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Rare opportunity to be at the interface between Kiwifruit Innovation & Commercial Enterprise! Contribute through your strategic vision!
Job Category: CEO & General Management
Job Type: Full-Time
Area: Bay of Plenty
Published: August 15, 2017
Our client, an internationally respected grower-owned and established organisation, continually focuses on providing premium quality and value, to their brand of fruit and are known for being the ‘best in the world.’ Innovation and a world-class breeding programme dedicated to the development of new varieties, concurrent with optimisation of orchard productivity for the existing varieties, are key strategies to ensure their leading global reputation.
The Team Leader Innovation – Orchard Productivity position is part of a broader Innovation team charged with developing a world-class research and development (R&D) programme. Utilizing your proven scientific project management experience, you will manage research and development solutions, from inception to adoption, focused on the productivity of existing fruit varieties, whilst, providing leadership and support for direct reports within the Orchard Productivity Innovation Platform in NZ and the Global Supply business in China and Europe.
An important aspect of the role is to bridge relationships between the organization, its research partners and the Grower Groups in New Zealand. You will focus on identifying knowledge gaps that are inhibiting progress, developing appropriate partnerships to provide solutions, design of industry relevant research and effective communication of results.
Key responsibilities of this role will include;
To be considered for this role, you will ideally have the following skills and attributes;
Key to your success will be your ability to develop and maintain strong networks/relationships within the relevant scientific research community, funding partners and other key stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes.
This is a 12-14 months fixed term maternity leave cover, where you will have the enviable opportunity to play a pivotal role within this prestigious organisation’s New Zealand R & D Portfolio as well their Global Expansion Strategy.
To learn more about this outstanding opportunity, apply online today with a CV and Cover letter in WORD format only, quoting job number 04/1708/PB to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pavan on 09 525 5520 for a confidential discussion.