Strategy Lead at Canva
Sydney, AU
At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform! Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time.
Since launch in August 2013 we have grown exponentially, amassing over 15 million active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 1 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we are capable of!
Role Mission
The mission of the Strategy Lead is to help Canva make great decisions, develop and manage the company’s revenue strategy, and complement our teams with the analytical insights to power the democratization of design.  This leader will also be at the forefront of defining our corporate development, pricing, strategic finance, and overall BizOps teams.

What you'll do:

  • Cross-functional leadership alignment: identify and help prioritize highest strategic revenue priorities across the company
  • Company business operating cadence: develop and establish a high-quality, predictable, and repeatable cadence of business reviews, strategic planning, and revenue investor calls to help the company and leadership team discover insights and drive accountability
  • Insight and analytical decision support: partner with senior leadership to scope and implement operational improvements or advanced analytic methodologies (i.e., conjoints, financial modeling, regression analysis, etc.) to inform strategic decision-making
  • Influence and drive better decisions and strategy: operate as a thought partner to the senior leadership team to help shape our areas of focus and key decisions we make (i.e., build vs. buy, customer segmentation, GTM approach, etc.)
  • Growing and happy team: attract, motivate, and develop the talent we need to accomplish the above

What we're looking for:

  • 8+ years working experience and 3+ years leadership preferred
  • Experience ideally within a relevant field such as Consulting, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Investment Banking or within a B2B SaaS company
  • Communication skills: ability to communicate complex concepts and quantitative insights concisely, with actionable so-what
  • Business insight / judgement: ability to prioritize focus of effort and inquiry with an eye to business impact / outcomes
  • Leadership: ability to attract, motivate, and manage A+ talent to deliver strong results.  Work with executive stakeholders as a peer and help shape the focus of the business.
  • Project management firepower: ability to manage complex, cross-functional projects and see them through completion at a high level of quality, on-time, and with high satisfaction from all stakeholders
  • Analytical skills: ability to earn the respect of senior leadership and operating teams by translating strategic concepts to operational implications
  • Integrity and trustworthiness
  • Effective communicator (written and verbal)
  • Humility / willingness to question one’s own assumptions / desire to constantly improve
  • Accessible, approachable, and collaborative
  • Fast-paced / bias towards immediate actions and results


  • Competitive salary, plus equity options
  • Flexible working hours, we value work-life balance
  • In-house chefs that cook delicious breakfast and lunch for us each day
  • Free Yoga membership
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Pet friendly offices including a garden, climbing wall, unisex toilets
  • Sponsored social clubs and team events
  • Fun and quirky celebrations
  • Relocation budget provided for interstate or overseas candidates