Position Vacant: General 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 AWRI has strong links with the wine industry and other research organisations and provides a stimulating and challenging work environment.

The AWRI is seeking to appoint an experienced, people-focused General Manager, with significant experience in the grape and wine industry. This role is responsible for leading the team that delivers AWRI’s platforms for sharing up-to-date technical knowledge and assisting industry to adopt and implement the latest evidence-based practices.

The successful applicant will have a strong track record of leading diverse and complex teams and be able to demonstrate a collaborative and authentic leadership style, based on strong emotional intelligence and exceptional communication skills. They should have experience in communicating effectively with a range of stakeholders, including the ability to influence and negotiate successful outcomes. Ideally the candidate will also be able to demonstrate past experience in developing and implementing new programs, products or services.

A further defining requirement of this role is the provision of critical strategic, financial and commercial input to the AWRI Executive Management Group while closely supporting the Managing Director in achieving the AWRI’s research, development, extension and commercial objectives.

The position will be based at the Waite Research Precinct, Adelaide, SA and will work closely with a range of teams across the AWRI.

A Position Description GM and online application form are available from: http://www.awri.com.au/about_the_awri/people/careers/. For further information, please contact the Managing Director, Dr Mark Krstic, on (08) 8313 6600 or mark.krstic@awri.com.au.

All applications should be completed via the online application form. Applications will be assessed as they are received, and interviews may be conducted on a rolling basis, with all applications closing on Wednesday, 31 January 2024. Only applications that are completed via the online form will be accepted.