Position vacant – Business Development Manager

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) is the Australian grape and wine industry’s own research organisation. It supports a sustainable and successful grape and wine industry through world-class research, practical solutions and knowledge transfer. The culture at the AWRI is professional, innovative, passionate and sets high standards in research and extension excellence. The AWRI has strong links with the wine industry and other research organisations both nationally and internationally and provides a stimulating and challenging working environment.

The AWRI has an opportunity for a motivated and experienced Business Development Manager to identify, develop and secure new opportunities for commercial partnerships, technology commercialisation and investment in the AWRI. The role also oversees the AWRI’s contractual and legal affairs. The success of this role will be measured by the extent to which the AWRI’s strategic and fiscal objectives are met.

The successful candidate will be a strong communicator who is able to develop strategic business cases through interacting with professionals ranging from post-doctoral researchers to chief executives. Astute business acumen, passion, influence and drive as well as a critical understanding of science will be required to achieve targets set for continued growth in both public and private funding for the AWRI.

A tertiary degree in science, viticulture and/or oenology, preferably to the level of a PhD, with further qualifications in business management, is highly desirable. A relevant and successful track record in a similar position is essential. Substantial experience in roles in the wine industry and/or the scientific community, preferably in comparable business development roles, would be beneficial.

To be considered for this position, all applicants must submit a cover letter with their current resume and referee contact details (one document).

This position is being re-advertised following a suspension of recruitment activities. Previous applicants need not reapply. Please note only applicants shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

For a position description please visit 2020 AWRI Business Development Manager Position Description or for more information please contact Alfons Cuijvers on (08) 8313 8320 or alfons.cuijvers@awri.com.au.

Applications should be completed via the online application form at http://www.awri.com.au by Friday 15 May 2020. Only applications that are completed via the online application form will be accepted.