Senior Strategy & Market Analyst


Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


Acknowledgement of Country

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The Opportunity

  • Conduct vital market analysis to grow the success of nature-related digital products
  • Supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible work environment
  • Join our multi-disciplinary team at CSIRO today, and help us make a difference!

We are seeking an experienced Senior Strategy & Market Analyst to join our CSIRO Land & Water business unit in an exciting, multi-faceted role!

With environmental degradation rapidly increasing across the world, more and more consumers, organisations and decision makers are interested in frameworks and tools to better understand the changes in the world’s environmental/natural assets. In response to this, ‘Nature Positive’ is one of CSIRO’s budding start-ups that delivers solutions for natural capital accounting, Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) reporting, and broader ESG reporting. ‘Nature Positive’ offers three main products:

  • GUIDE: an interactive web-based platform where customers can learn Natural Capital Accounting concepts and/or navigate the myriad of CSIRO and non-CSIRO solutions.
  • LAB: a facilitated problem-solving session where Nature Positive Team engages customers to their needs, pain points and objectives, and recommend next steps.
  • PLATFORM: a digital application/portal which allows subscribers to access various Nature Positive ‘modules’ (e.g., biodiversity, carbon, water). Each module consists of well-integrated CSIRO solutions.

In this role, you will work cross-functionally with different teams & stakeholders to conduct vital market research and competitor analysis, and identify new opportunities, trends and insights to grow the Nature Positive products and its strategy. This involves reviewing and monitoring of external market environment, competitors and industry intelligence/trends, as well as internal data & performance. This diverse role will see you applying your critical thinking skills, product development domain knowledge and your well-developed market research capabilities & experience to contribute to the project scope, management and delivery of these products, and to the marketing strategy to support decision making. You will also present complex concepts and recommendations to a range of internal & external stakeholders, and successfully engage with customers acting as a trusted advisor.

CSIRO offers excellent career development and professional support, and we are committed to creating a platform for you to grow your skills & experience. If you are looking for a role where you can bring your skills & expertise to create meaningful impact by contributing to solutions addressing real-world environmental challenges and be part of a collaborative & flexible work culture, this would be an excellent opportunity for you!

Your duties will include:

  • Leading market/competitive analysis to identify market opportunities, trends and insights to guide the development of Nature Positive offerings and commercialisation strategy.
  • Collating, understanding, analysing, and synthesising information from disparate sources into detailed, logical, evidence-based insights and conclusions that guide strategy conversations.
  • Communicating complex business, scientific and technical concepts via professional, insightful written reports and succinct presentations.
  • Engaging with prospective customers and coordinating activities related to Nature Positive Lab sessions.
  • Developing financial/business models to support decision making/commercialisation.

Location: Melbourne or Canberra (preferred); Sydney (considered)

Salary: AU$121K – AU$142K pa + up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified Term of 18 months

Reference: 90484

To be considered you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline such as Science, Engineering, Business or Relations, Economics, Finance, or related fields.
  • Minimum 2 years relevant professional experience in top-tier management/strategy consulting/ advisory, internal corporate strategy function, or relevant function of Government department.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to facilitate conversations.
  • Demonstrated experience in using market research and business analysis tools to rapidly source, evaluate, synthesis and analyse a broad range of business, technical and economic data to form relevant business insights.
  • Experience developing and/or applying business analysis and strategic analysis frameworks (i.e., value chain analysis).
  • Ability in generating professional quality reports (PowerPoint and Word) and deliverables that clearly communicate key insights to a senior executive-level audience.
  • Experience in developing financial models to support business decision making.
  • Strong project management and stakeholder management skills in end-to-end project delivery.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description.


To be eligible to apply for this role, you must be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish.


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply online, and provide a detailed cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role. Please note that we strongly encourage you to respond to each of the selection criteria in detail, and attach it to your cover letter as one document.

Applications Close

11 December 2022, 11:00pm AEDT

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