Team Lead, Food and Fibre Exports (VPSG6)

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 07/07/2022 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $127,467 - $170,579

Occupation: Sales/Business Development

Reference: VG/080743A

Reference: VG/080743A

Occupation: Sales/Business Development

Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.

Team Lead, Food and Fibre Exports

  • $127,467 - $170,579 plus superannuation
  • Ongoing role
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

The Team

The position of Team Lead, Food and Fibre Exports sits within the Trade Branch of the Global Victoria Group and will be responsible for delivery of Food and Fibre trade programs. The Trade Branch is responsible for:

  • developing high level international policy
  • delivering trade strategies and facilitating market access for Victorian firms to increase Victoria's exports
  • designing and implementing targeted trade initiatives including inbound and outbound missions. 

The Role

The successful applicant will enjoy flexible working arrangements and undertake a wide variety of work across the group, including delivery of key programs to assist businesses access international Food and Fibre opportunities, will provide expert advice and analysis to high-level stakeholders and represent Global Victoria in a variety of forums, both internal and external.

Key accountabilities:

  1. Effectively manage a team of industry trade specialists and collaborate with other teams in Global Victoria to deliver trade missions and the trade objectives for the sector strategies. 
  2. Lead and implement market access, trade and investment activities/projects on behalf of DJPR directed at improving the export capability and performance of Victoria's Food and Fibre sectors, in conjunction with government and industry collaborators.
  3. Identify, develop and foster key relationships with relevant Food and Fibre industry, government and commercial stakeholders in Australia and export markets to promote Victoria's strengths and to target, maximise and facilitate trade development opportunities for Victorian businesses to grow exports.

The Candidate

The successful applicant will work effectively as a member of the Global Victoria team, including engaging with staff overseas in the international network of 23 Victorian Trade and Investment offices.  The engagement will broaden to include other stakeholders within the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) and other branches within the Victorian Government.  The role provides a great opportunity to leverage existing, or further develop, Government networks. 

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Paul Stagg, Director, Trade on 0409 380 939 or Paul.Stagg@global.vic.gov.au.

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, in line with the Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions and any other legislative requirements, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 7 July 2022.

Team Lead, Food and Fibre Exports  (VPSG6)

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Paul Stagg, Director, Trade | 0409 380 939 or Paul.Stagg@global.vic.gov.au

Team Lead, Food and Fibre Exports  (VPSG6)