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Stakeholder Engagement & Strategic Partnerships Manager

1 December 2020 

About Us

With approximately 50,000 talented people globally and 5,500 talented people based in more than 50 offices in Australia and New Zealand, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisers including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. Our purpose is simple, we exist to future proof our cities and our environment.

To find out more about working at WSP, our culture and values, please visit our website.

The Opportunity

We have an exciting parental leave cover role as Stakeholder Engagement & Strategic Partnerships Manager. This role effectively contributes to the success of the organisation by working closely with senior team members., developing and assisting in the execution of engagement strategies across key decision makers and influencers relevant to WSP, positioning the organisation to win work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver WSP strategy around stakeholder engagement and partnerships with our senior team members.
  • Design and deliver the strategy for local, national and global partnership development based on user behaviour, WSP brand strength, competition landscape and potential impact.
  • Structure, renegotiate, execute and review high impact partnership agreements that drive awareness, engagement, loyalty and bid leads.
  • Own and manage relationships with key partners and membership organisations, leveraging the relationship to advance the strategic interests and increase visibility of WSP in key sectors.
  • Periodically review the competitive landscape, identifying and developing partnership opportunities that will assist in positioning WSP as the market leader.
  • Develop relationships with key industry thought leaders and create a pool of knowledgeable go-to clients for ad hoc market feedback and research that will inform positioning activities.
  • Work with Sector and Regional Directors to deliver on annual engagement strategies that assist in positioning WSP as the consultant of choice in key growth markets.

What We'll Love About You

This is the perfect opportunity for a motivated, results-driven person who has a passion for the infrastructure sector and ultimately working with our clients to create communities where people want to live.

To Be Successful In This Role You Will Have:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in marketing, communications or business.
  • 5+ years of experience working in partnerships, business development or MarComms roles.
  • Previous experience in a senior relationship management /partnership role.
  • Direct experience in building and managing strategic alliances and partnerships with senior internal and external stakeholders on a local, national and global scale.
  • Established networks with leaders across industry, government and the media (traditional and digital).

What We Will Offer You

WSP provides a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many personal and professional development opportunities that are aimed to help you deliver your best self to the role whilst managing your personal life in balance. We have been recognised for the second consecutive year as a Great Place to Work® with year-on-year increases in employee engagement.

Some of the many benefits we offer our employees include:

  • Flexible working hours and working from home
  • Global mobility
  • Parental leave & purchased additional annual leave
  • Corporate employee discounts and offers
  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Wellness at work & social club
  • Workplace giving /volunteering
  • Employee reward & recognition program
  • Professional and technical development opportunities

Inspired by Diversity, Driven by Inclusion…….

Discover a forward-thinking culture that incorporates some conventional yet non-negotiable qualities—like respect, integrity and trust. We welcome to the table all perspectives, strengths, skills, creeds and genders because we know that diverse ideas breed extraordinary results.

WSP supports a diverse and inclusive work environment as well as equal employment opportunities. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people of culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please note we will not be engaging the services of recruitment agencies for this role.

To Apply

If you are interested in the above role, please apply here.

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