Industry Program Director

Exciting and unique leadership role, Apply industry experience to deliver high quality industry outcomes, Manage strategic relationships.

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About Flinders University

A dynamic, progressive institution with a well-justified reputation for excellence in teaching and research, Flinders University seeks to appoint an Industry Program Director within Australian Industrial Transformation Institute, in the College of Business, Government and Law.

Flinders bold vision, captured by our Strategic Plan Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australias most enterprising graduates.

About the Role

The Industry Program Director will provide project leadership and play a key role in the strategic development and implementation of a major program on the uptake and diffusion of innovative manufacturing technologies in shipbuilding and the supply chain, as part of a Flinders University and BAE Systems Australia joint research lab. The incumbent will manage activities associated with the application of advanced robotics, assistive manufacturing and readiness for industry 4.0 utilisation.

The incumbent will work generally unguided to provide leadership and undertake project management. Activities will include setting research goals, providing direction and supervision of the team, compiling test results and authoring key reports.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Postgraduate qualifications in a relevant field and extensive relevant experience, or proven expertise in the management of significant human, financial and physical resources.
  • An established national or international reputation in advanced manufacturing or shipbuilding.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, establish priorities and manage multiple projects.
  • Substantial and successful experience in a leadership role, which includes leadership of a team, project management and the sustained ability to establish and make effective contributions to leadership within the industry nationally and/or internationally.
  • High-level analytical skills and advanced experience solving complex problems requiring strategic thought and independent judgement.
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge and experience in the use of manufacturing technologies and the ability to lead others drawing on this experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and manage business relationships.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of defence, shipbuilding and the associated supply chain.
  • Demonstrated high level written and oral communication skills, including the ability to write professional reports.
  • Demonstrated highly-developed interpersonal and problem-solving skills, including the ability to effectively liaise with a range of stakeholders.


A National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

  • College of Business, Law and Government
  • Available on a fixed-term, full-time basis until 31 March 2022
  • Salary (HEO10): $124,962 to $132,443 pa
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation
  • Applications close: Tuesday, 21 July 2020 at 11:00am

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or people from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

13/07/2020 $0 Adelaide 1 Engineering
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