Group Manager – Sustainability


Job Position: Group Manager – Sustainability

Company: MLA

Expected salary:

Location: North Sydney, NSW – Brisbane, QLD

Group Manager – Sustainability Job Details:


As a key member of the Research and Development (R&D) leadership team, the Group Manager – Sustainability will play a pivotal role to lead and provide strategic direction of R&D investments that increase profitability and sustainability for the red meat and livestock industry. This role can be based in either North Sydney or Brisbane.Working collaboratively across the organisation, a key part of the role is to ensure accountability to stakeholders in the effective use of producer levies, government matching funds and commercial income streams that optimise the return on R&D investment for industry.Our ideal Group Manager – Sustainability will need to:

  • Lead a team of passionate sustainability professionals, providing guidance and leadership whilst maintaining a high performing and engaged team.
  • Develop and articulate a vision for the Sustainability group aligned to MLA and industry strategic objectives.
  • Use insights from industry, markets and technology to optimise MLA’s research investments for adoption and/or commercialisation.
  • Promote a producer-centric design-led approach.
  • Develop bi-lateral and multi-lateral partnerships with research providers, developers and commercialisers.
  • Actively participate in MLA’s Project Review Committee and other collaborative project forums.
  • Ensure all programs function with effective monitoring and evaluation processes in place.
  • Set and monitor agreed budget expenditure and track performance against budget expenditure and milestones.
  • Develop highly effective collaborations and relationships with R&D providers and other stakeholders.
  • Identify, capture and leverage new revenue generating opportunities; and
  • Keep up to date of new science, technologies and innovation developments and opportunities in sustainability.

What’s on offer?The Australian red meat and livestock industry is passionate about caring about our animals, land, people and communities. Working together, we strive to push boundaries and continuously improve to ensure prosperity for the Australian red meat and livestock industry. We are focused on delivering world leading outcomes that fuel global competitiveness, sustainability and producer profitabilityAt Meat & Livestock Australia we offer a flexible hybrid work environment and benefits including paid parental leave, wellbeing support, rebatable employer salary packaging and social club activities. You’ll learn on the job in a supportive environment and have access to learning and development opportunities so that you can continue to grow and develop your career.Who are we?MLA is a service provider to the Australian red meat and livestock industry. MLA works in partnership with the red meat industry and the Australian Government to deliver marketing, research and development products and services to cattle, sheep and goat producers. Our core purpose is to deliver world leading outcomes that fuel global competitiveness, sustainability and producer profitability.The Australian red meat and livestock industry makes a significant contribution to the economy and livelihoods of many Australians. Australian red meat is produced sustainably, in high welfare systems and is an important part of a healthy balanced diet.Sound like the role for you? Apply now via the link to submit your application (incl. resume).For more information refer to the position description. If you have a question in relation to the advertised position, contact the Human Resources team by emailingApplications close: 22 April 2024Candidate screening and interviews may be conducted prior to the closing date of the advertisement. MLA reserves the right to close applications for the position prior to the advertised date. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.Job Description

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