Technology Strategy Manager



IT, Operations
Melbourne VIC, Australia
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

See yourself being part of a large, transformational change? This could be the role for you!

At Iress, we make things happen

We believe technology should help people perform better every day. Since our beginning in 1993, people across financial services have trusted us to take their performance to the next level. More than 10,000 businesses and 500,000 people use our software, from the world’s most iconic financial services brands to advice firms of all sizes, banks, insurers, investment managers, traders and brokers. Iress is one of Australia’s largest technology companies and employs more than 2,500 people across Australia, The United Kingdom, Africa, Canada, France, New Zealand and Asia.

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This role is responsible and accountable for driving and supporting the delivery of strategic outcomes for the Group Technology business.

Working alongside and providing support to the CTO, the primary purpose of this role is to support the Group Technology business achieve key strategic outcomes across areas of technology governance, technical and financial operational oversight, vendor engagement and leverage, and facilitation of capability improvement.

The role is also responsible for supporting the strategic planning process that underpins the development and iteration of the strategy and for the integration and cohesion of functional units within Group Technology.

You will be a strong communicator, technically knowledgeable and an excellent strategic influencer, facilitating communication and collaboration to help Group and Business Unit technology teams are strategically aligned, well informed, high performing and deliver results.

Some of the awesome things you’ll be involved with:

  • Responsible for driving and supporting the Group Technology’s strategy

  • Supports the Group Technology team in the execution of the strategy along with supporting the Business Unit CTO’s adherence to Group Technology requirements

  • Identify and mitigate strategic risk

  • Embed and support a whole-of-business approach to driving execution with rigour and discipline

  • Advocate and communicate the Group Technology strategy to internal and external audiences Manager Strategic Support

  • Leadership, guidance, influence and supporting performance management of teams, providing clear direction and alignment

  • Understand market trends to ensure Iress continues to lead clients, users and the industry

  • Drive a culture of client focus, service excellence, collective team ownership of outcomes and organisational efficiency

  • Lead and support the delivery of marketing and thought leadership initiatives, including as a spokesperson where required, in collaboration with the communications & marketing team

  • Collation, preparation and reporting of relevant data and metrics to ensure adherence to policy and to support strategic governance

  • Provide support and ensure the focus of the Group CTO on relevant strategic matters

What you will bring:

  • Industry Focus: Strong knowledge of Technology organisational needs. Demonstrated experience in using relevant and modern technology data and metrics to drive strategic performance.

  • Strategy and Financial Acumen: Demonstrable experience in supporting and executing strategies to enable and accelerate the achievement of technology goals with first-class commercial acumen.

  • Stakeholder Management and Communication: Extensive experience influencing internally and externally. Hands-on experience in building and maintaining strategic relationships with third-party vendors and partners. Excellent and proven skills in written communications, with experience in facilitation and the ability to guide and align diverse stakeholders

Why work with us?

  • 8 additional paid days per year to extend your weekends

  • Flexible working from home arrangements

  • Generous cash bonus for every successful referral

  • Annual Profit Share when Iress meets its annual profit targets

  • Starting school leave - 8.5 days of leave to assist your children with the transition to school

  • Up to 26 weeks’ paid parental leave for primary carers (up to 4 weeks for secondary carers), and the ability to work part-time when returning to work

  • 3 days’ paid leave per year to participate in charity initiatives

  • Discounted health insurance premiums

  • Access to learning and development programs through Udemy

Iress is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive culture. We strongly believe that diversity is what makes our teams and our products succeed. Our people have different experiences, skills, perspectives and beliefs and everyone’s uniqueness is valued and celebrated.

Our hiring decisions are never based on sexual orientation, race, gender identity, religion, disability, citizenship, marital or family status and age. Even if you feel you don’t meet all of the requirements of the role, we would still like to hear from you!

We’re also proud to be globally recognised as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer that promotes and supports all women in the workplace.

For more information about what we do, our people and values, please visit our website -

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