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Regional Manager Executive Officer Dairy South Australia

An exciting opportunity exists to provide leadership and direction to the dairy industry in South Australia whilst managing a small dynamic team that provides a range of services to the state’s dairy farmers including research, development, extension and education

DairySA is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation and one of Dairy Australia's eight Regional Development Programs.  It plays a key leadership role in the dairy industry throughout the region and provides regional support to Dairy Australia through its major role in research, development, extension and education relevant to dairy farmers in South Australia.

An important role of the Regional Manager is to build strong relationships between DairySA and the states key partners and stakeholders.

Reporting to the Board of DairySA, the Regional Manager will lead the business through its next phase. The focus of the role is to:

  • build a strong team,
  • manage the business affairs of DairySA
  • to identify the regional priorities and provide services to address these issues
  • develop strong relationships throughout the region.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have an agricultural and business management background, enjoy working collaboratively with farmers, farmer organisations, government agencies and the private sector across a wide variety of issues.

Experience in managing a remote, regionally based small team, knowledge of the dairy industry, project management experience and financial literacy is preferred, as is a tertiary qualification in agriculture, natural resource management, business or a related discipline.  An understanding of corporate governance would be well regarded.

The role is full time. However there is the possibility to reduce the hours to part time, 4 days per week if preferred. A competitive remuneration package is available.

To discuss further, request a position description or apply, please contact Ross McKenry on 03 9694 3865 or email your application to recruit@dairyaustralia.com.au

Applications close on Friday 8th June, 2018.

Position Description

Regional Manager DairySA (PDF, 18KB)

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