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Chief Operating Officer

SSA provide opportunity & greater access for Indigenous students across Australia to a unique, new model of schooling for the secondary years.
  • Outstanding leadership and delivery role
  • Ground-breaking concept – Federal Govt funded
  • First Nations community education focus
The Studio Schools of Australia (SSA) vision is to provide opportunity and greater access for Indigenous students across Australia to a unique, new model of schooling for the secondary years. In partnership with local Indigenous communities, SSA will build a “system” of Studio Schools based on the proven success of the of the Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Three new Studio Schools are proposed to be established over the next three years which will be supported by a dedicated Teacher Education and Resource Centre on country. Critically, the Studio School model provides a choice for Indigenous families to access quality education on country furthering the principle of self-determination as enshrined in the UN Declaration of Rights for Indigenous Peoples.
 
The role

The Chief Operating Officer is accountable for the creation and delivery of operational systems and processes for all Studio Schools within Studio Schools of Australia (SSA) including finance, legal compliance and governance, construction and maintenance, information technology, school policies and procedures, people culture and safety, procurement and contracts, and communication and marketing.

Key accountabilities

  • Develop rolling Business and Operational Plan and oversee all governance arrangements,
  • Lead, in line with the CEO, finance and legal functions,
  • Manage all contracts and set policies and procedures for all Studio Schools across the system,
  • Oversee the delivery / vendor management of in-house and outsourced Finance administration,
  • HR Administration, marketing and communications services and vendor management, all infrastructure and facilities services and the establishment and operations of IT functional capabilities,
  • Ensure programs and processes are in place, delivered and monitored to meet all Child Safety Standards requirements including mandatory reporting.

Accordingly, you will have:

  • Strong commitment to driving systems level changes in Australian education to improve educational and employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians in remote and very remote northern Australia,
  • Experience working in Indigenous organisations and understanding of Australian Indigenous culture,
  • Proven track record delivering all aspects of governance and operations required of a for-purpose organisation from start-up phase through to business as usual,
  • Experience overseeing all aspects of infrastructure and construction projects including liaising with local communities, relevant Government bodies, architects, project managers and other providers,
  • Outstanding leadership and management capability, able to move from strategic to operational matters with ease,
  • Strong cross-cultural competence, capable of building and maintaining strong working relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders,
  • Business Management degree, and post graduate qualifications in Education or Business highly valued.

The COO can be based in any capital city and must be able to work remotely and travel to all SSA school sites, and for Board commitments, as required.

We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from other cultural backgrounds. Applicants will be required to provide a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC).

For a confidential discussion with the advising consultant, René Johnson, please phone +61 3 9631 1500.

Executive Officer

Outstanding Industry leadership role
  • Exciting leadership role
  • Direct the operations of a significant peak industry body in the protein sector
  • Deliver a reform and transformation agenda

Seafood Industry Victoria (SIV) is the representative peak body for the Victorian seafood industry, from professional fishers, through to wholesalers, processors and retailers. For over 150 years Victorian seafood harvesters and their businesses have been part of the fabric and economy of Victorian coastal communities. SIV is a not for profit, non- government organisation with around 650 licence holders in Victoria as Members.

Reporting to the Chair of SIV, the CEO will work closely with Members, the industry supply chain, the industry regulator, government and the opposition. A significant reform agenda has been endorsed by the Board and Members, and the CEO will have full carriage of the reforms agreed upon.

Accordingly, the CEO will be a proven senior executive with extensive leadership and governance experience and will be accountable for the following:

  • Stakeholder management and the capacity to build enduring relationships and partnerships
  • Delivering the reform agenda as agreed by the Board
  • Build capacity in the organisation and capability at industry level
  • Provide leadership for the successful operations of SIV as a peak membership body
  • In consultation with the Board further develop and implement the strategic plan
  • Develop a targeted membership strategy aimed at building financial sustainability
  • Develop a plan to provide quality, timely advice to Government and the regulator
  • High level advocacy to improve the long term sustainability of Members and the Industry
  • Attract external funding for the organisation
  • Governance and financial accountability for the organisation

To effect the above you will require knowledge, skills and experience in the following:

  • Best practice governance and Board reporting processes
  • An understanding and passion for all areas of the industry with an ability to engage collaboratively, passionately and empathetically with all sectors
  • Evidence of strategic thought leadership on emerging issues and policy
  • Demonstrable capacity to attract membership and develop member value
  • Financial management and reporting
  • Commercial nous around funding, contracts, MOU’s
  • Outstanding communication skills across the length and breadth of the industry

In addition, you will be highly motivated, a proven self-starter, analytical and curious, outcomes driven and with natural leadership and advocacy instincts.
This role could suit a candidate with flexible working arrangements, both in relation to location and hours.

For a confidential discussion with the advising consultant, René Johnson, please call +61 3 9631 1500.

Sales Director (International)

Newly created Sales Director role with globally recognised camper/ trailer manufacturer. Member of Exec team and reports to CEO.
  • Newly created Sales Director role, sits on Exec and reports to CEO
  • Drive sales in key strategic international markets. Significant upside attached.
  • Flexibility regarding role location (Brisbane Head Office)
About Bruder:

Bruder is a highly successful, sophisticated Australian business with a cutting edge brand and a truly global footprint. They manufacture and provide camper/ trailers that are  bespoke in design and manufactured for exploration, military, humanitarian and overland enthusiasts. The business has built a world-class reputation, establishing best-in-class manufacturing, an extensive domestic and international sales network and a dynamic and edgy brand.

Backed by a sophisticated group of private investors, the business has enjoyed a period of sustained growth and is poised for its next exciting phase of international expansion. As such the Chief Executive Officer is keen to appoint an outstanding Sales Director International to play an influential leadership role in growing the business.

About the role:

Reporting to the Chief Executive and forming part of the Executive team, the Sales Director International will be central to Bruder’s ongoing international expansion. Already deeply established in Europe, Bruder has identified North and South America as key strategic markets with an opportunity to capture significant growth. As such the business will fully support and resource sales initiatives across the two continents.

In this newly created role, based in Australia, you will utilise your understanding of bespoke manufacturing to develop and execute effective sales strategies, constantly refining sales processes/pipelines to deliver profitable revenue growth opportunities in key international markets. You will have a direct mandate to grow sales in the USA, Canada and South America. Your main task is to expand the existing business in these lucrative markets and to further develop and identify new markets and customers. As the business continues to grow, your geographical remit may grow with it. This will be guided by your ability to develop new markets.

Accountable for the company’s ‘international’ sales strategy, you will also be able to capitalise on the opportunity to expand sales within the existing international customer base in markets excluding Europe. You will be adept at creating and maintaining centralised sales tracking tools, and play a key role in reporting on all pipeline activities.

As a Sales Director International, you will be a key advocate and market presence who thrives on creating new opportunities and partnering with the manufacturing and production 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/ BD professional in a similarly aligned industry (i.e Automotive, Marine, Heavy Machinery etc);
  • Be proven at growing sales with exposure to after-sales support;
  • Be experienced building an international sales pipeline, experience selling into  the USA, Canada and South America highly regarded;
  • Be tenacious with an ability to manage multiple opportunities and follow through on all sales pipeline activities;
  • Display a passion for new technologies, bespoke customisation and break-through technology;
  • Be able to plan and execute sales strategies for new products;
  • Be experienced working with management to drive pricing decisions;
  • 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.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a proven Sales/ BD Director with ambitions for an international career (Post COVID restrictions). Ideally this candidate will be Brisbane based, however there is flexibility with regard to location.

Bruder values diversity and offers the opportunity for flexible work arrangements. For a confidential discussion regarding this appointment, please contact the search consultant supporting Bruder – James Lazarus, 03 96311500 or james@pacificsearch.com.au.

Please visit https://bruderx.com/ for more information on Bruder.

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 29 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 29 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 29 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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