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Program Manager - Research Development & Extension

Rimfire Resources - North Shore, NSW

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
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  • Livestock export focus
  • Research, development and extension
  • North Sydney

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to contribute to the red meat and livestock export industry’s research, development, and extension (RD&E) program. LiveCorp is a not-for-profit industry body for livestock exporters and delivers research, training and communications services to the Australian livestock export industry and government. LiveCorp invests into the Livestock Export Program (LEP), a jointly funded initiative with Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the industry service body for red meat producers. The LEP leverages exporter and producer funds, along with government matching of expenditure for eligible RD&E projects.

This role is a critical in connecting key projects (mostly science based) to livestock export supply chain participants with the primary purpose of improving animal health and welfare.

You will work alongside a driven and passionate team who strive to continuously improve animal health and welfare, supply chain efficiency and market access for Australian livestock. You will be responsible for the following:

  • Maintain an awareness of the sector from a big picture perspective and understand current industry research priorities, trends and opportunities for innovation
  • Manage the RD&E program budget, research portfolio and administration
  • Manage multiple R&D projects at any one time
  • Develop, plan, manage and review all R&D projects
  • Convert research into functional outcomes that can be extended for stakeholders benefit
  • Prepare written materials and reports for a range of stakeholders

To be successful in this role, you will possess:

  • Strong project and program management skills, preferable with science focus
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field (research, agriculture, public policy or similar)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive relationships and work with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong and effective written and oral communications skills
  • An ability to multitask and manage competing deadlines
  • Be self-motivated with the ability to effectively work unsupervised

This role is genuinely dynamic, facing new challenges on a regular basis and to be successful you will need to be able to read and interpret key science based research and keep on track to deliver outcomes. As Project Manager – Research Development and Extension, you will be working with multiple stakeholders, consistently adapting and adjusting the project path you initially created to ensure the best outcomes for industry.

If by nature you are curious and open minded and this working environment sounds like you, in the first instance, please call David Jackson on 1300 701 380 for a confidential discussion or applications via www.rimfireresources.com.au.

North Shore, NSW

Agriculture, Nature & Animal


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