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  • GROUP MANAGER HUMAN RESOURCES

    Dynamic, High Growth Sector

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    GROUP MANAGER HUMAN RESOURCES

    Dynamic, High Growth Sector
    • Potential succession opportunity to HR executive
    • City Fringe location

    Our client is a large, dynamic not-for-profit industry leader in the health and community services domain. Through a dedicated workforce of approx. 2,000 staff, it provides leading edge services throughout SA and beyond, focused on delivering high quality customer care and engagement.

    Reporting to the Director HR, this pivotal and influential leadership role is responsible for developing and implementing strategic workplace relations and HR initiatives. The role will provide strong and transformational leadership across a significant portion of the HR services portfolio including workforce strategy and planning, industrial relations, statutory compliance, HR administration, systems and operations and policy/process development and implementation. As a senior leader driving people and culture initiatives, you will also promote behaviours and practices throughout the organisation that align with the organisations strategy and values.  Key responsibilities include:

    • providing input into and support the workforce management strategic plan and annual HR Plan;
    • managing the provision of an effective and client focussed consultancy, advisory and administrative service to the organisation relating to HR & IR matters;
    • facilitating talent management including attraction, recruitment, induction, retention, succession, performance management and development;
    • working collaboratively with the organisational development team to support development and implementation of OD initiatives;
    • leading, motivating, managing and developing a small HR team to provide trusted advice and services that proactively support and build capacity of business leaders and employees to position the business as a provider and employer of choice.

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified and contemporary HR leaders with demonstrated experience in developing and leading proactive and pragmatic HR services in a diverse organisation. Versatility, credibility, warmth, resilience, diplomacy, professionalism, vision, drive, energy, an internal service focus and excellent influencing and relationship skills will also be required. The role provides an excellent career path toward a HR Executive seat for the right person.

    This is a rare and exciting opportunity to make a valuable contribution to this respected and successful entity as it continues to adapt to and meet customer expectations. Confidential enquiries and applications are encouraged without delay.

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Bernie Dyer by email to 22735@hender.com.au

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Bernie or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8827.

    Please note 
    Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.

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  • MANAGER CORPORATE SERVICES

    Centennial Park

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    MANAGER CORPORATE SERVICES

    Centennial Park

    Centennial Park provides a stunningly beautiful community space that connects people through a rich tapestry of gardens, services, events and histories. The dedicated team at Centennial Park embody compassion, inclusion, excellence and innovation as they strive to serve the South Australian community as the pre-eminent provider of cemetery, cremation and memorialisation services.

    Reporting directly to the CEO, as a key member of the Senior Management Team, this role will proactively lead the Corporate Services function including Finance, IT and Records Management.  The successful applicant will be a contemporary and commercial finance leader with a track record of collaborating with influence to achieve organisational goals and strategic objectives.

    In this role you will provide:

    • strategic advice and support to the CEO and Board;
    • oversight and management of all finance functions, including budgeting, financial reporting, funds management, business partnering and support for commercial decision making;
    • strategic leadership and project management to ensure delivery of integrated IT systems;
    • guidance and leadership to drive a continuous improvement culture;
    • mentoring, motivation and development support for team members;
    • cross departmental collaboration, innovation and direction to meet organisational goals.

    This multi-dimensional role will suit a highly commercial, CA/CPA qualified professional keen to make an impact through strong financial management of complex assets and operations.  Your professional experience, skill leading people and customer service focus will add value by enhancing the service offering, and ensuring Centennial Park is maintained to the highest standards for the benefit of the community for generations to come.   

    An attractive remuneration package will be offered to secure a high calibre candidate keen to join the leadership team of this highly customer centric, forward looking organisation dedicated to commemorating and celebrating life.

    For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit centennialpark.org

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Julie Brennan by email to 22721@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8849.

    Please note 
    Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.

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  • MANAGER QUALITY SYSTEMS

    Resthaven Incorporated

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    MANAGER QUALITY SYSTEMS

    Resthaven Incorporated

    Employing approximately 2,200 staff and with a turnover circa $140m, Resthaven Incorporated is recognised as a leader in the rapidly growing aged and community services sector in South Australia. Resthaven has over 21 sites across the Adelaide metropolitan and regional South Australia area, and is well respected for the provision of responsive quality services to older people and their carers.

    Based at head office, on the fringe of the CBD and reporting to the Executive Manager, People & Culture, this important role has responsibility for:

    • effectively developing, managing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on the Quality Management System;
    • overseeing the seasonal influenza vaccination, food safety and non-clinical infection control programs and conducting quality system audits;
    • proactively ensuring continuous improvement in regard to compliance, governance, accreditation and quality frameworks;
    • contributing to a range of innovative projects which support a positive customer experience.

    Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified individuals with proven experience in a comparable quality system environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate well developed interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a consultative manner in a team environment. A keen eye for and total focus on systems enhancement and quality will be paramount. Aged care sector experience will be ideal but is not essential.

    This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly respected and worthy organisation at the heart and forefront of South Australia’s aged care sector and help ensure the highest quality experience for its customers.

    For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit resthaven.asn.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 22729@hender.com.au

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to either Justin or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8827.

    Please note 
    Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.

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  • SENIOR ACCOUNTING ROLE

    ASX listed company

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    SENIOR ACCOUNTING ROLE

    ASX listed company
    • Global industry leader

    This Australian company is globally recognised for the exceptional quality of its product and its commitment to innovation, reliability and world best practice.  With exports representing around 50% of turnover, the company is well positioned for exciting, ongoing growth in both existing and new markets in a growing global industry.  The company has multiple production and manufacturing sites, and a Head Office located in metropolitan Adelaide.

    As a key member of the Finance Team, reporting directly to the Financial Controller, this role will suit a driven, intelligent and experienced finance professional ready to add value in this critical management reporting, cost accounting and decision support role.

    Applications are invited from appropriately qualified CA/CPA/CIMA professionals with hands on management and cost accounting experience.  Strong written and verbal communication skills will be essential as you will need to build relationships and communicate with people across the business in order to provide accurate, timely, high quality information and decision support across multi-site locations. 

    Working closely with the business, the key responsibilities of this role include:

    • liaising with sales, production and distribution teams to achieve accurate and informative management reporting, commercial and variance analysis;
    • designing, developing, utilising and enhancing a range of costing models to aid timely and effective decision making;
    • inventory accounting, reporting and analysis;
    • fixed asset accounting, reporting and analysis;
    • financial modelling, budgeting, forecasting and analysis;
    • contributing to a continuous improvement culture particularly with regard to ERP system development and process improvements.

    The successful applicant must be highly motivated with strong attention to detail and be driven to add value through exceptional communication, analysis and application of technical skills, initiative and commercial acumen.  Previous experience in management reporting and cost accounting will be essential.

    Experience using a mainstream ERP program together with strong Excel skills will be highly regarded.

    This is an exciting career opportunity with an innovative and expanding global leader, located in and committed to South Australia.

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded as soon as possible to Julie Brennan by email to 22730@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8849.

    Please note 
    Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.

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  • BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - VR SYSTEMS

    Nobles

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    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - VR SYSTEMS

    Nobles

    Nobles is a leading national supplier and service provider to the energy, resources, manufacturing and construction industries, with numerous locations in every mainland state throughout Australia. Whilst it has a solid company history dating back more than 100 years, it remains at the forefront of innovation having recently incorporated distribution of the industry’s premier crane training Virtual Reality (VR) simulation platform. This has led to an exciting new opportunity for a suitably qualified, results focussed and experienced technical sales professional to join the organisation.

    Reporting to the General Manager of Marketing and based in either Adelaide, Melbourne or Sydney, this role will work alongside Nobles’ marketing and regional sales teams, leveraging and developing relationships in driving business growth with the introduction of this expanded product range. The Business Development Manager will:

    • achieve national sales and profitability goals for the distribution of the ITI VR Crane Simulation system;
    • drive growth with new and existing clients while also converting internally generated sales leads;
    • act as a conduit between the customer and the American manufacturer regarding customer software support, feature requests, product feedback and marketing support needs.

    Our client is seeking a professional who can demonstrate success within a similar technical sales role involving software based products and services. With proven experience in developing and maintaining winning relationships, you will have a commitment to the achievement of results within a competitive B2B environment interacting with large, complex organisations. Experience in industrial training and/or safety would also be of value. To succeed in the role you will be an energetic, responsive and enthusiastic sales focussed professional with financial aptitude, high level planning and negotiation skills, strong verbal and written communication and a results-oriented approach. Tertiary qualifications in business management or similar are mandatory and an achievement-driven focus with a tenacious yet flexible personal style is vital.

    The remuneration package is competitive, with a performance based incentive for outstanding performers who will have significant opportunities to grow their career with this national business. The role will involve significant travel (50%) both intra/interstate and internationally.

    For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit nobles.com.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed by email to 22506@hender.com.au

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Andrew or Gill Manser on (08) 8100 8827.

    Please note 
    Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.

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  • CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

    Data Action

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    CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

    Data Action

    For over 30 years Data Action (DA) has been providing flexible, open banking software, cloud-based hosting, software development and associated IT consulting services to both established and challenger brands in the Australian financial services/banking industry. With a strong focus on innovation and partnerships, DA is leading the market in delivering digital and mobile banking, origination, fraud and risk management solutions.

    Reporting directly to the Chief Executive and working closely with Board and clients alike, the responsibilities of this national Adelaide based role will include:

    • developing and maintaining a technology roadmap commensurate with the challenges and opportunities faced by DA’s client base;
    • leading, motivating and co-ordinating a sizeable development capability located in Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane to deliver high quality deliverables on a consistent basis;
    • evangelising the use of new technologies to accelerate client success;
    • contributing to, and influencing, an ongoing growth strategy.

    Applications are sought from appropriately qualified and highly accomplished information technology executives, with proven experience in a comparably customer focussed domain and the leadership, delivery and commercial skills necessary for a role of this type. Strong technology awareness and strategic planning capabilities along with superior communication and negotiation skills will also be required. Whilst not essential, experience within the banking industry and/or a comparable IT solutions business will be a definite advantage. Unwavering integrity, authenticity, professionalism and customer focus are non-negotiable requirements.

    This is a truly rare senior SA opportunity in a stable and successful entity and will offer an attractive remuneration package to reflect the importance of the role and attract a high calibre candidate to work alongside the CEO.

    For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit da.com.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Bernie Dyer by email to 22697@hender.com.au

    Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8827.

    Please note 
    Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.

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  • CHIEF OF LICENSED PARKS

    Discovery Parks

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    CHIEF OF LICENSED PARKS

    Discovery Parks

    Discovery Parks is a true South Australian success story.  It is Australia's largest owner and operator of holiday and accommodation parks with a vision to become the best accommodation provider in Australia.  It is focused on growth, innovation, high quality service and offering its customers a "best in class" experience.  Discovery Parks recently acquired Australia’s largest network of parks, Top Parks, and is fast positioning itself to become the market leader in the caravan and camping industry.  This acquisition has provided sufficient scale to establish a new entity, known internally as LicenceCo. 

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working with a supportive dynamic executive team, the Chief of Licensed Parks will be responsible for leading an ambitious strategic growth plan and building a high performing licensed parks business, through driving licensee engagement and creating true member value.  The incumbent will be confident in establishing strong networks and relationships with key stakeholders.  Ideally, the successful candidate will have extensive commercial sector experience gained from leading a comparably complex franchise or related licensee business.  Whilst not essential, hands on experience in growing and managing membership using digital tools will be well regarded.

    To succeed in the role, candidates will require the ability to navigate and lead others through complexity, opportunities and challenges by active listening and sound commercial experience.  Other important qualities include highly effective communication and finely tuned presentation skills, the ability to prioritise competing deadlines and possession of a strong commercial, customer service and team ethos.  This is an exciting and rare opportunity to make your mark nationally, using the best infrastructure in the industry to disrupt Australia’s tourism industry.

    For further information on our client, please visit discoveryholidayparks.com.au 

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 22692@hender.com.au

    Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8849.

    Please note 
    Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.

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  • CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

    Discovery Parks

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    CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

    Discovery Parks

    Discovery Parks is a true South Australian success story.  It is Australia's largest owner and operator of holiday and accommodation parks with a vision to become the best accommodation provider in Australia.  It is focused on growth, innovation, high quality service and offering its customers a "best in class" experience.  Discovery Parks recently acquired Australia’s largest network of parks, Top Parks, and is fast positioning itself to become the market leader in the caravan and camping industry.  This acquisition has provided sufficient scale to establish a new entity, known internally as LicenceCo. 

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Marketing Officer will lead the Marketing, Digital Sales, Communications and newly established Loyalty Teams who are responsible for driving an integrated and holistic strategic marketing and digital sales plan for the Group.  With the customer at the centre, the team will achieve excellent marketing and sales outcomes through driving customer engagement, consumer insights, brand awareness, loyalty and utilisation of digital marketing media.  Previous experience leading the marketing function within a tourism, hospitality, FMCG or comparable digital retail environment will be highly regarded.

    To succeed in the role, candidates will require the ability to navigate and lead others through complexity, opportunities and challenges by active listening and sound commercial experience.  Other important qualities include highly effective communication and finely tuned presentation skills, the ability to prioritise competing deadlines and possession of a strong commercial, customer service and team ethos.  This is an exciting and rare opportunity to make your mark nationally, using the best infrastructure in the industry to disrupt Australia’s tourism industry.

    For further information on our client, please visit discoveryholidayparks.com.au 

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 22693@hender.com.au

    Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8849.

    Please note
    Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.

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  • GENERAL MANAGER

    Carrington Cottages Management Incorporated

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    GENERAL MANAGER

    Carrington Cottages Management Incorporated

    Carrington Cottages Management Incorporated (CCMI) is a registered not-for- profit association that provides safe, comfortable and affordable boarding house accommodation for homeless men.  Located in two nineteenth century terrace houses in Carrington Street Adelaide, Carrington Cottages have increased accommodation to sixty single bedrooms, with tenants sharing kitchens, bathrooms and backyard recreation areas.  CCMI are also negotiating with the SA Government for leases over additional properties that would make acceptable boarding houses. 

    An impending retirement has created this rare opportunity for a General Manager to continue to lead the Association’s good work and work closely with the Board to identify, scope and qualify business opportunities that will help to expand the services currently provided and ensure the future sustainability of this purposeful not-for-profit organisation.  Reporting directly to a passionate Board and managing a very small team comprising of a part-time caretaker and volunteers, key responsibilities of this hands on role include:

    • ensuring the effective and efficient use of CCMI human, physical and financial resources to achieve the objectives of the organisation as detailed through the Board’s agreed strategic and annual plans;
    • maintaining a high quality accommodation service provision for CCMI tenants;
    • providing timely advice to the Board on appropriate policy initiatives, and on responses to policy initiatives, to achieve the best possible accommodation outcomes for CCMI tenants.    

    Applications are sought from appropriately qualified and accomplished professionals with the leadership, strategic planning, stakeholder management, influencing and advocacy skills necessary for this role.  This is an excellent opportunity for somebody who may currently be working in a larger, comparable and regulated human services delivery organisation, seeking to take the next step in their career towards a General Management role.  Empathy, compassion, strength, good humour and a proactive approach are all necessary qualities in order to succeed.

    For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit carringtoncottages.org.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 22696@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8827.

    Please note 
    Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.

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  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Barkuma Inc

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    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Barkuma Inc

    Established over 50 years ago, Barkuma Inc is a leading provider of services for over 800 people with developmental disabilities and employs over 130 staff.  Services include open and supported employment, accommodation and respite, training, counselling, community inclusion, school based transition, advocacy and support.  An opportunity has emerged to lead this most worthy organisation through a pivotal phase in its evolution.

    Reporting directly to a diverse and connected Board, responsibilities of this important leadership role will include:

    • developing and implementing strategy and delivering high quality and relevant services to clients;
    • ensuring sound management of financial and physical assets;
    • championing the business, promoting an inclusive environment and increasing community awareness;
    • expanding and maintaining strong and productive strategic relationships with key community, corporate, government and partner enterprises;
    • identifying and evaluating new business opportunities to ensure sustainability;
    • leading, motivating and developing the highly dedicated staff.

    As a suitably qualified and experienced professional, you will have the community and business acumen for Barkuma Inc to achieve its full potential.  A genuine affinity with stakeholders is essential as are outstanding communication skills, warmth, empathy, authenticity and an understanding of social policy within the new NDIS environment.

    Make an enquiry to explore this career defining and fulfilling role guiding an entity that continues to make a genuine difference to the lives of people with a disability.

    For further information on our client, please visit barkuma.com.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed and Bernie Dyer by email to 22690@hender.com.au  

    Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8849.

    Please note 
    Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.

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  • HEAD OF STUDIES AND INNOVATION

    Saint Ignatius’ College

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    HEAD OF STUDIES AND INNOVATION

    Saint Ignatius’ College

    Saint Ignatius' College, Adelaide is a leading Catholic, coeducational, day school conducted by the Jesuits and inspired by the Ignatian charism.  The College caters for over 1,400 students across an Early Years and Junior Campus (R-6) and a Senior Campus (7-12).

    Established in 1951, the mission of the College is to provide a premium education that encourages students to a life-long development of their faith and service.  It aims to produce people of conscience, compassion, competence and commitment who make the world a better place.  The College has a proud record of excellent academic results and supporting all students to reach their potential.

    The Head of Studies and Innovation is a key leadership role to facilitate collaboration amongst College leaders and enhance the education experience of students.  The role will address scope, sequence and cohesion in the areas of pedagogy, curriculum review and development, and academic care.

    This role is responsible for ensuring that students at Saint Ignatius’ College have a seamless and integrated progression to each new learning stage through the early, middle and senior years.

    The successful applicant will directly impact student engagement with learning through innovation and best practice and oversee staff professional development and formation in pedagogy.  Working closely with the Principal, Rector and College Leadership Team, he or she will be a role model for staff and students, with the warmth, energy, enthusiasm and capacity to motivate, inspire and give witness to a faith that does justice for all members of the College community.  As a leader within the Australian Jesuit mission, the new Head of Studies and Innovation will have an affinity with the Catholic and Ignatian spirituality and appreciate how this informs the College’s ways of operating.

    For an application package, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit ignatius.sa.edu.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded expediently to Andrew Reed by email to 22659@hender.com.au 

    Confidential telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Andrew or Julie Brennan on (08) 8100 8849.

    Please note
    Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.

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  • PROJECT MANAGER – FINANCE SYSTEMS

    SEA Gas (6-9 month contract)

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    PROJECT MANAGER – FINANCE SYSTEMS

    SEA Gas (6-9 month contract)

    Based in the heart of the Adelaide CBD, SEA Gas is a natural gas transmission business that owns and operates 800km of essential pipeline infrastructure in western Victoria and South Australia, delivering to gas fired power stations and servicing industrial, commercial and domestic needs in both states.  Embarking on a transformational phase including a refresh of financial systems and business processes, SEA Gas now seeks a well developed project manager to support a critical financial system implementation.  

    Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and working as an integral member of the SEA Gas team, the role will develop and drive the project plan to ensure successful implementation and integration of changes to the finance system and related programs, including the associated reporting and business processes.  Specific responsibilities will include:

    • end to end project management and implementation;
    • identifying, developing and coordinating change management requirements within the business including communication updates, assistance to the business through transition and post implementation support;
    • designing and documenting new business processes;
    • providing guidance in developing a suite of management reports to meet business needs;
    • providing reporting against the project plan on milestone achievements, project risks, issues identification and resolution;
    • coordinating project meetings and decision processes;
    • ensuring effective communication and interface with suppliers/vendors;
    • conducting regular assessment on quality of outcomes to ensure project remains on-track and deliverables are met;
    • maintaining project management documentation, tracking how changes impact the plan and expected benefits;
    • leading user testing processes, data migration, training and documentation with the chosen supplier.

    Candidates must demonstrate previous experience managing or playing a key role in delivering a comparable finance system implementation project.  Well developed project management discipline including governance and communications formats within a professional environment, and knowledge of issues involved with managing data migration are essential.  A background in finance/accounting and the ability to report to senior stakeholders and convey complex issues effectively will be important.  Relevant qualifications in finance/accounting, IT and/or project management are highly desirable.

    This role is offered as a six to nine month contract with a go-live date of 30 June 2018.  Applications are therefore encouraged immediately to support a prompt commencement.  This is a great project opportunity to contribute to the future direction and transformation of a successful commercial business.  A competitive fixed term salary or contract rates will be offered with potential for a performance based bonus aligned to project outcomes.

    For further information on our client, please visit seagas.com.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded without delay to Bernie Dyer by email to 22687@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Bernie or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8849.

    Please note 
    Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.

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  • HEAD OF CUSTOMER

    HAMB Systems

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    HEAD OF CUSTOMER

    HAMB Systems

    With its head office in the Adelaide CBD, HAMB Systems Limited (HAMBS) is a national technology company owned by 27 private health insurance funds across Australia. For over 25 years HAMBS has been a trusted provider of application software development, technical support, secure wide area network services and application hosting to a significant share of the private health insurance market. With a newly appointed CEO, the organisation is embarking on a transformational shift and now seeks a strategic, collaborative and service focused leader to drive the advancement of its customer excellence strategy.

    This newly created influential position reports to the CEO and is part of a reconfigured Executive Team. It provides an exciting opportunity to influence a culture of customer centricity across the business, developing and driving a customer engagement strategy to achieve growth in customer acquisition, engagement, retention, partnership and advocacy.

    The role will lead, empower and develop a team of approximately 40 highly capable and committed professionals across customer engagement, application support, service desk and IT service management, inspiring a collaborative, fulfilling and high performing culture.

    Applications are invited from appropriately qualified and experienced leaders with a demonstrated track record of successful leadership in driving outstanding customer relationship and engagement strategies within a comparable B2B domain. High level strategic thinking and relationship building skills, IT and commercial acumen, authenticity, energy and a distinct focus on collaborative solutions development will be critical for success in the role.

    This is a genuinely rare opportunity in the Tech sector in Adelaide. Shape the future of service culture, customer experience and growth while enjoying the outstanding and affordable lifestyle available in Adelaide.

    For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit www.hambs.com.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Bernie Dyer by email to 22661@hender.com.au

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Bernie, Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell or Andrew Reed on (08) 8100 8827.

    Please note
    Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.

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  • GENERAL MANAGER, CORPORATE SERVICES

    Professional Services Firm

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    GENERAL MANAGER, CORPORATE SERVICES

    Professional Services Firm
    • Key Leadership Role

    Our client is a successful and well-established professional services firm offering integrated advisory and planning services to a wide range of valued clients.  The firm prides itself on offering exceptional client service built on quality relationships. 

    The team take an active role in understanding, advising and caring for clients and assist to build wealth, business capability, profitability and financial strength whilst, importantly, ensuring compliance and regulatory needs are met.

    Reporting to and working closely with the Managing Director, the General Manager, Corporate Services will lead development and execution of strategic and business planning whilst embracing and championing a firm culture focussed on service, adding value, developing people, enhancing and improving processes and ensuring a sustainable and profitable business. 

    The firm has exciting and fully funded growth plans that will see the business expand significantly through ongoing business development activity and strategic acquisition.

    This role will manage the Corporate Services aspects of the firm including HR, Organisational Development, Business Development, Finance, IT, Marketing, and administrative operations.

    Applications are invited from appropriately qualified professionals with vision, drive, energy and commercial acumen complemented by the communication skills necessary for success in this role. 

    Exceptional leadership qualities, an understanding of contemporary management and organisational development practices and an entrepreneurial spirit will be highly regarded.  Direct industry experience in professional practices is not essential.

    An attractive remuneration package, including incentives, will be negotiated with the successful candidate.  

    For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below.

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Julie Brennan by email to 22636@hender.com.au  Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Julie or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8827.

    Please note 
    Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.

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  • SENIOR ANALYST

    Discovery Parks

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    SENIOR ANALYST

    Discovery Parks

    With Head Office in Adelaide, a growing turnover around $150m and 1,200 staff across more than 60 sites around Australia, Discovery Parks is a significant privately owned business and a genuine SA success story.  Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Senior Analyst will be responsible for providing critical business analysis and planning support. Key responsibilities include:

    • managing the annual budgeting process and quarterly reforecasts;
    • maintaining all finance department Excel models for internal forecasting;
    • completing financial and analytical reports for Board reporting;
    • assisting with month end processing, reconciliations and reporting;
    • leading, developing and motivating a small team;
    • completing ad hoc project accounting and analyst projects as required.

    The successful candidate will be tertiary qualified with ideally CA/CPA status or working towards completion. Advanced Excel modelling skills are essential, as is the ability to analyse high volumes of data and present key insights concisely. This person will possess exceptional communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with stakeholders at all levels. Other attributes sought include drive, proactivity, good judgement, detail and completion focus, strong business acumen and the ability to prioritise competing demands.  Experience writing macros is desirable, but not essential.

    This is a career defining opportunity to join a buoyant South Australian commercial entity as a key member of their finance team.

    For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit discoveryholidayparks.com.au  

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 22649@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Justin or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8813.

    Please note 
    Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.

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  • SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

    Sweat

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    SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

    Sweat

    Sweat is a global, leading and innovative technology company in the health and fitness industry.  A proud South Australian success story, Sweat has experienced rapid growth, with its app being the largest health and fitness app in the world featuring personal trainers such as Kayla Itsines (BBG and BBG Stronger), Kelsey Wells (Post-Pregnancy) and Sjana Elise (Yoga).  Employing around 70 staff (including both full time and contractors) the business is driven by success and energised by the future, poised to double in size by 2019. 

    ABOUT THE ROLE

    As a result of Sweat's success, an outstanding opportunity has opened up to join the Sweat team and be part of an expanding global business in this exciting growth phase.  Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, broad key responsibilities include:

    • leading and managing a team of in-house developers, identify gaps in team capability and drive initiatives aimed at resolving the gaps;
    • working between multiple platforms, primarily iOS and Android, as well as integrating with multiple departments, to ensure the build of a stable and scalable product;
    • coordinating and facilitating the on time delivery of high quality solutions through effective motivation, management and execution of the Digital Products Development Team;
    • planning, forecasting, resourcing and executing multiple releases at once;
    • monitoring progress of the team delivery on a daily basis, taking proactive measures to roadblocks or impediments in order to achieve deadlines and objectives;
    • improving efficiency, effectiveness and consistency of development practice by embracing ownership and continual improvement of the Software Development methodology;
    • influencing other teams delivery capability through the proactive management and championing of strong collaborative practices;
    • embracing and driving effective Architecture, Design and QA practices across the group that will facilitate a strong Continuous Integration and Deployment strategy;
    • planning, forecasting, resourcing and executing multiple releases at once;
    • using best practice and knowledge of agile methodologies to develop organisational standards, processes and procedures for the effective development of all digital products;
    • working with the Operations Manager to continually optimise work processes and procedures in order to drive efficiency and effectiveness, and help resolve operation problems as required.

    ABOUT YOU

    Applications are encouraged from individuals with strong experience in a practical agile environment using TDD to facilitate Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment.  The successful incumbent will exhibit a breadth of experience that has helped develop their value-add focus, as well as an ability to provide seamless performance in their role.  Our client is seeking applications from candidates who demonstrate:

    • experience effectively managing 5-15 person software development teams;
    • ability to manage 1-5 concurrent streams of work is essential;
    • delivery focused, innovative and collaborative approach;
    • have a minimum of 5+ years (or equivalent) experience in a practical agile environment;
    • excellent knowledge of Agile principals;
    • familiarity with effective SDLC management tools such as JIRA is highly regarded;
    • detailed understanding of Software Development methodology and the benefits of Waterfall, Incremental, Iterative and Agile lifecycles;
    • strong understanding of Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, TDD and Quality Assurance concepts;
    • ability to work within complex, structured environments;
    • ability to learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment.

    The successful applicant will preferably have a degree qualification in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent. Agile and Project Management certification is desired.

    WHAT SWEAT OFFERS

    • The opportunity to work for the world's number-one health and fitness app;
    • Career development in a business with a portfolio of renowned talent in the health and fitness industry, based around the world;
    • A positive work environment, where you are encouraged and supported to achieve success professionally, while contributing to a South Australian business operating globally;
    • Progression within a successful company, offering competitive remuneration.

    For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and further information on our client, please visit sweat.com

    Applications should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 22629@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8849.

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  • RESEARCH ADOPTION MANAGER

    Water Research Australia Limited

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    RESEARCH ADOPTION MANAGER

    Water Research Australia Limited

    Water Research Australia Limited (WaterRA) is a national not-for-profit company, established and funded by its members, to undertake collaborative urban and regional water research that delivers value to the vitally important water sector at the national and local scale. WaterRA is headquartered in Adelaide with a second office in Melbourne and members across Australia.

    An exciting new opportunity has emerged for a Research Adoption Manager to assist it’s members in deriving the best value from research findings.

    Reporting to the Chief Research Services Officer this newly created role within the Research Services team has main responsibility for driving the translation, uptake and adoption of research findings for members. Other key responsibilities include:

    • leading the development, enhancement and application of WaterRA’s research translation and adoption capability program;
    • contributing to the development and delivery of products and services that enable collaborative research and build capability among WaterRA’s members;
    • establishing and maintaining productive relationships with key stakeholders including water utilities, research institutions and other industry organisations; and
    • actively supporting WaterRA’s corporate business developments and improvements.

    Tertiary qualifications in science, engineering, and/or communications or a related discipline are essential with operational experience in the water sector desirable. Experience in translation of technical information into knowledge outputs for varying audiences, along with experience in project management in an R&D or technical environment, will be integral to success in this role. Skills in science communication, technical writing, graphic design, digital media and use of visual packages will be highly regarded.

    In addition to upholding and demonstrating the WaterRA values, the suitable candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to work autonomously and flexibly across multiple technical areas, and to establish and maintain strong stakeholder relationships. They will be proactive and positive, customer-focused, a good listener, innovative and creative, articulate and confident in presenting at events and facilitating workshops. Some interstate travel will be required.

    This is a unique opportunity to be part of a leading provider of research that benefits our community. There is flexibility for this role to be based in Melbourne or Adelaide.

    For further information on our client, please visit waterra.com.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 22600@hender.com.au

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Justin or Gill Manser on (08) 8100 8849.

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  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Lenswood Cold Stores Co-operative Society

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    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Lenswood Cold Stores Co-operative Society

    Lenswood Cold Stores (LCS) Co-operative Society is an Australian owned co-operative with a turnover of $45m and generations of experience as a leading innovator in the apple industry.  Based in the thriving Adelaide Hills region, LCS is a major food producer supplying 70% of South Australia’s apples.  It fosters continuous research, development and innovation on an international level through its recently established subsidiary, Next Fruit Generation Australia.  

    Reporting to and working closely with the Board and Members, the CEO will be the public face of LCS with responsibility for enhancing the brand in domestic and export markets, whilst maintaining quality services to growers.  Other responsibilities include:

    • leading and driving implementation of the Co-operative’s  short and long term strategy;
    • developing and implementing sales and marketing initiatives to support growth, innovation and commercial success;
    • providing effective leadership and oversight of finances, risk, compliance, people, culture and operations;
    • developing, managing and maintaining productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including growers, industry associations, customers and government entities.

    The successful candidate will be a proven senior executive with experience in a comparable role leading strategic development and growth ideally within the fresh produce sector.  Excellent leadership, stakeholder management, strategic planning and financial management skills will be critical, complemented by superior commercial acumen, genuine enterprise and a strong focus on positive outcomes for growers.  An attractive executive remuneration package commensurate with skills and experience is being offered.  This is an outstanding opportunity to add value to this SA success story making a significant contribution to the new economy.

    For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and further information on our client, please visit lenswoodcoop.com.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Bernie Dyer or Andrew Reed by email to 22516@hender.com.au

    Telephone enquiries are welcome to Bernie or Gill Manser on (08) 8100 8813.

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  • SENIOR EXECUTIVE

    Financial Services

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    SENIOR EXECUTIVE

    Financial Services

    Attractive remuneration package

    This highly successful industry leader is well positioned for continued growth and success.  With its highly competitive service offering, the business delivers consumer focussed financial services nationally from South Australia.  This is an exciting Adelaide based opportunity with a business focussed on B2B sales and relationship management.

    Working closely with the national Executive Team, this role will lead business operations in SA, driving commercial performance while ensuring Group initiatives are implemented locally.  Responsibilities of this broad and commercially focussed role include:

    • formulation of a comprehensive business plan in collaboration with the Executive Team, overseeing local implementation and assessment of operational performance;
    • providing pivotal information to guide business decisions and analyse opportunities for growth, supporting the Group Consumer Sales lead in building the sales pipeline;
    • proactively partnering with peers to identify efficiencies within the business and undertake analysis in order to optimise profitability;
    • working with the CIO to implement the Group Technology Plan and drive the technology strategy for relevant products;
    • providing leadership to the SA operations to positively impact engagement on site and the achievement of operational KPI’s.

    The successful candidate will have significant financial services leadership experience and ideally hold tertiary qualifications in business, commerce or similar.  A proven track record working as part of a national team driving local performance and achieving sales objectives will be essential.  Contemporary leadership style, excellent team building and interpersonal skills will be required together with the capacity to operate within a national reporting structure. 

    This position presents a tremendous opportunity for a well established, sales focused, commercially astute, financial services leader with the tenacity and drive to achieve business growth and performance objectives.

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed by email to 22518@hender.com.au

    Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8827.

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  • GENERAL MANAGER, RISK & COMPLIANCE

    Experience Australia Group

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    GENERAL MANAGER, RISK & COMPLIANCE

    Experience Australia Group

    Experience Australia Group (EAG) is an exciting and newly established dynamic national business, focused on bringing Australia’s most iconic experiences to life.  With its head office located in Adelaide, private equity owned and with an already impressive portfolio that includes Great Southern Rail, Cruise Whitsundays and Rottnest Express, this expanding organisation is fast positioning itself as one of the largest experiential tourism businesses in the country.  This is a rare opportunity to help facilitate EAG’s unique position at the forefront of Australia’s tourism industry.

    Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the main focus of this role will be to establish and enhance a strong and robust business risk and compliance environment.  This role will be a first line of defence and provide guidance to the Executive Team and report to the Audit and Risk Committee.  Key responsibilities for this position include :-

    • delivering and executing risk and compliance objectives, and developing mitigation strategies;
    • continuously developing EAG’s operating environment, systems, policies and guidelines;
    • providing supervision, ongoing monitoring and testing of controls in order to strengthen areas of weakness within each EAG business unit;
    • acting as the first line of response for all enquiries from external regulating bodies;
    • assisting the CFO to implement, review and monitor EAG’s risk management framework and risk register.

    The successful candidate will have a highly developed operations mindset with outstanding influencing and communication skills.  High attention to detail and ability to work with budgets and numbers is essential, as well as advanced problem solving and decision making capabilities.  The person in this role will need to be a critical change thinker, with an appreciation to drive growth objectives.

    Experience in risk management, quality and assurance from within a service or manufacturing environment is essential, along with people management experience in a performance accountable environment.  Knowledge of the insurance industry is desirable.

    For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit greatsouthernrail.com.au cruisewhitsundays.com and rottnestexpress.com.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded by email to 21820@hender.com.au

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Justin Hinora, Bernie Dyer or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8827.

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GROUP MANAGER HUMAN RESOURCES

Dynamic, High Growth Sector
  • Potential succession opportunity to HR executive
  • City Fringe location

Our client is a large, dynamic not-for-profit industry leader in the health and community services domain. Through a dedicated workforce of approx. 2,000 staff, it provides leading edge services throughout SA and beyond, focused on delivering high quality customer care and engagement.

Reporting to the Director HR, this pivotal and influential leadership role is responsible for developing and implementing strategic workplace relations and HR initiatives. The role will provide strong and transformational leadership across a significant portion of the HR services portfolio including workforce strategy and planning, industrial relations, statutory compliance, HR administration, systems and operations and policy/process development and implementation. As a senior leader driving people and culture initiatives, you will also promote behaviours and practices throughout the organisation that align with the organisations strategy and values.  Key responsibilities include:

  • providing input into and support the workforce management strategic plan and annual HR Plan;
  • managing the provision of an effective and client focussed consultancy, advisory and administrative service to the organisation relating to HR & IR matters;
  • facilitating talent management including attraction, recruitment, induction, retention, succession, performance management and development;
  • working collaboratively with the organisational development team to support development and implementation of OD initiatives;
  • leading, motivating, managing and developing a small HR team to provide trusted advice and services that proactively support and build capacity of business leaders and employees to position the business as a provider and employer of choice.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and contemporary HR leaders with demonstrated experience in developing and leading proactive and pragmatic HR services in a diverse organisation. Versatility, credibility, warmth, resilience, diplomacy, professionalism, vision, drive, energy, an internal service focus and excellent influencing and relationship skills will also be required. The role provides an excellent career path toward a HR Executive seat for the right person.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to make a valuable contribution to this respected and successful entity as it continues to adapt to and meet customer expectations. Confidential enquiries and applications are encouraged without delay.

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Bernie Dyer by email to 22735@hender.com.au

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Bernie or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8827.

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MANAGER CORPORATE SERVICES

Centennial Park

Centennial Park provides a stunningly beautiful community space that connects people through a rich tapestry of gardens, services, events and histories. The dedicated team at Centennial Park embody compassion, inclusion, excellence and innovation as they strive to serve the South Australian community as the pre-eminent provider of cemetery, cremation and memorialisation services.

Reporting directly to the CEO, as a key member of the Senior Management Team, this role will proactively lead the Corporate Services function including Finance, IT and Records Management.  The successful applicant will be a contemporary and commercial finance leader with a track record of collaborating with influence to achieve organisational goals and strategic objectives.

In this role you will provide:

  • strategic advice and support to the CEO and Board;
  • oversight and management of all finance functions, including budgeting, financial reporting, funds management, business partnering and support for commercial decision making;
  • strategic leadership and project management to ensure delivery of integrated IT systems;
  • guidance and leadership to drive a continuous improvement culture;
  • mentoring, motivation and development support for team members;
  • cross departmental collaboration, innovation and direction to meet organisational goals.

This multi-dimensional role will suit a highly commercial, CA/CPA qualified professional keen to make an impact through strong financial management of complex assets and operations.  Your professional experience, skill leading people and customer service focus will add value by enhancing the service offering, and ensuring Centennial Park is maintained to the highest standards for the benefit of the community for generations to come.   

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to secure a high calibre candidate keen to join the leadership team of this highly customer centric, forward looking organisation dedicated to commemorating and celebrating life.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit centennialpark.org

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Julie Brennan by email to 22721@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8849.

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MANAGER QUALITY SYSTEMS

Resthaven Incorporated

Employing approximately 2,200 staff and with a turnover circa $140m, Resthaven Incorporated is recognised as a leader in the rapidly growing aged and community services sector in South Australia. Resthaven has over 21 sites across the Adelaide metropolitan and regional South Australia area, and is well respected for the provision of responsive quality services to older people and their carers.

Based at head office, on the fringe of the CBD and reporting to the Executive Manager, People & Culture, this important role has responsibility for:

  • effectively developing, managing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on the Quality Management System;
  • overseeing the seasonal influenza vaccination, food safety and non-clinical infection control programs and conducting quality system audits;
  • proactively ensuring continuous improvement in regard to compliance, governance, accreditation and quality frameworks;
  • contributing to a range of innovative projects which support a positive customer experience.

Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified individuals with proven experience in a comparable quality system environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate well developed interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a consultative manner in a team environment. A keen eye for and total focus on systems enhancement and quality will be paramount. Aged care sector experience will be ideal but is not essential.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly respected and worthy organisation at the heart and forefront of South Australia’s aged care sector and help ensure the highest quality experience for its customers.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit resthaven.asn.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 22729@hender.com.au

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to either Justin or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8827.

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SENIOR ACCOUNTING ROLE

ASX listed company
  • Global industry leader

This Australian company is globally recognised for the exceptional quality of its product and its commitment to innovation, reliability and world best practice.  With exports representing around 50% of turnover, the company is well positioned for exciting, ongoing growth in both existing and new markets in a growing global industry.  The company has multiple production and manufacturing sites, and a Head Office located in metropolitan Adelaide.

As a key member of the Finance Team, reporting directly to the Financial Controller, this role will suit a driven, intelligent and experienced finance professional ready to add value in this critical management reporting, cost accounting and decision support role.

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified CA/CPA/CIMA professionals with hands on management and cost accounting experience.  Strong written and verbal communication skills will be essential as you will need to build relationships and communicate with people across the business in order to provide accurate, timely, high quality information and decision support across multi-site locations. 

Working closely with the business, the key responsibilities of this role include:

  • liaising with sales, production and distribution teams to achieve accurate and informative management reporting, commercial and variance analysis;
  • designing, developing, utilising and enhancing a range of costing models to aid timely and effective decision making;
  • inventory accounting, reporting and analysis;
  • fixed asset accounting, reporting and analysis;
  • financial modelling, budgeting, forecasting and analysis;
  • contributing to a continuous improvement culture particularly with regard to ERP system development and process improvements.

The successful applicant must be highly motivated with strong attention to detail and be driven to add value through exceptional communication, analysis and application of technical skills, initiative and commercial acumen.  Previous experience in management reporting and cost accounting will be essential.

Experience using a mainstream ERP program together with strong Excel skills will be highly regarded.

This is an exciting career opportunity with an innovative and expanding global leader, located in and committed to South Australia.

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded as soon as possible to Julie Brennan by email to 22730@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8849.

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - VR SYSTEMS

Nobles

Nobles is a leading national supplier and service provider to the energy, resources, manufacturing and construction industries, with numerous locations in every mainland state throughout Australia. Whilst it has a solid company history dating back more than 100 years, it remains at the forefront of innovation having recently incorporated distribution of the industry’s premier crane training Virtual Reality (VR) simulation platform. This has led to an exciting new opportunity for a suitably qualified, results focussed and experienced technical sales professional to join the organisation.

Reporting to the General Manager of Marketing and based in either Adelaide, Melbourne or Sydney, this role will work alongside Nobles’ marketing and regional sales teams, leveraging and developing relationships in driving business growth with the introduction of this expanded product range. The Business Development Manager will:

  • achieve national sales and profitability goals for the distribution of the ITI VR Crane Simulation system;
  • drive growth with new and existing clients while also converting internally generated sales leads;
  • act as a conduit between the customer and the American manufacturer regarding customer software support, feature requests, product feedback and marketing support needs.

Our client is seeking a professional who can demonstrate success within a similar technical sales role involving software based products and services. With proven experience in developing and maintaining winning relationships, you will have a commitment to the achievement of results within a competitive B2B environment interacting with large, complex organisations. Experience in industrial training and/or safety would also be of value. To succeed in the role you will be an energetic, responsive and enthusiastic sales focussed professional with financial aptitude, high level planning and negotiation skills, strong verbal and written communication and a results-oriented approach. Tertiary qualifications in business management or similar are mandatory and an achievement-driven focus with a tenacious yet flexible personal style is vital.

The remuneration package is competitive, with a performance based incentive for outstanding performers who will have significant opportunities to grow their career with this national business. The role will involve significant travel (50%) both intra/interstate and internationally.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit nobles.com.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed by email to 22506@hender.com.au

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Andrew or Gill Manser on (08) 8100 8827.

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CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Data Action

For over 30 years Data Action (DA) has been providing flexible, open banking software, cloud-based hosting, software development and associated IT consulting services to both established and challenger brands in the Australian financial services/banking industry. With a strong focus on innovation and partnerships, DA is leading the market in delivering digital and mobile banking, origination, fraud and risk management solutions.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive and working closely with Board and clients alike, the responsibilities of this national Adelaide based role will include:

  • developing and maintaining a technology roadmap commensurate with the challenges and opportunities faced by DA’s client base;
  • leading, motivating and co-ordinating a sizeable development capability located in Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane to deliver high quality deliverables on a consistent basis;
  • evangelising the use of new technologies to accelerate client success;
  • contributing to, and influencing, an ongoing growth strategy.

Applications are sought from appropriately qualified and highly accomplished information technology executives, with proven experience in a comparably customer focussed domain and the leadership, delivery and commercial skills necessary for a role of this type. Strong technology awareness and strategic planning capabilities along with superior communication and negotiation skills will also be required. Whilst not essential, experience within the banking industry and/or a comparable IT solutions business will be a definite advantage. Unwavering integrity, authenticity, professionalism and customer focus are non-negotiable requirements.

This is a truly rare senior SA opportunity in a stable and successful entity and will offer an attractive remuneration package to reflect the importance of the role and attract a high calibre candidate to work alongside the CEO.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit da.com.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Bernie Dyer by email to 22697@hender.com.au

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8827.

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CHIEF OF LICENSED PARKS

Discovery Parks

Discovery Parks is a true South Australian success story.  It is Australia's largest owner and operator of holiday and accommodation parks with a vision to become the best accommodation provider in Australia.  It is focused on growth, innovation, high quality service and offering its customers a "best in class" experience.  Discovery Parks recently acquired Australia’s largest network of parks, Top Parks, and is fast positioning itself to become the market leader in the caravan and camping industry.  This acquisition has provided sufficient scale to establish a new entity, known internally as LicenceCo. 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working with a supportive dynamic executive team, the Chief of Licensed Parks will be responsible for leading an ambitious strategic growth plan and building a high performing licensed parks business, through driving licensee engagement and creating true member value.  The incumbent will be confident in establishing strong networks and relationships with key stakeholders.  Ideally, the successful candidate will have extensive commercial sector experience gained from leading a comparably complex franchise or related licensee business.  Whilst not essential, hands on experience in growing and managing membership using digital tools will be well regarded.

To succeed in the role, candidates will require the ability to navigate and lead others through complexity, opportunities and challenges by active listening and sound commercial experience.  Other important qualities include highly effective communication and finely tuned presentation skills, the ability to prioritise competing deadlines and possession of a strong commercial, customer service and team ethos.  This is an exciting and rare opportunity to make your mark nationally, using the best infrastructure in the industry to disrupt Australia’s tourism industry.

For further information on our client, please visit discoveryholidayparks.com.au 

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 22692@hender.com.au

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8849.

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CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Discovery Parks

Discovery Parks is a true South Australian success story.  It is Australia's largest owner and operator of holiday and accommodation parks with a vision to become the best accommodation provider in Australia.  It is focused on growth, innovation, high quality service and offering its customers a "best in class" experience.  Discovery Parks recently acquired Australia’s largest network of parks, Top Parks, and is fast positioning itself to become the market leader in the caravan and camping industry.  This acquisition has provided sufficient scale to establish a new entity, known internally as LicenceCo. 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Marketing Officer will lead the Marketing, Digital Sales, Communications and newly established Loyalty Teams who are responsible for driving an integrated and holistic strategic marketing and digital sales plan for the Group.  With the customer at the centre, the team will achieve excellent marketing and sales outcomes through driving customer engagement, consumer insights, brand awareness, loyalty and utilisation of digital marketing media.  Previous experience leading the marketing function within a tourism, hospitality, FMCG or comparable digital retail environment will be highly regarded.

To succeed in the role, candidates will require the ability to navigate and lead others through complexity, opportunities and challenges by active listening and sound commercial experience.  Other important qualities include highly effective communication and finely tuned presentation skills, the ability to prioritise competing deadlines and possession of a strong commercial, customer service and team ethos.  This is an exciting and rare opportunity to make your mark nationally, using the best infrastructure in the industry to disrupt Australia’s tourism industry.

For further information on our client, please visit discoveryholidayparks.com.au 

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 22693@hender.com.au

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8849.

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GENERAL MANAGER

Carrington Cottages Management Incorporated

Carrington Cottages Management Incorporated (CCMI) is a registered not-for- profit association that provides safe, comfortable and affordable boarding house accommodation for homeless men.  Located in two nineteenth century terrace houses in Carrington Street Adelaide, Carrington Cottages have increased accommodation to sixty single bedrooms, with tenants sharing kitchens, bathrooms and backyard recreation areas.  CCMI are also negotiating with the SA Government for leases over additional properties that would make acceptable boarding houses. 

An impending retirement has created this rare opportunity for a General Manager to continue to lead the Association’s good work and work closely with the Board to identify, scope and qualify business opportunities that will help to expand the services currently provided and ensure the future sustainability of this purposeful not-for-profit organisation.  Reporting directly to a passionate Board and managing a very small team comprising of a part-time caretaker and volunteers, key responsibilities of this hands on role include:

  • ensuring the effective and efficient use of CCMI human, physical and financial resources to achieve the objectives of the organisation as detailed through the Board’s agreed strategic and annual plans;
  • maintaining a high quality accommodation service provision for CCMI tenants;
  • providing timely advice to the Board on appropriate policy initiatives, and on responses to policy initiatives, to achieve the best possible accommodation outcomes for CCMI tenants.    

Applications are sought from appropriately qualified and accomplished professionals with the leadership, strategic planning, stakeholder management, influencing and advocacy skills necessary for this role.  This is an excellent opportunity for somebody who may currently be working in a larger, comparable and regulated human services delivery organisation, seeking to take the next step in their career towards a General Management role.  Empathy, compassion, strength, good humour and a proactive approach are all necessary qualities in order to succeed.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit carringtoncottages.org.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 22696@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8827.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Barkuma Inc

Established over 50 years ago, Barkuma Inc is a leading provider of services for over 800 people with developmental disabilities and employs over 130 staff.  Services include open and supported employment, accommodation and respite, training, counselling, community inclusion, school based transition, advocacy and support.  An opportunity has emerged to lead this most worthy organisation through a pivotal phase in its evolution.

Reporting directly to a diverse and connected Board, responsibilities of this important leadership role will include:

  • developing and implementing strategy and delivering high quality and relevant services to clients;
  • ensuring sound management of financial and physical assets;
  • championing the business, promoting an inclusive environment and increasing community awareness;
  • expanding and maintaining strong and productive strategic relationships with key community, corporate, government and partner enterprises;
  • identifying and evaluating new business opportunities to ensure sustainability;
  • leading, motivating and developing the highly dedicated staff.

As a suitably qualified and experienced professional, you will have the community and business acumen for Barkuma Inc to achieve its full potential.  A genuine affinity with stakeholders is essential as are outstanding communication skills, warmth, empathy, authenticity and an understanding of social policy within the new NDIS environment.

Make an enquiry to explore this career defining and fulfilling role guiding an entity that continues to make a genuine difference to the lives of people with a disability.

For further information on our client, please visit barkuma.com.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed and Bernie Dyer by email to 22690@hender.com.au  

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8849.

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HEAD OF STUDIES AND INNOVATION

Saint Ignatius’ College

Saint Ignatius' College, Adelaide is a leading Catholic, coeducational, day school conducted by the Jesuits and inspired by the Ignatian charism.  The College caters for over 1,400 students across an Early Years and Junior Campus (R-6) and a Senior Campus (7-12).

Established in 1951, the mission of the College is to provide a premium education that encourages students to a life-long development of their faith and service.  It aims to produce people of conscience, compassion, competence and commitment who make the world a better place.  The College has a proud record of excellent academic results and supporting all students to reach their potential.

The Head of Studies and Innovation is a key leadership role to facilitate collaboration amongst College leaders and enhance the education experience of students.  The role will address scope, sequence and cohesion in the areas of pedagogy, curriculum review and development, and academic care.

This role is responsible for ensuring that students at Saint Ignatius’ College have a seamless and integrated progression to each new learning stage through the early, middle and senior years.

The successful applicant will directly impact student engagement with learning through innovation and best practice and oversee staff professional development and formation in pedagogy.  Working closely with the Principal, Rector and College Leadership Team, he or she will be a role model for staff and students, with the warmth, energy, enthusiasm and capacity to motivate, inspire and give witness to a faith that does justice for all members of the College community.  As a leader within the Australian Jesuit mission, the new Head of Studies and Innovation will have an affinity with the Catholic and Ignatian spirituality and appreciate how this informs the College’s ways of operating.

For an application package, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit ignatius.sa.edu.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded expediently to Andrew Reed by email to 22659@hender.com.au 

Confidential telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Andrew or Julie Brennan on (08) 8100 8849.

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PROJECT MANAGER – FINANCE SYSTEMS

SEA Gas (6-9 month contract)

Based in the heart of the Adelaide CBD, SEA Gas is a natural gas transmission business that owns and operates 800km of essential pipeline infrastructure in western Victoria and South Australia, delivering to gas fired power stations and servicing industrial, commercial and domestic needs in both states.  Embarking on a transformational phase including a refresh of financial systems and business processes, SEA Gas now seeks a well developed project manager to support a critical financial system implementation.  

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and working as an integral member of the SEA Gas team, the role will develop and drive the project plan to ensure successful implementation and integration of changes to the finance system and related programs, including the associated reporting and business processes.  Specific responsibilities will include:

  • end to end project management and implementation;
  • identifying, developing and coordinating change management requirements within the business including communication updates, assistance to the business through transition and post implementation support;
  • designing and documenting new business processes;
  • providing guidance in developing a suite of management reports to meet business needs;
  • providing reporting against the project plan on milestone achievements, project risks, issues identification and resolution;
  • coordinating project meetings and decision processes;
  • ensuring effective communication and interface with suppliers/vendors;
  • conducting regular assessment on quality of outcomes to ensure project remains on-track and deliverables are met;
  • maintaining project management documentation, tracking how changes impact the plan and expected benefits;
  • leading user testing processes, data migration, training and documentation with the chosen supplier.

Candidates must demonstrate previous experience managing or playing a key role in delivering a comparable finance system implementation project.  Well developed project management discipline including governance and communications formats within a professional environment, and knowledge of issues involved with managing data migration are essential.  A background in finance/accounting and the ability to report to senior stakeholders and convey complex issues effectively will be important.  Relevant qualifications in finance/accounting, IT and/or project management are highly desirable.

This role is offered as a six to nine month contract with a go-live date of 30 June 2018.  Applications are therefore encouraged immediately to support a prompt commencement.  This is a great project opportunity to contribute to the future direction and transformation of a successful commercial business.  A competitive fixed term salary or contract rates will be offered with potential for a performance based bonus aligned to project outcomes.

For further information on our client, please visit seagas.com.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded without delay to Bernie Dyer by email to 22687@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Bernie or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8849.

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HEAD OF CUSTOMER

HAMB Systems

With its head office in the Adelaide CBD, HAMB Systems Limited (HAMBS) is a national technology company owned by 27 private health insurance funds across Australia. For over 25 years HAMBS has been a trusted provider of application software development, technical support, secure wide area network services and application hosting to a significant share of the private health insurance market. With a newly appointed CEO, the organisation is embarking on a transformational shift and now seeks a strategic, collaborative and service focused leader to drive the advancement of its customer excellence strategy.

This newly created influential position reports to the CEO and is part of a reconfigured Executive Team. It provides an exciting opportunity to influence a culture of customer centricity across the business, developing and driving a customer engagement strategy to achieve growth in customer acquisition, engagement, retention, partnership and advocacy.

The role will lead, empower and develop a team of approximately 40 highly capable and committed professionals across customer engagement, application support, service desk and IT service management, inspiring a collaborative, fulfilling and high performing culture.

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified and experienced leaders with a demonstrated track record of successful leadership in driving outstanding customer relationship and engagement strategies within a comparable B2B domain. High level strategic thinking and relationship building skills, IT and commercial acumen, authenticity, energy and a distinct focus on collaborative solutions development will be critical for success in the role.

This is a genuinely rare opportunity in the Tech sector in Adelaide. Shape the future of service culture, customer experience and growth while enjoying the outstanding and affordable lifestyle available in Adelaide.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit www.hambs.com.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Bernie Dyer by email to 22661@hender.com.au

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Bernie, Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell or Andrew Reed on (08) 8100 8827.

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GENERAL MANAGER, CORPORATE SERVICES

Professional Services Firm
  • Key Leadership Role

Our client is a successful and well-established professional services firm offering integrated advisory and planning services to a wide range of valued clients.  The firm prides itself on offering exceptional client service built on quality relationships. 

The team take an active role in understanding, advising and caring for clients and assist to build wealth, business capability, profitability and financial strength whilst, importantly, ensuring compliance and regulatory needs are met.

Reporting to and working closely with the Managing Director, the General Manager, Corporate Services will lead development and execution of strategic and business planning whilst embracing and championing a firm culture focussed on service, adding value, developing people, enhancing and improving processes and ensuring a sustainable and profitable business. 

The firm has exciting and fully funded growth plans that will see the business expand significantly through ongoing business development activity and strategic acquisition.

This role will manage the Corporate Services aspects of the firm including HR, Organisational Development, Business Development, Finance, IT, Marketing, and administrative operations.

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified professionals with vision, drive, energy and commercial acumen complemented by the communication skills necessary for success in this role. 

Exceptional leadership qualities, an understanding of contemporary management and organisational development practices and an entrepreneurial spirit will be highly regarded.  Direct industry experience in professional practices is not essential.

An attractive remuneration package, including incentives, will be negotiated with the successful candidate.  

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below.

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Julie Brennan by email to 22636@hender.com.au  Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Julie or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8827.

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SENIOR ANALYST

Discovery Parks

With Head Office in Adelaide, a growing turnover around $150m and 1,200 staff across more than 60 sites around Australia, Discovery Parks is a significant privately owned business and a genuine SA success story.  Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Senior Analyst will be responsible for providing critical business analysis and planning support. Key responsibilities include:

  • managing the annual budgeting process and quarterly reforecasts;
  • maintaining all finance department Excel models for internal forecasting;
  • completing financial and analytical reports for Board reporting;
  • assisting with month end processing, reconciliations and reporting;
  • leading, developing and motivating a small team;
  • completing ad hoc project accounting and analyst projects as required.

The successful candidate will be tertiary qualified with ideally CA/CPA status or working towards completion. Advanced Excel modelling skills are essential, as is the ability to analyse high volumes of data and present key insights concisely. This person will possess exceptional communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with stakeholders at all levels. Other attributes sought include drive, proactivity, good judgement, detail and completion focus, strong business acumen and the ability to prioritise competing demands.  Experience writing macros is desirable, but not essential.

This is a career defining opportunity to join a buoyant South Australian commercial entity as a key member of their finance team.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit discoveryholidayparks.com.au  

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 22649@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Justin or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8813.

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SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Sweat

Sweat is a global, leading and innovative technology company in the health and fitness industry.  A proud South Australian success story, Sweat has experienced rapid growth, with its app being the largest health and fitness app in the world featuring personal trainers such as Kayla Itsines (BBG and BBG Stronger), Kelsey Wells (Post-Pregnancy) and Sjana Elise (Yoga).  Employing around 70 staff (including both full time and contractors) the business is driven by success and energised by the future, poised to double in size by 2019. 

ABOUT THE ROLE

As a result of Sweat's success, an outstanding opportunity has opened up to join the Sweat team and be part of an expanding global business in this exciting growth phase.  Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, broad key responsibilities include:

  • leading and managing a team of in-house developers, identify gaps in team capability and drive initiatives aimed at resolving the gaps;
  • working between multiple platforms, primarily iOS and Android, as well as integrating with multiple departments, to ensure the build of a stable and scalable product;
  • coordinating and facilitating the on time delivery of high quality solutions through effective motivation, management and execution of the Digital Products Development Team;
  • planning, forecasting, resourcing and executing multiple releases at once;
  • monitoring progress of the team delivery on a daily basis, taking proactive measures to roadblocks or impediments in order to achieve deadlines and objectives;
  • improving efficiency, effectiveness and consistency of development practice by embracing ownership and continual improvement of the Software Development methodology;
  • influencing other teams delivery capability through the proactive management and championing of strong collaborative practices;
  • embracing and driving effective Architecture, Design and QA practices across the group that will facilitate a strong Continuous Integration and Deployment strategy;
  • planning, forecasting, resourcing and executing multiple releases at once;
  • using best practice and knowledge of agile methodologies to develop organisational standards, processes and procedures for the effective development of all digital products;
  • working with the Operations Manager to continually optimise work processes and procedures in order to drive efficiency and effectiveness, and help resolve operation problems as required.

ABOUT YOU

Applications are encouraged from individuals with strong experience in a practical agile environment using TDD to facilitate Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment.  The successful incumbent will exhibit a breadth of experience that has helped develop their value-add focus, as well as an ability to provide seamless performance in their role.  Our client is seeking applications from candidates who demonstrate:

  • experience effectively managing 5-15 person software development teams;
  • ability to manage 1-5 concurrent streams of work is essential;
  • delivery focused, innovative and collaborative approach;
  • have a minimum of 5+ years (or equivalent) experience in a practical agile environment;
  • excellent knowledge of Agile principals;
  • familiarity with effective SDLC management tools such as JIRA is highly regarded;
  • detailed understanding of Software Development methodology and the benefits of Waterfall, Incremental, Iterative and Agile lifecycles;
  • strong understanding of Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, TDD and Quality Assurance concepts;
  • ability to work within complex, structured environments;
  • ability to learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment.

The successful applicant will preferably have a degree qualification in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent. Agile and Project Management certification is desired.

WHAT SWEAT OFFERS

  • The opportunity to work for the world's number-one health and fitness app;
  • Career development in a business with a portfolio of renowned talent in the health and fitness industry, based around the world;
  • A positive work environment, where you are encouraged and supported to achieve success professionally, while contributing to a South Australian business operating globally;
  • Progression within a successful company, offering competitive remuneration.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and further information on our client, please visit sweat.com

Applications should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 22629@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8849.

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RESEARCH ADOPTION MANAGER

Water Research Australia Limited

Water Research Australia Limited (WaterRA) is a national not-for-profit company, established and funded by its members, to undertake collaborative urban and regional water research that delivers value to the vitally important water sector at the national and local scale. WaterRA is headquartered in Adelaide with a second office in Melbourne and members across Australia.

An exciting new opportunity has emerged for a Research Adoption Manager to assist it’s members in deriving the best value from research findings.

Reporting to the Chief Research Services Officer this newly created role within the Research Services team has main responsibility for driving the translation, uptake and adoption of research findings for members. Other key responsibilities include:

  • leading the development, enhancement and application of WaterRA’s research translation and adoption capability program;
  • contributing to the development and delivery of products and services that enable collaborative research and build capability among WaterRA’s members;
  • establishing and maintaining productive relationships with key stakeholders including water utilities, research institutions and other industry organisations; and
  • actively supporting WaterRA’s corporate business developments and improvements.

Tertiary qualifications in science, engineering, and/or communications or a related discipline are essential with operational experience in the water sector desirable. Experience in translation of technical information into knowledge outputs for varying audiences, along with experience in project management in an R&D or technical environment, will be integral to success in this role. Skills in science communication, technical writing, graphic design, digital media and use of visual packages will be highly regarded.

In addition to upholding and demonstrating the WaterRA values, the suitable candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to work autonomously and flexibly across multiple technical areas, and to establish and maintain strong stakeholder relationships. They will be proactive and positive, customer-focused, a good listener, innovative and creative, articulate and confident in presenting at events and facilitating workshops. Some interstate travel will be required.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a leading provider of research that benefits our community. There is flexibility for this role to be based in Melbourne or Adelaide.

For further information on our client, please visit waterra.com.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 22600@hender.com.au

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Justin or Gill Manser on (08) 8100 8849.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Lenswood Cold Stores Co-operative Society

Lenswood Cold Stores (LCS) Co-operative Society is an Australian owned co-operative with a turnover of $45m and generations of experience as a leading innovator in the apple industry.  Based in the thriving Adelaide Hills region, LCS is a major food producer supplying 70% of South Australia’s apples.  It fosters continuous research, development and innovation on an international level through its recently established subsidiary, Next Fruit Generation Australia.  

Reporting to and working closely with the Board and Members, the CEO will be the public face of LCS with responsibility for enhancing the brand in domestic and export markets, whilst maintaining quality services to growers.  Other responsibilities include:

  • leading and driving implementation of the Co-operative’s  short and long term strategy;
  • developing and implementing sales and marketing initiatives to support growth, innovation and commercial success;
  • providing effective leadership and oversight of finances, risk, compliance, people, culture and operations;
  • developing, managing and maintaining productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including growers, industry associations, customers and government entities.

The successful candidate will be a proven senior executive with experience in a comparable role leading strategic development and growth ideally within the fresh produce sector.  Excellent leadership, stakeholder management, strategic planning and financial management skills will be critical, complemented by superior commercial acumen, genuine enterprise and a strong focus on positive outcomes for growers.  An attractive executive remuneration package commensurate with skills and experience is being offered.  This is an outstanding opportunity to add value to this SA success story making a significant contribution to the new economy.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and further information on our client, please visit lenswoodcoop.com.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Bernie Dyer or Andrew Reed by email to 22516@hender.com.au

Telephone enquiries are welcome to Bernie or Gill Manser on (08) 8100 8813.

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SENIOR EXECUTIVE

Financial Services

Attractive remuneration package

This highly successful industry leader is well positioned for continued growth and success.  With its highly competitive service offering, the business delivers consumer focussed financial services nationally from South Australia.  This is an exciting Adelaide based opportunity with a business focussed on B2B sales and relationship management.

Working closely with the national Executive Team, this role will lead business operations in SA, driving commercial performance while ensuring Group initiatives are implemented locally.  Responsibilities of this broad and commercially focussed role include:

  • formulation of a comprehensive business plan in collaboration with the Executive Team, overseeing local implementation and assessment of operational performance;
  • providing pivotal information to guide business decisions and analyse opportunities for growth, supporting the Group Consumer Sales lead in building the sales pipeline;
  • proactively partnering with peers to identify efficiencies within the business and undertake analysis in order to optimise profitability;
  • working with the CIO to implement the Group Technology Plan and drive the technology strategy for relevant products;
  • providing leadership to the SA operations to positively impact engagement on site and the achievement of operational KPI’s.

The successful candidate will have significant financial services leadership experience and ideally hold tertiary qualifications in business, commerce or similar.  A proven track record working as part of a national team driving local performance and achieving sales objectives will be essential.  Contemporary leadership style, excellent team building and interpersonal skills will be required together with the capacity to operate within a national reporting structure. 

This position presents a tremendous opportunity for a well established, sales focused, commercially astute, financial services leader with the tenacity and drive to achieve business growth and performance objectives.

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed by email to 22518@hender.com.au

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8827.

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GENERAL MANAGER, RISK & COMPLIANCE

Experience Australia Group

Experience Australia Group (EAG) is an exciting and newly established dynamic national business, focused on bringing Australia’s most iconic experiences to life.  With its head office located in Adelaide, private equity owned and with an already impressive portfolio that includes Great Southern Rail, Cruise Whitsundays and Rottnest Express, this expanding organisation is fast positioning itself as one of the largest experiential tourism businesses in the country.  This is a rare opportunity to help facilitate EAG’s unique position at the forefront of Australia’s tourism industry.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the main focus of this role will be to establish and enhance a strong and robust business risk and compliance environment.  This role will be a first line of defence and provide guidance to the Executive Team and report to the Audit and Risk Committee.  Key responsibilities for this position include :-

  • delivering and executing risk and compliance objectives, and developing mitigation strategies;
  • continuously developing EAG’s operating environment, systems, policies and guidelines;
  • providing supervision, ongoing monitoring and testing of controls in order to strengthen areas of weakness within each EAG business unit;
  • acting as the first line of response for all enquiries from external regulating bodies;
  • assisting the CFO to implement, review and monitor EAG’s risk management framework and risk register.

The successful candidate will have a highly developed operations mindset with outstanding influencing and communication skills.  High attention to detail and ability to work with budgets and numbers is essential, as well as advanced problem solving and decision making capabilities.  The person in this role will need to be a critical change thinker, with an appreciation to drive growth objectives.

Experience in risk management, quality and assurance from within a service or manufacturing environment is essential, along with people management experience in a performance accountable environment.  Knowledge of the insurance industry is desirable.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit greatsouthernrail.com.au cruisewhitsundays.com and rottnestexpress.com.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded by email to 21820@hender.com.au

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Justin Hinora, Bernie Dyer or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8827.

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Track Record

Since 1993, Hender Consulting has been providing executive search, recruitment and associated services with an unwavering client focus and complete commitment to quality, integrity, authenticity, confidentiality, objectivity, responsiveness, independence and trusted advice. 

The firm now handles clearly more senior executive appointments than any other South Australian business and is widely regarded as the leading provider of executive search and selection in SA. This is underpinned by a significant portfolio of senior appointments. 

For the last decade or more, Hender Consulting has, on average, appointed a CEO or equivalent role every 24 days and two General Manager (C Suite) or Manager roles every week. Please click on the PDFs below for a list of past appointments we have facilitated. 

CEO or equivalent appointments 

General Manager (C Suite) and Manager appointments

Importantly, and as evidence of the satisfaction with the Hender service, virtually 100% of our work is repeat business, via referral or generated by selective tenders. 

We are also regularly re-engaged to recruit for executive positions years later after a successful appointee retires or moves on to a new opportunity. 

Services

Since 1993, Hender Consulting has been providing six core professional services within the human resources domain.

Executive Search

We are regularly engaged to search for key executives and managers locally, nationally and internationally. We invite you to review our Track Record and an extensive list of significant executive searches. 

Advertised Executive Recruitment 

The firm utilises a wide range of high profile print and online advertising mechanisms to attract a competitive field of applicants for key executive and management positions across South Australia. We invite you to review our Track Record for an extensive list of executive appointments. 

Remuneration Benchmarking and Advice 

Many of our clients engage us to provide independent remuneration advice in regard to executive, management and technically specialised positions. Due to our extensive and consistent recruitment activity across most industries, we are able to keep a constant finger on the pulse of remuneration trends in the South Australian marketplace. 

Independent Executive Performance Reviews 

We are regularly engaged to conduct confidential independent executive appraisals for a range of public and private entities. 

Non Executive Board Director Search and Selection 

Due to our extensive professional networks, the firm is regularly engaged to identify and appoint Non Executive Directors for both the commercial and not for profit sectors. 

General People and Culture Advice 

The highly experienced Hender Consultants are regularly engaged to provide formal and informal advice in the areas of human resources strategy, succession, retention, leadership, structure and culture. 

For a confidential discussion or enquiry regarding any of the services above, please call us on +61 8 8100 8888 or email our General Manager – Andrew Reed at andrew.reed@hender.com.au 

At Hender Consulting, we take an ethical approach to recruitment and associated services for our client – the employer. To this end, and due to the inherent conflict of interest that it creates, Hender Consulting does not provide commercial executive mentoring or coaching for candidates but can recommend highly competent providers of such services. We are also not providers of industrial relations legal advice but can refer you to appropriate professionals from our extensive and trusted networks. 

Our People

At Hender Consulting, our consultants and support professionals are carefully chosen based on experience, professionalism, authenticity, integrity, judgement and unwavering client focus. The firm has a remarkable and uncommon record securing and retaining some of the most experienced professionals in the industry and beyond. 

Having the most experienced and stable executive recruitment team in South Australia creates value for the client due to our: 

  • Capacity to understand, scope and deliver complex executive search due to our extensive professional networks and experienced researchers
  • Significant intellectual property regarding executive candidate calibre
  • Understanding of the key industries and demographics affecting the SA economy and labour market
  • Knowledge of current remuneration trends across disciplines and industry settings
  • Experience navigating the complexities, sensitivities, risks and communication strategy required during important executive appointments
  • Extensive experience assessing leadership traits through rigorous assessment methodologies
  • Capacity to conduct effective due diligence on candidates including but not limited to rigorous reference and qualification checking
  • Preparedness to offer objective, independent and well reasoned and researched advice without fear or favour

For more information on our highly experienced and stable consulting team click on the names below.

  • Andrew Reed

    General Manager

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    Andrew Reed

    General Manager

    Andrew joined Hender Consulting as a Senior Consultant in 2002, progressed to the Principal Consultant position and was appointed as General Manager in 2016. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Education. Prior to his consulting career, Andrew spent 15 years in leadership roles within the independent school sector. 

    During his time with the firm, Andrew has been entrusted by a diverse range of public and private entities to assist with the executive search for and appointment of the most pivotal roles within the organisation. He has recruited literally hundreds of Chief Executives, General Managers and other senior executives along with over 30 school Principals (see track record for more detail). 

    Andrew also provides high level strategic people and culture advice and consulting services such as independent executive appraisals, remuneration advice and structural reviews. In addition, he regularly partners with Boards in the search for and appointment of Non Executive Directors and regularly presents on leadership and broader people and culture matters.

    andrew.reed@hender.com.au

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  • Bernie Dyer

    Executive Consultant

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    Bernie Dyer

    Executive Consultant

    Bernie joined Hender Consulting in 2001, successfully establishing the firm’s executive contracting service as General Manager, Contracting. 

    Seeking to broaden her strategic human resources and corporate leadership experience, in 2007 she joined Bendigo and Adelaide Bank as National Recruitment Manager and Senior Human Resources Business Partner, providing strategic and generalist HR leadership and people and culture initiatives to support merger integration and business transformation. Returning to Hender in 2010 as Executive Consultant, she specialises in executive search and recruitment, independent executive performance appraisal, remuneration review and human resources consulting services. 

    Experienced across diverse industry settings and disciplines, Bernie has developed a specialist focus in tertiary education, local government, not for profit, aged care and the financial and professional services sectors. Her unique experience combining strategic human resources and consulting ensures she brings a genuine and thorough understanding of the client's need to every engagement.

    bernie.dyer@hender.com.au

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  • Justin Hinora

    Executive Consultant

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    Justin Hinora

    Executive Consultant

    Justin joined Hender Consulting in 2004. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Legal Studies, Diploma in Human Resource Management and he is an active member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. 

    Prior to joining Hender, Justin spent nearly 5 years with an Adelaide based international professional services firm. Throughout his extensive career in executive search and recruitment, Justin has been engaged by a diverse range of public and private entities to assist with the executive search and recruitment of literally hundreds of senior executive positions, including some of the most high profile and public appointments. 

    Justin’s consulting experience extends to CEO and GM appraisals, remuneration reviews and organisational structure advice.

    justin.hinora@hender.com.au

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  • Julie Brennan

    Executive Consultant

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    Julie Brennan

    Executive Consultant

    Julie joined Hender Consulting in 2016 as an Executive Consultant. Julie brings significant commercial, professional services, not for profit and finance industry knowledge to Hender Consulting from a successful career spanning more than 25 years as a Chartered Accountant. Having recruited, led and managed effective, high functioning teams as a CFO, COO, Partner and Senior Manager, Julie offers considered and valuable strategic insight to each assignment. 

    An experienced Non Executive Director and member of Risk, Finance and Audit Committees of investment, superannuation and arts boards, Julie also brings knowledge and firsthand experience of the governance needs of both large and small organisations. 

    Julie is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, holds a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting) from the University of South Australia, a Professional Certificate in Self Managed Superannuation Funds from the University of Adelaide and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    julie.brennan@hender.com.au

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  • Gill Manser

    Executive Consultant

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    Gill Manser

    Executive Consultant

    Gill has over 25 years experience as a recruitment consultant in both the executive and administration fields, sourcing candidates for permanent as well as contract roles. Since joining Hender Consulting in 2004, Gill has worked in permanent executive recruitment and search across a broad range of industries including federal, state and local government, professional services, financial services, health, aged care, education, the arts, wine, retail, manufacturing and a range of not for profit organisations. 

    She has ably assisted clients across a variety of disciplines including CEO and general management, human resources, finance, business development, marketing and communications, fundraising and sponsorship, project management, contract management, facilities management, engineering, planning, governance and corporate services. 

    Prior to joining the recruitment industry, Gill held generalist human resources positions within the retail sector and state government.

    gill.manser@hender.com.au

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  • Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell

    Consultant

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    Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell

    Consultant

    Lucy joined Hender Consulting in 2015 as a Research and Support Consultant, progressing to a Consultant position in 2016. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Development Studies from the University of Adelaide. Prior to starting at Hender, Lucy held a broad administration role with a private engineering and manufacturing company during her studies at University. 

    Lucy’s primary role within the Team as a Consultant is to provide support to the Executive Consultants by drafting job advertisements, appraisal and remuneration reports, interview assistance, executive search and research, reference checking and resume analysis. 

    With a natural affinity for the not for profit and community sector, Lucy currently volunteers for a Cambodian education focussed foundation, the Ponheary Ly Foundation, and is a Refugee Employment Mentor at the Red Cross.

    lucy.dinnison-mitchell@hender.com.au

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  • Emily Taliangis

    Consultant

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    Emily Taliangis

    Consultant

    Emily joined Hender Consulting in 2017, bringing her broad ranging media, communications and journalism experience. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Journalism, and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and Spanish. 

    Her primary role within the Team as a Consultant is to provide support to our executive consultants by drafting job advertisements, appraisal and remuneration reports, providing interview assistance, and conducting talent mapping, research, reference checking, and resume analysis. Emily also supports identification and development of appropriate promotional and communications strategies for client opportunities. 

    Emily has held various roles prior to her time in human resources, including producer for a news and current affairs radio program in Darwin, freelance journalist, and as a media and marketing consultant in the airport and entertainment industries. Her passion lies in the art of language, and the many exciting platforms through which we communicate today.

    emily.taliangis@hender.com.au

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  • Mark Hender

    Director

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    Mark Hender

    Director

    Mark Hender is one of Australia’s most experienced executive recruiters, having worked in the industry for more than 30 years. Mark established Hender Consulting in 1993 and is the Managing Director of the Hender Group.

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Andrew Reed

Andrew Reed

General Manager

Andrew joined Hender Consulting as a Senior Consultant in 2002, progressed to the Principal Consultant position and was appointed as General Manager in 2016. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Education. Prior to his consulting career, Andrew spent 15 years in leadership roles within the independent school sector. 

During his time with the firm, Andrew has been entrusted by a diverse range of public and private entities to assist with the executive search for and appointment of the most pivotal roles within the organisation. He has recruited literally hundreds of Chief Executives, General Managers and other senior executives along with over 30 school Principals (see track record for more detail). 

Andrew also provides high level strategic people and culture advice and consulting services such as independent executive appraisals, remuneration advice and structural reviews. In addition, he regularly partners with Boards in the search for and appointment of Non Executive Directors and regularly presents on leadership and broader people and culture matters.

andrew.reed@hender.com.au

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Bernie Dyer

Bernie Dyer

Executive Consultant

Bernie joined Hender Consulting in 2001, successfully establishing the firm’s executive contracting service as General Manager, Contracting. 

Seeking to broaden her strategic human resources and corporate leadership experience, in 2007 she joined Bendigo and Adelaide Bank as National Recruitment Manager and Senior Human Resources Business Partner, providing strategic and generalist HR leadership and people and culture initiatives to support merger integration and business transformation. Returning to Hender in 2010 as Executive Consultant, she specialises in executive search and recruitment, independent executive performance appraisal, remuneration review and human resources consulting services. 

Experienced across diverse industry settings and disciplines, Bernie has developed a specialist focus in tertiary education, local government, not for profit, aged care and the financial and professional services sectors. Her unique experience combining strategic human resources and consulting ensures she brings a genuine and thorough understanding of the client's need to every engagement.

bernie.dyer@hender.com.au

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Justin Hinora

Justin Hinora

Executive Consultant

Justin joined Hender Consulting in 2004. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Legal Studies, Diploma in Human Resource Management and he is an active member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. 

Prior to joining Hender, Justin spent nearly 5 years with an Adelaide based international professional services firm. Throughout his extensive career in executive search and recruitment, Justin has been engaged by a diverse range of public and private entities to assist with the executive search and recruitment of literally hundreds of senior executive positions, including some of the most high profile and public appointments. 

Justin’s consulting experience extends to CEO and GM appraisals, remuneration reviews and organisational structure advice.

justin.hinora@hender.com.au

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Julie Brennan

Julie Brennan

Executive Consultant

Julie joined Hender Consulting in 2016 as an Executive Consultant. Julie brings significant commercial, professional services, not for profit and finance industry knowledge to Hender Consulting from a successful career spanning more than 25 years as a Chartered Accountant. Having recruited, led and managed effective, high functioning teams as a CFO, COO, Partner and Senior Manager, Julie offers considered and valuable strategic insight to each assignment. 

An experienced Non Executive Director and member of Risk, Finance and Audit Committees of investment, superannuation and arts boards, Julie also brings knowledge and firsthand experience of the governance needs of both large and small organisations. 

Julie is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, holds a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting) from the University of South Australia, a Professional Certificate in Self Managed Superannuation Funds from the University of Adelaide and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

julie.brennan@hender.com.au

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Gill Manser

Gill Manser

Executive Consultant

Gill has over 25 years experience as a recruitment consultant in both the executive and administration fields, sourcing candidates for permanent as well as contract roles. Since joining Hender Consulting in 2004, Gill has worked in permanent executive recruitment and search across a broad range of industries including federal, state and local government, professional services, financial services, health, aged care, education, the arts, wine, retail, manufacturing and a range of not for profit organisations. 

She has ably assisted clients across a variety of disciplines including CEO and general management, human resources, finance, business development, marketing and communications, fundraising and sponsorship, project management, contract management, facilities management, engineering, planning, governance and corporate services. 

Prior to joining the recruitment industry, Gill held generalist human resources positions within the retail sector and state government.

gill.manser@hender.com.au

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Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell

Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell

Consultant

Lucy joined Hender Consulting in 2015 as a Research and Support Consultant, progressing to a Consultant position in 2016. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Development Studies from the University of Adelaide. Prior to starting at Hender, Lucy held a broad administration role with a private engineering and manufacturing company during her studies at University. 

Lucy’s primary role within the Team as a Consultant is to provide support to the Executive Consultants by drafting job advertisements, appraisal and remuneration reports, interview assistance, executive search and research, reference checking and resume analysis. 

With a natural affinity for the not for profit and community sector, Lucy currently volunteers for a Cambodian education focussed foundation, the Ponheary Ly Foundation, and is a Refugee Employment Mentor at the Red Cross.

lucy.dinnison-mitchell@hender.com.au

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Emily Taliangis

Emily Taliangis

Consultant

Emily joined Hender Consulting in 2017, bringing her broad ranging media, communications and journalism experience. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Journalism, and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and Spanish. 

Her primary role within the Team as a Consultant is to provide support to our executive consultants by drafting job advertisements, appraisal and remuneration reports, providing interview assistance, and conducting talent mapping, research, reference checking, and resume analysis. Emily also supports identification and development of appropriate promotional and communications strategies for client opportunities. 

Emily has held various roles prior to her time in human resources, including producer for a news and current affairs radio program in Darwin, freelance journalist, and as a media and marketing consultant in the airport and entertainment industries. Her passion lies in the art of language, and the many exciting platforms through which we communicate today.

emily.taliangis@hender.com.au

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Mark Hender

Mark Hender

Director

Mark Hender is one of Australia’s most experienced executive recruiters, having worked in the industry for more than 30 years. Mark established Hender Consulting in 1993 and is the Managing Director of the Hender Group.

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Candidate Experience

At Hender Consulting we are committed to providing the best service for our clients while ensuring a positive candidate experience. We understand that employment changes can be a time consuming, emotional, challenging, and – ultimately – a career defining process.

When applying for a role through Hender Consulting you can be assured of a professional, responsive and confidential experience.

To ensure the most positive candidate experience, we commit to:

  • Protecting your privacy
  • Responding to all emails and phone calls expediently
  • Providing opportunities to make phone enquiries
  • Acknowledging receipt of all applications
  • Advising both successful and unsuccessful candidates
  • Providing feedback to unsuccessful candidates who have been interviewed
  • Providing as much information as we can about positions within the limits set by our clients
  • Independently and objectively assessing your application against the selection criteria set by our clients
  • Advising you of the identity of any entity receiving your resume before it is sent
  • Only contacting referees where we have gained your permission to do so
  • Making our client aware of your application where it is broadly in line with the selection criteria
  • Assisting you with your successful transition into a new position

Your Application

When applying for a position, we strongly encourage a cover letter to accompany your resume. This letter should capture your motivation and transferable skills and experience. We also recommend that your resume ideally has your qualifications and a career summary (date, entity, position) on the front page.

We encourage a separate application for each position. We will not register you against a specific role unless you express an explicit interest. It is advisable to send applications from a secure or private email address as you will receive an auto response confirming receipt.

At the end of a recruitment process, we will keep your resume and contact details on our system in accordance with our Privacy Statement unless you request they are removed. You may then be contacted in the future regarding different opportunities.

As part of our standard due diligence, we confirm any claimed qualifications with the relevant institution and encourage you to only list qualifications that can be verified. Please indicate if any qualification commenced was not completed or conferred.

To review and apply for a specific position, please go to Positions

To register your career details on our confidential system, please send your resume to register@hender.com.au

Contact

HENDER CONSULTING
Level 5, 81 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Tel +61 8 8100 8888


To register your career details on our confidential system please send your resume to register@hender.com.au


To consider and apply for a specific position please click here