The Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust (AGMARDT) is an independent, not-for-profit charitable organisation focused on igniting a better future for food and fibres in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Through strategically investing in initiatives to encourage innovative thinking, research capability and collaboration and to develop emerging leaders in our food and fibres sector, our goal is to accelerate positive change and ignite a better future for food and fibres in Aotearoa NZ.
Since 1987 when AGMARDT was established, it has invested nearly $91m in 1,752 grants and provided nearly $1.7m in loans, whilst growing its funding base and establishing an extensive network and strategic relationships.
AGMARDT are searching for a talented General Manager to lead the team and provide overall strategic leadership and direction.
Key accountabilities in this pivotal role will be to provide leadership across the industry through being an influencer in thought leadership on food and fibre future trends and building strategic relationships and networks that allow collaborations across the sector.
You will also be accountable for ensuring that the funding provided to the industry through AGMARDT is focused on what is needed by the industry in the future and grows the capabilities of the fund recipients whilst ensuring that investment funds are managed prudently and effectively.
Leading and empowering a small but agile team and managing the operational performance of AGMARDT is also key.
This is an industry leading role and to be the right unique individual you will have significant senior management experience with an ability to help lead and shape an industry’s future.
You will have an outstanding ability to collaborate and partner with others and build powerful and influential networks.
Ideally you will have a background in the food and fibre industry.
Your commercial and financial acumen and understanding will be strong, and you will have an awareness and / or experience in managed investments.
Your personality traits will be that you are passionate about what you believe in and have a high level of energy to really make a difference.
You will be seen as highly credible with a collaborative approach that gains the respect of those around you. You will also have an ability to think about future possibilities and demonstrate a strategic leadership style.
Effective communication skills are critical as is telling the story of AGMARDT and its contribution as a future shaper of the food and fibres industry.
This is an incredible opportunity for the right person to help make a better future for food and fibres in Aotearoa New Zealand.
There is flexibility around where this role is based and hours, the scope of which can be negotiated for the right individual.
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Applications close Thursday 13th May 2021.
For further enquiries please contact Melisa Kappely ph 027 734 0392 or melisa.kappely intepeople.co.nz