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Group GM, People & Culture

+ Outstanding Brisbane based opportunity for an experienced Group GM, People & Culture to work for a large Australian company

  • Leading Australian company seeks outstanding Group GM, People & Culture
  • Group level role leading People & Culture in an iconic manufacturing business
  • Brisbane based role
The Organisation
Our client is a leading Multi-National food manufacturer with major operations in Australia. The organisation has enjoyed a sustained period of growth and is continuing to pursue expansion in the Australian market. Employing well over 10,000 people, our client has developed a reputation as a market leader in delivering the highest quality products to the domestic market whilst also exporting from Australia to a range of countries worldwide.
The Role
Reporting to the CEO, the Group General Manager, People & Culture will form part of the Executive Group and be responsible for leading the overall provision of People & Culture services, policies, procedures, systems and programs across the Australian business. A senior strategic thinker with a strong focus on attracting, retaining and developing ‘best in class’ people, leading the business to become an ‘Employer of Choice’.
  • Group level responsibility for setting and delivering the P&C vision,
  • Support continuous improvement in the quality of the organisation’s talent pool,
  • Oversee the Company's compliance with all people-related obligations,
  • Manage the Company's P&C policies and procedures,
  • Develop and implement programs and initiatives to strengthen and support companywide culture and employee wellbeing,
  • Maintain a progressive organisational structure in response to organisational demands,
  • Providing coaching and mentoring to direct reports and sound P&C related advice to peers at the Group Executive Level.
Skills & Experience
  • At Least 10 years' experience in an HR/ P&C leadership role,
  • Deep experience in driving HR/ P&C both strategically and operationally,
  • A senior strategic thinker and leader with the ability to drive the design of an overarching P&C strategy that comprehensively engages the business,
  • A range of experience in managing P&C across large industrial or manufacturing workforces.  
This is a group-level role working at an Executive level to drive P&C initiatives in an iconic manufacturing business. The role will be based in Brisbane and require extensive domestic travel.
For a confidential discussion please call the advising consultant on +61 3 9631 1500.


Director, Communications (Consulting)

+ Director, Communications sought for leading boutique consulting firm, Melbourne head-office. Risk communications engagement focus, Tier 1 client base.

  • Boutique global consulting firm, Melbourne head office
  • Natural resources, mining, financial services & manufacturing client focus
  • Risk communications engagement management + business development
Our client, a boutique global consulting firm with their head-office in Melbourne, is currently seeking a Director, Communications to join their internationally acclaimed practice. With a Tier 1 client base and top talent engaged globally, the firm is enjoying a period of sustained growth.
As a leading global consultancy, our client provides a set of key service offerings that work to help clients resolve real dilemmas by developing real solutions: Social licence to operate strategy, governance and execution; Social research; Planning and engagement; Risk communication, crisis and resilience; Digital dialogue; & Sustainability, foresight and innovation. Work processes are designed to be agile and integrated and are tailored to meet each client’s needs and goals through a process of collaboration.

The role
The Director, Communications will manage and grow a portfolio of risk communication, crisis and resilience accounts. Their communications offering is effective and unconventional. Their method is not based on communicating “out” to tell stakeholders, but communicating “with” and engaging stakeholders and the community-at-large. By developing messages that resolve the key questions of stakeholders, they create communications that are influential. They do this because it works to reduce anger, it works at being transparent and honest, and it builds trust.

This approach earns a social licence, or social acceptance for the operations of an organisation, industry, policy, government or other entity through evolving the two-way dialogue to a point of resolution. This is achieved through reviewing issues management systems, developing DAVE messages, planning two-way communication processes, creating media, government and stakeholder communication plans and developing traditional and digital communication campaigns.  

Desired Skills and Experience
We are targeting an experienced Communications professional with relevant tertiary qualifications, and prior experience within a consulting or professional services firm. A track record in developing and delivering proposals to senior management, plus industry experience within mining, manufacturing, finance or natural resources will be highly regarded.

Critical to success will be the ability to build rapport at all levels internally and externally and demonstrate strong time management skills. Broad commercial acumen and outstanding written and verbal communication skills effective in the digital age are also sought. By displaying the highest levels of professionalism, interpersonal skills and client service focus, the Director, Communications will inspire those people in their sphere influence.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Tom Hutchinson, Client Partner at Pacific Search Partners, on +61 3 9631 1500.


Chief Information Officer

+ Outstanding role for a proven Chief Information Officer to manage and drive technology initiatives throughout this leading food manufacturing business

  • C-Level role in a leading multi-national food manufacturer
  • Create and deliver organisational wide strategy for technology
The Organisation
Our client is a leading Multi-National Food Manufacturer with major operations in Australia. The organisation has enjoyed a sustained period of growth and is continuing to pursue expansion in the Australian market. As such they are keen to appoint an experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) to lead the domestic digital strategy and ensure the organisation continues to evolve.
The Role
The CIO’s role is to provide vision and leadership in delivering an organisational-wide digital strategy.  This proven Technology-Leader will hold ultimate responsibility for the planning, management, implementation and direction of all technology initiatives, which includes support to thousands of users throughout the region.
  • Lead IT strategic and operational planning to achieve business goals by fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives.
  • Plan, develop and operate core IT elements including hardware and software assets; networks; communications; client services; collaboration systems including e-mail; document management systems; and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
  • Oversee design and implementation of new applications and changes to existing systems and software.
  • Develop and maintain an appropriate IT organisational structure that supports the needs of the business by establishing IT departmental goals, objectives, and operating procedures aligned with the business strategy.
  • Identify opportunities for the appropriate and cost-effective investment of financial resources in IT systems and resources, including staffing, sourcing, purchasing, and in-house development.
  • Develop, track, and control the information technology annual operating and capital budgets, business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives.
  • Direct development and execution of initiatives related to Information Security, risks and business continuity and communicate and promote integration with other IT members globally.
Knowledge & Experience
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience managing and/or directing an IT operation.
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution with considerable knowledge of business theory, business processes, management, budgeting, and business office operations.
  • Substantial exposure to data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, and outsourced systems.
  • Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through to day-to-day management with proven experience in IT planning, organisation, project management and development.
  • Strong understanding of human resource management principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Proven leadership ability and exposure to C-suite dealings.
Personal Attributes
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language to influence decision makers.
  • Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment and be customer focused and service oriented.
This role will require occasional travel across Australia and overseas for the successful candidate.
For a confidential discussion please call James Lazarus on +61 3 9631 1500.


Deputy Director – Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School

+ Immerse yourself in the leadership & development of Wesley College/ Yiramalay - a contemporary studio school for Aboriginal & non-Aboriginal students.

  • Outstanding leadership role - based in the Kimberley, WA
  • Driving positive change in remote communities
  • Proven school/campus leadership essential
The Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School is a major educational initiative of the partnership between the Bunuba Aboriginal people of the Fitzroy Valley Community in the Kimberley, WA, and the community of Wesley College, Melbourne.

The Studio School is a registered school in WA located on Leopold Downs Station in the Kimberley. The Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School offers full time residential industry learning and training opportunities to aboriginal students from the Fitzroy Valley who enrol in Years 10,11 and 12. These students learn alongside Wesley students from Melbourne in studying in the senior years.

Reporting to the Executive Director, this is the senior role based onsite at Yiramalay and is responsible for the day to day operation of the studio school, including pastoral care of students, the effective delivery of all educational programs, the operation and administration of the school, as well as a significant commitment to community engagement.

To be successful in the role you will need the following:

• Proven leadership skills and demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff, programs and resources in a contemporary residential educational environment
• Demonstrated understanding of the needs of this unique program
• Highly developed interpersonal skills, including communication and organisation
• An open mind for innovation in education, and a commitment to developing our own and others’ understandingof Australia’s First people
• A post graduate qualification in education

This opportunity will suit candidates with outstanding leadership credentials, and a contemporary approach toeducation in Australia. This role is based in the Kimberley, WA with occasional travel to Melbourne.


GM Strategy and Creation

+ Our client accelerates innovation across the food value chain.

  • Outstanding Sydney based leadership role
  • Horizon 3 thinking... with a bias for action
  • Experienced with Accelerator and Incubator programs
What will set the food production industry alight? What's coming that will disrupt the industry? (not limited to technology)
These and other questions and opportunities will drive this exciting role. The emphasis being on foresight not insight.
The Organisation
Our client delivers research, development and marketing services to Australia's food production sector.
Our client accelerates innovation across the value chain so the food production sector can remain competitive on the world stage.
It does this by attracting commercial investment from individual enterprises and others that share a mutual interest to co-invest in innovation that will benefit the industry.
The Role
The GM Strategy & Creation is responsible for ensuring the Strategic Plan is implemented through the leadership of a high performing team, rigorous processes and procedures, the promotion of our client's values and culture, and driving the achievement of growth targets.
Qualifications and Skills
  • 5+ years relevant management and operational experience,
  • Strong strategic planning and resource management experience,
  • Strong financial management, reporting and analysis skills,
  • Strong change leadership skills,
  • Ability to develop and manage partnerships and professional relationships,
  • Well networked in research, agriculture, science and technology.
This role will be based in Sydney and requires a readiness and availability for travel across Australia and overseas.
The Person
The successful candidate in this role will be a blue-sky thinker with a bias for action, inquisitive by nature and open to new thinking, unafraid to push boundaries with your strategic and commercial nous. You will be articulate, professional, persuasive and influential, whilst at the same time mature and measured.

For a confidential discussion the advising consultant, René Johnson, can be contacted on +61 3 9631 1500.


Head of Learning in Residence

+ Be the driving force behind the growth and development of the Learning in Residence program at Wesley College Melbourne.

  • Expand the traditional concept of Boarding
  • Lead a diverse community of students
  • Exciting leadership role in education - Melbourne based
In 2016, Boarding returned to Wesley College in Melbourne in a new Learning in Residence program for Years 10, 11 and 12, which is fully integrated into the Senior School and based at the Glen Waverley campus.

Wesley College is a leading Australian co-educational school and has a diverse community of students from metropolitan Melbourne, rural and regional Australia, Indigenous Australians and international students.

Accommodating up to 128 students in 8 two storey residences, the College has created an environment where learning and innovation in a unique residential setting on campus will foster the growth of students academically, culturally and socially. Wesley College offers the IB Diploma, VCE, VET and the Senior Years Learning Framework.

The Head of Learning in Residence (LiR) is responsible for the leadership, management and operation of the LiR program and reports to the Head of Campus. The successful candidate will lead and develop LiR staff to ensure a strong and inclusive culture.

To be successful in the role you will need the following:

• Proven leadership skills and demonstrated experience in operational planning and theday to day management of a contemporary residential educational environment
• Proven capacity to lead and manage staff, programs and resources
• A strong working knowledge of national boarding standards
• An open mind for innovation in education, and a commitment to the intercultural dimensions of boarding
• A post graduate qualification in education

This opportunity will suit candidates with outstanding leadership credentials, and a
contemporary approach to education and to Boarding in Australia and/or overseas.

Applications for this role closed February 25, 2018.

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