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RDHR169 - Program Manager - Upper North Farming Systems (UNFS)

Upper North Farming Systems (UNFS) is seeking an experienced person to fill the role of Program Manager.

As the Program Manager, you will be responsible for the coordination, organisation and management of delivery of trial and demonstration projects of the UNFS group. This role is integral in ensuring the long-term viability of UNFS as a relevant and valued organisation to the land managers and communities of the upper north agricultural region of South Australia.

Key outcomes of your role include:

  • An engaged and active Strategic Board, Operations Committee and group membership.
  • A financially viable and responsible organisation.
  • A healthy pipeline of projects for delivery that meets the priorities of members.
  • Effective and efficient delivery of industry funded project contracts.
  • A proactive team delivering innovative and impactful research and extension across the Upper North of South Australia.

Ideally a full-time role, this can be negotiated for the right candidate. This role will commence as soon as possible. You will bring to this role:

  • A sound scientific background in agriculture and be able to relate well to farmers in the Upper North of South Australia. A University qualification in Agricultural Science or other discipline, is essential.
  • A minimum of 5 years working in the agriculture industry.
  • The ability to communicate (written and verbally) with farmers, advisors, researchers and industry personnel.
  • Current driver’s license.
  • Understanding of volunteer organisations and effective corporate governance.
  • Experience in project management including budgeting and reporting.

Formed in 2001, UNFS collaborates with research organisations and industry on trial work and extension activities throughout the region. Identifying and investigating key local research questions and building skill sets and knowledge to improve the overall sustainability, productivity, and profitability of farming enterprises in the region.

UNFS region is predominantly a low rainfall zone, however there are areas of medium average rainfalls. Our region is bordered to the north and east by the pastoral zones and extends south to higher rainfall zones. Encompassing the towns of Booleroo Centre, Port Pirie, Crystal Brook, Peterborough, Orroroo, Quorn, Nelshaby, Laura, Jamestown, Burra and Wilmington.

This role is all about communication, so we’d love to speak directly to you.
Please call Carlyn Sherriff on 1300 746 466 to discuss this role and receive more information. Please quote RDHR169 in your enquiry.

Applications close 12pm Friday 29th April 2022.

This recruitment process is being supported by Pinion Advisory.

 

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PAHR172 - Agribusiness Consultant – Grain Marketing - Freeling

Pinion Advisory - consider a future with us…

Are you looking for a rewarding career in an organisation on a significant growth trajectory?

Do you want to work within a committed team who take pride in delivering valued outcomes for clients?

Are you interested in working in the grain marketing and risk management industry and taking advantage of opportunities to build your personal profile and fulfil your potential?

An exciting opportunity exists at Pinion Advisory for an Agribusiness Consultant to join our dynamic Grain Marketing Team. This is a full-time, permanent position based in our Freeling office in South Australia. 

Who are we looking for?

We are encouraging applications from a team player with excellent communication skills, who understands and is experienced in agribusiness, global and local commodity markets, both physical and derivatives, and the principles of risk management.

The successful applicant will be a key member of the Grain Marketing team, providing considered advice to clients on business and strategic planning, benchmarking, business coaching, project management, feasibility studies and farm management. This position is also responsible for the development and implementation of client strategies through the Grain Marketing service including managing client position reports, analytical tools, grain brokerage, recording and activating client target price orders and harvest arbitrage.

The right person for this position will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline such as agribusiness, agricultural science, commerce or business management
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated experience in business development, strategic planning, project management and small business and farm management
  • Excellent attention to detail, time management and organisational skills
  • Experience in workshop and seminar presentations to farmer groups
  • Ability to identify client needs versus wants
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills with the capacity to communicate effectively with clients from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Demonstrated commitment to teamwork and the ability to work autonomously
  • Experience in Financial Services Tier 1 (Derivatives) will be looked on favourably.

Who are we?

Pinion Advisory is a leading nationwide independent consulting business specialising in agribusiness and agricultural production, irrigation and water resource development and environmental management. Our business is now part of a global consulting organisation, which includes US company K.Coe Isom. The Pinion Advisory team has diverse skills from grain marketing, business and people management through to water resource management, irrigation design and development, agronomy, environmental monitoring, and soils. Sustainability underpins the work we do, both with our clients and within our own business.

What do we offer?

The successful applicant will be offered:

  • a competitive salary package
  • the prospect of being part of a leading, independent national organisation with international connections
  • an opportunity to work with industry leading professionals who will provide a collaborative team environment and the benefits of their knowledge and experience
  • a culture that embraces diversity and flexible working, enabling our team members to enjoy their personal pursuits whilst also delivering excellent client service.

How do you apply?

For more information about this position and Pinion Advisory, please request a copy of the Call for Expressions of Interest by emailing hroperations@pinionadvisory.com

This position will be based in Freeling in South Australia.

Please ensure Job ID number PAHR172 is quoted in all communications.

Closing date for applications is 5:00pm 2 May 2022.

PAHR171 - Agribusiness Consultant – Industry Extension

Pinion Advisory - consider a future with us…

Are you looking for a rewarding career in an organisation on a significant growth trajectory?

Do you want to work with experienced professionals who take pride in delivering valued outcomes for clients? 

Are you interested in working as part of a team where you will be able to take advantage of opportunities to fulfil your potential?

An exciting opportunity exists at Pinion Advisory for an Agribusiness Consultant to join our dynamic Industry Extension Team. 

Who are we looking for?

We are encouraging applications from a team player with excellent communication skills, who understands and is experienced in agribusiness and how to efficiently develop and implement business strategies and deliver projects and events.

This position is responsible for the development and implementation of extension and adoption strategies and tactics that enable innovation, practice change and adoption of technologies, systems, and tools to enhance productivity, profitability and sustainability – on farm and within the industry.

The successful applicant will be a key member of the Industry Extension Team, providing expert advice to clients and stakeholders on designing extension programs, planning and running events, and designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation.

The right person for this position will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline such as agribusiness, agricultural science, natural resource management, commerce, or business management
  • Five years demonstrated experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and leadership in a commercial environment, including contract and financial management
  • Excellent attention to detail, organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise and identify emerging issues
  • Demonstrated experience in event coordination and delivery and workshop and seminar presentations to farmer groups
  • Excellent communication and writing skills with the capacity to communicate effectively and in an appropriate manner for the audience
  • Demonstrated commitment to teamwork and the ability to work autonomously.

Who are we?

Pinion Advisory is a leading nationwide independent consulting business specialising in agribusiness and agricultural production, irrigation and water resource development and environmental management. Our business is now part of a global consulting organisation, which includes US company K.Coe Isom. The Pinion Advisory team has diverse skills from grain marketing, business and people management through to water resource management, irrigation design and development, agronomy, environmental monitoring, and soils. Sustainability underpins the work we do, both with our clients and within our own business.

What do we offer?

The successful applicant will be offered:

  • a competitive salary package
  • the prospect of being part of a leading, independent national organisation with international connections
  • an opportunity to work with industry leading professionals who will provide a collaborative team environment and the benefits of their knowledge and experience
  • a culture that embraces diversity and flexible working arrangements, enabling our team members to enjoy their personal pursuits whilst also delivering excellent client service.

How do you apply?

For more information about this position and Pinion Advisory, please request a copy of the Call for Expressions of Interest by emailing hroperations@pinionadvisory.com

Please ensure Job ID number PAHR171 is quoted in all communications.

Location for position will be negotiable.

Closing date for applications is 5:00pm 2 May 2022.

PAHR178 - Business Support – Freeling or Naracoorte

Pinion Advisory - consider a future with us…

Are you looking for a rewarding career in an organisation on a significant growth trajectory?

Do you want to work in an organisation where you can take advantage of opportunities to fulfil your potential and support experienced professionals who take pride in delivering valued outcomes for clients?

Are you interested in joining a team who believes an inclusive culture, which allows individuals to be themselves and enjoy the workplace, supports effective performance?

We have an opportunity for the right person to become an active member our Grain Marketing team in our Freeling or Naracoorte office.

Who are we looking for?

We are encouraging applications from a team player with excellent communication skills, who understands the requirements to efficiently and effectively support the smooth operation of our Pinion Advisory offices in the delivery of a range of administrative tasks. The right person for this position will have:

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in data management in a time sensitive environment
  • Ability to evolve and develop systems
  • Excellent phone manner
  • Demonstrated commitment to teamwork and the construction of a supportive, collaborative work environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the capacity to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Intermediate level computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain a customer service focus
  • Ability to work autonomously and effectively within a team

What will you do?

Whilst this position will be required to provide a broad range of administration and business support, general duties may include but will not be limited to:

  • Data management
  • Data entry
  • Consultant support
  • Managing client calls

Who are we?

Pinion Advisory is a leading nationwide independent consulting business specialising in delivery of service and products in the Agriculture, Water and Environmental industries. Our business is now part of a global consulting organisation, which includes US company KCoe Isom. The Pinion Advisory team has diverse skills, from grain marketing, business and people management, through to environmental monitoring, water resource management, agronomy and soils. Sustainability underpins the work we do, both with our clients and within our own business.

Where and how?

Whilst we have offices in every state in Australia, the location for this position will be at our office in Freeling or Naracoorte in South Australia.

To apply for this position, please email to hroperations@pinionadvisory.com your resume and a cover letter, of no more than 2 pages, explaining why you would be a good selection for this position.

Please ensure Job ID number PAHR178 is quoted in all communications.

Closing date for applications is 5:00pm 30 May 2022.

PAHR179 - Business Support - Mildura

Pinion Advisory - consider a future with us…

Are you looking for a rewarding career in an organisation on a significant growth trajectory?

Do you want to work in an organisation where you can take advantage of opportunities to fulfil your potential and support experienced professionals who take pride in delivering valued outcomes for clients?

Are you interested in joining a team who believes an inclusive culture, which allows individuals to be themselves and enjoy the workplace, supports effective performance?

We have an opportunity for the right person to become an active member our Business Support team and work from our Mildura office.

Who are we looking for?

We are encouraging applications from a team player with excellent communication skills, who understands the requirements to efficiently and effectively support the smooth operation of our Pinion Advisory offices in the delivery of a range of accounting administrative tasks. The right person for this position will have:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work autonomously and effectively within a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the capacity to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Intermediate level computer skills, including Microsoft Office and accounting software
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain a customer service focus
  • Experience in payroll, bookkeeping or accounting will be looked upon favourably

What will you do?

General duties may include but will not be limited to:

  • Greet clients and visitors to the Mildura office, answer and direct phone calls, process mail and monitor general email addresses as required
  • Maintain levels of general office stationery and company branded material
  • Provide high quality business support and assistance to consultants as required
  • Provide typing, filing and general administration support
  • Assist with maintaining company systems, databases and registers

Who are we?

Pinion Advisory is a leading nationwide independent consulting business specialising in delivery of service and products in the Agriculture, Water and Environmental industries.  Our business is now part of a global consulting organisation, which includes US company KCoe Isom. The Pinion Advisory team has diverse skills, from grain marketing, business and people management through to environmental monitoring, water resource management, agronomy and soils. Sustainability underpins the work we do, both with our clients and within our own business.

Where and how?

Whilst we have offices in every State in Australia, the location for this position will be at our office in Mildura Victoria.

Please ensure Job ID number PAHR179 is quoted in all communications.

If you would like more detail on the criteria and duties of this position, please email hroperations@pinionadvisory.com to request a copy of the position description.

To apply for this position, please email to hroperations@pinionadvisory.com your resume and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages explaining why you would be a good selection for the role.

Closing date for applications is 5:00pm 31 May 2022.