Executive Officer - Brisbane, Australia


Executive Officer

Primary Industry > Horticulture
Brisbane Full Time

  • Australian Melon Association
  • Peak Industry Body
  • Flexible work arrangements
The Australian Melon Association Inc (AMA) is the peak industry body for Australia’s melon industry. The AMA represents grower members to all levels of government and the supply chain. Membership also includes key industry stakeholders such as wholesalers, service providers, marketers, consultants and researchers.

The Australian melon industry consists of approximately 250 growers producing some 217,000 tonnes of melons annually. The major melon types produced in Australia are rockmelons, honeydew melons and watermelons. Melons are grown across most states and territories within Australia.

The Executive Officer will work closely with the AMA Board and wider melon industry to expand the value offering and capacity of the AMA in line with industry needs and priorities, as enshrined in the AMA 2021-2026 strategy. The strategy encompasses all aspects of the melon industry, including profitability, sustainability, viability, industry development and unity. 

Key to the role is having close and regular contact with melon growers nationally, along with affiliated industry supply chain stakeholders, enabling AMA to nimbly and proactively mitigate industry risk, and capitalise on opportunities (domestic and export) for the industry.

We are keen to hear from you if you possess the following:
  • 5+ years’ experience in agriculture, preferably in the horticultural sector
  • Tertiary qualifications in agricultural science or similar (preferred)
  • Experience working within a commercial environment, appreciating the commercial reality of the membership base and industry stakeholders, along with an understanding of domestic and export supply chains
  • Well developed analytical skills, strategic planning experience, and excellent attention to detail
  • Experience executing business strategy, project development, management and delivery,
  • Highly developed influencing skills in achieving business development results/objectives
  • Ability to work independently, while maintaining strong communication across a very broad industry contact base, building strong working relationships and collaborations
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis
This is a really key role for the melon industry, working with a broad cross-sector of stakeholders in a market segment which continues to expand its domestic and international markets. Preferred location is Brisbane or other location close to a major airport.

To enquire about this great career opportunity, please phone Sharon Moloney on 1300 380701 or apply via www.rimfireresources.com.au 

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