesting, meaningful and challenging work within our diverse and inclusive ‘one team’ culture will have you leaping out of bed in the morning.  We regularly refer to our company values to guide our behaviours and empower our team to feel free to be themselves so they can unleash their maximum potential. We are down-to-earth people who genuinely work together as a team to "make it happen".  This is hipages' DNA.

We also love celebrating -  everything! Birthdays, babies, big wins, little wins and anything in between; our company celebration events are legendary! Check out our Instagram #hipagesteam to get the picture.  

Does this sound like the place you belong? Welcome home.

hipages. Change the way you career!