Fast growing industry
About Our Client
Our client is a national peak industry body (PIB) within the horticultural sector and is focused on the development of its industry by integrating and communicating the marketing and R&D efforts of Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd (HIA) with the PIB membership base and other relevant government bodies. Our client is looking for a dynamic individual to interact and liaise with) the membership base, lead the PIB's communication, to maximise outcomes for marketing, promotions, training and R&D efforts across the industry into the future.
Reporting to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the person selected to fulfil this role will be responsible for implementing Board developed strategy. Strategies currently include developing and coordinating communication between the PIB members, HIA and key government agencies. Ensuring effective communication using established channels, the role will encompass tracking key projects that provide the PIB members with a high return on their investment levy funds by developing an excellent relationship with HIA. The role will have a large emphasis on unification of the industry. Focus and guidance on the effectiveness of the Board is a key thrust, ensuring all PIB members are considered in Board decisions. Protection of the Product Brand is a paramount function of this role and the incumbent will be the key member of the Risk and Crisis committee. The position includes an ex officio role on the Strategic Industry Advisory panel (SIAP) to ensure maintenance and oversight of marketing and promotion developments aimed at creating greater demand. There is a similar role to be played on the research committee, embracing scientific and industrial innovations to increase productivity and quality. The role has a high degree of autonomy, applicants will need to be 'self-starters', and be capable of driving the various PIB programs and demands.
The Successful Applicant
Effective Communication is the cornerstone of success in this role, as is demonstrating credibility through strength of character. As the successful candidate in this role, you will have a tertiary qualification, technical training or successful depth of experience relevant to the communication and industry engagement needs of the PIB. Proven success in promotion, marketing, R&D, and grower extension services within the horticultural sector will be very highly regarded.
Other highly regarded skills are:
* A track record of success working within one or more of the following sectors - agricultural or horticultural industry, a research facility, or a PIB.
* Experience in R&D, innovation and taking product to market.
* Exceptional presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively across multiple stake holders.
* Relevant skills to lead and manage a small business.
What's on Offer
The role will offer a dynamic candidate a genuine opportunity to drive the organisation's goals and success across the country. Compensation includes a competitive base salary, standard tools of trade include a car allowance, computer and mobile phone. The role will also provide the opportunity to work from a home office base with reasonable travel and meetings occupying periods of time in formal settings. Applicants will be considered nationally, however easy access to major cities and airports is an advantage in this role and will be viewed favourably.