First listed on: 19 March 2024

Sustainability Implementation Lead


About the role:

Dairy Australia is looking for a Sustainability Implementation Lead to facilitate and support the administration, governance, consultation processes and stakeholder engagement underpinning the Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) Sustainability Framework (ADSF) and manage the supporting mechanisms that inform the dairy industry and Dairy Australia investments and focus in sustainability program and policy development.

This role will be an integral part of the Sustainable dairy team and ADSF and as such, will develop and foster strategic relationships with key industry stakeholders and ADSF members will be essential to the role. 

The key responsibilities of the role include :

  • Provide strategic oversight of the administration, governance, and consultation processes of the ADIC Sustainability Framework, ensuring that it functions efficiently and effectively to help deliver dairy industry sustainability objectives. 
  • Establish and manage appropriate consultation mechanisms and committee structures to support the ongoing growth of the ADIC Sustainability Framework 
  • Play a vital role in the ongoing development and maintenance of stakeholder relationships. This includes fostering collaboration, building, and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Work with the DA Sustainability Commitment Managers, the Sustainability Steering Committee (SSC) members, Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) and Australian Dairy Products Federation (ADPF) to develop and maintain a fit for purpose national consultation process for the sustainability program and policy development, including effective reference groups and taskforces.
  • Commissioning appropriate materiality reviews, ADSF reporting and other evidence to support the information and reporting requirements. 

About you

To be successful in this role you will have excellent people and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse range of influential people, organisations.

You will bring a strategic lens to ensuring that the Sustainability Framework delivers for the broader dairy industry and is supported and underpinned by strong governance and processes.

We want to hear about your:

  • Ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships with key industry stakeholders and SSC members. 
  • Work with key industry leaders and members, as well as external stakeholders and groups as part of coordinating the ADSF and the Industry Policy Consultation Mechanism
  • Demonstrate a broad awareness of the sustainability agenda and how this intersects across the dairy industry 
  • Demonstrated experience of project management, including the ability to develop, implement, manage, and deliver programs in a multi-disciplinary and cross-functional team environment. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • To be a team player with a flexible attitude and demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multi-skilled team and/or autonomously to achieve project outcomes. 

About Dairy Australia:  

Dairy Australia’s role is to provide services that benefit and advance dairy farm businesses and the industry. These services deliver value by enhancing farm business management, supporting farm employment needs, driving herd and feed innovation, managing climate and environment, promoting Australian dairy and commitment to sustainability, supporting policy development, growing international markets and responding to critical issues and events such as floods and bushfires.

Our Vision and Values: 

At Dairy Australia, our vision is simple, to be leaders in shaping a profitable and sustainable dairy industry. Our passionate and talented people share this vision and make an impact each day through their commitment to our values of: 

  • Farmer First - Farmer needs guide our purpose 
  • One Team - We work together to achieve great things 
  • Innovative Thinking - We embrace new ideas and learning as we go 
  • Decisive Action - We make informed decisions and move quickly to implement  

About your work life with us:

We aim to provide benefits that promote the overall wellbeing of our employees. In joining our team, you will be rewarded with: 

  • A flexible working environment – work from our newly renovated office in Southbank CBD, your home office, on the road visiting stakeholders, as well as connecting with your colleagues and stakeholders virtually 
  • Being a key member in our supportive and high performing team of experts in their field 
  • A caring, values driven and innovative culture - we are open to each other’s ideas, we love to innovate, we act with integrity and are driven to find the best solutions for our employees and stakeholders 

Next steps:

We strive to offer an efficient and positive recruitment experience. If your motivations and skills set lines up to what you’ve read, please “Apply Now” 

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