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Rare opportunity to interface between Kiwifruit Innovation & Commercial Enterprise! Contribute through effective leadership & scientific project management
Job Category: Management
Job Type: Full-Time
Area: Bay of Plenty
Published: September 21, 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 is recognised as the ‘best in the world.’ They have partnered with New Zealand’s premier research institute to drive an innovative world-class breeding programme dedicated to the development of new cultivars/varieties, concomitant with optimisation of orchard productivity for the existing varieties.
Based in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, the New Cultivar Operations Manager position is part of a broader Innovation team charged with developing and delivering world-class research and development programmes. Utilizing your proven scientific project management experience, you will manage research and development solutions, from inception to adoption, focusing on the development and delivery of high quality New Kiwifruit Cultivars, whilst, providing effective Stakeholder Management.
An important aspect of the role is to bridge relationships between the organization, its research partners and the Grower Groups in New Zealand. Your focus will be to facilitate collaborative and effective operations through enhanced communication and alignment between key stakeholders enabling them to deliver appropriate science and impact.
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 excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong networks/relationships with relevant scientific research communities, funding partners and other key stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes.
This is a 3 year fixed term, where you will have the enviable opportunity to play a pivotal role within these prestigious organisations’ 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 12/1709/PB to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pavan on 09 5255520 for a confidential discussion.