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Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research

Seeking an internationally recognised leader with an exemplary record of success leading research activities in complex organisations
  • Deliver high impact research outcomes
  • Oversight of several key research institutes
  • Ideally based at the Bathurst, NSW campus

Charles Sturt University, Australia’s largest regionally based university, is embarking on a period of transformational change, arguably the most significant in its history.

The university’s 2030 Strategy will continue to be guided by the Wiradjuri phrase, ‘Yindyamarra Winhanganha’ – creating a world worth living in.
Our research will be a key strategic pillar and we will collaborate with our partners on research with impact.

The successful candidate will have proven capacity to deliver high-impact research outcomes and grow the university’s proud history of working with end users, industry, the professions and communities for the public good.

The role

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research will be responsible for leading internal and external stakeholders through transformational change in order to achieve the university’s ambitious research and innovation strategy that drives excellence, quality, entrepreneurship, partnerships and innovation. The portfolio also includes First Nations engagement, which is of fundamental importance.

Key results areas

  • Lead and deliver the university’s research strategic plan
  • Establish new research institutes in Agriculture, Water and Environment; Rural Health; and Cyber, Data and Security
  • Increase the university’s productivity in research, research outputs and impact, external research funding and PhD students and completions
  • Lead and influence a large and diverse network of stakeholders through transformational change
  • Support the development and implementation of the First Nations engagement strategy

The university is committed to ensuring its employees reflect the broader community and accordingly encourages applications from all genders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Pacific Search Partners has been exclusively retained to conduct this search. To express your interest and to receive a copy of the information pack, please email your CV to consultant@pacificsearch.com.au. For a confidential discussion, please contact René Johnson on +61 3 9631 1500.

Applications close 1 August 2021.

Academic Director Rural Health Research Institute (RHRI)

Seeking an experienced leader to drive innovation focused on rural health
  • Position the Institute at the forefront of health & medical innovation
  • Develop & execute an ambitious strategic plan
  • Based at either the Orange or Bathurst campus

Charles Sturt University, Australia’s largest regionally based university, is embarking on a period of transformational change, arguably the most significant in its history.

The university’s 2030 Strategy will continue to be guided by the Wiradjuri phrase, ‘Yindyamarra Winhanganha’ – creating a world worth living in.
Their research will be a key strategic pillar and they will collaborate with their partners on research with impact.

The Academic Director Rural Health Research Institute will be responsible for leading the research institute focused on rural health. It follows the establishment of the Doctor of Medicine at Charles Sturt University in collaboration with the Western Sydney University. The institute will lead research on regional, remote and First Nations health. A highly qualified Executive Director will assist you with strategic planning, business development, access to grants and private sector contacts.

The role

Lead and deliver the Rural Health Research Institute positioning the university at the forefront of innovation and research capability in rural health. Additionally, the Academic Director will act as an advocate on rural health issues within the region, the state, the nation and internationally, and lead the overall research performance of the institute through strategic initiatives, advanced data analysis and targeted funding programs.

Key results areas

  • Lead a research culture of excellence in the Rural Health Research Institute
  • Position the institute at the forefront of health and medical innovation
  • Develop and execute a vision and ambitious strategic plan for the institute
  • Substantially grow external funding for research activities
  • Work collaboratively with the health and broader community to improve rural and regional health outcomes
  • Lead and develop a high performing research team which is collegial, ethical and world leading

The university is committed to ensuring its employees reflect the broader community and accordingly encourages applications from all genders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Pacific Search Partners has been exclusively retained to conduct this search. To express your interest and to receive a copy of the information pack, please email your CV to consultant@pacificsearch.com.au. For a confidential discussion, please contact René Johnson or James Lazarus on +61 3 9631 1500.

Applications close 1 August 2021.

Academic Director Cyber Data & Security Research Institute (CDSRI)

Seeking an experienced cyber, data & security research & innovation leader
  • Establish a world leading Cyber, Data & Security Research Institute
  • Facilitate & grow partnerships
  • Based at the Bathurst, NSW campus

Charles Sturt University, Australia’s largest regionally based university, is embarking on a period of transformational change, arguably the most significant in its history.

The university’s 2030 Strategy will continue to be guided by the Wiradjuri phrase, ‘Yindyamarra Winhanganha’ – creating a world worth living in.
Our research will be a key strategic pillar and we will collaborate with our partners on research with impact.

The Academic Director will be responsible for leadership of the research institute, positioning the university at the forefront of innovation and research capability in cyber, data and security research in a regional, remote and indigenous context. A highly qualified Executive Director will assist you with strategic planning, business development, access to grants and private sector contracts.

The role

Lead the establishment of the Cyber, Data & Security Research Institute and lead the overall research performance of the institute through strategic initiatives, advanced data analysis and targeted funding programs. Further, the role will lead the research, research training, partnerships, innovation and commercialisation.

Key result areas

  • Lead a research culture of excellence in Cyber, Data and Security Research Institute
  • Position the institute at the forefront of research into cyber, data, security and ethical issues in a regional context
  • Identify, facilitate and grow partnerships for research within the university, regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Substantially grow external funding for research activities
  • Identify, facilitate, grow and leverage partnerships for research to ensure international competitiveness
  • Lead and develop a high performing research team which is collegial, ethical and world leading

The university is committed to ensuring its employees reflect the broader community and accordingly encourages applications from all genders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Pacific Search Partners has been exclusively retained to conduct this search. To express your interest and to receive a copy of the information pack, please email your CV to consultant@pacificsearch.com.au. For a confidential discussion, please contact James Lazarus on +61 3 9631 1500.

Applications close 1 August 2021.

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Head of Sales & Business Development

Newly created Head of Sales & BD role with globally awarded technology company, mining/METS market focus. Member of Exec team and reports to MD.
  • Newly created Head of role, sits on Exec and reports to Managing Director
  • Apply your skills in a young, dynamic and award-winning technology company
  • Mining/METS focus but other global TAMs, North Carlton head office

 

About Southern Innovation:

We are a young, dynamic technology company that invents, develops, and commercialises technologies and instrumentation for rapid, accurate material analysis. Our multi-award winning technologies enable a quantum leap in instrumentation performance.

We have multiple addressable markets of global scale with the current product roadmap geared towards the mining & METS sector, and strong engagement with customers in manufacturing and recycling where our technologies help drive environmental efficiency.

We have a highly credentialed board and industry advocates who can open the right doors, and now seek to appoint a Head of Sales & Business Development to refine our sales processes/pipeline and deliver profitable revenue growth opportunities in Australia and overseas.

About the role:
Reporting to the Managing Director and forming part of the Executive team, the Head of Sales & BD will play a critical role in the next phase of our business growth. In this newly created role, you will utilise your understanding of the mining value chain to develop and execute effective sales strategies.

The opportunity will see you build and lead a team over time, strengthening our understanding of market opportunities and trends. You will need an innate curiosity to succeed in this role, taking an interest in novel technologies that solve difficult problems. This is an end-to-end role, where you will be comfortable dropping into the detail but with the strategic nous to be a true business partner to internal and external stakeholders.

Accountable for the company wide sales and business development strategy, you will also be able to capitalise on the opportunity for product expansion and extension within our existing customer base. You will be adept at creating and maintaining centralised sales/BD tracking tools, and play a key role in Board reporting on all pipeline activities.

As a ‘boots-on-ground’ operator, you will be a key advocate and market presence who thrives on creating new opportunities and partnering with our technical team in pursuit of these wins. To secure and thrive in this role, the successful candidate will ideally display the following characteristics:

  • Be an experienced sales and BD professional within the mining / METS industry with a mature network of industry contacts;
  • Be proven at growing sales;
  • Be tenacious with an ability to manage multiple opportunities and follow through on all sales pipeline activities;
  • Display a passion for new technologies and break-through capability;
  • Have operational experience in the mining or METS sector;
  • Be able to plan and execute sales strategies for novel products and technologies;
  • Be self-driven and able to motivate others;
  • Be flexible to grow with the company as it matures; &
  • Be open to travel in pursuit of business growth.

Southern Innovation is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and offer the opportunity for flexible work arrangements. For a confidential discussion regarding this appointment, please contact the search consultant supporting Southern Innovation – Tom Hutchinson, 03 9631 1500 or tom@pacificsearch.com.au.

Please visit our website at https://www.southerninnovation.com/ for more information on Southern Innovation.

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Financial Controller

Outstanding finance role at The Vet Group
  • Financial stewardship of a large, highly respected Veterinary Group
  • Join the Executive team and contribute to the growth story
  • Enjoy the best of a regional lifestyle located in Warrnambool

Situated largely in the Western District of Victoria and now in Smithton NW Tasmania, the Vet Group (TVG) is a large privately owned group operating across 8 sites, namely Allansford, Heywood, Portland, Simpson, Timboon, Warrnambool, Wollaston in Victoria and Smithton in Tasmania. The business has experienced recent growth and therefore an exciting opportunity exists for a motivated Financial Controller to manage and lead the financial affairs of this pre-eminent Veterinary group.

Fundamentally, the Financial Controller will provide management of the company’s finance team and accounting operations, producing critical financial reports, P&L, Balance Sheet, cash flows, budgets and forecasts and financial prospectuses. High level mathematical and problem solving skills will be required.

This position will ensure that all internal and external accountabilities relating to the company’s finances are met, on a timely basis and of a high standard. As part of the Executive Team, the incumbent will also provide broader opportunities within the company to contribute to initiatives aimed at strengthening The Vet Groups capability to improve the delivery of its veterinary services.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • overseeing the day to day financial operations of The Vet Group,
  • developing financial strategy, including risk minimisation plans,
  • high level financial reporting and analysis,
  • budget consolidation and commentary,
  • preparation of all taxation and GST returns,
  • ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory obligations,
  • providing financial advice and analysis to the Board and the Executive team,
  • managing the relationship with external auditors and banks.

To effect the above and other responsibilities, the successful candidate will require:

  • tertiary qualifications in Business/Commerce and CPA/CA accreditation,
  • strong financial management, reporting and analysis skills,
  • strategic planning and resource management experience,
  • significant leadership and management experience, advising/supporting the Board,
  • proven stakeholder management experience,
  • excellent interpersonal skills and diplomacy,
  • advanced negotiation and influencing skills.

The position is located in Warrnambool and will require travel between all 8 sites.

Pacific Search Partners are the advising consultants on this assignment and can be contacted on +61 3 9631 1500 for a confidential discussion and/or a full Position Description.

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Northern Region Grower Director

Calling for nominations for a Northern Region Director (closed)

Grain Growers Limited (GrainGrowers) is a grain grower representative organisation with members across Australia. The Board of GrainGrowers comprises of six grower Directors, two elected from each of three regions, Northern, Southern and Western and two Independent Directors.

Nominations closed Friday 18 June 2021

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Independent Non Executive Director

Jellis Craig is seeking to appoint an Independent Non-Executive Director to its Board.

Jellis Craig is a residential real estate business based on ethics, integrity and personal service. Established thirty years ago, Jellis Craig has evolved and grown to become one of Melbourne’s leasing real estate groups. Today, Jellis Craig is represented by over 750 professional staff through a network of 27 offices across metropolitan Melbourne and lifestyle locations.

For the first time, Jellis Craig will be appointing at least one Independent Non-Executive Director (NED) to the Corporate board which currently consists of shareholder Directors. The initial term of the appointment will be 3 years.

Jellis Craig have chosen to appoint an Independent NED to maximise growth opportunities in the industry, strengthen their governance protocols and accountabilities, and to challenge Jellis Craig with outside thinking as they continue their evolution.

The principal focus of the Independent NED will be to:

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership to the organisation
  • Ensure robust governance policies are maintained, developed and implemented
  • Contribute to managed growth and development of the Jellis Craig network
  • Ensure Jellis Craig is accountable to shareholders and responsive to other stakeholder groups
  • Promote, discern and protect the legal and reputational interests of the group
  • Ensure the financial viability and sustainability of Jellis Craig

You will have:

  • Demonstrated experience as an independent NED within growth businesses
  • Confidence to constructively challenge ideas around the board table
  • A passion for private business and an understanding for their complexities when scaling
  • A keen interest in the property market and industry trends

To submit an expression of interest, please email your application and CV to: consultant@pacificsearch.com.au quoting JCCNED in the subject line. For a confidential discussion call Tom Hutchinson or René Johnson from Pacific Search Partners on 03 9631 1500.

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Non Executive Directors

Meat & Livestock Australia Limited (MLA) is seeking to appoint two non-executive directors to its Board.

MLA delivers research, development and marketing services to Australia’s cattle, sheep and goat producers and in so doing, supports the development of regional Australia. MLA is a public company limited by guarantee and has approximately 50,000 livestock producer members.

The MLA Board provides strategic guidance and effective oversight of the management and performance of MLA in delivering its strategy. The Board operates under mature corporate governance and risk management frameworks to ensure producer levies, government matching dollars and partner funds are invested effectively and in the right areas to ensure the continuing prosperity of this important Australian industry.

As a skills-based Board and in line with specific requirements, candidates with extensive commercial skills and experience in one of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Board role 1 – Food science, technology and nutrition with a proven record in research, development and adoption
  • Board role 2 – Strategic marketing and market development with proven impact at a domestic and international level

All candidates must have a genuine interest in, and a broad understanding of, the Australian Red Meat and Livestock industry, strong business acumen supported by demonstrable strategic aptitude, financial literacy, a sound understanding of good governance and well-developed communication skills. Key industry issues include animal welfare, sustainability, community and consumer perceptions, market access, commercializing R&D and accelerating adoption.

The expected time commitment will be a minimum of 50 days per year to include scheduled Board meetings, additional committee responsibilities, videoconferences and travel etc. MLA is committed to providing an environment which respects and promotes equality and diversity to better reflect their sector and the industry’s key markets.

MLA welcomes and encourages all suitably qualified candidates to apply. For further information on MLA and an information pack outlining the application process, please refer to http://www.mla.com.au/directorguidelines

To express your interest, email your application and CV to consultant@pacificsearch.com.au quoting MLA in the subject box, and/or call (03) 9631 1500 for a confidential discussion.

Closing date: Friday, 28 May, 2021

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General Manager – Australia

Outstanding opportunity for a GM Australia to lead and expand established business into the Australian market
  • Newly created GM Australia role – Sydney based
  • Be responsible for brand development & market penetration
  • Market leading company in filter technology
The Organisation

The family-owned company Hengst SE was founded in 1958 in Münster, north-eastern Germany, and has developed from the manufacture of oil filters for the automotive industry to a globally positioned specialist for technologically leading filtration solutions.

The company is represented in 20 locations in ten countries with around 3,000 employees.

In order to further expand the great potential of the organisation in different markets, Hengst Filtration GmbH is looking for a professional and self-motivated General Manager Australia to establish and lead the business in Australia.

The Role

The General Manager Australia will report directly to the Managing Director (in Germany) and is the responsible contact to OEMs and to the distribution network for the Australian region in filtration and fluid management systems in the hydraulic and lubricating oil filtration business. In this newly created role, your main task is to expand the existing business and to further develop and identify new markets and customers.

The key drivers for this role therefore are:

  1. Market penetration
  2. Brand development
  3. Organisation structure

Initially, the GM Australia will also be required to establish a local entity, secure an office in Sydney and liaise with Hengst Singapore re: IT Infrastructure and remote set-up.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have an intrinsic motivation to develop a market, have an entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to drive their own agenda independently. You will be self-motivated, well organized and have strong problem solving skills with the ability to think strategically and act operationally. You will be results and goal oriented, with high energy levels, strong customer orientation with strong communication skills and networking abilities. Above all you will be reliable, trustworthy and a real team player.

Qualifications

  • Successfully completed engineering studies, ideally with a focus on mechanical engineering or comparable qualification.
  • Significant sales experience in the field of hydraulics and/or lubricating oil applications as well as service offers for oil care and maintenance,
  • Strong customer focus and experience in dealing with customers.
  • Solid knowledge of filtration technology in the field of hydraulic and lubricating oil filtration,
  • Experience in multi-level distribution,
  • Secure knowledge of MS Office and knowledge of SAP Hybris is preferable,
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • A high willingness to travel – local and international (when applicable, post COVID 19),
  • Holding a current driver’s license is essential.

Pacific Search Partners has been exclusively retained for this assignment. For a confidential discussion about the role, the advising consultant, René Johnson, can be contacted on +61 3 9631 1500.

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