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Agile Project Manager

Applications close: 
December 10, 2021

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Would you like to participate in creating a digital future for the agrifood sector? We are seeking candidates for the position of a full-time Agile Project Manager based at our Sydney office.
Applications Close
December 10, 2021

Agile Project Manager

About Us

Food Agility CRC invests in world-leading research that will change the way we produce, supply and consume food. Together with our partners, we create new data-driven technology for the agrifood industry, using AI, robotics, blockchain, sensor, advanced data analytics and more. 

Our mission is to make Australia’s agrifood system more profitable, sustainable and globally competitive. Our partnership network spans the Australian agrifood and agtech industries and includes eight leading universities. We are funded by our partners and by the Australian Government through its Cooperative Research Centre Program. 

The Role

Would you like to participate in creating a digital future for the agrifood sector?  We are seeking candidates for the position of a full-time Agile Project Manager based at our Sydney office.  

You will be responsible for delivering on Food Agility’s Deliberate Innovation agenda, with the goal of embedding agile and start up methodologies into our active research projects. You will influence project teams on agile and start up methodologies, then take on a coaching role for each active project, holding project teams accountable to an agile rhythm.  

You will work closely with the Chief Scientist and Head of Research and Portfolio Operations to help coordinate management and review of active Food Agility research projects. You will work closely with industry partners and researchers across the consortium to provide expertise in project management, developing collaborations and building partnerships. This role also includes staying focused on ensuring all projects that Food Agility invests in translate to commercial adoption by industry partners.

This is a full-time position (3-year contract), preferably based in Sydney NSW. We are a nationally dispersed team that mostly works from home. We also have an office in Sydney CBD.

Key Accountabilities

  • Facilitate collaborative project team formation
  • Project delivery & wrap-up
  • Food agility program systems
  • Educating the food agility network  
  • Agile and start up methodology implementation

Selection Criteria

  • Relevant qualifications or experience in Project Management (with a focus on Agile methodology and implementation).  
  • 3-5 years Project Management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in start-up principles and methodology.
  • Demonstrated experience in coaching, training, and facilitation to encourage adoption of tools and techniques in diverse teams.  
  • Demonstrated experience of partner management including extensive experience in building effective networks.  
  • Demonstrated high level expertise in the areas of change management, quality management and project management and in particular the management of high-profile projects.  
  • Evidence of leadership and motivational skills including the capacity to initiate lead and manage change in a challenging and dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in the management and delivery of services within a complex organisation or consortia.
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of issues and policies affecting research and the innovation sector.

About You

You will be someone who is self-motivated, takes pride in your work and who enjoys working within a positive, practical, outcomes focused culture. We have a world-class team, who is well grounded and is committed to the work being done at the cutting edge of innovation in the food and agricultural sector. If you are passionate about the delivery of innovative outcomes, particularly in the context of Australia’s food and agricultural sector, we would love to hear from you. 

How to Apply

Specific questions and applications (including a current resume and a brief application letter outlining your suitability for the position) are to be forwarded to Mick Schaefer, Head of Research and Portfolio Operations via hello@foodagility.com. The full position description is available here.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 10 December 2021

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time. 

To be eligible to apply for this role you must be located in Australia and legally permitted to work in Australia on a permanent basis .