Export Development Manager - Avocados Australia, Brisbane


Export Development Manager - Avocados Australia

Primary Industry > Horticulture
Brisbane Full Time

  • Further develop and grow our avocado sector
  • Permanent role
  • Brisbane Location
Avocados Australia Limited (AAL) is the representative industry body for the Australian avocado industry. They provide a range of services to members and the broader industry to foster growth and development.
AAL works with all parts of the supply chain, from production through to the consumer. By working together they seek to continually improve growers’ ability to provide a healthy, profitable and safe product for all consumers.

The Australian avocado industry is experiencing significant growth providing the opportunity and necessity to further develop existing export markets as well as new markets.  This exciting new role will play a major part in the future growth and development of the avocado export sector.
As Export Development Manager your responsibilites will include the following:
  • Manage the development and implementation of the Avocado Export Strategy, analysing export needs and working with stakeholders to regularly review and update strategies and priorities for avocado export development.
  • Develop business cases for new market access and market improvement for priority markets, implementing strategies to progress new market access for priority markets.
  • Work with DAWE and the Avocado Market Access Advisory Group to ensure market access negotiations, protocols and momentum are maintained.
  • Manage the annual export registration process in line with DAWE requirements, and provide leadership and support to industry through the export accreditation process
  • Develop, implement and monitor a Communication & Stakeholder Engagement Plan, prepare articles for industry communication, facilitate workshops with stakeholders and work with the Data Analyst to ensure high quality market data reports are communicated to industry.
  • Work closely with Hort Innovation marketing and industry stakeholders to facilitate leading edge marketing and promotion plans for priority markets, and coordinate input from stakeholders to support export market development initiatives undertaken by Hort Innovation.
We are keen to hear from you if you possess the following:
  • 5+ years in agricultural export management, along with relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Strong leadership and strategic planning skills with experience in leading projects
  • High level organisational skills, managing multiple activities concurrently and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to influence across many and varied industry stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and develop solutions efficiently, along with strong time management
  • Ability to work independently, while also being a strong team member
This is a really great career opportunity to play an integral role in further developing Australia’s highly successful avocado industry through exports, liaising with all sections of industry, and working with a small team of dedicated professionals, based at the Brisbane Markets. Note, the final appointment of this position is subject to the success of a current application for external funding.  
To enquire, please phone Sharon Moloney on 1300 380 701 or apply via www.rimfireresources.com.au 

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