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Business Manager

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) is a corporate Commonwealth entity that encourages growth, investment and resilience in Australia’s rural and regional communities by delivering the Commonwealth’s farm business concessional loans.

A great opportunity has arisen at The RIC for a Full Time Business Manager to join the Program Delivery Team. This role requires a motivated, highly capable organiser, to partner closely with the Executive Director Program Delivery to provide strategic and specialist advice, manage relationships and coordinate the smooth functioning of the business unit through facilitation, organisation, administration and strategic support.

The ideal candidate will bring a reliable, positive go-getter attitude to the role to maintain the positive work environment and support the high performing division. They will be a trusted partner with the demonstrated ability to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships built on trust and mutual respect; and will have strong business acumen and organisational skills paired with an excellent eye for detail. 

As the Business Manager and a trusted adviser, you will be managing the relationships and coordinate works between the Program Delivery business units, as well as the Corporate Services and Engagement divisions. You will play a critical role in supporting the team in identifying and implementing process improvements delivering exemplary customer experience. 

The role:

You will be responsible for: 

  • providing high level strategic advice and support to the ED to meet the strategic priorities
  • coordinating cross business projects to ensure delivery within timeframes 
  • driving and coordinating the unit’s continuous improvement initiatives, delivering efficiency and productivity for the operations
  • building and maintaining key strategic alliances internally and externally, to ensure awareness of major environment factors that may affect the smooth operating of the unit
  • coordinating the smooth day-to-day functioning of Program Delivery. This encapsulates all administrative functions to ensure continued connectivity of the three departments. For example, tracking and following up on deadlines; maintaining the central repository of actions; attending meetings as the ED’s proxy
  • preparing, reviewing and developing complex correspondence and documentation (reports, briefings, discussion papers) for presentation to executive staff
  • liaising with relevant stakeholders to coordinate analysis and insight across Program Delivery 
  • managing the workforce plan for Program Delivery and working closely with the Human Resources function to deliver the right resources at the right time
  • maintaining an awareness of policy, program, and organisational priorities 
  • undertaking other duties as directed

 

Job capabilities

To be successful in this role candidates will have: 

  • a high level of professionalism 
  • advanced capability to influence, persuade and negotiate with key stakeholders
  • a demonstrated ability to provide strategic support
  • strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to write and present complex reports
  • an ability to exercise sound judgement to make decisions within defined parameters, governed by the application of rules, regulations, best practice principles or the RIC’s operating instructions and procedures
  • strong business acumen and organisational skills paired with an excellent eye for detail
  • an ability to set goals, plan and co-ordinate projects, manage the risks involved and calculate budgets and resourcing
  • demonstrated capacity to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships built on trust and mutual respect
  • an ability to work collaboratively, with a positive team player attitude
  • exceptional communication skills and the ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders and the ability to resolve conflict
  • superior time management skills with the proven ability to prioritise and manage competing projects and tasks whilst delivering to tight timeframes
  • the ability to operate under broad direction, working both independently and as a part of a team

 

Knowledge and experience

  • previous agribusiness banking experience or working within a related regional Australian business 
  • a lending background preferably in the area of rural lending
  • demonstrated experience in successfully coordinating and ensuring delivery of multiple complex and varied projects 
  •  government experience is highly desirable

 

Qualifications

  • relevant qualifications in finance, banking, accounting or economics would be highly regarded.

 

For this position we offer:

  • $113,744 - $147,199 per annum (plus 10% Superannuation)
  • Normally 36.75 hours per week
  • 4 weeks annual leave

For more details on this exciting position visit www.ric.gov.au or contact Olivia Meli, Human Resources Officer, during business hours on Phone: (02) 6360 7699 or Email: Olivia.meli@ric.gov.au

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Applications Close: 24 October 2021

The RIC has the right to interview for this position prior to the closing date.

The RIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a diverse, safe and flexible workplace that values differences, supports inclusiveness and encourages all employees regardless of gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or caring responsibilities, to achieve their potential. Only Australian Citizens may apply for this position.

Where additional candidates are found suitable from this round of recruitment a talent list or pool may be created for filling any similar permanent or temporary roles that may become vacant over the next 12 months.

 

Procurement Officer

A great opportunity has arisen at the RIC for a Procurement Officer to join the Finance team on a permanent full-time basis.

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) is a Federal Government-backed specialist finance provider for farmers and farm-related small businesses. Our loan programs encourage growth, investment and resilience in Australia’s regional communities.

The role:

You will be responsible for:

  • assisting internal stakeholders with the procurement of goods and services in line with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules and the RIC’s internal procurement policies and procedures
  • liaising with external legal stakeholders in relation to legal procurement and administrative matters
  • identifying efficiencies and improvements to processes
  • ensuring compliance with Commonwealth Procurement Rules and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013
  • supporting the EM Finance with the preparation of internal and external reports
  • administration duties including Austender, Whole of Australian Government Travel (QBT) and other systems
  • supporting the Finance team with the administration of Corporate credit cards and travel related queries

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • the ability to self-direct one’s own workload and work independently to meet KPIs
  • sound influencing skills to ensure processes are adhered to
  • strong teamwork skills and a commitment to being an active member of high performing agile team
  • good customer relationship skills with the ability to build collaborative relationships
  • sound problem solving and data analysis skills
  • ability to interpret and apply legislation and policies
  • the ability to adapt to changing priorities and complex work environments
  • strong MS Office skills
  • sound influencing skills to ensure processes are adhered to

For the position we offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements where possible
  • A base salary between $74,688 - $91,286 per annum depending on experience
  • Normally 36.75 hours per week.

 

For more details on this exciting position email Olivia Meli at recruitment@ric.gov.au.

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Applications Close: Sunday, 24 October 2021

How to apply: You are required to apply by submitting the following

  • A current resume/CV, and
  • A statement of no more than 750 words aligning your skills and experience to the job and the capabilities required to perform it.

Your application will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate that you possess, or have the real potential to develop, the required capabilities, knowledge, experience and qualifications to perform the role. Where possible, you should support your claims with specific examples of what you have done and how you did it.

Eligibility: To be eligible for permanent employment with the Regional Investment Corporation, applicants must be an Australian citizen.

The RIC has the right to interview for this position prior to the closing date.
The RIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a diverse, safe and flexible workplace that values differences, supports inclusiveness and encourages all employees regardless of gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or caring responsibilities, to achieve their potential.