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Business Manager

+ Outstanding leadership opportunity with Gippsland Veterinary Group

  • Operational leadership of a large, highly respected Veterinary Group
  • Transformative Business Manager role in a recently merged Group
  • Meet the needs of the community, staff and shareholders
Situated in South Gippsland, the Gippsland Veterinary Group (GVG) is a large privately-owned group operating across 7 sites from Phillip Island, Wonthaggi, Inverloch, Leongatha, Foster and Mirboo North. GVG is a recently merged entity (July 2017) comprising two long established veterinary businesses in the region. The business is poised for further growth and expansion of services in the region.  
This appointment provides an outstanding opportunity to lead the operations and, as a result of the merger, transform the organisational structure of this highly respected Veterinary group. The Business Manager will ensure the business continues to excel in meeting the needs of the community, staff and shareholders whilst remaining focused on embedding efficient processes and developing new marketshare growth opportunities.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the GVG with a strong focus on Finance, HR and Administration,
  • Together with shareholders, develop and oversee the long-term business strategy,
  • Collaborate with the shareholders working towards achievement of goals, and provide regular reporting to all stakeholders,
  • Provide direction and leadership to the GVG team (Approx. 85 people),
  • Establish appropriate governance frameworks, and ensure internal controls are in place for GVG by way of systems, policies, processes and reporting,
  • Continuing to foster the GVG’s respect in the community as well as their reputation for excellence in the field of animal welfare and offering their clients the most relevant information, services and products.
To effect the above, the successful candidate will require:
  • Graduate qualification in Commerce, Accounting or Business Management,
  • Strong financial management, reporting and analysis skills,
  • Relevant management and operational experience in Accounting & Finance, HR, Marketing, Administration,  
  • Evidence of creating and maintaining a team environment,
  • Strategic planning and resource management experience,
  • Experience with risk management and governance/risk frameworks,
  • Ability to see the big picture and to be able to operationalise the big picture,
  • Demonstrable involvement in communities/ community organisations,
  • CPA or CA qualification highly regarded, not essential,
  • An understanding of the agriculture sector would be highly regarded.
The position is located in Leongatha and will require regular travel between all 7 sites.
Pacific Search Partners are the advising consultants on this assignment and can be contacted on +61 3 9631 1500 for a confidential discussion.


Chief Executive Officer

+ As Chief Executive Officer you will lead Australian Pork to meet with current and future needs of the pork industry

  • Outstanding Chief Executive Officer role
  • Provide leadership to the pork industry in Australia
  • Canberra based role
Australian Pork Limited (APL) is an unlisted public company, limited by guarantee, working with and representing pork producers in Australia. APL’s purpose is to deliver integrated marketing, policy & research & innovation that enhances the viability of Australian pork producers by partnering with all sectors of the pork industry supply chain to grow demand, develop new markets, increase competitiveness and continue to build sustainability throughout the industry.

Reporting to the Board through the Chair, the CEO will work closely with producers, the entire industry supply chain, research providers, peak farming organisations, government and other key industry bodies.
Accordingly, the CEO will be a proven senior executive with extensive leadership experience, and will be accountable for the following:
  • development and execution of the APL strategic plan
  • providing leadership to the pork industry
  • driving ethical industry practices in sync with community values
  • providing leadership to a focused and highly professional team
  • driving a culture of constant innovation, embracing technological change
  • building networks and relationships with levy paying producers, government, regulatory partners and industry groups
To effect the above, you will require:
  • ability to build strong and empathetic relationship with producers
  • strong interpersonal and people management skills
  • strong business and financial management skills
  • a strong strategic focus
  • a strong policy focus
  • ability to build effective networks and relationships across agribusiness and Government
  • experience reporting to and working with a Board
  • experience managing a P&L
  • ability to communicate with all levels of stakeholders, from small farmers to Government ministers 
This role is based in Canberra.
Applications close Monday February 25.
To express your interest please email your cv to quoting APL in the subject box. You will receive an Information Memorandum by return.

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