Join a team that makes a difference!, Drive key reforms in rural policy, Collins street location.
Commodity Manager - Horticulture
An exciting opportunity in a diverse role to help shape the future of rural communities.
Be part of a team that makes a difference
This peak representative organisation is seeking an experienced Manager for the Horticulture commodity to drive key reforms and meet the needs of our members.
About the role
The key focus of this role is the growth and development of the VFF Horticulture Group which includes Flowers Victoria, through advocacy on behalf of and services to the Horticulture sector members and the Victorian farming community. The Commodity Manager with the broader support of the organisation and Horticulture council, manages membership activity including events, campaigns, communications and sponsorship. The incumbent to this position is also responsible for maintaining communication and engagement with members and industry stakeholders in relation to policy outcomes and position affecting the Horticulture commodity. This role is also responsible for the management of one team member.
This role works proactively with key stakeholders including industry, lobby groups, politicians, bureaucrats, members and farmers to promote the Commodity and VFF position on issues and policy. This role is a great opportunity for a candidate passionate about Agriculture and the Horticulture sector to engage with and advocate on behalf of this industry.
Skills and experience
A recognized degree and/or significant industry experience is required. The ideal candidate will have significant knowledge and understanding of the Horticulture sector. Strong communication, consultation and negotiation skills and the ability to link to Government to undertake projects with initiative, dedication, respect for members and stakeholders are also essential. Strategic planning and policy development skills are also required with the ability to foster strong networks within the agricultural sector.
Remuneration commensurate with experience
Please refer to the position description for more detail.